8 Dec 2011 – Away from the Maddening crowd…
Sun: the immigration on the Malaysian side is brand new to me and the formality of filling up of paper forms is now redundant, just finger prints. Quite sensible and eco-friendly, ie no wasting of paper! Trips to KUA (in the state of Pahang/Malaysia) are usually about eating and this time round is no exception, except this is the first time taking the bus there (app 7hrs with stops). One way fare SIN-KUA S$29. KUA-SIN 29MYR/S$12. Total S$42.
Mon: appreciations to auntie Mo-Kit for dinner, accommodations for a night and driving me to return (borrowed on previous trip) the family records to father’s cousin (paternal grandfather LAM Song Kee’s half brother’s son) who lives in KUA. The energy does not stretch out to this branch, so hopefully someone in this branch will be interested to take the interest to fill in their data and we can joint the branches!
Tue: walked around near Mega Mall and the mall where there are Christmas decorations of balloons and Angry Birds cupcakes in the Deli!
Wed: sunrise walk by Hyatt Hotel, Grateful to LayWah for driving us around.
Wed: Tkx to Pat Chee for sharing her piece of paradise@KUA Tembeling resort, a peaceful rest by the sea.
Thu: back to the concrete jungle and the maddening crowd but do look forward to meeting Harry’s friends who will be visiting from HKG.
The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp – John Berr
No need to fill forms? Maybe it only works if they already have your records?
7 hours is a long time. You can fly to Japan in that time. But the scene is worth it. I haven’t been there in a long time.
The Malaysian immigration is quite civilize. If you have filled in the form, they will also take it but with the new passport and this new chip, I think everything just a swipe-thru’ process and finger sensoring like our SIN passport control for SIN citizen seems to be the way to travel nowadays.
7hrs includes rest stops, picking up, dropping off passengers and lunch stop plus the immigration on both SIN and Malaysian sides is OK. Also the roads on part of the Malaysian coast are winding and narrow. When you have the time, it is a nice way to travel and inexpensive. I enjoyed the rides as we had good drivers both ways.
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