Saturday, October 9, 2010

Travelogue To UTP National Rapid Chess Championship

Friday, 8th Oct, 7.45pm

After Maghrib prayer, GiLoCatur and family started a car journey from Shah Alam to Bandar Seri Iskandar where the Universiti Teknologi Petronas or simply UTP is located. The journey is about two to three hours. The reason going to UTP is for GiLoCatur's children to participate in the National Rapid Chess Championship.


We stopped at R & R Tapah for dinner. Filled up the fuel at the Petronas gas station. Also checked the tyres air pressure. The Avanza was not running smoothly on the highway especially when running fast.


Continued the journey. Back on the highway. Exited Simpang Pulai toll. Passed through the famous Kelly Castle. GiLoCatur and family visited the castle in May last year while participating in Batu Gajah Chess Open. Check here. Finally, after driving about an hour from Tapah R & R, we reached Bandar Seri Iskandar. We stopped for a while at the front gate of the UTP while looking for the homestay that GiLoCatur had booked several days earlier.


With the guidance from the homestay owner, GiLoCatur and family arrived at the booked homestay situated in BU8. It is a single 3-bedroom storey house. We are happy with the homestay. It's time to rest for the big day tomorrow.

So, see you at the tournament venue tomorrow! Good nite!

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