Now, I have to attend classes at UTAR Setapak not only I need to take public bus but also I have to take LRT (Light Rail/Rapid Transit) in order to reach there. To be honest, before this I only took LRT for like less than 10 times. I only take LRT when there were PC fairs at KL Convention Centre. Anyway, now LRT has become a very common type of public transportation to me.
LRT is quite fast although not as fast as in many of the developed countries like Japan. It saves up a lot of my time. However, if you're going to take LRT around 7:30-9:30am in the morning you have to queue up for like 20-30 minutes before you get your butts into that train. Every train that arrive is already so packed that there is only a space for like 10 more people to stuck into it. It's funny seeing people rush and push themselves into the train LoL good thing is that everyone is lining up thus so far I haven't witness any accident with my own eyes.
Inside LRT, the only thing you can see is head, head and head. Sometimes I feel shy looking at everyone and it gets even worse when the train go underground and through the dark tunnel where there is no scenery to look at. So I just close my eyes and pretend to sleep. Then, I have to start thinking a way to open my eyes back later so that I won't look unnatural by "waking up" immediately just like that infront of other people...
I wish Putra LRT company will increase the number of trains so that it can save more times for those people in the morning who are usually the students and workers who are rushing to school and office. They gotta do something before things become like that as shown in the picture below.
There was even once a middle aged woman collapsed and lost conscious for about 5 seconds. It was probably due to the lack of oxygen inside the train since hundred of passengers struggling to get it while exhaling lots and lots of Carbon Dioxide. Also, there was once when the train suddenly went emergency brake and everyone was sandwiched LoL...luckily no one was hurt and there was an announcement apologizing to all the passengers that time. I bet the workers at the station were laughing out loud looking at us...either that or they were feeling guilty.