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Hot News - October 2005   (October 7, 2005)

Website statistics: In September we were able to welcome on our website 22'996 visitors
                                from 118 (= record) different countries  who did 423'456 (= record) hits
                                (August = 20'836 visitors - 104 countries - 376'524 hits)
Singapore is already history again. It was by now our third visit to Singapore, when we got back our
LandCruiser on September 21st. Unharmed and without any problems, it was released from its
"container-prison" to the road after nearly two months of being on high seas. Two days later, we left the
island- and city-country of Singapore via the causeway bridge to Johor Bahru.
Currently, we are in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. Like Singapore, now also Malaysia and soon
Thailand too, they are not new countries for us, because we visited them already between
October 1993 and March 1994 after we arrived from Australia and before we left for Oman to tour the
Middle East. This makes us now driving the distance of 1'200 miles to Bangkok faster than usual. What
surprises us up to now the most, is the incredible construction boom here within the last 12 years. This
concerns not only all kind of buildings (skyscrapers, government buildings, shopping malls, condominiums and
towers), but also the amazing creation of a huge highway system. We are going to stay a little longer in Kuala
Lumpur, because we are scanning now 1'400 selected slides to put them later online. With these pictures from
our first 12 years of travel we would like to make our website more interesting.
The peninsula of Malaysia will get soon its rainy season. It is very hot, humid and muggy and the rains are
increasing. On the other hand, the precipitations North of the 10th degree latitude are diminishing in
November, what will make by then our visit to the still unknown countries of Indochina more enjoyable.


On July 7th, 2005, we were able to celebrate after a journey through 150 countries the car's
600'000th Kilometer - very prosaic before the post office in Cayenne/French Guiana.
Are you interested into the LandCruiser History, prepared by Toyota Motor Sales USA?
(after some loading-time please klick "IN LEGEND" and afterwards "HAIR TO MAGELLAN
- and you will see that we already belong to it too!)




Rupununi Savannah
(Sept. + Dec. 2002)


Iwokrama Forest
(Dec. 2002)


"Capital Georgetown"
(Jan. + Febr. 2003 + Jan. - April 2005)



"Dutch History in the Tropics"
(March 2003 + May 2005)

French Guiana

"French Europe in South America"
(April-May 2003 + June-July 2005)


+ added from our Carribean "cruise":

          St. Vincent & die Grenadinen    (Sept. 2003)

+ added from our Carribean "cruise":

          Grenada    (Aug. 2003)

+ added from our Carribean "cruise":

          Trinidad & Tobago    (June - July 2003)

+ added from a earlier visit to the USA:

          Las Vegas    (Millennium change)

+ added from our Arabian Peninsula round trip:

          Pictures from Yemen (May-June 1996)

+ Flashbacks of our Worldrecordtour:

          Pictures from "all the continents" (Oct. 84 - April 97)

+ Follow-ups about Toyota-Experiences:

          Encounters resp. "Ups + Downs" with Toyota Companies since 1982


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