Garmin Nuvi 205W

Garmin Nuvi 205W

Thanks to Palmdoc who blogged about the Garmin Nuvi 200, I realised that I do not have to lose my way in unfamiliar territory again, especially in Petaling Jaya and other parts of Selangor. Wuan and I have been checking around for an affordable GPS device for us to get off our usual beaten track for some fun and adventure. Most of the time, our weekend jaunts are to Mid Valley Megamall, 1 Utama and Ikano with occasional trips to Suria KLCC and Pavillion – occasional because parking at those two shopping complexes are prohibitively expensive.

I went for a check up at SJMC last weekend because the lump in my scrotum has actually gotten a little bigger. The urologist was not too worried about it and assured me that it is not cancerous and is most probably a cyst caused by an infection previously. An appointment has been made for an ultrasound of my scrotum next month for the urologist to get a better picture of what is happening down there.

After the check up, Wuan and I went to Subang Square to collect the Garmin Nuvi 205W that we booked. From there, we planned to go to Ikano. The nifty little device took us on a path we would not have taken but we got where we wanted to all right. Now, our weekend do not have to be visits to shopping complexes only. We plan to venture a little farther out using the Nuvi 205W to exercise our photography skills. It has been a while since I last shot images of unfamiliar subjects.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Minion to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. Columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. Principal Trainer at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

7 thoughts on “Garmin Nuvi 205W”

  1. I love my garmin Nuvi! I have the 200W, and I never leave home without it. It helps me find almost every place in Klang valley. Even used it to get to Changi Airport in Singapore 🙂

    Peter:
    You have just made me feel it was a worthy investment on my part. Thank you!

  2. RM1,000. I can forget about it. I rather lost my way. Haha!

    Peter:
    There are a lot of other information inside like restaurants, hospitals, police stations and other places on interest. Very useful if you are in unfamiliar territories and in emergencies.

  3. Ya ya! The Place of Interest feature rocks. It shows you where the nearest Bank, Petrol Station, Hospital, and loads of other places are. You never have to fear being lost in an area you are not familiar with. As a plus, if you miss a turn, the GPS promptly finds another alternative route to that place 🙂

    Peter:
    I have yet to fully test the Nuvi. Going on a road trip to Ipoh then Penang in the next few days. My road trips are usually boring in the sense that I stick to places I know only. Now I can roam further without the fear of losing my way. How long have you been using your device?

  4. Congrats, Peter, for getting the GPS system. I thought, why would I need to get a GPS since I know most of KL roads?? But after a chance to ‘test drive’ the unit, this creature actually broadens your horizons!

    The price has gone so much lower now. I prefer to get a Garmin rather than the other copycats..

    Happy navigating, and shooting! 😀

    Peter:
    Thanks! The GPS device certainly broadens one’s horizon. There are so many more places to explore, so many more things to do and so many more makan places to try out. What model are you currently using?

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