We were rather sad to say goodbye to Kota Baru, after the amazing hospitality we’d had there. At the same time, we were so excited to be getting home to Seremban and completing our journey! We’d been able to get tickets on a night bus to KL, leaving Kota Baru at 9pm. So there wasn’t much scenery to be seen along the way, although the full moon lit up the countryside quite prettily.
The scene at the bus station was of utter chaos as we left Kota Baru, with Kelantanese returning to various parts of the country after celebrating Hari Raya Haji (which is a big deal in Kelantan & Terengganu) in their kampungs. We managed to find our bus with some help – it turned out to be an specially commissioned tourist bus, rather than a regular bus belonging to the bus company. We were quite relieved they were not using school buses as replacement buses anymore!
Snatched a couple of hours of sleep here and there, as the bus wound it’s way through parts of Kelantan and entered Pahang before reaching KL at 4.30am. We’d been told we’d arrive around 5.30-6am, which would have been perfect for us to catch the Komuter train to Seremban.
The last and final bus of our journey
Made our way to the Komuter station, a 5-minute walk away from the bus station, only to find that the first train leaves for Seremban at 5.37am. Since it wasn’t going to be that long a wait, we decided to hang out at the station in the meantime, me trying to finish the last of my chick lit, and Daniel playing solitaire on his phone.
Waiting for the right train to arrive at the station
Our train arrived, and we hopped onto our last train of the journey for the relatively short 90-minute ride to Seremban. It was quite odd to be passing by all the familiar landmarks of KL – where we’d been living before we went to the UK last year – without having been in KL for more than an hour.
Train to Seremban arriving at the platform
We arrived at Seremban train station at 7.15am, and waited outside the station for Mama K to pick us up, getting a couple of pics in while we waited.
Seremban train station early in the morning
Finally, we’re home!
We were really exhausted after the entire journey, and the overnight bus ride, but so excited to finally be home! After a good shower and yummy thosai for breakfast, we had a nap and spent the rest of the afternoon and evening catching up with Papa & Mama K and Gweenie and Siva, who’d come back to Seremban just to see us! Oh, and Daniel managed to drop by at the barbers’ for a much-needed haircut and shave too!
New-look Daniel Rosien
However, there is still more to come on this blog although we have arrived… drop by in a day or two and see…