ETS Platinum Business Class 9274up: Sentral Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar by ETS2 Business Class Train

The KTM ETS2 Business Class is the latest premium hard product by KTM Berhad ever since the Koc Selesa was introduced on the Senandung Malam between Singapore Tanjung Pagar and Kuala Lumpur, bringing the single-class ETS service to a new generation of true premium travel of both passenger comfort and speed. Launched on 11 October … Continue reading ETS Platinum Business Class 9274up: Sentral Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar by ETS2 Business Class Train

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Transtar Premium/SVIP: Lavender MRT Station to Imbi Monorail Station (Berjaya Times Square) by Night Bus

For this accidental overland trip to Bangkok, it was an unplanned series of events leading up to a connection instead of actually wanting to take the train to Bangkok like how I would usually do it. I had already purchased a return flight ticket beforehand about half a year ago in prediction of the opening … Continue reading Transtar Premium/SVIP: Lavender MRT Station to Imbi Monorail Station (Berjaya Times Square) by Night Bus

Flight Review – AirAsia AK6038: Kuala Lumpur to Johor Bahru (from Miri) by Airbus A320-200 (Mirus Hawk Slimline Seats)

Coming in from my AirAsia flight from Miri to Kuala Lumpur, it was immediately time for me to catch my connecting flight, AirAsia AK6038 from Kuala Lumpur to Johor Bahru to get me close enough to home at a cheap price, saving me a night bus ride back to Singapore. My next flight was departing … Continue reading Flight Review – AirAsia AK6038: Kuala Lumpur to Johor Bahru (from Miri) by Airbus A320-200 (Mirus Hawk Slimline Seats)

Flight Review – AirAsia AK5647: Miri to Kuala Lumpur by Airbus A320neo

To fly back, I decided to buy my ticket to KL as it was the only option on Sunday with an afternoon or evening departure, since flights to JB don't operate on Sundays and the flight to Singapore only departs once a day in the morning. I picked AirAsia AK5647 from Miri to Kuala Lumpur … Continue reading Flight Review – AirAsia AK5647: Miri to Kuala Lumpur by Airbus A320neo

PHLS Express: Waterfront Bandar Seri Begawan to Miri Pujut Corner Express Bus Terminal by Express Bus

PHLS Express is one of just two express bus companies in Brunei Darussalam, plying the Bandar Seri Begawan - Miri route twice a day. After accomplishing the overland ride from Kota Kinabalu to Bandar Seri Begawan last year, I decided to cover more of overland Borneo trip this time on the short ride to Miri … Continue reading PHLS Express: Waterfront Bandar Seri Begawan to Miri Pujut Corner Express Bus Terminal by Express Bus

Brunei “Penambang” Water Taxi: Kampong Ayer Cultural & Tourism Gallery to Waterfront Bandar Seri Begawan by Speedboat

Once done with my Kampong Ayer walkabout, I headed back to the jetty at Kampong Ayer Cultural & Tourism Gallery to catch the Penambang back to Waterfront Bandar Seri Begawan. Looking out to Waterfront Bandar Seri Begawan from the jetty. The steps down from the jetty. Another lady managed to call her Penambang from another … Continue reading Brunei “Penambang” Water Taxi: Kampong Ayer Cultural & Tourism Gallery to Waterfront Bandar Seri Begawan by Speedboat

Kampong Ayer Cultural & Tourism Gallery and Kampong Ayer Walkaround

Kampong Ayer is one of the original villages in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei still in full actual usage today with actual residents, unlike a lot of tourist villages around ASEAN. To better understand the history of Kampong Ayer, which was once the capital of the Bruneian Empire, the Kampong Ayer Cultural & Tourism Gallery is … Continue reading Kampong Ayer Cultural & Tourism Gallery and Kampong Ayer Walkaround

Brunei “Penambang” Water Taxi: Waterfront Bandar Seri Begawan to Kampong Ayer Cultural & Tourism Gallery by Speedboat

The Penambang or Water Taxi is a key mode of transportation for getting to and around Kampong Ayer in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. Kampong Ayer, as the name suggests, is a water village built along the Brunei River which is just opposite the present day downtown of Bandar Seri Begawan, and is a popular destination - … Continue reading Brunei “Penambang” Water Taxi: Waterfront Bandar Seri Begawan to Kampong Ayer Cultural & Tourism Gallery by Speedboat

Singaporeans: You Can Buy KTM Shuttle Tebrau Tickets To JB Using Credit Cards Again

After the major heart attack last week when only Malaysian internet banking can be used online to purchase KTM Shuttle Tebrau tickets, KTM Berhad has finally woken up to provide an internationally-acceptable mode of payments by credit and debit cards for the new KTM Shuttle Tebrau ticketing system, 9 days after its launch! Singaporeans and … Continue reading Singaporeans: You Can Buy KTM Shuttle Tebrau Tickets To JB Using Credit Cards Again

Qing Yun Resthouse Bandar Revisited: Newly Renovated and Conveniently-Located Hotel at BSB Bus Terminal and Waterfront Bandar Seri Begawan

Having stayed at Qing Yun Resthouse Bandar previously with a rather pleasant stay, I decided to pick the same hotel again instead of exploring another part of Bandar Seri Begawan as I had an early morning bus to catch from Waterfront Bandar Seri Begawan, so this would be a lot more convenient for me to … Continue reading Qing Yun Resthouse Bandar Revisited: Newly Renovated and Conveniently-Located Hotel at BSB Bus Terminal and Waterfront Bandar Seri Begawan