KTMB operates a number of locomotives manufactured by different manufacturers & countries and one of the most modern ones would be the slick 19 units of Class 93, Electric Intercity and Komuter trains manufactured by CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive, China. It is capable of achieving speeds up to 180 kilometres per hour although my recent experience had the train running at a moderately slow speed. Image source: Wikipedia.
Whilst Malaysia does have a very good and integrated public transportation system, there is something missing to connect the remote and far away suburbs with the main public transportation hubs in the country. The missing link, in my opinion, is the gutsy minibuses that we used to have till the end of the 1990s. Image source: Wikipedia.
(The first night of the protest in Hong Kong was bad with tear gas & pepper spray on the protestors and this prompted greater support for the rally but it is not something new here. Image source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk)
Well thing for sure, my trip this time has been screwed up big time and need to be rescheduled. There’s plenty of work that needs to be done and the last thing I need now is for a prolonged public protest and plenty of uncertainty.