Thursday, June 5, 2008

Lifestyle change

Imagine the thought of going to work using public transportation? I believe many of my Singaporean friends and Malaysians working in Malaysia continue to use buses and MRTs to commute to work. It's really a simple lifestyle where the island continues to prosper because they are Singapore.Inc. Are we ready to become Penang.Inc one day? I guess the reality is this - our past leaders do not see a need to build good transportation system but instead spent time pondering on building tallest buildings, biggest and longest buffets....I dread when I think of that each day.

With the hike in petrol and diesel, I am very sure that all of us have to start thinking about how we should change our lifestyle. Well, for one, I will be commuting to work using public buses. I know it sounds crazy but it's time to consider that. I am sure we all have to make serious sacrifices but it's for the better. Secondly, it's time to cut down on eating out. Maybe it's time to cook lunch to work and heat it up whenever lunch approaches.

One question - did we make a wrong choice of the federal government? Of course, Yes. Anyway, since 7 June is our King's birthday, let's pray that sanity prevails. Daulat Tuanku.

3 comments:

Lonely person of the planet said...

Serangkap pantun saya ungkapkan buat renungan hari Keputeraan DYMM



TANGISAN BAHTERA MERDEKA

Tahun ini rakyat menderita
Cuti Keputeraan tiada makna
Rasa sedih tidak terkata
Hidup perit kian terasa

Mandat pemerintah membela kita
Sedihnya bukan itu yang terasa
Kompromi kroni kian menjala
Hilang semua erti merdeka

50 tahun kita merdeka
Tapi kemiskinan mejela jela
Kerna kos hidup mengila gila
Bukan esok masih ada

Melayar dalam jauh sejarah kita
Teresak esak berat terasa
Apakah esok masih ada
Itulah tangisan bahtera merdeka

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Great poem "babi hutan"

khensthoth said...

As far as I know, and experienced, public transportation (read:bus, RapidPenang) in Penang is not exactly cheap. For example, to get from Tanjung Bungah to Chung Ling High School would require a change of bus at KOMTAR. The one-way trip cost RM 2.50. That means RM 5.00 per two way trip per person.

By contrast, depending on the fuel economy of the car, a car can get you to the same place and back with RM 3.85 - RM 6.85 worth of fuel (at RM 2.70) per litre.

A more economical way is to embrace carpooling. Sadly, no carpooling website (to coordinate carpooling) exist for Malaysia, or Penang for that matter. Perhaps MPPP could start such website first, as a trial in Penang?

Adaml11600 said...

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Nilai murni semua warga
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Kontroversi Khairy menjela
Diikuti Mongolia dengan warganya

Kosong Lapan Bulan Empat tiba
Bahang Tsunami rakyat terasa
Simbol perikatan bahtera merdeka
Menjadi Titanic era kita

Kini pula gila semua harga
Petrol naik beras tiada
Polisi seharian tukar sentiasa
Perit betul rakyat merana

Apakah berakhir Bahtera Merdeka
Mari kita lihat bersama-sama
Silih berganti pemimpin kita
Hidup rakyat Hidup Merdeka

Hidup rakyat Hidup Merdeka
Itu semangat Bahtera Merdeka
Pada Allah kami berdoa
Dengarlah rantapan rakyat kita!