For the love of the environment and the dread of driving, we decided to use the buses to Genting.
Mistake No. 1 - Took KTM
I'm usually disinclined to show more feelings than necessary but here is what I feel about Kereta Api Tanah Melayu Berhad: Fuck them. FULL STOP.
Avoid the KTM Komuter at all costs
After the sweaty ride to KL Sentral, we made our way to the bus stop..
Mistake No. 2 - Wanting to take the Bus up Genting.
It seems that Genting Resorts did not provide backup buses during the Hari Raya/Merdeka holidays... What about the people who wanna go gamble?? Arrgghh! When we arrived there at 11am, we were told that the buses were full till 3pm!!
Mistake No.3 - Left my car next to the KTM station!
Crap! So in that case, it was time to get back to plan B, take the LRT back to Kelana Jaya and get my bro to drive back to Subang Jaya to get my car :(
By the time we got the car back, we were back at home just to start our journey at 1pm! Thats 3 frigging hours because we made the mistake of trusting public transport!
So, it was back to driving...
Mistake No. 4 - Heading towards kampungs during Raya.
Note the massive amount of cars (75% percent of them heading back to kampungs towards Kuantan).
Mistake No. 5 - Making mistakes 1 to 4 to arrive at almost 3pm!
That means parking is a total nightmare.
Time to drive to Genting: 1 hour 30 mins.
Time to find parking: 30 mins.
Yes, the whole resort was a total parking lot with cars parked at every nook and cranny. We almost gave up and Bb and I were on the brink of arguement because we made mistake No. 6...
Mistake No. 6 - No food in the car.
Oh yes, after missing our bus and not having anything to eat 6 hours after breakfast, we were hungry, impatient and disgruntled and the endless labyrinth of P5 carpark was killing our patience.
...and after some
Mistake No. 7 - What fresh air?
Unlike an ordinary day, the whole hill was filled with cars and their exhaust gases. The surrounding temperature was not as cold and even with our outfits,
Mistake No. 8 - Not bringing gas masks into the
The place was a smoke house! Any longer in there and I would have the texture of smoked bacon or salmon. The other thing I noticed was the average age of the people in the casino, way past retirement! What a good senior home Genting makes, free drinks, toilets, accomodation, and entertainment. Also sharpens the mind mathematically!
Hahaha, so I jumped ship and had enough of the ice after around 20 minutes. Time to get out.
At the exit, the will reward you with a tub of vanilla ice-cream each!
Mistake No. 8 - Playing at the Arcade During Holidays!
So many people and so crowded! Fine, after paying RM15 (RM10 credit and RM5 deposit) for the eZ card, we went to play some games there. OMFG! One game, RM4! RM3!... Thats like 3 games max.
So off we went to the service counter where a fat technician will help you out... WAIT...So fine, he got the machine to start... but only ONE game! Fine, keep our cool, and went to reload another RM10.. WAIT....
Okay, at least we still managed to play some games along the way. In total we got around 83 tickets, nothing compared to the thousands the regulars bring in... So I took it to the counter and the attendent at the counter said I needed to go to the machine to count 83 tickets... I can understand counting a thousand... but 83?
Fine fine, go to the ticket counter machine... the people in front had bags of tickets!! This guy had over 2000 tickets! so... WAIT....
Anyway, we spent RM20 and almost 2 hours to get 83 points to change it for this! A plastic keychain! IMHO, those people with thousands of tickets must be frigging loaded!
Anyway, me no likey! It was already way past sunset and we still had a little credit left in our pockets and batteries in our cameras. So out went for some air!
Mistake No. 10 - Bring more money to Genting!