I don’t know why I like subway trains. I prefer taking subway trains if there is any in the city like in Hong Kong and Singapore. Though even though, there’s a short 5 station underground subway in Kuala Lumpur, I had never get on it before, it’s so short and the government should subway-ed the whole city instead of just 5 stops and the rest is in the air, the Monorail and LRT.
I don’t know why Malaysia government opt of trains on the ground and air instead of digging tunnel underground like Singapore. They should have go for underground because it makes the city look more beatiful.
2 years, when I was in Bangkok, no one tell me about the Bangkok Metro, which was quite new at that time. Only until a few weeks ago when I travelled to Bangkok again, I saw quite a number of subway station by the roadside.
I stayed at Emerald Hotel when I was in Bangkok that time, it was between to subway station, 1 is Huai Khwang and another is Thailand Cultural Center, the nearest one to us is Huai Khwang which is like 5 minutes walk from the hotel.
It was night time and we were going out to Patpong to take a look at the famous Bangkok’s nightlife area. There wasn’t much taxi at that time and so we were actually forced to take the subway. My brother prefer the taxi because it’s cheap in Bangkok and faster. Well as for me just want to experience going underground. =)
There wasn’t much ticket machine at the station and we went straight to the counter to buy the tickets. It was quite quiet by that time, it’s seems like Thais don’t take trains a lot. It’s not like Hong Kong and Singapore where it’s always a lot of people taking the underground train.
The ticket or pass I got was not actually a card or something, it’s a token which require you to tap at the gate. This is just same like the underground subway at Shen Zhen.
The train is not very long also, there’s only 3 section where in Hong Kong, the MTR underground train is very very long like there’s 6-7 section. Though, there’s only SOME people on the train. It’s quiet and cold in there.
Announcement was made in Thai and English. In Singapore, there’s 4 language in the train, English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil.
After 9 stops from Hwai Khwang, we arrived at Si Lom where Patpong is.
It’s fun taking the train! Weird me. Hehe. You will never see a subway in my city because the they just doesn’t give support on it.