Malaysia
Johor

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  • Day65

    Singapore to Malaysia, on foot?

    April 9, 2018 in Malaysia ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    After considerable deliberation, investigation and discussion we decided that we would take the jungle line (electric and diesel train) from Johor Bahru, Malaysia to Kuala Lumpur. Johor Bahru is across the river into Malaysia from Singapore. Our online investigation into the finer detail of this leg was confusing at best. So we took a chance and booked the train tickets and figured we would “wing it” once we got out of the country.
    A S$25 cab ride to the Woodlands checkpoint (border crossing) and there we were, on foot, 830am, backpacks loaded, and already 29 degrees.
    Customs was a breeze at that hour on a Monday morning. With some help from local law enforcement we had directions to JB Sentral (our departure point). “It’s just across the river”. Great, we’ll walk. It was only when we got to the other side that the girls fitbit’s told us we walked 4km. I don’t think any of us are sure that what we did by walking across the border on foot, in the sweltering heat with roaring traffic literally inches from you was the best decision we have made as a group. But its early in the trip. And anyway it was fun.
    We had no hold ups at immigration on the Malaysia side and off we went to catch our train.
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  • Day66

    Extended stay in Gemas

    April 10, 2018 in Malaysia ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    If you read the earlier post about the great experience we were having getting on the train in JB Sentral, the Malaysian countryside, etc, you may have got the impression that the trip was going really well. And it was, until ten minutes out of Gemas, two hours from KL. Apparently its hot here in Malaysia. And the diesel engine that was towing us along the rickety tracks to KL gets hot too. So hot in fact that it overheated and stopped dead “in its tracks” one stop before our destination. Literally, in the jungle, near the highway, 33 degrees.
    So we sat there, wondering what could possibly be going on, because they don’t tell you. Three and half hours later, two buses show up over on the road. We’re getting a bus to KL, direct. But we will miss the fast train, which was part of the mission on this trip. Stymied again with fast trains. Thanks to the nice people on the train and bus we were able to let the people know where we were staying about the delay.
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    Karen Shaver

    That right there is why I just can't go back. If the train knows it's too hot, then, man, it's too hot!

    4/10/18Reply
     
  • Day36

    BEST DAY EVER.

    April 23, 2015 in Malaysia ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    What a fun day!!! It was hot but I didn't mind. We went on so many rides and the rollercoasters were awesome! Some of the rides spray you with water, others spin you around or just go fast. Miniland has amazing Lego buildings just like the real cities and there is a great star wars exhibit. Have a look at the picture of Lego Kuala Lumpur buildings with our hotel in the background! The shop was also pretty awesome... I didn't want to ever leave Lego land. Then it rained so so heavily all of a sudden, we got drenched! But it still wasn't cold. At the hotel tonight I won the dinosaur building competition, I got a keyring as a prize.Read more

    Ann Oldmeadow

    That's a great dinosaur you made Sam. You really are very good at Lego! Have a great second day at Lego land - it must be an amazing place. I am missing you and Ruby very much. Love from Nannie.

    4/23/15Reply
    Nat Oldmeadow

    Great to see Ruby still has her love of R2D2! Glad you guys are all having fun x

    4/23/15Reply
    Catherine Laws

    Great photo Looks like lots of fun

    4/24/15Reply
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  • Day15

    A wet start to day 2 at legoland

    August 22, 2018 in Malaysia ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    We woke to storms and rain but luckily by the time we finished breakfast, it started to fine up. We wanted to go on the Dino island ride 1st, as it was the last major ride we hadn't been on. We knew we might get a bit wet but we all got completely soaked! Mum and Sam even went a 2nd time. We went in a giant dryer but still took ages to dry. It was totally worth it though.Read more

    That looks a lot of fun!!! XxxHeather

    8/26/18Reply
     
  • Day13

    We are finally really here!!

    August 20, 2018 in Malaysia ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    It was a long wait at the Singapore checkpoint but we have forgotten all that now we are at Legoland. It's so much fun! We remembered lots and are rediscovering things too. We had lunch at the nearby mall and had great times building with giant Lego, then we did a family scavenger hunt where we solved clues and took photos of ourselves with the the number answers. Soon it was time for dinner and a cool ninja class. A late bedtime should mean we sleep well ...Read more

    Ann Oldmeadow

    What a lovely place to celebrate a special boy’s birthday! I hope you have a great time in LEGO land Sam. x Nannie

    8/21/18Reply
    Zoe Hamilton

    Happy birthday, Sam! The best place to be for a newly minted 10-year-old!

    8/21/18Reply
    Nicki Doyle

    Happy birthday Sam. This is one you wont forget! Xx

    8/21/18Reply

    Hope you had a happy birthday Sam! LEGO land looks fabulous. We were in Patchewollock on your birthday!!!! 🚐 but we thought of you. Lots of love xxxHeather & Ian

    8/23/18Reply
     
  • Day85

    Tag der Faulenzerei

    June 24, 2018 in Malaysia ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Nach einem sättigenden Frühstück am hoteleigenen Buffet erkundeten wir die Altstadt, den 'heritage district'. Die kleinen Häuschen bilden mittlerweile ein hippes Szeneviertel mit unendlich vielen schmucken Bars, Cafés und Restaurants. Dazwischen stolperten wir auch in einen niedlichen Laden eines Künstlerkollektivs. Stolze Preise für so unschuldige Kunst. Uns wurde auch prompt ein teurer Workshop angeboten. Wir schlugen das Angebot aus und liefen stattdessen zum Sultan Ibrahim Gebäude, ein Stahlbeton-Kollos aus den 30er Jahren. In den 40ern diente es zunächst der Kolonialregierung als Sitz, wurde aber durch die japanische Armee besetzt und diente als Kommandozentrale in der Planung der Invasion von Singapur. 😯
    Jonas entwickelte im Laufe des Tages eine kleine Erkältung, die mit Hühnersuppe und Limetten-Honig-Tee wieder ausgepflegt werden musste. Jetzt haben wir ja noch ein paar ruhige Tage zur Verfügung. 😴
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    Thomas Schilling

    Ihr habt doch die letzten 2 Monate nur noch ruhige Tage gehabt, oder?

    6/29/18Reply
    Reisepinguine

    Keine Annahme könnte ferner von der Realität liegen. Besonders zu Beginn der Reise haben wir an einem Tag mehr verrückte Sachen erlebt und gesehen, als in den 6 Monaten zuvor. Inzwischen sind wir etwas abgebrühter, aber ich glaube da geht noch mehr. 😂 ..aber tolle Tage waren es! 😊👍

    6/29/18Reply
    489days Reise um die Welt

    Reisen ist nicht immer nur Erholung....😉😉😉 Liebe Grüße aus dem Outback🤗

    6/29/18Reply
     
  • Day15

    More of our day at Legoland

    August 22, 2018 in Malaysia ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    So many Lego models to discover, so many rides. We pulled ourselves up on a high tower. We watched a "4D" movie with water and snow sprays at the right times. We went in a building competition and Sam came 3rd!! More to come...Read more

    Wow.....Lego land is sooooo big, you have seen & done so much! XxxHeather

    8/26/18Reply
     
  • Day37

    ANOTHER best day, then it was the worst!

    April 24, 2015 in Malaysia ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Well I loved today again!! It was even hotter. First we went to Lego water park, cos we missed that yesterday in the monsoon. I went down a pretend river on a raft and in a wave pool and then on some big waterslides. Back in Lego land I got my Lego driver's licence!! Ruby got hers too on the little kids' track. We went on heaps more rides. There was one that dropped us from a height, and one you had to pull your chair up higher than the trees with a rope. We went on our favourite rollercoaster again too. Finally we went to the SHOP. Mum needs a new suitcase for sure! When it was time to leave and drive to Malaysia it felt like the WORST day because I just wanted to stay forever and ever. I was soooooooo sad and Ruby was too. But Dad and Mum said we would love Singapore too...Read more

    Ann Oldmeadow

    Oh Sam - you look so sad! You never know - perhaps you will come back to Lego land again some time. I'm sure you will have fun in Singapore too. You really are very lucky you know! I can't wait to see you and Ruby again and then you can tell me all about everything and show me what you have bought. Love from Nannie

    4/24/15Reply

    Joan. I am so sorry this visit is over but there are lots more Legolands in the world - maybe next holiday you can explore another one! Enjoy the warm weather and swimming in Singapore.

    4/25/15Reply
    Zoe Hamilton

    Fern is wondering when we can go to Legoland! She likes the water pictures and Griffin likes the firefighting picture! I'm glad you've had such a great time at Legoland, even if you're sad to be leaving!

    4/25/15Reply
     
  • Day15

    Bye bye Legoland...

    August 22, 2018 in Malaysia ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Bye for now Legoland Malaysia! No tears this time but we have had an awesome time. And we don't want to eat rice for a while. It was rainy but we hope you can see the big rollercoasters in the picture we took from an observation tower.

    We got our Lego drivers licenses! And tested our skills building to withstand an earthquake. At the end of the day Sam tried a hoverboard and Ruby drove a cool car at the nearby mall.
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    Well done with your Lego drivers licenses!!! It all looks wonderful!! You are so lucky to have had another visit to Lego land!!! XxxHeather

    8/26/18Reply
     
  • Day18

    Tioman-Mersing-Johor Bahru

    April 17, 2019 in Malaysia ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Den Sternenhimmel habe ich gestern Abend noch einmal genießen können. Die Sterne leuchteten so hell und ich musste an das Kärtchen denken, das ich bekommen habe (s. Foto).
    Bye bye Tioman! Heute früh hieß es um 6 Uhr abgeholt werden, 7 Uhr Abfahrt der Fähre nach Mersing, 10:30 Abfahrt Bus nach Johor Bahru (JB genannt). Die Busfahrt war bisher die "schlimmste". Der Bus könnte neue Stoßdämpfer vertragen und für die Straßenverhältnisse waren wir zu schnell unterwegs, sodass es sehr holprig war. Dafür waren wir sehr pünktlich am Busbahnhof und nach kurzem Suchen habe ich den nächsten Bus bekommen. Mein Hotel liegt direkt am Flughafen, d.h. es gibt nichts zu entdecken in der Umgebung. Da ich aber noch einmal raus wollte, bin ich ins nahegelegene Outlet gefahren. Dort habe ich einen frischen Saft getrunken und bin kurz umher spaziert, um mal wieder festzustellen wie doof ich Outlets finde.
    Es gab japanische Udon-Nudeln und Edamame als Abendessen und gleich heißt es schon: Augen zu. Mein Flug geht morgen um 7:10 nach Kota Kinabalu!
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    M L

    Also wie die Straßen und Busfahrer in Griechenland! 😂😂😂

    4/17/19Reply
    MichaL

    🙂

    4/17/19Reply
    MichaL

    Ich hoffe, du bringst mir was mit..... Noooooot

    4/17/19Reply

    😍

    4/19/19Reply
     

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