Extension of PLUS Concession to Year 2058: Doing the Maths

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I don’t use PLUS highways on daily basis but when it comes to taking week long drive to the in-laws house or going for holidays, we have no choice but to use PLUS highways for the trip up North or South (rarely we go off to the East Coast unless there are very important family functions or to do crazy thing like this trip).… [Click to read the rest] “Extension of PLUS Concession to Year 2058: Doing the Maths”

Cashless Touch ‘n’ Go – Outdated and Must Go?

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Do you still remember the time before Touch ‘n’ Go was widely used for public transportation, parking and highway tolls? Image source: Compare Hero.my

I still remember the days when I had to queue up at the bus companies counters to get my bus passes –sometimes more than one, depending on the year.… [Click to read the rest] “Cashless Touch ‘n’ Go – Outdated and Must Go?”

Driving Skills 101: Driving on the Wrong Side of Road

Wrong Side of the Road

(Another car on the wrong side of the road – this was from 2017 where a 21-year-old man was killed when a BMW, travelling against the traffic, rammed into his Perodua MyVi at Jalan Tun Razak near the National Library. Photo source: NST)

There was a time when I drive to work; there is a road that leads from the office to the main road leading into the Federal Highway.… [Click to read the rest] “Driving Skills 101: Driving on the Wrong Side of Road”

Toll Hike, Ha, Ha, Ha!

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Go ahead, clear your mind and a have good laugh.

Hopefully it will soften the pain that you feel deep down whenever you read Ministers’ statements in this country. I don’t know if they read their own statements before they read it aloud in public. It just reinforces the notion that we need to change the Government from the top, hopefully at least it will wake some people up and get them to use their mind before talking.… [Click to read the rest] “Toll Hike, Ha, Ha, Ha!”

Cost of Living 101: Toll Hike, A New Year Gift?

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Barely 5 years after the election, all the sweet talk and endless promises of reducing the toll are quickly forgotten and it was back to business as usual. Image source: Omak Kau & Malaysian Insider

One need to be careful of the sweet talk before the elections – one good proof that one should never trust politicians who had become whiter than white, holier than the holiest man around when elections are around the corner.… [Click to read the rest] “Cost of Living 101: Toll Hike, A New Year Gift?”

Kota Bahru Rush 2011: Craziest Thing 2011 – Part 1

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(The drive up north to Kota Bahru and back home within the same day would be one of the craziest things I have done for the year 2011. Map source: Google Map)

Confucius says a journey of a thousand mile starts with a single step. Our journey of a thousand kilometres (well almost) started with the question – can we drive all the way from KL to Kota Bahru and return on the same day?… [Click to read the rest] “Kota Bahru Rush 2011: Craziest Thing 2011 – Part 1”

The Highway Promise

It certainly looks like a highway robbery than a sincere promise to maintain the highway toll rates

(We are ok with highways and highway toll booths but we are pissed off with the one sided agreement and the huge compensation being paid from the tax payers’ pockets. Image source: http://travelerfolio.com)

During the recent Budget 2011, Najib made this bold statement that the toll rates on four highways owned by PLUS Expressways Berhad (other highway operators, apa macam?)… [Click to read the rest] “The Highway Promise”

WTF!

I saw the traffic jam as I headed back to KL from the South but I did not know it was due to this:-

(The victim’s BMW – 3 people died on the spot. Pix Source: TheSun)

(The offender’s Renault – what he was doing driving against the traffic? Pix Source: TheSun)

Before that, the Dane was involved in another minor accident when his car collided with a Proton Waja.

[Click to read the rest] “WTF!”

Danger along Highway

(Seeing dead body on the road was not something I had in mind for my weekend entertainment. Image source: http://thezeph.wordpress.com)

I talked about it almost 2 years ago

And it finally happened last week as I was driving along LDP on a Saturday afternoon after a meeting with a friend and realised that there was heavy traffic jam.… [Click to read the rest] “Danger along Highway”

Emergency in Litrak

Just wondering how our highway concessionaires are prepared for emergencies on the tolled highways. I got a nasty sample on how Litrak (the concessioner for LDP) handles it.

Let me relate the story.

It was just 9 in the evening as I made myself to the Sunway toll booth – to my surprise, it was jam packed and so was the lanes towards Puchong.… [Click to read the rest] “Emergency in Litrak”

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