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So last weekend I was invited by Tourism Pahang to Raub, Pahang. The shuttles departed early in the morning from PWTC but I had to miss that as I have promised Digi. In which it turned out to be my lucky day! You can read it here.
Since I missed the bus, I had to take my own bus to Raub, Pahang. Honestly, I have never been to Raub, Pahang and have no idea how to get there. The only thing I know is that bus from KL- Raub can only be taken from Bas Station Jalan Pekeliling.
And there I was standing aimlessly. Kinda struck by the look of the bus station; I was expecting something more structured than literally “boxes” of ticket counters. Guess what, it turned out that every Saturday evening, bus ticket for Raub, Pahang route sells like “goreng pisang”!
Every single counter I went told me that they ran out of ticket to Raub. I have to either take the 2 hours 30 minutes bus or wait for 8pm bus! Mind you, I was there at 6pm. Tell you the truth, I almost gave up. But because I wanted to meet Dato’ Sri Dr. Ng Yen Yen so badly, I gave in and waited.
While waiting, I took the chance to roam around and trying to get on the buses that were moving that time. Hoping that some of the passengers didn’t turned up. I guess I was not the only one stuck there waiting; I met 2 lovely mothers with their 2 super cute children! I can’t resist taking photos of them!
I had a really good talk with them about Raub and Pahang. Now I know that Raub is the city of Durian. And Raub has a lot of rivers that they actually have to name them all and put signage all over Raub so that people would not be confused! Hearing the local people mentioning about Durian and rivers already done enough excitement to me!
After waiting for nearly 2 hours, I managed to secure a ticket on Mara Liner! Thanks to the lady who kept the ticket for me. I paid RM 9.60 for my ticket and off I was to Raub, Pahang!
In case you need to know, I took the 7pm bus heading to Sg. Koyan. It made a stop at Raub Old bus station. The journey took about 1 hour 3 minutes. I was lucky as I sat besides a local guy who happens to be studying Tourism at UNITEN! Cool!
We chit-chat throughout the journey about all things TRAVEL! That must have been the best travel-ness bus ride ever! Thank you Tengku Zhafran for accompany me; Rayyan Haries the chatty traveler! haha…
When I arrived, the first thing the Tourism Pahang people took me to was to EAT! The dinner was held at Rumah Rehat Raub. The spread was splendid! I had the chance to eat Ikan Patin Masak Asam! A local delicacy in Pahang! 😀
Nothing was done at night as Raub is a pretty small and quiet town. I spent my night resting after a long long day from Kuala Lumpur to Raub, Pahang.
More updates in the next post!
Thank you Tourism Malaysia and Tourism Pahang! 😀