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2014.03.26 | 迷你巴士

[Volume 9 Issue 3, #1875]
當我仲以為呢一類交通工具經已在吧生河流域全面引退超過十年之際, 數日前竟然俾我見到一架活生生嘅bas mini出現我眼前, 而且仲係操作緊載有乘客嘅.. 認真係我嘅一個大驚喜, 感覺係而復得一樣!! 記得我哋以前經常拎迷你巴士開玩笑, 話係坐BMW(Bas Mini Wilayah)返學㗎, 其實本人對於呢個迷你巴士係記憶猶新呀.. 明明係寫住乘客17坐13企, 不過通常一架迷你巴士可以載到50人咁多, 跟車的售票員不停咁嗌「再入啲, 再入啲!! 企兩排, 企三排!!」, 為嘅就係可以載更多乘客上巴士.. 試想象下, 自己同其他乘客之間只有少過一吋嘅空間, 尤其落雨天就更加弊傢伙, 因為全部窗都閂埋, 被逼困在冇冷氣嘅巴士內呼吸其他乘客嘅氣味.. 迷你巴士車費唔超過RM1, 但係可以以最短嘅時間載你到達目的地, 而且仲可以由你隨意落車.. 我話以最短時間嘅時候, 亦都表示每位乘客最好喺巴士行駛或轉彎時緊緊捉住扶手, 如果唔係就好可能一屁股坐住喺其他乘客大脾上喇, 哇哈哈!!

這是一篇, 係寫俾與我年紀相若或年長朋友嘅一次集體回憶, 同時係較年輕一輩嘅朋友去到邊都有父母專車接送嘅一份珍惜.. 你又有冇咩故事或經歷要同大家分享咁呢?? :)
while i thought this public transport has been retired for more than 10 years in Klang Valley, there i saw one striking bas mini right in front of my eyes the other day, still operating and taking passengers.. it was indeed a shocking surprise to me, like lost and found!! i remember we used to joke about going to school by BMW (Bas Mini Wilayah) and indeed i have very vivid memories of the mini bus experience.. stated 17 seated and 13 standing but one could actually take up to 50 passengers at one go, the bus conductor kept yelling "masuk lagi, dalam lagi!! dua baris, tiga baris!!" to allow more people to board.. imagine having less than an inch of space between you and other passengers, worse when it was raining and all windows closed, breathing odors of different people in that non-air-conditioned bus.. the fares was only less than RM1 but guaranteed to bring you to your destination in the shortest time dropping you at any arbitrary stops.. and when i say in the shortest time, it means we had to hold on real tight to the bars as the bus was moving and turning, else we could end up landing our butts on the laps of another passenger, muahaha!!

this is a post written for people about or above my age to cherish the memories, and for younger ones to appreciate how lucky they are to have parents fetching them in and out with private cars.. any story or experience that you want to share?? :)
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    1. This' so long time ago, I remember last time when I studied in Sunway I stayed at hostel and I'll go home every weekend!!! First I need to take mini bus to SubangJaya, then SubangJaya KTM to KL Sentral to the Kepong line or reached KL Sentral take Monorail to Titiwangsa, from Titiwangsa take bus back to my home at Kepong, hehe!!!

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    2. By the time there was KL Sentral and lrt and monorail, still got these mini buses kah? I thought they'd got rid of them by then? Or was it just around KL City Centre, no more mini buses?

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    3. Yes Xiao Ying, I can relate.. I took the LRT from Maluri to Hang Tuah, then monorail to Bukit Bintang.. That also I complained a lot liao coz need to take 2 rounds to get to somewhere some close.. Seems close but far, unless I am willing to walk from Pudu Jail to Bukit Bintang..

      By the time I reach my destination, my whole body will be very sweaty, and my armpits will be covered with sweat too, yucky..

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    4. Pros and cons of these minibuses. But glad they are off the road because they are hazardous the way they overload and passengers standing at the steps hanging on to dear life when the buses are manoeuvering a bend and in high speed somemore. Phew! Scary to watch, scarier to be inside. Glad I had no need of these road 'monsters'. But of course, for people who needed them they were a blessing.

      So that little fella in your picture is an outlier, eh? Or someone rescued it from some junkpile and revived it. I wonder if they are coming back or is this an anomaly. Hmm..

      Thanks for the highlight.

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    5. Anytime better than taking those KL taxis these days - the daylight robbers!!! Wanted to charge me RM30 to go from Bukit Bintang to Pertama Complex - a less-than-RM10 ride...and when I refused, as I walked away (I was browsing the net on my hp), he threw a stone at me and wanted to pick a fight with me, said that I was making a call to report him to the authorities concerned. Gangsters, hooligans all of them! One reason why I don;t like KL - those horrible taxi drivers!

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    6. Aww, STP, I'm sorry you had to experience the ugly side of KL. These people are giving KL a really bad name. I think KL now ranks tops in that dept. Tsk! What's the attraction at Pertama? I was surprised to find Globe is still there, I mean with all the competition from new shopping malls and such.

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    7. Good day, Xiao Ying and all.

      Yea till around 5 yeears ago i can still see those bus mini at subang jaya KTM. Now like tak perasan ada or not. They can be very ganas leh. But then macam tak banyak see go accident. Maybe too many accidents already newspaper lazy to highlight anymore.

      In KL have to be extra careful lah, STP. My boss in his care talking to the friend next to him and he likes to wave his hands around when talking also nearly kena pukul coz the car next to his thought he giving him vulgar gesture.

      But not all taxi drivers are hooligans la. Some maybe but not all. Only that those negative ones gets highlighted while those who does good not highlighted. Guess that is the normal. People will condemn fast but seldom praises.

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    8. Globe??? That closed down a long long time ago. There is a shop at Pertama Complex where I can get XXXL t-shirts, shirts and trousers that I can get into. The only place in KL. That is why I would make it a point to make a trip there everytime I go over to KL - can't get my clothes anywhere else. Just grab all that I want and hop on another cab back to hotel. Nothing else there worth hanging around for.

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    9. I like the Malay ones. Now I know - never go to the ones at the stands. Flag down any that you see passing by...and go by meter.

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    10. 小影: aiyoh, no bus straight to KL Sentral from Sunway ah?? very mafan leh, like you need to take all the public transport available in KL just to go home :D

      Princess Ribbon: yalor, i will also choose to take Monorail from Hang Tuah to Times Square lor.. not that far but then if walk, i sure get sweaty one..

      HappySurfer: yes, pros and cons for everything.. and i did that before, the buses were always packed and we did not know when the next bus will come, so everyone will just squeeze in and there are times i was standing on the stairs holding the bars for my dear life.. recalling that and i have goosebumps now!! maybe outside of KL they still have mini bus?? :)

      suituapui: haha, cannot judge the whole KL by just one bad incident you had lah, this is not fair.. we always look at the good side and don't exaggerate the bad one to cover up everything, agree?? and still you are going to Pertama Complex for your clothes.. i go there occasionally too, to get my jeans repaired and am charged RM10 only.. next time, if you are staying in MV and want to go to Pertama, you can take the KTM from MV and alight at Bank Negara then take like a (less than) 15 minutes walk from the station to Pertama Complex.. and Globe closed down already?? hey, i used to get my school uniforms from there years ago :)

      Small Kucing: yeah, i think maybe not in KL lah other places might still have mini buses.. and i agree, not all the taxi drivers are hooligans lah, those bad ones are just the black sheep lah..

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    11. STP> That time was like five to six years ago, I don't how to go to KTM at first, but my friend who needs to take public transport go back to Rawang, so we go back together, she teach how to take mini bus, beside from Subang Jaya to Sunway or Sunway to Subang Jaya then I don't know how to take mini bus already!!!

      Not everyone like that la, some are really good one, because I used to take taxi a lot last time!!!

      Princess Ribbon> No choice la, but I glad to have those public transport experience, I've a friend really like "qin kam xiu jie" never take monorail before, that's one time I ride with her, she was standing beside the machine waiting for the ticket after she get out from the station...So that's a good way think of that we know something but others don't know!!! =]

      Small Kucing> KL is like that, I've heard a lot of sad stories, that's I always like crazy woman have to look around carefully before I get in to my car. Also when walking alone, I must have an umbrella on my hand, it's super dangerous, no doubt it!!! =[

      SK> Got, but that one is lagi mafan, have to change many bus to get there and expensive....yes, my friend the one stayed Rawang is an accountant, follow her wouldn't be wrong coz she always pick the cheap and fast way, hahaha!!!

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    12. yalor, Kepong is rather a very inconvenient place if you do not have your own transport hor?? and if taking KTM from Kepong to Batu Caves, need to travel all the way down to town and then change for another line to Batu Caves.. in fact, two places just next to each other.. and yeah, better drive from Kepong to Sunway than taking public transport.. probably cheaper and definitely save more time..

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    13. Coz I was super lazy last time, for me to sit there whole day to listen the undang is very wasting time, so I don't know how to drive, during my secondary school, my mom always take me to school in the morning then I take public transport to go back home, if I wanted to go out I took bus, last time I know which bus go where and where because I always go to KL if I've some projects going on because those materials I want just can get from there...Also which is why my mom put me to stay at Sunway hostel last time, no one so free to take to campus everyday just because I don't know how to drive!!!

      If Kepong to Batu Caves, I think can use bus to get there, don't need to take KTM, right? Like bus from Jalan Ipoh up to Batu Caves...

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    14. actually driving also tiring lah, best is if you have your "personal chauffeur" to send you here and there, haha!! errr, I am not familiar with Kepong lah, but I think going to Batu Caves from Kepong is not far, take KTM have to like go around KL and would be too troublesome and wasting the time..

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    15. What do you mean just 1 case? Go KLCC also the same, step outside the hotel - they're all there - they're everywhere. I came out of KLCC, they all started shouting....and then a cab stopped in front of me to drop off a passenger, I jumped in and left - those touts shouted all kinds of obscene words. Lots of stories to share about them.Should do something about them - gives KL a bad image and a really bad name! Sial!

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    16. I know driving is tiring, that's once I was with my friend, I sure as my friend to drive (lazy...lazy...lazy) Yah!! Batu Caves and Kepong is different route, Kepong one is end at Tg Malim, Batu Caves one is go through Sentul end at Batu Caves.

      I think STP needs to write a post to share all your experiences when taking cab at KL...

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    17. then you are bad luck, i can say.. or i think must be that you showed them very CB face that made them angry?? anyway, sure lah you are tourist mah, hotels and KLCC and what-nots, sure kena one.. that's why i told you to take public transport.. from KLCC can take the free ride to Bukit Bintang, or take the LRT to Pertama Complex..

      yalor, so funny lor the way the plan the routes.. neighbouring places place different routes.. haha!! STP would have not only one post to share his bad experience, but maybe 3 posts at least?? :D

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    18. Yep!!! Yep!!! I would love to read that, coz people around me hardly take taxi!!! My ada always take taxi to airport but he always call the familiar driver, so wouldn't that bad!!!

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    19. yeah, i am sure STP has a lot to talk about his bad experiences with the taxi drivers in KL, haha.. we've somehow read a little from the comments, he sounded so angry and almost coming out with vulgar words, haha!! but if he is sharing, then the posts would be a good alert to all of us, thank you in advance!! :)

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    1. That was how I got to know the roads and the directions around KL and everywhere else around in the mid-80's - 50 sen from station to station and I would hope on one number after another when I had the time...to go on a tour.

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    2. Of course I would avoid the peak hours, not so many people and I could sit comfortably and observe all the places, all the landmarks here, there and everywhere...

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    3. There's something called HIHO now in KL: Hop In Hop Out, where the bus brings you around KL for a few hours..

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    4. Heard of those. Yet to give it a try.

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    5. The HIHO got two type right? one have to pay money one one FOC punya. route limited to touristy area.

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    6. wow, STP you hopped on and off the mini bus and went stations to stations?? hey, 50-sen per trip and how much have you spent?? and of course cannot do this during peak hours lah, you probably have to hold on to your dear life at the staircase, haha!!

      ah, the KL HIHO?? i haven't tried that before.. but i always take the free bus service between KLCC and Bukit Bintang, more comfortable lah, lazy to walk all the way although there is a long pedestrian bridge between KLCC and Pavilion :p

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    7. They did increase it to 60sen before the BMW went out of commission. Hehehe

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    8. yeah, it started with 50-sen the time i took and increased to 60-sen.. can't remember if they increased again, but by then the Intrakota slowly kicked in at 90-sen, and later on I was 99.9% commuting in the LRT already..

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  3. I remember one that they called the round-the-world bus and they would all avoid - from Lembah Pantai, through Bangsar and dunno where - I know it passed by the KLSE office building...before going into KL city centre. I loved taking that one, not crowded and I enjoyed the ride...

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    1. oh, yes!! the mini bus can change the route anytime they like.. if you are unlucky, they would have gone round-the-world, especially when there are just a few passengers, to bring more passengers so that they can earn more commission from the tickets.. but won't be nice if you are in a hurry, haha~~

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    2. Happens to me when I wanted to lepak at my friend's house in Cheras if its too late to return to my grandparents home in Klang. THey'd go round and round CM until the bus is full before making the trip. I just sleep in the bus.

      Last time, wasn't that worried about safety.

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    3. I sleep in the bus last time, don't know why no matter what transport I take I'll fall asleep, bus, train...even in car,my sister always scold me not to fall asleep, because once I fall asleep, I will soundly!!! >.<!!!

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    4. and yes, haha!! they will stop at some places for a very long time waiting for passengers to get in.. i was always so ever impatient with that you know?? and you are right, last time more safe, we didn't really have to worry that much huh?? hahaha, 小影 i hope you don't make sound when you sleep now!!

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    5. Still the same, that's why my sister always force me to drive, but I always be the first jump into the car and sit on the passenger sit so she still got to drive, hahaha~~~

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    6. and then you say you will fall asleep if you drive for too long?? haha, this will be a good excuse for her to drive instead of you lah :D

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  4. I used to take those buses to go to church - SFX in PJ...or to PJ Old Town to watch a movie at the cinema there and to eat - loved the Cantonese fried noodles at a shop there...or to Brickfields...or to Jaya Supermarket, nice eating shops next to it. It was so very convenient then - now I don't know how or where to catch a bus anymore.

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    1. wow, look this Mayor from Sibu is so much more familiar with KL and PJ than many of us here, haha!! and you are right, it gets a little tough and inconvenient to catch a bus now..

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    2. He never took buses lah, you believe this rich Sibu Mayor's fart??

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    3. i believe that, but probably when he was still slim and can get into a bus lah.. now, everywhere he goes, he must have somebody to chauffeur him lah, else he would rather just stay in the hotel :p

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    4. Maybe if we all take the buses again, we can view it as a workout. Last time I was slimmer too, much slimmer than now!

      Must attribute it to chasing buses every morning and evening! LOL

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    5. hahaha, i have the same thought also lah.. last time use to chase the bus, and even if you can get hold of it, before you really get into the bus the driver would have already stepped on the accelerator once he saw your foot on the stairs!!

      but now i do chase for the LRT also lah, especially when i hear the train coming and the doors opening!! :D

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    6. You know me so well, SK! Dulu lain, sekarang lain. So next time I go KL, you chauffeur me around, ok? Wink! Wink!

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    7. True! True! Everytime on my working trips, when I went out with my friends from other states (they had cars), I would have to tell them the directions. They said so shy...I came from "overseas" and yet I knew the places better than them.

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    8. ...and many from outside KL city centre do not know the way around as well!!!

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    9. yalah, you must have good memories and a super brain.. you remember every direction and everything no matter how petty they are!! no need to chauffeur you around lah, one call from you, and all your west malaysia foodie friends will want (or need) to go and pick you up at the hotel~~ :D

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  5. That's why they say it is best to marry a bus conductress - they will always shout, "Masuk lagi! Dalam lagi!!!" But personally, I think teachers are better - they do it with class. Wink! Wink!

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    1. Hahaha, I'm laughing la now.. Funny man you!

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    2. I'm nice too! Wink! Wink!

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    3. errr, STP likes to hear "Masuk lagi! Dalam lagi!!!"?? muahahaha, to me, that means you are not going deep inside enough lah.. wouldn't it better to hear things like "Jangan!! Jangan Masuk lagi!! Sudah Dalam!!!"?? :D

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    4. Muahahahaha 倒錯市長!
      Now ask him masuk dalam lagi, I think he will be stuck at the door!

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    5. errr, maybe he wasn't able to even go near to the door?? :p

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    6. Can always try... Wink! Wink!

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    7. yalah, can't even get near to the door, that's why always try and not done ma~~ :D

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  6. Arrghhh!!!! Bad memories! I used to take the bas mini to work when I first started working in KL. But that particular bas mini was unreliable because sometimes it does not show up! Then all of us had to walk across the neighbourhood to catch the Sri Jaya bus which is also a big nightmare.

    When the bus comes, everybody rush and at one time I was hanging on to dear life at the door and when the bus was cornering, my God! I had to gather all my strength not to to fall off! Macam Fear Factor stunt. I am so glad those days are over.

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    1. for me i rather stand near outside coz if go very inside the bus will be hard to get off. Then before can get off the bus will jalan already...pokai later leh. Some more will kena scold cepat sikit la

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    2. Phong Hong, I cannot imagine you stand at the stairs there, so dangerous.. I have seen people standing at the stairs (door) there, only the hands are supporting the whole body by holding the handle, facing inwards, the back facing outwards, can imagine?

      Hah, Meow, so you are one of them who likes to stand at the staircase there ahh? Dangerous babe! Imagine only your hands supporting on the handle.. If the handle rusty or longgar, wah, bahaya oohhh.. But yes, I can relate, stand there more convenient, can get down fast altho dangerous.. And yes, the driver will still shout masuk sikit, cepat sikit, to squeeze in more passengers at the stairs there leh..

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    3. Phong Hong: oh yes, i totally understand that because many times i had to stand on the staircase!! and imagine, carrying that huge school bag stuffed with heavy books, and that little hand gotta grab firmly to the bar, and that the passenger in front may be adding on pressure onto us especially when the bus was making a turn.. OMG!! how scary it was, now recalling that gets me goosebumps also lah..

      Small Kucing: yalor, that was why the conductor had to "scold" to force people to go deeper inside the bus, because everyone also scared to go in..

      Princess Ribbon: haiyoh, young girl will never know how packed the buses can be last time lah.. not that we liked to stand on the stairs but we had to, because the bus was really packed.. and yes, you imagine that well.. read my reply to Phong Hong and would that get you scared enough??

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    4. Is dangerous to stair at staircase, during secondary school I used to take school bus for quiet awhile, the bus always very pick and the students love to stand near the staircase! That's one time the bus turn, one of the student's water bottle fell off from the door then rolled to the road...so scary...can't imagine if school bag fell off, would the bus driver stop in the middle of road to let her pick up her bag...o.O!!!

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    5. yeah, dangerous to stand at the staircase lah, but then for school bus, i think the driver should always close the door for safety lah.. last time i remember i was trying to do homework on the bas sekolah, but then suddenly the book flew off away from the bus, i plead the uncle to let me go pick up my exercise book, but of course not possible lah.. haha!! so since then, i never pass up the homework because my book hilang already mah.. until the teacher bought another new book for me~~

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    6. The bus was way too full till the door can't even close, those girls love to stand beside the door pretend like "titanic pose".

      Pity of you, but luckily you met a good teacher, she's so sweet!!! =]

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    7. wah, school bus also like that one ah?? but i thought there are many school buses one?? and yalor, i wonder why the teacher didn't scold me or punish me, but quietly bought me a new exercise book wrote my name and gave me while distributing the books back to us..

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    8. Different area mah, is like one area one bus, normally they won't have two or three buses in one area!!!

      Maybe you're good student, your teacher sayang you la, hehe!!!

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    9. orh i see.. then very cham lah, after school gotta run to the bus so that you can have a seat, just no difference from taking public bus lor.. somemore the school bus will go many places before dropping you at home..

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    10. You know, not only was I standing at the staircase and grabbing the handle,I was wearing skirt and high heels some more! What a torture. After a few unpleasant incidents, I wear my t-shirt, jeans and sneakers and change clothes and shoes at the office. Can't imagine how I survived during those years!

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    11. Princess Ribbon : That was how I stand lah. facing inwards and back facing outwards, both hands grabbing the handle. Luckily didn't fall of the bus during cornering.

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    12. SK : So you know what it is like hanging on for dear life! And that was when your were in school, oh dear. Hey, notice that I am getting the hang of spamming? Hee...hee....

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    13. aiyoh, skirt and high heels somemore!! eih, if you were not grabbing the handle, you also need to grab on to your skirt so that it won't flip up while the bus was moving!! and yeah, it's a wise choice you get another set of clothes to change.. last time i was studying and it was that bad, imagine the heavy bag on the back, and the pressure of other passengers from the front.. aiyoyo, especially when the bus makes a turn, can jatuh anytime lah, so scary!!

      ah, now this is it!! this is the right way to spam and shoot up to the chart!! keep it up Phong Hong~~ :)

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  7. Morning morning.. Am back to work today.. FYI I’ve already post a new comment in your previous post to update myself, so no need to update here again lor hor, later you say this is my gimmick of making my comments look more lengthy..

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    1. Mini bus? First look at your post (the pc loaded you picture very slowly), before reading your description, I thought you wana write about “those-days” or what, but eh, it really happened in front of your eyes that day wor.. Wow, it still existed hor.. Those days, I remember the mini bus was pink in colour.. Very cute bus, but once it is crowded, it’s not so cute anymore, hehehe..

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    2. Oh yes, I can relate when you said the bus driver will keep on shouting “masuk lagi masuk lagi”, I’ve seen people standing right outside the stairs leading to the bus !! That’s so dangerous, man.. If the handle breaks, or if the bus brakes suddenly, I dunno what’s going to happen to that person.. I really cannot imagine how that person can actually stand at the staircase, both hands holding the handle, body facing inwards, back facing out.. Can imagine? *shrug*

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    3. I remembered when I was in secondary school, I need to take bus # 11 from my place to reach Majestic (Pudu) to get to my school.. Then we had to cross a bridge to reach the school.. Those days, there were many “flashers” aka pin tai lou standing at the bridge waiting to “flash” their “thing” to passers-by especially girls coz our school is a girl’s school, so mostly girls will cross that bridge everyday.. Gosh, those were the days.. Scary also..

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    4. We collect and keep the bus tickets too.. Coz it comes in different colours depending which bus we take that day.. I remember they have pink colour tickets.. Cute..

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    5. yea...we collected the bus tickets too. can be use as bookmark. and some can make into origami.

      I like Tung Foong Bus and Klang bus ticket the most coz theirs is bigger size to be make into bookmark and origami. Bus mini punya usually no color. Beige and black only

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    6. Hello Meow.. You are here liao.. I didn't go out for lunch today.. Nobody in office, all went to snake already, so I just stayed inside and drink Milo (again).. Boring hor.. I malas wana go down tapao rice ma, coz office no water leh, entah what water they use to cook the food downstairs...

      Call me jakun.. What is Tung Foong bus?

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    7. Hey Jakun, this Lucy Meow always typed wrongly la. She says the bus Toong Fun la and she amazed me that she had collected bus tickets as book marks since young!!! That is our book worm!

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    8. Princess Ribbon born in the 80s sure she has not seen or experience a lot of things we uncles and aunties had lah.. haha!! last time those buses really packed one, we had no choice but to stand on the stairs holding to the bars hanging on our dear life!! Tung Foong?? one of the bus companies last time lah, like Metrobus lah, don't tell me you have totally no idea about Tung Foong bus in this context ah?? like that not jakun already but totally bodoh, muahahahaha!! :D

      oh, last time used to collect the tickets.. not mini bus lah, because not nice and only one type.. my area there operated by Len Seng bus, they had different tickets based on the fees, more colorful and i used to collect them.. can become bookmark meh?? those material so thin only.. but there was once, we always sum up the digit of the series number on the ticket, if adds up to 21 means you will have a lucky day :)

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    9. TM says Toong Fun.. You said Tung Foong... So which is which?
      I only heard of mini bus, Intrakota and Metrobus ler.. Tung Foong really no heard b4, and I never took it b4 also leh..
      Eh, princess ribbon lastime kaki mini bus la.. Who says I dunno much about mini busses? I everyday take mini bus # 11 from Cheras to Majestic leh, then cross over to my school in Pudu leh..

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    10. it's the same lah, it's Chinese company called 東方 (eastern), so those bananas will simple spell out the name without a standard lah, but they both mean the same thing.. yalor, Tung Fong was way before Intrakota and Metrobus lah..

      errr, mini bus #11?? errr, #11 means walking (the two 1s represent your legs) ah?? hehehehe.. :p

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    11. Add one more, Selangor bus, anyone heard of it? Maybe only Kepong people know about it!!!

      I used to collect MyRapid bus ticket, I know it's just a piece of paper nothing special, but I like the paper quality (what a weird collection) Also during that time, they've something like collect from what date to what date bus ticket will get to redeem something...

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    12. yeah, Bas Selangor!! last time i take the bus everyday to school lah, my school was 中華獨中 at Jalan Ipoh mah.. eih, RapidKL bus ticket just a piece of paper printed with your destination right?? nothing special woh.. but i do remember the Intrakota ticket last time, the smallest ticket i've seen, so cute, haha~~

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    13. Yah, my school is SMK Jalan Ipoh mah, so for sure we know that bus, hehe!!! Nope, the ticket is printed the date with very big font and then time, can't remember they've the destination or not, but my journey is very short, I stopped at Batu 5 then tukar ke Tasik Indah line, where I used to stay last time!!!

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    14. oh, haha!! so you are opposite school one.. hehe!! aiyoh, my time all Selangor Bus lah, no RapidKL yet.. last time went to school I bought the monthly bus card one, RM8 only for one month but each trip normal fare is RM0.65 i think..

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    15. Eh, kam ngam the mini bus is #11, in Cheras.. Not my legs lah.. hahahaha.. I know maybe some people sure misunderstand me as bus #11 = my legs, kekekeke.. No lah, princess ribbon won't tipu ok?

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    16. haha, of course we know you won't tipu lah.. and i also believe there are "flashers" hiding at the bridge to "show off" their assets to the students also.. so have you seen any?? you were very excited right?? said "WOW" and then just walk away?? muahahaha~~ :D

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  8. Good morning SK and everyone, it's Wed, mid-week liao..

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    1. See this bus makes me think of this kind of bus in blue colour, which i saw in custom there fetching workers to and fro from Malaysia to Singapore and Singapore back to Malaysia from work...

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    2. could be the recon bus mini leh. Used to have this bus mini to ferry factory workers to and fro . Sometimes use as school bus leh . But now most school bus are bigger six or in Van form

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    3. Eh I thought the bus to ferry factory workers is called bus kilang? I've seen it leh.. I always use the Motorola bridge route home, so on the way to LDP there can always see those bus kilang leh.. Blue in colour, if not mistaken.. Not mini leh, quite big... No aircond one la..

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    4. I also heard that many factories bought up old mini buses for internal use! Now they will hit the streets of Klang Valley again!
      お帰りなさい!!

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    5. haiyoh, no i think even bus kilang also slowly phased out lah.. they would call shutter bus instead, not only for the workers but anyone in the company, including the executives lah.. cos nowadays many company are setup in remote areas, there is no public transport, so the company will hire one coach to send employees to the nearest station lor.. now not necessarily blue and without aircond already, can be like luxury "bus persiaran" also..

      hmmm, and it would be nice if they bought the old buses and convert them into restaurants!! Twilight Man, 同意しますか??

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  9. I took mini bas when I was still studying in a college in KL. Yes, it was always packed and it only cost RM1!. Those day, we didn't have anyone to fetch us by car. We used to take public transport like the mini bus and train too when we needed to travel back home.

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    1. I think it only cost like RM0.60 during my time leh.. I remembered taking a mini bus to school from Cheras to Pudu.. Then when they switched to Intrakota, the fare was RM0.90.

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    2. I think I paid 40 sen!!! It was so cheap leh!

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    3. eih, i started to take mini bus at a fee of RM0.50 only, then slowly RM0.60 up to RM0.90 i think.. and after that i have no idea already because the LRT kicked in and i happily commute using the LRT already..

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  10. Good morning Bloggers! This post certainly brought me horrible memories! I was living in Penang and visited KL often then during my teenage years. I was nearing 6 feet and you could imagine how I suffered inside. I almost never had the golden chance to seat but to stand with my head tilted or bowed down!!! I had neck aches and the bliss to smell all the sweaty heads of other standing passengers. Some had kutu on their heads!

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    1. **to sit...

      I often had to take these crammed mini buses from Section 1 or Section 17 to Pertama Complex which was the most happening hub in those days. I also have vivid memories of all the corners and neck breaking speeds the drivers would race with other mini buses. When they swerved at the roundabouts, I almost flew out from their open doors! I have read newspapers during those days where many elder passengers fell off from the steps too. Arggghhh!!! Bad memories...

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    2. Rich man mah!!! So used to chauffeured limousine. They were fine as far as I was concerned. So many, if overloaded, just wait for the next one...and many numbers may pass by the same place - Lembah Pantai to KotaRaya, for example, not a problem at all.

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    3. Worst experience with buses that I had was in Singapore - 1973, peak hours. You see it coming, you must start running...every bus would be packed and it would stop a distance away from the bus stop and the moment it stopped, you must squeeze your way in...never mind that passengers had not disembarked yet as it would move very quickly - and they had to jump off...and some halfway boarding would have to hang on to the rail by the door for their dear life!!! Thankfully, I was young then...and slim!

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    4. TM, how you know some had kutu on their head? You saw it?

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    5. Of course I yawned and accidentally swallowed them! They have wings la!

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    6. Who is that rich man the big fart was pointing at? Must be the Sibu Food Mayor lah getting chauffeured in stylo Benz...

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    7. hahaha, what a nostalgic account of the mini bus experience!! and yes, although i am not towering at 6ft but i experienced the same neck-breaking speed.. and the bus was forever in a rush, passengers may not have boarded or alighted totally, and the bus was already moving, how scary!!

      errr, would be easier if you are going to town, because i think all buses will go to the Kotaraya area and you surely will have no problem waiting for the next bus.. however, on the opposite direction travelling away from downtown back home, you may not want to take risk of missing the bus, as you have no idea at all when the next one will come..

      muahaha, no wonder Anay had so many kutu in his hair last time, because he ate them!! :D

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  11. Thambee saw these mini buses again with eyes opened or during sleep?
    They looked like recycled buses and repainted again to run on the roads once more! Scary man! I am happy that we have the choice of LRT today.

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    1. The bus reminds me Jeepers Creepers (youtube it).. It's a horror movie, involving passengers in a bus, bus was stranded and passengers eaten alive.. Ooops, what am I talking again? Later TM nag me and say I'm toking kok.. teeheee...

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    2. Hoiii....you borak so much la. Nanti SK stuff ribbons down our throats! ハッハッハ!

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    3. of course Thambee saw that bus with eyes opened, and totally conscious dei.. but if i've got the time, perhaps i would get in and have a ride, it would be so "reminiscing", hahaha!! :D

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  12. Oh really? Long time I didn't see such a bus!

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    1. i think they still exist in Subang area..

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  13. Those mini buses were notorious in speeding and packing in as many passengers as possible.

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    1. Those are in history now la. I don't see anymore Mini Buses zooming on the streets in dangerous manner.

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    2. yeah, i don't see any mini bus in town now.. that was why it gave me a surprise when i saw that one in the photo..

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  14. But it's a good bus to take if you are in a hurry. Also it stops at any place which is good LOL!

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    1. hahaha, depends on your luck too.. if the driver is not detouring round-the-world to bring more passengers, you are guaranteed to reach your destination in no time, but if he does, then you'll be cursing in the bus especially if you are in a rush, haha!!

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  15. Nowadays I will only take buses with air condition. Better if they provide wifi too haha!! But honestly I just prefer to drive my car LOL!

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    1. Gip me 5! I also prefer to just drive.. Unless that place is really a hell-hole with hard-to-find parking and I really need to be there on time, I might drive halfway, park my car somewhere and take the train to that destination.. I once drove to Bukit Bintang, parked my car there, then took the Monorail to get to The Mall..

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    2. Yes! Our weather is so hot and sweaty to travel on Bas Mini?? Adoi. I would pengsan, wake up and die lah. Almost all buses are fully air conditioned now, thanks!

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    3. i think all buses now come with air-conditioner already lah, probably only buses in small town are still the old ones we used to take.. and driving or taking public transport also depend on which area you are going to lah..

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  16. Good morning SK and all.

    LOL....eh your BMW(Bas Mini WIlayah) still have not grow up ah? Saw one the other day in klang. This one had grown up twice the size wor ...(http://www.smallkucing.com/2014/03/restaurant-kuang-fong-klang.html).Sorry ah...i put link here. Not meant to hijack your post ah :p



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    1. hahaha, yalah, i remember that photo you posted in your post.. eih, your "bus mini" really interesting lah i would say.. how come so big one?? haha~~ :D

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    2. The Bas Mini that now plies Shah Alam area and my house area also quite big wor.

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    3. eih, take a photo of that lah and share, meow's photo too small and blurry dei.. let's see clearly the mega version of our mini bus~~ haha!!

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  17. where did you see this Bus mini? I saw in KTM area of Subang arade. That was like 5 years ago la. It was pink color. Now I tak perasan whether got or not this Bus mini at KTM subang parade. Maybe retired liao ganti with rapid KL kot. Seems it cater to passenger/commuter around subang jaya area

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    1. right in front of Sunway Pyramid!! i think they are still existing in Subang area lah, and yeah, probably linking the KTM station with places around right?? oh yeah, maybe for the Subang community only lah..

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    2. They still have it there??? Wow, that's exactly the place where I took mini bus last time, hehe!!!

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    3. oh, how many years you have not been taking mini bus from there already?? they are still there woh, i went to Sunway Pyramid the other day and saw it.. still operating and taking passengers leh..

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    4. 2007...wow, seven years back!!! Pretty long duh...time flies!!!

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    5. haha, 2007 you were still a student!! so young~~ :p

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    6. Now old already, half foot step into "sheng lui" category already!!! =[

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    7. haiyoh, you where got old?? still young little lady lah~~ :p

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  18. That photo you snap punya ka? Is that an ang moh asking for direction? or mat salleh celup?

    I wonder what mat salleh think of malaysia when they sees this bus mini wilayah

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    1. I can imagine already the driver saying "dunno dunno" or "tak tau tak tau" to that angmoh (if he is really an angmoh).. teehee, I so bad hor..

      Or maybe he wants to hop in the bus for sight-seeing? Like those HIHO, minus the aircond la, of coz, hehehe..

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    2. Call me jakun.. What is mat salleh celup?
      Means pretend to look like mat salleh, but actually is asian?
      Like those lala-mui and lala-zhai, colour their hair blonde blonde gold gold like that, to look like angmoh? Izzit?

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    3. Only this 汚い心の猫 will know! What Mat Salleh celup?

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    4. yeah, i saw this bus mini and quickly snap a photo.. err, not mat saleh lah that guy.. just local youngster who dyed his hair only.. didn't know what they were talking about lah, i was so engaged with taking the photo only, haha!!

      and yes, 汚い心の猫, what does Mat Salleh Celup mean?? please enlighten us dei.. ありがとう

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  19. Yea.....biasa already those conductor of bus mini shouting masuk masuk masuk. Really terror la, can sumbat soooo many people inside,. Dangerous but still people will go in coz takes long time to wait for another bus and always the bus will be full up . Means wait till night fall la if like that

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    1. Not only the conductor la.. The driver also keeps shouting.. Sometimes very malu la.. Like kena scolded only.. Masuk masuk, lagi lagi, cepat cepat.. Sounds scary ahh.. Especially if we are running late and chasing the bus, malu leh... But to get into the bus, we are willing to do anything.. If malu then malu lah... No choice..

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    2. Bus driver, conductor and passenger Princess sure hamsap together if travel in same bus!!! Wakakakaka

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    3. Ewwwww, gross lah you.. Imagine their sweat and ketiak smell all over..

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    4. yeah, the driver and conductor can get more commission with more tickets sold mah.. and the passengers, of course must try to get in, because no idea when the next bus is coming.. die die must squeeze in also lah..

      wah, suddenly there is a story of the Princess Ribbon hamsaping together with the driver and conductor?? ooopssss, 18SX dei~~

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    5. Ask your good fren TM.. he started it..

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    6. maybe you made him to start?? because he thinks of you then thinks of hamsap things already :p

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  20. Good afternoon sk and everyone~
    i still see these mini bus in my area, mini bus is actually more frequent and will keep moving around the area as compared to metrobus, which will only move after an hour.

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    1. Where do you live Chen Kings?? I wish there are mini buses at my door step as I wanna try again the horrors & kutu stories.

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    2. 私もミニバスを利用したいと思います。

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    3. oh Chen Kings where do you stay?? still see mini buses in your area?? around Subang or Sunway?? cos that was where i spotted this mini bus..

      私は当時ミニバスに乗るのを避けてみました

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  21. Your title is Mini Bus today! I can read simple Chinese words… boleh tahan tu!
    Good day everyone! I was not in the office yesterday. Went for a short trip with my son in town. BMW – Bas Mini Wilayah, my thought was BMW – Bersih, Mesra dan Wangi – That was the sign I saw yesterday from the toilet leh… BMW can stands for many meanings, BMW – Bring More Women too, hehehe!

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    1. Personally, I don’t have many experience with public bus when I was young because I have my own transport #11 (means my pair of legs) – I walk to school every day. My Primary and Secondary school was just next to each other and both also not very far from my house. About 10 mins to school only.

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    2. Last time,during the weekends; my brother and I will take the public bus to my grandmother’s place. No air condition and rely on the wind blows, the bus is pack with all kind of people. If raining, some of the seats got wet because some of the windows are spoilt. This kind of experience. We used to buy “kacang putih” from any Malay stalls and “makan” while waiting for the bus conductor. Last time do not have so many bad guys like these days. Our parents leave it to us, and we go on ourselves independently. These public buses will stop at every station, then when the bus need to reverse, usually the conductor will go behind and help the driver to look if there’s any car coming and say “Jalan Jalan Jalan” and at the same time, the conductor will knocksomehwere using their puncher which means "stop" or "enough" signal to the driver... those sitting behind, usually can get "pekak" one...too loud lar..

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    3. Then later in Uni life, most of the time we take bus provided by the Uni management. Good also. Usually morning and evening classes, all the bus jam packed like sardines… Morning still ok, everyone smells good. But in the evening one…..all kinds of smell pun ada. But hor, usually we know which are the new buses where their air condition is superb cool and spacious. Some guys are very gentleman enough to offer their seats for the ladies, some they just don’t care. Some act like they don’t really know you at all.
      Some ladies wearing high heels, com on you’re going to class not attending any Miss title contest lar babe… Very dangerous standing near to those ladies wearing high heels. You’ll never know anytime, got accident or the bus stop suddenly. Very pain one, if our legs kena pijak or kena stab…very pain one. Got one incident that this Malay girl wearing nice high heels, Somehow I don’t how she slip of the bus staircase, maybe because her baju kurung. You know what happen when she slip off? She injured her toe nails – bleeding. Ouch! Damn painful.

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    4. Wah! You never took a BMW but so much nice stories to share....interesting to hear while sipping my kopi-O hot.
      I wished I could walk to school like you but my house was 1 hour bus ride away and that was wasting time!
      So what happens after uni life now? Got a big car as big as Bus Mini Wilayah to fetch you ronda ronda in Taiping??!! How lucky!

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    5. I have always envied friends who stay nearby to the school/college.. Can just walk.. Even now, I have always envied my colleagues who stay nearby the office.. Can just drive like about 5 minutes only, then reach office liao..

      Me? From my house to the office takes 25km, 30 minutes.. After work, it's still 25km, but 45-50 minutes due to the crazy jam at Citta area, then towards the Motorola bridge, then LDP toll area.. Can die..

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    6. yeah, how nice lah Angeline, you don't have to travel far to go to school.. yes, like Princess Ribbon i also envy you lah.. last time i have to take a bus to school, i think without traffic jam it takes 20 minutes, but with traffic jam can take up to 90 minutes.. and then during high school, gotta take two buses to reach school..

      and i started to take bus to school when i was primary one!! last time of course the society was a lot safer for kids to take bus, nowadays parents will never think that way, must send the kids to school themselves or at least make sure they are in the school bus..

      yeah, i also fell from the bus before!! slipped from the stairs and sat right on the last steps on the stair, luckily didn't fell onto the floor and not hurt lah, just a bit painful on the butt butt only..

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    7. Yea, reading Angeline's comment reminds me of my Uni life too! I rely on Uni shuttle bus quite a lot that time, especially if I need to go to the 'center' of the Uni, cause if by walking it'll take about 30 mins. Of course I don't mind to walk (can exercise and burn calories) but sometimes when in a hurry, really must take bus or cars. Plus the hostel I stayed is located far from the 'center', it's actually located uphill, it's actually tiring if have to walk 30 minutes up and down the hill everyday.
      But if going to the faculty, I'll just walk cause it's only 5 minutes walk away from the hostel, hehe!

      But then sometimes those shuttle buses also very 'pek chek' one, they don't always come on time/schedule! Sometimes have to wait more than 15 minutes to see one bus coming.

      Anyway, despite all those waiting and tiring walking, I have to say Uni life is one of the best memory I ever have ;)

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    8. wah, your uni so big one ah?? from your hostel to the "center" needs 30minutes walking?? eih, 30 minutes very far lah, how to walk?? haha, better take the shuttle bus lah.. but then you are right lah, all those buses don't always follow the schedule one, they suka suka come, suka suka don't come.. can be very "pek chek" especially when you are in a hurry.. haha, and of course, i never doubt uni life at all, always one sweet memory there :)

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    9. I'm at UUM for the my 4y course. Every hostels have their own buses. So when Festive season time, these buses actually provide us the service during balik kampung time. I think we have to pay RM30 from Sintok to Butterworh Bus Station. That time, it selling like hot cakes.

      Ya, I get used to it. So I take it as a walking exercise... But hten when Form Six I have a few helpful friends, I tumpang her car everyday, unless she is sick or other matter, there's another friend I can tumpang. Very good friend indeed. I don't own a car last time. So try to give them a monthly fee, but they didn't asked and not even want to received any fee from me. Really thanked them alot. This are really true friends, when we really need them...

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    10. Oops, ...when I really need them.

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    11. Got sum more, I got take bus from Taiping to JB leh and even to SG. But that are big bus lor not mini bus like yours from the photo... But hor do you think the mini bus like the photo really got licence and insurance covered bo? scary lor if "Tai kar lai si" the mini bus met with an accident? You know lar, this kind of buses - not only the vehicle already is more than 10yrs, driver pula - F1 driver and because it is cheap many never consider much, as long as can squeeze in...ok lor. This is what happening until now when everyone is thinking the same thing, "Aiya never mind lar, just a short distance only, stand for a while lor"....All I can say is dangerous.

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    12. TM, I got MyVi now, SE version. I can anytime take you ronda ronda around Taiping. If you want to try and experience those public buses at Taiping, I can bring you go too. We can take Blue Omnibus #77 'i'll bring you go Kuala Sepetang for Seafood.

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    13. Right now, every trasnportation is very important to us. As long as we got transport to let us move around ok lor... Don't hope for much ady lar... Hayley got new car lar, when can we tumpang your new car next time.

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    14. hmmm, those old days while still schooling and taking bus!! kind of miss those days also lah.. now i think buses are not packed and with the new RapidKL bus, also more comfortable lor.. last time still need to squeeze inside bus to enjoy the natural air..

      hehe, i think nobody here takes more public transportation than i do lah, haha!! since there is LRT near my house, i rely heavily on this mode of transportation.. but hmmm, i have never thought of the insurance things actually, just take the bus or train like that only lah, don't want to think too much also lah..

      wow, TM when are you going to visit the Taiping Aunties?? they are going to bring you to Kuala Sepatang for Seafood.. each of the Taiping Aunties have a car, so no sweat you can't go anywhere~~ :D

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    15. Just a precaution mar... Think of it very true also. Hehehe... This si sometimes happen to those old Bas Kilang - almost can be dispose already but still coming out to get businessdurinf festive seasons... cheap but not safe at all if to travel far.

      For your case, then different. Since public tranasports are nearer at your area then you should used it right? LRT ok lar. MRT at SG very shiok one... sometimes can witness couple kissing lor... Sigh!!!!

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    16. dunno the bus company got purchase insurance or not, but i think it's a must before you can get the road tax right?? anyway, i myself bought accident insurance lah..

      eih, here cannot kiss lah in LRT, actually not in any public place!! else sure kena tangkap by the police, hahaha!! very funny~~

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    17. I saw before leh, but can't recall is LRT or KTM already!!!

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    18. errr you mean you saw people kissing, or you saw the signboard in the train that say kissing is not allowed?? :p

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    19. Couple kissing below the not allowed kissing signboard!!! =.=!!!

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    20. woot woot!! what a scene!! did you secretly take a photo of them?? haha~~ :D

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    21. That's very long time ago, that time I don't have such an very advanced camera, my phone don't have the camera function, hehe!!!

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    22. oh i see.. so the couple were young and local people ah?? so daring one?? did you time how long they have been kissing :p

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    23. Yah la, 恋爱大过天mah, can't see anyone!!!

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    24. haha, true also lah.. if kissing also need to be alert and observe the surrounding, that means not kissing lor, right?? :D

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  22. During my time, an uncle trishaw man "drove" me to school ... Very malu-ing that time.. but still have to sit till I reached Std. 6.. then only my mom allowed me to walk to school..15 min. walk.. now thinking back, got chauffeur to take to school also wanna complain? Now the other way round, I have to be a driver instead.. :)

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    1. You sure sounded like a Princess Claire. I love to ride trishaws until today! Who can fetch me in KL?

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    2. Wah, reana's mum hired an uncle trishaw to fetch her to school.. Hou meang leh...

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    3. eih, Claire you didn't know how to appreciate lah.. got "private chauffeur" to send you to school everyday leh.. that is why, now you have to become your kids' personal driver, haha!! :p

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    4. Calire, I got that experienced too with Trishaw, that was when I was just started Primary1 until Primary 4. Later, I walk to school already.

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    5. Tuk Tuk frm my phone really troublesome...Claire name also type wrongly. phai seh for my chubby index finger again. I'll warned my finger next time.

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    6. frankly, i think i have not seen a trishaw on the road in KL already after i have gone into the kindergarten.. so want to hire somebody to send me to school using trishaw also don't have leh, haha~~ i started to take bus to school when i was in standard one..

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  23. Good evening SK and friends!
    I wonder how long will this hot weather lasts!! Aiyoo really cannot tahan leh! Imagine I can sweat even sitting in air-cond room! =_=" And the whole family is sick due to the hotness! Sigh~

    Then another shocking and sad news made my day even 'hotter', that's the MH370 news. Really speechless about how the government handle the thing, worst, outsiders keep on criticizing our country! I have very little knowledge about politics but at least don't simply criticize without seeing any solid proof!
    Anyway, just pray that there'll be a true 交待 soon, and may the passengers and crew on board rest in peace :(

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    1. aiyoyo.. i think the virus is spreading within the house lah.. gotta take good care, i think water and rest are very essential during this time.. hope the hot weather will be over soon.. cannot and better not to say too much about MH370 case, let's just pray for everyone onboard and send our blessing to their families and friends :)

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  24. So, you took this photo? Haha, just coincident? I guess that guy in blue was asking the driver where it goes and wanted to board the bus? Very funny how the bus stopped in the middle of the road, with cars in front and back xD

    Hmm, now that you've mentioned, I don't think I see bus mini here in Taiping also, though Taiping is a small town with not many 'advanced' vehicles. I think I only see bas sekolah, bas kilang and the red omni bas around town, and occasionally tourist buses especially during holidays.
    But then even the red omni bas is no longer functioning since few months ago. Oh, I din't know BMW means Bas Mini Wilayah at your place! Haha, cannot blame me la since I am not staying at Wilayah :p

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    1. Hmm you have a very strong memory! Can remember the number of seats and actual passengers on the bus! (Or you actually go Google it huh? :p) I have very little memory about taking public bus but I do remember the conductor! They carry a box with tickets inside, and will come from seat to seat to ask where you wanna go. Then using the tool to 'mark' the ticket and collect money! The fare was so cheap back then! I remember I used to keep the tickets when I was younger, hehe! If I sit at the back I'll actually wait eagerly for the conductor to come xD And I actually think their job is very dangerous, must stand steadily cause the bus is moving! Imagine if the driver has an emergency break! But I guess they also used to it la, perhaps they are 'trained' to this kinda situation already.

      Yea, the conductor and sometimes the driver will shout 'masuk lagi!', haha!
      This is indeed a very memorable thing!

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    2. People these days are indeed lucky, drive own cars to work, even if take public transportation also, they come with air conditioners already, no need to worry about wind and dusts blowing onto the face, or raining, or odor circling around if the windows are close ;)
      I have to say I am one of the lucky 'people' la! I really seldom take public transportation, not that I 好命 or anything but Taiping is really a small town, some even within walking distance. The farthest distance I usually travel also just around 20 minutes, can easily reach with driving. Not like KL, 1 hour for KL people consider very near but for us, very far already xD

      Of course there're pros and cons of taking public transportation and driving own vehicles la! I guess just depends on how each individual think?

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    3. yeah, i spotted this mini bus and was so excited that i quickly pull out my phone to snap this photo, haha!! eih, mini bus very 肆無忌憚 one leh, they can stop anywhere they like and change route anytime they like, as long as they can pick up more passengers.. :D

      haha, i don't know why but i just remember there are 17 sitting and 13 standing for mini bus lah, maybe i use to look at this piece of information when inside the bus, haha!! and yalor, actually the bus conductor is in a high risk leh, he or she will always be the most-outer person, imagine if the bus is full then he/she will be standing at the outmost on the stairs leh, so dangerous..

      wah, good lah, you always got 專車接送?? and places within walking distance is so good lor, no need to drive and no need to take transport.. BTW, you are from Taiping and grown up there also?? actually i envy Taiping for being so near to Ipoh and Penang, can just drive over in less than a hour to makan all the nice food!! haha..

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    4. Hayley, we should be proudly say No Traffic Jam at Taiping unless Festive Seasons. So for your retirement plan, can consider to move to Taiping lor... Peaceful Town lar... Things are not cheap anymore, but it is still cheaper than other places. Freindly people like us too..hahaha...

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    5. oh, really?? no traffic jam at all in Taiping ah?? aiyoh, no wonder Hayley says can go anywhere within 20 minutes lah.. over here, probably gotta spend at least 20 minutes stuck in the traffic, haha!! retire ah, errr, can i chose somewhere outside this bolehland?? haha~~ :D

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  25. I miss it.

    Yeah all cramped into the bus but it's efficient, it's fast and it's cheap! :)

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    1. errr, not really fast sometimes if the driver thinks he should detour to more places to pick up more passengers.. can be very frustrating also especially when you are in a hurry.. i am sure you kena that before!! haha..

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  26. Nowadays, we parents take our kids naik bus ride as a treat or part of an "adventure" instead of them dealing with it in reality.

    So naik bus just for fun.

    And public bus?


    Some ppl say only foreign workers take them! Shocking!

    I still take them whenever I want to visit my hubby at his workplace. Easy. Naik bus from MV stop right in front of his work place. Cost RM2 only. ;)

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    1. you are right!! nowadays kids are always being fetched and sent in private cars only, public transport to them are kind of "excursions".. not uncommon that a kid has never taken public transport before, if one does, he or she could make stories in school!! :D

      oh, not entirely foreign workers lah, there are still many local who are taking public bus.. i am one of those.. and i kind of like the condition of the buses from RapidKL, of course the problem with punctuality of the bus still exists.. next time 5:30pm i go try my luck if i could bump into you at the bus stop~~ :D

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    2. I take busa t 6.00pm hehehe

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    3. okie noted!! *wink wink* :D

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  27. Yeah, I see to take it in the 90s.

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    1. me in the 80s and 90s while still schooling.. :)

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  28. I find that they are faster than usual buses.

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    1. depends also, if the driver did not detour to many places, they can be very fast :)

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  29. The return of the fast and furious?

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  30. 我应该有坐过mini bus,*假假酱,噗。。。。*

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    1. 你不要假假啦, 有就有啦, 肯定有喇你!! :D

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