Saturday, January 03, 2009

Bangunan Sultan Iskandar Johor

I been to Singapore yesterday. Nothing special to talk about my journey to Singapore. What special is the new custom. It looks grand & modern but once you get to see its surrounding you will find the whole thing is totally mess up. In order to rush for its opening the supposed lorry & motorcycle checkpoints are now render useless. Now these two checkpoints are block by the road that link to the causeway.

Actually, with the scarapping of the S bridge from the project, it suppose to build a bridge straight to the causeway but in order to rush for its opening, the whole thing turn out totally mess up. Screw the government. Waste rakyat's money.

Another problem is the signboard. O my god, this CIQ is the gateway to Malaysia & a lot of tourist will use it. Even Malaysia wants to show off its Bahasa Malaysia also, please don't neglect English which is the international language. At least increase its font size that a normal human eyesight is able to see it easily. If can, put in more languages, it will be better. After all, custom is an international gateway.

No matter what, that new CIQ is not fully complete & I hope all this mess can be corrected as soon as possible. If leave it like that then it will become a laughing stock for others. Hope it can be corrected soon.

Still, there are things that I'm happy with the custom such as the checkpoint for departure & arrival of the non-vehicle & the place to wait for buses. The checkpoint is high tech, fast, efficient, clean & nice. Just that the security is not as tight as the Singapore CIQ. For the bus waiting area, is way better than Singapore, there is no need to inhale exhaust fume from the bus.

By the way, since the opening of this new CIQ, a lot of people complains that they got to walk a very long distance to get to the bus station. I want to tell this people something, if you are not very old please don't complain. You complain means you are damn bloody lazy. The government got its reason for it to be like that. They want Malaysian to be healthy. Walk more. Is good for health. At least you get the chance to exercise. No more excuses to skip exercise. LoL


Brian Barker said...

I live in London and if anyone says to me “everyone speaks English” my answer is “Listen and look around you”. If people in London do not speak English then the whole question of a global language is completely open.

The promulgation of English as the world’s “lingua franca” is impractical and linguistically undemocratic. I say this as a native English speaker!

Impractical because communication should be for all and not only for an educational or political elite. That is how English is used internationally at the moment.

Undemocratic because minority languages are under attack worldwide due to the encroachment of majority ethnic languages. Even Mandarin Chinese is attempting to dominate as well. The long-term solution must be found and a non-national language, which places all ethnic languages on an equal footing is essential.

An interesting video can be seen at

A glimpse of Esperanto can be seen at

Teddy said...

wah seh, ini brian siapa dia?


i agree wif wat u say lor, the former lorry checkpoint n the road leading to the CIQ r now all dead-ends bcoz of the new roads coming from singapore built over it.. hehe...

u like the S-bridge? now the road leading to the CIQ from Singapore is oso S-shape wat.. u dun like? hehehe

Kanasaikia said...

LOL! I had nvr fall in love wif the S shape. Y can't it b straight. Brainlez bunch of people.