Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Traffic Jams..even in Car Parks??

I have been eagerly trying to get hold of some hilarious car park pictures..but i failed to do so i guess..reason being i realised, pictures say a thousand words and make my entry look less wordy and not so boring i guess..but i guess i give up on the pictures and shall write about this topic that was in a way inspired by a new reader of mine, kenny mah..

Traffic jams are an integral part of Malaysian life. You have traffic jams when we go to work, in the afternoons because we have an equally huge part of the population bumming around as well as working and at nite when everyone is coming back from work. It is often a miracle to find no traffic jams, even at 2am we often get traffic jams, because the police are doing their roadblocks..

Recently, in view that Midvalley has just increased their parking rates and a visit to the Curve as well as the inspiration i got..i realised car parks are also subject to traffic jams!..Can you imagine one fine day, you want to do some shopping, contributing some money to the economy, and you are prevented from doing so, because the bloody car park is full!. . Shopping centres are also using that huge demand to their advantage..Mid valley has just changed their per entry rates to hourly rates..KLCC has always been cut throat with their car park rates, and we have the newcomers like the Curve stealing away the demand because its RM 1 per entry.

What proof do i have that people are actually running away from these cut throat prices? I frequent the Curve very often, and often if you noticed, there have a sign showing the amount of available parking spaces..which are often alot..500 to 800 at any time..just last Saturday..i saw 110...if that doesnt tell me something..the petrol i burnt in the car park definitely says something..

Just abit out of the topic, i often struggle to put my ideas into my blog in a structured way..but it defeats the whole purpose to babble on about something by first planning it out..so here i am back at square one..and typing away nonsense while the idea strikes my head again..

Ok..back to business..The whole point is that car parks are often full..meaning people are going to shopping complexes spending their time away..shopping..walking...eating..movies.. All of the above involves money..but yet we always say we have no money..see the irony??

I find it ridiculous sometimes, as quoted from my girlfriend

" How come i want to spend money, also cannot ar?"

How true..how very true..

12 comments:

:: Nicole :: said...

yea.. tell me about it.. but i guess midvalley isn't that jam now.. AND y the hell did they put up more and more reserve parkings at the upper floor parking? especially the G zone.. darn..

Someone who is constantly craving said...

lots of VIPs i suppose..u knw wat.. a very good tactic that my dad uses is just buy a cut throat membership with CARS..and dump our car there for a car wash if we cant get any parking..

:: Nicole :: said...

i did that twice in midvalley.. left the car for wash.. then once in times square.. it was really so bad that i can't find a parking at all!

zewt said...

i remember christmas period... go to shopping malls and you will think kl-lites print money at home...

Someone who is constantly craving said...

i think nowadays no ned christmas period..around the 28th or 29th when salary comes out..or mega sales which is almost all the time..for some even worse..get salary on the 20th..start to hog up the parking spaces d.. oh yeah..bonus times as well..sigh sommore we complaining we poor!

Moffer said...

Yeah you are so right... traffic jams in car parks... I think next time we should try the public bus instead.... Nice blog you have here!

Someone who is constantly craving said...

public buses might take u around the world before u reach remember?..esp if u r a girl..haha..thanks..drop by more often!

Henry Yeo said...

thank god I work in a building in Bukit Bintang with a reasonably priced carpark.
Sorry, for employees only :P

T.c said...

Wait, I didn't know MIDVALLEY CHANGED their parking rate? Well, I wouldn't know either as I am oversease now. So what are the charges now? Hmm, I think we have no money to spend after we have spent all of them in the shopping mall. At least the traffic jam is helping us to save money :P.

Someone who is constantly craving said...

haha for visitors..bukit bintang is also another killer..esp hotels!

i dunno..traffic jams is a waste of petrol = waste of money..haha

:: Nicole :: said...

midvalley rates: 1st 3 hours RM1 but after that RM1 per hour (weekdays) and 1st 3 hours RM3 but after that RM1 per hour (weekends)..

er.. right?

jason said...

Ipoh's Jusco also jam especially saturday