Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Genting Highlands again..

Huh..again, my family and I went to Genting Highlands theme park. It was during school holidays. This time, I drove to the peak. The initial plan was to ride cable cars from the Goh Tong Jaya Skyway station (cable car station) to Genting Highlands. My mother was afraid of height, so we canceled our precious plan. Huhuhu...mother 1st.

Ticket counter. My cousins are the two girls at the bottom-right of the picture.

It was a new experience for me when my father assigned me to drive his MPV to Genting Highland, roads full of steep turn and inclination. I just hoped that it won't be raining. We parked our MPV at P1 bay, which is under Genting Hotel. Just few minutes walking to the outdoor theme park entrance.

We were required to pay RM250 for 6 persons. The ticket were for all park ride, meaning we may ride any outdoor and indoor rides. 2 another separate tickets were brought for my youngest sister and brother. We saved a lot of money with the help from the Genting technical team, whose offered us help.
We started our adventure with the Spinner, Cyclone and then Toboggan. Then, my brothers and I decided to ride the damned pirate ship. Thank God it was nothing for me but it was life and death to my brothers and sisters. They are afraid of height and speed. So, maybe you can imagine how they felt when they were on board the ride. I just laughed all the way when I saw their face. Terrible!
What can I say, Corkscrew was the best roller coaster in Genting and I rode it twice with my brother, who are not afraid to experience thrill. The rest went to ride the normal one such as bumper cars.

The Corkscrew, the best roller coaster in Genting Highlands

The Space Shot, I cannot describe the experience of riding it in words. You have to try it yourself, and before that, make sure you're healthy enough to ride this. Hahaha...

The Space Shot, best ride ever.

We went to KFC for lunch and continue to walk around the theme park.It was a wonderful experience with my family. Not to forget, we also tried the Flying Coaster. Nothing to be afraid about that. It just that you may no longer know how to distinguish which one is the land and which one is the sky unless you're a really good fighter jet pilot.

My family

Finally, thanks to my Papa and Mama for bringing us to Genting Highlands. More exposure for me, I think..Hehehe..


Salam. Sorry because for the meantime, I cannot continue my story about my journey to Madinah and Makkah. I accidently left my pictures collection in the desktop at my house, which is not near to my hostel. So, I think insyaAllah I'll skip about Madinah and Makkah and continue with the next post. Huhuhu...

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Journey to Madinah

26th of February 2009, I woke earlier than ever. By 4.30 am, I already finished packing my luggage and ready to go. My father and I need to board a morning AK flight to Kuala Lumpur from Penang International Airport. After I got my seat number, I board the flight and noticed the arrival of 737-800 owned by Malaysia Airlines. A brand new aircraft to replace the old 737-400.

Malaysia Airlines Boeing 737-400

Our flight was delayed for about 20 minutes due to congested morning traffic towards Penang International Airport. It wasn't a safe time for us to take-off since the turbulence from another aircraft may blew our aircraft, resulting the worst condition. The weather from Penang to Ipoh was good but we began to experience a bumpy ride when our captain start descending towards Kuala Lumpur International Airport. You can see how thick the clouds in the picture below.If possible, try to imagine the situation faced by us. It was a normal one for pilots but for us, aww...

View from the window

We arrived in Kuala Lumpur approximately 3 hours before our next flight to Prince Mohammed Airport (Madinah). This journey was via King Khaled International Airport (Riyadh). I used this time to recharge my digital camera battery as it was predicted that I'm going to use it excessively.

KLIA check-in counter

Not to forget, at the check-in counter in KLIA, I met Pian's girlfriend a.k.a my senior from Kolej Mara Seremban. She was on her way to Wellington after not a very long holidays. A very friendly person although I did not know her that much. And I called her 'Kak'. Is that too much? Huhuhu...She will be on the Royal Brunei Airlines. According to her, the fare is much cheaper compare to Malaysia Airlines and the journey is more 'barakah'. I just say...mmmm..ok and smile. ( To Pian: Take good care of your girl, or else you'll be regretted)

Royal Brunei A319 to Bandar Seri Begawan

The plane I boarded was docked at gate C4 and we need to be on board before 1400. Not a problem for us I thought.

Saudi Arabian 747-300 to Madinah (via Riyadh) at gate C4

The 9 hours journey to Madinah began. I just slept and ate since we were given 3 meals before we arrived in Riyadh and an additional one from Riyadh to Madinah.

Onboard the aircraft

It was already dark by the time we touched down at Riyadh. It was a new experience for me since I had never been to Saudi Arabia before. I promised to myself that I'm going to spent my time there wisely. Huhuhu..

King Khaled International Airport

Finally, after 1 hour 15 minutes journey from Riyadh, I finally arrived safely in Prince Mohammed Airport in Madinah. I was looking for the Masjid Nabawi, but I was informed that it is far from the airport. So, I waited patiently..

Passengers deplane at Madinah