This is one of the hot topic in kk at the moment. I’ve ever heard a lot of opinion from lot of people, I don’t agree some of what people said but I don’t like to argue more with them. So here I just write down my opinion, readers agree or not, at least I’ve speak out everything in my mind. Rather than argue with them, belum lagi ko habis cakap sudah dorang bantah.
Public transportation system in KK has changed starting this month, no public bus allow to go into the city except city bus. Bus terminal will be near the Wawasan Plaza and passengers have to change bus there to go into city. Anyone who are working in kk and for those who depends on public transport like me were affected. I have to ride two buses just from Kepayan to KK but luckily I’m working in Sadong Jaya area, then I don’t have to change bus (kecuali if tiada bas besar. I have to follow mini bus from Kepayan until simpang, and change the mini bus from Putatan coz mini buses from kepayan not passing Muis & KWSP building), it just that the bus stop is quite far and i have to walk. Really inconvenient if it's raining but what to do. It’s complicated right, only people who go anyway depends on public transport will understand.
Since the public transportation system in KK changed, KK become so quite, no jam in the city, badly jam near the Wawasan Plaza traffic light (due to every public transport go to one same destination), people complaining the inconvenient, people hate to change bus, people have to pay more for bus fee just to go to city, people came late to work, arrive home late, less people go into city, public transport become less passenger, hearing complain here and there, passenger complaining, bus driver complaining, politician compliment in news paper ect.
We can’t avoid people’s complaint every time we start something new or we change to a new system. Some people might agree with it and some people don’t. I’ve think of this ‘problem’ (but some say it’s a good planning) for quite some times. Mana lah tau if next time I’ll change working place to KK, or I’ve to go somewhere to do something.. Like the other day I was sick and I have to go clinic by myself, I’ve no choice due to I must go back to the same clinic as I went previously. Yes it’s quite inconvenient. I saw the problem there is, it seems like no proper management on the bus terminal. Changing to a new system is not easy. The buses parked everywhere, and some buses been chased away from parking there, not fair.. The city bus is not enough and a bit ‘greedy’, they only will move if only their bus is full of people like sardine, otherwise they won’t move.
What actually been planned by the Mayor, is a very beautiful planning for future KK city. But, it’s not easy to implement and maintain. What they had started is, they moved the public transport(to go outside KK) from KK Padang to Inanam terminal, and there are shuttle bus KK-Inanam terminal too but it was not dully successful. Until today, only those big buses who go Tawau, Sandakan, Lahad Datu, Semporna, Kunak, Lawas has been placed in Inanam. Others like taxi, mini buses, unser, some big buses still maintain parked near the KK Padang.
Then slowly, they started with this month planning which is place the public transport terminal around KK near Wawasan Plaza and only city bus can go into city. Seems like there are so many complaints, we don’t know yet whether this plan will really successful or not. As I said it’s not easy, a lot of things need to be look into.
Next, there will b no private transport allow to go into the city. Will only have city bus in the city, but that will be very long time to go, not in this time around. But it’s not easy and the Mayor will receive more complaints at that time coz people who use own car to go anywhere, will expect the public transport is as convenient as own transport. Even people who have car have to ride bus to city too. They have to think a lot and to have a location for people to park their car, somewhere near the bus terminal and go to city by city bus just like the LRT station in KL. People park their car at the LRT station and they go everywhere by LRT. But you see, private car in KK are so many, they need a big space for them to park their car. One suggestion may be they can do car park building.
They planned to make KK city a beautiful city like Europe style, full with beautiful landscaping, clean city, statue, water front, unpolluted, no jam, beautiful tourist centre ect. But to reach that stage they need to do so many things, proper planning and implementation and it need more than 10 years time.
Until ‘the today’s stage’, most of people don’t agree what have been planned. They still don’t see any benefit. Yes it’s inconvenient at this moment but it actually is a good planning for future. I love their idea actually and I do believe there is always complaint when we start something new or change to a new system. But the Mayor must take those complaints as guidance to improve the services and also the city.
I’ve ever stayed in Petaling Jaya before. People said PJ is so near with KL, it’s only 30 minutes journey by own transport or taxi (if there’s not jam) 40 minutes journey by LRT (not including the time from my house to LRT station) and 1 hour journey by bus(if there’s no jam). There is always taxi anywhere there, but it still takes around 20 minutes from house to LRT station, then LRT 40 minutes, then go out from LRT, may b (may b not) need to take another taxi to reach office/college/mall ect. It’s more than 1 hour journey. Some people in KK said, y transportation in KK is not like in KL. I wonder y people want the transportation system like in KL. Yes facilities and transportation easy to get everywhere in KL, just stand anywhere you will easily found a taxi. But still the fasters you can go from PJ to KL is 30 minutes. Is that good? Compare to KK, from Indah Permai you can reach KK city less than 15 minutes if there is no jam and no flood.
I still remember last time, my x-roommate worked in KL. Her working our started at 8.30am and she woke up as early as 6.30am get ready and go to work, and her office hour off at 5.30pm and she will arrive home the earliest is 7.30pm. I wonder y people in KK can’t do the same when the bus system changed, don’t they like the system such as in KL? Do wake up early guys..The system just started, of course there is a lot of problem and inconvenient. And one more thing that I believe, people will stop complaining only after they used to it. Just ask someone named Jonay, how much I’ve ever complaint the public transport in KK to him since I came back from KL. But until today, I used to it. I don’t say I’m happy and satisfied with it but I used to it, and I feel so thankful every time I have been fetch and send to work without riding the public transport.
Some people in KK complaining that KK have no LRT like the one in KL. Oh common, just look at the population in KK itself, is that suitable to have LRT system in KK yet? Even LRT in KL still suffering with the losses until today.
After those planning I’d mentioned above, when the population in KK is big enough, for sure the Mayor will think about LRT system. Now public bus also not in order yet, apa lagi LRT.. it still a very long way and very far to reach LRT system. They have to start step by step, and now they just started from the public transport in KK and facing thousand of complaining is not easy. Corruption is every way, but I believe DBKK is working hard and do the best. Just look at our city today compare to last few years, yeah no big difference but become more and more beautiful and more upgrade.
So far, I only meet one (1), only one people in KK who have the same though with me which is happy and look forward with the planning (except those who planned it la..). The others, all are opposite and complaining about the system, that’s y I malas argue with them. Some times, it's better be quite. I know I can’t win their words but I believe with my though. I’m not asking those people agree with me, just that hoping them to think positively and open their eyes widely. It’s not bad for us actually but it’s a beautiful planning for future. Every country or city has their own rules, when you want to stay in one country or city you have to follow their rules. I’m sure you guys don’t want a country without rules.. People have the right to complaint and talk but believe me, this kind of things people will stop complaining when they used to it. Just change yourself to suit with it.