Monday, June 1, 2009
The Walled City
Our hotel room in Kuala Lumpur had satellite tv and one night we caught the movie Aeon Flux. For those who have not seen the movie, it occurs in the future when the earth’s population has been decimated by a virus and the only remaining people live in a protected wall city. The walled city is portrayed as an ultra modern, efficient, and highly governed city, much like Singapore. Crossing international borders is never easy, but we had to go through customs and immigrant since Singapore is a mecca for SE Asians to find employment. We had read about the border crossing and was prepared for the full body scans, signs everywhere stating bringing in illegal drugs would mean immediate death penalty, and being respectful by covering up tattoos.After getting off the bus at the border, making our way through the paperwork, immigration, metal detectors, and rushing with our fellow bus passengers to the pickup area on the other side where our bus, along with our luggage, lay waiting to take us into the wall city.