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Old June 11th, 2008, 06:52 PM   #101
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busnya bagus2 yah

di indonesia baru saja di mulai era brt

the plan was proposed on 2004

and it began to adapted on indonesia big city such as jogjakarta

denpasar--->Bali

pontianak and the other big city in kalimantan

jagalah baik2 bus mu yah rakyat malaysia janganlah engkau rusak ya.
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Old June 11th, 2008, 07:40 PM   #102
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New look bus shelters for KL
By CHRISTINA LOW


BUS shelters are rarely nice places to wait for public transport, as they are often dirty and not well maintained.

At night, many bus shelters look like a scene from a haunted house with the dimly-lit fluorescent lighting.

This will have to change if Kuala Lumpur plans on becoming a world-class city and Parisign Marketing Sdn Bhd has taken the first step to help improve the situation.

“We wanted to do something nice and adaptable to the environment and buildings around us,” Parisign managing director Michael Tan said.


Shiny sight: At night, the shelters are brightly lit to enhance safety.

The company specialising in signage manufacturing took months to study shelters in various parts of the world before deciding on one that will suit the local weather.

“In China, they have winter so their shelters are built for it but we can’t adapt such designs here as we have tropical weather,’ Tan, who has more than 25 years experience in building bus shelters, said.

Early this year, the company completed 154 bus and taxi shelters allocated to them by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL).

All bear the same design of glass panels and are brightly lit at night.

They also give the public a good view of the city’s skyline.

General manager Henry Tan, who was put in charge of completing the shelters, said the design was chosen to give the city a modern outlook as well as make the shelters a safer place to wait for taxis and buses.

Work on the shelters began in June last year and it took three days to complete a shelter, before the laying of electricity cables, tiling and lighting could be added.

The glass roof and backdrop differentiate the shelters from others as it was the company’s copyrighted design.

Parisign did not back down from complaints or comments on the new shelters.


Colourful: One of the new shelters along Jalan Sultan Ismail.

“We made a lot of adjustments after listening to public feedback. Most of the complaints were about the glass roof and that it was too hot,” Henry said after a trial bus shelter was placed in the Jalan Pudu area.

Parsign went on to improve its glass ceiling to provide more protection from the rain and added Rike Cool lamination, which is said to be able to provide at least 90% protection from IR radiation and also able to generate a cooling environment.



For the new style seating which is made of stainless steel, Tan said they had received complaints that it was too hot, especially during the dry season, but Parisign continued with the design in hopes of curbing vandalism.

The shelters are also equipped with side glass panels for more protection as well as bus route maps for the convenience of the public.

“We will also be introducing vending machines at the shelters so that the public can buy drinks while waiting, as certain locations do not have kiosks,” Henry said.

At night, all bus shelters are fully lighted and site inspectors will monitor the conditions regularly.

“They will check if there are bills stuck on our shelters as well as the power source is fully functioning,” Henry said, adding that any repairs would be completed within three days.

Parisign completed the task as a form of sponsorship with its sole income coming from advertisements on the shelters.

“We have invested RM22mil in building the shelters,” Henry said.

Costs also runs high if an accident occurs involving the shelters or vandals damage the glass panels, which the company has to replace within 24 hours.

From the revenue received from the advertising, Parisign said it had invested RM1.5mil in providing several improvements to the shelters.

Parisgn’s new shelters are located in Jalan Ampang, Jalan Ara, Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi, Jalan Dungun, Jalan Gereja, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Jalan Hang Tuah, Jalan Lapangan Terbang, Jalan Pahang, Jalan Munshi Abdullah, Jalan Raja Laut, Jalan Pinang, Jalan Raja Muda, Jalan Syed Putra, Jalan Yap Ah Loy, Jalan Tan Siew Sing, Jalan Tun Perak, Jalan TAR, Bukit Bintang, Jalan Dang Wangi, Jalan Imbi, Jalan Melaka, Jalan P.Ramlee, Jalan Pudu, Jalan Raja Chulan, Jalan Semantan, Jalan Melaka,Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Tun Razak.

Petaling Jaya folks can look forward to such designs in their neighbourhood soon as it is the second phase project after Kuala Lumpur.

Henry said work in Petaling Jaya had begun in stages.
nice shelters! I hope it continues to look this good
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Old June 12th, 2008, 04:03 PM   #103
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Old Buses At Rawang Plant Undergoing Refurbishment, Says Scomi


RAWANG, June 12 (Bernama) -- Scomi Engineering Bhd Thursday denied that there are abandoned old buses at its Rawang plant, explaining that the buses are undergoing refurbishment work.

Its president Hilmy Zaini said the plant was also providing services like maintenance, design and manufacturing of new and old buses for customers.

The company has become one of top three producers of superior buses for city, intercity and tourism transport in Malaysia, he said at a media briefing here.

Pictures posted by a blogger on the Internet yesterday claimed that old buses are abandoned at the Rawang plant.

Hilmy said any party should show proof first with facts before making any claims about the Scomi group.

"We supply about 200 buses for RapidKL and majority of the old buses in our yard are 14 years old and above. Currently, 50 buses have completed the refurbishment process," he said.

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Old June 13th, 2008, 05:37 AM   #104
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Scomi to refurbish 150 Prasarana Negara buses
By EILEEN HEE


RAWANG: Scomi Engineering Bhd via business division Scomi Coach Sdn Bhd expects to complete refurbishing 150 buses within two months for a major customer.

According to president Hilmy Zaini, the buses, which belong to Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd, would be refurbished at a price that was much lower than the cost of purchasing new buses.

“We have refurbished 50 buses,” he said during a media visit to the company’s monorail and bus manufacturing facility in Rawang yesterday.

Last year, the bus division contributed RM20mil to the company’s revenue, Hilmy said.

He added that Scomi was targeting to enter new markets for its bus business and planned to expand to India.

“Because of the (monorail) projects that we are involved in there (India), we find that this could be an opportunity for us.

“We are also looking to introduce the completely-knocked-down business for export,” he said.

The facility in Rawang, which produces about 400 buses a year, also will see an adjacent factory built in six months.

“This new facility would be used to manufacture monorail and rail systems,” he said.
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New look for KL bus shelters and taxi stops


KUALA Lumpur will be getting a facelift with new bus shelters and taxi stops that are designed not only to be stylish but also to last longer.

New concessionaire Ritz Outdoor Worldwide (ROW) has been chosen by City Hall to spearhead the efforts to change the look of bus shelters and taxi stops to make KL a world-class city. ROW will be responsible for the development, installation and maintenance of 910 bus and taxi shelters in 11 districts in Kuala Lumpur.

“We are satisfied because the company is very comprehensive and has come up with interesting concepts for the bus shelters and taxi stops,” said Federal Territories Ministry deputy secretary-general Datuk Bakaruddin Othman during a site visit to the company’s factory to inspect the manufacturing processes of the bus shelters.

This project is part of the KL Street Furniture Concession, which is a new initiative by the Federal Territories Ministry and City Hall to redevelop all the existing bus and taxi shelters in Kuala Lumpur to ensure better transport shelters for commuters and create a new identity for KL.


Getting a feel: City Hall, FT Ministry and ROW representatives trying out the bus shelters at the ROW factory.

It is also aimed at reducing government and local authority operational spending through privatisation.

“The 910 shelters will be built over three years and we will replace the old stops with new ones. There are five different models that we have designed to suit different places and sizes,” said ROW executive chairman Abdul Manan Nasir.

The stops are also built to last longer as they incorporate features to prevent vandalism.

“We use tempered glass of 8mm to 9mm thickness so that it will not break easily. We also have a comprehensive main-tenance programme, under which we will clean the stops every few days. We use chemicals that will remove any unwanted stickers or banners stuck on to the stops,” Abdul Manan explained.

ROW is also looking at using rough surface so that stickers cannot be stuck onto the shelters.

“We also use uniquely de-signed screws to put together the shelters so that they cannot be removed with normal screwdrivers. We have factored in vandalism when designing these shelters,” he added.

The smaller stops cost about RM30,000 each while the bigger ones cost about RM70,000 each.

“The building cost is borne by the concessionaire but they also have the exclusive rights to advertising. That said, content of the advertisements will still be regulated by City Hall,” Bakaruddin explained.

ROW will be using the network concept to sell advertisements rather than selling the whole bus shelter space.

“We will be using the network concept where we move the advertisements from one shelter to another within a particular time-frame. This is the latest advertising trend that the world is moving towards,” Abdul Manan said.

All the other concessionaires will have to follow the new models and specifications of these shelters designed by ROW.

.......aik...new one again????
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Old June 19th, 2008, 12:18 PM   #106
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Permit 60 bas sudah disita

SHAH ALAM - Tindakan menaikkan tambang sesuka hati telah menyebabkan 60 permit bas telah disita setakat ini sejak kenaikan harga minyak pada 5 Jun lalu.

Timbalan Menteri Pembangunan Usahawan dan Koperasi, Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah berkata, alasan syarikat bas bahawa kos bahan api meningkat tidak boleh diterima kerana mereka masih menikmati diesel subsidi yang kekal pada RM1.43 seliter.

Sejak kerajaan menaikkan harga petrol sebanyak 78 sen kepada RM2.70 dan diesel meningkat RM1.00 kepada RM2.58, sesetengah pengusaha mengambil kesempatan mengaut keuntungan kerana pada minggu harga minyak dinaikkan adalah minggu akhir cuti sekolah.

Bercakap kepada pemberita melancarkan syarikat francais pengurusan dan perancangan harta pusaka, Wasiyyah Shoppe Sdn. Bhd., di sini semalam, Saifuddin berkata, Lembaga Pelesenan Kenderaan Perdagangan (LPKP) terus memantau pengusaha-pengusaha pengangkutan awam bagi memastikan mereka mematuhi arahan ini.

Kali terakhir tambang pengangkutan awam dinaikkan ialah pada tahun 2005.

Sementara itu, Pengerusi LPKP, Datuk Markiman Kobiran berkata, syarikat yang terbabit akan dikenakan tindakan di bawah Seksyen 19 Akta LPKP kerana melanggar peraturan kadar tambang.

"Jika didapati bersalah, semua syarikat bas itu boleh dikenakan tindakan gantung lesen atau operasi mereka dibatalkan.

"Kita akan meminta surat tunjuk sebab dan jika alasan mereka tidak memuaskan, baru tindakan diambil," katanya.
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Old June 22nd, 2008, 07:42 AM   #107
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Menteri Kewangan Kedua, Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop pada mesyuarat mengenai Bajet 2009, menjelaskan akan memberi fokus kepada usaha mempertingkatkan kecekapan sistem pengangkutan awam, termasuk kemungkinan memperkenalkan lebih banyak insentif, peruntukan dan bantuan selain perkhidmatan bas ekspres di lebuh raya utama dengan menjadikan kawasan rehat dan rawat (R&R) sebagai terminal atau perhentian.

“Beberapa insentif baru akan diberikan kepada syarikat pengangkutan awam bagi membolehkan mereka menyediakan perkhidmatan yang baik dan murah. Ada cadangan supaya kita jadikan R&R sebagai tempat untuk menaiki bas dengan tambang lebih murah dan perjalanan lebih kerap.

“Perkhidmatan RapidKL dan Rapid Penang juga akan ditingkatkan dengan pembelian 100 bas lagi, manakala perkhidmatan yang sama akan diperkenalkan di bandar lain,” katanya.
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Old June 25th, 2008, 05:38 AM   #108
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Bus operator hit by higher fuel prices
By Zurinna Raja Adam Published: 2008/06/25




KONSORTIUM Transnasional Bhd (KTB), an operator of inter-city and express bus services, expects to incur losses this year as it has to bear an additional RM35 million in operating cost due to higher oil prices.

The group is asking the government to allow a 54 per cent increase in charges for its express buses and a 38 per cent increase in city bus charges.

The last fare increase was in 2005.

Chairman and managing director Datuk Mohd Nadzmi Mohd Salleh said due to higher fuel prices, KTB would have to bear the 123 per cent jump in operating cost.



"If the government does not agree to a price increase, it won't be fair to bus operators like us," he said after the group's annual general meeting yesterday.

For the first quarter ended March 31 2008, KTB reported RM6.85 million in losses on revenue of RM62.5 million. During the same period last year, the group made a RM53,000 gain and RM53.6 million in revenue.

For the full year ended December 31 2007, KTB posted RM4.5 million in profit and RM70.9 million in revenue.

Nadzmi said transport fares should be increased three to five per cent every year, which is the current practice in developed countries.

"(That way), when a global price increase like this happens, the public won't feel the pinch that much, and it helps bus operators like us to survive," he added.

Commenting on its compressed natural gas (CNG) buses, Nadzmi said the plan to spend over RM300 million to increase its CNG fleet to 374 buses from the current 60 by year-end is still underway.

"As a provider, that's our aim. However, the infrastructure for CNG buses by oil companies is still not ready yet," he said, adding that CNG buses will help to offset the company's losses.

On overseas expansion, Nadzmi said the group is on the lookout to buy rival companies in Indonesia to expand its business in the country.

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Old June 25th, 2008, 06:52 AM   #109
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Buses causing traffic crawl
By YIP YOKE TENG


THE daily traffic crawl at Leboh Pudu, Jalan Tun H.S. Lee and Jalan Petaling is becoming unbearable, no thanks to selfish bus operators.

Traders lament that the operators always park their buses along the narrow roads to wait for passengers.

The buses are left there for more than 30 minutes, with their engines on, before departing and replaced by other buses.


No way out: The driver of the car trying to weave his way out of the jam caused by the parked buses.

An old-timer, who wanted to be known only as Joe, said the buses were always parked there between 8am and 8pm.

“Their engines are always on, emitting fumes that pose serious health hazard to the public and making the surroundings hot.

“Worse still, look at how the buses have damaged the road kerbs and road surfaces,” he said, pointing at the pothole-laden stretches.

Joe added that the three complaints he made at the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) fell on deaf ears.

A check by StarMetro at about 5pm on a weekday showed that the buses were occupying half of Leboh Pudu, and two of the three lanes of Jalan Tun H.S.Lee and Jalan Petaling, near Bangkok Bank.

Another trader, Yap, said the business there had been seriously affected by the traffic problems created by these buses.


Unsolved: The daily traffic congestion is a normal scene at Jalan H.S.Lee, Leboh Pudu and Jalan Petaling.

“Traffic congestion on these stretches is so notorious that people do not want to come here anymore.

“We urge the authority to attend to this matter because the buses are not only affecting these few roads, but the whole of Chinatown and Masjid Jamek,” Yap said.

He added that there was always a strong presence of DBKL enforcement officers but the problem persisted.

“I suppose they practice selective enforcement. They only fine the motorists, but never the bus operators.

“Even former Transport Minister Tan Sri Chan Kong Choy visited the area and pledged to solve it, but until now nothing has been done,” Yap added.

DBKL director-general Datuk Salleh Yusup said the matter required the involvement of various parties, and he would order the relevant DBKL departments to take heed.

Asked about accusations that DBKL enforcement officers had failed to monitor the situation, Salleh said the bus operators had already been slapped with many compound notices.
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It seems to be all Metrobus company. do the bus drivers and conductors work on commission? low basic pay and commission on the number of passenger fares, or mayb they rent the bus and collect all the fares for themselves.
I dont see this situation improving if this way of managing buses by commission continues. Its fair wages for bus drivers and conductors no commission on passengers that will improve this parking and waiting problem
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Old June 25th, 2008, 12:43 PM   #111
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busnya bagus2 yah

di indonesia baru saja di mulai era brt

the plan was proposed on 2004

and it began to adapted on indonesia big city such as jogjakarta

denpasar--->Bali

pontianak and the other big city in kalimantan

jagalah baik2 bus mu yah rakyat malaysia janganlah engkau rusak ya.
Sounds great for Indonesia Now that they can see that Tije has been a success, what is the expansion plan? Which cities will have BRT next? And how soon?

To my mind Jogjakarta makes sense as the next place to implement BRT.

Edit...visit http://transjogja.net

Cheers, m

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Old July 11th, 2008, 10:03 AM   #112
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Buses to use gas, too
By : Regina Lee


KUALA LUMPUR: The government will be pushing for buses to use compressed natural gas (CNG) to overcome rising oil prices.

Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Shahrir Abdul Samad said the anti-inflation committee agreed that this was one way to help keep transport costs down.

"We are looking at gas as a possibility to structure an energy policy. At the moment, we are swinging towards getting the public transport sector to use gas, to reduce usage of diesel," he said.

Currently, 94 per cent of all natural gas vehicles (NGV) are taxis, while buses make up only 0.4 per cent, with the rest being private vehicles.

"With more buses using CNG, it will also result in a large reduction in emission of fumes, thus saving the environment.

"Of course, there will have to be a mechanism in place to help finance the conversion of the buses into becoming an NGV," he said, adding that the energy policy would come under the purview of the Economic Planning Unit.

An announcement is expected to be made today.

On the 40 per cent increase in fuel prices due to the reduction in subsidy, Shahrir said a positive outcome was that people were starting to appreciate the country's resources.

"I can see a difference in people's lifestyles. They are planning their trips more carefully now," he said.

He also revealed that the government has saved RM2 billion by cutting the fuel subsidies.

Despite the reduced subsidies, the government is expected to fork out RM29.62 billion in subsidies, cash rebates and fleet cards, if the global crude oil prices remain at US$140 (RM455) per barrel.

"We were expecting to make savings of RM4.4 billion when we initially raised fuel prices.

"But the crude oil price has also increased and the government still needs to dig deep into the pockets to subsidise Malaysians," he said.
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Here's some interesting and good to be an example for Malaysians...know how to queue!

From The Star(11/7/2008)....
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OMG! queuing for bus?
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Old July 11th, 2008, 03:16 PM   #115
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OMG! queuing for bus?
It's quite a surprise, but then,it is still a rarity...
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ah....I hate long queue, because it indicated inefficiency. Queueing should be done in information system not human flesh in this century.
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Well said.
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Public transport becoming the preferred choice of city folk
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KUALA LUMPUR: Facing up to the higher price of fuel is improving the quality of life of city folk and bringing smiles to public transport operators.

As more people leave their cars at home and take buses or trains to work, there is less pollution even as the working class saves on transport costs.

Train and bus transport operators said their passenger figures had risen since the fuel subsidy was reduced and prices of petrol and diesel shot up.

Even taxi drivers, who have been clamouring for a revision of rates, have reported a double bonus -- more passengers and less traffic.

Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd corporate communications manager Shahriza Embi said an average of 101,000 commuters used its services daily between June 5 and June 20.
"In comparison, an average of 94,000 commuters (used KTMB services) between May 8 and May 23," she said.

KTM Komuter services three routes, Sentul-Port Klang, Seremban-Rawang and Rawang-Kuala Kubu Baru.

Rangkaian Pengangkutan Integrasi Deras Sdn Bhd (RapidKL) also reported an increase in average ridership for its bus and light rail transit operations.

The average ridership for buses increased by 7.5 per cent from 365,111 to 392,654 passengers per day, while for the LRT, ridership increased by 3.9 per cent from 313,753 to 326,095 passengers per day.

"We will continue to monitor the situation and implement appropriate measures to cope with the increase," RapidKL communications division general manager Ebi Azly Abdullah said.

The company is expected to introduce additional trains with larger capacity for the Kelana Jaya LRT line by the end of next year.

Bus operator Metrobus has been enjoying a marked increase in demand for its services.

An officer with the company's operations department said total ticket sales has gone up between 30 and 40 per cent.

"At the moment, each of our buses sells an average of 250 tickets a day," he said.

Metrobus has a fleet of more than 300 buses.

Taxi operators are seeing an increase in passenger traffic, particularly in the city's outskirts.

Taxi Operators Association chairman Datuk Aslah Abdullah said his members were enjoying more business amid thinning traffic jams.

"It's not a very big increase, but at the same time there are no complaints from my members of having no passengers.

"There are also fewer jams nowadays."

Aslah said the association did not have figures on passenger volume, but noted there was a steady increase in demand from predominantly middle-class areas.

"There is better business in areas like Damansara, Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya and Subang Jaya."

Perhaps, the only transport-related business people who cannot find positives from the fuel price hike are petrol station owners.

This is because there has been a drop in petrol sales throughout the country.

Esso Malaysia Dealers Association noted that petrol stations had recorded a 10 to 15 per cent drop in average volume since the fuel price hike early last month.

"In cash turnover, it is still the same as people pay the same amount they used to, only to get less fuel now," said association president Alang Zari Ishak.

"This means, they are using less fuel."

Despite the lower sales turnover, the association, with 275 members, is grateful that the government has stepped in to increase the profit margin for petrol station owners from 9.5 sen to 12.9 sen per litre.

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KL Hope-On-Hop-Off ikon baru Kuala Lumpur
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BAS dua tingkat atau lebih sinonim dengan panggilan 'double-decker' sering dikaitkan dengan London dan ia menjadi ikon kota raya itu.

Selain London, double-decker juga menjadi pengangkutan popular di beberapa bandar utama di Eropah dan Asia seperti Singapura, Sri Lanka, Jepun dan Hong Kong. Ia biasanya digunakan untuk tujuan bersiar-siar dan melawat tempat menarik di bandaraya terbabit.

Di Kuala Lumpur, penggunaan double-decker untuk kegiatan itu masih terlalu baru dan hanya mula diperkenalkan tahun lalu.



Dikenali sebagai KL Hop-On-Hop-Off, perkhidmatan bas double-decker di ibu negara itu dikendalikan Elang Wah Sdn Bhd, syarikat yang diterajui Syed Azhar Syed Nadzir. Syarikat itu ditubuhkan pada 2006 dengan usaha sama rakan niaga, Rizal Ashram Ramli.

Syed Azhar berkata, penggunaan bas dua tingkat dan pengenalan perkhidmatan bas KL Hop-On-Hop Off dilihat sebagai tepat pada masanya sempena Tahun Melawat Malaysia.

Berkonsepkan `hop-on-hop-off’, pelancong atau penumpang bas boleh naik dan turun di mana-mana laluan dengan menggunakan tiket yang sama untuk tempoh 24 jam.


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“Idea untuk memperkenalkan konsep bas ini di Malaysia tercetus ketika saya tinggal di London. Saya pernah terfikir bila balik ke Malaysia saya nak bawa konsep bas seperti itu ke Kuala Lumpur (KL),” katanya dalam pertemuan di Kuala Lumpur, baru-baru ini .

Beliau yang ketika itu bekerja di Airod United Kingdom turut membuat penyelidikan dan mendapati ia sesuai serta berpotensi di Malaysia, terutama untuk menarik pelancong.

Sekembali ke Malaysia pada 2005, Syed Azhar mula merencanakan strategi bagi menjalankan perniagaan bas bertingkat di KL.

Pada awal penubuhannya, syarikat membeli empat bas yang dikeluarkan peneraju dalam pembuatan bas dan trak, Scania Chasis And Engine dari Sweden.


UNIK: Perkhidmatan bas KL Hop-In-Ho-Off memberi alternatif unik untuk mengembara sekitar Kuala Lumpur.

Bagaimanapun, badan bas itu dipasang di Malaysia dengan reka bentuk terkini untuk memberikan keselesaan dan perjalanan menyeronokkan kepada setiap pelancong.

Sebelum pelancaran rasmi KL Hop-On Hop Off, banyak publisiti dibuat bagi tujuan promosi dan memperkenalkan perkhidmatan bas bertingkat itu di Malaysia.

“Sebagai perniagaan baru, kami juga tidak dapat lari daripada berdepan masalah, tetapi ia bukannya halangan.

“Yang penting perkhidmatan KL Hop-On Hop Off bukan sekadar untuk melawat sekitar KL tapi juga sepanjang perjalanan itu pelancong akan diberi penerangan mengenai sejarah mengenai tempat menarik yang dilalui bas ini, sejarah serta kejadian yang pernah berlaku di Kuala Lumpur dalam sembilan pilihan bahasa,” katanya.

Syed Azhar menjelaskan, walaupun pada asalnya perkhidmatan itu disasarkan kepada pelancong asing, ia kini akan diperluaskan kepada pelancong tempatan.

Katanya, setakat ini permintaan semakin baik daripada pelancong asing yang menguasai 95 peratus daripada penumpang bas itu.

“Bagi pelancong asing bila sebut hop-on-hop off, mereka sudah faham apa fungsi bas ini, tapi bagi pelancong tempatan perkhidmatan ini masih lagi baru kepada mereka dan kami akan pastikan mereka mendapat maklumat yang jelas mengenai perkhidmatan yang disediakan,” katanya.

Harga tiket yang dikenakan juga berpatutan, malah lebih rendah bagi pelancong tempatan iaitu RM19 untuk dewasa dan RM12 kanak-kanak, manakala pelancong asing berharga RM38 (dewasa) dan RM17 (kanak-kanak).

“Tiket ini boleh sah laku untuk tempoh 24 jam dan mereka boleh naik dan turun ikut suka mereka serta pada pada bila-bila masa di semua 22 hentian bas KL Hop-On-Hop-Off,” katanya sambil menambah operasi bas itu bermula dari jam 8 pagi hingga 8 malam.

Beliau berkata, tiket bas boleh diperoleh dalam bas serta di kaunter Bukit Bintang, China Town dan KL Sentral.

Syed Azhar berkata, tahun lalu syarikat mengendalikan 48,000 penumpang dan jumlah itu dijangka meningkat sekali ganda tahun ini.

Menuju hadapan, beliau mahu memastikan KL Hop-On-Hop-Off sebagai antara ikon Kuala Lumpur seperti KLCC, Menara KL dan juga monorel.

Bagi Syed Azhar, KL Hop-On-Hop-Off bukanlah perkhidmatan bas biasa, sebaliknya ia memberi pengalaman pengembaraan di Kuala Lumpur tanpa henti dan mampu menjadi saluran terbaik kepada pelancong untuk meneroka KL pada harga yang rendah.

FAKTA: KL Hop-On-Hop-Off



KL Hop-On-Hop-Off ialah perkhidmatan bas menggunakan bas dua tingkat atau lebih dikenali sebagai double-decker.


Ia dikendalikan Elang Wah Sdn Bhd, syarikat diterajui Syed Azhar Syed Nadzir yang ditubuhkan pada 2006 dengan usaha sama rakan niaga, Rizal Ashram Ramli.


KL Hop-On-Hop-Off beroperasi setiap hari dari jam 8 pagi hingga 8 malam.


Bas akan berhenti di 43 tempat tarikan pelancong dan melalui laluan lebih 100 hotel di Kuala Lumpur.


Tiket boleh dibeli pada harga RM19 untuk pelancong tempatan dan kanak-kanak RM12, manakala pelancong asing RM38 dan kanak-kanak RM17.


Pemegang tiket boleh naik dan turun bas bila-bila masa di mana-mana 22 hentian bas KL Hop-On-Hop-Off.


Tiket sah laku untuk tempoh 24 jam yang memberi kebebasan kepada pelancong melawat tempat yang mereka minati mengikut jadual sendiri.


Sepanjang perjalanan, pelancong akan diberi penerangan mengenai sejarah dan tempat menarik di KL dalam sembilan bahasa mengikut pilihan mereka.


Tiket bas boleh diperoleh dalam bas serta di kaunter syarikat itu di Bukit Bintang, China Town dan KL Sentral.


Tahun lalu kendali 48,000 penumpang dan ia disasarkan meningkat sekali ganda tahun ini.


Mahu jadikan KL Hop-On-Hop-Off sebagai antara ikon Kuala Lumpur selain mercu tanda sedia ada seperti KLCC dan Menara KL.
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wow, an open-top bus for KL? I'll ride it in the early morning or the late evening.

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