Friday, January 13, 2006

2005 Journey Recap - Malacca Trip (3)

The next day, for some reason, Aki suddenly wants to go to see KL. So in the morning, we changed our plan and after having the breakfast at the hotel, we set off to KL instead. We took the route 19 to KL, meaning we retraced our way to A'Famosa by taking the route 5 - M7 - 19 via Alor Gajah, before joining the North-South Expressway (E2) at Alor Gajah. The journey from Malacca to Kuala Lumpur was about 1.5 hours due to the high volume of traffic around Seremban.

Once reaching KL, we immediately went to Central Market (Pasar Seni), near Chinatown and drop my wife and my parents there, to do some shopping. Meanwhile, I drove the car with the kids to Berjaya Times Square shopping mall, on Jalan Imbi. I intended to take the kids to the indoor theme park there, however it turned out to be that they couldn't stand the noise there, especially the noise generated by the indoor roller coaster. So I took them for a monorail ride to KL Sentral and back, and guess what, the kids enjoy the ride very much, especially Irza. Especially, since we were seated near the driver so he can look around and also watch the driver drive the monorail.

We met my wife and my parents (they took cab from Central Market to Berjaya) and then we had lunch at the food court on the 10th floor of Berjaya Times Square. We then took the opportunity to do some shopping at the huge shopping mall after lunch, before going to the car park and ready to set off for a return journey back to Singapore.

We left Berjaya Times Square at 4pm, and reached Johor Bahru at around 8pm. Again, I decided to try our luck by taking the causeway instead of the second link, and guess what, there's almost no traffic along the causeway. It was so smooth that we even reached the Singapore immigration checkpoint without queueing! Alhamdulillah... In less than half an-hour, we were already finding ourselves on the BKE towards our home.

It was a great trip, and we will surely come back again.

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