Bas dari Bandara Soekarno Hatta ke Jakarta Pusat atau Gambir

Jakarta. Merupakan ibu kota dan kota terbesar di Indonesia. Jakarta juga pernah dikenali dengan nama Sunda Kelapa, Jayakarta, Djajakarta, Jacarta, Batavia hinggalah ke hari ni sebagai Jakarta.

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Kali pertama Hafiz ke Jakarta adalah pada tahun 2007.  Berbeza dengan percutian sebelum ni, kali ni Hafiz pergi secara solo. Jadi pastinya pengalaman yang berbeza.  Sebelum Hafiz ceritakan pengalaman & itinerary perjalanan semua, Hafiz akan kongsikan cara2 budget untuk solo traveler ke sini. Salah satu cara paling mudah untuk berjimat kalau travel solo ke Jakarta ni ialah dengan menaiki bas dari Soekarna Hatta Airport ke Jakarta Pusat.

Jakarta hari ni pastinya sudah jauh berbeza jika kita bandingkan 5 tahun lalu. Sistem pengangkutan awam yang ada di Jakarta hari ini boleh dikategorikan sebagai agak baik. Pilihan dari bas, train, MRT dan juga perkhidmatan e-hailing seperti Gojek, GoCar dan Grab pastinya memudahkan perjalanan anda ketika berada di Jakarta ini.

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Stesen Bas yang terletak di Terminal 2, Soekarno Hatta Airport

Di Soekarna Hatta Airport ni ada 3 terminal. Hafiz tiba di Terminal 2. Bagi korang yang pertama kali ke Jakarta, flight AirAsia akan tiba di Terminal 2.

 

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Bila dah selesai semua cari pintu arah ke arah terminal bas. Untuk lebih tepat pintu 2F. Dah nampak terminal bas tu nanti korang boleh bagi tahu kat staff di kaunter tu nak kemana. Memandangkan Hafiz nak menuju ke Jakarta Pusat, staff di kaunter tu cadangkan untuk naik bas yang menuju ke stesen Gambir. Tujuan Hafiz pilih stesen Gambir ni sebab berdekatan dengan Masjid Istiqlal dan Monumen Nasional Indonesia(Monas). Tambang sekitar Rp40,000. Kalau naik grab/gocar/taxi sekitar Rp100,000 – Rp200,000. Jadi kalau korang travel secara solo ni memang sangat berbaloi.

Senang jer kan? Masa perjalanan lebih kurang 1 jam jer. So next visit nanti boleh lah korang cuba. Bas Damri ni sangat selesa dan ada aircond ok.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 Free Things To Do In KL

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Sometimes the hardest part about travelling to some of us is the cost. I share with you some guide to these free things to do in Kuala Lumpur so that you don’t have to worry about budgeting.

Walk in the Park
Bless with the tropical weather, Kuala Lumpur offer you nice green park all year round. Enjoy greenery and fresh air in the middle of the urban jungle at some of the city’s large green lung parks. Both park you can reach by the MRT/LRT.
If you prefer slightly further from the hustle and bustle of the city, check out Perdana Botanical Gardens it was once known as Lake Garden, where you can cycle or jog around the pretty fountain lake. While KLCC Park located at Petronas Towers.
The view at Perdana Botanical Garden
Perdana Botanical Gardens, Jalan Kebun Bunga, Tasik Perdana, Kuala Lumpur
KLCC Park, Jalan Ampang, City Centre, Kuala Lumpur
Walking Tours
Slip on some comfortable shoes and take in Kuala Lumpur’s essential sights on foot. Potential trails include the historical Merdeka Square; Kampung Baru, a green Malay village within the metropolis; and Brickfields, KL’s vibrant Indian district. Free walking tours are available for each of these parts of the city (usually run by KL City Hall). Feel free to tip your guide.
Visit Religious Sites
Malaysia is unique culturally in two ways – it is home to three of Asia’s most elaborate cultures (i.e. the Malay, Chinese and Indian cultures) and most of the world’s major religions, all coexisting together in harmony. There are plenty of religious site that you can visit. So take your time to choose.
Jamek Mosque, Kuala Lumpur
Situated at the confluence of the Klang and Gombak Rivers in the very heart of Kuala Lumpur, Jamek Mosque is undoubtedly one of the oldest mosques in the Malaysian capital. Construction of the mosque began in the early 1900s and was completed in 1907, being commissioned by the British colonial government as part of efforts in developing the capital.
The historical Masjid Jamek
Batu Caves, Selangor
Although the limestone caves of Batu Caves have been utilized as shelters by some of the indigenous tribes (Orang Asli) for centuries, the Hindu temple that lies within it did not come into existence until 1890, when K. Thamboosamy Pillay, one of the most prominent figures in the Malayan Tamil community, installed a consecrated statue of Lord Murugan there.
Thean Hou Temple, Kuala Lumpur
The Thean Hou Temple, located atop Robson Hill in the Malaysian capital, is one of the largest Chinese Buddhist temples in Southeast Asia. Originally dedicated to Goddess Tian Hou (Heavenly Mother), worship of Goddess Guan Yin (Goddess of Mercy) and Shui Wei Sheng Niang (Goddess of the Waterfront) is also common in the temple.
Go Hiking
If you are into something challenging than a walk in a park calls out to you, then head to the hiking trails of Bukit Gasing or Bukit Nanas. These natural jungle trails will bring you closer to experiencing the tropical Malaysian rain forest. Go early in the morning because it gets hot later in the day. Also bring lots of bug spray, as mosquitoes thrive here. The best part both of this hiking trails is not far from the city centre.
Hiking trail at Bukit Gasing
Canopy walk at Bukit Nenas or known as KL Eco Park
Bukit Gasing, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
KL Forest Eco Park, Hutan Simpan Bukit Nanas, Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur.
Visit the Free Museums
Stop by to some under rated museums that detail Malaysia’s history. The Royal Malaysian Police Museum will take you on a tour of the local police force, from its beginnings in 1807 to its current incarnation, National Textile Museum and the Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery offers an insight into Malaysia’s financial system, including old Malayan money and educational displays on how money works in the Islamic Shariah system.
Muzium Polis Diraja Malaysia, Jalan Perdana, Tasik Perdana, Kuala Lumpur, +60 3-2272 5689
Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery, Jalan Dato’ Onn, Kuala Lumpur

Hostel vs Hotel : Which one is Best for you?

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What are the biggest differences between hostels and hotels? Unfortunately, it’s a little more complicated than taking away that “s.” There are a few important differences between hostels and hotels to consider when planning your trip. In this posting, i will help you pinpoint key concerns and help you decide which option is best for you.

Hostels vs. Hotels
Here are five factors for you to consider when deciding what kind of lodging is right for your next trip.
1. Privacy
One of the major differences between hostels and hotels is shared rooms. Yes, you are sharing with strangers. This means that you are not only sharing your sleeping space but you are also sharing bathrooms. Having said that, before you write off the hostel option due to privacy concerns, however, check for hostels that offer private rooms and bathrooms. Most of the time they are much cheaper than a normal hotel rates. If privacy is an important part of your trip, a hotel will be a better choice for you. But sharing a room with strangers is not bad at all. After all, your roommates are travellers just like you. They may have helpful tips or entertaining stories to share. If your goal is to meet new people, a hostel will make a great option.
2. Security
Sharing a room with strangers does, of course, come with risks. Some hostels provide safety measures like a lockable cage that slides under your bed, but they don’t always offer locks. If you are travelling with valuables that you want to leave in your room, always pack a sturdy lock. Some hostel do provide safe room or dedicated room to store your valuables.
Most hotels, on the other hand, provide a locked private room and a safe. Some hotels also offer a front-desk safe deposit box for precious items.
3. Price
In general, a room that you have to share will cost less than a private room. But there are more factors that go into pricing accommodations.
A hostel right in the city centre, for instance, might be more expensive than a hotel far from the city centre. Don’t assume that just because it’s a hostel it’s your cheapest option. Always make sure to do your research and explore your options for your particular dates.
4. Amenities
Some of the things you may take for granted in a hotel. Items like iron or hair dryer, are the kinds of things you may have trouble finding in a hostel. You may not have the luxury watching your favourite TV show as you may need to share with other guest. If amenities are important, a hotel will likely be your best bet. But to be fair, nowadays most hostel provide all of these facilities in the common areas it just you need to share with other guest as well. Common areas with shared amenities create a social environment that’s at the heart of the hostel experience.
5. Location
One of the largest differences between hostels and hotels is accessibility. Hostels are abundant in most major cities, particularly throughout Europe, but are less common in smaller towns and off-the-beaten-path locations. However, sites like Hostelworld and Hostels.com make it easier than ever to do a quick check to find out if there’s an affordable and appealing hostel option in your destination.

Makanan Halal di Singapore

Dalam posting sebelun ni, Hafiz dah janjikan nak share lokasi makanan halal yang sedap & murah. Sebenarnya tak susah untuk korang dapatkan makanan yang murah dan sedap ni. Seperti kita sedia maklum, kat Singapura ni pun ramai orang melayu yang beragama Islam. Jadi untuk mencari makanan halal bukanlah satu masalah besar. Untuk lebih menjimatkan perjalanan food hunting ni, korang boleh lah beli Singapore Tourist Pass(STP) tu. Semua kedai makanan halal yang Hafiz senaraikan ni terletak dekat dengan stesen MRT.

Seah Im Food Centre

Secara peribadi, ni food court pilihan Hafiz untuk trip kali ni. Harga makanan & minuman disini bermula serendah S$1. Food court ni simple tapi ada pelbagai pilihan makanan halal. Dari mee rebus, mee goreng, pad thai, murtabak, nasi beriani dan banyak lagi lah.


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Setibanya korang di stesen MRT Harbour Front, cari pintu A(Exit A). Jalan lebih kurang 3 minit dan anda akan tiba di Seah Im Food Centre ni. Senang je.

Restoran Encik Tan, Vivo City 

Encik Tan merupakan rangkaian terbesar makanan Halal yang berkonsepkan street food di Singapura. Terdapat pelbagai menu halal chinese food disini. Mendapat sijil HALAL dari Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura(MUIS). Pilihan seperti, wantan mee, nasi ayam & banyak lagi dengan harga dalam lingkungan S$3 – S$10. Encik Tan juga menyediakan tempat yang selesa & didalam Vivocity Mall.

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Sepinggan penuh ni S$5.

Restoran Encik Tan ni terletak betul2 dihadapan stesen MRT Harbour Front. Jadi bila anda keluar stesen nak masuk ke Vivocity, memang akan nampak. Sangatlah senang nak cari.

Golden Mile Food Centre, Beach Road

Satu lagi food court yang korang kena cari di Singapura ni ialah Golden Mile Food Centre. Seperti di Seah Im Food Centre, pelbagai juadah makanan Halal korang boleh dapat kat sini. Bahagian makanan Halal ni terletak kat bahagian bawah food court ni.

Hafiz tak sempat nk cuba pelbagai hidangan sebab kunjungan kali ni masa yang agak terhad. InsyaAllah next visit kita cuba yang lain pulak. Stesen MRT terdekat ialah Nicoll Highway MRT.

Sekian dulu perkongsian kali ni. Kalau korang ada suggestion, boleh komen kat bawah. InsyaAllah nnt hafiz cuba.

 

Bas Dari JB Sentral Ke Singapura

Pernah tak korang plan nak ke Singapura dengan menaiki bas? Kali ni Hafiz nak share cara untuk ke Singapura dan JB Sentral/JB CIQ dengan menaiki bas.

Baru2 ni Hafiz ada urusan di Johor Bahru. Seperti biasa bila kena ke JB dan kebetulan dah nak weekend, Hafiz decide untuk terus ke Singapore sebab dah lama tak ke sana.

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Ni lah traffic weekend kebiasaanya. Dont worry.. tak lama mana pun…

Sebenarnya tak susah pun untuk ke Singapura dengan menaiki bas. First, bila dah sampai kat JB Sentral, cari arah untuk ke CIQ. Tak susah nak cari sebab banyak sign board dan orang pun ramai yang berjalan ke arah CIQ ni. Bila dah sampai CIQ ni terus jer sampai ke imigresen. Lepas dah settle semua urusan pasport, terus ke stesen bas yang terletak di tingkat bawah.

Bila sampai kat bawah tu, anda akan nampak tempat menunggu untuk bas Causeway Link (CW2). Sila beratur dan naik lah bas ni ya. Tambang ialah RM3.60. Bas ni akan membawa korang melalui tambak Johor. Setibanya di Woodlands, korang kena keluar bersama beg2 korang untuk melalui Imigresen Singapura. Ok bab ni korang kena cepat lah sket sebab nak kena kejar bas yang korang naik tadi. Lepas dah selesai urusan imigresen, macam kat JB jugak. Kena turun tangga untuk ke stesen bas. Cari bas yang korang naik tadi. Andai kata bas tu dah terlepas, beratur jer macam biasa. Nanti tanya dengan uncle(dia akan pakai baju causeway link) yang jaga kat situ untuk naik bas seterusnya. Kebiasaannya diorg lepas je naik tanpa sebarang charge.

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Ni lah dia bas Causeway Link tu ya…

Ok sebab saya pilih bas CW2 ni sebab last station di Queen Street. Queen Street ni dekat dengan Stesen MRT Bugis. Selain dari tu ia juga dekat dengan Masjid Sultan. So kalau2 rasa nak terus makan, boleh lah cari direction ke Mesjid Sultan. Disinilah terletaknya Restoran Zam Zam yang famous tu. Banyak kedai2 makan yang halal di sini. Boleh korang makan tanpa was was.hehehe

Senangkan? Kalau ada sebarang pertanyaan bole lah tanya ya.