Monday, June 30, 2008

Can't Eat If Car Park Is Full

One of the disadvantages of driving a car to eat at a place frequented by crowds is the difficulty of finding a parking lot.

i went to Downtown East E-Hub yesterday afternoon with my wife and son for lunch. It was not to be as i drove thru the whole multi-storey car park in vain hunting for an empty lot. It was a bright, sunny, hot afternoon at around 1:30pm.

i decided not to park on the shelterless roof-top as i didn't want to come back inside a "burning" car.

The parking charges are: $0.0214/min up to a maximum charge of $6.42 per day from 12.01am to 4.59pm, $3.21/entry from 5pm to 12midnight and rates includes eve of PH and School Holidays.

What's the point of paying the above crappy charges if you can't even park in shade?

These are times when it's better to go to such places without driving a car. Can just go straight to eat where you want to eat without having to look for a parking lot.


Blogger Happysurfer said...

Yes, it can be very frustrating if that happens. Over here, some malls especially on Sundays are overcrowded.

Didn't know carparks in Sgp charge by the minute. Our rates here are also exhorbitant.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at 4:42:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Mockingbird said...

To Happysurfer: Looks like KL and Singapore car parks can slap high five for charging exorbitant parking rates by the minute.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at 5:36:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Las montañas said...

There will soon come a time when it is 10X faster to walk from Point A to Point B than to drive a car.

This island is becoming ridiculous!

Monday, July 7, 2008 at 2:06:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Mockingbird said...

To Las Montanas: No shit. In fact, in any traffic jam. Walking from A to B along a road that is jammed up, is always faster than driving.

Friday, July 11, 2008 at 9:29:00 AM GMT+8  

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