08 July 2010

Spotted at SIN

I saw this out the airplane window a few months ago on my way to Jakarta.  You can't really tell from this blurry picture but the writing on the side of the plane says "State of Kuwait."

Just as we were about to pull away from the gate, 3 or 4 big black Mercedes-Benz sedans pulled up and discharged their passengers who quickly boarded this private jet, shielded by bodyguards and minders holding black umbrellas.  Made me wonder what was going on!  A meeting of the heads of the Kuwaiti and Singaporean sovereign wealth funds?  A deal to export crude from Kuwait to be refined into gasoline and petrochemicals at Singapore's refineries?  Or maybe they just wanted to enjoy some whiskey and cigars and karaoke?  Mere speculation...

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