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Kuala Lumpur-Johor Bahru On Malaysia Airlines

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Kuala Lumpur - Johor Bahru
Malaysia Airlines
MH 1051
Seat 1A, Golden Club Class
737-400 (9M-MMG)
ETD: 1400H
ETA: 1445H
Duration: 45min
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15 Sept

Alright then. Here am I back on a plane again within a week. What the hell was going on? It all started with an impulsive decision make the 3.5hr drive up to Kuala Lumpur from Singapore on Friday night. Within minutes after work, I showered, changed, had dinner and drove off into the horizon - figuring that I could be there by midnight and hit the clubs. After crossing the border on the Singapore side, my car decided to breathe its last just before I reached the Malaysian side of the immigration. Hence, my car was towed to an obscure little town called Gelang Patah, in the Malaysian state of Johor - about 45 mins drive from the state capital of Johor Bahru.

Thus, after the hoo-ha of the waiting game involving tow trucks and negotiations, I made it to KL in a bus at 7am Sat morning - after leaving Johor at 2am in the morning. After a weekend of partying till 6am on Sun morning, it was time to fly to Johor Bahru from Kuala Lumpur to collect my precious Rover, and driving it back to the comfortable confines of Singapore. Hence, this was an unplanned flight in my itinerary, so there are no photos from this trip!  Sad

It was a week of school holidays in Malaysia so flights were pretty full out of KUL. So once again, I had no choice but to fly Golden Club Class. Still, it was a struggle getting up the next day to make it for my 1400H flight from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). Simply because I was still pretty stoned from the night before!  Smile

Boy! The departure level of the airport was a hive of activity, with thousands of Malaysians heading everywhere because of the holidays. The queue for ticket collection was long for Economy Class, but First and Golden Club Class was empty. So I got my ticket pretty quickly.

Farida nonchalantly slapped my ticket on the counter and thumbed me towards check-in island B, where all domestic flights check-in from.

Since I had no check-in baggage, I presented my ticket and my Enrich FFP card, and the formalities were quickly completed. A Golden Lounge invitation was given to me but I returned it because I simply had no time, it was already 1330H so I figured it was no point. I just wanted to get to my car! This is what an entire night of partying does to you the next day, grumpy and spaced out!

Quickly running through the Perlepasan Dalam Negri (domestic departure gates) security checks, my handphone set off the alarm and I had to go through the metal detector again. I managed to be the last one to board at Gate B07.

Running into the cramped confines of the 737-400 (reg. 9M-MMG), I was welcomed at the entrance by Leading Stewardess Joyce Lim. "Ah Mr Soh, we are just waiting for you!" she beamed.

I was ushered to my seat 1A and I noticed that I was on this aircraft previously in Jan. That was when I noticed the new interiors which, by now, I found out that it was on a few other 737s in the MAS fleet as well (eg. 9M-MMI). Seats were upholstered in dark purple fabric and was wide, arm rest was all new, but pitch was rather tight for First / Business Class, with 4 rows in the front cabin. Golden Club Class had about 3 other passengers but Economy Class looked full when I peered past the bulkhead.

It was 1350H so I wasn't that late after all. A pre-take off drink order was taken by the cheery Joyce and I chose guava juice, she also asked if I wanted lunch (hot savouries). You see, MAS takes the order individually from the pax (and served individually with coasters too...), and not served en masse on a tray, unlike the horrible Biz Class flight I had with Swiss last week. As far as I am concerned, they need to buck up BIG TIME! Now back to MAS...

With no one else boarding, the doors were closed at 1355H as Joyce handed out the hot towels. Another stewardess was briefly visible busy in the forward galley but I failed to get her name.

Pushback commenced at 1358H so we were rather on-time. Surprisingly, safety announcements were done in English, which is rather uncommon on a domestic flight - it is normally done in Bahasa Melayu, the national langauage of Malaysia.

A brief burst of power pushed us away from the manouevering area and off we taxied towards runway 32R. My empty glass and used towel was discreetly collected by Joyce (I didn't even realise she took them) after the safety demonstration. After that, she took orders for drinks which were to be served after take off.

We didn't even taxi to the end of runway 32R, but rather entered the platform from an access and commenced the take off roll from there. Obviously there was no need to utilise the entire runway for this small plane. The whine of flap extension was heard softly behind me as we continued taxiing for departure.

Entering the runway, take off clearance was immediate. The Sepang Formula 1 circuit raced past the windows on the other side of the aircraft while we smoothly rotated and up we went! Stabilising on a climb towards our assigned cruising altitude of 23000ft, a right turn was executed that brought us on a southerly track. Passengers on the right side of the plane had a spendid view of KLIA on that clear afternoon.

Since this was a short flight, Joyce wasted no time and laid out the meal linens after she quickly drew the curtains separating the two classes. Trays containing a bowl of fruit, an empty plate and a glass of pre-ordered drink was once again individually served to the pax from the galley. She came out again with a hot tray of hot savouries and encouraged each passenger to make his selection, that she would place on the empty plate with tongs.

The hot savouries included chicken drumlets, mini-quiche, crumbed fish fingers and crab cakes.

A second helping was offered that I gladly accepted. By then, we were 20mins into the flight and the first signs of descend was felt. Arrival announcements were made by the First Officer about the current weather (cloudy) and flight details (speed of 800km/h).

Trays were then collected as descend continued through the stormy skies. Bumps and buffet was making it difficult for Joyce to balance but she did it anyway. She then proceeded to secure the curtain behind and made a final walkthough the Golden Club Class cabin before strapping herself in.

Miles of palm plantation stretched for miled into the horizon outside so no wonder Malaysia is the world's largest producer of palm related products!

We sailed down and had a bumpy landing in Sultan Ismail Airport, Senai, Johor Bahru. This airport has only one runway and a single access into the manouvreing area, 4 aerobridges and a small but exquisitely modern looking terminal building. We nosed into Gate 2 and disembarked within a minute. I was delighted by the extremely pleasant surroundings of this airport which caught me rather by surprise.

Another wonderful flight with Malaysia Airlines...  Smile

Now then, I eventually collected my car uneventually after a 1hr taxi ride from the airport to the town of Gelang Patah. Once again, if I could thank all who helped me when my car broke down, I would.

Verdict:

Departure: 6/10 (MAS ground staff was not particularly friendly, but the modern and expansive confines of KLIA was a sight for sore eyes.)

Check in: 8/10 (Check in desk was tastefully decorated with a dark green carpet)

In flight service: 9/10 (Joyce was ever-smiling and pleasant. Was very accomodating to passenger's requests. There is a reason why MAS won the Skytrax Best Cabin Staff award and this is it!)

Catering: 5/10 (Greasy fare. Not a healthy choice)

Arrival: 8/10 (The modern Sultan Ismail Airport has very pleasing and modern interior with the generous use of bold and loud colours that is sure to wake up a pair of sleepy eyes. Facilities to meet arriving passengers are easy to spot and user friendly.)

Overall: MH 1051 scored a total of 35 points out of a possible 50 (70%). This was a excellent flight brought down by mediocre catering. However, the awesome cabin service made up for it.
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RE: Kuala Lumpur-Johor Bahru On Malaysia Airlines

Mon Sep 16, 2002 3:13 am

Stoned??? Wont they give u the death penalty if they find out??

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Mon Sep 16, 2002 3:34 am

Nice trip report. It sounds like MAS Business Class is much better than you'd get on a European airline for such a shot flight.

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Mon Sep 16, 2002 10:19 am

Hahahaha... you can feel stoned and not act like it. By the way, MAS has always been renowned for their excellent in-flight service, especially in recent times when they started winning awards. It wasn't too long ago in the late 80s and early 90s when they were the airline to avoid! They must be doing something right!
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RE: Kuala Lumpur-Johor Bahru On Malaysia Airlines

Mon Sep 16, 2002 10:57 am

Another great report by Ryanair!!!.

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RE: Kuala Lumpur-Johor Bahru On Malaysia Airlines

Mon Sep 16, 2002 12:18 pm

I was wondering where you got the Going Places magazine from.....

You have not been sending your car for regular servicing right?!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy Still I am surprised that your Rover (which doesn't look more than a day old) actually died on you!!!
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Mon Sep 16, 2002 2:28 pm

Ryanair!!!, I really look forward to your trip reports. I hope your car is allright and goodluck with your partying. By the way, whats an example of a palm related product?
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Mon Sep 16, 2002 3:50 pm

But Ryanair if a policeman catches u doing it, itll be pretty bad right?? And people still do it in singapore?

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Mon Sep 16, 2002 4:35 pm

Hahaha Ryan, what happened to your Rover? You're quite lucky, you keep flying all the time!

Thrash your car, get a BMW or something! :P

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RE: Kuala Lumpur-Johor Bahru On Malaysia Airlines

Mon Sep 16, 2002 5:54 pm

For those of you who know about cars, my timing belt gave way. My mechanic did tell me 2 months ago to change because my car had clocked more than 170000kms already. I put it off and this is the result. But I am glad my car died where there was civilisation. Imagine if I was in the middle of the highway between Yong Peng and Melaka! Shudder! Just jungle and pure darkness, plus it was Friday 13th!

Avion - Do "it"? What is "it"?  Smile I meant "stoned" in a figurative way. I am not into drugs, by the way. It is bad enough we consume preservatives and chemicals in our food, our bodies do not need anymore abuse. But an occassional cigarette still makes me happy. I was "stoned" from lack of sleep and screaming like crazy all night / morning long in a total of 3 clubs. And "no", getting stoned won't send you to the gallows. Its probably a jail sentence and a hefty fine. Unless you are trafficking, ahh... that is a different story. Meet your fate around a noose! What have you been hearing about Singapore? Should some of us Singaporeans here help clear your queries? (Yes, chewing gum is banned)

Cmk10 - Palm trees are cultivated for their palm oil. In Malaysia, they extract the oil to make soaps, err... soaps... err and soaps. No, i mean there are other products which the oil is used for but i just cannot remember it at this moment! But it is not the kind of palm trees you find lining the roads of Miami Beach and Rodeo Drive, it is of a different derivative. Eh! mana si orang Malaysia?? Explain please!...
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Mon Sep 16, 2002 6:10 pm

Avion:
We Singaporeans use "stoned" as slang to refer to being tired or when mental functions aren't at their peak. It usually has nothing to do with drugs. In any case, like Ryan pointed out, consumption of drugs doesn't carry the death penalty, but trafficking does.

Ryan: timing belt? Yikes. Must have cost you a hefty bill!
 
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Mon Sep 16, 2002 6:33 pm

Ryanair.... tsk tsk misleading those foreigners again.... chewing gum (as in the verb) is not banned in Singapore. The SALE of chewing gums (the noun) is banned in Singapore. Possession of chewing gums for personal consumption is NOT a crime. You can chew gum all you like in Singapore.. you will not be sent to the gallows to have your tongue chopped off for that.

Oil palms...they are usually processed and treated from its raw form. The result of this treatment are "oleo chemicals" (nothing to do with Oreo cookies, don't worry). The derivatives of Oleo chems are soap, cooking oil and others which I am not too sure. Malaysia uses the bulk of its palm oil for industrial purposes (I think).
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Mon Sep 16, 2002 7:39 pm

Ryan, were you saying you've clocked 170,000 km on your Rover?? It sure didn't look the part when I saw it!! But if that was the original belt for all that 170K, then you're asking for it !!  Laugh out loud
Oh well, count yourself lucky that your engine is not one of those high-compression multi-valve type. Otherwise, imagine pistons crashing into valves when the belt went.

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Mon Sep 16, 2002 9:10 pm

RyanAir - You know MH is offering 50% off Malaysian domestic fares? Anyway, yes you should change your timing belt every 100,000Kms (just did mine for my Honda here in Australia).

I always thought if the timing belt gave way at high speed, your engine was a goner, or at least thats what the mech told me.... Australians drive Holdens => No timing belt => Only old-fashioned push rods. Yeeks.

Imagine if a 777 had a timing belt for each engine, and they gave way 120 mins into the Pacific. You better hope you know to swim  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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Tue Sep 17, 2002 12:40 am

As usual another excellent report from Ryan  Big thumbs up! It seems that MH has a consistent service. Have to try them one day.

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Tue Sep 17, 2002 3:16 am

I just got back from KLIA earlier today and I noticed that there are indeed dark green colored carpets at the Economy Clas check in, which was new. Air Asia, the no-frills carrier, now too provide a red color carpet for its passengers. Pretty neat huh? Carpeted check in for Economy Class passengers!
 
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Tue Sep 17, 2002 5:09 am

SQ772: Would a "Beng" like you be able to pronounce "oleo" and "oreo" distinctly enough?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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Tue Sep 17, 2002 8:20 am

My Rover is 6 yrs old. Of course 170k kms is not unusual. Luckily when the belt snapped (I was at 120km/h), only the belt gave way and the mechanic in Malaysia pointed out that I was very lucky that nothing else was broken. As a precaution, all my other belts were changed as well and caps on engine replaced - a bill of MYR700 (S$350). Not too bad, considering a timing belt alone in Singapore is S$400.

I did enquire about the 50% off domestic fare but I made the reservations for that Sun flight on Sat morning. The allocated number of discounted seats were already snapped up. Yes indeed, I saw Air Asia's check in counters and not only were there red carpets for all the check in counters, the staff were dressed in a bright red polo T as well. They seemed so relaxed and cheerful, unlike the MAS ground staff who seems like they had something up their asses!

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Tue Sep 17, 2002 2:07 pm

Yes, can differentiate Olio and Orrreo (can roll my tongue when I pronounce rrrrr). I am educated Beng. Not those "bo tak chek" type. Maybe not from "gan tung" schools SAS/RJC....but at least respectable ones like VS/NJC. Very hard for someone to look beng in grey uniform and silver studs lah. "goondu maybe, beng no"....
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Tue Sep 17, 2002 5:53 pm

hey hey hey... "gantung" means to cut in malay. Gantang means potato. So please use the latter.  Big grin

tsentsan - I am very smittened by the Holden Commodoore and it remains my favourite car to rent every time when i am in Australia. I know the Aussies don't care too much for it but i simply love the power! All that for A$25000! In Singapore, the Holden Commodoore manifests itself in the form of Opel Omega.

Hmm... this seems like its turning into a car chat forum! Oh, and also a linguistic argument forum as well!
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Tue Sep 17, 2002 7:01 pm

RyanAir, wait till u try an Evo 7. Had a chance to drive my friend's one the other day.. and.. i tell u, i think only a concorde can compare wif its G force man... tat car can do 0-100 faster than an empty 747.

Holden Commodore ... as we like to say lah, eh.. better not say some *sensitive* words lolx.. i tell u thru email.. haha... better still Ford Falcon... Fail Often Repair Daily... HA! Its juz like VH-NLH - Never Leave Hangar.

Btw, the Commodore is not A$25k, the last I checked it was around $30k or so... why bother, for $40k u get a Subaru WRX with turbo. Big grin

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Tue Sep 17, 2002 7:46 pm

Ryanair!!!, I thought cut in Malay is "potong"? "Gantung" is "to hang", no?
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Tue Sep 17, 2002 7:57 pm

SQ772,

You are right, "gantung" means hang in Malay.

Ryanair!!!,
Potato is "kentang" not "gantung"

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Tue Sep 17, 2002 10:37 pm

Your trip reports are seriously the best Ryanair!!! I really enjoy reading them.

I travelled on MH 3 times recently, PEN-KUL (C, 734), KUL-SIN (F, 734) and SIN-KUL (F, 330). Was extremely impressed and am really looking forward to flying them again. And, yes, this is coming from a die-hard, loyal SQ flyer. I may be back in Malaysia later this year, and if so, I will definitely do a few more MH flights.

For what it's worth I also travelled on Air Asia, and it was quite simply the most horrid flight I have EVER experienced.

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Wed Sep 18, 2002 12:18 am

MD-
Thanks a million for the compliments. It is always good to receive them. Air Asia horrible? Well, you pay peanuts, you get monkeys! But seriously, with that kind of prices, they are indeed giving MAS a run for their money. Especially that group of people that travel often that don't care too much for in-flight service. I mean, where else can you get a flight to Penang fm KUL for MYR 75?! It is even cheaper than taking a taxi!

Tsentsan-
When I was in Sydney in 2000, Holden was selling the Comodoore for A$25000, and they were the special "Olympic" edition with the Olympic seal at the windows. Basically they were the cars used by the participants and their representatives.

Ok ok... maybe my Malay is not that good after all. I apologise...  Big grin "Gantang" is the hokkien way of describing a potato.
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RE: Kuala Lumpur-Johor Bahru On Malaysia Airlines

Wed Sep 18, 2002 7:06 am

Ay, nothing compared to an Audi A4.... Sigh.... I miss my A4.... I miss tearing down the LA freeways in it (well, when they aren't jammed of course)..... drivers here in Honolulu suck! And to make matters worse I now share a Geo Metro - an underpowered car in the state with the lowest speed limits.... Argh...

So, SQ772... how do educated Bengs in goofy grey uniforms pronounce "Audi".....?

 
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Wed Sep 18, 2002 8:08 am

Ex_SQer,

I don't think the bengs know what is an Audi. They would probably ask 1kg how much?
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Wed Sep 18, 2002 10:59 am

Ryanair!!! and Ex_SQer....

I am not talking about teenage Ah Bengs here. Don't look down on (adult) Ah Bengs nowadays, they are our society's entrepreneurs.... They may not be highly educated, but some actually earn more than all 3 of us combined, and can jolly well afford BMW (their favorite), Benz and Audi (aw-dee). Of course, they love to add those spoilers and colorful stickers on their cars, flashing brake lights and laughing buddhas on their dashboards, and blasting House music.

how do educated Bengs in goofy grey uniforms pronounce "Audi".....?

The same way chow Kentangs pronounce them.







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Wed Sep 18, 2002 12:41 pm

hmm - interesting banter here but perhaps it ought to be continued in another forum... (sorry - to rain on your parade)... btw - i just bought an Audi A4 SE two days ago and can't wait to pick it up on Saturday! Thanks for that vote of confidence with Audi's.
 
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Wed Sep 18, 2002 2:34 pm

Mas777... u bought it 2 days ago, and you are collecting it on Saturday? Woah! So fast. Its like a few months here before you can collect your car.
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Wed Sep 18, 2002 2:46 pm

Mas777, you can suggest deletion, I am cool with that....  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
Can't find anywhere else to bring this banter to though.

However, if you look at our banter positively, you'll realise that it occasionally provides one with a pretty good idea of the kind of society Singaporeans live in. Anthropology can be interesting too....

Anyway, how much does a continental car like the Audi A4 cost in UK? (Ryanair!!!, you're right, Bengs always ask "how much")....
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Wed Sep 18, 2002 7:45 pm

SQ772... somehow i knew you could relate!  Big grin
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Thu Sep 19, 2002 12:46 pm

Another palm oleo based product is margarine!

Ryan, since you're always travel to KL, why don't you try KCH instead of KL? Though it is a slow and boring town, but I think there's a lot to explore.

Want some "laksa Sarawak"?

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Thu Sep 19, 2002 2:07 pm

I last went to Sarawak (Kuching) in Nov 1995. I flew there on the newly delivered MAS A330 then. It was a memorable trip as i spent my time in Damai Beach, went to the longhouse, listened to stories about the headhunters and the works, walked along the Kuching water front... plus one of my mum's colleagues apparently got possessed by the Princess of Santubong!

Halfway through dinner at our hotel (Damai Sheraton) she started to shiver very vigourously and her eyes went white. We thought she was having a fit but the hotel staff later told us that it was the Santubong spirit because that lady never had a history of epilepsy.

Nevertheless, she was rushed to hospital but was fine before she got there. She even asked the ambulance staff what was she doing there. Back in Singapore, she had no recollection of what happened because the last thing she remembered was laughing at the dinner table.
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Fri Sep 20, 2002 12:22 am

Wow!

she might do something that she shouldn't do, which lead to the incident....

Anyway, if you by any chance drop into KCH, please try the Sarawak Laksa at the airport cafeteria. It is amongs the best in Kuching. Had mine for breakfast today. It is so delicious.

MH doesn't use A330 for KCH-SIN any more. What you get is none the less boeing's baby 734.

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Fri Sep 20, 2002 12:32 am

Yep, MAS does not have any A330s planned in the timetable flying through Singapore at least till 23 Oct. However, sometimes you do get the occassional 777-200s doing the shuttle. Normally you see the widebodies in Singapore during the school holiday seasons esp the end of the year. Chinese New Year sometimes welcomes the 744s!

Sarawak Laksa at the airport? Wow! By the way, I love the way KCH looks... Is it still open air like the last time? When an aircraft takes off, you can hardly have a conversation! And there is no where else where you can see a MAS Fokker 50 / DHCs.
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Fri Sep 20, 2002 6:06 am

BKI is highly recommended for an "adventure" holiday. When I went to Sabah for two weeks, I:
- climbed Mt. Kinabalu
- soaked my sore muscles in hot springs
- rafted the Pedas River (Grade 4 because of heavy rainfall)
- visited an orang utan sanctuary
- watched turtles lay eggs and watched them hatch
- snorkeled coral reefs....

 
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Fri Sep 20, 2002 8:12 am

ExSQer... I see that its the afternoon in Honolulu... Surfing while at work?  Big grin
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Fri Sep 20, 2002 8:18 am

Uh huh, you have a problem with that?
 
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Fri Sep 20, 2002 12:17 pm

i think mas still fly a330 to kch on the way to perth on wedesday night. i think sabah nd sarawak is the only place where u can see plenty of MAS F50 and DHT. so come over and have a bumpy ride on them.
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RE: Kuala Lumpur-Johor Bahru On Malaysia Airlines

Fri Sep 20, 2002 3:47 pm

Bhtchuo,

MAS indeed flies from KUL to Perth via Kuching twice a week on the A330s. Never knew that there was a demand for flights between Kuching and Perth, is there? I bet you the natives in Perth have never even heard of the state capital of Sabah!  Smile Maybe that flight is catered mainly for the Malaysian students / immigrants in Perth??
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RE: Kuala Lumpur-Johor Bahru On Malaysia Airlines

Fri Sep 20, 2002 5:52 pm

Ryanair,

Kuching is the capital of Sarawak. Kota Kinabalu is the capital of Sabah. Hope this helps.
 
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RE: Kuala Lumpur-Johor Bahru On Malaysia Airlines

Sat Sep 21, 2002 12:32 am

Oops... another screw up. Maybe I am still stoned from KL! Hahahaha... Laugh out loud
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RE: Kuala Lumpur-Johor Bahru On Malaysia Airlines

Sat Sep 21, 2002 1:01 am

Never study hard for your geography when you were in school eh...?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: Kuala Lumpur-Johor Bahru On Malaysia Airlines

Sat Sep 21, 2002 4:28 am

Tsk tsk, no first class honours in geography from NUS, eh? Unlike Uncle over here....
 
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Sat Sep 21, 2002 10:48 am

Tsk tsk.... your SAS/RJC teacher never taught you the word or meaning of "Humility" eh? ....
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RE: Kuala Lumpur-Johor Bahru On Malaysia Airlines

Sun Sep 22, 2002 3:21 am

Hey hey hey... fyi, I was a straight 'A' student for Geography, ok?? Don't pray pray... like I said, I was still stoned from KL!
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RE: Kuala Lumpur-Johor Bahru On Malaysia Airlines

Mon Sep 23, 2002 11:18 am

waduh, even kch and kota kinabalu also you don;t know. wat a shame. i'm worse i know little bout singapore too.. i only know ah mo kio and keraji MRT station dats all.. ah aha ha ha ha h!
 
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RE: Kuala Lumpur-Johor Bahru On Malaysia Airlines

Tue Sep 24, 2002 4:09 pm

Hello... its Ang Mo Kio and Kranji
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RE: Kuala Lumpur-Johor Bahru On Malaysia Airlines

Wed Oct 02, 2002 1:44 pm

KCH airport doesn't change much since last 5 years. Yes, it still has the "open air" roof.
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