The rise and fall of the ‘LRT’

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Check out this video about the elevated light rail system in Singapore, especially the comparison with buses and trams at street level.

It has some important lessons for sustainable mobility planning in Malaysia, including in Penang.

We already have wasted so much time with the expensive and unsustainable “PTMP” in Penang. It is time to dump it and opt for a more sustainable mobility plan.

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XE 666

Sustainable mobility is to walk to your neighborhood to shop and dine. It helps you to stay healthy, it helps the environment with less carbon release, it helps small time traders and hawkers to sustain business earn livings instead of cash outflow to bigger franchised stores with foreign ownership in the malls.

luca

Make Malaysian roads pedestrian friendly

https://www.nst.com.my/opinion/letters/2021/10/739952/make-roads-pedestrian-friendly

Otherwise Malaysians will have an excuse not to walk to LRT stations.

PCH

Even Penang a tourist destination ignores proper pedestrian walkways.

You can see many trees (even new condo projects of the past 12 years) are planted on the pedestrian walkways.

Choice of plant species is also overlooked. Overgrown roots destroy the pedestrian pavement.

When pedestrian path is blocked by tree, and a person has to walk over to roadside and being knocked down by a motor vehicle, who can be sued for such mishap?

Cuba fikir fikir……

RRR Superstar

Pedestrians also have to share space with cyclists at certain spots on island.

shriek

Dont think penang is like USA plenty of land. To utilise the space fully, they have to share. Not many people walk or cycle. Why everyone complain about sharing? Penang is much smaller than Sink apor and Sink apor has blown itself larger by 35% and build into the heavens or into hades. LKY said land are not meant for cars. You need land to collect rainwater too.

shriek

Trees are not planted in the predestrian foot path but next to it to PROVIDE SHADE and COOLING and partly RAIN SHELTER. Go to Saigon and on the way to Chalon rows of trees on both side of the road and very pleasent to cycle or walk. Further in development cetain % are reserved for landscape and green

PCH

Designated for trees and designated for pedestrians – do not mix but they can be side by side. The reason not possible is land constraint to cater for increasing motor vehicles.

With Penang Transport Master plan (eg LRT) cannot proceed as funding from 3 islands reclaimation cannot materialise.

So GE15, we wait for manifesto from DAP, MCA and Gerakan on transportation bottlenecks.

shriek

MCA Transport Minister has NO TRANSPORT PLAN for whole Malaysia. Ask Alpha and Omega. They make comments to divert the attention like Local Structural Plan,.They good in jumping into contaiminated longkang which belongs to DID MCA BN gomen

Syami

Why impose restrictions on e scooter when he could focus on improving public transportation? No Idea?

shriek

Alpha 888 and Robin has no comment? Plently to say about flooded viaduct. If land contraint, then elevated LRT or monrail is ideal?

PCH

Anil can post photos how pedestrian walks being blocked by trees planted there.

Also Kaki 5 of old shophouses are occupied eg motorcycles and hawker stalls.

glissantia

Things that block sidewalks or make them dangerous: tree roots, shrub/tree branches, stray dogs, badly parked motorcycles, open manholes, needless repaving, garbage, stalls, utility distribution devices, excessive change in level at each intersecting lane.

Ray

Penang Tourism to bouce back and MPPP must enforce the sidewalks are free of physical obstacles.

Frankie Cheah

Foreign tourists now refer to visit Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam since less restrictions on booze.

shriek

Worse, MCA BN in KL allow warungs and non non to set up stalls. At nights, they will put up tables and chairs and occupy part of the road and slow the traffic. There is no more road shoulders. It is unhygenic with road dust settle onto the door and dish washing which is oily water and leftover food are done in STORMWATER and not sewer. This attracts cockroaches and rats. Health inspected shops that pay taxes but let off stalls

luca

Remember today Apr 22 is Earth Day.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=zGT18m1W8vo&feature=youtu.be

Stop driving for a day – Use public transportation and your legs instead.

shriek

What make roads pedestrian friendly? What would you like to see and to have?

XiaoQian

Pedestrian are not given priority.

Here you own the road when you have a car.

Bigger your car bigger your right of way.

shriek

This is due to MCA BN mentality that govern us for more than 65 years. Cars are king of the road. But in red dot and Europe, pedestrians have slight advantage over cars. They will stop and allow pedestrians. There are malls and only tram route. No caRS.Time to dispose MCA Tranport Min

shriek

it education. No education by gomen.Mat rempit, basikal lajak aRE KINGS OF THE ROAD. What do we learn in driving test? …

luca

No need to talk about public transportation in Malaysia. Malaysians prefer to buy, own and drive personal cars despite being trapped into car loan. The government prefers to earn more tax from car sales.

shriek

Alpha and Omega 88 did not mentioned his BN MCA did nothing for Public Transport. They control stage buses in country. United, Yellow buses all gone In past people are not in hurry., Now people want on time and not packed like cattle. Poor Apek, Achim, bangla have no choice. Kapcais much better than BN-MCA buses. BN MCA old thinking – NO REFOMASI. China – has electric bike and Melbourne – electric scooter. Free buses are paid by Penang City Council.

Alpha 888

P5A === ( shriek reply to Saradevi – 16 Apr 2022 8.46pm ) “Omega aka ALpha 888 many times said dont follow red dot” ======== There is a difference between ‘ learn from’ and ‘ don’t follow ‘, shriek. Why even a simple thing like encouraging Penangites to use bicycles also must learn from S’pore ? Are Penangites so incapable of thinking this for themselves ? The state government has already build quite a few cycle lanes, mostly on the island side. The state needs to plan better to cover the whole island in a proper holistic way and must include… Read more »

shriek

Now you want the state to build and build as you are dead against development? Before building cycle ways, what is the ridership – Only Sundays like going to church only? 80 years old Senior – did you encourage people to take Becha? Otherwise the icon of Penang will be gone. Talk and talk, what you do to encourage becha?

PCH

https://www.thestar.com.my/metro/metro-news/2022/01/22/penang-speeding-up-projects-after-announcing-75-performance-mark

https://www.thestar.com.my/metro/metro-news/2020/12/01/lrt-plan-to-proceed-despite-hiccup

CM Chow so far only speeds up projects he has control over.

It is clear that PTMP is too ambitious. Now no smooth sailing forthat 3 southern islands reclaimation so no funding coming for LRT.

Could it be CM Chow not able to execute PTMP and after GE15 possible return of LGE to kick-start the complete PTMP?

Nevertheless, so much money (Anil can advise accumulated cost to date in Aliran) have been spent on design and feasibility studies so wasted opportunity cost with the delay execution of PTMP.

shriek

Why MCA/BN gomen dont $$$ for PMPT and can give to KL/Selangor? MCA/BN wants to control everything just like Ferry Service from Port Commission? Pg gomen wants to buy but they sell to kawan. This kawan is more interested in the Port rather than running the Ferry.

shriek

Any Rapid Transit is ambitious and costly. If to do later, it cost more. It takes years to complete. More buildings below, same level and up in the air will be more difficult to construct and hence the cost. Rapid Transit takes years to construct, then testing of the trains or trams and then precommissioning. Sinkapore was advised by Yankee Traffic consultants to use ALL BUSES. LKY … introduce away. Riding MRT is stylish, class, comfortable, puunctual and safe as stns and train

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PCH

Penang Times Square [allegedly] advertised with posters that LRT to stop in front of its site.

Many foreigners and locals being TIPU to invest[?].

After years and years nothing happens yet.

Lesson learned: don’t trust the sweet talking developers.

luca

Never trust pictures depicted in property brochures. The reality is very grossly different.

Many are impressed by the showroom, but failed to realised that more money needed for renovation and refurbishment, with fancy decorative items and modern gadgets. When Ringgit is so flaccid, do not dream big.

Alpha 888 ( A Voter )

 P3A ==== WHAT’S HOLDING UP THE PENANG ISLAND LOCAL PLAN ? 6 DECEMDER 2011 https://anilnetto.com/economy/development-issues/whats-holding-up-the-penang-island-local-plan/ ” Why has the process of enforcing the Penang Island Local Plan been delayed? The draft Local Plan was passed by the MPPP in November 2008. I glanced through the Town and Country Planning Act, and from my reading, this is what I gather should be the proper sequence in enforcing the Plan: * Council prepares a draft Local Plan. (Passed by MPPP in November 2008) * Plan is put up for public inspection. * Period for objections. * Council holds a public hearing for a… Read more »

shriek

Here you object and comments soooo many. But why the draft no comments and objections from you. You said transport doing something for Bechah and Bicycles. You 80 years old and Bechah riders are younger that you. 80 years used to hail bechah or go to school in bechah. Now you dont patronised and deserted your buddies? Bicycles never see senior riding in Penang. Why you talk and no ride?

shriek

Useless MCA Transport Minister. Take no action against Mat Rempit and lajak. BN pokkai orf waste of fund. Other nations can build BMX bike trail, skate board rings for youth, why cant MCA Transport build a lajak circuit? How much it cost with a tarred surface? Or BN loves to sell land like Ipoh Airport[?]

Alpha 888

P5B === Doing a little here, a little bit there with their lopsided budget which are more for Operations than for Development, same like Federal does not help. What is the Cap for State Reserve Funds? Still see many using the roadway for evening rides with motor vehicles zooming past dangerously especially on the mainland. The MBPP seem to be more active than the MBSP. Maybe, the state should combine both as one. Some councilors don’t seem to be doing their ‘ homework ‘ first before making public statements on current issues. The Chief ( not cast in stone )… Read more »

shriek

You are like them making a MCA-BN kbkb. If vehicles zoom and jet, go and ask transport minister and up to him to go to Polisi.

Omega 888 ( A Voter )

“shriek reply to Alpha 888 ( A Voter ) – 16 Apr 2022 10.56pm”  (They have to included the tram, monorail rail routes…………) ======== PPSB/PPC, together with Dr. Wee came up with a holistic plan like preserving and upgrading of the ferries and ferry terminals. Cost is estimated to be below 100 million. Your people want to do unsustainable Mega projects on a tiny island, that cost Billions, which destroys, parts Mother Nature’s gift and people’s way of life. If your people cannot think holistically and work within the means, preserve the tiny island and upgrade only where necessary than it is… Read more »

shriek

Omega 888 you forget you are the MAN one who complain about NO CONNECTIVITY? From ferry teriminal to main road sooooo farrr away. Why rakyat has to pay for the terminals? Your MCA BN privatised port and terminal to Syed. This include Johor Port. Penang gomen wants to buy over but you refuse to sell . Sink apor orso tiny island but has many rsevoirs, factories, airbase and world best airport. Anymore to say?

shriek

Omega 888, You orso 80 years old sams 888 Alpha, Bechah is your age group way of life. Did you take bechah where ever you go? You sit and talk about good old days? You heko them in giving them business? If you sit,then others will join you and evedn ang mohs, or mohs and pek mohs to support them. Bechah is your 80 years way of life and yet you do nothing to preserve this uniqueness

shriek

Omega Man .You still using becha? Numbers of Cars, kapchai have exploded. Why your MCA TRansport Minister give $$$ for the trams and mono rails. You think riding Rapid buses very shiok? They jerk and fight with othe cars and kapcai for spaces. Tell when your MCA Transport gives $$$? What can Penang gomen do? Can only upgrade roads to avoid traffic jam. What your MCA doing? Sleep on the streets to stop cars? Or they ride bicycles?

Alpha 888 ( A Voter )

P3B === 1. One can read the rest of it in AniINetto’s Blog. The link given above in P3A. Mean time in 2022, this is what our Housing, Local Government and Town and Country Planning Committee chairman said: “Two local plans for Penang delayed due to law requirements, says Jagdeep / By Opalyn Mok Monday, 11 Apr 2022 01:36 PM MYT” https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2022/04/11/two-local-plans-for-penang-delayed-due-to-law-requirements-says-jagdeep/2052886.  This make’s one wonder what type of state govt. we have in Penang. 2. And here we have a Goofball kinda reply from non other than our very own CM of Penang. Talk about trusting these people to do good for… Read more »

shriek

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/04/16/be-open-about-decisions-involving-billions-anwar-tells-pm/

Your MCA BN spending Billions are why you orso question the transparency? What Voter? Billions you dont asked but you aks about bananas and peanuts?

Omega 888 ( A Voter )

Listen shriek, you can always to ask MCA, BN about the billions they are spending and can also question about transparency. AI has done it. Anyone holding you back from doing it ?

shriek

Omega = you cant prove or show AI has asked about $$$ for Penang Transport? Another Spinner. Main gasing and marbles?

shriek

Omega. What did your MCA Tai LO have to say why he did not give $$$ to Penang? Transport is not just for white or black cat, Rakyat needs to travel ..KL gets 80 Billion, How much you think your Tai lo gives to Penang?

shriek

Why not talk about abandoned housings when MCA head Ministry of Housing? Developer runs away and buyers still have to pay the bank and site can be abbandoned for years. What has MCA local Housing done? How much $$$ gave to Penang Gomen for Public Housing?

Alpha 888 ( A Voter )

PENANG’S LONG AWAITED LOCAL PLAN SEES LIGHT / 17 Jan 2010 https://anilnetto.com/economy/development-issues/penangs-long-awaited-local-plan-sees-light/ “This excerpt is from an Edge report: PENANG LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN CHOW KON YEOW SAID THAT AMONG THE STEPS INCLUDED THE COMPLETION OF THE PENANG DRAFT LOCAL PLAN. THIS PLAN WOULD GOVERN DETAILS OF LAND USE THROUGHOUT THE ISLAND, INCLUDING COMPLIANCE WITHIN THE HERITAGE ZONE. CHOW SAID THE DRAFT LOCAL PLAN WAS READY AND WOULD BE PRESENTED TO THE STATE PLANNING COMMITTEE ON THURSDAY, JAN 14.” ======== Chow’s statement on “local plan was ready” was probably made in Jan 14th 2010. Full statement in Anil Netto’s Blog. Link… Read more »

shriek

The plan may include PMTP and 3 islands. Why your MCA Transport can give more than 50 B to KL/Selangor and only telor to Penang? You did not pay tax to MCA/BN gomen?

Brocky

Singapore has established cycling paths linking up its HDB estates.

Saradevi

Why we cannot learn from Singapore to promote cycling, less driving?

Reduce carbon footprint!

PCH

Cycling to work on Penang Island is just a myth. It is still dangerous to ride with Motor vehicles around the road, unless the cyclist can be compensated if being knocked down.

Cycling for leisure along the west coast of island is practical and safe if you can drive your bicycle there. So still need a car as RapidPenang or Grab does not carry your bicycle.

shriek

IN west it is not DANGEROUS. Only Alpha and Omega are protecting his MCA Boss. In West, pedestrians have RIGHTS of WAY. Vehicles have to STOP for pedestrians. Vehicles have to look out for cyclists as also road users. When close to cyclist or motorbike, they must be at least 1m away from them. MCA PHD in Tranport still follows 40 years old ACT. The BN/MCA gomen should not be in power as they made no reforms. Even anti hopping laws and still do not want local council elections.

shriek

LRT can carry your bicycle during offpeak hours. I read Mainland Chinese tried to bring home a fridge by putting it on a tram! Many times I mentioned Rapid is under MCA BN Cedntral gomen. Can one put 2 prams or 1 wheel chair and the other pram onto Rapid buses?

shriek

Omega aka ALpha 888 many times said dont follow red dot. They think they are very smart but RM is 3 times smaller than little island

glissantia

Will those now profiting from the related industries, taxes and political contributions give them up? The powerful industries include AP, manufacture and repair of cars, spare parts, insurance, fuel, medical treatment, road construction and maintenance (highways, bridges, flyovers), and real estate (new townships that would be worthless if not for the clever routing of hignways),

As a parallel, consider the tobacco and gambling industries.

Frankie Cheah

Too many livelihoods in Malaysia is tied to motorcar industry – car workshops, accessories and batteries and tyres… also car washing to at for foreign workers!

luca

Johor is learning from Singapore, to use Singapore’s HDB as benchmark in development of affordable homes, to provide “comprehensive, affordable housing development planning” for every district in the state.

https://www.asiaone.com/malaysia/hdb-flats-jb-not-so-far-fetched-johor-looks-modelling-singapores-hdb-develop-public

XiaoQian

HDB offers effective Town planning and effective estate management, not just building flats since in Singapore construction of flats are mostly outsourced to China firms for cost advantage.

Brocky

Johor government with strong royal influence realised that the only way forward is to leverage from Singapore PAP expertise, not from the unstable Putrajaya. Knowing the success of Singapore with many of its Bangsa Johor depend on Singapore jobs for livelihood, it makes more sense to collaborate with efficient Singapore since Singapore is shifting its investment from Iskandar to Indonesian Riau islands of Batam and Bintan (where Singapore’s backroom IT operations sits and being outsourced to).

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Alpha 888 ( A Voter )

P2E
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What will be the next excuse? Their lately elected DAP secretary-general Anthony Loke says that the DAP party must be fully prepared for GE15 by August probably this year. Will the 2 months wait be carry forward and forgotten? And round and round goes the merry go-round.

Have Penangites made a mistake of voting them in, believing that the PH coalition will do the right thing? Penangites need to seriously question themselves about all these things because We Voted Them In and they, the state govt are not doing what needs to be done.

End.

shriek

Your PHD MCA Transport Minister said the Transport act was written in 1987! 1987 half your 80 years age and yet you so kuat? Why not your MCA? How old many years old in the ACT and does nothing? Cars, Trucks Buses haved changed. They have better pick up and travelled faster. Now electric vehicles and hybrid. All MCA ministers look after Transport. We do want to make the same mistakes….

shriek

Penang Kias make the right choice. They can compare how hopeless and useless is the MCA/BN gomen. They only give bananas and peanuts in the Annual Budget to others whereas like Malu Boss visit Penang. cronies are getting extra

Alpha 888 ( A Voter )

P2D === These issues should have been concluded by the state within the first 5 years of their governance. At the very most it should have been done and completed during the 22 months they were as the ruling government. Why was it not done so? What’s with all this so many excuses?  It gives the impression that the state do not want to have both the local plans and local government elections which actually gives some form of Check and Balance that ensures the state will not arbitrarily or Indiscriminately do whatever they like hence probably the many excuses… Read more »

Alpha 888 ( A Voter )

P2C === The local plans are statutory plans that contain policies and strategic planning of the state structure plan with a more detailed land use map for the Local Planning Authorities. Jagdeep said the local plan for Seberang Perai, under the Seberang Perai City Council (MBSP), was adjourned for another two months.  “We have to postpone it because of a requirement in the law, it requires a certain time, probably two months,” he said. “This is for the last part of the entire process, which is the public hearing,” he added. As for the local plan for the island, under the… Read more »

shriek

THere is no transport plan for whole Malaysia – 13 states. No wonder driving cars are like cowboys riding rodeos. Your MCA BN Tranport did nothing to reduce traffic accident = Loss of life in tremendous. If not loss of lives, people are paralysed or lost of movement. Then in rural areas, special law – can ride without helmet or even without licence. This has been going on even before 1957 independence. MCA BN has no urgency as how many accidents happen every hour

Alpha 888 ( A Voter )

P2A === 1. “TWO LOCAL PLANS FOR PENANG DELAYED DUE TO LAW REQUIREMENT SAYS JAGDEEP” BY Opalyn Mok / Monday, 11 Apr 2022 01:36 PM MYT https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2022/04/11/two-local-plans-for-penang-delayed-due-to-law-requirements-says-jagdeep/2052886 2. PENANG SHOULD MOVE FORWARD WITH LOCAL PLANS STALLED FOR YEARS : PKR MP By Ian McIntyre / 12 Apr 2022 4:14PM https://www.thevibes.com/articles/news/58478/penang-should-move-forward-with-local-plans-stalled-for-years-pkr-mp ======== Now, the Penang PH/DAP-PKR state government has been ruling the state of Penang for the past 15 years. 15 years! That is 3 very long term. In all this time they were governing, they could not find the time to put in effect the Local Plans and the Local Government… Read more »

shriek

Why want to add (A Voter) beside your name? I think you forget to add (80 Years old Senior) too. 15 years not long as compare to New Ec Plan You oredi give reasons. They were in Central and waiting to UBAH and Tambah. You kick them out and back to starting point grd 0

Omega 888 ( A Voter )

” You kick them out and back to starting point grd 0″.

NO, shriek. Your incompetent people were in La La land bathing in success along with that foolish idea of ‘honeymoon for first 100 days’ , while your opponents were scheming. 

Your people were in a state of stupor, when they were hit with a take over and lost the people’s mandate. In a way, the people mandate were already lost, when your PH coalition leader said manifesto was not written in Bible or cast in stone.

shriek

Omega man, they are not opponents but FROGS/KAKAT/TRAITORS. When they join the opponent party, they should seek new mandate. You dont know what is TOAD/FROG for a Senior like you?

glissantia

In capitalism, anything paid for should fail, at least in the medium term, to facilitate further expenditure – especially government expenditure. This could be due to wrong technology, wrong projections, incompetence, etc. E.g., rescuing people from floods has been “normal” since independence. This entails a great deal of purchases and services. I wonder what these service personnel do outside flood season. Add to this waste the amazing economic innovations in Bolehland such as guaranteed profit, bloating budgets, NEP/DEB (on which Syed Akbar Ali has written a lot), and top civil and political servants not having any problem with ostentatious wealth… Read more »

Alpha 888

P1C
===

Penangites like their Hills kept Green, their White Sandy Seashores Clean, their heritage the way it was, PRESERVED. Revitalization and Upgrading where required. Industrialization, yes, but on the mainland but only those which are Green and Environment Friendly. The State Government’s Green division needs to be upgraded with Better Qualified, very much Experienced, Nature Loving Professionals.

End.

shriek

Your Malu Boss visit Penang and boast he will develop Penang and make it is more botak and orso MCA? KL has so many LRTS, MTRs and Rapid buses cost billions? What Penang gets you dont say? What your Malu Boss and MCA for more than 60 years dont? Any Transport Plan who has higher degree in Transport?. You dont praise DAP Gomen for free CAT service? You need not to drive into city and choked roads and poor need not to pay? They are paid by DAP Gomen.

Omega 888 ( A Voter )

Why not, shriek. Praise be DAP for their kindness, for the free bus service project. Any other things they are giving free for Penangites, shriek ? What about the free money they are giving to seniors, beca riders, etc etc etc. Are these given freely out of compassion and concern for their welfare or is there some kinda, hidden agenda to it ?

shriek

No hidden agenda. My father visited China, as a Senior Citizen he gets Senior Concessions by showing his passport to show his age in admissions to places of interests. He visited his friend in NSW who pays $2.50 for whole day unlimited travel. No hidden agenda. As Senior, time for the state to pay back for services and tax Seniors have done. Now 80 years old have how long to go? Further they are no longer have any income. You do not know DAP a socialist party follows the european socialist?

shriek

Alpha clearly practised class system and this is what exactly his party is doing? Why only clean, green, heritage in the island and on Mainland – garbage and discarded items on mainland. Why not ask for more Professional Minister and you silent over a PAS MP as environment yes minister?

Omega 888

Hallo shriek, there are no class systems. There are though, misguided people, like yourself for instance.

shriek

How do you know? Show us no class system.Bechah riders get peanuts and like you get …

shriek

omega man, you can’t show us? Just talk and talk? who is misguided all circumstances?

shriek

hallo omega,you misguided. becah pedlers get 50, others 200 and 300 depending how crony? People asking yor Malu boss any lobang or jalan. Son of Penang Jho so easy get millions. People gather around Malu boss – 1 k orso good and millions lagi best from malu boss

Omega 888

Misguided? Beca peddlers and others ? Crony ? Shriek, you should be asking your state govt on this issue, why give free money? No one gives so much free money unless get something in return. Yes or No?

Frankie Cheah

MCA loves the green color of PAS?
Likely so, what say you?

Omega 888

Not likely so. But if any intention is there, MCA needs to have its head checked first. Its big brother party has made the right choice of keeping its distance from them. 

shriek

But warlord Ker said MCA will to work with PAS. If MCA is little bro, why waste time talking?

shriek

Why need to check the head? This is opposite to what Robin and Alpha claim, MCA BN are best in running the states and Country? So you disagree with what they say? Yes??

Alpha 888

P1A === That’s correct, Blogmaster. They should dump the whatever ‘PTMP’ and go back to the way it was when we moved around in the state of Penang. They should introduce upgraded electric driven buses, a few more bus shelters, support the use of beca and bicycles for short distance movement, encourage more walking in some parts of the town like Georgetown, etc etc etc. The re introduction of upgraded Ferries and the upgrading of its support facilities is a smart move. Likewise other transport system in the State of Penang should follow the same path. Over glorified Mega Projects for… Read more »

shriek

Alpha good, tell your MCA PHD in transport Minister. Where $$$ for Penang transport and airport? Beca is there and I never see you taking a ride? Beca riders are less than you 80 years. Bicycleways are built. YOU have a bicycle or 2 or 3 cars? PTMP is not a gloried program. Mel and Syd and China spending billions on LRTs, HST to improve public transport. Ukraine war cause petrol > USD 100/barrel and Glasglow to cut CO2 and warming .Otherwise big storms and island drown in rising seawater.

Omega 888 ( A Voter )

Ah suppose, you always compare while you are half a sleep. Comparing our tiny beautiful island to Australia, China and whatever else ?

Have taken beca and have used bicycle and motorcar, who haven’t? It is just that you did not see, not never see. Just so, if you don’t know, we now have women drivers too.

Whatever PTMP is, just dump it into the sea and return back the 300 million plus your people have claimed to have used.

shriek

Dont under what are you mumbering? Finally you are Alpha 888. Why use 2 usernames? Not a man to admit.

shriek

Tiny Island? Go and tell your MCA boss to move the airport to other places? Why BN and Gilakan want to build an international airport on this tiny island?

shriek

Very good question? Ask your BN MCA PhD Minister in transport. What are the transport plan? Just providing Rapid buses? Buses no shelter? Buses no bus lanes? Buses like smoking gemitting fumes and contribute to sea rise and drown Penang? The Road gets more congested. Some roads are 50 years ago and meant for bullock carts. Most roads are under Cityhall andthe state and tries to improved the roads.

luca

Malaysia is ranked #8 most stressful countries to drive in.

https://www.confused.com/car-insurance/hellish-highways

Frankie Cheah

Difficult to find parking lots when driving in Malaysian cities, very stressful and time wasting!

shriek

Father, mother and children each one car, sure is difficult to find parking. About 25% of Penang usable land is to run and park cars

Alpha 888

LOL, excellent reply, and so true. Thumbs up, shriek! Someone has suggested cycling, and also PPSB/PPC, with Dr. Wee (MCA) has got the Ferry and Ferry terminal going. Some more it is upgraded.

And so, what else can your state govt. do to resolve the Transport, Transport Connectivity, Parking etc etc etc, issues without damaging Mother Nature ? 

shriek

The state is trying to implement the LRT and monorail and waiting for Dr Wee for $$$.The plans are there . Same with Sia boey trsnport hub. Please chase the Dr Wee for the hutang. The only thing no damaging Mother Nature is not to travel. No travel – No transport Minister. Now your MCA Dr Wee is TRANSPORT MINISTER Do something. To take ferry is so far away and away from buses or cars coming to pickup. Just like eating. Please dont eat. More you eat, more have to come out …

shriek

How much is this PASSENGER by foot terminal cost even with MCA BN … price? Your … boss boast he has spent EAST Coast rail RM50B and RM80B for KL MRT exclude land. Further the terminal is not Senior and disable, blind friendly

shriek

Father one, mother one car and children when they grow older, orso one car. Penang has many land for parking spaces

luca

There has to be a better understanding among Malaysians of why the ringgit has weakened but the inflation rate is well-maintained.

They have to know how subsidised fuel has kept prices stable for us despite the ever-increasing oil prices.

Otherwise, Malaysians will simply believe everything they read on social media about the economy and the value of the ringgit.

http://wongchunwai.com/2022/04/making-sense-of-inflation-and-ringgit/

luca

As if not stressful enough, drivers must be alert so as not to hit ‘basikal lajak’ and get 6 years of jail time!

PCH

Whoever is aware of basikal lajak active area do highlight in this blog.

As of now, the court states whoever knocks them down is liable to jail term.

shriek

… Bicycles are ROAD USERS. If dont use roads, then ride in the padi field, palm estate, padang. If ride on roads, MUST follow or obey Traffic laws such as head lights, backside lights, brakes etc.

luca

The police have confirmed that Sam was not drunk, and neither was she on drugs. She was driving within the speed limit, and it was a highway; and based on the facts, the road itself was very dark. She could have entered into a state of panic and lost control of the vehicle, and fortunately enough, it did not hit all 30 mat lajak kids.

https://www.malaysia-chronicle.com/?p=215955

shriek

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/04/16/unsupervised-4-year-old-girl-dies-in-fall-from-18th-floor/
FMT reported parents will be charged forf not supervising their children. Why different here? Can the parents sue the architect for reckless design – making it unsafe for child and DBKL recklessly approving by not checking the design?

PCH

The accident site is next to graveyards.

Spooky things can happen beyond the driver’s control.

Say a prayer first before driving at night.

shriek

alpha aka omega 888 you no ask Transport Boss? ^ years ago under MCA BN and Toady orso under MCA BN. Worse is in BN stronghold

luca

Transport boss told us to follow law and court decisions, but law cannot ‘Back to the Future’ to punish ‘lajak’ parents..

Frankie Cheah

He should advise us to install camera to provide proof since Lajak bikes seem to have right of way!

Omega 888

If one actually believes that Lajak bikes have the right of way on the streets and in the event of an accident, the need to provide proof of one’s innocence, is by way of an installed car camera then the intelligent thing to do is to simply install one in one’s car. Why the need ” He should advise us”?

Car cameras’ are easily available and there are no restriction in its installation and usage.

shriek

Omega 888, why you dont ask Basikal lajak to to install bicycle camera to prove the car is reckless and is the car that knock into the rider? Camera are orso used in BMX bikes

shriek

Why lajaks dont install cameras to PROVE cars are at fault for reckless driving? Why must cars install?

Omega 888

SLOW TRAFFIC, CONGESTION ON MAJOR HIGHWAY, ROADS / Saturday, 30 Apr 202211:09 AM MYT https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2022/04/30/slow-traffic-congestion-on-major-highways-roads ======== “The expressways were first conceived in 1977 due to increasing congestion (especially during the festivities) on federal route 1, which was the main north–south thoroughfare at the time. Construction began sometime in 1981 completed sometime in 1994.” This is an example of what could have been said to be a sustainable project at that time that has now turn out to be unsustainable. Its the same with the ‘Mega Projects’ in Penang. But while the North/South highway was a necessity, are the ‘Mega Project’ in Penang… Read more »

shriek

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/619506 – MCA Transport take about Personal Mobility Aid – Why talk about PERSONAL Mobility Aid in crossing a busy road junction? We are a federation and traffic aids or rules should be anational standard. Otherwise a blind man will get confused and then get hurt. It is a international standard to install tac toes on pedestrian foot paths to warn blind that there is a change in firection or danger ahead. 65 years, blind still have to depend on carers whereas others uses guide dogs. Minister job easy and high $$$$

shriek

https://www.malaysiakini.com/letters/619327

Omega man – reader write and complain what is MCA-BN minister doing for Rapid? No Touching and Go? So Ulu and no system. This discourage visitors to Penang and if come, thousands in cars, buses and Penang get up and regional warming. Sea Water will rise and Penang will drown. $$$ from Central to protect with sea walls.MCA will jump into the rising sea?

Alpha 888

P6A === 1. ” UN WARNS HUMANITY OF ‘ SPIRAL OF SELF-DESTRUTION ‘ AS DISASTERS RISE ” April 26, 2022 8:28 AM https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/world/2022/04/26/un-warns-humanity-of-spiral-of-self-destruction-as-disasters-rise/ >>>> The world body says we are self-destructing ourselves by a “broken perception of risk based on optimism, underestimation and invincibility”, and yet our state govt wants to ………..no.2 below, 2. Penang CM unrelenting on strategic projects despite federal govt’s objection /   on 23 Apr 2022 11:56AM “State updating improved version of EIA report for proposed reclamation, says Chow Kon Yeow” https://www.thevibes.com/articles/news/59295/penang-cm-unrelenting-on-strategic-projects-despite-federal-govts-objection >>>> Comical isn’t it or is it just plain foolish. Now millions are wasted like no.3… Read more »

shriek

Johor reclaim is much bigger in size and overall the coast like Gudang, Forest etc. Same with Melaka. Even longer to join Sumatra. Why your MCA – BN remain DEEP silent but kbkb at Penang? Sink apor increased by 30% of its size. Same with HK and China turning atolls into airstrips. Penang 3 islands are nothing as compare to those mention

shriek

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/04/25/floods-hit-kl-after-heavy-rain-massive-jams-reported/

Look at the picture in FMT, Part of the approach to the viaduct is flood. Worse than Penang. This is what we get voting for MCA BN Transport Minister. See the massive traffic jam. Look at cars build up. They stop and engine continue to burn $$$ and more carbon foot print. More rise in temperature and more severe thunderstorm. Time to stop voting MCA_BN

luca

Mr Anil,

About time to start new discussion topic on “The rise of food price and the fall of Ringgit value” – this has caused hardship to many people. But our Keluarga Malaysia government has no new strategy beyond control chicken price and give more subsidies which is no remedy is in medium/long term.

Food price expected to go up again in May because of the implementation of RM1500 minimum wage as announced by PM at Umno assembly – no consideration for productivity improvement, only add to cost of production.

luca

1 SingDollar is now RM3.17, especially after PAP government tighten it’s monetary policy to appreciate SingDollar to combat inflation (Singapore rely on oil and food import).

Expect more to head south to work in Singapore now the borders are open. We could face another round of brain drain, since Keluarga Malaysia government is still clueless on improving our economy (Ringgit), beating inflation, creating value-added jobs.

shriek

BN MCA will spend RM31 B on 50 kN. as reported in FMT

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/04/14/mrt-pledges-all-round-improvement/

Alpha aka Omega 888 – your MCA cannot spend 3M for Penang? Just have 2 lines – North South and East West and provide service to these 2 main lines.

Can spend Billions on KL – Penang 2nd largest City – a billion is a large sum.

Omega 888 ( A Voter )

Penang can easily take 3 million from its reserve fund. Why beg?

shriek

Omega aka Alpha, Why like Alpha put (A voter)? :Why DBKL dont take RM3 M to do the LRT? RM 3M buy the rail tracks only. How much your Yeoh Tiong Lay cost to build the ERL to KL Airport? 3M is bullock cart wheel?

shriek

Omega man, tell us what can 3 millions do? Your MCA TRansport Minister spent over 80 Billions on LRTs and exclude land cost. how many Km of road or tracks? No carriages?

shriek

Omega man, 3million after WW2 is BIG Bullock cart wheel. Now what is 3M? Your Malu Boss takes Billions and his partner has millions in handbags and shoes. A road cost hundred of thousands per km. 3 M lays a few km tracks.No carriages.