Parking at The General Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL)

I spend an incredible amount of time at The General Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) last week. The reason was because my wife had some complications over her pregnancy and we finally had to decide our first baby go. It was kind of hard to accept the recommendation by the doctor at first, however after thinking long and hard, it had to be done sooner or later.

Anyway, what I wanted to write about in this blog post is the parking at HKL. If you’ve never been to HKL before, unlike Selayang Hospital, HKL is an old hospital and the different department are located further apart instead of just in one building. The parking inside HKL is rather limited and you’ll even have to fight for a space with the HKL staff themselves and that was at their open parking which is opened to the public.

HKL Open Parking Space

Here’s a tip for you. If you want to visit any relatives or friends and you want to get a nearer parking space, try and come after 4pm. That is of course if the visiting hours are permissible for the ward you’re visiting.

Alright, here’s the HKL parking rate as of March 2011:

HKL Parking Rate

Information from my brother in law who works in HKL, the parking operator is newly appointed. The previous operator’s contract expired and the HKL management discontinued their contract. Hopefully HKL can improve their facilities in order to accommodate their ever increasing patients numbers.

A Short Trip To Muar Johor

The last time I remembered visited Muar was when I was 12 I guess. 18 years later, I came back to Muar and have another experience there. Here’s a collage photo I’ve taken using my Sony Xperia X10 Mini smartphone camera:

Interesting highlights during our short trip:

  • There are only a few hotels in Muar and most of them especially during festive season will be full. Make sure you book your hotel as early as you can.
  • Muar drivers are speed demon during the day and especially at night, be sure to give room for them to overtake or you’ll get your car rear being kissed (our car got scratched on the bumper by some crazy motorcyclist who saw us giving signal and brake light but kept on swerving).
  • There are literally no night opened mamak restaurant during my trip there at 2am in the morning.
  • The beach in Muar is a no go. However, Singaporean people still love the awful scenery at Tanjung Mas.
  • Mee Bandung Fuad is the best tasting mee bandung I’ve ever tasted.
  • Service at Fuad Mee Bandung (opposite the main entrance of Sekolah Menengah Sains Muar) is super fast.
  • There were so many stalls selling ‘Kupang’ on the side of the road during our journey back.