Thursday, January 17, 2008

The Journey to Macau

We flew to Macau on Jan 8.

When AirAsia first announced the KCH-MACAU direct flights for RM39.90, we grabbed the tickets, much like how the aunties grab stuff at super cheap sales.

The White Hair launching the direct flight. See his white beard growing? Election is coming soon.

Mr. AirAsia Tony Fernandez is a real money maker.

Just look at him. He is a very happy man.

When you buy a RM39.90 ticket, you actually end up paying about RM350 for everything. I've said it before & I'll say it again - He makes the money in between what you think you'd be paying & what you're actually paying.

Anyway, after reading what Terri went thru, we smuggled food & water for survival into the plane. The trip would take us about 3 hours 45 minutes. We did not want to die of hunger before we reach Macau. Nee actually contemplated making burgers with thick juicy pattys. I said no, it's a crazy idea.

Macau was very orderly & efficient. The immigration checkpoint seemed very properly administered. One of the first thing that you'd notice is that there were CCTVs everywhere. Then the second thing that would immediately come to mind is to reflect back on our system in Malaysia.

I was being very naughty. I took a few pics of the CCTVs. The lady officer saw me, stood up, & scolded me. But I get to keep the shot.

The next thing which made me reflect about Malaysia again was how the luggages came out right side up, standing.

When they arrive in front of you on the conveyer belt, all you need to do is to reach out your hand, and the handle will slip comfortably into your grasp. There was no need for any back-breaking weight-lifting effort.

It was just a few minutes after touch down & Malaysia lost hands down in every way to a little airport in Macao - except for airport size lah. But then again, everything in Malaysia is the tallest & the biggest, but always the emptiest.

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