We ran over to Gate B only for them to tell us it was slightly delayed but we were 15 minutes early so it wasn’t that much of a big deal and it allowed us some time to grab yet more fast food as that’s all that was on offer (I’m starting to think my ‘staying healthy’ post was a bit premature haha). A rushed double decker KFC disgusting chicken burger meal and indigestion later, we realised we had 5 minutes to board. And surprise surprise it was delayed a further 30 minutes…What a crock of shit! If I’d of known this I could have had a Subway and not forced it down!!! Dunkin Donuts was beckoning us for coffee and the free Wi-Fi so we sat down and caught up with a few emails and general computer geek stuff. It would be 55 minutes before we boarded the train which I’m now sitting on so we can expect to arrive in Singapore around 21:20 and hunt down some form of accommodation again with no mapJ.
I’m pleasantly surprised with this train considering we opted for the lowest carriage accommodation of second class (which for some reason says ‘Superior Class’ on the ticket) as the seats are only ever so slightly smaller than those you can expect in England for ten times the cost. I had heard that rail travel is extremely bumpy and makes for an uncomfortable ride but so far after an hour and a half it isn’t that bumpy and pretty smooth. The scenery is quite literally a sea of evergreen trees of all species, from palm trees to long spindly wispy trees baring a sparse effort at foliage. There are no smoking signs on this train too but this are heavily ignored as people can just go into the space where the two carriages join together and open the door whilst the train is moving to enjoy their addiction! The very centre of the chamber where the two trains join in the middle is also good fun as a small child could easily slip through the gaps and would almost certainly get banished from the British rail system. But I suppose for 6 quid these risks are totally worth it. To make the time pass a little quicker I have just enjoyed an episode of one of my all time favourite comedies ‘The Flight of the Conchords’ with Scotty Dogg before deciding to hammer out this post. If you’re interested it was episode 8 from season 2 and it was a belter. Its power nap time for me now though as Scotty has gone antisocial on my ass and put his headphones in. So until later on it’s over and out from me. Laters people.