11 July 2012
This was the day which we went back to Medan. We woke up around 6, cleaned ourselves and had breakfast fast. At 7.45 we have arrived at the coach station that took us to the airport by a free shuttle bus. At 8, it departed. Before 9, it had arrived at Budget Terminal in Changi Airport. We checked in through the counter and then waited, and drank very much water which were taken from the hotel, as those water wouldn’t be allowed to get in to the waiting room.
Around 9.30 we went there; with the water bottles emptied out 😛 There were computers with free Internet access, but they were all occupied. Around 10, I got a chance to go online for a while, before it, I just turned on my laptop and then fixed the wordings of the drafts of these post. We went to our aircraft at 10.30, after queuing in a long line. Before leave, we took photos in the aircraft parking area; but then we were prohibited by the guards, a.k.a. auxiliary police.
Arrived in Medan at 11, when walking through the immigration, I turned on my cellphone and then texted my friend that I’ve arrived in Medan. In the immigration, the queue was terrible, it was a stack! Not queue. (for those who understand) After finished going through the immigration, took our luggage, got out from the terminal; we took taxi that cost us Rp65,000 to our home; well the tariff was “cheap” compared to that of in Singapore; just from Marina Bay Sands to NUS UCC, or Jurong Point to Marina Bay Sands; or Clementi Mall to Marina Bay Sands, it cost around SGD11. remember the facilities of the taxis. In Medan, the taxi’s AC was not as cool as those in Singapore; but maybe it was here it was still hot afternoon. Also it was unmetered, so we need to talk of the tariff before we get in. Around 12.30, we arrived home; the traffic jam was also very terrible. But in this terrible city, I love it very much. There was no way you could see one plants a tree, yes, a tree, at their home.