Singapore to Kuching
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Had a VERY long day today. We left the hostel at 10am to make our way over the Straits of Johor to fly out of Senai Airport, near Johor Bahru in Malaysia. AirAsia, the local budget airline, flies from there at about one tenth the price of flying direct from Singapore to Kuching. We took the MRT to Kranji and then the Causeway Link bus, the total cost being less than A$8 each. The only hitch is that you have to get off the bus at the Singapore checkpoitn (with all your gear), get back on, drive to the Malaysia checkpoint, get off with all your gear, then get back on the bus on the Malaysian side. The taxi touts outside the checkpoint tried to insist that there were no buses at all from there to the airport, but they all looked a bit silly when we pointed to the bus we were about to take!
Had a bit of a look around Johor Bahru because the City Lounge screens showed our flight was delayed by an hour, but not much to see really. When we got to the airport to check in, the flight was delayed another two hours and we finally got to our hotel i nKuching FIVE hours late! We did get a free feed from the airline though, so you can't worry too much. Bed at the Telang Usan hotel was most comfortable that night. It's a mid-class hotel run and owned by one of the local communities, and quite adequate for our needs. Should be a good week.