I put in my application for a visa at the Chinese embassy yesterday. They said it would be ready by Wednesday. I wanted to get a move on, so I paid for the express visa and pick it up Monday morning. I booked my AirAsia flight to Shenzhen today for Monday afternoon. I bought just a one way ticket. It seems this is more of a problem with the airlines rather than the immigration.
The flight from KL to Shenzhen was just over $200 – not bad but it would have been cheaper if I booked it earlier. I watched Geelong beat Collingwood last night. I walked by an English pub and it just happened to be on. The pub was full so I sat down at a table with some English guys. They had no idea what was going on, so I had to explain a bit of the rules.