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Monday, 04 June 2007

Short Talk:

Jakarta is one of those cities that I hate when I first touched down. But as soon as I hopped on the plane back home, I wanted so bad to fly back there again.

Stupid Escalators

Spotted this outside Senayan City Mall - one of the many upmarket shopping centres in Jakarta catered towards the rich tai tais.

Is this even necessary?

C'mon guys, it's just five steps. FIVE!

Not like we're asking you to climb Mount Kinabalu, ok?

Apparently in Indonesia, escalators need to wear high heels too.

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That's incredible proof to show how lazy we are getting - not just Indonesians, but the entire world.

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Hahaha, the short one was funnie :P

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ahahahahah~!!!XD funny!!!

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That was six! Any steps more than five is too much for the tai tais.

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Aiya kenny, maybe it's for OKU. Orang kurang upaya

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Worse than Star Hill XD

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pics from ur cam are rily damn chio la.all so clear!hey,which cam did u use for these two pics??if its the sony one im gona consider switchin cams :P

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apparently they just need escalators everywhere: probably just as a symbol of classiness: just tat 'taller' ones get to wear heels woohoo~~

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I understand if the escalator is flat for pple with wheelchairs and troleys... but escalator with steps... hmm...

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TOOHEY!!!!! TOOHEY!!!

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Siao la these fellas.

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See?? Indonesia is much richer than malaysia.....

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apparently, there are some handicapped or elderly people who need these facilities. So, yeah, it is necessary.

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perhaps the escalator provided is meant for elderly and disabled people...

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hahaahahaha...

the short escalators so funnie :P

my Papa even laugh at it.. LoL..

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Yes you do it caters for the needs of the disabled which prob didnt occur to u. Well done to that shopping complex for being sensetive to the needs of others

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Very nice, very smooth :-P

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OMG!!!

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disabled people dont use escalators =.=

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Anonnyyyy is a dumbass....can't even spell right. he/she doesn't really think logically. 5 steps running all day wastes a lot of electricity doesn't it? plus wad kind of disabled people would use the escalator? even those with walking sticks might find it more convenient in taking their time walking the stairs than having to hurry on and off the escalator. use your brain dude

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If that short escalator was really meant for the disabled, I think a ramp would've made more sense

I wonder if there's a category in the Guiness World Records for the shortest escalator in the world :p

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Mate, when are you gonna post pictures about your dive trip ?

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heh.... to protect their perfect little shoes.

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some older ppl have arthritic joints. so maybe to you, this is not necessary. To the old people, climbing stairs can be quite painful.:P

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-.-"

you can practically jump over them..

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Waste money to built that escalator... many they are too rich? haha...

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there's something similar in singapore orchard road too... but i think they are taking it down now with the current renovation. but it was there for a long time already still. haha!

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ngaiti~~~~ -_-'''

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they have a similar escalator at Starhill Gallery as well.

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Speechless..... 6 steps..... escalator..... siao.

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selamat hari gawai kenny sia..!!! ngirup tuak!!

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Nah I don't think the escalators are meant to be for the disabled. Seriously, unless I see a wheelchair getting onto an escalator like that, I stand to be corrected.

Jakarta may be the most disabled-unfriendly city in Asia, but a ramp or a lift in a case like this would make more sense.

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dumm dee dumm dee dumm..
Using kenny's blog as an excuse not to do homework lol
blah he gets to go on holidays all the time...
What the heck about us eh?

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perhaps one day when you find urself having difficulties in walking and climbing stairs then you wouldn't think this is such a stupid escalator...please don't be so insensitive you all...

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haha.. people sure are lazy nowadays..

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Finally you back home. Too bad we couldn't meet. I would give you more infomations about Jakarta.

That five-steps escalator is for disable ppl, and baby-trolley. The high-heel escalator is for lazy ppl. I brought my disable friend and that escalator was really helpful.

For diving, i would recommend you to other diving place :) I attached my email, so anytime you want to go back to this... hate country. Let me know :)

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hehe.. little escalator for little man XD

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If Malaysia has this 5 steps escalator, I'm sure people will use it like hell too! Only in Indonesia, they express it by did it out.

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ahaha nice shopping mall though ^^ ur great kenny =D i hav started a blog ellen1988.blogspot.com welcome everyone to my blog !!!! :)

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there are two different types of pedestrians here, one are those who already intended to go to the mall, and the rest just merely pass by. For those intended visitors, this escalator is optional because oh well six steps is considered 'low' and very easy to climb, BUT for those who didn't intent to walk into the mall and merely pass by the entrance area, this entire strip of steps could visually suggest that there's this physical barrier there and oh why should i bother to go up there? so having this 'stupid escalator' there, it breaks the visual (and physical) barrier and suggests a more welcoming entrance to the mall! and of course it would help the old too. :)

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oh and can i add that an escalator is never meant for the disabled.

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eh those high heeled escalators look hot

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I like that heel. haha.

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in UK at my place here, there's such an escalator. First time I saw it I was quite surprised. But now get used already =)

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5 steps oso want to use escalator. so unenvironmental. boycott!!!

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it is necessary for people with strollers

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Try think of the old folks, disabled people and heavily pregnant ladies, sometimes it is hard for them just to climb stairs, even 5 small steps.

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I really dont think its for the disabled as if it was for the disabled then the escalator would have been a flat one not steps......but for a short distance like that you might as well just use a ramp, cuz lift is also out of the question, how do you build a lift which only goes up 5 steps??
So who say Indon is poor?? they are riher then us leh cuz in Msia we dont even have escalators that goes 5 steps.......lol

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ive never seen such thing in Bali, maybe it only exists in Jakarta :D

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lol. A guy is on the escalator instead.

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I found the one in Starhill is kinda showing the "ridiculous" of rich tai-tais, this even worse! ahahaha!

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What the......such a waste of $. Agree with Alexia should have just made a ramp for the disabled

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huh??? That's all???

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the world shorter escalator.

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lol wtf!!! thats y kids nowadays are so fat!!! haha

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they have one in one of the shopping malls in hong kong too. my dad, brother and i kept watch of people who used it.

it's like...everyone!

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lol.. u sd it for ur selfs.. the shopping ctr is for rich tai tai's ma.. even walking proves too much of a hard work for them!

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It is necessary for me!!! else my coconut falls off!! stupid keenny never take care of my feelings =(

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Wah, waste a lot of money for the escalators just for that 5 steps. They are very lazy :P

Escalator has gender too. That one is girl , that's y she wears high heels :P

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oey..can blog something more interesting anot.
tell me u bring some hot indo chics home with you!!

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the short wan is for the physically challenged on wheels man...

it makes it easier for them to enjoy the ride up the stairs...

a ramp would be too steep for them loh . . .

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Yes, its meant for disabled and those father or mother who bring wheels bed for baby? Its much more easier for them to roll up there instead of waking up their child and take up the heavy things by hands.

No one have experience to bring your baby to shopping?

Kenny, u really funny, not the escalators.

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So coincidental! i took pictures of the escalators and the high heels too, hahaha.
The escalators are built for the shopaholics who pay so much and have lots of shopping bags ma

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haha the indo escalator is reli cute~ >.

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They should replace it with a ramp or something more easy for handicapped or elderly people! The high heels designed by Jimmy Choo?

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you can't use that ok! it's only for rich tai tais!

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Wah lao and i thot people are getting lazier by the day but this takes the cake! So kenny any escalators for roadside kerbs around there too? :P

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Kenny, dahhling, those are STEPS we're talking about! Oh mon Dieu, mon cheri!

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fake ass kennysia!

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haha, guess the guy who designed that mall has a shoe fetish ;P

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soon we'll have teleport machines... =)

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The Rich become richer, The Poor become poorer....

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Use your brain..Think of unfortunate ppl,ppl with wheel chair, mum with kids on trolley, don't they need that escalator.??? Just tat some ppl r freaking lazy..they forgot the wonder of having a pair of leg

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your short talk is so true. was in jakarta back in jan 2007, and been at that same mall too. these people are soo fookin rich! they have stretched humvees parked outside not to mention the occasional bentleys..

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Not stupid lar... what the heck u called the escalator stupid... of cos la, they r built for a purpose otherwise why do u think they are there for? For escalator r 4 convinience of that shopaholics. :P

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just a small note about indonesia. when goto bali, must see dead people on the streets hill!!
there is this hill place area, where they dont bury their dead, they just leave it lying around and it doesnt smell or anything like that. they dont inject anything into the bodies either. please go there and take pictures of the place, cos who knows when i'll be able to see it!!
much thanks.

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wadever tai tai, pregnant and old age pple.... they just need to have a ramp thingy for THAT FIVE MISERABLE STEPS LOR. neet to the extend of a escalator? PUI!

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its for the disabled/handicap and the old ones...and imo its pretty rational. and the heels are just fashion, at least its better than putting a kennysia statue over there rite?

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omg the short elevator is so cute!!

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Definitely not for old people or pregnant lady. they walk too slow to find time to step on to the escalator or a matter of fact get off one! They may just stumble off it.

I think small escalators is suppose to show how 'advance' the shopping mall is.

I saw them own Orchard Rd earlier this year, and found it really hilarious as well!

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the short one looks incredulous! cute hahahaha

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Alexia: there really are lits for about the height of five steps. its mainly for people with disablities, old people and strollers. =)

btw, cool red heels!

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give me 5!

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those five steps escalators are very handy especially if you're carrying those heavy shopping begs. I heard traffic in Jakarta is quite horrendous.

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the escalators are made for the convinience of those who are disabled.. or those with baby prams.. sorry if this was said.. i didnt have time to browse thru the comments

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There is one in Birmingham UK that spans about 4 steps I think. I'd get photos up and repost when I next pass it by, haha.

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Haha..maybe nowadays tais tais are getting too fat to climb even FIVE steps.. =P

But FIVE steps for an escalator reali makes no economic sense for the shopping mall isn't it? =S

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that super long one's creative, but the short one, really for lazy asses...

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the first photo was dumb while the second was funny. your captions esp. =]

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pen, eh then tell me this...

If those escalators were really made for those who are disabled, with prams, or for old people - why didn't they use a ramp-type travelator instead?

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Hey that's rather cute! :) There's another short step of escalators at Funan, Singapore.

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hey there is a similar escalator to enter one small complex in Toowoomba, Australia... one day i'll put the photo in my blog... i had the same thoughts about this!

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HAHAHAH!! ZOMG!!! 6 steps ONLY!?!
*cracks into somemore fits of laughter*

...oh anyway i think the high heel escalator looks nice..haha. i mean, what an idea! =)

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jakarta is pretty good for shopping. how abt batam. anyone knows? sorry not relevant to the post at all, but curious(:

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seriously ... what is tat mini escalator for? really brainless... lol waste energy to build not to say keep it running.... i think the designer is jus trying to squeez as much money out of the project. lol

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indonesia looks more develop than i expected.

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the escalator is for handicap ppl, or older folks. indonesia always has earthquake, since the escalator is so long and high up, so it's quite dangerous if earthquake comes, so they need to use something to support so that it wont collapse easily. so instead of using huge, ugly pillar, they designed the high heel to support it.

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Living a pampered life

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I'm such a lazy ass bastard.... I want that shit escalator at home, NOW!

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haha.. nice funny escalator..
kenny, u changed the picture size huh? :)

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Hahaa... You're so lucky to be able to go all over the world...

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I've seen the same type of escalator somewhere in Malaysia.. i was wondering y ppl make it also..but when comes to think of it, yea hor, it could be for the handicap ppl...

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"Too bad conservation here is virtually non-existent. Too many dead corals and man-made pollution there. My dive guide stabbed and killed a sea urchin just so he could attract surrounding fish to eat off its inside."

Dive guide here (Malaysia) also do that.

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funny thing happen in funny country !

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Hey, do tell us what you DID end up liking about Jakarta.. as you hint from the short talk.

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I think the little escalators is kinda cute! *wink*.hehehe.. and the one with high heal is cool! very good for a shoes shop to have a creative advertisement like that.

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Can I ask you something? Recently your friend XX has gone too far aiyo can u ask her to be humble abit.

But I like you though, hehe.

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redefine the meaning of lazy man..and also being luxurious..scared the sole of the shoe get eroded from walking 5 steps meh

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hey kenny, we have such SHORT escalators in singapore itself @ funan IT mall. haha.

but then again, hopefully it is built for good reasons like -ol age? :)

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and to top it off, spore even have a lift to lift us for merely ten steps. hahaa. see them @ esplanade. hahahaha.

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hi Kenny, I am going to Bali in 2 days' time. Just wanna ask you where should i change MYR to Indon rupiah. Is the conversion rate better in Indonesia?

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aiyah, the 5-steps elevator must be also for those wearing high heels lah! u know when women with heels walk down staircases, the noise is so char see lang? clak-clak-clak, cannot tahan man.. by using that elevator, the problem will be solved.

i think my reason is quite valid..

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I think it's there for the handicapped-lah, stupid!

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OMG you went to SENAYAN CITY!!!!!!!!! its like... just right behind my campus!!!! hahahahahh

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Oh my god..
What the fuck!!

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hi kenny, i have the same question as jinn. im going to indonesia next week. where did you change MYR to Indon rupiah? you got a good exchange rate, cant seem to get that rate anywhere in KL. hope you can answer my question asap. thanks:)

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We have that in Singapore - Funan IT Mall and Wisma Atria

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we have that in malaysia but not yet ready

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yes it is necessary for the elderly or disabled. there are either trampway or escalators of these sort in most of the shops in UK.

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How did u managed to snap photos there? I was there two weeks ago. There was like 2 or 3 guards at each floor. Didnt even allow me to snap a photo.

To enter the complex, have to be scan first :(

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i knew it, that familiar-looking guy i saw at the mall was you. have fun in indo! enjoy!

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did u guys ever see parents with baby stroller using escalators in shopping malls? how could it be not convenient?

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it could be for style, for feng shui concerns..
of course, it saves space and looks inviting for a shopping complex.. ; )

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stupid stupid kenny sai. for writing a stupit post.

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from the store's perspective, it's great advertising, and it makes the place more welcoming to people who might stop shor of entering because of the stairs. So it's good business

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hmmz, I'm not sure about M'sia but in S'pore, a lot of mummies with babies uses prams. for me, when I'm alone pushing the pram, I will definitely appreciate the escalator. Imagine carrying the pram up the stairs, with a baby inside, all alone?!

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indonesian are richer than msian? or indonesian are lazier than msian? they indeed hv too much money to waste.

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5 steps escalator not neccessary? but there's still people using it kan?

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typical Kuching people..

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lol... nice escalator

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heh kenny you're in jakarta! thats rare, i should have gone back there this june hols, maybe could catch a glimpse of you haha

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i forgot to put my name and i got "I'm A Chicken With No Name. BWAK BWAK BWAK!" -.- nvm

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#1 For disabled/preggies etc.
#2 Adds a touch of class (contributes to the whole outlook of the mall; looks more welcoming etc.)
#3 For lazy people to use of course.
#4 Heck it looks adorable anw.

Having ramp-type travelator might be a lil too short for that?

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hahaha...
wtf!

already say for tai tais lor..
they need it more than anyone else..

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Nice Catch!
Yes, not sure, it's a proper use of technology or mis-use technology and facilities. Absolutely true, if its for the healthy young man, then 5 steps are just a pace. But sometime for the old and sick and even single shoppers with heavy shoppings, may be 5 steps Escalators are also very helpful. So, it's a matter of context after all!

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Nice catch...

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Headache.Flu.Cough.Sick? Hahaha! Life!! :p

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hey kenny, 3 days already.. pls blog.. =(
miss u...

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If I'm in a wheelchair how am I going to go up this five, sorry six steps of high escalator. It would be more sensible to put a ramp in its place instead.

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But wheelchair people usually don't travel alone, do they? Besides, a ramp maybe too much

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That's utterly waste of money. A 5 step escalator? lol... They should have done better than that... make an elavator to lift you for 5 steps.

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I been to this mall before...hey there is a big Harley Davidson shop at the front entrance....

You can't find this kind of luxury mall in MALAYSIA...!!! What is our government doing???!!!

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They should also put "Death to Terrorists" besides, death to drug traffickers.

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I want those krisy kreme donuts!!!

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FIVE steps to u is sap sap soi. Think of the disabled lar, can't u?! But that FIVE-steps escalator is rather cute... :p

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Lol...
They don't have to spend money for that 5 steps escalator! Haiz... Is that indicate that they're lazy to climb the stair or???? For the good-old people? Em....???

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It'll probably take only one second to reach the 'top' if you use the escalator :o

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I've seen such escalator in Hawaii of late. Exactly the same.

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http://www.goodexperience.com/broken/i/04/02/america-fitness-s.jpg

Which is better?

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hey bobo!! & also to anyone who think that that dumb escalator would be of any use to old people,use some brains la!!if a person really find it to be so much pain climbing up a few steps, that person probably won't be able to walk properly, then why bother paining yourself going out at the first place???

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i seen be4 short one in Singapore... it looks funny... the tall one is COOL, VERY COOL!!

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lol,it so funny and highhill and kinabalu evelator

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fainted.

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Wow! the high heels escalators is awesome!

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