1/31/2007

Malaysia Boleh - higher car toll

Malaysian Boleh. They have concluded and will go ahead with the intention to charge 20 ringgits for Singapore cars entering Malaysia. Their logic is simple. Singaporeans are rich and will soon get use to it, so said the Tourism Minister Tengku Adnan. Further, Singapore is charging Malaysians $20 per car. But why? Why would Malaysians willingly pay $20 and Singaporeans may not? The Malaysians come into Singapore to collect Singapore dollars. The Singaporeans go into Malaysia to spend Singapore dollars. That is the big diff. The migration of factories to China is a simple economic reason. When people cannot find bargains, they will stop going. Only those that need to go will go and pay the 20 ringgits. There will be those who find it not economical or beneficial to continue to go over with the new rates. For Malaysians coming over and pay $20, they are most happy to do so. They are working here and have plenty of money to bring back. What is $20 more?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I can bet you this will not decrease the number of Singaporeans driving into Malaysia. The Shit Times have for years played the scare card by highlighting reports of crime against Singaporeans yet that has not worked. Where else can Singaporeans drive their flashy cars to the fullest potential ? On Singapore roads ? Like Dr M once said, in Singapore you can only drive up to third gear because the moment you shift into fourth gear you fall into the sea because it is so tiny".

Anonymous said...

Our local gov made us poor and dig money from us in every way, now other countries tries to do same wise for us. Fu#$# the gov here for exploiting us and opening up a can of worm for others to follow.
Screw the gov-controlled media to say we are rich when indeed we are poor.

Matilah_Singapura said...

Please lah. 20 ringgit. CHEAP lah.

Not even 9 dollars Singapore. Nearly 6 American bucks. A bit over 7 dollars Australian, and 4 Euro.

Lets see, 4€, USD6... buys a hot dog and a coffee — if you're lucky.

Here are some other toll charges:

Bay Area — http://bata.mtc.ca.gov/tolls/schedule.htm

Sydney — http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/usingroads/motorwaysandtolling/toll_charges.html

Melbourne — http://www.citylink.com.au/280.jsp

Are Singaporean's "rich"? Well, many of them are, because they work hard and smart. [and... feel free to add you own observations, experience and reason....]

A lot more Malaysians would be rich too... if.....
....oh never mind no free advice, and I don't want to offend anyone. (not today, anyway :) )

The best form of revenge is success.

Matilah_Singapura said...

Please lah. 20 ringgit. CHEAP lah.

Not even 9 dollars Singapore. Nearly 6 American bucks. A bit over 7 dollars Australian, and 4 Euro.

Lets see, 4€, USD6... buys a hot dog and a coffee — if you're lucky.

Here are some other toll charges:

Bay Area — http://bata.mtc.ca.gov/tolls/schedule.htm

Sydney — http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/usingroads/motorwaysandtolling/toll_charges.html

Melbourne — http://www.citylink.com.au/280.jsp

Are Singaporean's "rich"? Well, many of them are, because they work hard and smart. [and... feel free to add you own observations, experience and reason....]

A lot more Malaysians would be rich too... if.....
....oh never mind no free advice, and I don't want to offend anyone. (not today, anyway :) )

The best form of revenge is success.

Matilah_Singapura said...

anon 1:38 wrote:

> Fu#$# the government <

I agree. You might find one of the pictures on this page interesting.

;)