KL City Hall must have an unlimitless supply of funds if we consider what it is splashing on granite kerbs, drain railings and rubberised tactile blocks. According to a report in STAR Metro, these granite kerb blocks don't just look good but they can last much longer. But the price, a hefty RM542 a metre [no typo here], while the regular concrete ones cost RM27 a metre. So the next time, one is in Jln Leong Yew Koh in TTDI, do admire them and think of the 20m concrete metres each of the granite metre represents. When one is in Jln Datuk Sulaiman, again in TTDI, and one comes across the Fibre Reinforce Plastic [FRP] railings protecting drains which incidentally are less than a metre deep, just feel how expensive railings feel like, so smooth and so cold. These railings cause just RM486, a metre run. When compared to the regular steel railings which cost some RM98 a metre run, one can definitely get that expensive, quality, state-of-the-art feel. Also do remember that pilfering of any thing, steel or iron made, is going on big time presently and that these FRP railings, though damn expensive are not in demand and are therefore comparatively theft-proof. Oh yes, they also require little or no maintenance and do not require messing repainting, every now and then. Pop over to Brickfields and Jln Parliament and try out the new yellow rubberised tactile guide blocks for the blind. These cost only RM100 a piece while the older not-so-tactile concrete ones were economically priced at RM6 only. City Hall certainly does not believe in quantity over quality. One surely cannot say that City Hall is miserly when it comes to taking care of the visually challenged. But surely, they would be better catered to if these guide-block-walkways could be spread over a bigger area. City Hall certainly believe in nothing but the very best for its city dwellers. But what about those potholes and the uncovered manholes which are to be found in other areas of the city? City Hall will, probably in the near future, probably have those potholes covered with the hardest of the hardest of bitumen [HHB] which will require no maintenance at all and have those manholes with missing covers covered with theft-proof, non-steel, 'bolehnite' [BN] reinforced ones . Of course being quality products made to last almost forever, HHB pothole filler and BN covers will naturally come with hefty chunky prices. But as mentioned earlier, nothing but the very best for those citizens, denizens and contractors and all under City Hall's best care. Compared to the amount alloted for the belly-dancing Egypt tour and London-US-Dubai tour, one must be thankful that City Hall is certainly ensuring that the tax-payers' funds that it is managing is well spent. Go figure that out.
LONE's rantings for all interested, COMMENTS/KOPI-0s welcomed. Comments are solely the views of their makers MALAYSIA, a great place to be in, BUT we can, will and must make HER better.
You may say I'm a dreamer but I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one. IMAGINE:youtube::John Lennon