Alternative Means of Transportation in a Hot Tropical Country
As I said previously, the car is the best means of transportation. There are many reasons for this.
In Malaysia in many tropical countries – the temperature is hot and humid. And you sweat a lot. I once had Canadian friend who remarked that he can’t even finish walking one block and he is wet with sweat. Now, Canada is cold country where the cold weather typically dominates over the warm weather in most provinces.
The thing here is that some of friends told me that they refuse to use public transport in Malaysia because it is so hot there….
They say that at least if you use your own car.. it would not be that bad…. Of course the car will get very hot if it was parked outside under the sun.. but things will cool down if the air-cond is working well…
Such a remark are likely to come from women…
Ahhh…. Perhaps we should read these two posts… Sweating it out: Attitudes Not Helpful if You Are in a Tropical Country and Attitudes Not Helpful if You Are in a Tropical Country .
Anyway, I suppose that the weather is a convenient excuse for not doing ditching the car. Of course there are other factors too, such as safety, which was duly noted by one commentator in my previous post.
See also Sweating it out: Attitudes Not Helpful if You Are in a Tropical Country and Attitudes Not Helpful if You Are in a Tropical Country .
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- June 28, 2008 / 9:47 am