Saturday, October 18, 2008

There is no toilet that goes unnoticed

Ok guys some of you should know by now after my previous post that the Aeroline Bus has a toilet

which I thought was impossible since Malaysians and toilet can never really go together. (ok not going to post up another disgusting picture)

Maybe people who travel with this bus are more educated and civilized.

But whatever it is I guess I have underestimated our Malaysians and that toilets are left unharmed.


Yesterday, I decided to take the Aeroline Bus again back to Penang this time(since its just so convenient to fly) which only has one bus throughout the whole day and leaves at 10am.

After enjoying a wonderful Subway Burger as breakfast which is normally provided on trips back to Penang,

I decided to make full use of the facilities provided and visited the civilized toilet only to notice this...


It still remains true...There is no toilet that goes unnnoticed.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Penang Harbour Trade Center

A few days ago before I left for the modern city of Kuala Lumpur where it is marveled for its unique architecture buildings,

people who can afford expensive cars,

men who are believed to be more matured with women with some maturing way too early of their time and is already racing at the age of 15,

and girls who are known to be prettier than any other states in the country (well that's because they are all from other states such as Penang)

I went to pay a customer a visit at a place called Penang Harbour Trade Center.


For those of you who has no clue whatsoever that such a place exists, TRUST ME!! You are not alone!!

Judging by the name alone, you might think there will be girls dressed up like this walking around just like the show the Devil Wears Prada.

You might think that such a place would be filled with cars that is nothing less than Ferrari's, Lamborghini's or Bentley's parked in a row in front of the centre.

Even if that may be too much, at least a row of car enthusiasts would pick such a spot to show off their supped up Japanese Fast Racing Cars and line them up in a row in front of the center.

You might think that such a place would be filled with exclusive outlets targeted to the rich and beautiful that poor people will never be able to afford not to say walk in.

You might think that there will be places such as Coffee Bean or Starbucks for professionals to seat together and have a drink and enjoy the breathtaking view from the Harbour

instead of sitting around at Gurney Plaza looking at coffee cups which ends up being more interesting.

We would also like to think that such a place would have a spectacular architectural design if not at least somewhere close to Harbour Front in Singapore

or at least Sydney Harbour (maybe I am getting a little too far here)

okok to cut the story short, I now present to you our very own Penang Harbour Trade Center.

Ready??here it goes...

It may seem a little difficult to find..

Its located at Lintang Macallum 2...

This is the building.hmmm...

It is next to the biggest wet market called Pasar Borang Pulau Mutiara. I guess we know what kind of trading they do around here.

Surrounded with not too distant high-rise buildings.

There are cars parked in a row infront of the Trade Center. At least its parked in a row!!

That's the view of the harbour from where I was standing....

and as you step into the lift, it is not surprising to expect symbols being drawn like this.

umm i guess i don't have to go on further what our harbour trade center is all about as the symbol wraps up everything ...

I guess i expected a little too much from our harbour trade centre. Anyhow, if you're wondering where I met up with my customer at this place, well it wasn't too difficult. While many do meet up with customers at fancy restaurants and bars which was non-existent there, I on the other hand was at the famous not too difficult to find

Sin Ban Leng Cafe.

Barli Peng!!CHAR KOAY TEOW!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Taking the Aeroline Bus from Penang to KL

I've been taking so many types of buses for sooo long that I couldn't possibly remember what it felt like to use an alternative mode of transportation on the road such as a car.

I will never be able to enjoy the company of another beautiful girl.

I will never be able to stop in-between states for breakfast or lunch.

I will never be able to enjoy music played through my very own expensive stereo.

and I will never be able to impress a girl how fast it takes me from Penang to KL.

Its the kind of transportation that if one asks of how I am going back, no one would ask further of tagging along even if i'm able to entertain through the use of my Samsung YP-S5 MP3 player.

Even if I were to offer a free ticket, there were none-takers.

It comes to a point that being single and poor is left rejected in society while the guy in the BMW will definitely be showered with all the attention that I will never get by way of the bus.

Now, while many of us are unable to climb up the success ladder that quickly, it only makes sense that after a few years of working, it pays off once awhile to give yourself a treat to a more comfortable and expensive ride compared to a usual average bus which gives you a 50% chance of survival if not none at all.

What i'm talking about??

wait..before i show you, answer this trick question...what is the most convenient way to fly from Penang to KL??




Just awhile ago, with enough money in my pocket ready to be spent to make my life more comfortable, I manage to get a ticket to this bus.

With a price of RM55, this bus will get you from the Sungai Nibong Bus Station to One-Utama in KL. There is only one bus throughout the day and it only leaves at 5pm. With much convenience, it still leaves people like me to earn a decent amount of pocket money throughout the day before boarding this wonderful experience that only the higher than average people of society can afford.

With that, i'm going to show you how comfortable this bus is.

This is how it looks on the inside.

It has reclining seats and window curtains as well to block you from the sun.

You have your own personal air-cond and stereo, just like a plane.

You have newspapers and magazines to read throughout the journey to entertain yourself together with a large 32" LCD TV that plays some of the latest movies up-to-date.

While all that may seem pretty normal in many average buses, wait till you see this...

This bus has a second floor.

A small lounge with huge comfy seats and table to do your work.

It also has a small lcd tv to play movies as well.

You can even use your laptop in this bus and do your work. Doesn't have internet access though. Aeh where can expect so much arr!!

It has a plug at the bottom of every seat to charge up your appliances/laptop as well..

So if you're really one hell of a cheapo person who wants to make his or her money's worth, well bring all your battery charges and start charging everything from handphones, to ipods, laptops and all sorts.

They also serve ummm delicious Char Koay Teow along the way. Take it or leave it!

Now I could go on the whole day about all the little things that I have just experienced in this bus but let me share with you something extra that I thought was impossible for buses to have because of the impossible to delete mindset of connecting Malaysians to personal hygiene.

This bus has a toilet!!



If you tell me, this has definitely got to be the best thing that has ever happened than travelling by car!!

Keeping all that in mind, while my mind was fixed to my happily thoughts, I glanced outside the window only to notice a couple in a car with the guy smiling away driving in his convertible with his pretty and well-dressed girlfriend whom I can tell was enjoying the best time of her life.

Thinking that THAT is nothing to what i'm experiencing in this bus, I looked on my right only to notice that...

Sigh....Its still a bus..

If you're still reading...the bus normally arrives back at one-utama around 920pm...