The Causeway

Trip Start Nov 22, 2010
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Trip End Jan 11, 2011


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Flag of Malaysia  , Johor,
Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Except for getting a throat infection on Saturday, I had an excellent Causeway tournament, winning $800 for finishing 8th. I was particularly thrilled to be able to get in to see a doctor at lunch on Sunday for a mere 55 ringgit (around $18!). I'll put Scrabble content on my livejournal blog for those interested.

Only complications are transportation, which seems to be a constant. After my flight arrives into Singapore at 5:00 PM, I take the 6:00 PM bus to JB. Arrival at Singapore immigration around 7:30, followed by getting back on the bus for a short trip to Malaysian immigration/ customs (where we had to take all of our luggage with us). After emerging from that, the bus is nowhere to be found! I'm not sure if I missed it or if that's just as far as it went (I thought it ended at the JB bus station), but no matter, as I just grab a cab like I would have had to anyway. Still, I don't make it to the Zon until around 10:00.

So I decide to pay for convenience on the way back and procure a cab for my 10:00 AM flight on Monday so I don't have to wake up at 3:00 AM to make it on time. But after about 15 minutes in the cab, I realize we still haven't hit the border, which we definitely should have by now. I inquire of the driver and find that we're headed to the JB airport, not Singapore! Gulp! Thankfully, there's still plenty of time to sort everything out and get me to the right airport. 
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