How do you measure progress in a modern city, like Bangkok, Singapore and KL?
1. Sky-high property prices.
2. Car ownership for every resident in the city.
3. Millions km of roads and highways, crisscrossing the city like a jigsaw puzzle.
4. “Excellent” public transportation infrastructure (mrt, lrt, tram, bus).
5. Mega shopping malls mushrooming all over the places with cheap parking rates.
6. Bumper-to-bumper traffic jam on public roads, all day and all night.
7. Flash floods in the city.
8. Congestion charges and tolled highways.
9. Pollution with perpetual haze and smog.
10. Landmark buildings, ie Twin Towers, 100-story tower.
11. Government’s disregard of basic human rights.
12. Dedicated bus lanes, dedicated bicycle lanes and pedestrians only city center.
Which is it? Does all the above apply? Compared that to major European cities. Are we going backwards, or are the Europeans?

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