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S6a baths and Iresh water showers are a welcome addition to the creature comforts of passengers. The dining saloon is situated immediately below "le kr'dge, on the same level as the cabins, the promenade deck and the COsy smoking and music room, further aft. . The menu on board is xceptionally good and, together with the nicely iced refreshments of exery kind, forms one of the features on board a K.P.M. liner. The A(c)tendants (jonges or spada) are Malay boys and must be praised on account A f their smart appearance and polite, quiet behaviour.
It is advisable to rise at 6 a.m., and after an enjoyable bath (mandi) partake of tea or coffee, which is brought by your cabin bov (Kamar jonges). Dress lightly, and spend the early morning on deck, being the best part of the day. Breakfast is served from 8 to g o'clock, and at 11 a.m. tasty ices are handed round, which are always much appreciated ; at i-'.30 luncheon (tiffin) is announced. After a pleasant repast the usual practice is to retire for a siesta till 4 p.m., when tea is taken round, both on deck and to your cabin. The time be-foore dinner is usually filled in by games, and, in this respect it will be admitted, a large variety is ^ kept handy for selection.
A ut 6.30 the dressing bell is heard; a second warning is given at 7, lnd dinner is announced. The route being: almost all the way across a
j ni sea, this function is attended by the whole of the passengers and "ngs to a close an all too short day.
Although only three years on the Australian "run" the captains and A 'ticers have won golden opinions for their uniform kindness and courtesy ' Passengers, who always say a reluctant "farewell" on the completion A f a i
journey with a distinctive character of its own.