Christmas Travel / by Muhammad Amir Ayub

I went back to Melaka by bus on Friday, which became a 2 1/2 hour journey due to the typical Malaysian holiday jam. 

I made a mistake by not buying the return ticket the next day; there were predictably no evening tickets left for Monday.

So a decision was made to ride the Komuter from Tampin. The last train would be at 7.50 pm.

We almost made a mistake by departing from Padang Temu at only 6.40 pm. It would have been a lose-lose situation whether going via the PLUS highway (jam from every one leaving Melaka) or AMJ (the dreaded 100 traffic lights). We got there just in time via AMJ, and the Komuter ride took 100 minutes to Bandar Tasik Selatan (the train doesn’t go straight to Sentul). Not bad considering that the jam back to KL began even all the way from Pedas/Linggi. The only horrible thing is that it takes an hour just to reach the station.

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