Coronavirus Quarantine in Malaysia

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Movement Control Order / Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan / 行动管制令 




Heavy authority personnel were deployed to enforce restricted movement order on 18 March 2020. The spread of Coronavirus should not be taken lightly as the World Health Organization labelled COVID-19 as a pandemic in the year 2020. 



1. City under Quarantine






 In an effort to combat the spread of Covid-19, everyone is advised to stay at home until further official announcement.



2. Limited Train services



pkp / mco day 8 malaysia



Mass Rapid Transit service closed on non-peak time. It will be reopened on selective time. Most of the commuter are employees of essential services. 



3. Dengue Fever



Mosquito fogging during MCO/PKP 2020



Aedes mosquito are actively seeking vulnerable individual as food and the virus transmission are through infected mosquito bite. Mosquito fogging is when there are reported cases in the neighborhood.



4. Hand Sanitizer 



hand sanitizer 2020 MCO/PKP



Rubbing alcohol is now so widely accepted by consumer thanked to the COVID-19. Due to the rise of demand, healthcare companies are introducing different brands of rubbing alcohol to the market. It seem like Dettol could not fill the supply fast enough. 



5. Roadblock




Roadblock MCO/PKP 2020



In the early stage of restricted movement, food delivery riders are allowed to operate. Besides, Interstate are not allowed due to fear virus were to be transmitted to family members at rural states. 



Only 1 person in household allowed to go out buy essential items and the travel distance cannot be more than 10 KM. 



6. Takeaway 



Texas chicken no dining in MCO/PKP 2020



Prevention is better than cure. In fact, less likely any cure can be found to be effective against COVID-19. At this rate, social distancing is very important. A sneeze or cough could have devastating impact to the surrounding.



7. The Blame Game



China product at shelves MCO / PKP Coronavirus 2020


Fear on products from China is profound. Any products manufactured under the label "Made in China" were seen on the market shelves without much buyers. The latest blame game at political stage has inevitably affect consumer sentiment. 



8. AEON 8AM - 8PM



queue AEON MCO PKP Coronavirus



Due to the large influx of shoppers at specific time, grocery store at AEON is now limiting numbers of patrons into the store as a way to maintain social distancing.



9. Temperature Check and Hands Disinfectant


  
Sanitizer tunnel



Temperature checks and free hand sanitizer are common sight. A guard will ask you to stay out if high body temperature is detected. Lately, a sanitizer tunnel has been rolled out in order to disinfectant patron but soon later the plan is discontinued.



10. Landscape workers



landscape worker at work wearing mask



Let not forget contributions of essential workers at the front line battling to stop the spread of this pandemic risking their life in a duty for the public. Without proper city sanitation system, streets will be long run by street rats and pest. 



























Singapore to Kuala Lumpur during MCO

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Kranji MRT > Woodland train checkpoint > Woodland train > Johor Bahru Terminal >Larkin Terminal > Kuala Lumpur Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS)




Singapore buses will alight passengers at Woodland train station.



The reason to leave Singapore was due to expiration of visit pass. At Kranji MRT bus station, the usual crowd waiting for 170x and causeway link bus were all gone. I had to go to the opposite of Kranji MRT bus station for a bus.



woodlands CIQ to JB sentral
Woodlands CIQ to JB sentral


There is literally no bus at first causeway bridge. Walk to Johor Bahru Custom Immigration and Quarantine or take the train. Good thing about the train was passport checked by both countries custom before departs with KTM till reach Johor Bahru centre.



SGD 5 for one way train trip to Johor. An usual one way trip bus would probably cost you only 1 dollar or RM3.00.



KTM singapore woodland to Johor bahru
KTM to Johor Bahru. Empty seats 



There were one Singaporean had been rejected to Malaysia due to the movement control order. Likewise, Malaysian cant enter Singapore for working. In recent, Singapore does not impose any movement restriction but will not taking in any visitor with short term visit pass.



SMRT bus
On the way to Johor Bahru Larkin terminal


RM1.70 to Larkin Terminal from Johor Bahru Centre Terminal.



Larkin Terminal Johor Bahru to TBS
Johor Bahru Larkin Terminal to TBS


I have planned this trip even before the announcement of MCO. Today is the fourth day of movement control order and I was not done it deliberately. I was desperately wanted to go Malaysia due to Singapore would fine me for staying longer than intended.


It took less than 4 hours from JB to KL. Less than 6 persons on board the bus and there is no resting time. Cost me RM35.00 one-way ticket to Kuala Lumpur Terminal Bersepadu Selatan.




Larkin Terminal MCO
Social distancing measure



Malaysia too, implemented social distancing at Larkin Terminal bus waiting area.



Billion star bus



The bus did not departed on time. Probably wanted more passenger before off to TBS. Estimated departure time was 3.30. It was a really fast trip as there were no traffic congestion.


Johor bahru to TBS
Google Map from Johor Bahru Terminal to Kuala Lumpur TBS


Currently not feeling very well. Having sore throat and flu after the trip due to new environment.The 14-days quarantine news was very shocking and saddening

Singapore to Johor Bahru Airport to Tawau Airport

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Singapore > Johor Bahru Airport > Tawau Airport



Why would anyone from Singapore picks Senai airport service ? Well, Singapore Changi airport is located at East side of Singapore. It is quite far away for those living at north side and west side of Singapore. Senai airport provides alternative to your air travel experience.



From Singapore's Kranji MRT station, hop into one of the bus to Johor Bahru CIQ (custom immigration and quarantine). There are two options, 170x or The yellow causeway link bus. 




Ezlink Card or Nets can be used on 170x,
Yellow causeway Link bus accepts Malaysia Ringgit.



CW1 kranji MRT to Johor
Present your ticket to Singapore bus staff and Malaysia bus staff when required



In order to avoid confusion, you are required to have the bus ticket with you all the time until you reach your destination such as Larkin terminal or Johor Bahru City Centre. Passenger will be alighted at woodland checkpoint. Passport are required at this point by Singapore authority.



Causeway link Bridge


Causeway link bridge is one of the iconic architecture. Besides, the breeze wind and the sunset are not to be missed. Hope you have a enjoyable journey !




JBCC to Senai airport ticket RM8
Senai airport bus from JBCC

After have your passport checked by Malaysia authorities, there are two bus stations. Before the Starbucks, there is a bus kiosk where you can buy Causeway Link bus to Senai airport. The ticket is RM8.





Grab from JBCIQ to Senai airport
Grab price RM35


Grab is no cheaper than the bus. But, you may opt for grab with your companion. As if you are travelling alone, you would choose the cheapest option.






Senai airport is one of the close proximity to Changi airport. Fret not, low cost Malaysia airline Airasia kiosks are available should you need any assistance on flight check-in and most importantly to print out your travel itinerary with Airasia.



Johor Bahru to Tawau with Airasia flight RM223



Bought a flight ticket at last few days will cost you a fortune. You could have the flight ticket lesser than RM200. The flight from Johor Bahru to Tawau is 2 hours and 30 minutes.






Tawau is known for its cheap seafood. If you are a fan of seafood, join thousands of travelers around the world hunting for the delicious, fresh and economical seafood. Besides, you could get to Semporna from Tawau airport. At this place, you get to do scuba diving and have a seafood feast.
















Lunar New Year Singapore 2020

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Year 2020 is a year of mouse according to Chinese zodiac. 


Photos taken on month of January 2020. 




Chinatown



Bright blue sky at Singapore Chinatown. The street is filled with all the people seeking foods and local attractions. In case you did not noticed there were China travelers bought all the masks to be brought home.



buddha tooth temple



One of the significant landmark at Singapore's Chinatown is Buddha tooth temple. 



buddha tooth temple



This is some really incredible place. The strong smell of burnt incense. The amounts of people praying inside the temple.






They are having a blast here. TsingTao beer bottle can be seen on the table. This place is People's Park complex.




kampung admiralty



Gathering at Kampung Admiralty is just pure amazing. Lion dance performance was superb.



clarke quay



Business are usual at Clarke Quay. The night lights will surely captivates any patron eyes. The wonderful river side is always so calm and serene.






Stunning view of garden by the bay plus traditional orchestra. Everyone was enjoying the evening with songs and greenery.landscape.






One of the top 10 places you must visit in Singapore, The Float. During the Chinese new year, the theme for this event is river hongbao 2020. There are dancing and singing performance. Some really interesting folklore and 12 Chinese zodiac animals display. Security check due to having VIP guests on the event for opening ceremony.



giant fortune guy



Giant God of fortune got everyone took out their smartphone for a quick selfie.






Fireworks are expected everyday. Besides, Chingay 2020 is an event you do not want to miss. Did you see the smoke screen ? It was caused by fireworks.






Spectra light and water show nearby the Shoppe Marina Bay Sand Mall. Everyone was Chilling and relax. No one seem to understand the amazing soothing feeling when the sea wind blowing towards faces. 












10 Christmas decorations in Singapore 2019

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Christmas season is huge in Singapore. Although there is no snow, giant christmas trees everywhere with glittering lights are suffice. Besides, year-end sales just making it even merrier.






1. Orchard Road



Best time to visit Orchard is definitely at night plus festive season is around the corner. this busy street is a must in your to-do list at Singapore. Huge crowd is patiently waiting at the pedestrian crossing. Drop off at Orchard or Somerset MRT.



It is advisable to keep your wallet hidden from your sight due to increasingly numbers of luxury brand stores such as Uniqlo, Tiffany and co, Prada, Giorgio Armani.






2. Paragon



It is just opposite the bustling orchard road. Literally light up the christmas mood.







3. Garden by the Bay



When the night falls, hundred of trees at Garden by the Bay is illuminated. During the festival, the calm river is lighted up by hundreds of egg-shaped glowing decoration. To your suprise, all the balls could changes color seamlessly from blue to yellow.






4. Bugis



Huge brown bear, an icon from South Korea's messaging app LINE friends is making a trend. Bugis is an unique place itself supplementing Singapore shopping experience. With this place close proximity to Suntec City, the amounts of human traffic is paramount.



An unique scene about Bugis is the sea of people waiting at the bus stop. No way Orchard road can beat this down to earth place.







5. Church 1888




Lady of Lourdes chuch is said to be built on 1888. Located just a walking distance from Bugis MRT.






6. Resort World Sentosa


Sandy Beach, resort, tropical forest or a grand theme park by Universal studio. You name it everything is here.






7. Vivocity Mall


To the top floor of vivocity mall overlooking the sentosa island. Feel the breeze and check out those restaurant namely Haidilao hot pot.






8. Fullerton Hotel



Hard to miss such magnificient hotel. The building design is evergreen. The building reminisces glory days of western architecture.







9. Changi Jewel



The world best airport just got better with its expansion on 2019. The jewel Changi celebrated it first christmas.






10. Changi Aiport



At the top of Jewel Changi, You will be greeted with Disney's Frozen movie, Elsa and Anna. So, do you want to build a snowman ?