Sadly yes.Sergei82 wrote:Took one of the water slides over there this Saturday. They have some "humps" along the slide for some reason - rubber strips across the water flow - many of them in bundle of 3s on the way. I have no idea how those things make the slide more exciting - they slow down the boat.
Anyway, my rubber boat went upside down on one turn of the slide. Looks like, the slide itself was poorly designed and very dangerous. So I continued my "travel" down without the boat. Not only thos rubber strips are torn and worn out, pieces are sticking, I left some patches of my skin there, more than that - I bumped head long into one of them and had a headache for the rest of the day. I was lucky because some of those water slides are quite high and if you fall in case of something, you are dead.
Needless to say, that was the 1st and last slide I took in Sunway Lagoon from now and forever. I wonder, why it is so much safer everywhere else I went - Korea, Singapore, US, ...? I never felt myself in danger there, in KL it is obviously life threatening! Is it a cultural thing to neglect the quality?
Australian TV makes "documentaries" on how many people die in Bali every year (incarceration for drug possession/trafficking, however, is a different "genre").zzm9980 wrote:Third-world country. I wouldn't ride anything like that in Vietnam, Indonesia, Mexico, or a lot of other countries either.
It probably stems from a lack of strong liability law, and the ability to bribe your way out of most trouble. The US State Dept. gives travel warnings for some countries warning about popular touristy things that are dangerous. Those Para-skiing things are usually on top of the list.
while there was some construction near KL Sentral, I walked under the covered area and came out all dustyQRM wrote:.
Having worked there, it is mind blowing what goes on I never walk near construction sites.
Its those covered walkways that give the pedestrian and contractors a false sense of safety. A small concrete block or steel pipe falling from a ht will just punch right through it. Also never stop in a car near a construction site, one I worked on in KL, a passenger lost his arm when a concrete block fell and passed through the roof of his car, luckily just missed his baby. The crane driver legged it never to be seen again, the contractor had his wrist slapped and the family of the missing arm guy got a "payment" and it was business as usual after that.ecureilx wrote:
while there was some construction near KL Sentral, I walked under the covered area and came out all dusty
Sergei82 wrote:Is it a cultural thing to neglect the quality?
too long in SG ah?Sergei82 wrote:! Is it a cultural thing to neglect the quality?
And how apropos that is for a metaphor for Singapore. Why couldn't the f*ing person who complained about it just pick it up themselves? No, we will complain to the government and expect them to do something about it!ecureilx wrote: meanwhile in Singapore a stick of fish stick on uncleaned land was the topic of PMs national day speech .... and led to the formation of a new agency
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