Weekend Trip to Singapore
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Still with so many issues to address, I left the office before 9pm to prepare for this abrupt trip. I met Mike near his place and we took cab going to Masjid Jamek to meet Ria, which was already waiting at One Cafe Restaurant. Since we still have enough time before midnight, we decided to take our dinner there. Actually, I was still thinking of going back to the office to check my emails since it’s just few steps away from there. But my friends stopped me and tied me up on my seat.
At exactly 12 midnight, 3 of us went straight to the bus station where we meet Earlene. I was already on vacation-mode, eager to ride the bus and have a nice sleep but only until a little over 1am when we got up to our bus (as usual late). The bus was hideous! We were seated on the back row.
After few hours in this dreadful bus ride, we arrived on the 1st stop over. We all did our thing and bought “teh tarik” before heading back to our horrible bus. All this time, Earlene thought that we’re already in Singapore. She was so happy, even starting comparing Singapore to Malaysia blah blah blah. But the truth is, we’re still in Malaysia! How could she tell that she’s already in Singapore if, in fact, she still paid Ringgit in the coffee booth bwahaha.
This ain’t my first time here so I somehow know where to go. We took a bus that will bring us to the nearest MRT station. After transferring from one train to another, we finally reached our 1st destination, Earlene friends’ unit (sorry I forgot where it is, but it’s far away from civilization, it’s like a remote area from nowhere bwahahaha). Earlene and Ria will be staying here while Mike and I, as planned, will look for a cheap hostel in the city proper. After a quick shower and sumptuous breakfast prepared by the host (thanks Me-ann), Mike and I ran out and headed straight to Bugis Backpacker Hostel.
Earlene friends brought us to this Indian place which again I forgot the name of the restaurant (sorry for that hehe) and had some chit-chat. I like Indian food but not as much as I love Malay food. I wasn’t really feeling well that time so after the dinner, Mike and I went back to our place while the girls still went out to hit the bars.
The next day, with no plans on our heads where to go after our breakfast @ McDo (where else?), Mike and I went to this infamous mall for OFWs (Overseas Filipino Workers) LUCKY PLAZA! Truly, you can see a lot of Filipinos having some good time.
Anyway, I heard from my friends that Jurong Bird Park is a nice place to see, so I convinced Mike to go there instead. We were supposed to take a cab to bring us there but for some reason, there wasn’t any available cab passing by.
With the help of our “kababayans”, after riding the train alighted to the last station and from there riding a bus, we managed to arrive in Jurong Bird Park. Damn it took us more than an hour to go there, imagine that. The place was impressive, the animals were in good health, a lot of species to see, and the place isn’t crowded at all. There’s even a mini monorail inside the park. Mike and I spent the whole afternoon in this incredible place.
With little time left, we ran like a bullet and hopped hastily from one train to another to reach our hostel as fast as we could. We changed clothes, checked-out, and rode a cab to bring us to the meeting place. We arrived just in time, less than 5 minutes before the bus scheduled to leave. Earlene and Ria were worried because the bus attendant already informed them that they will be leaving in a short while and they can’t be late just for us. Anyhow, we made it through so we’re happy.
Our horrible bus experience going to Singapore is totally opposite to what we’ve experienced going back to KL. Because this time, we made see to it to experience relaxation on the road. We bought an expensive ticket in a 1st class bus ride to KL.
We arrived at KL on time. We let Earlene took the 1st cab since she lives far from KL, while Ria, Mike and I shared on one cab since we all live close to each other. We dropped Ria first on her condo followed by Mike and lastly myself. I arrived to my unit just before midnight, called my parents that I’m back home, took a quick shower and head straight to my bed to rest in prep for the next day in the office.