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Old 6th March 2010, 13:55   #106
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Ashish,

Those are really cool pictures. I am still awestruck looking at the cleanliness there and the roads...phew - I wonder when India can match up these standards ?

Continue with the log mate - cannot wait.
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Malaysia is classified as a 'developed country'. So its going to take some time for us to get there.
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Some pics of cars while returning to kl sentral.
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Toll gate
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While going to kl bird park, driver of the taxi suggested us for 15 min photo break at the king's palace.
We were lucky that our taxi driver was so enthusiastic.
I found the king's palace is the most beautiful place in kuala lumpur.
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After having good 30 min break, we went to bird park, world's largest netted bird park.


Travelogue's next post will be at tomorrow as i have to process lot of pics.

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Ashish,

Those are really cool pictures. I am still awestruck looking at the cleanliness there and the roads...phew - I wonder when India can match up these standards ?

Continue with the log mate - cannot wait.
How clean Malaysia is depends on where you go from - in to malaysia and also which parts are malaysia you actually go to. If you go from singapore, then you feel that malaysia is dirty. Further crime rate is high in Malaysia and so is corruption.
Malaysia is better off than india only because it's got oil. Lot's of it.
Many parts of KL where we don't generally go will look like slums.
Rajababus have gone to those scenic spots and tourism centers. They are newly developed and maintained well.
I wonder when India can match up to European standards! (west europe).
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Rajababus have gone to those scenic spots and tourism centers. They are newly developed and maintained well.
I wonder when India can match up to European standards! (west europe).
Though we went to tourist places, i find the city very clean compared to Indian cities.
Now, my group is very angry with affairs here in India as far as cleanliness is concerned.

I have not heard single horn from any car in those five days.
When a taxi driver asked me about where i am from,
I replied that i am from Mumbai, he just said " oh, that pomp pomp noisy city.''
I was wondering how to react to his true comments.

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Rajababus have gone to those scenic spots and tourism centers. They are newly developed and maintained well.
Well then, what about the scenic tourists spots of our country ? Can they compare to the ones seen by the Raja Babus ?

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I wonder when India can match up to European standards! (west europe).
- time to stop dreaming.
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How clean Malaysia is depends on where you go from - in to malaysia and also which parts are malaysia you actually go to. If you go from singapore, then you feel that malaysia is dirty. Further crime rate is high in Malaysia and so is corruption.
Malaysia is better off than india only because it's got oil. Lot's of it.
Many parts of KL where we don't generally go will look like slums.
Rajababus have gone to those scenic spots and tourism centers. They are newly developed and maintained well.
I wonder when India can match up to European standards! (west europe).
Well, the first city that comes when coming from Singapore is Johar Bahru and i agree that place looks dirty compared to KL but, having visted Malaysia several times i agree with NC that its very clean and cannot even be compared with our best tourist spots.

Ashish, wonderful pictures. Look forward to the casino pictures in Genting.

Btw, did you take the cable ride in genting?
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Well then, what about the scenic tourists spots of our country ? Can they compare to the ones seen by the Raja Babus ?
- time to stop dreaming.
Do we Indians ever dream?
Then, there is no question of stopping it.

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Look forward to the casino pictures in Genting.
Btw, did you take the cable ride in genting?
Wait for tomorrow.

Some of my friends lost money in casino and came outside with green face.
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Hi Ashish,
Wonderful travelogue and good pictures plus an equally interesting narration. I bet you guys had fun and I need to appreciate your efforts in organizing this for a group of 15, excellent organizational skills :-). Looking forward to the rest of your travelogue. Cheers,
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Hi Ashish, your log is superb. Infact its helping me because for so many months I am trying to "pass" my wifey's wish to go to Singapore. Now if things can be planned at this budget, maybe I should plan a trip to Singapore and Malaysia . Great stuff, please continue
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When a taxi driver asked me about where i am from,
I replied that i am from Mumbai, he just said " oh, that pomp pomp noisy city.''
I was wondering how to react to his true comments.

Don't react. Just leave it. people lack civic sense here honking like crazy. Pune is the heights of "horny" people.
I get damn irritated listening to the incessant honking that I'm subjected to. My wife one day asked me how our horn sounds as she never heard it.

And on second thoughts, since a Malay told you it's a pomp pomp noisy city, it's fine. Had it been a Thai guy who says pomp pomp, you got to stay away. Pomp pomp means something else in thailand!

And to all other who commented that KL is damn clean and can't be compared to any place in India:
Go to villages of karnataka, tn and kerala. You'd see how beautiful and clean it is.
My friend saw photos of thamirabarani river and asked me how come it's so clean and void of plastic.
I told him that villagers realise that this river is their lifeline. They depend on this for water. Not like city fold who open a tap.
It's not the place that's clean or dirty. It's the people. I rest my case.

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Though we went to tourist places, i find the city very clean compared to Indian cities.
Now, my group is very angry with affairs here in India as far as cleanliness is concerned.

I have not heard single horn from any car in those five days.
When a taxi driver asked me about where i am from,
I replied that i am from Mumbai, he just said " oh, that pomp pomp noisy city.''
I was wondering how to react to his true comments.



It is one of the best traveloques with lot of pictures best of luck, by the way out of curiosity how did your friends who are from north manage to do with the pan spitting habit or does the strict fine restrained every body from spiting everywhere?
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It is one of the best traveloques with lot of pictures best of luck, by the way out of curiosity how did your friends who are from north manage to do with the pan spitting habit or does the strict fine restrained every body from spiting everywhere?
Dude. Not all north indians indulge in pan spitting.
And even if the raja babus indulge in pan spitting, Ashish would have sensitised them well. Anyway, these eye opening trips always make people take a resolve to change towards better.

But Singapore is a FINE city. There's a fine literally for everything. My friends who used to smoke in singapore used to be very careful with the cigarette butts. They used to tell me that there's mufti police roaming around serangoon road especially to catch people who litter.
But serangoon road which remains clean from monday till friday, looks like a garbage dump on a sunday evening.
Even singapore can't arrest and fine over 50000 indians, bangladeshis and srilankans who defile that area


Ashish,
Did you get the singapore is a fine city t-shirt that I suggest you as a souvenir?
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Dude. Not all north indians indulge in pan spitting.
And even if the raja babus indulge in pan spitting, Ashish would have sensitised them well. Anyway, these eye opening trips always make people take a resolve to change towards better.

But Singapore is a FINE city. There's a fine literally for everything. My friends who used to smoke in singapore used to be very careful with the cigarette butts. They used to tell me that there's mufti police roaming around serangoon road especially to catch people who litter.
But serangoon road which remains clean from monday till friday, looks like a garbage dump on a sunday evening.
Even singapore can't arrest and fine over 50000 indians, bangladeshis and srilankans who defile that area


Ashish,
Did you get the singapore is a fine city t-shirt that I suggest you as a souvenir?

These muffti police are called ancillary police they are every where litterally even in your neighbourhood in the same appartment complex (they are actually informers to the Govt)what they do is if they find anybody doing the mistake repeatedly they inform to the concerned authority its an indirect communist policy which is being followed in singapore

I know one guy who is a subeditor in singapore newspaer where he say every word they write is monitored by the govt, only whichever is OK to them can be published

Further other than ancillary police there are people in muffti who are called environmental caretakers once me and my friend where busy talking at a road side lawn sitting and my friend after smoking stomped the cigeratte under his shoes imediately a guy sitting next to us caught us and said we need to be fined but we made out, from the situation saying we have not moved from the place and we thought of picking the butt once we get up & ready to leave and drop it into the bin
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These muffti police are called ancillary police they are every where litterally even in your neighbourhood in the same appartment complex (they are actually informers to the Govt)what they do is if they find anybody doing the mistake repeatedly they inform to the concerned authority its an indirect communist policy which is being followed in singapore

I know one guy who is a subeditor in singapore newspaer where he say every word they write is monitored by the govt, only whichever is OK to them can be published

Further other than ancillary police there are people in muffti who are called environmental caretakers once me and my friend where busy talking at a road side lawn sitting and my friend after smoking stomped the cigeratte under his shoes imediately a guy sitting next to us caught us and said we need to be fined but we made out, from the situation saying we have not moved from the place and we thought of picking the butt once we get up & ready to leave and drop it into the bin
True. Singapore is heavily censored place. They even didn't allow screening of the movie Bombay. TV news is all sensitised. You buy DVDs from malaysia, it needs to be declared in customs and sent for re-certification in Singapore. Each cd/ dvd costs a bomb to certify.
Lee Kuan Yew ruled with an iron hand. He transformed a malarial island to a modern splendour.
When the became independant from Malaysia, he put very stringent laws. It included even haircuts for people entering singapore at the port of entry itself!

I even met the infamous (late) JBJ selling books on orchard road. But it was hushed silence in a brief meet, walking across his roadside book shop. Such is the level of political censoring in Singapore.

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