as some of you guys know... i postponed my bkk trip to november. as my leave was still on, my mum and i decided on impulse to head to kl.. by train...
we booked a night train from kl which costs us only 42 ringgit. headed to jb for a movie and makan and caught the train at 11plus at night. one thing that surprised me about jb was the great service i received from mcdonalds.
mum was craving the chicken porridge from mcd and we went to order it, the staff told us that we had to wait for 45 minutes. we were fine with it as we had nothing to do while waiting for our night train so we sat and chitchatted. to our surprise, 2 cups of coke and a small packet of fries were delivered to us, complimentary of the fast food restaurant! wow. great service!
anyway more about the night train... the night train takes about 7 - 8 hours from jb to kl, longer hours and more expensive than coaches but i rather prefer the train than coaches (unless its the vip coaches) as i can stretch my legs, there's a washroom available and i dont get motion sickness with trains as compared to coaches. i prefer the night trains and usually you'll zzz the whole trip. pics!
check out the third pic from the left! the number of motorcycles in jb! anyway mum and i chose the beds for the night trains, there is also the normal seats but that would be too uncomfortable for the long journey. and 2nd pic from left, 2nd row is a pic of my bag with my name stitched on it, courtesy of dear angie who got it for me from korea! thanks sweets!
as everything was imprompto, we decided to book the first hotel we saw in chinatown (or otherwise known as petaling street).
we chose hotel malaya which had a rather good offer. 230 ringgit for 3d2n in standard rooms, daily breakfast, lunch at the cafe and 1 hour of internet surfing.
the rooms were ok, nothing fab, no windows though but we just needed a place to crash and they allowed us to check in at 8am. lol. though the daily breakfast there was rather horrid. *pui*
but the lunch at the cafe was goooooooood! we were given 30 ringgit to spend and it was more than enough. we ordered the yummy chicken in a basket, the delish ramly-taste-alike-burger, cheesecake and 2 softdrinks and we only had to top up 4 ringgit. service was good and i loved the ambience and the old pictures there.
main mode of transport: the train. what irritates me was that there is no one linkage for the trains like the trains in singapore, we had to get off the train and walk a bit of a distance to another station to take another trip. e.g. north east line = one train service run by abc company and the east west line is run by xyz company. doh. so at 'cityhall' i had to get off abc train and walked a bit to xyz train. DOH!
another bummer was the weather. it rained both days. grrrr. was stuck at the train station for an hour plus. zzzzz.
had a rather sinful lunch at sushi king, it seemed that my whole trip is all about eating. yum. had my katsu curry, jellyfish and all that yummy stuff. we stopped for donuts at dunkin donuts after that. my tummy has increased 3 times. yikes!
and we had dinner at the chicken rice table (or was it place?) we decided to try the butterchicken offer. the meal consisted of the butter chicken (so-so only), roasted chicken, mango salad, oyster chai xin and kueh paiti. not bad. i think i ate too much chicken during my trip..
went shopping at petaling street, klcc, bukit bintang and sungei wang.. but most of my time bought stuff from petaling street. some of those sellers damn idiotic, quote those ridiculous rates and i just walked off. dont take me for a fool lor and i spoke malay to them! idiots. after i walk away, they would call me back and drop their rates. dohhhhh! -_-". in the end didnt shop much and decided to makan more. shall leave the shopping when i'm at bangkok! 😉
had dinner at the roadside stalls, decided to try their stingray. was surprised at first when we were served this chilli looking dish with lotsa ladies fingers. turns out that the stingray was hidden below them. the chilli tasted much different from sg's and surprisingly less spicy but overall yummy and cheap too! though hygiene level was ... just dont look at them cooking, and u'll be fine.
that concludes my trip to kl. have now became a fat roll. sooooooo sinful. but i enjoyed myself and it was a great time to catch up some quality time with my mum. and i could see she really enjoyed the pampering and is looking forward to the kl trip.
but overall, i wouldnt want to head to kl again if possible as the shopping was so-so, price close to sg's price, would rather top up a bit more for bkk and shop till i drop! but so far, not a bad experience.
till the next holiday!