It’s been a hell of a weekend. Besides the usual weekend commitment, I was dragged to accompany my other half to the PIKOM PC Fair that’s held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on 3rd August 2008.
Now, it’s been quite some time that yours truly over here goes to KLCC for some shopping during weekends. The last time I went there was during 29th March 2008, during Tun Dr. Mahathir’s book signing session in the Popular bookfest. I didn’t even bother to walk around and shop or even window shop, because the main purpose I went there was to get my book signed and that was it. I left after the book signing session. No shopping, no nothing.
Firstly, getting there, (to KLCC) itself during weekend is a problem, especially if you’re driving. Don’t ask me why we drive there…my other half is really against taking LRT during weekend for the fear of having to be sandwiched in the LRT compartment as well as wanting to avoid horny bastards who is around to act out sexual harassment on unsuspecting victims.
Getting to KLCC itself is horror. It’s a test of patience.There’s massive traffic congestions around KLCC area, rude and impatient drivers who get irritated very easily, as well as lack parking place. I was in shock to see that the parking rate in KLCC area cost a bomb! I can’t believe that parking in KLCC for an hour can cost a bloody Rm6 or Rm7. What the hell is that? It’s not per entry, mind you, it’s per hour! That honestly make those DBKL fucking machines sounds dirt cheap!
Not willing to give up the bloody Rm7 per hour for some stupid parking space,my other half decided to park the car somewhere else, somewhere more far than KLCC and only cost Rm6 per entry and walked quite a distance to KLCC.
Since I’m not a gadget fan, I was given a go-ahead by my other half to window shop in KLCC alone, and he’ll join me when he’s done doing his ‘manly’ things in the PC Fair. So, I’m left wandering the oh so huge and mighty KLCC alone.
After having some horrible food in the food court that they have the cheek to call fish&chips, it’s nature’s call, and I visited one of their once awarded ‘cleanest and well maintained’ toilet on ground floor, and boy, am I in for a surprise of a lifetime. The toilet was totally screwed up! It was watery, slippery, dirty, and to make it worst, only one toilet stall was usable! The other 5 stall cannot be used and a huge ‘ROSAK’ sign was pastered on each of the door.
My god! This is more worst than the toilets in public schools! I had known that my old school has the worst toilet ever, but Suria KLCC’s toilet really left me speechless. I had expected it to be quite well maintain, since Suria KLCC is a huge ‘shopper paradise’ to locals and tourists alike. But no… they did not maintained it well and you even have to queue up for a bloody 15 minutes just to pee. What the fuck! I really thank god that I did not pee in my pants! I can’t say that another five or ten minute I won’t, though.
I really hope the authorities could do something about the parking fees as well as the toilets in Suria KLCC. How the hell are we going to give a good impression to tourists when our toilet is so shitty and poorly maintained? I was told that that’s not the only toilet in KLCC that is poorly maintain, other toilet are not well taken care of too. AThat’s not just in KLCC, other public toilets around Malaysia is poorly maintained too.
And from my observation, gluttony and pompous act is also well practiced in KLCC shopping centers, as after the visit to the toilet, I went to Kinokuniya and caught some rotten bloggers updating their entries from the Cafe over some drinks in a rather show-off manner. Now, some of these bloggers are quite famous, as they have been posting their pictures in their blog, so I can very well recognize them. I daresay some of them are there not just to update their entries, but to show off their colourful laptops and stuff. And I can guarantee that these bloggers are not as friendly as they portrayed themselves to be. Rude, whiny, bitchy is more suitable to describe them, because I saw one of the Kinokuniya staff getting into trouble with the manager just for bringing the wrong order to one of this blogger. Oh, man, so much for their ‘I’m miss very pretty and forgiving girl-can contest for the Miss Universe’ slogan. Honestly, looks can be really deceiving.
KLCC is a bad, bad experience, especially on weekend. It’s crowded and overpopulated with horny teenagers who shamelessly shows public display of affection as well as impatient people who pushes around during escalator ride. I did not like it at all, and I can’t understand why the yolk of youngsters these days loves KLCC so much. It’s crowded, toilet poorly maintain and full of rude and barbaric yet ‘high class’ people everywhere. It’s not even a breeze to shop in KLCC. I’m not sure if I’m looking forward to any future visit to KLCC.
Cleffairy: I’m more to a Giant, Tesco and Carrefour kinda girl. At least parking is free there.