Had meant to blog about this trip on the LRT in KL but somehow I lost the photos. Just found them in my laptop. I didn’t do this to rebuke the petrol price hike, ok?
I had travelled on the MRT/MTR/Metro in Singapore, Hongkong, Paris, Sydney, Melbourne and parts of Italy. But I have not been on a single trip on the LRT in Kuala Lumpur. In fact, when I was in HK, I could manage four kids which include a 9mth old baby on the stroller SINGLE-HANDEDLY. We even travelled to the HK War Museum which is located in some forsaken tip of the island. I was all alone with four kids, minus the muscled arms of my atm (he was working). No problemo.
But nah ah, I dare not travel alone on the LRT in KL. Usually, I prefer to hop on the taxi even when I was travelling alone. I would rather get ‘chopped radish’ (fleeced) by the taxi drivers than be a country bumpkin in my own country. You know, asking people for directions and such. I could go, parlezvous zanglais and ask those arrogant French for directions. But I am never going to ask our local KL-ites for directions. “Encik, nak ambik mana satu punya tren ho? Ni nyonya nak pi Ampang.”
Date taken : 2006:01:07 11:41:14
So, one fine day, atm decided to take us on our adventure rides.
Firstly, we got to walk in the heat from our hotel, Darby Park to Ampang Park station. Damn hot lah! Next, we got to take so many escalators. Then, come the hassle of buying tickets and tugging a toddler who wanted to stand and see the ticket pops up.
Atm used his Touch & Go card (company mya la).
Two minutes of waiting, these kids decided to plonk themselves on the floor in the middle of the pedestrian path. (roll eyes) People will straight away know these are jakuns from the island
We were heading to MidValley and had to change somewhere. Cannot remember where already. Another hassle of getting down and making sure that none of the kids got left behind.
The only thing that occupied my attention is lovely views like this church. Someone please tell me if this is a Catholic church? Where and what time is the English mass? I hope to go there one day.
I think this is Sentral station? Heck, I can’t remember a thing. All I know is taking the LRT involves a lot of walking, climbing and very the chuan (tiring). By the time we reached MidValley, I got one tired toddler, two fighting #2 and #3 and one sulky 16 years old.
We took the cab back and KNNMCB, it was so much cheaper, less hassle and comfortable. I think we spent RM18 on the going trip and only RM15 on the cab. Anyway, we always drive to KL so we have our own car.
So, the conclusion is I am never going to venture out in KL on the LRT with four kids. It is risky and our Malaysian crowds stink big time! Ewwwsss…..Imagine if you are barely 5ft (my kids point of view) and you gotta smell the ketiak of the fat guy. It was also very packed and the only advtange is for perverts to pretend going off balance and land on someone’s boobs.
How come the LRT in HK/Rome/etc have beautiful people but not our LRT? Ooohh…I remembered ogling those Italian dudes with their trimmed moustache. Or HKies chun chicks like those from Wah Lai Toi. Why we so like that?