Friday, January 23, 2009

Something that Never Changed

Well, it is the time of the year again where thousands of city dwellers are heading back hometown for the upcoming Big festival-- The Chinese New Year.

I can stil remember vividly while I was in the undergraduate, returning to the home town from Kuala Lumpur takes so much effort, and of course your patient is ultimately tested. Unreliable time table, groups of illegal touts all over the Pudu places, and ah, they didn't even inform you of the departure place until the last minutes. And you have to pray so hard that you are not being assigned to a replacement bus ( or back up bus) which looks like a tired old hag that will try to take you for a ride of your lifetime. AND YES, that ride will take you a BLOODY lifetime to reach home! It simply takes damn too long to reach home.

That my friend, is the transcity travel by using coach in Malaysia several years ago. I thought after all these years, at least something has done to improve the quality of service especially it is a vital and affordable ( not sure about now as the price keep increasing) )transportation mode for people to travel back home town. To my surprise, it is still exactly the same old f*cking filthy bus terminals and service level. Read the news published today from TheStar online and you will know what I mean.

The latest view of the Puduraya.

I'm in fact wondering when the Prime Minister Dato Seri Abdullah Badawi or DPM *cough* future-PM Dato Seri Najib Seri Najib Tun Razak will finally "decide one day" to use the service of the public express bus themselves and see for themselves what kind of stress they have to go through. And no cheating by telling the whole world tomorrow he is going to the terminal station to try out the bus system.


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