On my arrival to KL on 15th July 1985, I took SriJaya Bus No. 40 from Klang Bus Stand to University Malaya. After that I hardly travelled except for coming into university and returning to my grand-uncle's house in Old Klang Road.
So in theory that is all I knew about KL. Then comes a day when we needed to buy some drafting instruments. Our classmate Charles Narasiman (who happened to be a KL born person) gladly said "Come with me and I will bring you to Petaling Street where there is a good shop"
yes, shop was indeed good and we got all the necessary tools. Prices were mind boggling since I have not bought such expensive pens and pencils in my life! They were those special Rotring size 0.3mm gold tip roller ball drafting pen and the like.
After the purchase, then it is game for me to come back to Section 10 PJ where I was staying then. Charles simply says "Go straight, turn right then left and you will see lots of buses" he must have meant "lots of multi coloured multi sized confusing buses" because that is what I saw!! None looked like the Minibus 35 that I needed to go back to Section 10. Now I keep walking and ended up in a place where a "Petaling Jaya" bus became visible.
As expected I boarded the bus and it ended in PJ Old Town ... then it is a long story of finding a connecting bus and returning to section 10 before nightfall.
But that took my fear out of KL buses.