Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Hazy Malaysia

Its a little after midnight here at the Sunny Spring condo, so its actually Tuesday already. We came from Kuala Lumpur and it was all hazy, due to the fire coming from Indonesia. Here was how we travelled to "Malysia truly Asia" from Singapore.
We booked a bus at the Lavender MRT station which is also the starting point of the bus journey.
Ticket for a bus seat costs S$28 or roughly P840. This is not the cheapest nor the most expensive, but this was the price we got from the Lavender station.
It was a five hour trip from the Lavender Station in Singapore to Kuala Lumpur.,
By the way, Singapore, roughly the size of Siquijor island, is just south of Malaysia.
Both nations are connected by a bridge. So one can travel from Singapore to Malaysia, and vice versa via bus.
From Lavender Station, passengers get off in Singapore to have their passports stampped by Singapore immigration. Then we alighted back to the bus until we reach Johar Bahru (Malays call it "J.B."). We alighted from the bus again to have our passports stamped (entry) to Malaysia.
Then it is relatively comfortable bus ride all the way to Kuala Lumpur.
The significant structure that identifies Kuala Lulmpur is the Petronas twin towers which used to be the tallest buildings in the world. It is also famous because it was the location of the movie "Entrapment" which starred Cathrine Zeta Jones and ex-James Bond Sean Connery.
We only had a few hours in Kuala Lumpur as we decided to head back to Singapore on the same day.
We took the 12:30 p.m. bus at the Puduraya bus station.

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