As is the case with most long haul bus companies (outside of NA) they have their own bus barns & also pickup at travel agents offices & drop off at convenient locations. This is the reason that the Hat Yai – Kuala Lampur bus dropped us off next to China Town where there are a multitude of hotels, hostels & guest houses.
Which turned out to be a good thing!!
After doing the visa thing at the Thai Embassy in the morning I jumped on the Hop-on Hop-off Bus, that stops almost in front of my hotel, to get the general layout of KL City. Went to the railroad station & got tickets for the next portion of my trip to Gemas then on the Jungle Railway as far as Guay Musang which was as far as I could book a day time train, worry about onward travel when I get there LOL.
Then rode the loop to KL Tower where I got off to take a boo at the city from the World’s 4th highest tower & after 22 stops back to China Town where after dropping my laundry off I stopped at a sidewalk restaurant for supper & a quart of Tiger (or 3).
Now had noticed in the last little while the vast majority of travelers were Chinese but what really brought it home was sitting & watching the world pass by my table & realizing that probably 95% were Asian & only about 1% of the rest were WASP (White Anglo Saxon Protestant).
That was my Epiphany (not in the Christian religion sense but in an eye opening sense), Like WTF kind of ignorant morons are the WASP population who think they can tell the world what to do??? (Should have seen that months ago!!!)
News Flash people Y’all have gotten away with it for 5 or so centuries but the party’s over & it’s Asia’s turn in the sun again & anyone who refuses to believe that is in for a rude awakening in the facts of life in the real world in the next (to be generous) 10 yrs.
To quote Forest Gump “& that’s all I have to say about that”