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Malaysia and Singapore

Posted: February 12, 2013 in Asia, Malaysia, Singapore

Air Asia was gracious enough to transport us back from Colombo to Malaysia, after a quick two and a half hour drive from Unawatuna to the capital of Sri Lanka.  Flight went smoothly, a fellow traveller entertained me for the greater duration of the journey by being disgusted by the service and seating of the world’s best low-cost carrier, what people pay and then expect is sometimes just too great a differential…

Kuala Lumpur was a short visit, as we had just time to jump on a bus/train combo from the LCC terminal to KL Sentral, grab some dinner, and then hop on our overnight train to Singapore.

Train journey was great, we splurged for a 1st class two berth cabin with ensuite at a cost of $80, and it was a super sleep.

Singapore is by far one of the easiest countries in the world to travel, after a simple immigration process, we hopped on a bus from the train station to the airport, and left our bags for the day.  We spent 8 hours in the city, using the MRT train system, super simple and allowed us to grab some last-minute things that we needed for the next part of our adventure in South America.  I think the only thing Mirella saw for the day was a sign like this:


Back to the airport 9 hours later, a good day in Singapore all round.

Time to hop on our national carrier, an overnight flight to Singapore with 409 other souls on a Qantas 747.