It’s New Year’s Day for 2015 out with the old and in with the new. 2014 was kind of a hard year as I didn’t travel till Boxing Day and I only went to one new nation (Timor Leste) and I didn’t make it to the UK for X-mas
It was good that I got to keep working hard at my waiter job as my career has improved with 1 years’ experience as a waiter, but I was ever grateful to tell Meze me and the Bowling Club to get fucked!
By the time January 31st has come I will have visited 7 new nations and my tally of nations will be 38.
I was supposed to go to Europe in January, but I am coming home to work on my job.
I checked out of my hostel after my free breakfast and made tracts to Newton Station. I wanted to find the Istana building that the President lives in. But I can’t find things without a map or a guide book. So “fuck it” is what I said as I continued to walk around Singapore.
It seems that wherever the British went in the world the Indians went with them, especially in nations like: South Africa, Guyana, Malaysia and Singapore and the Indians/Tamil people make up one of the 5 main ethnic groups in Singapore.
While in Little India I saw a little bird that couldn't fly so I gave him an offering of a chip that he gladly took from my hand.
I do not drink alcohol in Islamic nations even though I drank a beer at KLIA in 2012 before my flight to London. But I promised myself that I would never by the Singapore Sling or a Cocktail at a fancy hotel. This is so I don’t do a James Kottak and made an inflammatory rant about Islam at an airport.
So what you do is you walk all the way up in the building and keep walking to you head to passport controll. Get stamped out of Singapore and then head downstairs for the bus to Johor Bahru. You cannot walk across the Causeway to Johor Bahru as it’s illegal so you need to take a bus.
A bus between Woodlands and JB Sentral is only $2 SGD.
I used to think they only scan your fingerprints if your passport is new or you have never been to Malaysia. They didn't scan my fingerprints in 2012 when i entered via Johor Bahru Station.
I had a few hours to kill before my 11.30 PM train too KL Sentral. I have taken this train between KL and Singapore 3 times in less than a year. Its the only way I will ever travel between the 2 cities You can never pay me to take the bus.
I was very skeptical about walking around Johor Bahru. Outdated post from 10 years ago on Virtual Tourist warns people about the amount of crime in the city. I have heard stories of people being held with and threaten with syringe in Johor Bahru.I did not want to be a pussy and stay inside the station till 11.35pm. I had the balls to go to Iran and bitch to DIAC about being paranoid over my movement so I decided to look around JB.
I had read up well about all the Scratch and Win scams. I even saw a dramatized version of one on YouTube where it shows a Singapore Couple winning a car and then getting driven to a shady office where they have to pay to get these prices that are not worth its real value
This scam is completely bullshit you can't win anything at all just for handing over money. This is worse than those fake monks going around Sydney handing material out and requesting money.
As i walked around Johor Bahru i found allot of interesting things. I found the Royal Palace where the Sultan of Johor lives, I found a Catholic Church up the road with people lighting candles at night. It was good to hear the call of prayer at night as you could probably hear it when your in Singapore.