It dawn on me several times in the past and present, our Klang Valley public transport system doesn't satisfy everyone. For decades its hellava chore and time wasting journey, like my trip to Jalan Pasar KL or even Bukit Bintang Area, say Low Yat Plaza from Subang Jaya.
Some examples of the routes I have to endure.
1) Drive all the way to Bukit Jalil Stadium, take Star LRT to Pudu (Jalan Pasar) Its bloody hell driving from USJ to Bkt Jalil and pay tolls summore!..not to mention weave through heavy traffic at peak hours to get there.
2) Take Rapid or Metro bus to Asia Jaya, Putra LRT to KL Sentral, KL Sentral Monorail to Bukit Bintang/Imbi. For years, one had to cross the blardi Brickfields road to Monorail station, then later walk one HUGE round the KL Sentral building construction to Monorail,.HELL! Now OK..walk through completed building complex to Monorail/
3) Take bus to Asia Jaya, LRT to KL Sentral, Monorail to Jalan Hang Tuah, HT changover to Star LRT to Pudu.. how many changes to get to one destination?
4) Drive all the way from Subang to Stadium Merdeka, (Maharajalela Monorail station) park there whole day for RM3. Take Monorail to Bukit Bintang or Imbi.
That's why I can't wait for Putra LRT from Subang onwards..cut the crap of Rapid or Metrobus boneshakers..
BTW, Speaking of IOI City Mall. I saw in my free copy of Media Focus. Homepro is now there at LG West Wing.
I wonder if its the same establishment as the one I visited just outside Hatyai Thailand (along the same trunk road to & fro Bukit Kayu Hitam, Malaysia.) The logo seems the same.
Homepro Thailand official website: http://www.homepro.co.th/index.php
Hatyai branch was impressive..lots of DIY, tools, paint and everything you need for Home DIY.. and countless Thailand made products, from paint to furniture, accessories to sanitary ware...and looks affordable..(don't like to say cheep cheep!). Bosch tools (Made in Penang) also there, slightly lower price than Malaysia (10% cheaper?). May visit this IOI branch soon and will give my verdict later on. Not to worry..everything retailed here is with GST for sure..so not cheep!..if imported, more expensive now due to failing linggit!
Of course !!
Thank you - I forgot the free bus travels between AEON and Subang Parade and stops near the KTM station. That is the BEST solution... much better than my silly suggestion to use BRT, hahaha
Is it because of lukewarm response and not fully utilized and appreciated? That's why lah!..if lacking good public transport, people vent frustration, but when its there, FOC summore, result in under utilized, its wasteful too.. drivers have to be paid, regardless got or no passengers.
Part of the state govt. Community project like the $10 free water but wait........no one really utilities it.I predict the future LRT/MRT were suffer the same fate especially in USJ a/SJ coz most ppl use their own transport .It will attract a lot of "outsiders" to stay in USJ,rental will be good ,just like Sg Long after UTAR relocate there.