Fuel Price Hike: Time to face new challenges

June 5 2008 – the news came when the government announced the price of petrol to increase from RM1.92 to RM2.70 per litre – an increase of 78 cents, and for sure the prices of many other goods and services will follow suit.

A bowl of noodles now costs 50 cent more, from $3.50 to$ 4.00. A chicken rice vendor in the Section 14 food court recently increased the price of a plate of chicken rice from RM3.50 to RM3.80. In some other places they have increased to RM4.00.

My wife told me that the price of chicken keeps going up. It has gone up to RM6.70 per kg and that is a little too expensive.

We have to change our lifestyle. Maybe it is better to stay at home, enjoy home cooked food and quality time with the family than go out.

I read with interest in the post by David Lind “Save Money On Gas/ Dealing With The High Cost Of Gasoline” on his Viginia Breeze site. He talked to his friend Eddie about ways to save money on gas when it went up to US4.00 per gallon. I don’t think I am able to follow Eddie’s ideas.

Malaysians today are bracing themselves for the challenges ahead and try to prevent a bigger hole in their wallets. They have to learn to save petrol and food in some form to cut their expenditures.

June 5, 2008 is also The World Environment Day. Some celebrated the Green Day and I choose to stay at home with my family to save cost. I went through the photographs of our holiday trip which we celebrated during the World Environment Day in Janda Baik last year.

It was an hour drive from Kuala Lumpur to reach the resort. The resort is a perfect holiday destination for the city dwellers to get away from the bustling city life.

It has a swimming pool, a hall for dinner, a convention hall and a small office With a clear cool stream flowing just along its compound and with its own fruit orchard the resort was simply enchanting.

The resort is also thickly forested with trees, jungle plants and wild flowers.We enjoyed the beauty of its natural surrounding.

Here are some pictures which I took at the resort.

janda baik

janda baik

janda baik

janda baik

janda baik

janda baik

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5 responses to “Fuel Price Hike: Time to face new challenges

  1. The petrol increased to RM2.70 per litre is too expensive..I think I have to use motorbike for my transport.

  2. Nice resort pictures. The Angels’ Trumpet trees are here where I live and I take pictures of them. Also, the lap pool at the resort is very long. I am a distance swimmer so notice long pools 🙂 Your foliage is similar to ours.

  3. Very nice photos. And I enjoyed the commentary although it seems like a sad subject. But millions of people all over the world are making the same sorts of decisions. And there are fewer pollutants going up into the atmosphere. Maybe that is good.
    I will ask Eddie about it. He really is the authority. Thanks for giving him a mention.

  4. Jaye,
    I don’t know you are a distance swimmer. You should also like Sports.

    Ya I come to know you when you made your first comment on my posting about the two great world tennis players, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal

    Don’t forget to watch the Wimbledon final tomorrow between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

  5. David

    Thank you to comment. I got the idea from you about ways to save money on gas.

    Fuel Price Hike: Time to face new challenges.This is my first commentary as it really hits us. The prices increase has made many of the people here unhappy.

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