05.23 am – After about 2 hours of sleep, we woke up. I didn’t really get much sleep because you could hear the doors of other guests around the building banging shut at Tune Hotels in LCCT-KLIA. Pretty much like what I experienced in Tune Hotels Kuta, Bali.
I took a shower first.
05.32 am – 10 minutes later, we were on the feeder bus from Tune Hotels to the airport.
5 minutes later
we arrived at LCCT-KLIA and I was VERY SURPRISED to see SO SO SO SO MANY people at the airport at this time of the day.
05.46 am – Collected everyone’s passport and
proceeded to check in. I was surprised to see SO SO SO SO many middle aged Indian, all men only, lining up for the same flight as us.
15 minutes later, we got our boarding pass.
06.06 am – Had breakfast at the FOREVER CROWDED McDonald’s.
Forever crowded lines by the counter.
Big breakfast it is.
06.52 am – Proceeded to the international departure hall to wait.
07.06 am – Boarding call.
07.11 am – What an early flight!
As our names are arranged in alphabetical order, Chris sat beside Andy the giant and Anthony the manatee. It was pretty uncomfortable sitting beside 2 giants.
5 minutes later.
08.20 am – Started reading AirAsia’s interesting in flight magazine, Travel 3 Sixty.
10.46 am – Had a packet of my favourite AirAsia snack, the cheap RM2 Shandong peanuts.
Filled up the Customs Declaration form. One word of warning for first timers. Please do not bring Philippine Pesos exceeding PHP 10,000 as the corrupted immigration officers will ask you for your wallet and check you. And if you exceed PHP 10,000, they will hold your passport and ask you for bribes. I had to pay PHP 500 / RM 35. Pukimak, lanciao!
11.21 am – Arrived safely at Diosdado Macapagal International Airport.
12.02 pm – First thing I did after getting out from the airport was to buy a sim card.
Smart was the no.1 telecommunication company in Philippines so we just opted for it.
12.05 pm – Advice : look for the airport’s jeepney stand as the taxis are very expensive.
The jeepney is the MOST POPULAR mode of transportation in the Philippines.
Our first ever jeepney ride!
The wires above the buildings remind me so much of my Bangkok trips.
12.50 pm – Arrived at our hotel, DM Residente.
Only 1 room was ready at the time and we left our luggages in it and went out for lunch.
In trikes! haha. What an experience!
Arrived in Saver’s Mall.
01.02 pm – Jollibee, Filipino’s favourite fast food chain restaurant.
Lined up for our first ever Philippine food experience.
Order a set of Jollibee spaghetti with yum burger.
Impossible! Cat soup?
Haha. Actually, catsup = ketchup.
The utensils and sauce counter by the side.
Us in Jollibee.
Spaghetti bolognese with yum burger.