There are no rest days at the UTM KL Masters but today there is only one round so the rest of the afternoon the players are free.
Abdul Haq took the opportunity to arrange a bus for the players and off the players and arbiters went for a sight seeing tour around Putrajaya.
Roslina brought along WIM Nafisa Muminova for the outing and I took the opportunity to take a picture with her. I missed the chance to take a picture with any of the chess players during the KL Open. At least I have one now.
First stop Alamada shopping complex.
Ankit from India commented that he had delicious ice cream at the shopping complex. (Mc Donalds – chocolate twist cone)
Yee Soon Wei seen coming out after having bought a collection of books at bargain price (RM5 per book)
Then the Putrajaya mosque.
Ankit and Rajasuba putting money in the collection box at the entrance of Masjid Putra.
It’s their first time here. Mine too :)
Shoes off when entering the mosque.
Funny weather, sunny with occasional drizzles and all of gloomy with heavy storm clouds looming.
Grandmaster Saidali joins the rest of the group later at the mosque.
Husband and wife arbiter team, Anggun and Ana.
A nice outing as it certainly good to take the mind off the routine of round robin chess for half a day. I don’t know about the players but I for one feel refreshed. Also, it was good to have some time to actually talk to some of the players.
PS: I regret forgetting to do a “surround” picture of the mosque :)