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We are all packed and ready to go. Our kit is stored back in the container at TLH for next time, all specimen paperwork is completed and people are killing time in their rooms or by the pool.

Our check in time is 14:00 and our flight to Singapore departs at 15:25. From there I (Mark) will catch Emirates flights to Dubai and then Birmingham, the first departing at 21:25. The rest of the team will pass through Immigration into Singapore. Hinrich will get the German members of the team ensconced in the hotel and then return to the airport for his Lufthansa flights home via Frankfurt.

Sven, Max, Lukas, Mirco and Laura will have one day in Singapore, the world famous zoo being at the top of their must-do list as biologists, before they catch the same Emirates flight as myself to Dubai (but 24 hours later) and then their connection on to Frankfurt.

The bar at the Timor Lodge Hotel
Simon and staff in the kitchen of the
Timor Lodge Hotel - one last spag bol
Hinrich, Max, Sven and Laura dining
Mirco and Lukas playing pool

The tenth phase of the Reptile and Amphibian Survey of Timor-Leste is at an end and now we start on the writing of reports and the descriptions of new species.

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