After Gaile married, Michael & Mai returned to S.E.Asia to Bandar Sei Begawan, Brunei where Michael joined a small team (an administrator and an engineer) to commission the new hospital. After the Declaration of Independence he formed a local company to complete the hospital project and two private clinics in the Sultan's palace. Mai's paintings were in demand (see Gallery) and they were very happy there for four and a half years.
With our boat moored at the bottom of the garden it was easy to explore islands at sea, rivers and swamps. Since 1962, in Singapore, boating has been a family passion.