When dawn strikes, I walk to the Brickfields Monorail station to ride the monorail to Hang Tuah station before a short walk to Swiss Garden Hotel & Residencies along Jalan Bukit Bintang. Its seem to turn out into just an informal morning walk for exercise walking up the slope and then down pulling my wheeled backpack. It was a trip with other Media representative and Bloggers to attend the lauching of the Travel Bus Pass operated by Handal Indah Sdn. Bhd. that runs the Causewaylink fleet of buses.
Breakfast was served for us at Flavors Restaurant of Swiss Gardens Hotel & Residencies.
Our FAM Trip group will be travelling to Johor Bahru on an an air-conditioned Coach that operates between Bukit Bintang and Legoland Malaysia to ferry visitors and tourist to the many attractions and parks around Johor Bahru.
This is the coach that ply between Bukit Bintang (departing Swiss Gardens Hotel & Residencies) and Legoland Malaysia (stops at Medini Mall). Departure from Bukit Bintang is at 7.00 am and return from Legoland (Medini Mall) at 6.30 pm. The journey takes about 4 to 5 hours depending on the traffic situation along North South Highway (PLUS).
Johor Bahru city can boast of having many International status family park and activity parks.
Legoland is the first Family theme park in Asia and sixth in the world. Besides Legoland there is the Sanrio Hello Kitty, Thomas Town and Angry Bird Adventure Park.
At Mount Austin new township there's also the Austin Water and Adventure Park, and I had visited on another FAM Trip earlier.
We disembark at Puteri Harbour for Media registration at Sanrio Hello Kitty and for lunch.
We were taken for a familiarisation walkabout around Hello Kitty and Thomas Town before downgrading our ages to experience the activities at the Wishful Studio, and show our artistic talents. Tadaa....... my work.........
Locals staying in Johor Bahru and the surrounding areas has no problem visiting those places but for foreign tourist and visitors, getting connected from their point of entry into Malaysia or specifically Johor would have to think about moving around to any of these venues. Just leave your car back home.
Now traveling as tourist to those parks is made easier when Handal Indah Sdn. Bhd. intoduce the Travel Bus Pass at an affordable rate and officiated by the Johor State Exco for Tourism, Domestic Trade and Consumerism, Datuk Tee Siew Kiong at Granada Hotel, Johor Bahru.
When touring Johor Bahru purchase your Travel Bus Pass for convenience of travelling minus the stress of driving. With the Travel Bus Pass experience a chauffeur driven ride, on a local stage bus of course.
Its an all easy access cashless card that bridges Singapore and Johor Bahru, packaged either for a 2 days or 3 days unlimited bus rides in selected Causeway Link buses.
Once purchased it is valid for 6 months and usable in at least 31 stations through 16 routes from Causeway Link Bus Service. It serve as a cashless unlimited rides across Johor and Singapore which includes international theme parks, shopping malls, hotels and various eating places that serve variety of local and international cuisines..
During the launching, Ms Lim Chern Fang, Handal Indah Sdn. Bhd. Operation and Marketing Director announced the following promotions:
A - Introductory Product Promotion of Travel Bus Pass;
1. RM46 for 2 dys Travel Bus Pass (Actual price is RM55);
2. RM66 dor 3 days Travel Bus Pass (Actual price RM80);
B - Bundled Pckaged with Causeway Link Direct Coach Service (RM57 for one way);
1. RM144 (with Return ticket) + RM15 additional charge for 2 days Travel Bus Pass
2. RM144 (with Return ticket) + RM20 additional charge for 3 days Travel Bus Pass.
Besides bus ride, card holder also enjoy discounts and previleges at selected participating stores and retailers outlet including theme park tickets, hotel accomodations, F&B and many more.
You can buy the Bus Pass HERE or at any Causewaylink Counters in Singapore and Johor Bahru.
Click CAUSEWAY LINK for further information and details.