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orchipalar
28-10-2005, 09:53 AM
NST - OCt 28:

ON average, 50 checked-in bags go missing at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport every day, the Dewan Rakyat was told yesterday.

Ahmad Shabery Cheek (BN-Kemaman), when debating the Budget 2006 at committee stage, called for security measures at the airport to be tightened immediately.

"The integrity of the KLIA is at stake."

He said many people's baggage was also damaged or pilfered.

"It is professionally done. The lock is opened, valuables taken and the bag locked again. The owner will find out about the theft only when he opens the bag later."

http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/Friday/National/NST40765476.txt/Article/indexb_html

Err...how long has this been going on...?:mad:

Err...is there any forumers out there...whom might have experienced their bags or items in it...gotten stolen before at KLIA?

layman
28-10-2005, 12:18 PM
1st class world facilities 3rd class world management

sirgalahad2010
28-10-2005, 12:55 PM
KLIA is visually beautiful, but it is run like a 3rd-world airport.

I thot Malaysia Airports had grand plans to "benchmark" KLIA against the best airports in the world, but it has gone all quiet on the results of this benchmark test. And the world's best airport, Changi, is right next door. I wish MAB senior managers had the guts to look at Changi and how it is managed by the Singaporeans to be the best in the world.

My pet grouse - the woeful lack of restaurants in the international departure terminal. It has Sbarros (mostly empty), Rimba (mostly empty also) and a Delifrance (standard fast food). Compare this with Changi's Terminals 1 and 2 which have several eating outlets, ranging from local food-courts to coffee places and fine dining.

The sad thing is MAB is so brazen about things that it just doesn't bother when the public complains about KLIA. Maybe the PM needs to sack the whole blessed lot of them, starting from the top!

penangkia
28-10-2005, 01:16 PM
Why do such things surprise anyone ? We may have a lovely airport, but do you know how much those bag handlers and their supervisors on the ground floor earn. Peanuts, I can assure you. Like our mata mata who depends on public donations to make ends meet, this is no different,. I am not suggesting that stealing and accepting bribes are OK because people are poor.
However ,if the gomen turns a blind eye to all this, you can only expect it to grow like cancer...I am sure they knew about this long ago from Subang Airport days. They change the airport but not the employees nor their salaries and welfare.

The integrity of KLIA is not the only thing at stake...the whole gomen machinery is at stake...some steak already well done.

Perhaps now, it explains why we have to wait so long to collect our bags at Sepang...lelong sale on ground floor.

USJ27Resident
28-10-2005, 01:25 PM
The sad thing is MAB is so brazen about things that it just doesn't bother when the public complains about KLIA. Maybe the PM needs to sack the whole blessed lot of them, starting from the top!

Not only baggage... but even taxi (louts?) touts... they mingle with hotel staff and other people that have nothing to do but try to con people into private taxis. Have made numerous complains but they (mgmt & rent-a-cops!) are not bothered... :mad:

I admit that the taxi monopoly is unfair and expensive ( probably proxy company or interest to some YB! or tycoon... ) but it is generally safer and prices are fixed!

Lately, I have noticed that these illegal taxi operators are even dressing up with jackets/coats and having similiar official looking IDs and badges displayed. Probably to fool or deceive propective customers. :eek:

I just hope KLIA don't make the headlines like the recent Pulau Rawa incident... :eek: :o

GreenBug
28-10-2005, 01:53 PM
No wonder it took them so blardy long to have the baggages out for the arriving passengers. Hmmmm.... next time put a tarantula or a poisonous cobra inside my bag if I bring back valuable stuff from Brunei... :D

BTW, since we are on KLIA, how many times must one complain for them to repair the water-cooler / fountain at Gate C6 ah? where Royal Brunei always land lah, where else!!! :mad: It hasn't worked for more than 6 months and when you tell the airport staff near there, they said they are just cleaners and "mesti pergi management punya office buat komplain sendiri...."

Pak Lah, sack the whole lot and bring in new blood. :mad: At least then the conveyor won't break down again.....

GreenBug
28-10-2005, 01:57 PM
Lately, I have noticed that these illegal taxi operators are even dressing up with jackets/coats and having similiar official looking IDs and badges displayed. Probably to fool or deceive propective customers. :eek: The shocking thing is there are so many of them and so easy to identify, nab and charge them but I just wonder why no action has been taken. Its Malaysia, "tunggu sampai something happen lah...." then only take action.... :eek:

hezron
28-10-2005, 02:08 PM
Can easily imagine if the Airport can lost a whole truck of LCD Monitor,
Baggage is just some peanut to them...

My last journey to Thailand,
The KLIA land-cruise delayed my baggage and spoils my whole trip...
So I am not surprised when hearing this news...

penangkia
28-10-2005, 02:11 PM
The shocking thing is there are so many of them and so easy to identify, nab and charge them but I just wonder why no action has been taken. Its Malaysia, "tunggu sampai something happen lah...." then only take action.... :eek:


Aiyaa, why they are not nabbed you still want to ask ka.? You have been in Brunei too long lah. :p

Actually, those pirate taxi blokes just want to make a few bucks to earn a living, but can't get a proper license...that another story. :(

hezron
28-10-2005, 02:11 PM
No wonder it took them so blardy long to have the baggages out for the arriving passengers. Hmmmm.... next time put a tarantula or a poisonous cobra inside my bag if I bring back valuable stuff from Brunei... :D.....

This is good idea...
Unless your baggage really got nothing valuable inside...
If not once delayed... it can be considered as lost... :mad:

GreenBug
28-10-2005, 02:18 PM
Aiyaa, why they are not nabbed you still want to ask ka.? You have been in Brunei too long lah. :p Perhaps you're right, I have been away too long. But could you then tell me why they are not nabbing the taxi touts?


Actually, those pirate taxi blokes just want to make a few bucks to earn a living, but can't get a proper license...that another story. :(But if one day something happens, there is a foreign tourist killed in an accident, no insurance blah... blah... what happens? ACT OF GOD?

penangkia
28-10-2005, 02:40 PM
[QUOTE=GreenBug]Perhaps you're right, I have been away too long. But could you then tell me why they are not nabbing the taxi touts?

In bolehland, if you cannot get it the proper way, there are other ways. If I say it here, some fellow will say no proof don't simply talk. But I believe you know what I am saying.
Cantonese say...no need to draw the intestines. ;)

sly
28-10-2005, 03:00 PM
my mum kena before....but then again...what's the use to say out? :rolleyes:

GreenBug
28-10-2005, 03:54 PM
In bolehland, if you cannot get it the proper way, there are other ways. If I say it here, some fellow will say no proof don't simply talk. But I believe you know what I am saying.Cantonese say...no need to draw the intestines. ;)

So, since I have been away from Malaysia for quite a while, can I then say it with immunity or will they still nab me at the airport the next time I come back? :D So, what you're not saying, and what I am guessing you're not saying, is the allegations that some people in authority are alleged to have been GREASED to look the other way lah... oh I see! :D

GREASE is the word.... is the word... is the word...
GREASE is the way we are feeling....

- Frankie Valli

penangkia
28-10-2005, 04:10 PM
Greenbug

:D :D :D Yes ..something like that is good enough. :p

orchipalar
28-10-2005, 07:53 PM
Err...Orchi has been to some poorer countries where their groundcrews...got paid with less than peanuts compare to what we have here...but not as frequent has Orchi heard that...any of them could be monkeys..."stealing" baggages or stuffs from it...

Yes...has experiences as regular importer of stuffs flown in by air over the years since Subang too...n more often than not...valuable items are "filtered" away as "samples" n customary practices...exercise by a certain authority...or gone missing altogether...

Err...so perhaps it boils down to personal integrity n mentality issues...nothing more or nothing less... :rolleyes:

kotontech
28-10-2005, 11:26 PM
When I fly into KLIA I always pre-arranged a city taxi to pick me up. They are only permitted to drop but not allowed to pick up passengers so they will tell you where to meet them on arrival. Cost RM60 to PJ (April this year).

About those illegal taxis and touts I have been told by those drivers themselves, the touts (ular) work hand in hand with the MAB and limo staff whilst inside the arrival hall, hence the reason you continue to see them always. Once outside the mata mata get their cut as well. So for a fare of RM 80, only half get to the taxi driver. City taxi wanting to get passengers for return trip also uses the tout / ular and the latter get a cut.

But before one starts to feel so 'greased' on arrival bolehland, the men in blue jaga lorong guys also have a habit of inflating tariff on dutiable goods. Then the bargaining starts....want receipt or not.....no, ok just do the needful. Worse was one time I demanded for a copy of the custom tariff book to confirm duty on wines....guess what....the whole of KLIA customs office do not have a copy! So when I mentioned about PM saying he wouldn't approve of no receipt deals, I got an instant official discount!

Oh, sorry I digress, those baggage handlers....yeah last they took our unopened shampoo. Word has spread to travel magazines here in Australia with visitors coming back minus personal belongings, locks broken etc. Malaysia is going to the dogs....

USJ27Resident
28-10-2005, 11:27 PM
But if one day something happens, there is a foreign tourist killed in an accident, no insurance blah... blah... what happens? ACT OF GOD?

The Tourism Ministry would probably issue a statement and an apology to the bereaved family... probably saying that this normally don't happen in Malaysia... :rolleyes:

What irks me is that you see all these Rent A Cops walking here n there but not doing anything concrete to stop these illegal taxis operators and touts! :mad: Imagine having unwanted people in your premises and not wanting to do anything about it... All I can say is these fellas in uniform (the Polis Bantuan buggers) all makan gaji buta only. Imagine if a terrorist or a madman wants to do something spectacular... your guess is as good as mine if he would succeed...

I tell you one of these days... we'll read in the papers the results of this lack of action.

GreenBug
29-10-2005, 01:51 PM
I tell you one of these days... we'll read in the papers the results of this lack of action.That will be the day brader, that will be the day.... when finger-pointing will start and everybody blame everybody else, thats typical Malaysia, kesianlah..... :mad:

sirgalahad2010
29-10-2005, 02:17 PM
I guess someone somewhere should stand up and ask the PM why KLIA is run so damn lousy?

After all, the MAB honchos can do a lawatan belajar down to Changi to see how the world's best airport is run.

But, then, that would be politically insensitive, no? We have nothing to learn from those money-grubbing upstarts down south, do we?

Sad how the bureaucratic mentality never changes. As I said, the PM should sack the whole lot of them........

expat1609
29-10-2005, 06:11 PM
Perhaps you're right, I have been away too long. But could you then tell me why they are not nabbing the taxi touts?

But if one day something happens, there is a foreign tourist killed in an accident, no insurance blah... blah... what happens? ACT OF GOD?
a lot of measures taken against this taxi guys:
put extra barriers there to keep them far away from the offical limo-counter, extra security staff there....blablabla

since many years i pick up engineers from klia around 4 to 5 morning, pretty empty there, except the taxi drivers and security stuff, allways the same faces, chatting and laughing.
was talking to many of them, they also reply: got laws - yes, got security - yes, more dangerous to be cought/summoned - no lah, mana ada ???
asking the security: must "catch them" hand over to authorities? ya should, but dia cari makan saja.......

honestly gotta say, don't wanna miss those guys, 4 am alone @klia - boring, we are a funny little communtiy oledi :D

GreenBug
29-10-2005, 06:41 PM
:rolleyes:
a lot of measures taken against this taxi guys:
put extra barriers there to keep them far away from the offical limo-counter, extra security staff there....blablabla

since many years i pick up engineers from klia around 4 to 5 morning, pretty empty there, except the taxi drivers and security stuff, allways the same faces, chatting and laughing.
was talking to many of them, they also reply: got laws - yes, got security - yes, more dangerous to be cought/summoned - no lah, mana ada ???
asking the security: must "catch them" hand over to authorities? ya should, but dia cari makan saja.......

honestly gotta say, don't wanna miss those guys, 4 am alone @klia - boring, we are a funny little communtiy oledi :DIts one thing to treat them as your 4 am buddies but it is not right when passenger safety and country's image are at stake. :rolleyes:

tupai
29-10-2005, 07:00 PM
I guess someone somewhere should stand up and ask the PM why KLIA is run so damn lousy?

After all, the MAB honchos can do a lawatan belajar down to Changi to see how the world's best airport is run.

But, then, that would be politically insensitive, no? We have nothing to learn from those money-grubbing upstarts down south, do we?

Sad how the bureaucratic mentality never changes. As I said, the PM should sack the whole lot of them........



why don't you start by emailing directly to the PM
<ppm@pmo.gov.my>

Write objectively,quote time, cost and provide EXACT details. Please do not generalise and say things like "...you only have to go there and see for yourself..." The PM has more important things to do than worry about our klia taxis...

yang akan berusaha lato tupai

tupai
29-10-2005, 07:08 PM
Now this is puzzling...another bolehism at work... how come I cannot paste nor key in the PM email address??? I try again
ppm@pmo.gov.my

there, its here but maybe not there...
YaBlur sotong lato tupai

GreenBug
29-10-2005, 08:16 PM
Now this is puzzling...another bolehism at work... how come I cannot paste nor key in the PM email address??? I try again
ppm@pmo.gov.myYABlur Lato Tupai, why everything that go wrong in this country must require the personal intervention by the Hon. Prime Minister to be straightened out. The most recent case was that of Karamjit Singh re. no sponsorship problem?

It is so shameful lah... those senior gomen people (Ministers included) should be so shameful of their indifference and tidak apathy.... :mad:

Ok, enough of my lecture, I have to go look for universities to enroll in, looks like my B.Ec and MBA from UM now tidak laku lagi lah.... :D UM sudah terjunam from No. 89 to No. 189 in international ratings lah.... :p

tupai
29-10-2005, 08:55 PM
YABlur Lato Tupai, why everything that go wrong in this country must require the personal intervention by the Hon. Prime Minister to be straightened out. The most recent case was that of Karamjit Singh re. no sponsorship problem?

It is so shameful lah... those senior gomen people (Ministers included) should be so shameful of their indifference and tidak apathy.... :mad:

Ok, enough of my lecture, I have to go look for universities to enroll in, looks like my B.Ec and MBA from UM now tidak laku lagi lah.... :D UM sudah terjunam from No. 89 to No. 189 in international ratings lah.... :p

Because the ROT STARTS FROM DUH HEAD again! :mad: if new fish head also no care, then new fish head aso smell like old fish head with whole rotting body down to duh bones :mad:

Yang Amat Belajar Moto Lato tupai B.A. (Hons)Eng, xGSX Jap, ZXR Jap, HOG USA., xC70 Penang :D

GreenBug
29-10-2005, 09:05 PM
Because the ROT STARTS FROM DUH HEAD again! :mad: if new fish head also no care, then new fish head aso smell like old fish head with whole rotting body down to duh bones :mad:

Yang Amat Belajar Moto Lato tupai B.A. (Hons)Eng, xGSX Jap, ZXR Jap, HOG USA., xC70 Penang :D

xGSX Jap - Hayabusa kah? :D

sinleong
29-10-2005, 11:22 PM
No doubt the workers at KLIA get paid very little. But that's no excuse for a bad service. Look at Bangkok Donmuang airport. Their workers get paid less than KLIA - the airport is always clean, the toilets are clean and your baggage arrives less than 5 minutes after you pass immigration. There are taxi touts who charge a lot but they are licensed limo services with fixed rates. The city taxis that ply the airport uses the meter and should not cost you more than RM25 to get into the city center. The police will register the taxi number and ask the driver for destination once you get on. So if you get conned and complain, they have a record.

I have also been through the airports in Phnom Penh, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi too. Very clean... even though the airport at Ho Chi Minh is a bit old but they are refurbishing. So, I am sure their cleaners and workers don;t get paid any more than KLIA's.

The problem is the KLIA management. No quality control. I pass through KLIA at least twice a month. One of these days, I want to take some pictures and post them up here - broken and dirty toilets, broken run-down trolleys, burnt out light bulbs and the sight and smell inside the train i don't know how to describe it... and have u guys checked out the lift and the toilets at the parking area? They are disgusting.

Once I had coffee with my friends at the cafe in the KLIA departure lounge. The waiters who were from Bangladesh cannot speak English. I cannot understand the mentality of the people who hired them!

wAISEKMAo
29-10-2005, 11:47 PM
I guess someone somewhere should stand up and ask the PM why KLIA is run so damn lousy?

After all, the MAB honchos can do a lawatan belajar down to Changi to see how the world's best airport is run.

But, then, that would be politically insensitive, no? We have nothing to learn from those money-grubbing upstarts down south, do we?

Sad how the bureaucratic mentality never changes. As I said, the PM should sack the whole lot of them........


Lawatan by Pak Lah will only go as far as tokok on the newspaper.

It takes Pak Lah to lost his luggage to get things done in KLIA and Malaysia.

Ski
30-10-2005, 08:41 AM
KLIA is a very aesthetically attractive airport, bright, clean, spacious and it is very easy to find your way there. Definitely one of the world top airports. Clearing the customs can sometimes be long depending of the number of flights arriving at the same time. Lots of moving walkways to save time. The domestic terminal is generally more alive than the international part. The KLIA Express offers a fast and cheap way to reach the city center. Even you can also check in your baggage at the Central Station.

My only gripe is the food and drinks a way to expensive and a non existent convenience store.

Btw I cant understand why its named KLIA when its not in KL, buts that a trivial matter.

expat1609
30-10-2005, 10:15 AM
:rolleyes: Its one thing to treat them as your 4 am buddies but it is not right when passenger safety and country's image are at stake. :rolleyes:
true greenbug, but still the problems inside are far more serious, aren't they?
and for the taxi drivers (the registered,mostly red-white, ones), it is hard to understand why they have to go back all the long way to k.l. empty, after sending passengers there.
"what you expect" would be a famous statement in this forum... :D

pcyeoh
30-10-2005, 10:23 AM
Malaysia Boleh

GreenBug
30-10-2005, 06:15 PM
true greenbug, but still the problems inside are far more serious, aren't they?
and for the taxi drivers (the registered,mostly red-white, ones), it is hard to understand why they have to go back all the long way to k.l. empty, after sending passengers there.
"what you expect" would be a famous statement in this forum... :DJust look at Singapore's Changi Airport, all taxis dropping off passengers at the airport have a choice to pick up passengers or not by just lining up for their passengers. Organised, go by the meter and no touts hanging around. Why must some nuts come up with this 'special airport limo' bit and monopolise the freakin' business but yet cannot do a proper job? :mad:

Oh talking about airport cleanniness, although the airport on Labuan island is not air-conditioned at the check-in hall etc, one will get a shock on landing in KLIA after using the spick-and-speck Labuan airport toilets! Shame on you folks running KLIA! 1st World facilities, 3rd World Mentality! :mad:

expat1609
30-10-2005, 06:18 PM
i knew there was something recently, related to this topic:

http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v3/news_lite.php?id=160289

but what to expect, the salary of a cargo worker............ ;)

GreenBug
30-10-2005, 06:23 PM
Oh...oh.... someone better tell Pak Lah to buy a lock for his Global Express plane lor! :eek: Or perhaps buy 2 so DPM Najib also can lock his Falcon 900 safely away.... lest both be flown out of KLIA right under the noses of the people on duty there! :D :D :D

GreenBug
30-10-2005, 06:26 PM
but what to expect, the salary of a cargo worker............ ;) :D You'd just used the words yourself, Expat! :eek:

expat1609
30-10-2005, 06:31 PM
......and for the taxi drivers (the registered,mostly red-white, ones), ...

a bit off track,sorry, but does anybody know why the unique red-cabs of the past come in sooo many colors nowadays?
a move to confuse tourists as well as locals, as i see it ???? :confused:

expat1609
30-10-2005, 06:34 PM
:D You'd just used the words yourself, Expat! :eek:
looool, i did ??? :confused:

localizing slow but steady hehehe ;)

GreenBug
30-10-2005, 06:36 PM
a bit off track,sorry, but does anybody know why the unique red-cabs of the past come in sooo many colors nowadays?
a move to confuse tourists as well as locals, as i see it ???? :confused: Warna-Warni Kuala Lumpur.... :D

expat1609
30-10-2005, 06:44 PM
Warna-Warni Kuala Lumpur.... :D

lool, sometimes i really miss a chatroom in here, would be great fun ... :D
and easier then posting reply after reply after reeeeeeeeeee......... :p :cool:

USJ27Resident
30-10-2005, 09:16 PM
After all, the MAB honchos can do a lawatan belajar down to Changi to see how the world's best airport is run.........

Lawatan sambil belajar... :rolleyes: those bums would probably go south for a damn shopping trip... and claim it as expenses for the pelajaran

sirgalahad2010
31-10-2005, 06:19 PM
Was at Changi Airport Terminal 2 today.

Do you know that there is a full-time cleaner in each of the airport's toilets? His job is to keep mopping the floor, clean the wash basins and replace the consumables (toilet paper, paper towels, hand soap). The cleaners work on shifts until late in the night; their supervisor comes by every 2 hours to check on the cleanliness of the toilet. And this is repeated for each toilet in Changi's Terminals 1 and 2.

With such painstaking attention to detail, no wonder Changi is rated as the world's best airport.

Malaysia Airports - when will you ever learn?????

GreenBug
31-10-2005, 07:11 PM
Was at Changi Airport Terminal 2 today.

Do you know that there is a full-time cleaner in each of the airport's toilets? His job is to keep mopping the floor, clean the wash basins and replace the consumables (toilet paper, paper towels, hand soap). The cleaners work on shifts until late in the night; their supervisor comes by every 2 hours to check on the cleanliness of the toilet. And this is repeated for each toilet in Changi's Terminals 1 and 2.

With such painstaking attention to detail, no wonder Changi is rated as the world's best airport.

Malaysia Airports - when will you ever learn?????

30 pcs PC with broadband connection every 20m apart with FREE internet surfing / e-mail for passengers, didn't you notice that? :cool:

I am not at all surprised that Changi Airport is No.1, I am more surprised by the fact that KLIA is so close behind (or at least it claims to be!) :eek:

penangkia
31-10-2005, 07:13 PM
When KLIA first open for business, most Malaysians overall were proud and please with the airport. You can even feel the jelousy from down south.

There were local skeptics of course..." see how long they can maintain this beauty"

Looks like the airport management is trying to make these skeptic's cynicism come true. How many years only??????

Aiyoo, what does it take to teach ppl how to run big things with discipline and attention to small details.

When will they ever get out the the "ROSAK" sign mentality. :rolleyes:

GreenBug
31-10-2005, 07:20 PM
Penangkia, there are adjacent lifts in the car park which has not been working for a while now, cannot recall the block. Wasn't working the last trip back either, now that makes it 2 months lah.... :confused:

Seriously, I'm not being negative but it looks like KLIA would soon lose its shine, if it had not already done so.

Which Ministry is in charge anyway, MoT Chan Kong Choy, right? :rolleyes:

cskok8
31-10-2005, 08:26 PM
KLIA has 4 blocks of multi-storey car-parks (A to D). Usually only B & C are being used. I can't imagine what is the state of the other two blocks. Maybe like the former outdoor car parks. Or perhaps Proton has rented them to store their unsold cars. :D

wsp
31-10-2005, 08:30 PM
KLIA has 4 blocks of multi-storey car-parks (A to D). Usually only B & C are being used. I can't imagine what is the state of the other two blocks. Maybe like the former outdoor car parks. Or perhaps Proton has rented them to store their unsold cars. :D

D is for all the staff working in airport. dont know about A.

GreenBug
31-10-2005, 10:45 PM
One strange experience I had recently while having a puff (yes dear, I'll stop smoking one of these days.... :( ) in the Smoking Room in Changi, there was this worker, a Bangladeshi I believe, who wore a plastic glove, empties the ash-trays and even spray air-freshener everytime he finishes with one ash-tray....

On the other hand, the exhaust fan at Kuching Airport's Smoking Room, is reversed, and instead of sucking out cigarette smoke, it is sucking in so the room is 'hazy'.... you don't need to light your own cigarettes to have a puff (yes dear, one of these days.... :( )

expat1609
31-10-2005, 11:25 PM
D is for all the staff working in airport. dont know about A.
hmm...maybe block A went missing as well ???? :eek:
:D :D :D

sirgalahad2010
01-11-2005, 02:34 PM
Hey, GreenBug

To put things in perspective - some of those "free" Internet terminals in Changi Airport don't work. In one of the Changi T2 departure lounges a couple of weeks back, there was this long queue of passengers trying to log in and giving up in disgust.

But they have got good eating places, coffee joints and shopping - all the things that typify Singapore. Damn!

Chan Kong Choy - how about kicking some butt in Malaysia Airports? Or is that a politically sensitive no-no that the likes of Umno Youth would want to rebut dramatically?

'nuff said.

GreenBug
01-11-2005, 03:19 PM
Hey, GreenBug

To put things in perspective - some of those "free" Internet terminals in Changi Airport don't work. In one of the Changi T2 departure lounges a couple of weeks back, there was this long queue of passengers trying to log in and giving up in disgust.Oh??? Was okay when I logged on. They have an inbuilt timer that only allow each passenger 15 minutes time. So, you need to re-log in to have another 15 minutes. In any case they have hundreds of these machines and still not enough for the passengers. :rolleyes:

GreenBug
01-11-2005, 03:23 PM
Chan Kong Choy - how about kicking some butt in Malaysia Airports? Or is that a politically sensitive no-no that the likes of Umno Youth would want to rebut dramatically?

i. stop the thefts from check-in luggages ;
ii. get those damn conveyor belts working and prevent breakdown ;
iii. get those broken-down lifts in the car park complex working ;
iv. resolve the taxi touts problem ;
v. prevent another lorry-load of LCD panels from being stolen ;
vi. get them water coolers working ;

and

vii. CLEAN THEM TOILETS, MR. K. C. CHAN! :rolleyes:

OR ELSE YOUR WORLD-RANKING WILL BE LIKE UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA!!! :D

penangkia
01-11-2005, 03:32 PM
viii) make available some down to earth $1.20 kopi-O :p

sirgalahad2010
02-11-2005, 08:38 AM
Changi has its share of glitches and screw-ups. Like when a certain VIP took a flight to XXX from Changi and that person's luggage was left behind.

And, no, the Internet terminals I saw in the T2 departure lounge were definitely not working. Strange, but true.

But they have got good kopi tiam-style kopi-o and kaya toast. Not to mention the dubious attractions of Starbucks, Pacific Coffee, Coffee Bean, Burger King etc. But the Indian restaurant came a cropper a couple of years back - guess folks rebelled at paying S$5.00 for a masala dosai and regular coffee!

But, oh, the baggage carousels at Changi! The stuff of dreams, man. I have collected my bags within 15 minutes of the flight docking at the aerobridge - this after clearing immigration. That's efficiency Singapore-style.

How about it, Bashir and K.C. Chan? Up to the challenge from that "little red dot" down south?

GreenBug
02-11-2005, 01:05 PM
But they have got good kopi tiam-style kopi-o and kaya toast. Not to mention the dubious attractions of Starbucks, Pacific Coffee, Coffee Bean, Burger King etc. .... OTA-OTA AND / WITH BANANA-LEAF WRAPPED NASI LEMAK! :eek: ADOI! and, and, and.... CHAI KUEY (soft, moist, a bit like poh pia but with fresh turnips inside, dipped into home-made chilli-sauce...) okay... okay... okay abit off-track! :D

USJ27Resident
02-11-2005, 09:00 PM
viii) make available some down to earth $1.20 kopi-O :p

Got!... but instant coffee only la.. from obscured, discreetly placed vending machines... :p

orchipalar
05-11-2005, 09:28 PM
Err...only 2 of FREE Internet access counters in the departure lounge C...n the rest...are FREAKING OUT OF ORDER!!! :eek:

Err...the smoking rooms...ARE INADEQUATE n ill maintained!!! :mad: ...ahem...smokers pay airport tax too... :rolleyes:

USJ27Resident
11-11-2005, 03:50 AM
Err...only 2 of FREE Internet access counters in the departure lounge C...n the rest...are FREAKING OUT OF ORDER!!! :eek:

Err...the smoking rooms...ARE INADEQUATE n ill maintained!!! :mad: ...ahem...smokers pay airport tax too... :rolleyes:

errr... thats why it is called the smoking room...

the only airport in the world - where smokers die of secondary inhalation of smoke... :p

please la MAHB... either install proper ventilation or install windows that can be open to vent out the smoke... :rolleyes:

PJS
11-11-2005, 10:00 AM
Does anyone know where KLIA's staff canteen is? Is it open to the public? If it is, how cheap is it? Can u ge RM1.20 kopi-O there?

Changi has a staff canteen that is open to the public, well..it is actually a food court. It's located outside the arrivals hall, a bit hidden, to the left and behind the exit doors near bus stops...er... I can't remember it is T1 or T2, hahaha, colleagues brought me there to eat once only and we took a shuttle bus from office near the airport. The place is as cheap as outside food courts, very good choices and a nice chicken rice stall there too. :)

Knowing the crony prone behavior of bolehland, I doubt if they will maintain any decent low priced canteen for the public in KLIA. They'll be worried sick if the public got wind of it and flocked there... there goes the business of their expensive food outlets inside the airport, and they won't be able to maintain their super expensive rental anymore. :rolleyes:

penangkia
11-11-2005, 10:40 AM
[QUOTE=PJS]Does anyone know where KLIA's staff canteen is? Is it open to the public? If it is, how cheap is it? Can u ge RM1.20 kopi-O there?

Changi has a staff canteen that is open to the public, well..it is actually a food court. It's located outside the arrivals hall, a bit hidden, to the left and behind the exit doors near bus stops...er... I can't remember it is T1 or T2,


It's at T1 at Changi located as describe above...the food court is execellent. Try the Goo Bak Kueh Teow. Dry or Soup is equally good.

At KLIA, can't even find a coffee shop outside and around the airport except to spend a little bomb to snack at the Hotel.
Best palce is the petrol station just before reaching the airport. I normally snack there if I am picking up someone and wait for their phonecall. Parking is free...pssst, don't tell everybody :p :D

PJS
11-11-2005, 10:53 AM
hahaha, that's what I did too, sometimes ;) But when ur the passenger, departing late nite or very early morning and need to get breakfast or snack, no choice! Easily cost RM15-20 to eat a plate of lousy nasi lemak and a drink. I might as well splurge a bit more to eat at dimsum Edens or just hit the McD! :mad:

Ski
11-11-2005, 10:59 AM
Me too, aferall we are not going to KLIA to eat or drink just drop and pick ;)