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Old December 20th, 2007, 06:35 AM   #21
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We will deliver in Penang, says Abdullah
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Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and Tan Sri Lim Gait Tong raising hands
together in solidarity at the Hua Zong’s Chinese community dinner last night.
With them are (from left) Datuk Seri Chan Kong Choy, Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu
Koon and Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah.


GEORGE TOWN: Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has pledged that all development projects for Penang would be completed as promised.

"What I have promised for the people of Penang will be delivered," said the prime minister at the federation of Chinese associations Hua Zong dinner in conjunction with the 50th Merdeka celebrations in Relau last night.

Also present were his wife, Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah, Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Chan Kong Choy, Hua Zong president Tan Sri Lim Gait Tong and former Penang Chief Minister Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu.

"These include the second Penang bridge, the monorail project and the long-awaited Penang outer ring road project.

"We will work hard and deliver all that we have promised. I am determined that these projects will take place and be completed."

"All I ask for is for the people to be patient as the projects will take time to complete.

"Believe me, it is no easy task. I can think of having the Northern Corridor and the Eastern Economic Region but these will not work without the help of the people, government departments and agencies."

Abdullah said the development plan contained in the Barisan Nasional manifesto at the 2004 general election was not meant for a five-year period.

"It was planned for a 15-year programme which will eventually lead us to achieving our Vision 2020.

"I cannot possibly implement it within the four-year period of my premiership."

Abdullah, who also launched the book, Pictorial History of the Chinese in Penang, praised Hua Zong for leading the Chinese community towards helping the nation achieve progress and prosperity.
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Melewar, Putera Capital submit monorail proposal
Friday December 14, 2007
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Tunku Datuk Yaacob Tunku Abdullah (second from left) and Putera Capital
director Kamil A. Rahman exchanging documents. With them are Uwe Ahrens
(left) and Putera Capital chief executive officer Wan Azman Wan Salleh.


KUALA LUMPUR: Melewar Industrial Group Bhd and Putera Capital Bhd have submitted a proposal to the Government for the turnkey design of and to build and operate Penang island’s monorail system.

The proposal was delivered on Nov 14, which was also the closing date of the tender.

Melewar managing director and chief executive officer Tunku Datuk Yaacob Tunku Abdullah said the decision to submit the bid was not an idea that occurred overnight.

Melewar had initiated the monorail proposal back in 2003 but the project later became a government-funded one instead of a private financing initiative, he told reporters after the signing of an agreement between the two companies yesterday.
He said the initial proposal involved a loop system valued at about RM1.6bil. The current monorail system, however, involves a longer dual track, hence the higher price.

The consortium’s proposal involves a tender compliant offer as well as three alternative offers.

Without divulging the proposed cost, Yaacob said the suggested model utilised steel structures, which were less disruptive to traffic, and facilitated faster deployment and were more cost effective than other compositions.

“Steel is pre-fabricated, lightweight and requires little piling for the foundation. By putting up the facilities faster, the monorail owner would be able to generate revenue more quickly,” he said, adding that this would also reduce interest payments on financing.

While the consortium does not have a track record in building monorails, its technology partners, Russia’s Transstroy Corp and Intamin Transportation from Switzerland were involved in the Moscow monorail.

Melewar Integrated Engineering Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Uwe Ahrens said the success of such public transport systems lay in their design and implementation, and not the type of train, which only represented less than 7% of the total expenditure for the proposed development.

Instead, the success was in the slim and light design for efficient stations, together with intelligent and expeditious installation and construction methods, he said.

The company, he added, had also been invited to participate in the pre-qualification for the Mumbai monorail project in India, which would close end of this month.
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MRCB surges on Penang monorail project
11 Jan 2008 11:14 AM
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Share price of Malaysian Resources Corporation Bhd surged as much as 11.9% or 34 sen to RM3.20 in very active trade on Jan 11 on news that it had secured the Penang monorail project.

It opened at RM2.90, up four sen. Within the first two hours of trade, there was more than 28 million shares done at prices ranging from RM2.90 to RM3.20. At 11am, it was trading at RM3.14, up 28 sen.

The Edge FinancialDaily reported the MRCB-led consortium, which includes Scomi Engineering Bhd and Penang Port Commission is believed to have beaten three other bidders for the Penang monorail project.

Sources said MRCB was awarded the project, which analysts estimate would cost RM1.6 billion, for submitting the most comprehensive and lowest price bid among the contenders.
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MRCB lands monorail job
11 Jan 2008 11:14 AM
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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Resources Corporation Bhd (MRCB)-led consortium, which includes Scomi Engineering Bhd and Penang Port Commission (PPC), is believed to have beaten three other bidders for the Penang monorail job, sources said.

They said MRCB was awarded the project, which analysts estimate would cost RM1.6 billion, for submitting the “most comprehensive” and “lowest priced” bid among the contenders. The consortium submitted its bid on Nov 14 last year.

The other three bidders for the monorail were MMC Bhd, the then Road Builder (M) Holdings Bhd, which has since been taken over by IJM Corporation Bhd, and the Melewar Group.

Analysts said a lot of synergy was provided by MRCB and its consortium partners, with PPC being the owner of the land on which the monorail would start from, Scomi the expertise to build the monorail coaches, and MRCB the builder of the infrastructure.

They said the Penang monorail project will be the platform for MRCB to showcase its capability when bidding for similar rail projects overseas including India. They said MRCB was also negotiating for a US$2 billion (RM6.5 billion) transport and housing development job in Saudi Arabia.

They added that the Penang Monorail project would also enable MRCB to position itself for more infrastructure projects in the various economic corridors in the country.

MRCB’s current order book is about RM2.2 billion. The RM1.6 billion monorail project and the proposed RM1.1 billion Penang Outer Ring Road project, if MRCB is able to secure, would increase its order book to RM4.9 billion.

Observers also expected MRCB, as one of the two local specialists in the installation of power transmission cables, to play a significant role in the installation of land-based transmission lines for the Bakun project.

According to a senior analyst, MRCB was one of the government-linked companies (GLCs) that had turned around “substantially” with a lot of upside expected from its property projects, infrastructure and power transmission businesses.

MRCB is also undertaking the development of the Butterworth transport hub, which is part of the Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER).

Last December, MRCB and Pelaburan Hartanah Bumiputera Bhd proposed to jointly set up Penang Sentral Sdn Bhd for the Penang Sentral project that would include the development of an Integrated Transportation Hub. It will integrate Penang’s ferry, train, intercity and intra-city bus and taxi services and a monorail station.

CIMB Equities Research has estimated MRCB’s net profit for the financial year ended Dec 31, 2007 to reach RM61.20 million from RM36.8 million in FY06. For FY08, it estimates net profit to surge to RM98.5 million and for FY09, RM126.4 million.
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LOI issued to MRCB-led consortium for Penang monorail project
by Kevin Tan, 16 Jan 2008 11:12 AM
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KUALA LUMPUR: The government has not awarded the Penang monorail project to any party yet although a letter of intent (LOI) has been issued to the Malaysian Resources Corporation Bhd-led consortium.

Responding to a news report on the matter, Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd said in a statement yesterday that the consortium comprising MRCB, Penang Port Commission and Scomi Engineering Bhd received a LOI to start negotiations on the project after an evaluation was carried out.

Prasarana, which coordinates government’s infrastructure projects, said it had earlier issued requests for proposals (RFPs) from six parties that had expressed interest in the Penang monorail project.

“Upon evaluation, a letter of intent has been issued to MRCB/Penang Port consortium on the basis that the consortium had provided the best viable option for the Penang monorail project.

“Subsequently, Prasarana has commenced negotiations with the consortium and the final outcome will be announced in due course upon various approvals from relevant authorities,” it said.

Last Friday, The Edge Financial Daily, quoting sources, reported that the MRCB-led consortium was believed to have beaten other bidders for the Penang monorail project.

The sources said MRCB was awarded the project, which analysts estimated would cost RM1.6 billion, for submitting the “most comprehensive” and “lowest priced” bid among the contenders.

The MRCB-led consortium submitted its bid to Prasarana, which closed the tender for the project recently, on Nov 14 last year.

Other bidders included MMC Bhd, Road Builder (M) Holdings Bhd, which has since been taken over by IJM Corporation Bhd, and Melewar Group.

MRCB will be able to increase its order book significantly if it secures the Penang monorail project. The company currently has an order book of about RM2.2 billion.

Besides the monorail project, it is also bidding for the RM1.1 billion Penang Outer Ring Road (PORR) project.
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Penang to launch monorail project by year-end
By Marina Emmanuel
July 14 2007
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THE Penang Government is preparing to launch the state’s monorail project by the end of the year, the project to serve as the backbone for the state’s public transportation network, Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon said yesterday.

He however, did not disclose the party which has been awarded the contract for the highspeed monorail project, nor details of its approved alignment.

The Penang monorail contract is reportedly worth RM1.6 billion, and said to be one of the largest infrastructure projects on offer on the island.

As many as five companies which include MMC Metrail Sdn Bhd, Melewar Industrial Group Bhd, Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd, Penang Port Sdn Bhd and the UEM Group were reported to have submitted bids to build the rail line across the heart of Penang island.

Besides the monorail, Koh also said that the state authorities are planning a coastal highway which will link the current Penang Bridge and the Penang Second Crossing Bridge project.

“The highway will connect to the Jelutong Expressway and Penang Outer Ring Road,” he said when opening the Malaysia Property Exposition 2007 in Penang.

The three-day event, organised by the Real Estate and Housing Developers Association (Penang branch), features a total of 7,856 property pieces in Penang and Kedah worth about RM2.18 billion.

Saying that Penang was entering into an exciting period of growth with the emergence of the new development projects, Koh said: “There will be enough infrastructure to enable efficient movement of people and goods and these will give a greater surge in boosting the economy.

” He also said that steps were being taken to upgrade the air and sea ports in the next three year s.

“One of the beneficiaries of the impending economic boom,” he added, “will be the housing sector, although developers must be mindful to ensure that property prices do not escalate out of hand in tandem with this growth.”


Work On Monorail And PORR To Start By Year End
February 09, 2008 22:20 PM

PENANG, Feb 9 (Bernama) -- Foundation works on the construction of the Penang Monorail and the Penang Outer Ring Road (PORR) costing a total of RM2.22 billion are expected to start by year end, said Second finance Minister Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop.

He said although the monorail project which cost RM1.2 billion and the PORR which cost RM1.02 billion had been delayed, they would still be implemented.

"These projects will not be stopped or aborted as they are among the mega projects under the Ninth Malaysia Plan (9MP)," he told reporters after giving away Chinese New Year goodies at the St Nicholas Home, here today.

He refuted allegations by some groups that these projects had been delayed due to financial problems, clarifying that the delay was actually due to technical problems.

He said the state government had already held discussions on several matters pertaining to the implementation of the projects including the alignment and the location of the monorail stations.

"I believe all negotiations would be finalised before the end of the year following which the project would be implemented," he said.

When asked on developments on the construction of the Second Penang Bridge, Nor Mohamed said construction work had resumed on Feb 7 after they were halted briefly earlier.

-- BERNAMA
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MRCB-led group wraps up Penang monorail talks
By Adeline Paul Raj Published: 2008/03/05

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If awarded the RM3.4 billion project, the consortium comprising Penang Port and Scomi Group plans to get the project off the ground as soon as possible
A GROUP of firms led by Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd (MRCB) has wrapped up talks with the government on the RM3.4 billion Penang monorail project.

The government, through Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd, had early this year issued the consortium a letter of intent for the project.

Second Finance Minister Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop said last month that groundwork for the monorail project was expected to begin by the end of the year.

"We understand that they are now considering all the input we've given them, and we're waiting for them to revert to us if there's anything else that they need, in terms of information," MRCB group managing director Shahril Ridza Ridzuan told Business Times in an interview last week.

If awarded the project, the consortium - comprising Penang Port and Scomi Group - plans to get the project off the ground as soon as possible.

The construction period could stretch between three and four years, he said.

"We've done a lot of preliminary work already at our own expense, in terms of identifying the routes and stations. What needs to be done essentially is to get an agreement from all the relative agencies who would be taking part in this exercise," he said.

Credit Suisse, in a recent report, said it expects details on the project to be announced in the next two to three months.

The monorail project will link the main tourist areas on the island to the city centre and its vicinity.
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MRCB mum on fate of Penang monorail project
by Sharmila Ganapathy, 18 Mar 2008 2:40 PM
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Resources Corporation Bhd (MRCB) is keeping mum on the status of the Penang Monorail project, believed to be in danger of being shelved following the change of government in Penang.

“This is probably the wrong platform to ask that,” MRCB group managing director Shahril Ridza Ridzuan said in response to questions by reporters if the project was taking off as planned.

He was speaking after the signing of a memorandum of understanding between MRCB and Cisco Systems (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd to deploy Cisco Connected Real Estate Solution (CRE) in MRCB’s future property developments.

MRCB was awarded a letter of intent for the monorail project by Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd in January. Its consortium partners are Penang Ports Sdn Bhd and Scomi Group subsidiary MTrans Transportation Systems Sdn Bhd.

Following the Democratic Action Party’s (DAP) recent coming into power in Penang, the jury is still out on whether the monorail project will take off, as the federal government is funding it.

On the collaboration with Cisco, Shahril said MRCB would embed Cisco’s CRE solution in its property projects, beginning with Lot G, a development in the southern portion of the KL Sentral development.

The development, which will start this year, will comprise a shopping complex, office blocks, serviced apartments and a hotel.

“The new buildings, over the next few years, will have fully integrated control systems, environmental management systems; they are being designed to international standards (pertaining to) energy management, utilisation of electricity and water,” he said.

Shahril said the company hoped to have a wireless mesh network offering free wireless connectivity in the KL Sentral development up and running by mid-April via the collaboration with Cisco.

The network will allow MRCB to provide free wireless Internet access in all public areas, including the stations, public lobbies of its buildings and the company’s tenants.

Cisco yesterday also launched its mobile technology showcase Cisco Express-Network on Wheels, which will tour Malaysia for six weeks covering Penang, Johor Bahru and Putrajaya.

“Our targeted customers are manufacturing companies in Penang as well as government-based operators and systems support people in Putrajaya. We will invite universities in the north to observe the technologies on showcase.

“When we head out to Johor, we are hoping to demonstrate the technology to real estate developers in and around the IDR (Iskandar Development Region),” Cisco Malaysia managing director Kumaran Singaram said.
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Melewar submits RM2.2b monorail plan
By Marina Emmanuel Published: 2008/04/23



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MELEWAR Industrial Group (MIG) Bhd has presented to the Penang state government a proposal for a RM2.2 billion monorail system for George Town.

The proposed ultra-light loop monorail system covering a 52km track is set to operate on a single line and run on three different loops from locations like Gelugor, Farlim in Air Itam and Gurney Drive into the city.

“The focus of the main link will be the centre of George Town and we strongly believe that the federal government and state government will work together in bringing a monorail system to Penang,” Melewar Industrial Group’s managing director and chief executive officer Tunku Datuk Yaacob Tunku Abdullah told reporters after presenting the proposal to Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and members of the state executive council yesterday at Lim’s office.

He said the proposed system, which is aimed at moving people from point-to-point into the city, will boast a 12-car train of monorail and can move 17,600 passengers per hour.

Tunku Yaacob said the company can take 28 months to complete the system which would feature steel structures.

“Land acquisition can also be kept to a minimum because the monorail will be running on road dividers,” he added.

When asked to comment on concerns from Penangites that a monorail would mar the charm of George Town’s historic inner city which is vying for a listing on the World Heritage List, Tunku Yaacob said:

“We will not bring the monorail to heritage buildings ... we will not run it in front of the buildings but behind them.”

However, an artist’s impression of the proposed monorail system for Penang provided by Melewar showed the system running alongside historic structures in the city.

On postings in blogs that Penang should bring back its tram system instead of introducing a monorail, he described the tram concept as an interesting one but pointed out that the trams had not been successful.

Last November, Melewar Industrial Group Bhd unit Melewar Metro Sdn Bhd (MMSB), which is vying for the estimated RM1.2 billion monorail project in Penang, announced that it had formed a consortium with Putera Capital Bhd to cooperate to jointly secure the project.

Melewar Group had said in a statement that the consortium was formalised with the signing of a memorandum of understanding between MMSB’s wholly-owned subsidiary Melewar Metro (Penang) Sdn Bhd (MMP) and Putera Capital. MMSB made the proposal for the monorail project to the government via its subsidiary.

Melewar is one of several parties which participated in a tender exercise for the development of a monorail system for Penang on November 14 last year which was called by Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad (SPNB).

In January this year, SPNB awarded a letter of intent for the project to Malaysian Resources Corporation Bhd (MRCB), which has formed a consortium with Penang Port Sdn Bhd and Scomi Engineering Bhd.
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Penang mulls monorail option
By Sharanjit Singh and Marina Emmanuel Published: 2008/04/25, BusinessTimes



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The state government is not likely to allow this opportunity (Melewar's interest) for a privately-funded project to slip, a source says
PENANG may carry out a monorail project on its own to speed things up and not wait for the federal government to do it, a source said.

The state government is seriously considering a proposal which was presented to them by the Melewar Industrial Group (MIG) this week.

However, the federal government, via Syarikat Prasarana Negara Bhd, has given a letter of intent to another group of companies in January.

"Melewar's interest is a reflection that the private sector has confidence in dealing with an opposition-led state and the DAP-PKR-led state leadership is delighted," a source told Business Times.

"This interest marks the first major step towards the realisation of the monorail project in Penang and the state government is not likely to allow this opportunity for a privately-funded project to slip," the source said.

The timing of MIG''s presentation of the RM2.2 bil monorail system for Penang is said to be good for the state, in light of the federal government's move to review certain mega projects that had been previously promised to the state under the Ninth Malaysia Plan.

During a presentation to Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng and his executive council on Tuesday, MIG managing director and chief executive officer Tunku Datuk Yaacob Tunku Abdullah said the proposed system will boast a 12-car train of monorail and can move 17,600 passengers per hour.

He said the system, covering a 52km track, is set to operate on a single line and run on three different loops from locations like Gelugor, Farlim in Air Itam and Gurney Drive into the city.

It is learnt that the state government is keen on Melewar's proposition, as the state would not need to allocate funds for the project.

"All the state authorities need is to look into the land acquisition process and how it can speed things up to ensure the monorail project, which has been promised to the people of Penang for so many years, actually becomes a reality," a source noted.

MIG is one of several parties which participated in a tender exercise for the development of a monorail system for Penang on November 14 last year which was called by SPNB.

In January this year, SPNB awarded a letter of intent for the project to Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd, which had formed a consortium with Penang Port Sdn Bhd and Scomi Engineering Bhd.

When contacted yesterday to enquire the status of the monorail project for Penang, SPNB chief executive officer Shaipudin Shah Haron declined comment.

Industry executives when contacted on the viability of a privately-funded monorail system for Penang, cautioned that the option by the state authorities to open tenders for the project could involve a minimum of 12 months before a new tender process can be closed.

"This is because a study will need to be carried out on the proposed corridor for the transit system, along with an engineering study to identify where the system is to be built," the official said.

Also being questioned is how much land the state government will give away to the company which constructs the system, added to the risk of ownership of the transit system which would belong to the state government.
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Penang Receives Positive Response On Mega Projects
April 29, 2008 20:22 PM

PENANG, April 29 (Bernama) -- Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said he received positive response from Second Finance Minister Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop Tuesday on the status of the mega projects for the state, including the monorail.

He said he had met Nor Mohamed in the minister's office at parliament house this morning over the matter and received a positive response from him.

He, however, declined to elaborate when asked by reporters on his arrival at the Bayan Lepas International Airport Tuesday evening after attending the parliament sitting in Kuala Lumpur.

The reporters happened to be at the airport as state Public Works, Utilities and Transport Committee chairman Lim Hock Seng was there for a visit.

Last Saturday, Nor Mohamed was reported to have said that the federal government would not go ahead with the Penang monorail project if it did not receive the state government's cooperation.

He said the project needed the approval and cooperation of the state government before it could be implemented as it involved land acquisition.

The RM1.2 Penang monorail project is among the mega projects under the Ninth Malaysia Plan. It involves the building of a 51.2km track to complement Penang's transportation network.

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37km......
I find some information about the LMT in penang goverment internet, it said that the consturction is to start at 2007........
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Penang-Kulim Monorail (Penang Rapid Transit Diagram) link Penang and Kulim together, proposed by Penang's Government.

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As much as I like monorails, they don't appear to support emergencies.
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Even though I love monorails, they are more appropriate for themeparks :P

Penang Island has quite high pop density. A light rail system would be better suited. Easier and cheaper to increase capacity too in the future. In the city centre, it can go underground for a bit. A rail link between mainland and island would be very welcome indeed

Combined with a good bus service, it should work quite well.
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Malaysia has two monorail manufacturers:

Metrail


Scomi


Kuala Lumpur has a monorail line and two steel-wheeled transit lines. The monorail trains were built in Malaysia by Scomi. The steel-wheeled trains were built outside of Malaysia by Bombardier and Adtranz, which subsequently became part of Bombardier.

Regarding the Penang monorail plan, this has been going on for so long that it is difficult to take it seriously. There does not seem to be any money to build a monorail line, nor any other type of transit line.
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The monorail in KL is a bit of a mismatch in passenger capacity when combined with the LRT.

But it is still cool to sit behind the driver and watch out through the front though.
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Regarding the Penang monorail plan, this has been going on for so long that it is difficult to take it seriously. There does not seem to be any money to build a monorail line, nor any other type of transit line.
Agreed, about taking it seriously, but is the issue a lack of money or a lack of focused political will? It seems that there's a lot of 'one step forward, two steps back' inaction around public transport in Malaysia. For all the country's progress with other types of infrastructure, the lack of decent transit in the cities is quite odd. Outside of KL, the Putrajaya monorail was put on hold, nothing appears to be happening with Johor Bahru's transit plans, the Penang monorail plan's also in indefinite suspended animation, and only Malacca appears to be moving forward. Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, and Ipoh could probably also support LRT or metro systems, but will it happen? In a few decades, maybe?
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it is still cool to sit behind the driver and watch out through the front though.
Only if the network be safeguarded by platform-edge doors...
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Old May 16th, 2011, 01:43 PM   #40
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Agreed, about taking it seriously, but is the issue a lack of money or a lack of focused political will? It seems that there's a lot of 'one step forward, two steps back' inaction around public transport in Malaysia. For all the country's progress with other types of infrastructure, the lack of decent transit in the cities is quite odd. Outside of KL, the Putrajaya monorail was put on hold, nothing appears to be happening with Johor Bahru's transit plans, the Penang monorail plan's also in indefinite suspended animation, and only Malacca appears to be moving forward. Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, and Ipoh could probably also support LRT or metro systems, but will it happen? In a few decades, maybe?
Smaller cities such as Ipoh could benefit from tram systems.
Cheaper alternatives such as buses could work too.


One issue to bear in mind is that there is very little 'public transport' culture in the towns and cities outside KL (and Penang when it used to have a decent bus service). People make do with personal transport. The poorer ones have mopeds, more well to do ones have cars. At the moment, running a small moped is cheap enough for a lot of people not to bother with any form of public transport in most places.

Public transport may be more popular when the government decides not to subsidise the petrol anymore.
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