Category Archives: Trip

Google Maps Turns on Traffic and Transit for Malaysia

At the moment,I only see that ‘traffic’ layer is available now in Google Maps Malaysia,but the feature of ‘transit’ layer is still in grey.

It is weird because the official Google Malaysia twitter account announced the good news that both have been available in Malaysia,but it turns out another result.

Maybe there’s some small technical glitch.Well,wait to see whether the features will go online later.

The traffic layer is showing the live information and transit layer will show all public transport options,all could help us plan our daily routes.It’s just great!

Cheers! :)

Days in my howntown

I just spent a wonderful Chinese New Year with my family in Jiading,Shanghai-the place I born and grew up.It was quite cold there,but feeling warm in my deep heart.Every day was so busy,but meaningful.

My whole family visited my uncle’s home in Nanxiang,Shanghai.In the past,it’s a farming area.Now,with the development of the city,most of them have their new houses to live.My uncle and his family now live in a rural villa which is very large and comfortable. Continue reading

Malacca Trip

I joined the company trip of my wife to Malacca for the past weekend.That’s the first time to be there and I found that Malacca is really a city where all have ancient feelings.

My wife and I like to visit Jonker Walk(Jalan Hang Jebat,see the map below).In fact,we went there 3 times in 2 days.I would say that the view there day and night is totally different.At the daytime,the street is quiet,but there are still some souvenir shops and restaurants opening,including the very famous ‘chicken rice ball’;at night,all street stalls start the business along the street and the linked area.Locals and foreigners can always get their fun somewhere.


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We also took Cendol in a local Nyonya restaurant.I have to say that was the most delicious cendol I’ve tried.It just took away the heat of my body in a sunny day.

Cendol Now I’m planning to visit Malacca again to enjoy the nice moments.

New AirAsia website

AirAsia worked out a new look website which improves the overall layout compared to the old one.All functions have been clearly indicated in the first page and so we could easily and quickly do our things within several clicks.

New AirAsia website The latest updates from AirAsia are all gathered in the centre.We could get the promotional information here and know the future plan of the company from the latest news.

Value added services

Also,the value added services have been listed in the left bar there.The fresh design saves dozens of time to place our extra orders after bookings completed.

You could find the official introduction for this new website here.I feel this is a nice change.What do you think about?

RapidBET is on-line

The newly initiated public transport panel in Malaysia announced some plans to temporarily solve a few of issues on particular routes.Except expanding the current LRT routes,the panel works with RapidKL to open up some BET(Bus Express Transit) and BRT(Bus Rapid Transit) services by steps.

BET is a system where the buses utilise less congested highways to link heavily populated areas and the city centre. Naturally, by using the highways, travel time is reduced as the highways are less congested than the normal routes. The service will have limited stops and rely on feeder buses and park-n-ride facilities to ensure sufficient ridership. With BET, travel time is expected to be reduced by up to 50 per cent on certain BETs.There are 2 routes being added into the running map:RapidBET1 – Kota Damansara to KL Sentral & Pasar Seni via the Penchala Link & RapidBET2 – Bandar Sungai Long  to KL Sentral & Pasar Seni via the Grand Saga Highway.

RapidBET1 KOTA DAMANSARA-PASAR SENI RapidBET2 BANDAR SUNGAI LONG-PASAR SENI

For this initial introductory stage, BET will run at 15 to 20-minute intervals during the morning and evening peak hours. Frequency and service periods will be increased at a later stage depending on the demand for each route.

My two cents:

I’m happy to see that the government finally realized the importance of national public transport system.As my view,a higher efficient public transport system could save a lot of money and time for the residents and indirectly improve the quality of life as people may not be necessary to buy a private car and so no expenses on petrol as well.Everybody likes less congested roads,right?

New trains for KTMB

Hearing of buying new trains from Transport Department as well as KTM Berhad,finally we could see the true face of the new trains.

New KTM train The new train is made by Hyundai Rotem  with Mitsubishi design and will be used on Kuala Lumpur-Ipoh route of ETS(Express Train Service) initially.The designed max. speed of this train is 160km/hour,however,it will only be running at 140km/hour maximum in the current route,spending 1 hour and 55 minutes for the single trip.

The new train is a new hope for a lot of people.At least we now know that KTM is doing something improving their services.I just wonder know when they want to increase more trains for existing commuter services and when the ETS will be extended to Penang/Singapore.

I think for all I mentioned,I still need to wait for longer time.

Everything gonna be free

I’m talking about AirAsia.Yes,it’s introducing free tickets for travelling from 1 May – 30 Oct 2010.Hurry up!The seats are limited and the booking will open at 0001 hours of 11 November,2009 until 15 November.

Free Seats from AirAsiaThe fabulous bargain needs you to pay some small tax and server charges for a wonderful dream trip.I really wish AirAsia could provide that promotion for Chinese New Year too,but I know that is very impossible.Waiting for the miracle. :P