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Old 31st March 2010, 14:19   #211
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Nice to see my name in the credits; thanks AP.
Thats hilarious. Satay-Pav is a must try new dish on AA.

MX6 - what is that "Pashan meet" any links on the forum? If you are really interested to drive down to 12-Mati; count me in. We can decide on this. Want to meet AP.
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3] Malaysian sulabh shouchyalaya.

We were at the gate of kl tower premises after having good look of kl skyline from the observation deck of the tower.
One babu was complaining about troubled stomach due to sudden change in food.
It seems that he was in hurry and continuously requesting/shouting/laughing at me to go to hotel by taxi to get relief.
As i was the leader, i was in no mood to drop the group at that place and waste one hour for troubled stomach of the babu.

All 30 eyes started to search sulabh shouchyalaya while going toward kl aquaria from kl tower on Jalan p ramalee.

hurrey, we got it, the toilet was located just before the square near beach club cafe.

It was automated toilet with paid entry.
One has to insert coins and door opens.
There were three different inserts for 10, 25, 50 sen coins.

The guy in hurry had no coins, so someone gave him 10 sen coin.

He inserted the coin and door opened.

He just made entry and immediately ran back.

we all: what happened?

babu in hurry: if i go inside and door opens within one min, then what?

babu1: then insert 25 sen coin.

babu in hurry: give me the coin.

he inserted the coin and again..

babu in hurry: if door opens within 3 min, then what?

babu2: then insert 50 sen coin

babu in hurry: give me the coin,

again, someone gave him coin,

babu in hurry: if time ran out and one is not finished inside, what will happen?

we all: you go inside, let time run out, we will see what will happen.


The guy in hurry finished his work in hurry and came back with broad smile.

Next 15 min, he was admiring the water jets in the toilet.


4] Indians in Pakistani restaurant.

-----wait for my next post------



@advaite and mx6----welcome.

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Unlike in India, the urinals in Malaysian public toilets don't have a "partition" in between them. And boy, the urinals are only 3 or 4 feet from the ground level. I had to take a good aim before letting go.
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Old 31st March 2010, 17:46   #214
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4] Indians in Pakistani restaurant.

After eating malaysian and chinese food for three days, we started the search for Indian food in kl.
Along jalan bukit bintang, near our hotel, we found a Pakistani restaurant advertising itself as best north indian and pakistani food outlet.
We happily entered the restaurant at @ 9:30pm.
We were just four babus at that time, occupied one empty table.
The restra was having good business at that time.
The place was neither empty nor overflowing.
We waited for some time to order untill one waiter turned up.
To our surprise, after getting our order, he never turned up.
We waited and waited and waited, tried to get attention of the waiter, the manager, other waiters but no one was giving much attention.
The guy next to our table who came after 20 min got served his food.
Finally, we asked the manager about our order.

He just smiled and said,'' You are Indians".

We got the message and found another Indian restaurant managed by Tamil.

I will never enter in any Pakistani food outlet in my lifetime.

[5] Malaysian immigration officer vs Indian immigration officer.

------wait for next post---------
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4] Indians in Pakistani restaurant.

After eating malaysian and chinese food for three days, we started the search for Indian food in kl.
Along jalan bukit bintang, near our hotel, we found a Pakistani restaurant advertising itself as best north indian and pakistani food outlet.
We happily entered the restaurant at @ 9:30pm.
We were just four babus at that time, occupied one empty table.
The restra was having good business at that time.
The place was neither empty nor overflowing.
We waited for some time to order untill one waiter turned up.
To our surprise, after getting our order, he never turned up.
We waited and waited and waited, tried to get attention of the waiter, the manager, other waiters but no one was giving much attention.
The guy next to our table who came after 20 min got served his food.
Finally, we asked the manager about our order.

He just smiled and said,'' You are Indians".

We got the message and found another Indian restaurant managed by Tamil.

I will never enter in any Pakistani food outlet in my lifetime.

[5] Malaysian immigration officer vs Indian immigration officer.

------wait for next post---------
Similar happened to me in London. My wife and I walked a lot around central london exploring by foot. We saw a Pakistani restaurant (all Paki's call their restaurants as Indian restaurant to attract customers).
When I went in to place the order, the waiter told me that this is a place which we can't afford. He saw us walk in and not drive in.

I got up walked out. When I was walking out, I told the manager that the biggest racists are the people not with white skin, but you guys.

He ran behind me trying to apologise. Because I can sue him for a million bucks for this profanity.

I waltzed in to a high profile European restaurant a few feet down the road, in front of the eyes of this moron. Had a sumptuous meal for 120 gbp with my wife. (normally we spend 6 pounds in our favourite joint called Chennai Dosa in Wembley).
It's not the money. It's your right to live life the way you want with self respect.
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5] Malaysian immigration officer vs Indian immigration officer.

When i was at the counter of immigration officer at Trivendrum airport,
the officer was fat[ no problem] without any official dress[ no problem as it is India] having two buttons of his shirt open[ ahha, what a sight at international airport].
He stamped on page no 6 of my blank passport.[ why? it should be immediate after visa page].

When i was at counter of Malaysian officer while entering Malaysia first time,
the officer was in dress with smile. He actually welcome me in his country.

Again, when i was at the immigration counter at KL after returning from Singapore in the midnight,
to my surprise, i was facing the same officer on first day.
We saw each other and exchanged smile.

me: nice to meet you again, sir.

officer: me too, you went to Singapore for just one day?

me: yes, it was a short visit.

officer: how will you compare Singapore with Malaysia?

me: Singapore is just a well maintained city and Malaysia is beautiful country.

officer: will you visit Malaysia again?

me: definitely.

officer: next time, you should come with your family for longer stay.

me: sure, i will be here again.

officer: have a nice stay.

me: thanks.



When i was at the counter of immigration officer at Cochin airport after having good trip of kl...

officer: where is Baramati?

me: in Maharashtra, near Pune.

officer: why are you landing here instead of Mumbai?

me: due to Air Asia's low fare.

officer: from which place you flown to Malaysia?, i don't see the embarkation stamp on your passport.

me: from Trivendrum, the stamp is on page no 6.

officer: why he stamped here?

me: i don't know.

officer: the Air Asia is making our work much hard.

me:????



The officers of both the countries are doing same work but work culture is different.



7] Malayisan taxi driver vs honda/toyota/suzuki owner poor Indians.

------Wait for next post----------

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The officers of both the countries are doing same work but work culture is different.
Well said ashish, it does not matter who or from where one has come. his destiny or future will depend on what or how he does his work.

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Ashish,

Somehow, I missed this one. Read it cover to cover (err. Post to Post).
Very nice. Cannot be better.

As people say beauty is always in the eye of the beholder. The way we look at places and the more we see, we get amazing perspectives of the place.

Amazing !
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As people say beauty is always in the eye of the beholder. The way we look at places and the more we see, we get amazing perspectives of the place.
Amazing !
Thanks Ampere.

The way you look, you get the picture same way.

When anyone travel, be it India or anywhere in the world, be it city or village,
its not only beautiful places, but look at the people, the culture, the food, the lifestyle, the mindset
and most important, learn something to make our life beautiful.

Our group has got something,
are more disciplined now, changed driving style, more accommodating and started to respect everyone.
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Wow....this is one amazing travelogue. Well written and lovely pictures. Will be of great help to me as I will be in KL from next month
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Our group has got something,
are more disciplined now, changed driving style, more accommodating and started to respect everyone.
Great to hear that ! The best part is to be a tolerant culture and carry-on what ever best we get from the rest of the world.
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Belated congratulations for well-written travelogue, ASHISHPALLOD.

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Singapore----
liked------ You got it..its Singapore MRT.
Disappointment.......Mustaffa.
I experienced the same in Delhi Metro, that too, in bi-lingual. Somehow, I feel managing Delhi Metro with so much of population is tougher than that of Singapore. That way, Delhi Metro scores better, IMO. Less said the better about Mustafa Centre.

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4] Indians in Pakistani restaurant.

After eating malaysian and chinese food for three days, we started the search for Indian food in kl.

He just smiled and said,'' You are Indians".

We got the message and found another Indian restaurant managed by Tamil.

I will never enter in any Pakistani food outlet in my lifetime.
During our visit to KL, we dined at Hotel Saravana Bhavan, KL, near Masjid Jamek MRT station. The food was nice. I do not know whether it the same you had gone into.

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I experienced the same in Delhi Metro, that too, in bi-lingual. Somehow, I feel managing Delhi Metro with so much of population is tougher than that of Singapore. That way, Delhi Metro scores better, IMO.
Less said the better about Mustafa Centre.

During our visit to KL, we dined at Hotel Saravana Bhavan, KL, near Masjid Jamek MRT station. The food was nice. I do not know whether it the same you had gone into.

Thanks @ Ravi AND MENTAL4VRAY.

1] About metro, i also traveled in delhi metro but the way of management is totally different.
In Singapore, its efficiency that matters, in Delhi, nothing matters.[ Things may be improving]

2] It was not Saravarna, name was something like SP.... near jalan alor.

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7] Malaysian taxi driver vs Honda/Toyota/Suzuki owner poor Indians.


It was the funny experience for my friends[ babus].
We were travelling toward Putrajaya in four taxis.
One driver was Indian origin tamil named Sunny, other three were Malaysians.
Before taking taxis, we had bargained for per head price from rm 60 to rm45.

4 babus were in the taxi driven by Sunny.
The discussion between them was going on about the taxis, life and other sundry things.
The topic came on the shopping in kl.
Sunny told them that indian tourist bargain so much that the impression of indians are as poor people who could not afford the items and hence bargain so much.
Hearing this, four babus in the taxi pissed off.
They got hold that Indian origin Sunny and asked him,

''do we look like poor?
you know, everyone from this group owns honda and toyota and suzuki and hundai and ford [cleverly forgetting name of Tata],
we see lot many protons in kl,
does it mean that Malaysians can't afford Japanese or Euro or American cars?
if yes, then Malaysians are poor people."


The point was so strong that eventually the taxi drivers admitted that mere bargaining is not the sign of poor or rich,
its the item to be bought which shows liking and affordibility of the person.

But, still, i consider that too much bargaining makes bad impression.




There are lot of moments from which we have good/bad experiences,
i will post one more last experience and put the final end to this travelogue.


8] Air Asia vs Go Airways.

----wait for my next and last post of this travelogue---.

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, The Rajababu moments have added more spice to an already well written travelogue. Congratulations Ashish
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