Thursday, June 5, 2008

Wowwwwwww... I did not expect it to be this high...

Keep on going up & up & up... (Pic grab from here)

Long queue... I will do the same if I'm there... (Pic grab from here)

With the oil price per barrel keep on increasing the petrol hike is really imminent. Nothing much we can do about it but please stop comparing us with other nations such as Singapore, Thailand or Indonesia. For Singaporeans, they still spend a way smaller percentage of their monthly salary on petrol than we do and for the Thais and Indonesians, the price of their cars or bikes are much, much cheaper than here. That is the trade off between them. High petrol but cheap cars/bikes. For us, everything is expensive.

What I'm worried with the government's statements is that the new price is just a 'testing the water' and by August the price hike will be determined by the volatility of the world price thus any increased between tonight to August is still an OK situation (For them to increase it to the current world's price of RM4 per liter).

I agree with some of the comments saying that it is the effects of increased petrol that we should fear. It's like a domino effect - start with one, and the rest will follow soon. So, brace yourself for price hike EVERYWHERE...

P/s Even though there price hike happen everywhere including here... It is not as absurd as in M'sia. This is among one of the main reason why I preferred to work here instead...

9 comments:

Honeylemon said...

balik ptg td... station minyak bkn main sesak.... jln pun jam....gara2 harga minyak la nie.....pasni nk uat umah sbelah ofis la... huhuhuuuu

riken said...

hahaha...tu la...naik banyak sangat...better jalan kaki ajer kan...

Inah said...

harga minyak naik, letrik naik..barang2 keperluan pun surely naik harga..

ape la nak jadi ngan malaysia yang katanya bumi bertuah ni

:(

Honeylemon said...

haiyoooo... g keja dr umah drive keta 45 minutes ooorr... kalu jln kaki smpai ofis jm brapa ek???? huhuhuuuuu....

riken said...

inah:
nak buat camner, rakyat kena terima ajer aper yg 'dia' buat...

honeylemon:
wahhh, jauhnyer... tambah2 honeylemon drive 4x4 lagi... mesti petrol consumption tinggi kan?

Honeylemon said...

pasni nk cari keta kecik la.... huhuhuuuuu...

wani ezryl * said...

so everyone shud start car pooling and cycling [if they live near their workplace].. tee hee. i hope this will save the environment a bit.

x]

ja-anuar said...

Salam Wan,
Even before kenaikan harga petrol tu, dah boleh rasa bahang kenaikan harga brg kat sini, Wan.. I can still remember a few years back, I had to usung my hubby serata pasar tani..Tak larat nak bawak brg, walaupun jumlah yg dibelanja cuma RM 50. Hari ni? Boleh bawak dgn tiga empat jari je, Wan..So now,rentetan kenaikan harga petrol ni, mebi after this dgn RM 50 cuma perlu satu dua jari je Wan...

Malaysia oh Malaysiaku..

riken said...

honeylemon:
haha, cari jangan tak cari... takpun beli jer hybridcar kan... jimat skit... pakai letrik ajer...

wani pure as gold:
are u sure you can do that??? jalan kaki skit dari parking place ke tempat keje pun your feet dah mula berbicara...huhu

kakja:
betul tu kakja...nak buat macam mana bila ramai yg memilih 'dia' untuk meneraju negara...