Mar 25, 2015

The First Bus Rapid Transit in Malaysia

A good city must have a systematic public transportation system. There are a lot of advantages for encouraging people to use public transport. However, the only way to attract people using public transport is by providing good and efficient services.

In Klang Valley about only 20% of the population are using public transport and the rest use their own vehicles. This figure leads to traffic congestion around many roads and highways around the metropolitan region. Even though, roads and highways here in Malaysia are among the best in Asia. It won't help the society until we have the efficient public transportation system.

Other than heavy traffic, too many vehicles on the road can cause pollution. Noise and air pollution for instance. In addition to open burning in Sumatera, Indonesia; high usage of vehicles will worsen haze in Malaysia. We do have hybrid car here, but it is not that popular even with a lot of initiatives by the government and public sector.

Actually, I just want to introduce a new and the latest public transport system in Malaysia. We already have intercity & intracity  electric train, LRT, MRT is under contruction, Monorail, bus, and taxi.

Now, we are going to add another one on the list which is Bus Rapid Transit (BRT).

Mar 6, 2015

Top 10 Schools in KL for SPM 2014

SPM result was just released a few days ago. As usual, I will share the top ten schools in Kuala Lumpur.

The schools are ranked by Gred Purata Sekolah (GPS) or School Average Grade. For GPS, the lower means better performance. Percentage of straight As does matter but the most important thing is the overall performance of the school.

To calculate the GPS, each subject and student are taken into consideration. Nobody is left in the calculation. This is the reason why GPS is used for the ranking, it is obviously more comprehensive than the percentage of straight As.

To get lower GPS is not that easy especially for non-boarding school. In the boarding schools, all of the students scored straight As during PMR. So, the weakest student can score at least C in any subjects during SPM. Unlike normal schools where there are students who cannot even read properly.

All teachers must ensure no students are left out in order to get very low GPS. If the teachers or schools only focus on the top students, low GPS will be absolutely impossible.

Enough about the ranking procedure, let us proceed to the ranking.
The top ten schools in Kuala Lumpur for Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia 2014.
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