End of last year, 13-15 Dec 2011, I have a short trip in Malaysia for a medical treatment at Mahkota Hospital. I was staying at The Trend Hotel, Malacca. Everything seemed to be perfect. Until the 14th evening… I was out for a dinner at around 6:30pm, I left the door locked and I put the keys at the reception desk. I stepped out and ready to enjoy Malaysia at night.
There were 2 bags in my room, in which I put my belongings such as an Apple iPad, a Canon G12 digital camera, a mobile phone and a Louis Vuitton wallet with some Malaysian Ringgit, Indonesian Rupiah currency and some credit cards. Both of the bags were locked I ‘m sure.
When I got back to my room at about 9pm I checked my bags and I was surprised as the goods has disappeared! I directly reported it to the hotel receptionist. He said he would look at the footage from CCTV. After a moment, the officer said that they found no images recorded on the time between 6:30 – 9:00pm. No picture was visible in the CCTV. Then the hotel’s staff reported this incident to the owner of the hotel and local police.
The next morning I had to check out. I wanted to see the hotel owner before I left, but the staff said his boss was away. So, the case was unsolved...
I had nothing in my pocket then. No money, no credit cards. I am in other country… and I still had to pay some further expenses. I tried to call my friend in Indonesia and she gave me a contact I could ask for help. An Indonesian man worked in The Mahkota Hospital. I met and told him about the story. He was very nice and helpful. He helped me over my money problem. Thank you very much to Mr. Arsyad for helping me in this bitter experience.
I hope it won’t be happened to you all. Thank you.
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