Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Cheap Carpark near Pavillion Kuala Lumpur

Last weekend, I was lucky enough to meet up with two beautiful girls in Kuala Lumpur.

At different spots and different times of course.

Over the period of conversation, these two girls were sharing their point of view when it comes to money. It is not uncommon that such a conversation would take place at this point of our lives because, like any independent working woman with noticeable finance background would know, money is very important and how her future man handles it.

I couldn't help but notice that both girls had very differing views although this views had an indirect implication of the way I handle my money.

The first girl felt that life is short. Why earn money when you can't even spend it on yourself?We make money, we must also spend to enjoy life. Life is short Gin (To ascertain me how short life was again)

The other girl however had a more direct approach. She asked me whether I was good in saving money. (Conversation took place because she had this perceived idea that men simply aren't good in saving money based on her previous relationships) I told her i'm quite good at it. I'm Penangite afterall.

With two schools of thought, I shall now let you know the cheapest carpark at Pavillion Kuala Lumpur that I have discovered in my time over there which may be of good use if some of you would still like to see some money left after going shopping in Pavillion during the weekend.

As we all know, parking in Pavillion is pretty expensive. The price of parking at Pavillion over the weekend can be as much as buying yourself a few packets of Nasi Lemak which will settle days of morning hunger.

The price of parking is enough to pay a quarter of your water bills.

The price of parking is also enough to get you a nice bubble tea drink from Chatime.

In other parts of the world, the amount of money you pay for car park at Pavillion is able to supply clean water to a family for a week who does not have such access as fortunate ONE Malaysians do.

So unless, you are not into saving this amount of money to enjoy the small little things in life and for the betterment of mankind, then by all means, park at Pavillion itself.

Having said that, one of the cheapest carpark that I have discovered near Pavillion Kuala Lumpur is parking my car at Menara Standard Chartered which is a small walking distance away from the shopping mall itself.

The building looks like this.

The entrance to the car park looks like this.

And its located right at the corner of Pavillion Kuala Lumpur.

Basically the parking charges at Menara Standard Chartered are as follows: -

Monday - Friday:
First Hour = RM3
Subsequent hour = RM2.5
Per Entry (6pm - 7am) : RM6

First hour: RM3
Subsequent hour: RM2.50
Per Entry (after 1pm) : RM6

Sunday/Public Holiday
Per Entry: RM6

As you can see, RM6 is the most you pay for parking here and you get to spend your time at Pavillion without having to worry about paying more for car park. The carpark is pretty much safe (What are you talking about, its the bank's carpark), and its only a small walking distance away.

Though RM6 may still be alot to pay for car park for many people, but it comes as a significant saving which will benefit mankind as a whole and still get you the smaller little things in life as compared to parking in the shopping mall itself. Anyhow you're coming to Pavillion, you will still need to spend!!

So coming back to the two school of thoughts, if you're going to bring out girl number 1, YOU BETTER NOT BE PARKING HERE AT MENARA STANDARD CHARTERED. Life is short. It's not like you can't spend a few notes just to park properly inside the shopping mall to make your shopping experience a little more comfortable. Also is uncool and you're cheap. She's definitely not going to expect something called Chanel, Gucci or Hermes or Hugo Boss 

coming from a person like you. In fact not even expecting something small like a keychain that spells LOVE from Parkson. The kind of LOVE that will make her life seem even shorter than it already is. And also, You're going to make her walk???

On the other hand, if you're going to bring out girl number 2, PLEASE PARK YOUR CAR AT MENARA STANDARD CHARTERED BY ALL MEANS. She will realise soon enough that you have proven to be good in saving money at least when it comes to parking your car.

With that said, in my first attempt to park at Menara Standard Chartered, you'd probably be wondering which girl I brought along to have a wonderful time at Pavillion with money saved enough to buy a cup of bubble tea...


Both of them were not looking for "CHEAP"!