Scary Saudi

Travelling again, in Saudi now after a 26 hour journey..for a job I don’t have, yeah I’m jobless remember 😛

15 hour transit in Dubai, erg….at least they gave me a hotel so I could pass out for a few hours, they didn’t feed me though…which is bad! Well some people might say it’s good *looks at his waistline*

At first there was no hotel as promised, then finally found someone who knew what they were talking about and managed to get a room.

Then finally got on a flight to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia..that’s where I am now.

I already had a pre-approved business visa in my passport when I arrived, so I thought all would be smooth…

But no, a bunch of us ended up in a dingy smokey little office wondering what the hell was happening, apparently there was a problem with the ‘system’.

It was like something from a movie, the guy at the desk was throwing passports around, scowling and banging the desk.

I thought…that was not a good place to be.

Nice airport, but horrible immigration, it took forever, there was no order in the queues and the immigration officers made the Malaysian bunch seem polite.

Eventually got through, then there was no hotel pick-up as promised. I paid myself for an over-priced taxi to some 2 star dump near the partners office.

No Internet, No Iron available to guests..

Not sure what’s happening in Saudi now but every hotel is fully booked, I should be shifting to a half decent place tonight.

Sick like a dog too, sore throat, glands up…for once I can safely say, life sucks!




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18 Responses to Scary Saudi

  1. teddY November 7, 2006 at 5:05 pm #

    Dropped by your blog several times and found it to be an interesing one.

    But is it really necessary to proudly announce someone else sexual orientation online? And yeah, why should you poke your nose into other people’s stuff? And you must be some prophet or not how can you judge a person’s sexual orientation by just reading his blog?

    Please do get a life. I do not want anymore finger-pointing and blaming.


  2. suanie November 7, 2006 at 5:08 pm #

    must be stopover to check out saddam’s trial bla bla. or something.

  3. spiller November 7, 2006 at 5:45 pm #

    well, at least you get to do some drifting in BMW 7 series 😉

  4. v0ices November 7, 2006 at 6:04 pm #

    teddY: what finger-pointing and blaming?? You seem to be doing it yourself.

    Honestly, it’s getting boring and draggy. Come’on ST, time to come out of the closet. We all know you like pink and like to jump in your pictures.

  5. teddY November 7, 2006 at 8:20 pm #

    I’m definitely not blaming. It’s stating the fact.

  6. Slinky November 7, 2006 at 9:22 pm #

    Could have been worse if you have internet connection but 90% of the sites are being filtered out by their ISP.. Hahahahaha

  7. v0ices November 7, 2006 at 9:30 pm #


    Below is extracted from comment that you made in smashpop’s

    For the one who did childish stuff please get a life. Life is not worth to be wasted on defaming someone, getting into jail and munching on royal curry rice.

    Bleh. Dumb people. We have lots of them on Blogsphere. Leave them alone. Either they’ll get bored of doing that or they’ll simply grow up from a big baby to a real person.

    So…. ST can’t be the prophet to identify gays but you can be the prophet to identify dumb & childish people. Hmmm….

  8. earl-ku November 7, 2006 at 9:34 pm #

    eh the temperature is kinda hot in that part of the earth around this time rite …

  9. ShaolinTiger November 7, 2006 at 10:52 pm #

    teddY: Oh I proclaimed it? I thought I was asking a question, dear great one do educate me. Or are you confirming Smashp0p is gay? Thanks. BTW the only one finger pointing and blaming here is YOU.

    spiller: Haha I wish…have yet to see a car here without multiple dents/bumps/scratches.

    v0ices: Don’t waste your time, teddY is clearly retarded as would be expected from someone with a url like ‘teddy-o-ted’. And yeah I already posted I’m metro..I love pink shirts and oops I dropped the soap…

    Slinky: Not too bad actually just and some others blocked, flickr has been unblocked so expect some pictures! Photography used be banned in public here too..

    earl-ku: Actually it’s cool season now, it’s not TOO bad, but it’s still as dry as a camels armpit.

  10. Intensecure November 8, 2006 at 5:15 am #

    Having had the worst nightmares just getting into and out of Malaysia at certain borders, despite fully legit paperwork, I can only sympathise deeply.
    BTW – I linked you on my new potential blog, hope you don’t mind, let me know if not. Cheers.

  11. cheekky November 8, 2006 at 9:59 am #

    used to live there (but in jeddah)… and yeah its a sh!thole

  12. Chen November 8, 2006 at 9:59 am #

    i feel like i’m back in school.

    “I do not want to hear anymore finger-pointing and blaming.”

    who died and made him blog headmaster?

  13. tigerjoe November 8, 2006 at 10:50 am #

    Bro, you do realise that KSA is strictly dry, booze-wise. If you are available for hiring perhaps you ought to surf the Qatar Petroleum, Qatar Gas or RasGas websites – vacancies are aplenty (inc. in IT), wages are competitive and you don’t have to turn into a teetotaler.

    “I do not want to hear anymore finger-pointing and blaming.”

    O rly? But what if other people want to?

  14. ShaolinTiger November 8, 2006 at 2:53 pm #

    Intensecure: Yah no worries man, links are always welcome, no need to ask 🙂

    cheekky: Yeah..lousy at place, at least Jeddah is by the coast right? Haha.

    tigerjoe: Yeah I did realise that before I came…I wasn’t planning to come here actually just a favour, I’ve resolved the problem anyway 🙂 I shouldn’t be here too long.

  15. James November 8, 2006 at 9:15 pm #

    Maybe you could ask her to come and live in Malaysia, make the long distance relationship a shorter one. 🙂

  16. cheekky November 8, 2006 at 10:39 pm #

    yeah jeddah was on the coast…. which made for a nice view… but it was still as boring as sh!t unless you went to the american embassy parties to get hammered. it was alrite for foreign women tho cause they usually had loads of clubs and societies and organised things to do cause they weren’t allowed to work

  17. Faez November 8, 2006 at 11:28 pm #

    Hey, are you still in Saudi? Let me know if you’re ever coming down to Jeddah.. I’d be glad to show you around. No worries, I’m a Malaysian.