How was everyone’s weekend?
Ours was quite an adventure, at least compared to our normal weekends.
Monday is holiday in Singapore (and Malaysia) so 4 friends, hubby and I decided to go out to Johor Bahru for seafood lunch. Of course, lunch does not pass without capturing the food’s sumptuousness!Lunch is at Bamboo Restaurant No. 1 Jalan Sutera Satu, Taman Sentosa, 80150, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia Tel: +607-3313180 Taxi fare from City Square to Taman Sentosa: RM 12.00, approx. 10 minutes drive
Over lunch, we decided to take the trip further, so we went to Kuala Lumpur. 🙂Kranji MRT to Larkin Bus Terminal (by SBS bus no. 170): S$ 1.39, approx. 40 mins. travel time, depending on time spent at Singapore and Malaysia immigration checkpoints. (No need to fill up white/embarkation cards at Malaysia checkpoint. They are substituted with stickers printed by the officer after scanning your passport. Thumbs up!) 😀
Larkin Bus Terminal, Johor Bahru to Bus Terminal Pudu Sentral, Kuala Lumpur: RM 50.00, approx. 5-6 hours travel time.
Kuala Lumpur (KL) is the capital of Malaysia, and it is known for the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, the tallest twin towers in the world to-date.
Because this trip is unplanned, we do not have any hotel bookings. Did I mention that the holiday this Monday is Hari Raya Aidilfitri? Actually, it’s on Sunday that’s why the hotels and hostels are all full. We went in to every hotel/hostel in Chinatown, hoping that we can find a place to stay for the night. Luckily, we got 2 rooms at D’ Oriental Inn just a few seconds before one backpacker asked for vacant rooms.
Our bus schedule back to Singapore is at 2pm the next day. We finished brunch at 11:30am, so we have more time for wandering around. The boys and I went to Batu Caves. It’s a 20-minute train ride per way, just enough time to see the place and come back to catch our bus.
KTM train from Kuala Lumpur to Batu Caves: RM 1.00 per way
Yes, we went up! 😀
On our way back to Kuala Lumpur, the train stopped for 30 minutes. That means, the bus left without us. And that means, more time for more adventure! 😀
I have always wanted to ride the train from KL to Singapore, so we took the chance to do that this time. We booked for the 11pm train back to Singapore. It was exciting!
KTM Intercity train from KL to Singapore: RM 35.00 per way, approx. 7.5 hours travel time.
Upon reaching Singapore at 6:30am, we had to rush home and get ready for work.
We had fun and we’re definitely hoping for another adventure soon… 😀