I’m back online! Well, at least I can access the Internet at office and cyber café for the time being. Will start to post soon, so stay tune.
It’s been 9 days since I’ve settled down in Cheras and I’m trying my best to familiarize myself with the area. Went out few times on my own to KL (window shopping, meeting friends etc) and during these 9 days, I’ve seen the pretty and ugly sides of Malaysian…
I was at KLCC last Sunday, 10th June to visit my friends at work and have lunch together. As I was thinking to leave at 6pm something, it suddenly rained cats and dogs, prompted me to wait for the rain to stop and these are what I noticed:
- There’s no proper taxi stand at KLCC (Isetan entrance, nearby the garden) with shelter from the sun and rain so when it rained, passengers without umbrellas will have to bear with the risk of getting wet when they trying to board for taxi.
- Most taxi drivers are too lazy or reluctant to drive their vehicle nearer to the pedestrian passageway when taking passengers (to minimize the possibilities of getting wet). They just stop at the middle of the road or wherever they like.
- Some taxi drivers refuse to go to some destinations too. Imagine you run to the taxi in rain, tell the driver your destination, he shooked his head and you’ll run back to the shelter spot, soaked from head to toe. Some passengers just jumped onto the taxi and you’ll see him/her get down few minutes later.
- And the worse scenario – A foreigner couple in their 30s with their son trying to board a taxi. The mother and son got onto the taxi while the father trying to put the baby wheel (is that how they call it? Or cradle? Ah, never mind…) at the boot. But the boot does not open, so he knock lightly on the boot cover, signalling the driver to open it. And guess what, the driver actually got angry, got out and yell at the him! The father puzzled, trying to say something but the driver pushed and scold him while pointing fingers at his face. The father trying to avoid any further confrontation, asked his wife to get out the taxi but the driver kept on scolding and pushing him! What a barbarian! Standing there, I was so ashamed to witness the whole drama along with other people there which includes some foreigners from Arab, Japanese and ang mohs. And all these happened at KLCC…
Seriously, I think the government need to do more other than just promoting 2007 as Visit Malaysia Year. If this happened to me, I wouldn’t want to come back again or even bother to recommend my friends/relatives to visit Malaysia.
First world planning (maybe but I doubt it), third world mentality.