Latest CNNGo.com "Say What? with mrbrown" column: Sun, sand and (fake) surf — A weekend trip to Sunway Lagoon
I was in Malaysia again over the weekend. The whole family went to Sunway Lagoon, a resort near Kuala Lumpur, for four days. When I say family, I meant the entire gang. My wife, myself, my three kids, my two helpers, my mom and dad, my younger brother and his two daughters, and my youngest brother and wife.
Needless to say, it was a circus.
Our trip involved getting three cabs to take us to Golden Mile Complex to catch our coach. Golden Mile is part Little Thailand and part Malaysian/Thailand coach central for Singapore. A grubby building, it is nonetheless the go-to place for your overland trips up north.
The coach was old but roomy. The seats were worn but could tilt almost all the way back. There was no individual TV screens or in-flight service or even an onboard toilet, just your seat and decent air-conditioning.
There are "Super-VIP" coaches with all those amenities but this was not one of them. This was not even "VIP." It was closer to "Somewhat-VIP." (cont'd)