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Sentinel
01-06-2009, 05:02 PM
What is your favorite journey?

My favorite journey has always been from Labuan to Muara (in Brunei Darussalam). I love the last ferry (Sri Anna - its a huge air-conditioned catamaran) which normally takes about 50 minutes - 1 hour to make the trip from the jetty at Labuan to the one in Muara, plying through the scenic and beautiful Brunei Bay.

I love to sit on the top open deck, with a tall can of duty-free very cold Heineken and a packet of the famous roasted Shandong peanuts (somehow alot in Labuan but cannot find here...) However, when the sea gets choppy, I will go down into the passenger deck and sit out the bumpy ride...

One can see oil rigs lining the distant horizon (outside Bintulu and Brunei's own rigs) as well as some fishing boats adrift.

Oh, u must finish the beer as you arrive at Muara because alcohol is banned in Brunei. You are allowed (if you are non-Muslim) to bring in 2 bottles of liquor and 24 cans of beer into Brunei duty-free. They never specified size so we always bring in the 2-litre Black Label or 2-litre Chivas and 24 cans of TALL cans of beer, normally San Miguel from Phillipines because its only RM1 a can...

Oh Labuan, how I miss thou! How I miss the roti canai and the mutton curry, oh how I miss Liverpool Club.... I will be back soon, you bet!

Labuan island... as seen from air:

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee122/GreenBug19/LabuanIsland.jpg

AllUrban
01-06-2009, 05:26 PM
Star Ferry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Ferry) across Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong.

It's been done to death, I know - but nothing beats that image for me...the sight of all those towers against the backdrop of the Peak...

It is a short ferry ride but a wonderful experience.

Number 2 would be a train trip through Canada's rocky mountains - either on The Canadian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Canadian) or The Rocky Mountaineer (http://www.rockymountaineer.com/) train.

Cheers, m

chsum
01-06-2009, 05:29 PM
err.. I ave lotsa fav journey

1) driving through summer french alps towards swiss, fav music blaring, stopping at every scenic stop, soly no beer while driving.

2) In a greyhound bus towards New Orleans, woke up when the bus on a loooong bridge, heavy rain, can't see the road in front, looks like the sea, look left through window, endless sea, look right, endless sea, arggg!!! the bus driving on the sea!!!! panic....

3) ....

My fav sense

Sentinel
01-06-2009, 05:35 PM
Hey AllUrban, I love the ferry ride too but this one is from Butterworth to Penang island... those days in the late 80s used to take the ride when there was no Penang bridge to see my lady (ahem... now my wifey oledi...).

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee122/GreenBug19/Butterworth2.jpg

The ferry ride is used as a cigarette break (those days Benson & Hedges) as the drive from Singapore to Butterworth was 13 hours... lunch at Tanjung Malim town (always wantan mee.. leong lup min kar liew...kopi-O kaw galat!)

bslee
01-06-2009, 05:46 PM
Hmmm, frankly I loathed a 13hour journey either to up north (Penang) or down south (JB) by car in the mid 60's. Imagine, hot humid, car no air con, then when it rains, its stuffy and humid inside the car. Yes, I was a kid then (belum baligh!) and I really felt it was a terrible experience. Moreover, its old trunk roads and I could see dad so anxiously waiting to overtake some old WW2 Bedford lorry thats hogging the road. It happens many time along the 240mile journey. Anway, whats there more to grumble or regret?.. Its long past 4 decades ago, and at least I could be thankful to my parents who could afford to bring me and brother on a few outstation trips in a year. I had visited all the peninsula states by the time I was 12. Actually the actual experience of those trips are still very vivid in my mind now. 2hours to Seremban, another 2hours to Malacca town, lunch there, Malacca to JB was another 4-5 hours or so, very brief stop at Muar or BP, Ayer Hitam, then JB at last to be hugged by granny (God bless her soul!)

Penang?... reached there late evening...then somehow "cranky" dad said... Tomorrow we go back KL.. MY HEART SINK like Titanic... just when I was thinking of some sightseeing or shopping with Mum. Yep, my dad is not exactly a great dad.. NO-ONE would cross or argue with him. He called the shots...one is one, two is two.. I argue or fret?..I'd probably be chucked by the road side..HE DARE DO IT!..no joke!
Oh.. Those were the days... NOT anymore...MY TRIPS are planned right and I MAKE DAMN SURE my family enjoys every minute of it... or don't go at all.

Sentinel
01-06-2009, 06:15 PM
Penang?... reached there late evening...then somehow "cranky" dad said... Tomorrow we go back KL.. MY HEART SINK like Titanic... just when I was thinking of some sightseeing or shopping with Mum. Yep, my dad is not exactly a great dad.. NO-ONE would cross or argue with him. He called the shots...one is one, two is two.. I argue or fret?..I'd probably be chucked by the road side..HE DARE DO IT!..no joke!
Oh.. Those were the days... NOT anymore...MY TRIPS are planned right and I MAKE DAMN SURE my family enjoys every minute of it... or don't go at all.So, this is your most favourite journey then? :D :D :D

bslee
01-06-2009, 06:26 PM
So, this is your most favourite journey then? :D :D :D

Yes, its a top favourite for many reasons. Was the other tax free haven till someone cancelled it and just made Malaysia a more expensive place to live in.

EricK
01-06-2009, 07:52 PM
If its ferry journey.. its the ferry from circular quay to manly in sydney... to feel the breeze and the sun on you during the summer... pure bliss... :D

JC17
02-06-2009, 12:22 AM
Star Ferry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Ferry) across Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong.

It's been done to death, I know - but nothing beats that image for me...the sight of all those towers against the backdrop of the Peak...

It is a short ferry ride but a wonderful experience.

Number 2 would be a train trip through Canada's rocky mountains - either on The Canadian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Canadian) or The Rocky Mountaineer (http://www.rockymountaineer.com/) train.

Cheers, m

Greetings AllUrban,
Totally agree with with you re Star Ferry.I lived in Hong Kong in the 70's for 3+ years and took the Star Ferry numerous times per week during various times of the day.Estimate that I may have taken the Ferry more than 500 times and I do remember that I never got tired of the rides and the amazing view for both sides of the harbour.

tupai
02-06-2009, 03:11 AM
Chiangmai >~~~> Pai >~~~> Mae Hon Son
1864 corners one-way :D Lipat korners shiok shiok!

Mae Hon Son >~~> Mae Sariang >~~~> Chiangmai
1458 korners one-way :D Lipat korners till vomit!

Pure adrenalin rush...priceless! :p

Yang Bermain korners latotupai :D

p/s CNX >>---->> SJaya
1957km one way :eek: Plain boring str8 run *yawn*

Sentinel
02-06-2009, 09:41 AM
Chiangmai >~~~> Pai >~~~> Mae Hon Son
1864 corners one-way :D Lipat korners shiok shiok!

Mae Hon Son >~~> Mae Sariang >~~~> Chiangmai
1458 korners one-way :D Lipat korners till vomit!

Pure adrenalin rush...priceless! :p

Yang Bermain korners latotupai :D

p/s CNX >>---->> SJaya
1957km one way :eek: Plain boring str8 run *yawn*
Wow... still hitting apexes and cutting corners? Ride carefully brader.. do take care!

USJ27Resident
02-06-2009, 10:26 AM
Number 2 would be a train trip through Canada's rocky mountains - either on The Canadian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Canadian) or The Rocky Mountaineer (http://www.rockymountaineer.com/) train.

Cheers, m

Damn you... bringing back memories of the Rockies and Capilano bridge span... a short walk across that bridge would be etched in your memories for a lifetime.... :D

Sentinel
02-06-2009, 02:58 PM
Damn you... bringing back memories of the Rockies and Capilano bridge span... a short walk across that bridge would be etched in your memories for a lifetime.... :DThat was where you took your girl (now wifey lah) to, am I right? You sound so nolstalgic and romantic....

bslee
02-06-2009, 03:23 PM
Wow... still hitting apexes and cutting corners? Ride carefully brader.. do take care!

Yah man!...one slight error and you're spread out on the road like strawberry jam. My motorbiking days are well over, since the brake handle stabbed me at the side...that was it...no more bikes..and it wasn't a pleasant journey crawling home from the hospital. I was knocked down...not being mischevious on the road.

Sentinel
02-06-2009, 03:42 PM
Yah man!...one slight error and you're spread out on the road like strawberry jam. My motorbiking days are well over, since the brake handle stabbed me at the side...that was it...no more bikes..and it wasn't a pleasant journey crawling home from the hospital. I was knocked down...not being mischevious on the road.Thanks for the reminder. In my biking days, I have lost 3 very close friends, 2 of whom were USJ neighbors - one a lawyer from USJ6 and another a MNC company CFO in USJ4. Another is a professional racing team owner.

I have had two nasty accidents myself... I was once sprawled on the road after a nasty skid at the curve right between the current Kelana Jaya LRT station and the church... that was 1996 on a Suzuki GSX1100G (PCE 181)... a monster of a bike using shaft-driven, instead of chain drive.

Second nasty one was on a motocross Yamaha WR500 (WEB 419) on knobby tires on tarmac road (???) - until today I still can't understand why it did a wheelie when I didn't ask for it, along the old Jalan Damansara (in front of Jake Restaurant now)... got thrown into the monsoon drain...

I keep telling my biker friends... ride carefully. Even now, when I saw the bikers from KL here last weekend at Casuarina Hotel in Bt Ferringhi, I also told them the same advice eventhough I know none of them.

irisbaggins
02-06-2009, 04:02 PM
The first journey to come into my mind would be to kayak down the stream at endau rompin....can't remember the name of the river but my friend and I kayak down stream after completing our climb up buaya sangkut. So peaceful and quiet....

Sentinel
02-06-2009, 09:26 PM
The first journey to come into my mind would be to kayak down the stream at endau rompin....can't remember the name of the river but my friend and I kayak down stream after completing our climb up buaya sangkut. So peaceful and quiet....I can imagine it must be really a beautiful jounrey... was the water strem fast or slow? Its not white water stuff right? I have never seen the river, strange, since I have been into Endau Rompin on a scrambler bike back in mid-90s during the Endau-Rompin Bike Challenge 1994... must have been too busy focusing on not falling off the bike and trying to reach the camp site before nightfall. Honestly, scrambling isn't the right way to see the Endau Rompin...

maxowner
03-06-2009, 01:57 PM
This was when my hubby was still residing in Canada.

I love the journeys back from downtown back to his place. The wind blowing on my face with the top open. The sunset was breath taking. It was one of my best moment and the best journey of my life. :)

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk40/yjrene/WPG8-border.jpg

Close to second, was my journey up and down from Mount Kinabalu. :rolleyes:

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk40/yjrene/KK_183-border.jpg

:D :D :D :D :D :D

Sentinel
03-06-2009, 02:03 PM
Both very breath taking, if I may add. Scenic and picturesque too.

Strange, no one mentioned skydiving or parasailing or bungee jumping as a journey....

maxowner
03-06-2009, 02:08 PM
I did parasailing, the view was magnificent, felt like a bird too... but was feeling nauseous as I was moving forward and backwards due to the strong wind.. :p


Both very breath taking, if I may add. Scenic and picturesque too.

Strange, no one mentioned skydiving or parasailing or bungee jumping as a journey....

tupai
03-06-2009, 04:41 PM
Both very breath taking, if I may add. Scenic and picturesque too.

Strange, no one mentioned skydiving or parasailing or bungee jumping as a journey....

skydiving is too short to be described as a journey...its a quick fall! U jump (<15000ft) outta perfectly good airplane and freefall rush up to 200kph (imagine the wind noise and free face massage) for just under 50sec before the chute opens...and quietness sets in...*yawn* BORING after the rush :D

Its simply ain't a journey...Its a kick!

Bungee? hahahahah...8secs of pure madness at its frenzy! Only at Queenstown... :p

me computed, Short orgasmic moments can't beat fast, rythmic speedy turns, on short twisties and long sweeps. AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

Yang Berzerky latotupai :p

USJ27Resident
03-06-2009, 05:37 PM
Strange, no one mentioned skydiving or parasailing or bungee jumping as a journey....

Now that is one way to suddenly realise that...

1. Being married and STAYING married is a journey...

2. that Skydiving and Bungee Jumping is ANOTHER way of realising that (if you are a MALE) you suddenly have the ability to have THREE Adam's apples... two nuts getting transferred from between your legs to your throat! :D Me bungee'ed in Auckland - two words. NEVER AGAIN!! What was I thinking.... !!! :eek:

... and if you are a FEMALE... another non surgical, non evasive way of reversing sagging assets... :p


me computed, Short orgasmic moments can't beat fast, rythmic speedy turns, on short twisties and long sweeps. AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

Yang Berzerky latotupai :p

Same reason why I bought that Kawasaki... after 25 years quitting the bike scene... wife said I kena MIDLIFE CRISIS... LoL!!

AllUrban
03-06-2009, 07:19 PM
me computed, Short orgasmic moments can't beat fast, rythmic speedy turns, on short twisties and long sweeps. AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

Yang Berzerky latotupai :pm's 2nd ride of a motorcycle...ok it was a scooter ... but I took it up Gunung Raya in Langkawi, fast - what a great ride.

Cheers, m

Fang Su
03-06-2009, 07:31 PM
My favourite journeys are what my mind takes me when I sleep.

Sentinel
03-06-2009, 09:01 PM
My favourite journeys are what my mind takes me when I sleep.Wet dreams....? :eek:

Fang Su
03-06-2009, 09:43 PM
Not really. I once dreamed that I was a character in a computer game. The game lasted for hours and thus I dreamed for hours.

USJ27Resident
03-06-2009, 10:05 PM
Wet dreams....? :eek:

Now thats FUNNY as hell.... !! am sure a few of us had a few chuckles!!

PeterHng
03-06-2009, 10:13 PM
m's 2nd ride of a motorcycle...ok it was a scooter ... but I took it up Gunung Raya in Langkawi, fast - what a great ride.

Cheers, m

m, from where did you go up Gunung Raya? Went there only to play golf at Gunung Raya Golf Resort. But didn't know you can go up there. Must be from the back.

Just googled the Langkawi map. Saw Gunung Raya proper. I'd definitely go drive up there 3rd week of June for my monthly business trip there.

Thanks m for the pointer:)

Lau_utlang
04-06-2009, 09:03 AM
FRom Subang Jaya to KL. Loved it so much I did it every morning. Luv the view of of other drivers enjoying the slow-mo crawl. Look carefully and you wll see the true colours of Malaysia

maxowner
04-06-2009, 09:30 AM
HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAAA thanks for making my day :D


Wet dreams....? :eek:

vsat
04-06-2009, 06:53 PM
One of my favourite journeys, my Via Ferrata adventure.

Started at Low's Peak and ended at Laban Rata
http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/gg383/yateoh/Via%20Ferrata/P5090072.jpg

http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/gg383/yateoh/Via%20Ferrata/P5100094.jpg

http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/gg383/yateoh/Via%20Ferrata/P5100100.jpg

http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/gg383/yateoh/Via%20Ferrata/P5100106.jpg

http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/gg383/yateoh/Via%20Ferrata/P5100123.jpg

http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/gg383/yateoh/Via%20Ferrata/P5100132.jpg

AllUrban
04-06-2009, 07:14 PM
m, from where did you go up Gunung Raya? Went there only to play golf at Gunung Raya Golf Resort. But didn't know you can go up there. Must be from the back.

Just googled the Langkawi map. Saw Gunung Raya proper. I'd definitely go drive up there 3rd week of June for my monthly business trip there.

Thanks m for the pointer:)there's a hotel at the top that just recently opened.

Of course, you cannot really step out for a roti canai but...wow, the view!

If you have enough time, climb Gunung Raya....they have a stairway carved into one side of the mountain.

Cheers, m

blueginger
04-06-2009, 07:48 PM
One of my favorite journey was an `enlightening and exciting` ride to Phuket 3 years ago.

Enlightening becos that was the longest `BIKE` ride I have ever been on..and I survived and loved it :D ...ahem..looking forward to the next one...soon ;)

Exciting becos it was with the LOVE of my love...and he is no other than the `infamous` HMX... :D ...and I also love him to biiiiiiiiiits too...!!!

irisbaggins
09-06-2009, 05:28 PM
One of my favourite journeys, my Via Ferrata adventure.

Started at Low's Peak and ended at Laban Rata

OOoooo....seksi-nya......but it must be painful if you ever fall....
:cool:

PeterHng
09-06-2009, 05:49 PM
there's a hotel at the top that just recently opened.

Of course, you cannot really step out for a roti canai but...wow, the view!

If you have enough time, climb Gunung Raya....they have a stairway carved into one side of the mountain.

Cheers, m

In two weeks' time I'd be there. I'd sure try to drive up. Thanks for the tips:)

Btw, won't step out for a roti canai but maybe TomYam:D