I’m writing this sitting in the Golden Lounge at Heathrow, as I wait for my Malaysia Airlines flight to Kuala Lumpur this evening. A month or so ago the PR for Malaysia Airlines approached me to see if I would be interested in a food story in KL and in Penang, with chef Richard Corrigan, who has developed dishes for their new inflight menu,
Of course I jumped at the chance, as I lived in Malaysia, in Ipoh, before university, and have travelled there more times than I can recall since. (I even speak a little Bahasa Malaysia.) I would travel a long way to eat Malaysian food: it is utterly wonderful.
Because it is a long way to travel for a short trip, I asked to have my outward bound flight brought forward to today, so that I could make a side trip to the Philippines, to take up a long standing invitation to visit The Farm at San Benito, a holistic retreat about an hour and a half south of Manila.
Then the awful events of last week happened and, of course, MA postponed the press trip activities, as they have much more important things to deal with now than a bunch of lifestyle journalists. However, they have very kindly allowed me to keep my flights, to experience the inflight menu – of which more later, and visit Kuala Lumpur, and so I am off to Manila tonight via KL, and then spending two nights in KL on my way home.
See you in KL tomorrow!