Archive for October, 2009

The $1 mayham

October 26, 2009

Last Saturday 24 Oct 2009, Shell Company introduce the new FuelSave 95 and 98 octane petrol nationwide. As a publicity excercise, all Shell stations will be selling both grade of petrol at $1 per litre from 10am to 6pm. Usual price for 98 octane is $1.90 and $1.76 for 95 octane grade. Hordes of motorists queued up at the petrol kiosks causing massive traffic jams. Horns blared and tempers flared. Buses were forced to stop at the outer lanes to pick up and drop off passengers :
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Another 2 buses trying to drop off passengers :
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Travel Malaysia Fair 09

October 21, 2009

This year’s Travel Malaysia Fair is held at Suntec City Hall 404 from 16 to 18 Oct 2009. A total of 8 coaches were on display.
Here is a view of some of the coaches :
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Among the coaches, the star attraction was this Fives Stars lastest MAN 24.480 coach built by Soon Chow using their latest design called “Skyline” :
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This is the rear of the Skyline coach :
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Kent Ridge – then and now

October 12, 2009

Bus stop opposite Yusof Ishak House in 1981 :
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Same bus stop in 2009 :
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A bus bay was created, so the bus stop move further to the right resulting in the need of several steps between the road and the bus shelter.

Library

October 5, 2009

In the 70s, each library members allowed to borrow 4 books at one time. My fav library is the Central Library at Stamford Road. I used to visit the place every alternate Saturdays during my student days. Too bad it was demolished to make way for a stupid traffic tunnel. Those morons spend millions of tax payer’s money to demolish an icon, dug a hole through the hill behind it, just to built a road tunnel to save motorists less than 1 min of travelling time from Stamford Road to Penang Road (no kidding, it take less than a minute to drive through the tunnel!)
These are my library cards in the 70s, every thing is done manually :
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The library later changed to bar codings to save time and manpower. This is the next generation of library card, laminated with bar codes:
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Current computerised system in place at all libraries:
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My fav book at the reference section of the Central Library:
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