Flight to Yangon so early in the morning, AK 504 6.55 am. Arrived at the airport around 4.30am. Because of so early, i forced my brother to send me. Nasib lah kan . Already web check in and meet up with my friend. We went to docuument check and straight to enter the international departures. We didn't buy the luggage , we only have carry on with us. Back packer kan . Bawak sikit2 ajelah kan. We went inside and while waiting we had our breakfast. Bolehlah makan mee pagi2 buta. After breakfast , we went for solat subuh.
Then here we come, boarding the AK 504 to Yangon. The flight took about 2 1/2 hours. For this trip we change the money to US Dollar. Based on the research we need to have new US dollar to change at the airport. New meaning crispy cream. I chnged to 300 usd from malaysia . Advisable to change at the airport to avoid any problem of black market money. Once we arrived , we went thru the imigration procedure with smooth sailing. Then straight to the money changer . I only change 200 usd. I think that enough since we paid already for the accomodation and transport.
All the people waiting for their love one.
See how much money we have.. makcik kaya makcik kaya.. i think we change roughly about 240,000 kyat.. kaya kaya kan .. sebeban dia bagi duit . Actually we all pun tak paham kenapa dia bagi duit seratus semuanya.
Then i bought the local sim card. Cost me about 1500 kyat. After settle everything we went outside looking for our tour guide. Surprise that we were at outside a lot of local people wearing sarong. If in malaysia like malay guy wearing kain pelikat. But they wear this as their daily activity to the office and for works. Sort of pakaian rasmi lah kat sana. I been to Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia but at here a lot of people wearing the traditional costume. Respect to them.
Then we meet up with our tour driver
Outside the airport
Their local bus. Like somewhere in 1980 in our country.
On the way to the city centre as usual jem strawberry.
Our 1st stop at Tomb Bahadur Shah Zafar details of this place you can read thru this link
So layan gambar masjid ni. When we arrived they in the middle preparing the place for Friday Prayer.
Free to enter
The tomb of Bahadur Shah Zafar is located south of the Shwedagon Pagoda and Maha Wizaya Pagoda on Zi Wa Ka Street off of U Wizara Road in Yangon, Myanmar.
Located just beside the Scott Market this Cathedral got two huge towers. With its big red and beautiful architecture.. this place is free of cost to visit and open for certain hours for visitors and for prayers.
Holly Trinity Cathedral . We didn't go inside, just posing outside. Afterward we went to Scott Market or Bogyoke Aung San Market . Please take note the market will be close every monday. So plan your travel so that you can visit the market.
Lorong toward the market . Just a walking distance form the church.
Inside the market. Small lot selling a lot of local stuff. Just a window shopping for us.
We bought the local sarong for souvenir. Cost us about 2500 to 4000 depend on what type and color you choose.
They also selling this Jade and other
This two guys keep following us and help us to bargain with local people. They can speak malay. A first we a bit annoyed with them but then later..whatever lah coz both of them quite persistent in promoting the shop and things. I think they will get commission when they introduce the customer. Ok may their rezekilah tu. Also good because we can save our time rather than circling around the area.
The outside facade of the building
Another view at the front
Afterthat we went for lunch. At first the tour guide bring us to the local restaurant , then we asked him to bring us to Halal restaurant. Huaawah so lapar. Alhamdulillah ada halal food .
Inside the restaurant
The Tom Yam ... huaawah so sedap
Nasi yang di hidang dengan penuh kasih sayang.
Chicken Cashew Nut . So apa lagi we all makan dengan lahapnya. Masa tengah makan hujan lebat sangat . So we all makan dengan sopan dan berhemah just to kill the time. Really tak ingat how much cost the food sebab terlampau lapar. Lepas hujan reda we all cari the driver mintak dia drop kita dekat nearby masjid utk solat.
Dan tak sangka hujan lebat tadi tu boleh buat banjir at certain part of the city. May be the drainage system not working very well.
Macam seram jea kan tgk air tu. Rasa tak dalam sangat tapi tahap kebersihan air tu.
Masjid kita solat. Actually macam indian muslim punya masjid. Hujan lebat tak sempat ambik gambar kat luar. Nama masjid pun tak ingat.
Alhamdulillah selesai solat . We went to city tour.
At the back the famous pagoda in the city centre
Shwedagon Pagoda and for detail can click here
So layan gambar.
Lepas city tour we all pegi bus station untuk naik overnight bas to Bagan. The bus terminal a bit far from city center. About one hour so. Original plan kita nak naik train , to be more adventure lah konon. Tapi tiket tak available . So naik bas ler kita. Fuyoh sampai tempat tunggu bas tu macam zaman 80an dulu. Tak ambik gambar lagi. Toilet dia boleh lah. Tapi bas dia superb. Macam dalam kapal terbang. Kalau tak caya layan gambar.
Tengok siap bagi blanket lagi . Takut sejuk. Hello air asia kena sewa tau blanket.Dia bagi jugak roti , air mineral and tissue. Space selasa. Boleh lah tidor malam tu.
So nanti sambung for the 2nd day at Bagan . chow