Saturday, July 9, 2011

A Peek @ The new Terminal Bas Selatan

Do you stay in Kuala Lumpur and often takes the coaches back to your home town in the south such as Melaka or Johor Bahru? With the newly opened Terminal Bas Selatan, you will get to experience Malaysia's first high class bus terminal located at Bandar Tasik Selatan. The place looks even better than the LCCT (Low Cost Carriers Terminal) according to most!

I have the pleasure to make a visit to TBS after dinner with my family at Sri Petaling one evening. The place is massive! Maybe it is still new but definitely better than my years of experience with Pudu Raya or even the Duta Bas Station! This place looks just like an extension at KLIA.

We parked our car at the lower ground floor but the actual parking is located on higher floors. Poor signage is the reason why we ended up there... We failed to find the appropriate lift to get up to the main lobby and only saw one miserable service lift after searching for a while. The main lobby is located at the 2nd level.

When we entered, we were pretty impressed by what we saw. Well, maybe everything is still brand new so they looked nice! Like most were saying... give it a year and you'll see the same as the old Pudu Raya! Fingers crossed on that!

It has huge display boards showing the departure and arrivals information of the coaches so everyone is clear about their schedules. Looking very much like the airport...

This place boast a new frontier... there are policemen to check your tickets before you are allowed to go down to the coach bays to avoid having rouge passengers or thugs boarding the coaches! A way to increase job opportunity??? Or it is really for the safety of the passengers???? :P

Passengers can now wait for their coaches in comfort... with nice seats in an air-conditioned room. Maybe some retires can take a nap there to pass time too eh??? Not forgetting those foreign beggars can beg in better condition now!

We have VIP and VVIP buses so they make sure these VIPs and VVIPs get the same treatments like those airlines' frequent fliers too! Hahaha... I wonder how much 'points' one needs to accumulate to get to enjoy the Executive Lounge's facilities eh?

A peek at their boarding bay looks rather impressive with high escalators for every 2 bays. I am not sure how tight is the security at the boarding bays but the departure gate is on high security though!

If you are having a baggage too many, not to worry now as they even have trolleys to help you move them! Gone are the days where you'll have to lug all your 'stone filled' bags like a kuli! LOL

If you are early and wished to walk around the terminal without having to lug your stone filled bags around, you can always keep them in the many lockers available!


Smaller information boards are located in various parts of the stations (other levels) so you won't missed your buses or you'll know the arrival of the buses you're waiting for to pick someone up.

Last but not least, at the current information and high technology age, we are blessed with self service kiosks so we don't have to queue on the line too long!

You can use your Touch'N Go card for these self service kiosks so you don't have to handle cash since bus terminals is where all those snatch thieves will lurk around! :P

However, if you are uncomfortable punching those keys on the self service kiosks, you can always queue on the regular counters to speak those those ladies for your tickets. Some people just needed those face to face interaction!

In a nut shell, this is indeed a very impressive place but will the ugly Malaysian's habits able to keep this place clean and functional in the years to come??? Lets pray! Else, our next generation won't be able to enjoy such a luxurious facilities in the future!!

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