Wednesday, September 10, 2008
I went back to Penang recently. Actually i'm glad to see Rapid Penang buses conquering most of the routes in Penang. Kudos to them in order to improve the public transportation system in Penang. I really think it's a good thing to have them on our side.
5 years ago, i used to be the avid user of public transport. Being a kid with no driving license just made me a loyal customer of buses in Penang. But back then, i felt the public transportation system was a bit sucks. The bus condition sometimes were totally bad. I, once got splashed by the air conditioning water which leaks out of nowhere. Lucky now we have Rapid Penang.
But, i noticed this when i decided to try riding Rapid Penang recently. Having to study in Shah Alam for 3 years, i don't even know what are the bus number and their routes. So, i decided to have a look at the map routes they put at the bus stand...but sadly..this is what i found (refer to picture above). I could not understand at all. Luckily i'm not some tourist who doesn't understand the language at all. What i did was just asked the bus driver. I think somebody has to do something about this. We're Malaysians. Use something that we all could enjoy and understand.
P/S: Please note that this is not the issue of racism. It's just my personal opinion. My free mind's expression. TQ.