Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Experiencing the Public Transport in Malaysia

I traveled with public transport from Penang to KL instead of by airplane last Saturday.
Just to save some penny in my pocket.
I've chosen the night train from Butterworth to KL Sentral for this trip.
Purchased my tickets online few weeks before my departure date as they always sold out fast. Rates are different for different class. I bought the Superior Night Class, which is a bunk-bed type coach. The top cost MYR40, while the bottom cost MYR46.

The train is scheduled to depart at 2150hrs (9.50pm), 31 October 2014.
I planned to arrive at the ferry terminal by 8.00pm, but lately my time management failed badly. I reached the ferry terminal around 8.45pm (bad right?). Waited for a long while, but the ferry was no where to be found.
And I started to panic.
"It's 9.30pm already!!! Why isn't the ferry here yet?!" After I shouted that in my head, the ferry is here.
At 9.46pm, I finally reached Butterworth.
If you are not sure which way to the Butterworth Station, it is just on the right. Walk out from the ferry until you reach a T-juction (sort of). The left hand side will be to the bus terminal; while the right hand side will be to the Butterworth Station. Turn right an follow all the way to the under bridge, then the staircase then you'll see the train station is just on your right.

I ran like a lunatic because i'm running out of time. I wasn't sure whether I'm at the correct platform or not, so I ask whoever that's in front of me. Luckily it's the right one (it's just the one I turned into).

So glad that the train did not depart on time. If not, I'll need to head over to the bus terminal.
And the train depart around 10.00pm.

If you worry that you might not be able to wake up, don't worry as the conductor will come and wake you when the train reached your desired destination. All you need to do is just inform them when they came to check your train ticket/ eTicket.

The bed, bedding and pillow are fine, can be considered clean. The complaints from me are the cleanliness of the toilet --- stink, and the air conditioning --- too cold.

Small little net at the side for the top bunk. The bed is just enough for a person.

I can't really sleep well as I was kind of  paranoid about having my stuffs stolen while I'm asleep (I put my backpack beside my feet). The train arrived at KL Sentral around 5.35am. Departed late, but arrived on time. It must be speeding. LOL.

Ok, so after I've done with my business there, I took the night train on the same day as my arrival (01 November 2014), to travel back to Penang. Things ended earlier that expected and I'm back in KL Sentral at 3.45pm. The train ticket I bought was the one at 2200hrs (10.00pm).
OMG...6hrs more to go. How the hell should I kill my time at the station?

At 4.03pm, I heard an announcement, calling for passenger to board the 4.05pm train from KL Sentral to Butterworth. And I was like "WTH!!! Why did I know there's another trip at 4.05pm???"
Of course I didn't manage to exchange my train ticket as I assumed i won't be able to make it.
If you wish to exchange, you'll get 50% refund and pay for the remaining of the ticket you are changing. If I didn't hear that lady wrongly.

Boarded my 10.00pm train and heading home. This time I put my backpack next to my head (basically on my pillow as the space is limited) and I can finally have a better night sleep (or perhaps I'm just too tired).

 Arrived at Butterworth Station around 5.30am and walked towards the ferry terminal along the same path I took to reach here. 

Prepare MYR1.20 in coins for the ferry ride. The machine only accept old coins. If  you don't have them, you can exchange from the counter, but it doesn't open until 6.00am.

The ferry arrived around 6.05am.

Well, it's all about public transport, so I took the public bus to end my journey. It's very convenient as the bus station is just beside the ferry terminal.

The eTicket for my train ride and the bus ticket from Rapid Penang.

It's a great experience for me as I finally get to ride the night train (although it's not that comfortable to sleep on).
And it's been age since I took the ferry. Bus ride was a past tense after I bought my own car.
Car is always the 1st choice as buses do not come on time.

Government should improve the public transport so that there will be lesser cars on the road.
Honestly speak, if there's train in Penang, I'll definitely ditch my car and travel with train to work every day.
I hate traffic congestion so much.

That's all for my public-transport-day.


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Still the OLD me

Ok. I remembered that I'm keeping a blog, but I just somehow abandoned it for 10 months. 

A new year is coming in 2 months time, but the me right now is still the old me. Still struggling to improve physically and mentally.

Attitude is still an issue. Still easily get fired up. I really need to put more effort in controlling that temper of mine.
Self-discipline is another issue. Maybe I've loosen up, allowing myself to slack too much. 
Time management is getting really out of control. I really need to push myself hard, not getting myself late for anything.
Planning skill is always something I lack of. I always come up with a plan change on the very last minutes. Not putting thoughts on those unexpected occasions that might occurred in mind all time.

I'm just getting myself into more troubles lately with all the above. How GREAT can I be in putting others in bad situations and getting myself into all these shit?

Sometimes I do think that I never learnt from mistakes. Problematic it is.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year 2013

New year, new start.
All those regrets that you have in 2012 have to be left behind.
Start fresh in 2013 and live life to the fullest with lesser regrets.

I'm going to leave you behind and move forwards.
I'm gonna let you go and never look back again.
If I were to meet you again in 2013, then it will be another beginning for you and me.

I will shine. I will. I will.
With the better me. I will give my best shots. 

Fighting alone. Another year. Still enjoying my moments.

Let's strive harder for better future. 
Never give up and never give in. Never let you guards down in this battle field. 

Thursday, December 27, 2012

I'm exempted from repaying my PTPTN loan!

Finally I've received a reply letter from PTPTN after 2 months. 
I was so overjoyed to see the word "Sukacita..."! I got the exemption!!!

I've search around the web and found the most useful site, which I wanna share with all of the first honour degree students with PTPTN loan out there.
Click HERE.

Good luck to you all =)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Today I'll be presenting...

Presentation? Public speaking?
This is what I hate most during schooling day.

I still remember the very 1st time I went up stage when I was in primary school.
I ended up tearing and speaking on the stage. What an experience to have at such age.
During high school/ university, you can hear my trembling voice when I’m giving my presentation at the front.
After that, you'll be seeing me peeking over the notes over and over again due to nervousness.
And soon I'll be reading from the notes itself.
Now after graduated from university, I thought I won’t be having any presentation again. Who knows that I’ll need to give out presentation at work.
Soft voice with flat tunes. All boring talk without any jokes to warm up the room.

Improvements needed to be made ASAP.

It’s time to learn how to REJECT people


It’s time to learn how to REJECT people.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Novels for the weekend

What to do for the weekend?
Well, car is running out of petrol soon and it makes me lazy to go out.
So, let's just stay at home and read some novels.
One down in no more than 24 hours. One more to go.

Saturday, August 25, 2012


The feeling of waiting is just so unbearable.
Waiting for someone during a hang out...
Waiting for a reply or sms or email...
Waiting blindly for something you'll never know how it goes...

But I end up waiting again after so many years. Am still waiting.

Waiting for you to come again...

Friday, July 27, 2012



Saturday, March 10, 2012

Take the first step

Struggling with my life. I don't want things to remain the same. I want to make changes to it. But I need to do some planning.

I'm not a person who knows how to plan. And I don't do planning. But, I need to learn how by now.

Someone told me a few days ago.
Don't mix too much with those people who are of the level as you are. You'll ended up being like them in the end.
You'll need to know what you want to be in your future and start planning.
...At work, learn everything your can in a short time and master them. Ask for more work to do when you are done with what you have in hand.

I need to stop complaining, stop whining. Do more to get more experiences. Hard work might pay off in the near future.

This year, I'm gonna change myself. Be more mature and independent.
Next year, I'm gonna challenge myself. Change environment to make myself grow up.

I really need to do something to this life I'm having. A life that is too comfortable to live in is not going to help me grow.

First of all, self discipline and self monitoring is a MUST.