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Okay, fine, no KL-Singapore Shinkansen for us anytime soon.
I believe a bullet train between the two cities would likely be profitable as well as good for the environment as a lot of jet fuel could be saved if we can cut down the number of flights.
What to do. The current government prefers to revive the ECRL instead.
I do wonder why though, because the suspension of both projects cost lots of money.
Maybe the government was trying to salvage our relations with China, which is the main player of the ECRL project. That's after all that talks about the previous government trying to sell the country to Beijing.
Whatever it is, I think the Japanese may not be very happy about this because at one time I believe they almost got the HSR project. Especially after they gave us the samurai debt and other nice gestures.
Personally, I prefer the HSR over the ECRL because it would make my trips to Singapore much easier.
I'm actually not all that excited about the ECRL project since it was first conceived because I can't see much urgent need for it.
In fact, I would have much preferred for the government to revive the next phase of the MRT project rather than the ECRL
I took this picture on the MRT about 6.15pm yesterday,
Quite packed. Almost like in Japan.
I believe the LRT units are even more crowded these days, especially during rush hour.
Hopefully, the government will one day consider improving the rail transport in Klang Valley as being more urgent as it serves mainly the common people.
But then again maybe reviving projects like ECRL would open up more business opportunities for "certain people" unlike MRT or HSR.
Well, never mind.
Maybe we will have to wait till the end of this term before we can get better public transport in the Klang Valley.