The last day of the conference saw us visiting a school in Kuala Lumpur. Amazingly, during our trip to and from the school, the conference organisers arranged for a policeman on a motorbike to clear the way for us. It was quite remarkable to see the motorbike weave through the lines of cars with the siren blaring, the policeman directing the heavy traffic and beckoning our coach to follow in an animated way. It brought out lots of oohs and aahs and of course endless clicks of camera shutters from the mesmerised passengers, who no doubt were suddenly made to feel very important. We were like some sort of royalty or diplomats.
"It's a once in a lifetime experience - police motorbikes are usually behind us, not in front of us," I quipped and drew some laughters from my fellow passengers.