8 Feb 2008, 2nd day of Chinese New Year / Che Ji
We thought of going to Genting Highland. But thinking that it was the peak season and the bus ticket might be sold out, we decided to go Sunway Lagoon and bought the bus ticket to Genting for the next day.
Forget about taxi. There is 2 cheaper ways to go Sunway Pyramid / Lagoon from Bukit Bintang. First, Monorail from Bukit Bintang – KL Sentral (RM2.10) & bus U76 from KL Sentral – Sunway Pyramid (RM2). Second, Monorail from Bukit Bintang – KL Sentral (RM2.10), LRT from KL Sentral – Kelana Jaya (RM2.10), & bus T623 from Kelana Jaya – Sunway Pyramid (RM1, re-usable for one day).
Before we took LRT, I went to Genting counter and bought tickets for tomorrow. Apparently the ticket from KL Sentral – Skyway – Genting was fully booked until 11am. While the one from Genting – KL sentral also fully booked, left only 9pm, without taking cable car but the bus directly go from First World Hotel to KL Sentral. Ckckck. It is best to buy ticket few days before the departure day. Anyway, bus fare from KL Sentral – Skyway – Genting (bus + cable car) = RM8.30/person. While bus fare from Genting – KL Sentral = RM4/person.
Finished with that, we took the 2nd way to go to Sunway. Instead of stopping in front of Sunway Pyramid, the bus stopped in front of the new Pyramid 2. I was stupid enough to walk all the way to Pyramid because the entrance to Sunway Lagoon is at Pyramid 2, somewhere near J.Co dough nut ! -__-” So outdated I am.
The ticket counters were so crowded and the queue were so long. Various races were there, from Chinese to Malay to Indian to Angmoh. Wah, best time to cuci mata. Entrance ticket for adult is RM45. Cheaper price for senior citizens and kids. They have changed the paper wristband to watch wristband. We have to pay RM10 as a deposit. If we lost the wristband, RM50 will be charged. Whew~!
I had a voucher of 20% discount for max 6 people from Agora Hotel. I thought I could use it. But since I was queuing at the express lane (cash only and amusement park + water park only), the voucher wasn’t valid, unless I wanna re-queue at the other counter. One more mistake, I intended to buy 2 senior citizens tickets but I didn’t bring their IC, they were standing far away from the counter. Dammit!
When they said no outside food and drink are allowed, they really mean it. The staffs would check everyone’s bag (esp. the big size one) at the entrance. My mum’s lovely kua-ci almost be the victim but we quickly put it in my bro’s pocket. We noticed that they saw and chose people or even races one. Sometimes they just touched the bag and let you in, while sometimes they checked every single pockets of the bag.
The food and drink stall in Sunway Lagoon must be earning like siao. Mineral water = RM3 !!! Double or even triple from the normal price. That’s not included tax yet. A cold fish burger almost RM10!!! Wtf?
It was 3 years ago when I last went to Sunway Lagoon with the housemates and the boyfriend. I remembered how eager I was in taking almost every ride. But this time, when I saw those rides, I lost my bravery. Partly because there was no friends to take the ride together. Or maybe as my age was increased, I became scare of the rides’ security. This mind was playing with me. Duh..
On the other side, the 16 years old girl (the daughter of mum’s friend) was so eager to take every ride. I felt her excitement, like a bird that just flew away from the golden cage to see the world. But her mum was over protective, didn’t let her tried unless she has a companion, which made me wondered, there were so many people that would take the ride together with her, it just that they were stranger, ain’t that companion too?
Anyway, I did fulfill my dream to walk through the bridge, though I only walked until 1/8 of the total length or maybe less than that. But still that was an achievement for me who was quite a height phobia. If only the boyfriend was walking by my side, I’ll sure finish it. Next time, you hear it, dear?
The map of Sunway Lagoon was still the old map. On the map, Sunway Pyramid 2 is still in progress and the new entrance is still a blank area. -__-” Fast fast finish the old stock and print the new one lo.
We took a few rides at the amusement park and proceed to water park. The pool was packed with people and so was the surfing area. It was not fun if you go to Sunway Lagoon without getting wet, no? I got myself wet from top to bottom through the ride at the amusement park. I missed the screaming and thrilling session. It was short but great, rather than being swung until 360′ for a few round.
At 6pm, we cao and planned to had our dinner at Ming Tien. But as expected, it was closed. -___-” Off we went to KFC inside Pyramid, again. Sien. With the expansion of Pyramid 2, it wasn’t enough to explore the mall within 1 hour plus time. The uncle was so tired already, we went back at 9sth. Waited the bus for about 30minutes. Ai si.. Then proceed to LRT and monorail, like how we came.
Lesson of the day: It is not wise to bring senior citizen along to Sunway Lagoon. They have to wait while the youngster play, quite ma fan I think. Some more almost all of the rides are thrilling one, unless they wanna play in the water pool. It’s best to go there with own friends and have fun by taking the ride together. After all, there are lockers to put the bag.