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Friday, 22 May 2015

MY MAIDEN KTM-ETS TRAIN RIDE FROM IPOH TO KL SENTRAL, KUALA LUMPUR.

The first time I took a train ride was during the year end holidays after I finished my studies. Two of my classmates and I boarded the old fashioned train to Kuala Lumpur to meet up with a friend. I can remembered that it was really a bone shaker ride and we stood about a quarter of the journey before we could find some vacant seats. That was more than 40 over years ago!

Last Friday morning, hubby and I took the KTM-ETS (Electric Train Service) to KL Sentral where our friends will pick us up. It was my maiden ETS train ride since its service started. All these while we prefer to drive our own car whenever we go outstation. This time, it was an exception, because my hubby wanted me to experience the ETS train ride. I was kind of excited and for this journey I used my pension card to purchase the train tickets for hubby and myself. We got a 40% off as pensioners. A very thoughtful friend of mine kindly offered to send us to the station and we boarded the ETS train to Ipoh Railway Station at 10 am. Thank you, Sam!
Ipoh Railway Station, a very grand looking station!
The coach was clean and comfortable. The air-conditioner was working well and "Mr. Bean" video was played over and over again to entertain the passengers. The ride was smooth and not so bone shaker as the old train. Between Ipoh and KL Sentral, the train stopped at 12 stations but it was a short stop just to pick up passengers or allow passengers to get down from the train.
One of the stations that we stopped at.

Reached Kuala Lumpur. A glimpse of the skyscrapers!
The train was on time and arrived at exactly 12.30 pm.

My first time in KL Sentral.

While waiting for our friends, I took some photos.

We needed to cross over to the other side to get into our friends' car.
On our way to Semenyih where our friends are staying.

The place where we will be staying for the weekend until we leave on Sunday.

Lovely scenery photo taken from 1st floor of my friends' bungalow.

We can still get to see these scenery because the neighbouring plots are still empty and no houses to block our view.
Linking to Skywatch Friday.

"In that day," says the Lord,

"I will answer the pleading of the sky for clouds,

to pour down water on the earth in answer to its cry for rain.

Then the earth can answer the parched cry of the grain, the grapes,

and the olive trees for moisture and for dew - and the whole grand

chorus shall sing together that 'God sows!' He has given all!

(Hosea 2:21-22, The Living Bible-TLB)

36 comments:

  1. That station is gorgeous! And also the place you are staying, modern and so pretty!

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    1. The station is a heritage building, My friend is his own contractor when he build his house.

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  2. Glad you enjoyed your train ride!

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    1. I wouldn't mind taking the ride again but the problem is need someone to pick us up from the station.

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  3. All the modern buildings have such excitement to them. The place where you stayed has such elegance, but the colonial style of the train station in the first shots is wonderful. So good to see that it is preserved. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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    1. The railway station building is now listed under the Heritage building.

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  4. Hope you have a wonderful weekend with your friends.

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    1. Thank you, dear. I had a very wonderful weekend with my friends.

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  5. Nancy, hope you have a wonderful time in KL!

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    1. I spent most of my time in Semenyih, only a short while in KL. I enjoyed both places.

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    1. Thank you, Sharon, I enjoyed my trip.

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  7. Thank you for taking us along. I felt that I was there too:)

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    1. I hope you enjoy the tour with me. Have a great day.

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  8. a beautiful station and glad the train ride was great. lovely place to visit for you!

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    1. Thank you, Theresa. Have a wonderful day!

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  9. What a lovely trip and I love where you're staying for the weekend.

    Have a fabulous time with your friends. ☺

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    1. Thank you, Sandee. Have a wonderful day!

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  10. Nice train ride. I intend to ride the ETS to Ipoh one day. Your friend has a lovely place in Semenyih. Hope you enjoy your stay in KL.

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    1. I enjoyed the ETS ride and I enjoyed my stay in Semenyih.

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  11. Such a lovely station, I bet this train ride was so much fun! :)

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    1. Linda, I enjoyed the train ride. Have a wonderful day!

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  12. You do your country proud wit this fine post, Nancy! Lovely and modern-



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    ALOHA from Honolulu,
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    1. Thank you, Cloudia. God bless you and have a good day!

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  13. Very nice station and great photos!

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    1. Thank you, NJM. Have a wonderful day!

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  14. Ipoh Station looks so great.
    It seemed a nice weekend getaway.

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    1. Thank you, Lina. Have a nice weekend!

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  15. I would love to travel by train but unfortunately over here, we don't have train. A nice getaway and great experience for you too.

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    1. Travelling by train is more relaxing, travelling by car no rest for the driver.

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    1. Thank you, Gabrielle for your visit and comment. Have a great day!

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  17. The train station is pretty, traveling by train is fun! I have taken a train to New York City and the Richmond it was fast. Wonderful photos! Have a great day!

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    1. The train ride is indeed fun and very comfortable. Have a great day!

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    1. Thank you, Jackie, for your visit and comment.

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