Kuala Lumpur ,once, was not an option for me to do travelling . I just don’t feel it to go there. Been back and forth to Singapore, but I always skip KL.
And one day, I got cheap ticket from my fave travel site . Traveloka . Cost me 300k by Lion Air . From CGK to KUL . I mean , for that price , just buy it already. And I decided to do night train from KL to Singapore and back to Jakarta.
I booked at Backhome Hostel . –It was the best hostel so far , for me . Great location. near MRT Mesjid Jamek . Everything is easy . To chinatown , petaling street , pasar seni dll . Why I don’t choose Bukit Bintang area ? I don’t like crowded. Oh, no . too much people busy shopping this and that. (and I bet plenty Indonesian too..) . I give them 4 out 5 . Good people and friendly . Comfy bed , and next door coffee place just perfect .
I landed in KLIA 2 . I approached a student from Indonesia whom sat behind me, and I asked how to get to Sentral Station from KLIA 2 . She and her friend kindly ask me to go with her . hahahaha. Yeah. The “malu bertanya sesat di jalan” thingy.
You got to be brave and ask along :) . Don’t forget a smile . not freakish smile. but light smile is enough.
The imigration was too long . Everybody being asked , and had to scan their fingers. I thought ..Seriously, even I went to Europe not to do that kinda thing. oh well . Maybe their custom. And then me , the guy check my passport , stamp it and smile ” Welcome to Kuala Lumpur” . That’s it . It’s like 10 second. not asking , not to do finger scan. oh wow. Even a lady infront of me asked “how come you get so easy” . Don’t know.
She said , well, most of them are worker in Malaysia.
From KLIA2 we went buy bus , cost 10 RM to Sentral Station. From there, I said goodbyes to two nice girls and hopefully we met again in the future.
The hostel is only 5 minutes by walking from Mesjid Jamek station . Check in and say hi to my roomate . Her name is Steffy from Munich . We talked a lil and decided to go dinner together at Petaling Street. Yay for new friend again. That’s the beauty of hostel . We met everybody . My socializing skill with them is good. If I’m home , I got zero socializing . hahahah. dang.
It was a bit raining that night on Petaling Street . But we managed to get food (and cheap also) . I ordered char kwe teow with chicken and Steffy ordered chicken curry with rice from a chinese stall .
Gue mau cerita lucu, sengaja pake bhs, takutnya nanti ada yang ngira rasis lagi…
Steffy : “Tiara, kamu ngerasa aneh nggak yang jual nasi kari ayam itu orang Cina, padahal next stall itu orang India ?”
Gue : “HO OH” ..”where is the pride of it ya Steff”
Steffy : “I know. tapi …ini enak kok….berarti orang Cina nya udah kursus masak sama si India”
Gue : manggut2 Invasi atau Inovasi ya Steff ?
Steffy : “manggut2*
Selama itu makanan enak , teleeeeen ajeeeeee.
So, after that, because of raining , we quickly ran to our hostel .
Inside our room . we found there was a new roomate . Her name Nina , she’s from Germany too .. and just got back from Bali. We talked until late night , until the hostel staff said calm down your voices . Hahaha we realized that we talk until 2am.
Super hype meeting (new) friends !
Move to day 2 —-> next …
Oknum : Tiara , Steffy , Nina
(tentu saja kami bicara dengan bahasa Inggris …ini terjemahan gaulnya)
Nina : “Guys tau nggak , gue digigit Monyet di Bali”
T & S : “SUMPEEEEE LOOOO”
N : “Iya, dan gue harus disuntik anti rabies sampai 4x”
T : “Ngapain sampai bisa digigit sih”
N : “Gue kasih makan kacang sama monyet yang paling gede..gue kira gue bisa elus tapi gue digigit”
S : “Apes banget”
N : “Apesnya bukan itu aja” …”Gue kenalan sama cowok di resto gitu, orang Oz, terus dia cerita gini..”
“eh kalau ke uluwatu hati-hati ya sama monyet , gue denger kemaren ada cewek rusia yang digigit monyet”..
“gue terkenal ya…”
S : “tapi kan elo bukan rusia, Nina”
N : “Iya, tapi seluruh orang di Bali kalau nyapa gue pasti bilang “KAMU DARI RUSIA YA !”
T&S : berpandangan terus ketawa dan kentut….
Moral of the story : Monyet di Bali itu gahar sodara-sodara!