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Maarof Kassim

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  1. Hi, I sent a friend to the LCCT yesterday afternoon. After that I dropped by Oscar Hotel for a quick spotting. The oil palm trees are taller now. Here are what I got. Eva A330 Emirates A340
  2. I only learned about the term 'bulis' after opening this thread (started by T. Azahan) yesterday. Surprisingly no bulis were around yesterday.
  3. Long time no spotting. I went to the LCCT to send my wife to Bandung with her siblings. After saying farewell I went to Oscar Hotel after a lapse of months. Here are what I got. Taj Mahal. Sneeze tripple. Nepal. Indonesian Air Asia. My wife is in the plane. First time seeing this MH 737 with winglet.
  4. Do I sense something similar here? A few days ago Sime Darby annoounced they were buying the National Heart Institute (IJN). The next day the men in power said 'No. Privatisation of the hospital will burden the man on the street'. Now the same Sime Darby are saying they are building their airport, a private one. Maybe in the next few days the same men in power will announce 'No, a private airport will burden the man on the street. We will develop KLIA instead'. We are facing a bye-election, remember.
  5. Bernama got it wrong then. But I think the batch of pilgrims went to Madinah after landing at Jeddah.
  6. The first flight went to Madinah, not Jeddah. Please see here: http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v3/bm/news_lite.php?id=371480
  7. That's what I want to know. Normally ealier pilgrims will go to Madinah first. In this case some flights land directly at Madinah - like my case last year. Those who land at Jeddah will have to take the boring bus journey to Madinah. They will stay at Madinah for about eight days before going to Makkah by bus. Later pilgrims will go to Makkah after landing at Jeddah. They will go to Madinah by bus after performing their Haj. Whether they will return home from Madinah or Jeddah is a different question.
  8. Sorry, now I know that the plane is touching down at Jeddah. Are the pilgrims going to Madinah or Makkah first?
  9. Excuse me Fitri, is it to Jeddah or Madinah?
  10. In Mina I met a few Singaporean pilgrims who came through our Tabung Haji. They must have embarked from Senai, Johor. Yes, being few they are not that significant. After all our authorities should take care of our people first, shoudn't we?
  11. We mentioned MH, MAB, the State Governments and the Federal Government. But nobody mentioned Tabung Haji, our own Hajj authority. Every year there were non-Malaysian pilgrims who performed the Hajj through our Tabung Haji. Mostly Singaporeans I was told. So opening the scope to Thais is possible, if it is not done already. Another thing to consider. Tabung Haji has plans to shift their Kelana Jaya complex to the LBJ area. This will ease the transit of pilgrims from domestic airports like AOR.
  12. I know the problems caused by relatives flocking to the airports to welcome their loved ones back from the Holy Land. But to really understand it you have to be a pilgrim yourself. To meet your loves ones after performing a Muslim's last ritual is beyond words.
  13. When I did my Hajj last year I was put in group or KT 17. The majority of the pilgrims were from North Johor, Kelantan and Kedah. There were only four of us from Negeri Sembilan while they were pockets of people from KL, Selangor and Malacca. For me this mixed group was fun. But with TGG coming in it looks like much of the fun will be gone. Capt. Nik, does the situation change for Saudi (HZ) flights too?
  14. Pilgrims performing the Tamattu' Hajj will have to travel by bus from Jeddah to Madinah. This is a boring bus trip.
  15. Sorry for being late. Last Sunday 13th July I intended to photograph the derailed goods train near Kuala Sawah, Rantau, Seremban. But I was refused entry by the KTM Police. So I went to KLIA instead. First shot, Carlolux. Reminds me of the Beatles White Album. My first Williams Also my first large fonted AK Long time no see Yemenia Also long time no Ladang spotting. After this Eva I felt really scared. Then I went to Weather Station to join Jon Kong and Norman. But had to leave early due to the rain. Bye.
  16. I flew on a Saudi Arabian 743 for my recent Haj.
  17. I was in KT too, this is the proof.
  18. Did AK consult anybody about their grammar?
  19. Trying to translate in laymen's lingo: not only that, can buy new aeroplaplanes, invest here and there, cannot pay other people's money, ceo airasia.........guys, acting like a child in wanting a debate with Idris Jala, what a joke after that creating havoc in tv3 news about MH, that the government is unfair to them, how can you get the same treatment like what MH gets, they had been in the aviation business for 61 years, now they want more flights to S'pore, like the old saying (lierally - given the hand now you want the thigh...don't entertain AK.... Sorry if I got them wrong.
  20. The news said the Police had caught four of the robbers. I hope they got it right!
  21. Up-dating mine : Malaysia Airlines (B734, DC-10, A332, A333) Pelangi (F50) Merpati (F28) Garuda (F28) All Nippon Airways (ANA) (A321) Air Nippon (ANK) (B735) Air Asia (B733, A320) Saudi Arabian Airlines (B747-368, B747-168)
  22. Sorry, wrong again. Yeah Globespan. Actually I caught it on 8th February 2008. Please see my post #177 on KUL RWY 32L, Winter '08. Also Jonathan's post #20 on this thread. Happy Birthday, Jon!
  23. I saw on TV, it is not Biman but Globescan. I stand corrected.
  24. http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/Tue...icle/index_html No other planes ah?
  25. Dedicated to the photographer down there.
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