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    coming back to the post that started this thread...
    Quote Originally Posted by jacksonlim View Post
    Often when people ask where I stay, I'll get a consistent response from them that falls into one of the following:

    1. Wah that place so Jam.
    2. Rich bugger.
    3. Black area, many home break-ins, muggings, high crime area, how you sleep at night
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    a) Initially USJ was associated with terrible jams but I think it has improved a lot and I would say it is bearable
    b) Yes, some people think we are an above average income community but I disagree if anyone thinks we are rich...there are higher income communities like Bangsar, Damansara (Heights, Utama, etc), TTDI, Tropicana, Gasing to name a few
    c) Crime is everywhere, including unlikely places like Taiping (there was a murder a few years back). In USJ/SJ, I dare say it may be correlated to the number of immigrant workers and maids - so be extra careful of possible break-ins if there is a house renovation nearby. As for maids associated with crime-contacts, I think it had lessened because of the recent clamp-down on availability of maids from one of our neighbouring country

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacksonlim View Post
    You guys are my hero, I am enjoying that park as frequent as my slave job permits. Can I know when was this? If this ever happen again I will join you guys!
    Actually the rogue is a guy who started this forum and now MP of some mee goring mamak district in Penang... that was the time the ADUn was from MCA by the name of Ah Beng and he uttered the famous words "my hands are tied"....

    I still have an intermediate unit in USJ4 Casablanca area Type C which is 26 x 75... maybe when my tenant finally buys his own house someday, I will clean it up and come back stay 3 months a year for the nostalgia and go have breakfast at Apollo again...

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    It was about 21 years ago when I first moved to USJ. Back then, MPSJ wasn't built yet and I could see the Shell patrol station from my house.

    I like the "old time" USJ for its town planning, less traffic congestion and cleanliness. Things have changed a lot since then. Today, traffic condition is notorious. For example, like Taipan, as some forumers said it is a good choice to walk there instead of driving.
    有才而性缓定属大才,有智而气和斯为大智.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HTCHONG View Post
    It was about 21 years ago when I first moved to USJ. Back then, MPSJ wasn't built yet and I could see the Shell patrol station from my house.

    I like the "old time" USJ for its town planning, less traffic congestion and cleanliness. Things have changed a lot since then. Today, traffic condition is notorious. For example, like Taipan, as some forumers said it is a good choice to walk there instead of driving.
    We bought around the same time lah....

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    I moved here in end 1997, the beginning of the Asian Financial Crisis.
    " In the land of the blind the one-eyed-jack is king."

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    22 years after moving in, among the first to ... now the LRT is going to whizz by my house next year ...... yay!~
    Can go to KL for beef ball soup and back >< 2 hrs!~ No need to drive or take the bus anymore!~
    Khap!

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    It's all about what you want.

    If you can put up with the noises, pollution, crimes to be near all amenities, then it's ok.

    Everyone is different.

    There is no such thing as a bad areas

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    The LRT line is so near the houses. Its approximately 50 meters from the line. Only time will tell that those residents staying at corner lots...(very very expensive homes now) whether the noise whizzing past every now n then will be bearable or not. Only time will tell! I can easily think that it was never planned nor thought that an LRT line would run through so near the homes during the planning and development stage.
    Look at Jalan Tun Perak KL. No doubt it enhance the transport system but it wholly SPOIL THE VIEW of Jalan Tun Perak with its overhead Monorail line.. SPOILT FOREVER!..That area is epitome of the colonial heritage and history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry T View Post
    I moved here in end 1997, the beginning of the Asian Financial Crisis.
    If on flexi interest rate, you must have got a shock of your life when the crisis hit? 14% BLR wor.... almost pengsan myself too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sentinel View Post
    If on flexi interest rate, you must have got a shock of your life when the crisis hit? 14% BLR wor.... almost pengsan myself too...
    Many did but not me. I took the housing loan from an insurance company with a fixed interest rate of 9% for the tenure. That helped me a lot to weather the tough time.

    When things improved I settled the loan early. They even waived the early settlement penalty upon my request. I really appreciate the gesture. Of course, I am a long time client of this insurance company.
    " In the land of the blind the one-eyed-jack is king."

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    For me SJ/USJ is the best place to live,of course i have to live with it about the jams when going to work in KL.Still we have shopping malls ,clean market,cinemas,hospital and now various new accessible roads.The most important thing is most of them speak english . It's a good place to raise a family.

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    I used to have a Suzuki V125 scooter when I lived in USJ4... I called it my 7-Eleven bike coz I go buy cigarettes and go for teh tarek sessions on the scoot... I never took the key out and for 7-8 years it was never stolen - funny....

    Those days I rode to Sect 13 to pick up Poslaju packages... I go to Wisma Tractor vicinity to pay Quit Rent etc (before MPSJ buka lah...) I go look for the rojak man... go Taipan...

    Life was a breeze in USJ with the scoot... even rode all the way to PKNS Shah Alam to apply for my local marriage certificate (my marriage was registered at Canning Hill Registry) and all the way to Subang Airport to renew passport....

    Why people don't scoot? If they scoot, USJ will be a heaven sent residential estate lah........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry T View Post
    Many did but not me. I took the housing loan from an insurance company with a fixed interest rate of 9% for the tenure. That helped me a lot to weather the tough time.

    When things improved I settled the loan early. They even waived the early settlement penalty upon my request. I really appreciate the gesture. Of course, I am a long time client of this insurance company.
    I pengsan because somebody refused to sell her shares despite the KLSE CI index doing a 30-metre dive ala Pandalela style.... despite me telling her many times... in the end pengsan! What I made covered what she lost... back to square one...

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    I really desire to buy a scooter but unfortunately no dosh for now.... I see it as a savings than to drive car around. Its convenient transport but must ride safely...roads are not Sepang track..

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    Quote Originally Posted by bslee View Post
    I really desire to buy a scooter but unfortunately no dosh for now.... I see it as a savings than to drive car around. Its convenient transport but must ride safely...roads are not Sepang track..
    Ask Tupai or Patrick to take you to Sunway bike shop see their old friend Eddy Chia - lots of really good used Suzuki scooters for RM1-2K in really good condition... automatic, turn on the key, press start and vroom...


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