How should we judge a government?

In Malaysia, if you don't watch television or read newspapers, you are uninformed; but if you do, you are misinformed!

"If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing." - Malcolm X

Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience - Mark Twain

Never argue with an idiot, otherwise people won't know which one of you is the idiot.
Since light travels faster than sound, some people appears bright - until you hear them speak.

Why we should be against censorship in a court of law: Publicity is the very soul of justice … it keeps the judge himself, while trying, under trial. - Jeremy Bentham

"Our government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no
responsibility at the other. " - Ronald Reagan

Government fed by the people

Government fed by the people

Career options

Career options
I suggest government... because nobody has ever been caught.

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?

When there's too much dirt...

When there's too much dirt...
We need better tools... to cover up mega corruptions.

Prevent bullying now!

Prevent bullying now!
If you're not going to speak up, how is the world supposed to know you exist? “Orang boleh pandai setinggi langit, tapi selama ia tidak menulis, ia akan hilang di dalam masyarakat dan dari sejarah.” - Ananta Prameodya Toer (Your intellect may soar to the sky but if you do not write, you will be lost from society and to history.)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Ipoh's Medan Gopeng meant to confuse?

I have mentioned before about a Brazilian friend who mentioned 'Gopeng' as the destination of his bus trip from Singapore, and my wife and daughter had to try Gopeng town first before Medan Gopeng, and found him asleep while waiting since 5 am. Then months later, an English couple came from LCCT on a Yoyo coach and we knew they were supposed to stop at Medan Gopeng. But unfortunately, either Yoyo coaches do not have the right to go into the bus station or they refuse to do so, the couple were left on the main road next to a makeshift taxi stand. Fortunately, being a seasoned traveller in Malaysia, Stuart realized the stop did not seem like a bus station, left Sarah with the luggage and went round looking for us in the station about 500 metres away.

Last Friday, at a funeral wake in BG, the deceased's sister came back from Johore Bahru by bus. She made arrangement with her other brother's wife to fetch her from Medan Gopeng. Her sister-in-law was unfamiliar with Ipoh, having worked in KL and now, Singapore, could not find her. They were in contact with the use of mobile phones. The name Gopeng confused them with the town and descriptions of McDonald and other landmarks did not help. It was unfortunate that she had to go back to Batu Gajah without her and the visitor had to take a taxi which costed Rm40!

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2 comments:

CLY said...

Yes. To support that, Puduraya is renamed Pudu Sentral , further confusing it with Sentral. Is it Sentral Pudu or Sentral Brickfields? It seems like decisions are made without the poor public in mind.

KoSong Cafe said...

Thanks for your comment. We have a Batu Gajah Sentral too, but a housing project and not our railway station nor our bus station.

The old KL railway station is called 'Kuala Lumpur'! So passengers coming from the north will be greeted with an announcement, 'Next station, Kuala Lumpur'. Unless you have travelled before, you are likely to mistake it for the final destination in KL. I can imagine those who had arrangement with someone to pick them will have problem if they were to get off too soon.