Thursday, October 23, 2008

Jalan Alor - the Saga continues...

Jalan Alor is indeed famous. The renaming of Jalan Alor has invoked flak from Malaysians, particularly traders and residents in the area. Even tourists are not happy about the move.

Just out of curiosity, I did a search of the three popular search engines and found that Jalan Alor yielded

- 147,000 results on Google;
- 1,180,000 on Yahoo!; and
- 223,000 on MSN
which add up to a grand total of 1,550,000 results!

In Singapore’s The Straits Times online, the news made it into the Top Ten most popular read stories yesterday. The issue has also appeared in online versions of other foreign agencies such as AFP and France24.

Popular search engines such as MSN, Yahoo and Google posted the story on their news sites as well, so did information portals such as AsiaOne. It is also still being actively discussed at various online forums and blogs, like what we are doing, eh?

The good news is, the authorities (the Federal Territories Minister and the Mayor) are now relooking at the renaming exercise.

Source: The Star..Jalan Alor’s renaming becomes hot news in cyberspace

4 comments:

  1. Good to hear they are re-looking into the change of names.

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  2. At least a 50/50 chance?!

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  3. That's great news that at least they're reconsidering.

    I wish someone could ask them, what, in their good conscience, was their reason behind changing the name?

    Stick with tradition I say! :D

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  4. Heh-hey, good news. The name stays. Yay!

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