When a date for the training was finalized, we booked my ticket to fly over and meet Jim the day after he was done. Then I checked out several travel guides from the library and we began to select places we'd like to see. Our itinerary changed several times because there was just too much to see and not enough time to see it all. We finally decided on the following: Melaka (where Jim would be doing the training), Singapore, Borneo - specifically the City of Kuching in Sarawak, and Kuala Lumpur.
Jim flew out on Februrary 21st. The training was scheduled from February 25th - 29th in the city of Melaka which is about 2 hours south of Kuala Lumpur (or KL). Both he and his co-worker had a day and a half to recover from jetlag.
Jim's accomodations and the training were in the Renaissance Hotel in Melaka. Although not as centrally located as other hotels in the city, it was very nice with little touches like fresh flowers,
and a nice view of the city.
Week One ended with a successful program and Jim receiving a gorgeous plaque. He also had time to get a good lay of the land ahead of my arrival.
Coming up next.... I arrive.