Sunday, March 4, 2012

Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur my first graduation trip

Disclaimer: This post has been revised, keeping the original post content but without photos due to technical issues and i couldn't retrieve the photos.
Travel period: 4-8 March 2012

Hello readers! I have just returned from my short graduation trip with my friends. It was a random decision as we was having house visiting during the CNY period that we suggested to go for a graduation trip that includes, Chanel, Kiwi, Kangrui, PC & me! Chanel volunteer to be the planner and we were on a budget after just graduating so she managed to work out the sums and each of us pay $90 for our entire trip to KL & Genting.

Everyone was having their own plans , PC was planning to sign on as a regular in the army, Chanel is trying her luck as a air stewardess with Scoot, KR as well going for interviews to all the airlines, i had accept the job offer after my internship so was due to start my full time job in the hotel upon graduation, Kiwi was going to be enlisted in the army soon so this was a very meaningful trip for us before we start on our goals. Everyone had very clear objective except me. I had not figured out what i want yet.

Anyway, the $90 per pax includes the accommodation cost, coach ticket 2 way as well as the outdoor themepark ticket in Genting! On the day itself, we arranged to meet at 7pm in the evening to take the night coach at Farrer Park. We had our dinner in city square mall at Saizeriya Italian restaurant. It was the first time i dine in this restaurant, no GST or service charge for their foods, in fact most of it cost below $10.

When we was about to board the bus, Chanel realised that she has forgot to bring the tickets out. I think we was panicking but fortunately, she found the auntie that she bought the ticket and we were issued new tickets to board the bus. The whole journey took about 6hour. Halfway the journey, Chanel has tried to ask the driver that we wanted to alight at this place called the central market but the driver does not understand english and there were some miscommunication, base on my understanding, i think he was trying to tell us this bus does not alight at the central market.

Eventually, we had to alight the bus at one of their stops. We couldn't even figure out where we are. Haha, after checking out the place that we alighted, we figure that we will need to take the train to reach our hostel in KL. I recalled walking over a bridge, it was dark and despite in a place that we are not even familiar with, in the middle of the night at 4am. It's heartwarming that we didn't have any squabble or complaints. As i am writing this down, i think we are pretty amazing. Hahaha.

The first train starts at 6am, so our plan was to wait for the first train while hanging around in this sheltered place, fortunately, kiwi's friend who stay in KL drove and found us. We didn't purchase any mobile data so i think it was a miracle he could find us and drove us to our hostel while using the aid of a GPS.

Chanel booked the 6 bedded dorm. so that we can have a room to ourselves. I thought it was a unique experience to stay in a hostel for the first time. As the hostel opens at 8am, we couldn't enter because it was only 6plus am when we arrived. We tried to ring the doorbell but no one answered the door so eventually we pull our luggage to the nearby kopitiam to have our early breakfast first. I was getting sleepy by then and wanted to rest. By 8am, we manage to enter the hostel. Chanel was talking with her colleagues and issuing to us each a set of clean bedlinen for our beds. Before we enter the room, we knock on the door but was pretty shocked there were two other person inside.

I think they were kind of pissed that we interrupt their sleep even though we didn't turn on the main light but using the mini lightbulb to make our bed while settling in. I remember one of them blurted out asking us 'do you guys really have to make the bed like right now?' We didn't really had a choice because we were tired by then. I think we were very brave to share a room with some strangers and for me, i think i fall asleep without even worrying that they might took our stuffs while we was asleep. We tried to be considerate despite us checking in early by not turning on the lights but they were not very considerate to us as they woke us up later when they turn on the main switch light to check out. The person complained to the counter upon their check out and questioning the staff their policy of allowing others to check in early and commenting that we were noisy. Hahaha, well but that is the most they could do i guess to express their frustration?

Generally, it's comfortable during our stay in the hostel. Shall update more on our activities in KL in next post. Till then!