Day 3, time to leave Malacca for KL.
We had unpleasant experience, we ordered Grab to get to Central Malakka, but we waited sooooo long. I’ve already booked 3 bus tickets from easybooking.app for 9.15 am.
Once we got the Grab, it was an old taxi with (Maaf rasis) brown driver and he rejected us since we had big luggage and he didn’t bother to open car’s trunk. Zzzzzz it was over 8.30 am something trip to the bus station took 15 mins
Luckly, the hotel’s receptionist knew a call driver, price was higher (Grab fee RM 15 vs rented taxi RM 25), the heck…we didn’t have the choice.
Arrived at Malaka Central, we rushed to the counter to exchange the ticket. Jadi biar sudah booking via app, dapat QR code, kita masih harus tukar dengan fisik kartu / boarding pass. Ya macam tukar tiket kereta di Gambir lah. -____- Tukarnya di counter, bukan pakai mesin. Kena biaya lagi 0.70 cent /booking.
And it was a loooooooonggg line, I was so desperate and asked the young people in front of me. Is it possible to board at 9.15 am since it was 9.10 am already.
It was 3 local young adults taking break before going back to uni I guess, they let us cut the queue and suddenly another counter was opened. Kakak langsung antri di sana ( to save time) I stick to the initial counter. Saya dah gemeteran, booking tiket lagi kayaknya. Ngga mahal sih, bertiga kurang dari RM 50.
And puff…the clerk at the new opened counter was quick, we secured our boarding pass and rushed like hell to the waiting bus area!!! And we made it on time…..fiuhhh….
It was actually my third experience taking long-haul bus in Malaysia, first was in 2011 from Penang to Kuala Lumpur, second was from KL to Johor Baru with the kids in 2013, when #2 poo at the bus. What an embarrassing experience but now we laughed about that.
Off we go to the capital city through a very smooth asphalt. Kenapa di negara sendiri ngga bisa semulus ini aspalnya ya :(.
Suddenly, the bus took exit from toll road and arrived at Seramban Bus Station and many passengers hopped off.
gee I worried I hopped on the wrong bus!! I asked a young lady with her son, she had no idea where the bus is going but she was headed to Penang, I assumed the bus made several stops, not a direct one. Pantes tiketnya murah , ada yang RM 60 an soalnya.zzzzz
Seramban seems a small city but nice. Pamulang kenapa ngga bisa rapih kayak gini ya.
Another one hour, we arrived at Terminal Bersepadu Selatan. The terminal was nice back in 2013 now it even better. Kakak was sleeping the entire trip, when we arrived at TBS, she thought we arrived in airport.
Anyway, we took grab to hotel, the driver was an Uncle who (from what he said) would fly to Bali after Chinese new year.
Nothing special in KL, arrived around 1 pm, we couldnt check-in yet so off to KLCC. We stayed around the area.
We said goodbye around 10 pm, the girls must work on the next day of course.
Kids off to Bukit Bintang by themselves. They are young adult anyway, no need chaperone anymore, wkwkwkwkwk.
I contacted Peni, my friend from college who had lived in the city for 10 years. Last time I saw her back in 2015 I think.
Since she was free, she drove us around. To have breakfast in mansion tea stall, Chinatown, Lapangan merdeka, mesjid Jamek (during praying time) later had coffee in Kenny Hills bakers.
Around magrib, we bid farewell. Hope to see her in Bintaro again ;). then spent the rest of the night near KLCC.
Time to go home.
Flight was delayed by 3 hours due to severe weather.
I was (of course) broke :)) but it was our first trip since 3 years, kids now grow up, with blink of eyes, I have to paid 3 adult tickets for everything, everytime!!!! Hahahahah!