Wednesday, March 31, 2010

KLIA Express

Whenever I need a ride from KLIA to KL city centre or vice versa, my preferred choice would be the KLIA Express.

The travel time from either direction is exactly 28 minutes no matter how many times I clocked it in my previous journey.

KLIA Express station in KL Sentral. At peak hour the train frequency is about 15 minutes and 20 minutes for off peak hour. The fare is RM 35 for one way.

The interior of the train is very spacious and comfortable. The train is rarely full and this make the journey enjoyable for me personally. There are plenty and huge luggage compartments along the aisle and above the seats.

If one got time to spare, there are cheaper ways to travel. One can opt for the KLIA Transit. Drop at any transit station, let say at Putrajaya Station (RM6.20) and purchased another ticket to KL Sentral from Putrajaya Station (RM9.50). If you don't fancy to lug your heavy luggage around, skip this tips.

The management also introduce another service which serve the low cost carrier terminal by KLIA Transit. It is not a direct train service though. One will need to take a connecting bus from Salak Tinggi station in order to reach LCCT.

This is the KLIA Express station in KLIA. One can actually just hop into the train from here without purchasing the ticket initially. Once arrived at KL Sentral, passenger can always still pay at its ticketing counter over there.

By using the train we are actually reducing the carbon dioxide emission from polluting our atmosphere. It's easily the fastest and greenest way to KLIA

Monday, March 29, 2010

Pavilion Crystal Fountain

While shopping in Pavilion I notice a fountain in front of its main entrance. I don't recall seeing it few years ago in my last visit here.

One can actually toss a coin and make a wish at the fountain. The coins collected will be donated to charity.

The Malaysia Book of Record has endorsed this fountain as the tallest Liuli crystal fountain in Malaysia.

Hibiscus was etched all over the fountain. The hibiscus, the national flower of Malaysia is a symbol of opulence, passion and progression.

The three bowls represent Malaysia's multiracial culture living harmoniously in unity. Ascending to signify the growing aspirations of the people.

Serenely the water converges from all directions, signify the endless source of blessings and prosperity.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Hartz Chicken Buffet

It has been quite sometime now since I last visited Hartz Chicken Buffet. I used to go to their outlet in Berjaya Times Square only to find out the outlet there had been closed. Hence, the only outlet available around this area is at Sunway Pyramid.

The price definitely had increased over the past few years. I remember it used to cost RM14++, then 16++ and 19++. I was a bit surprised with its current price. It will cost RM24++ net if one is to dine here.

The outlet here in Sunway Pyramid also seems to gone through some transformation as I don't recall it looks something like this in the past.

A lot of funny and wise words can be found around the walls here. I actually enjoy reading them.

The main attraction here is of course the chicken. They comes in all style; fry, grill and etc. It is also served with onion rings, bun and chips.

Soup of the day and non carbonated drink

Western food such as pasta and salad. I particularly like their coleslaw.

Apart from western food, eastern food is also served here, mainly the Chinese stir fry dishes

Fruits are limited to pineapple, watermelon and honey dew only

Dessert in the form of cakes. I believe there is an ice cream machine too but I didn't bother to try.

Honestly, I am quite disappointed with Hartz Chicken nowadays. Its quality definitely had dropped and the choice of food also been slightly reduced. On the positive side, the outlet still provide a balanced diet at an acceptable cost

Thursday, March 25, 2010

My Worst Training Experience

I had the worst training experience in my life while attending a course at Pasir Gudang this week.

This is the dorm that was been offered to us initially. It was hot and only equipped with ceiling fans. There is no blanket and the floor is of cement. To make things worse, there is a lot of mosquito hanging around this place.

The lockers in the dorm are also in a very sorry state. I don't feel like storing my stuffs inside.

They only have communal toilet and bath room for the men. I hope to see the last of communal toilet after I left my university some 10 years ago but here I was left with little option.

The toilet is dirty and I don't feel like taking a dump here. I don't think I have a proper shower those few days as I just want to get out from that cubicle as soon as possible.

After we lodge our complaint, we were given slighter better dorm, the guest room. Somehow, we manage to squeeze 12 people in this room. The room has 2 units of air conditioners. However, we were not provided with any blankets on the first night and we were basically freeze to death. Nobody had a good night sleep. We were given blankets the next day but they were smelly and kind of dusty.

This is our dining room cum discussion room at night. Basically we were well fed, 6 times a day.

The lecture room is probably the best part of the whole duration of the course. It's huge and comfortable.

At the end of the day, I made a lot of friends where we bunk together and laugh about it.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Putrajaya Precinct 11 Community Centre

Just opposite the apartment I currently staying now is a community centre. I frequent this place as this is currently the place where I play badminton

I was taken by surprise by the centre interior layout and decoration. It definitely got a resort kind of feel inside.

The swimming pool also looks like a pleasant place to swim. It is open for 4 session a day (Can't remember the time). One can swim here for a nominal fee.

Tennis and squash court is also available within this centre.

This is the court where I currently practicing my skill with my colleagues. Generally it is a good court but I have problem adjusting to its environment. Playing in here is extremely hot as there is hardly any ventilation. The floor also don't feel as "solid" as the one I used to. To make things worse, they playing with 21 points system which I am not used to.