I was assigned to attend Muar High Court for a mention on 19 May 2011. I told hubby about this and told him that I may have to use his car. There’s no way I’m gonna drive my ‘CLK’ all the way to Muar, right? So he went and sent his car for servicing and did the alignment. The car is due for a service anyway so it’s a good thing jugaklah that I had to go to Muar. I have been driving my CLK since my uni days and it’s a manual car. This may sound weird but I am not used to driving an automatic car. My CLK is very small and compact and it is very easy to drive and maneuver so driving a slightly bigger car, an automatic car is a challenge for me. I’ve no choice but to bring hubby’s car and the night before was the 1st time ever that I drove his car. We went to the petrol station to fill the gas and it was already at night and drizzling. Not a good way to start driving something you are not familiar with. Yakin tak yakin, I have to drive it the next day so what the heck!
I left the house at 6am on Thursday and I drove slowly and carefully all the way to Muar. Upon reaching Muar, I had a hard time locating the Court complex. My dear friend Sara has kindly drawn a map for me, which she scanned and emailed to me the day before. Check out her map below. Aren't they cute?
For some reason, I must have missed one junction or landmark that I just couldn’t find the Court. It was already 8.30am and I started to panic. I stopped at Shell and asked for directions but none of the workers, who are all girls managed to give me a direction. I moved on. At the same time, I tried to call the Court to inform them that I am on my way and to ask them to stand down the matter. Since the mention is before a judge, I am scared that the judge might strike off my file. The Court people, as usual, were not helpful. Of course my call was transferred one too many times and when I said that I would like to stand down the matter, the person on the other line said “jurubahasa dah masuk mahkamah dah. Dalam mahkamah takde telefon. Takpelah awak datang je lah. Takpe..” WTF!! I asked “Boleh tak sampaikan pesanan saya pada jurubahasa sebab saya tengah cari bangunan mahkamah ni.” She said, “Takpe, awak datang je. InsyaAllah sampai lah tu kejap lagi.” Sabar je lah…I stopped by at Caltex and asked an apek who was filling his gas for direction. I was desperate at that time and he was the 1st person that I saw so I just asked him. The apek gave me directions but then a pakcik on his bike overheard our conversation and asked me where I wanted to go. He also gave me directions but I guess my face looked like I’ve no idea what they were talking about that the pakcik then said, “Takpelah, awak ikut pakcik. Pakcik tunjukkan jalan.” Woohooo!!
The pakcik on the motorbike. Dalam pada kelam kabut, panic & tak sure jalan, sempat lagi nak ambik gambar!
So I followed the pakcik behind his motorbike and eventually I managed to reach the Court complex. I couldn’t thank the pakcik enough and said to him, “Allah saja lah balas jasa pakcik. Terima kasih banyak2 ye pakcik!!” He asked me where I was from and when I said KL, he smiled and left. Phew.
cenge judge, i took a breather and had a drink at the cafeteria and had a really lousy karipap with hardly any inti, mostly bawang bleugh~
The Muar Court Complex is a new building and apparently the Courts have moved there since July last year. Quite a nice building. Siap ada taman dalam bangunan tu lengkap dengan label nama pokok segala. KL Court pun takde pokok2 macam ni.After I was done with my case before this particular
Dah alang2 sampai Muar, haruslah ronda pekan Muar, kan? Even though it is a small town, I am sure Muar has something to offer.
Wetex Parade. I think this is the only shopping mall in Muar. Not bad. I had my lunch at a Teppanyaki restaurant here and I even bought some stuffs at The Store and its one and only maternity boutique. Hehehe.
After lunch, I drove back to KL, trying very hard to stay awake on the road. A very difficult task, I must say. I managed to reach home at about 6ish and then terpengsan2 tidur kepenatan. Seriously, I think Muar needs an airport. Jauh OK!