The use of Touch ‘n Go (TnG) payment system as the sole cashless payment option for KL trains, specifically those operated by RapidKL, in my opinion has been unnecessary. TnG is inferior to the native cashless system that RapidKL had previously. Prior to the full migration, the trains accepted multiple payment options, but the superior […]

I have just returned from my Sri Lanka backpacking trip. I needed that vacation but now that it is done, I am suffering from a mild holiday blues. It is a kind of depression that makes you go back to your photo collection and relive the journey. I took a train down to Galle from […]

Kuala Lumpur opened the extension to its light rail transit lines late last month and I was pretty excited about it. After years of delay, the system is finally here. I am excited because I can now hop on a train to Subang with ease. Previously, I would either have to drive, get on a […]

I meant to write this more than a year ago when Prime Minister Najib Razak announced that the Malaysian government agreed to relocate Keretapi Tanah Melayu’s terminus from Tanjong Pagar to Woodlands. News that the Tanjong Pagar Station will finally close on July 1 encourages me to open up my archive of unfinished writings and […]

I have been to a number of cities with superb rail networks before but I hardly took any notice of them. I simply took the convenience that came along with┬áthem for granted. I have come to conclude that any good big city will always have a good rail network servicing the city and its suburbs. […]

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