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I have done a lot of things in my life and have also worked in many different jobs to make a living and to experience life. This blog is just some of my musings, sometimes funny, sometimes inspirational, sometimes sad, sometimes angry, sometimes simple but all the time, it's just me.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Parking in Bintang Mall

On Sunday evening, wifey and I decided to go to the Bintang Mall around 8pm to catch a movie in the wonderful Miri Cineplex.

4 wonderful ultra modern movie theater's that would live you with the greatest of satisfactions because of the wonderful sound system, the comfortable seats, the good air-conditioning, a wonderful concessions stand and last but not least, the polite patrons who never talk on their phones during a movie.

(If you do not know, I am being sarcastic.)

Anyway, today, I would like to write about yet another wonderful thing of the Bintang Mall, it's new car park.

The mall has now 2 car parks.

The old one which is now extended and is in the basement. It is often crowded and flooded and not entirely well lit.

The new one which is upstairs seemed a little more spacious, about 3 or 4 floors of parking, not flooded but still seemed under construction but now open.

The thing is the lifts do not work yet, so apologies to those who are disabled.

Also, there are no clear signs and only one of the 3 or 4 stairwells is lit. However, the lights seem to be on a timer that switch off the lights at 10pm.

And finally, the car park itself. While it was spacious, half the car park was not lit, it was dark. So, it took me sometime to find a spot that was bright enough for me to park the car.

At the end of the movie, the whole car park, every floor, and all the stairwells were dark - totally pitch dark.

There were security folk around but they looked more dodgy that it was difficult to get them to do anything plus they were utterly rude and not bothered with the situation.

The floor that I had parked the car was totally dark and scary and I had to rely on my basic and natural instinct to find my car, which I did.

After a quick walk to my car and a quick lock of the car doors, we had to navigate down the narrow ramps in darkness and just relying on the car light.

Ah, this is the wonders of Miri sometimes - new malls and new parking but the same old wonderful mentality.

My advice to all is not to park in the above ground car park for now, although it is open. And if you have, please do be careful, watch out, be on alert and like Theodore Roosevelt said, "walk softly but carry a big stick."

Take care and be well.

1 comment:

Ser said...

So true. It was really scary. Glad we managed to get out without any major hitch (apart from the difficulty of getting into the car).