Monday, February 27, 2012

After a long silence, I'm back (sort of)... My wife and I just had a broadband connection installed at our rented apartment in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia today! We arrived in Malaysia on February 1, and we spent the first three weeks getting over jet lag, getting re-acquainted with old friends, and looking for a place to live. We moved into our apartment on February 17, and Pat promptly got sucked into a conference at the University of Malaya (where she taught from 1983 to 1986) for five days. Only now are we getting some additional furniture and things like broadband internet hooked up!

The photo to the right shows you the brand-new Sinaran condo complex... it's so new that it's only 30% filled, with more people moving in every day. We're in unit 11-K, which I've marked on the photo. The flat belongs to Faridah Begum, a good friend of an old friend of ours. She bought it for her mother, whom she'd hoped would move in, but who, in the event, decided to stay put. Faridah had just decided to put it up for rent, and was telling her friends about it, when we showed up in Kuala Lumpur!

We are located in the Taman Tun Dr. Ismail (TTDI) section of Kuala Lumpur, and the entrance to our complex is at the approximate latitude-longitude pair of +3.140623, +101.627676 in decimal degrees. The image below shows a Google satellite imagery of our building while it was under construction.

View Sinaran Condominium in a larger map

If you're wondering where Malaysia is, just use the "zoom out" (minus) keys in the map above until you can locate the country in the world!

With hi-speed internet now back with Pat and me, I will start producing additional tutorials and such on the Township GIS website, as well as working on long-delayed web maps for TART and Acme Township.

Stay tuned!