I have thought metered taxi fare in malaysia was very cheap,well, too cheap for drivers to feed him and feed their family I think. BUT It canNOT be a reason to cheat passengers and travellers!
Now the government raised taxi fare,but what is moer important thing is to force cab drivers to use metre! My worst cab experience was one i took from batu cave to the city center in KL. costed more than RM50!!!! I went to batu cave from KL at RM13,but why the hell the other way around cost more than RM50? I doubt that shitty indian driver did something on his metre so it ticks much quicker.Be careful of cabs in batu cave. pls Take rapid kl bus..
the news reports that from 1 august 2009 taxi fare will be....
Metre start with RM2→RM3/RM3→RM4(in Penang)
10 sen=150m→10 sen→115m
I am strongly for raising cab fare IF they can follow the rule and run on metre.....ah desperate..
Well, first of all, today's topic is NOT a hotel or proper accomodation to stay,but it might be itneresting to know this kind of place.
Japan is well-known for one of the most erotic country in the world. Some report that the more society develop financially, the more it gets erotic.WEll, who knows.
Japan got a lot of strange business regarding sex industry.
One of them is "Love hotel"-Hotels specially designed for couples to mate. It is said that its becuz houses in japan is too small to have night activities . Normally, Love hotels do NOT provide any prostitution. When I told this to my foregin friend,he was very confused then what love hotels are for,and badly disapointed.
By the way,Today's topic is not love hotels,but its "Video Viewing Rooms(Video Box,個室ビデオ、ビデオ試写". I wonder how many websites introduce this in English,lol.
well,in video box, you ll find a lot of small rooms,as small as toilet box.In there, there is basically chair,TV,computer with earphone(important). Its pretty much like Internet Cafe in Japan.
But the big different is,,surprisingly,,, the facility is specially for "providing a space for men to masterbate"! In the ground floor, there are lots of lots of AVs to choose from. After you check in at counter, you go to a room ,like video rental shops, then u choose some and take them to your small box room. You play the DVD with your computer with earphone(some box room dont require earphope thanks to soundproofing ) ,and lastly, ENJOY YOURSELF! I took my oversea fren there .He was terribly surprised and commented "I have never imagined that masterbation can create such business like this."
This can be a good place to sleep.
It provides shower, and even flat chair you can lie down, and it costs about 3000yen for 12 hours stay including one usage of shower and towel .So it is quite quite reasonable for hotel standard in Tokyo.
When I stayed at one of them, I found a piece of paper stating "We compete with hotles".
Its very clean,but I felt it was too cold with aircon at night. No branket.
the biggest problem is NO key! You can lock the door from inside,but you can NOT lock the door from outside(no key).. so when you want to go to toilet,when you go to shower room,when you change DVDs,anytime you are away from your box, there is potentially danger of theft. Ur bags or wallet in ur bags might be stolen. I think it is the biggest problem for travellers who normally bring big luggage.
Another problem is ,nt only in video viewing rooms but all over in japan, language problem. Staff probbly explain system of facilities ,but i think he can not speak any english..
Well, I do NOT recommend Video Viewing Rooms for tourists,but maybe it is itneresting to know japan got such crazy but uique place to relax,enjoy and sleep. well,Of course it provides hourly rates, so if u are intrerested in such place, maybe its good to try for 1 or 2 hours.
The owner is a female Singaporean studying in Taipei.According to the website, she offers HER room for tourists . What it means is that you need to share the(her) room with her.Ya its really "homestay".
It is interesting to know a student is offering her room and share it with tourists.
Is it common for taiwanese or students in taiwan to offer such deals?Its so curious.
The website ,which is made with blogspot, provide some pieces of informatoin.
Pricing:NT400~(visit her website for details)
Photos of the room and surrounding
The website is very nice and hand-made atmospher.I like it.
If you are a female backpacker or tourist who would like to stay in Taipei for some days, maybe Taiwan,Taipei homestay is good to try=)
a big tree disturbs pedestrian.malaysia cares greenry
A mobile phone shop is right in the middle of wlakway.quite disturbing.
cars in space for taxi trees make space for pedestran narrower.its good to provide green,but not to annoy people. so many things are in the middle of pavement.its so difficult and annoying to walk in KL Two levels in one pavement,why? Broken Two levels in one pavement,can u explain? In penang,very narrow for pedestrian Intersection,thats where pedestrian is waiting for lights!No proper concrete waiting area,a big step up there.how wheel chair user can step up there and wait for lights?do they need to face danger of traffic?its Putrajaya.even worse theres a big hole in there. a gap putrajaya is it a mistake of calculatoin and constructoin?putrajaya this kind of food stalls are everywhere in malaysia,disturbing chairs and tables good to provide a rubish bin,but why is it in the middle of pavement? great parking great parking step up and down before escalator rubbish and poorly lit backstreeet parking in taxi space motorbike parking on walkway chipped pavement bumpy road I believe the driver of the parked car has never experienced walking.so he just parked his car like that which is super annoying for pedestrian.shame on him great parking,unbelievable
My friend(Japanese) told me a couple of days ago that one of her friend(Japanese) passed a test to be a flight attendant of AirAsia, and if she really decided to work for AirAsia, she would have to stay in Malaysia for at least 2 years.
It was the first time for me to know AirAsia is hiring Japanese as flight attendants.
When I travel, one of my interests and activities I see there would be watching and experiencing train rides.
Trains in Japan is very efficient and useful,furthermore, there are shops inside statoins and normally, there are many shops in front of statoins.
When I visited Tokyo first time,I thought train is going through cuz the trains entered station so speedy.But it was actually stopping at the station,I just misunderstood it cuz one train set is about 10 cars..
One more thing i was surprised was some train cars got 5 doors ..
My favourite train,Singapore MRT opened a new line,circle line a few months ago.
I really want to try it.
its desgin,cleanliness,clear announcement,spacious station,safety platform screen door,easylink card are perfect.
Hong Kong also have very similar train,MTR. not MRT but MTR,so confusing thou..
Ah very nice!Whats great about Hong Kong MTR is the line opened 30 years ago,but it still look new and clean,shiny.
Perth,Australia also have a train lines.Transperth.
I was amazed at the floor of train,it was carpetted!
Train announcement was not in Australian accent,but normal accent..
Bangkok metro is also nicee.
Its super clean and looking good UNLIKE ground level which is mostly chaos! Its totally different world between road on the ground and Metro in the underground.
I really hope Nagoya subway also will renovate itself like one of trains above i introduced..
look so old.toilet stinks,no contactless tickets,no platform screen doors,messy advertisement.
Huh..well,its still efficient and useful,but maybe they can do something about problems i said . But I dont know if citizens will agree with spending much tax on improvinh the facilities into shiny spacious metro system like ones in singapore or in hong kong..
This is Maya Brasserie where you have breakfast in Hotel Maya. When I nearly finished my breakfast,I noticed a menu at my table. It says please order from here. I DID NOT know we can have menu meals!I just thought it was only buffet style restaurant. So i ordered..I squeezed the meals into my already-full stomach,not to waste precious meal in the hotel. as we entered the restaurant, we were assigned to a seat(2 seat only for one small table) which was really small,and even worse, our table is kind of connected to next table..no separation or anything..So we were so close to another couple sitting down next to us. I think its so bad we can clearly listen to what they are talking and vice versa, they can clearly hear what we were talking. By the way,a couple sitting next to us was one British male,one Asian girl..I wondered if the woman was a prostitute or just an ordinary girlfriend of his...He was talking to her in slow and very clear English to her,but she seemed she didn't understand it.
This is one of menu meal I ordered at the end of breakfast.I pushed it into my stomach!
This is Northwest lounge in Narita. This was my first time to use lounge.Now I want to get gold credit card I can use several lounges. I was impressed by Apple computers. I had glasses of japanese sake,wine,beer,whisky...with some snacks. later,I got tipsy,haha.
I like researching hotels ,and now I like to share my experience with you.I hope my research will help you find the best place to stay for you.
If you have any questions,please feel free to ask me.I'm very willing to help you as far as I know!
Wish you a pleasant trip and stay!