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... to Johor Bahru and then continue with another bus from Johor Bahru to Kuala Lumpur. The reason I did this because sooo cheap. From Singapore to Johor Bahru costs me 2.5 SGD, from Johor Bahru to Kuala Lumpur costs me 30 MYR, the total in Rupiah is about Rp.130.000 (11$). This time I took direct bus from Golden Miles, Singapore to Kuala Lumpur. The bus was not good as I thought but it was okay. I paid 26 SGD for one way from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur. ...
... games because it was Friday. Games are usually on Wednesday, however this week it was swapped, I’m sure for a good reason. But anyway lots of fun was had by them, particularly as they tried to move marbles from one end of the room to the other, using only spoons which they had to hold in their mouths. 2 hours of games later, the winners were crowned, and each of the winning team got a pencil, at which they were ...
... dotted in the trees are the giant buddha statues of Dambulla, rising majestically from the canopy in the distance.
We got up early (again) the following day to explore the ancient monastic retreat in the forest of Ritigala. The woman whose house we were staying at (who was really lovely and I feel guilty about forgetting her name) organised a friend of hers to drive us to the forest in his jeep, wait for us for two hours while we explored the ruins, and ...
... to using the private company buses, we were again crammed in to a bus full of locals including many women in colourful saris. Arriving in Polonnuruwa we headed to the guesthouse and enjoyed a fresh pineapple juice looking out over the surrounding paddy fields. Later that evening we discussed a safari ride with the owner to see yet more elephants and temples.
Early next morning we rented bikes from our hotel and headed off towards the ancient ruins of Polonnaruwa, ...
... He asked me to wait a few minutes until the driver came back. I agreed, but ask to use his phone to call the next guest house. He was disappointed, because the driver was going to get me a good deal on that too. I saw the driver leave and return.
Waiting for a few more minutes but not willing to waste any more on something I wasn’t going to do, I asked one of the helpers to call a tuktuk. He arrived, I bargained the price again. As we drove, I asked about the ...