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Pan Island Link (PIL) and the LRT in Penang is steaming ahead.

Penang is one of the four major property markets in Malaysia. The continuous growth of its attractiveness would depend very much on implementation of connectivity projects which will help the state continue its push to drive more investments and visitors into the state. As a new MNC considering a few places in Malaysia to set … Read morePan Island Link (PIL) and the LRT in Penang is steaming ahead.

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LRT Line 4? Maybe in Putrajaya. Just RM2 billion.

I know people think the current government loves to ‘cut’ things. Actually, they are not really cutting anything thus far. High Speed RailJB – SG is postponed. (earlier article here) Even LRT Line 3, it’s a later completion and not a cancellation. (Earlier article here) It’s more of a renegotiation of all mega projects and … Read moreLRT Line 4? Maybe in Putrajaya. Just RM2 billion.

Affordable homes on RAC’s railway land

There are many reasons for Malaysians not buying affordable homes. One of the main reason is because the affordable homes project is not near to public transport stations. If this is the main reason, then we have one good news. According to Transport Minister Anthony Loke, Railway Assets Corporation (RAC) owned over 1,400 hectares of … Read moreAffordable homes on RAC’s railway land

ECRL’s new agreement is RM21.5 Billion cheaper. (lots of money saved!)

It’s announced in all major media outlets already. The East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) will now be proceeding with the same China vendor. As per the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO)’s announcement today, an improved deal is signed. The PMO office confirmed that a supplementary agreement between Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRL) and the China … Read moreECRL’s new agreement is RM21.5 Billion cheaper. (lots of money saved!)

ECRL continues… cheaper and redirection.

Connectivity is always beneficial to all towns / cities along the route with a stop. This is why I am a huge supporter to High Speed Rail JB – SG. Since that is delayed, there are not much news. Well, at least we have news about East Coast Rail Link (ECRL). It looks like it’s … Read moreECRL continues… cheaper and redirection.

RTS JB – SG? Further Delays are likely…

For BOTH sides to prosper; Johor and Singapore, the rail transit system (RTS) is certainly a catalyst. My two trips to Singapore last year has shown that with better and faster connectivity, many things will fall into place much faster. To those who think that Singapore is not benefiting from this, I think you want … Read moreRTS JB – SG? Further Delays are likely…

Loss in revenue, gains for the rakyat

The reason I put the title as such is to tell everyone that when it comes to public transport, it is important for the public to enjoy as much as possible; lower rates. However, by giving lower rates, it will also mean that the government will have to subsidise the potential loss in revenue from … Read moreLoss in revenue, gains for the rakyat

LRT3 is important. Please manage it well.

Connectivity enhances productivity and economic activity. This is why countries like Singapore continue to enhance theirs. Its transport minister Khaw Boon Wan said, ““The Government will continue to heavily subsidise public transport – S$5 billion for buses, S$4 billion for rail renewal and S$20 billion for expanding the rail network in the next five years.” … Read moreLRT3 is important. Please manage it well.

MRT station? Walkway just 15 metres. Cool…ing!

I am writing this article outside Perak’s public library. My kids and wife are inside the library (air-conditioned) and both kids are playing because this library has a games / kids room. The place I am at is outside the library and it’s not air-conditioned. Fortunately, there’s some occasional breeze. Temperature is an issue here … Read moreMRT station? Walkway just 15 metres. Cool…ing!

10 things you should know about My100 and My50. Lower costs = Higher savings.

Some time ago I wrote this. This RM100 is positive for the property market. If we are a Malaysian and we need to manage our travelling expenses, please continue reading and then take appropriate actions. If we chose to continue driving because there’s no MRT / LRT / bus stops nearby our home, it’s time … Read more10 things you should know about My100 and My50. Lower costs = Higher savings.

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