It was definitely a DRAMA MAMA trip. Befitting eh? With all the mamas in Kuala Lumpur. Ok kidding!
This was a weekend trip in all senses of the phrase. Fawn, Piglet and I took the 645pm Aeroline bus from Harbourfront. It was a nice, smooth ride and I fell asleep. Thank gawd! I normally can't sleep in moving vehicles, including planes, unless I'm dead tired. The Aeroline service is actually quite good and value-for-money. So that will definitely be my Sing-KL mode of transportation from now on.
After arriving late, close to midnight, JP picked us up after having had dinner with Cow. So after gushing about our Ascott service apartment, we quickly changed into our clubbing wear and headed to Asian Heritage Row. We joined JP and his friends at Sienna (sp?!).
Sienna was filled with good-lookers. The crowd was quite varied and cosmopolitan. The music was uptempo house. However, it was almost impossible to get a drink from the bar. It was really slow! JP's friends were cute though and friendly.
After Sienna, we headed to The Irish, which played hip hop, though not amazing hip hop (sigh). We left soon after to go for supper.
Now, this is when the "drama" mood of our trip started. We were happily eating our supper by the roadside. A big group of around 8 to 10 of us. And then we saw this taxi suddenly stopping. Then a pillion rider got off the motrocycle and started shouting at the cabbie. Of course, I didn't understand what he was saying. The pillion rider was behaving very aggressively and grabbed the cabbie out of his taxi and start bludgeoning him! Really... The blood was flowing like crazy, though I didn't get a look personally.
Apparently, according to JP's friend who went to look at it first-hand, the motorcycle and the taxi had been making a corner. The taxi had swerved quite close to the motorcycle, so the motorcyclist swore at the cabbie. The cabbie did likewise, which made the motorcyclist unhappy. The cabbie then flashed a "parang" at him. It turned out that the pillion rider was an off-duty policeman, who got angry. So he wanted to "punish" the cabbie for having illegal possession of weapons and maybe just because he was plainly abusing his authority.
However, when a police car came to take the cabbie away, they didn't actually find a "parang". The cabbie claimed that it was just a stick that he had been waving.
That shook us quite a little, especially since we were just 20 m away from the "crime scene".
After finally waking up at 1400h, we headed to KLCC, which was a sweet 5 minute walk away. We went for lunch at Madam Fong's (Is that correct? My memory fails me). The Nasi Kandar was really good! And we had a fun time chomping and chilling. Lamb and Goldfish came to join us after reaching, having taken the early morning bus.
Later, Piglet and I were sleepy, so after we went back to The Ascott to take a 15-minute nap, which turned into a well-needed 2-hour dozing session. Haha... We headed back to KLCC after to go shopping. Yay Eclipse! Though the clothes weren't that great this season. Then we went to stock up on the treats that Singapore didn't have. Like Dunkin Donuts! Yum yum. A&W was dinner! Yay... Coney dogs, curly fries and root beer floats!
After everyone got their act together, we headed to Zouk KL. Surprisingly, their Velvet and Zouk looked like ours. Their Velvet plays hip hop music though. We were mainly shuttling between Velvet and Zouk for our fixes of hip hop and trance music respectively.
Then it was time for supper again. And after supper, another drama thing happened. JP's car got stopped at a road block. The policemen were dodgy and made them follow them to a small alley after taking their passports and i/c. So they had to follow right! In the end, JP had to give them a bribe of MYR 150.
I think it's quite disgusting to witness corruption at work first-hand. The thing is, it might be great if you are not a law-abiding citizen and yet you can get away with murder because you can pay your way through. But on the other hand, if you follow the book, and I do, you're going to feel like there's either no point to be like that or you are going to feel victimized.
We had lunch at Penang Cafe. I had the laksa, which didn't really taste like the Katong laksa I was accustomed to. But it was still yummy. Though the otah otah wasn't! Heh...
Then we went to stock up on Dunkin donuts and what not, before heading to Bangsar to bid JP farewell at a small Italian cafe. This Italian cafe served amazing cakes though! The Churros that Goldfish had was not authentic.
We rushed off to take the 6pm bus to Singapore. And then the last drama thing happened. After 90% of the journey and passing through the Malaysian customs, the bus broke down on the short stretch between the Malaysian and Singaporean customs. How unlucky is that right! So the bus went backwards to the bus bay on the Malaysian customs side. We were thinking, if the bus could go backwards, why couldn't he have just gone forwards! So in the end, we had to hitch a ride on coaches from other bus services. Thankfully we managed to get seats in the same coach.
And I was a lil rude to that guy, because I thought that there were only 6 available seats on that coach and that 1 had already been filled. So I was worried that not all of us are going to get on the same coach. And plus I was tired and cranky. Sorry my mother hen instincts came into play!
Piglet's brother was so nice and sent all of us home. Yippee!
It was a fun trip, though it was truly drama mama. Hee... Next time, Bintan/Bali/Batam/Phuket for our beach holiday right? :)