159 Renaming

5150 Kilometres Travelled
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2 Countries
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5 Malaysian States
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8 Days
That comes to an average of over 600 kilometres per day over the last week, the largest distance covered in 1 week in my lifetime so far. Sabah, back and forth, Singapore, twice in three days and the Klang Valley, thrice in seven days.
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The distance was covered by 2 aeroplanes, 2 different cars, 1 van, 3 buses and also on foot. In addition, includes stopping at 14 different places for food and other activities. They are Kota Kinabalu, Ranau, Kundasang, Poring, Mount Kinabalu, Seremban, Kuala Lumpur, Seri Kembangan, Sepang, Petaling Jaya, Melaka, Johor Bahru, Gelang Patah and Singapore.
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Elevation range covered from nearly sea level to the highest point in Malaysia, 4095.2 metres above sea level and also two flights, cruising at about 10000 metres above sea level. Travelling speeds range from 0 km/h, up to 900 km/h. Slept on 6 different beds for 6 consecutive nights (Home, Petaling Jaya, Kinabalu Pines, Mesilau, Gunting Lagadan, Kinabalu Pines).
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So, many numbers describe what I have done in the last week, and two more sets of numbers are coming up to commemorate this meaningful week.
The 10 worst names of places in Malaysia (with the name's English meaning)
  1. Chukai, Terengganu - Tax
  2. Kuala Lumpur - Muddy Confluence
  3. Pusing, Perak - Spin
  4. Tumpat, Kelantan - Dense
  5. Gurun, Kedah - Desert
  6. Lumut, Perak - Moss
  7. Ayer Keroh, Melaka / Ayer Hitam, Johor / Ayer Kuning, Negeri Sembilan - Murky Water, Black Water and Yellowish Water respectively
  8. Batu Maung, Pulau Pinang - Smelly Rock
  9. Bau, Sarawak and Rasa, Selangor - Smell and Taste respectively
  10. Pekan, Pahang - Town (really, the town is named Town)
The 10 best names of places in Malaysia (with their English Meanings)
  1. Semporna, Sabah - Perfect
  2. Sitiawan, Perak - Friendship
  3. Mambang-Di-Awan, Perak - Angels in the Clouds
  4. Pantai Cahaya Bulan, Kelantan - Moonlight Beach
  5. Taiping, Perak - Peace
  6. Taman Pelangi, Johor - Rainbow Gardens
  7. Bandar Maharani, Johor - Queen's Town
  8. Sabak Bernam, Selangor - Six Friends
  9. Pasir Mas, Kelantan - Golden Sands
  10. Kota Bahru, Kelantan - New Town

1 Comments:

michelle said...

this was interesting! :D