Quadruple ticket price for foreigners just too much

  • Letters
  • Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011

WHOSE spiteful and vindictive idea was it to charge foreigners nearly four times as much as Malaysians to ride the new train up Penang Hill?

Just stop and think. What about all the Bangladeshi, Indonesian and Nepali workers here doing jobs for low pay that Malaysians don’t want to do.

This effectively cuts them off from a trip up Penang Hill on their day off. Is this Malaysian hospitality? A nice return for their contributions to the Malaysian economy!

How about the budget travellers who have worked and saved from Australia, Britain, the US, Japan etc. to travel around Asia and are staying in budget guest houses around Chulia Street? RM30 is more than the cost of a room in a budget hotel. This will provide a lot of negative word of mouth publicity for Penang.

And what about the elderly foreigners who have made Penang their home? Nice to think we are only welcome here for our wallets.

What’s next, a surcharge on nasi kandar and char koay teow?



Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

Next In Letters

Historic Convent Bukit Nanas should be declared a national heritage site, not demolished
A small favour to ask of ‘Malaysia, a grateful nation’
Challenges of living with haemophilia amid Covid-19
Amateur radio: It can be more than just a hobby
Veterinarians do provide an essential service too
Macro outlook on Malaysia's food security insecurities
Now is the time for action
It’s time to honour this key figure from our history
Embrace net zero to stop climate change
A salute to our great teachers

Stories You'll Enjoy