– People do not put up signs on houses / apartments / flats for sale or rent. You work with word of mouth, which can be a real pain.
– Properties for rent are snapped up very fast, and in some areas, owners are able to secure the next tenant for their properties even before the current lease expires.
– If you’re a single female, don’t count on being able to get live among kampong folk, in a place with acces to a private beach. People will tell you it’s for security reasons, even if you have a black belt in [insert preferred martial arts name]. Ya, saya masih tidak puas hati.
– People won’t look twice if a girl is out with her boyfriend til late but if you’re with a few girlfriends having kopi and maybe watch a bit of football, be prepared to be stared at.
– I found an eating place with an outside seating area, which is almost a stone’s throw from the waves. A bit out of town, might be worth to visit once a week.
– With the current strong winds, you could see kites being flown in certain areas. I might just get myself one.
– There is a stable full of horses at the back of my office!
– I was told that there is a bowling alley but have yet to find a karaoke box.
– It can be annoying when you are told that everything is way better than the big, bad city that is KL. Or maybe it’s because I was in pain and being told that “orang KL tak tough” just riled me up a wee bit.
– I hope I can resist having rice, rice and more rice for every meal of the day. Note to self: stock up on kopi, oatmeal, roti, kaya and biskut.
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Lapor diri dulu baru medical check-up. Canggih…
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Thank you for the well wishes. Hopefully I’ll get settled in soon enough to receive guests. However, no rumah tepi laut for now. *sigh*