I took my friend home last night in Bayan Lepas. It was hard to drive until in front of his flat. Why? It was because of too many cars parking there, and some cars were not even in the car park lot! That’s the problem. I don’t blame them because where else you want to park your car if it’s not somewhere around your house? Who I should blame? I’d blame the developer.
In this modern era, developer should assume that those who buy the house would drive 1 car at least even though the average for a family in Malaysia now is 2 cars in a family. This thing happens again and again. It is the same problem over here and the same problem over there too.
From what I see, cheap house like flat will be provided with free car park which you can buy the house and need not to think about parking lot anymore. I won’t buy this kind of house not because it is cheap, but I know the consequences. Cheap house with cheap maintenance would give you a pain in the ass with the elevator. Normally they will provide 2 elevators and when both of the elevators are not working, do you think they will fix it as soon as possible? No, they won’t. I stayed in a flat before, so I know how it feels to live in a cheap house like that. Not to mention about the peoples around. They are so noisy and yet not helping at all. I say that because there was a theft in my house and the neighbor in front not even call when he saw the incident. When I reached home late after work, I was shock and I just ran to the nearest police station to make a report.
Let’s go back to the parking problem. This problem also happens to some apartments. When we buy a house, developer will only allow us to buy 1 car park. Maybe some would allow you to buy more than 1 but not many developers would do so. Again the same problem happen, a family normally has 2 cars and when they are only entitle to buy 1 parking lot another one need to park outside which is normally around the apartment at the both side of the road. Imagine how big is the road now when cars park at the both side of the road? Sometimes you have to give way to others who come from the opposite side just because the road is too small for both directions to go at once. Not to mention those like students and workers who share 1 house with 3 or more people. Let say all of them drive cars, where do they park their car? Normally the senior will conquer the parking lot and the rest need to park outside – same at the roadside around the apartment. No guard will look after your car and no CCTV to scare the thief too. It’s not safe at all.
What do you think we must do to make sure all cars get parking lot in the apartment? How to make sure all cars at the roadside safe, if the first question is impossible?
26/7/2008 9:12am Saturday
Get ready -- going to Kedah for a wedding.