Disembarking at the station in Tanjung Malim feels like arriving in the middle of nowhere. There was hardly anyone in the station. We had taken the electric train from KL Sentral and in a little over an hour had arrived here. First order of business of course was the toilet. That after lugging our luggages up a flight of stairs from the platform and down to the lobby. One of two waiting cabs took us to Fernz Hotel about 2km away for RM10. Nope, there’s no Grab here. The town’s smallness was further magnified by the small commercial strip where our small hotel was located. After checking-in, we inquired at the laundry shop (2.50/kg) then had early dinner at a restaurant run by a Thai Muslim family. Food was good albeit quite expensive for what we had (RM60 for 2 cups of rice, a plate of fried rice, an order of kailan, an entite sweet-sour fish, and 2 ABCs).
Will be here for the next 3 days for the conference at the Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris.