II have been fortunate to have made quite a few trips to Southeast Asia. In every case, until now, the route of flight had been from east to west — New York to Tokyo and then south southwest from Japan to the South China Sea. This trip was west to east. After departing from Frankfurt, Germany we headed South of Prague, north of Vienna, north of Istanbul across the Black Sea toward the Caspian Sea with Baghdad to the south. From there north of Tehran and then south of Delhi and acorss the Bay of Bengal to pass over the Andaman Sea toward Phuket, Thailand which is on the west side of the South China Sea. The final leg was near Penang west of the Strait of Malacca and then south over Malaysia. Singapore is south of Kuala Lumpur and north of Jakarta, Indonesia.