Smeagol stuck in penang

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Nov 26th, 2008, 09:14 PM
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Smeagol stuck in penang

i just exchanged a number of e mails with nikki....she is stuck in penang at the E&O...not a bad place to be stuck....they flew to asia from london on eva and they are scheduled to fly out of bkk....

they are going to sit back for a day or two and see what happens...

too bad she put so much into planning this trip....

she spoke with tong this AM....tong reports many cancellations...
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Nov 27th, 2008, 06:24 AM
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I can think of much worse places to be stuck. Well, if they have to stay in Penang they will have fewer flights and Muffin will be happy!.

Send my best wishes to her and tell her to enjoy!
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Nov 27th, 2008, 07:16 AM
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Bob please pass on to Smeagol that it could be worse, she could be stuck in Solihull!!
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Nov 27th, 2008, 09:08 AM
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Eat some curry
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Nov 27th, 2008, 06:34 PM
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Fish head curry!
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Nov 27th, 2008, 09:15 PM
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Hi everyone - yes still at the E & O who are being wonderful and rebooking us in day by day.

plan B may be fly home via Singapore (which is a gutter as our BKK flights were in biz and they will ned to be in Economy but at the mo we will be glad to be back home!!!) actually i don't mind when it is just would like to have a plan. Muffin is currently by the pool and i thought i would check in here.

I have put a bit more about our predicament on Filmwills thread. I am grateful we were not one of those poor people in Mumbai and this is indeed a great place to be holed up.

Will let you all know how we get on
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Nov 27th, 2008, 09:17 PM
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meant to add when i spoke to Tong she suggested we DO NOT make our way to BKK (we were thinking of taking the train)also at least in Malaysia we can still get home in BKK who knows when.

Crellston LOL!

Now where did i put my suntan lotion.....
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Nov 28th, 2008, 06:56 AM
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Enjoy the E&O - it is your vacation after all.

I'm sure it's disconcerting to not know how you are getting home. I can't remember which airline you are flying - any chance you could fly out of KL?
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Nov 28th, 2008, 10:12 PM
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The curry in Penang is outstanding this time of year
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Nov 29th, 2008, 04:52 AM
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We had a wonderful stay at the E&O just a couple of weeks ago. And we loved Penang. My trip report will be forthcoming but if you are still stuck there, I would recommend doing a heritage walk with Joann, who is one of the guides at the Blue Mansion. And our dinners at Ocean Green and Red Garden were two of our best in all of SEAsia.
Nonetheless,I am sure it is nervewracking and hope you escape soon.
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Nov 29th, 2008, 09:18 AM
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From Penang Firefly have flights to Phuket and Samui.
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Nov 29th, 2008, 11:53 AM
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i understand that THE queen has sent her personal plane to rescue muffin and his lass from penang...
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Nov 29th, 2008, 01:36 PM
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nikki - it is freezing here in blighty - make the most of being stranded in the sun...
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Nov 30th, 2008, 07:14 PM
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i have just heard from nikki....they are at the singapore airport on their way home....muffin has had very severe food poisoning the last few days but is able to take the flight....they lost their business class seat as they had to transfer to singapore air from eva, but at least they are on their way home, having totally missed thailand....
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Nov 30th, 2008, 07:35 PM
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Thanks for the update, Bob. So sorry Muffin is ill and they lost their Biz seats.
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Nov 30th, 2008, 09:06 PM
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just had notification our plane has had to be changed ARGHHH oh well not by too long, using the free internet at Changi.I have flown out of here many times but terminal 3 is something else. Will do a trip report when i get back its been an eventful 2 weeks and am gutted we missed out on BKK and Tong.

We did have the option to fly out of U-Tapeo but we couldnt get there in time and to be honest would have taken best part of a day by train and bus and we have since heard it is CHAOS there.
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Glad to hear you are on your way. I agree, flying out of Changi is a better idea than U-Tapeo!
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