Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Coolest Ride from Singapore to KL!

On a trip to Singapore a few years back, we decided to go to nearby Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. We wanted to experience the trains and luxury buses going there. The train ride was forgettable (that's another story) but the buses were something else!

We paid around 30 Singapore dollars each for one-way, and the trip took about five hours.  It was the most comfortable bus ride we had ever taken! The deluxe seats were at the lower portion of the double-decker bus, and there were only ten seats in the area. Ten coomfortable reclining seats with full legrests. 

The biggest treat was when we found out they were massage seats . Just press a button at the armrest and certain points along the backrest (where your back, spine and shoulders rest) would vibrate for 5-10 minutes or so. If you want more, just keep pressing. 

There was a 15-minute rest stop for clean restrooms, sandwiches and chips  - look they have Philippine chips (jack 'n jill) ! 

and chilled fresh fruit slices in plastic packs, and cold drinks...

and then back to dreamland. There was a movie onboard but we all dozed off so no one remembers what it was. 

Soon it was time to stop at the border for very fast immigration processing. We were actually sorry that the bus ride ended so soon ;-) 

"To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world." - Freya Stark

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