The launch of The Exchange TRX has been met with much fanfare, but it’s the parking rate signage that’s stealing the limelight on social media today.
Patrons and onlookers alike are chiming in with their two cents, leading to a vibrant debate over the fairness of the newly posted fees.
During weekdays, parking at The Exchange TRX costs RM 5 for the first hour, then RM 4 for each subsequent hour, with a flat rate of RM 10 after 5 PM and a daily maximum of RM 30.
On weekends and public holidays, the initial hour costs RM 3, subsequent hours are RM 1 each, and the flat rate after 5 PM remains RM 10, with the daily maximum also at RM 30.
Many think the parking rates are as expected
The rates, which indicate a RM 5 charge for the first hour during weekday and escalating thereafter, have sparked a mix of indignation and acceptance among netizens.
“It’s too cheap,” asserts one user, proposing that higher rates could help mitigate traffic congestion around the bustling area.
Meanwhile, another social media user suggests that the cost is on par with the going rates in Kuala Lumpur’s prime shopping districts, implying that convenience could be worth the extra ringgit.
Some practical voices are advising shoppers to consider public transportation as an alternative, citing the proximity of MRT connections that could potentially offer a more economical and hassle-free experience.