Sunday, December 24, 2017
Genting Highlands, Malaysia - Day 1, Taking Transtar Solitaire from Singapore to Genting Highlands, Malaysia
It was a long time since I visited Genting Highlands(about 7 years ago), in Malaysia. So much changes. Wanted a comfortable ride for the about 8 hours ride (used to be about 6 and half hours ride, I guess there's a new regulation that the bus could not speed). We booked the first class Transtar Solitaire with Transtar Travel. The bus had 18 individual seater double decker coach,with designed cocoon seat reclines into a full 140 degree at the touch of a button. The package came with a meal and entertainment system where we could watch movies or play games, but could not utilise the system on both way to and fro journey. Was told the system is down. Everything is good about the coach package except about the entertainment. After passing both the Singapore and Malaysia Custom, we were served nasi lemak meal with a cup of hot coffee or tea, the meal is not that fantastic but is still good. After about 3 hours bus journey, we had the first official toilet break.(So best to use the toilet after clearing the custom.) After the toilet break, we got another cup of hot coffee or tea. After another one and half hour bus ride, we had another second toilet break. On reaching the foot of Genting Highlands, we need change to single deck shuttle bus cause the double decker bus could not go up to the top of Genting Highlands due to some restriction for safety purposes, by the local government.