Day -1 and Day 1 (May 14th , and May 15th)
Surabaya – Jogjakarta, picked by Rosalia Indah travel service at 10 pm, then alight at RI office at Bungurasih, pay cash fee, then on 11 pm, we started our way to Jogja. I have my big top class, comfortable enough, but I can’t sleep well. Because, I think much more comfortable by train still. Dinner at Padang restaurant at Caruban about 1.30 am, and I alighted from travel car at Adi Sujtipto airport at 4.45 am.
I had my Shubuh time at 5 am, then I just walk around the airport area. Well, just realized that Adi Sutjipto airport is a small airport. Perhaps because I’m in common to see Juanda International Airport, which is the 2nd biggest airport after Soekarno Hatta CKG jakarta.
6am I checked in at Air Asia counter, wait about 30 minutes at passenger waiting room, and 7.10 am we’re boarded. 7.35 am taken off, and we had our time of flying with AA QZ7138 about 2 hours.
10:15 am we’re landed at Singapore Changi Airport.
All my documents were checked at immigration & health hall. 10.45, passed from immigration checked. Then, after took some brochures and guide map about Singapore, I just try to find where is the direction to go to Changi MRT Station. When suddenly through my confusion, the immigration officer who checked my documents call me. She said that I’ve got to come with her. Some trouble on my passport. OMG, I’ve just can’t keep my self from wondering. What happened??? But I just try to look easy and stay cool. Well, after all, the problem is that the machine couldn’t indicates my passport number. Why? Well, because my passport number is just the same with somebody else’s number. But it is diplomatic passport from another country. Well, I was detained at immigration check about 30 minutes. Then they just let me go. I told them that I got no problem for entering Japan last year. And then they just said that it was perhaps their system lack. Well, at least the Japan Visa helps me hahahh….To think logically, Japan’s immigration check is much more strict than Singapore. So, why should retained me hehehehh…..
I had lunch at Burger King, while waiting for 12pm to buy Tourist Pass at MRT station. 12:15 pm, I got into the train. At first, I’ve decided to alight at Farrer Park station. Because I think that it’s just the same time to walk from Farrer Park – The Hive with Boon Keng – The Hive. But what’s happened then???I got the wrong direction of walking. In fact, my direction is to Little India Station. And so, then I decided to take the train from Little India to Boon Keng. Finally, on 1:45 pm, I arrived at The Hive Backpackers’ Hostel. Check in and finish my shower time at 2:30 pm, and start my journey on 3 pm. I visited Orchard Road from Dhoby Ghaut station, then to Fort Canning Park, walk to City hall Station, and coincidentally pass through Singapore Parliament building, and go to Raffles station. I just use my instinc, and of course by asking everyone that I’ve met, no matter who he/ she is. Alighted at Raffless station, get out from the building, I just sat down right beside the Singapore River. I just realized, that the building next to me is 6th Battery Road, which means it is CLAIR’s office address. Wow….
It’s about 30 minutes I get walking surround the Singapore River. Enjoying the sky scrappers building, asian civilization museum, and also Cavenagh bridge, I took my way to Merlion Park. And it’s raining. I take a shelter under the bridge right beside the Merlion Park, waiting for Yajima at 6 pm.
It was 5.45 pm, he came with his umbrella because it’s still raining. Ehhmmm….isn’t it romantic.
We’re hold and hug….it so nice to be with him. Had a conversation at Starbuck’s Coffee of the Park, and on 6.30, we start our time from Merlion Park, Clarke Quay, Esplanade Bay, Riverside, and get our direction to Chinatown. We’re talking m,any things while our time together. I know him much better than before.
9 pm, we had our dinner at Chuan Garden Restaurant at Chinatown area. Finish our dinner at about 10.15 pm, we took our train from Chinatown station to Boon Keng station. He took me over my hostel, and just hugs to say mata ashita and oyasumi nasai… 🙂
Take a rest time for a while, I continued my time to Mustafa Center. A 24 hours market. I bought some souvenirs for me and my friends. Pretty cheap shopping center. 12.30 am I went back to my room and get bath. On my bed time before I fall asleep, there are 4 womens (about 35-40 y.o.) coming. They’re all from Philippines, but they just gonna stay for 1 night because they have to go to Malaysia on Saturday. 1 am, I just fall asleep.
Total trips expenditure.
|Travel Sby – Jogja||125.000|
|Flight round trip||739.000|
|Dormitory room||288.000|| 40
|Tourist Pass for MRT (2 days)||115.200||16|
|Regular MRT ticket||21.600||3|
|Souvenirs for friends||468.000||65|
|Sentosa Pass + Songs Of The Sea||93.600||13|
|Hua Song Museum||64.800||9|
|Food and Beverages||288.000||48|
|Train, Jogja – Sby||60.000|