The three of us finally went on the MRT.
We went on 2nd September, just two days after the promotion ended. At first we planned on getting on the train for just two or three stations, no particular destination. But then we thought alang-alang let's just go further a bit. We don't always go on the train nowadays, and I also don't always have a free weekend. So we decided to go to Bukit Bintang.
There were two choices of Bukit Bintang station, ticket fares also differ. We were quite confused as what are the differences, Bukit Bintang and Bukit Bintang (MRL). MRL obviously stands for monorail, right? Anyhow we bought the Bukit Bintang (MRL) one which costs a little bit more than just Bukit Bintang. I'm guessing it must have included a monorail ticket because from the same station back to Kajang, it was only around RM 4.
Kajang to Bukit Bintang (MRL), RM 5.60 one way/ single journey per person, for adult. I purposely asked for a receipt to keep a record of it on the blog. Just like the KTM and LRT, you can also use your Touch 'n Go card.
But if you use a Touch 'n Go card, you won't get this blue token. If I'm not mistaken, the KTM and LRT are also using these types of tokens, right? Been years since I last took a train. Ah bukan boleh simpan pun padahal... Hahahah. The advantage of using a Touch 'n Go card is basically you don't have to queue to buy tickets and you are also free to stop anywhere; no particular destination, as long as you have enough balance in the card lah kan.
Sofia was fast asleep when we arrived at the Kajang MRT station by the way. I nursed her while in the car and she just fell asleep. So basically she didn't see the whole process of buying a token etc...
Clinging to mama at the Kajang MRT Station.
You can tell she was in a deep sleep... Transition from mummy to daddy also didn't wake up.
Still sleeping... Oh, since Kajang is the last/ first station, it was very easy for us to get a seat.
Finally wide awake. She paid more attention to the people inside the train more than the view outside (as predicted). When the train stops and the doors open, she was excited to see a lot of people coming in.
Lunch at Taman Connaught
For Sofia only. Not the three of us. Sofia seemed to be hungry (it was already around 1.40 pm) and although we did bring along her biscuits, the train was so spotless tak sampai hati to let the floor dirty with biscuit crumbs. Padahal tak boleh makan pun kan dalam tu... Only 10 minutes to the next train. So yeah, Sofia, you only have 10 minutes to eat. Heheh.
Eating bubur nasi packed from home... I really should get a food thermos by now. Sometimes we stayed too long in an air-conditioned place the food gets cold by the time Sofia wants to eat.
Anyway, Sofia was such a friendly kid. Back in the MRT we met a couple with their 4 year old son. Seriously at first we thought their kid was a girl! Kept on telling Sofia, "Tengok kakak tu..." Padahal abang. We only realized it when the father referred to him as 'abang'. Hahahah. Because the kid has a long hair... Don't blame us! Such a friendly kid, Sofia... The couple gave Sofia RM 2. Good job, girl! Mama papa spend money, you earn money... Heheheh.
Plaza Sungei Wang is just a walking distance from the station. From the Bukit Bintang station, there were signboards to where you want to go. Sungei Wang, Lot 10, Pavilion... There were toilets, surau, and even a baby room at the station. Since there were already people inside the baby room, with more people already waiting outside, we decided to go straight to Plaza Sungei Wang. I didn't expect them to have a baby room, but really, they did! Shared with an OKU toilet, though... So you can imagine the smell. Uh. Changed Sofia's clothes and diaper, and had a drink at The Chicken Rice Shop.
Yeah. We had a drink.
On normal outings, I wouldn't care much to take a picture in front of a shopping mall. But since this was during our 'first mrt ride with Sofia' trip, let's just act touristy.
Predicting it was going to be a long journey/ a lot of walking, I wore a sports shoe. Quite liking the comfort, I'm thinking to stick to this jeans and sports shoe style.
Anyway, it was a good experience for the three of us. The MRT was, as expected for a new public transport, very clean and neat.