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Published: December 23rd 2009
We ended up bumming around the whole day, we had a good look at the shops again and I tried to buy a Canon battery for my video camera which was an impossible task, everyone was out of stock and won’t have any for 1-2 weeks.
We gave Glen’s unit a clean and made sure everything was packed and ready to go. It was so handy having the unit as it was a stone throw to everything and I knew it was probably our last bit of luxury we were going to have for some time. The view from the balcony was amazing and at night the view was incredible. Every afternoon a storm would roll in to cool things of a little and it was great seeing a heavy blanket of rain slowly draping over the city. On one night the cloud cover was low and the reflection from the Petrona towers stainless steel cladding shot a beam of light up into the sky, the result was an illuminated cloud directly under the towers and I quickly got my camera out for a photo. We had to catch the train at 8:00pm so we planned to leave at 7:00
to catch the train into KL Sentral, then hop on our sleeper train for the night trip to Butterworth. We ended up leaving 15min late and we made a dash to the train station. As usual the trains were not running on time and we had a very nerves wait on the platform. We got to KL Sentral at 7:50 and we ran to the No1 terminal and found a huge crowd waiting for the train. We waited and waited and then an announcement over the microphone saying the train was running late by 20min. This was all we needed to find a seat and rest our legs from carrying those dam backpacks. We ended up sitting right outside a KFC, I wasn’t hungry but the smell just kept tormenting my senses and after a gruelling 20sec I decided that 20mins was a long time to wait especially with the smell of KFC in the air. It must of work because as soon as I got my couple pieces of chicken the train turned up and I had to scoff down my food without savouring the moment. Another mad rush down to the lower platform to get on our train
and we were inside and on our bed in no time. The train was very very clean and the bed was perfect, at only 40 ringits each for the superior bed to Butterworth it was a bargain . The only problem was the bed was only 5ft long and I’m 6ft and there was nowhere to leave our packs so we had to sleep with them. I had to rig up a harness for my pack out of the seat belts to stop you from falling out, this gave be another 1/2ft of valuable room.
The train was moving and I didn’t even know, so I settled down with the laptop and wrote some more of my blog. I started to get tired around 11:00 so the ear plugs went in and the night mask went on. I tried my best to get comfy with the small amount of room I had and managed to fall asleep.
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