Friday, July 20, 2012
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
I went to Kuala Lipis today which is estimated around 200km from Subang (oh, I forgot all about setting the mileage meter for today's drive). It basically took me a 2 and half hour drive from the start of East-Coast highway in Gombak where you need to pay RM5 at Gombak toll booth and another RM3 at the Bentong toll booth. It was a very peaceful drive as the whole stretch of journey were not burden with heavy traffic unlike travelling in Kuala Lumpur city centre. Personally, I don't fancy the idea of driving alone towards the town as the road is rather quiet and there are no pitt-stop in between Raub to Lipis, so am lucky to be able to have a good friend accompanying me for the trip.
Geographically, Kuala Lipis town is located at the confluence of the Lipis and Jelai rivers and used to be the administrative capital of Pahang for 57 years from 1898 to 1955 until Kuantan was picked as the new capital. The town is currently segregate between the old town and the new town to cater for the expansion of populations. The central part of the old town of Kuala Lipis is rather quaint one-street town rows of Straits Eclectic shophouses facing opposite each other in similar planning like those found in small towns all over the Peninsular Malaysia.
The most interesting part of Kuala Lipis is the legendary "0" milestone located closed-by to the Post Office in Kuala Lipis. It was said that it represent a distance marker used by the old, pre-independence British administration as well as marking the centre of Kuala Lipis. It was also said that it was the marker of Kula Lipis being the central town in Malaya back then. Current fact was, Temerloh is the central town of Malaysia.
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Friday, July 13, 2012
If I were in a relationship with this particular 'somebody', it has never come across my mind to get a picture of us together, not until today. But for start, I just managed to snap 'his' photo just to proof that I have been meeting up with 'him' for the past 6 years. Of course, our courtship has not been seriously romantic, nor did we ever involved with any count of intimacy but at certain time it just boiled-up my brain to a certain extend that I do feel like 'he' need a good spank!!
Wanna see 'him'??
Sunday, July 8, 2012
I'm on the move so much that I come to appreciate the expression of the skies while on the go, other than those static moment while I'm at each traffic light junctions. Here is one of those moment. The sun is setting and it creates a diffusion spread at the horizon which gives an awesome ocher hue to the sky. And the silhouette of those trees sort of framing it up (of course I wish that particular tree in the middle were not there, but nothing much could be done then and then). Still, it is lovely.
Saturday, July 7, 2012
An opportunity of going to the 'Night Market' which is literally translated from what we called here as 'pasar malam' before the evening getting darker. So we are able to have a better view of the local produce. This rare opportunity of tagging along with my hubby allow me to improve my glossary on fish. These are some of the fish that he usually bought for me of which I don't have much clue of which is which except for the red snapper simply because the name already represent it as so.
Friday, July 6, 2012
It's been more than a decade since the last time I ride on a public transport, a train for instance which explain the sarcasm remark from my other half on weather I could still able to figure out how to ease myself using those facilities. Duhhh!! I am literate enough to read and perhaps I could still ask around if I couldn't fogure out things, but anyway, I make it through the day - smoothly. Managed to reach KL Convention Centre for the Archidex Exhibition in time and get back to the same station just before 6pm of the day so that I could get a ride home again with my other half (there'll be no particular public transport to my residential area other than a taxi and that would cost me a bomb at this very peak hour of the day!)
Anyway, the train ride was smooth and it was a new train altogether where the interior ambience has improve. The route-map is now equipped with indicator representing each station that we are stopping and it also differentiate in color which stations that we have already passed. The train is also in neat condition and surprisingly clean. I guess by not allowing people to eat in the train make a whole lot of difference.
But getting down at KL Sentral to have a switch of train to enable me to get to KLCC is not as smooth as I anticipate. There seems to be not adequate signage to lead a newbie like me to specific platform, plus the station was so cramp with so many retail activities going on in the middle of the lobby. Personally, I think those existing retail outlet on the sidewalk are sufficient to serves the crowd, and by occupying the central lobby it simply reduce the fluid of movement for people on the rush to places/ train platforms.
|Subang Jaya Station - KL bound|
|the new KTM Commuter train with new route indicator on top of the door|
|KL Sentral - Putra LRT route to KLCC|
|inside Putra LRT train|