Here we go!! Singapore!!!!! ooohoiii!
First trip ever to Singapore..by bus..from KL!
What do you aspect??? Nothing because this will be my new trip to Singapore!
We departed to Singapore by bus from Bangsar at 12.30noon..Friday; 28th May 2010.
Myself, my fiancée, our team manager; KY, her assistant; Tess and another 2 KOMA runners; Adam n Sham.
Omar and Elmy will be joining us kat Singapore
After 5hours in the bus,we arrived at Novena. Before we could reached Novena, actually we need to get "COP MOHOR DIRAJA" kat imergresen (Malaysia-Singapore)... New immigration complex building yang telah menyenangkan semua pengguna!!! Horreeeyy!! Clear! Go and continue our journey!!!!
Elmy friend to Adam waited us Novena and she's the one who helped us to collect our running kit from the organizer! Thanks to her!!! Ko mmg baek laaa Elmy!! Pakcik sayang kamu!! ohohoh..
At Novena Complex, we started to think and discuss where we should stay but the main topic was; where should we heading to??? We need to perform our solat before we could go anywhere...so where is the nearest mosque?? aha!
"wait!! wait!! can we wait for my friend; Shikin???" Elmy requested us to wait for another Singaporean Malay girl..
"Ok, no prob.."; adam replied.
After 5 min waiting for Shikin, she came with her beautiful smile..ohoho..this is nice Singaporean Malay girl!! Nice lady, nice skirt..
we walked to the nearest mosque to performed our solat jamak; Asar and Zohor and we did our solat jamak maghreb and isyak as well.
One of the pakcik in the mosque was very helpful. He noticed that this group of huha people came far away from Malaysia..
"Nak, nanti minum yer air kat belakang..ada biskut...buat la apa air yang kamu mau..Help yourself!"
Before that, the pakcik gave us a copy of solat time for Singapore.. easy for us to refer. Thank you pak cik.
After solat maghreb and isyak, we sat on the shelve, minum air yang dah dibuat and we took few pictures together... Shikin and Elmy wait us outside the mosque.
Before we move, Nurin told us that her nenek sedara invited us to her house.. ALL OF US! OMG!!! We need to fullfill her invitation...okay!! okay!! okay!! Before we left to her rumah nenek sedara, we need to go to Bellestier Road to find our hotel first.
Took bus and paid $1. Cheap! Very cheap!
2 days stay in Singapore we will stay in Hotel 81, Bellestier Road, Singapore. $318/2night!! OMG..dammmmm expensive!! Too expensive... But we do not have any choice..that was the only place we could stay for this trip! Haiyoooo............. After everything done..we slowly move to nurin's nenek sedara house at Marrylmount (i think so) by MRT!
Jeng..jeng..jeng..the love story start here..KY+Uncle Ib________
apa jadi?? tak tau la kan..kena tanye KY laa sendirik..pehal pun, dishes malam tu 100% superb..first time i ate Singaporean nyer masakan..mmg best! (walaupun different taste..) We took some pictures together for our "KOMA ALBUM in SINGAPORE"
Elmy took us to Esplanade and when we arrived there, she reminded us to get back before 12.30am, so that we still could get our last MRT to NOVENA unfoetunately, after sat and talked together, we realised that it was 1.30am...haiyoo we need to take cab to Bellestier Road! we paid $9.40 for a cab..takpe la asal dpt balik hotel.
Tirying day..we laid our body slowly on the bed...small room, no window, but VERY EXPENSIVE! Day 2 trip waiting for us and we need to rest before we walk again in SINGAPORE.....
OMG..Omar's sister text me.."please let me know where do you stay. Omar could not reach you. He is in Belliestier Hotel" OMAR!! OMAR!! OMAR!! Omar was standing near to my hotel..he reached there about 9.30am but i woke up at 10am..sorry my friend! I'm so sorry!
Ready to go..we walked again for our 2nd day trip. Adam suggested us to go to Indian Road, near to Arab Road..we were hunting for our breakfast! not breakfast but BRANCH (breakfast and lunch).
At Novela MRT station, we took train to City Hall..(hehhh! dah pandai tuuu..) We walked sampai penat..perut lapaq ni..tp kedai sebijik pon tak masuk2 lagi..hangin! marah pun ada ni..haiyoo!! macam mane nie??? Then, we found ada 1 mamak restaraunt kat one street ni..apa lagi, pasukan kelaparan terus masuk serbu!! Semua senyap sbb kelaparan..makan penuh fokus terhadap nasik dan lauk yang ada dlm pinggan..
Settle, KY bayar! Tq KY! semua beransur utk ke Sembawang!
Elmy wait us in Sembawang MRT station. She really wants to show us her malay tradisional dance art group. From Sembawang MRT station we took bus to Sembawang Park. It was 5min by bus from Sembawang MRT station. Her group was there. After few min for short briefing, Elmy started her training. At 3pm, we made a move! Bid farewell to the dancers and her kompang boy!
Now we were heading to TAMPINiese.. a town kat far east kot of Singapore..
We thought that Adam brought us to Bike Expo unfortunately he got wrong message.. But before we could proceed with any visit, lalalaal...we need to find the mosque @ surau. Now we get different direction from different people. Confius! We walked around at one of the area in Tampinese to get the mosque and finally, Adam asked a man in barber shop and easily show us the direction to the mosque! Alhamdulillah! We found it!
Settle je solat, terus kepala nak ke Pasir Ris...tpt amek shuttle bus to Singapore Sundown Venue (starting point). we paid $1/trip=$2 laaaa kan. Before we took MRT to Pasir Ris, we took our early dinner @ Mc D @ Tampinese Bus Station. I took 1 big cup of Choclate Milk Shake! yummy! The rest took burger, french fries, apple pie etc...Back to Pasir Ris; there you seeeeeeee...1 long que of people to get on the bus! we started be in the line at 6pm and we got into the bus at 7.30pm..1 and half hour. Too bad!!! The bus took us to Changi which is if the traffic was ok, it only takes us about 10-15min.
8pm we reached at the venue. Get ready runner! Start do your warming up...30min left before you run tonight! less than 30min, we need to do stretching etc...haiyoo..mana cukup ni. I started to feel that something will not be ok kejap lagi..
8.45pm we moved to the starting line unfortunately one of the officer not allowed us to enter runner "cage" @ starting line and Adam started to mengomel!!! I saw on my left, few funners started to jump in the cage and i slowly walked and push myself to the front of the group..3, 2, 1 goooooooo!! at 9pm sharp, we started our run.
It was very hot! Unexpected! I tried to push myself as much as i could. For first 5km, Adam was following me closely and he started to move back slowly when he could not follow my pace. Few times i will lloked back to him, and called his name and tried to push him to run with me..but Adam was happy to run with his own pace.
Every 2km, there would be a water station and i purposly will stopped and took 8 cups of water and dropped it on my head! Shouting all the way to motivate myself since i felt it was very hard for me to finish my run in this hot night. Keep on shouting and telling myself the same sentence untill i started to feel that it did not help me much especially when i made my last U-TURN at 18km of my run.
Peha dan betis terus menegang. Over dehydrated! Over sweeting made my muslce started to cramp. My running pace became slow. I started to run on the right of the lane. Few meters i tried to push myself, to run as my normal pace, but it did not help me and it even more worst. I walked for 1km and stopped at one of the water station. 10cups of 100PLUS. It was the best medicine for me and it helps. I rubbed my leg with the deep heat to help my drug circulation and to reduce pain on my leg.
I really need to push myself for my last few kilometers to finishing line. Off course, i started to say that my personal best time for Singapore Sundown will be the worst compared to other marathon that i have took part before. Yeah!! 2hrs, 04min, 49sec..that's was my time @ Sundown Marathon-Half Marathon!
Too hot...too bad..too dehydrated!
Vomitted!! OMG..sume kuar! Nothing aku simpan dlm perut..haiyoo....10 cups of 100PLUS kuar...Choclate Shake kuar...apa tinggal?? kosong sajo. In the middle of midnight yang tak best..waiting for a cab..1 cab took 3 of us back to Bellestier Road, we desprately need another cab..Tess called few times but it did not help much..KY did the same effort tp takde apa yang dapt gak...... Then, Tess called her friend in Singapore; Alin...a stewardest of Singapore Airlines...thanks to Alin for your kindness to help us to get a cab..kalu x mmg aku kena tido kat atas jalan je laa..or worst come to worst..jalan kaki..ooo NO-NO-NO.
Adam, Sham and Nurin patiently waiting for us in Hotel 81.. I really tired! Superb penat dude! Could not really pikir apa lagi selain menghempaskan badan atas katil dlm bilik.................ALHAMDULILLAH...dah sampai, nak tido......and we only had 3 hours before we bid a farewell to Singapore!
6.30am..still early in the morning..we walked slowly heading to Novena Square to take bus to KL..It was very short and simple trip and we learnt alot from each other..Singapore make my eyes open! How difficult to live in Singapore if you do not have enough salary.. Every single things is MONEY.. you really need to know how to do your budget, when you can spend your money..etc..
Thanks to KY, Tess, Elmy,Omar and my runners; Adam, Nurin and Sham!!! Thanks yeah