Monday, June 22, 2009

Frekking Google Map Malaysia #&*@!

Oh, how I love to cruise the roads in my Ford Focus S2.0 early in the mornings. But this morning is not one of those mornings.
Having plotted out my journey using Google Map Malaysia, I thought it would be easy-peasy getting from Subang Jaya to Melia Hotel in Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur. Boy, was I wrong!
As can be seen in the Google map above, Melia Hotel is marked as 'A', when in fact, it is about 1 km away due west on Jalan Imbi.
So, there I was going round and round looking for Melia Hotel and getting frustrated by my failure to find it based on what looked like a simple enough location. In the end, I resorted to a more conventional method - I stopped and asked.
Frekking Google Map Malaysia!
And this is not the first time Google Map Malaysia frekked up.
A few weeks back, I wanted to go to the Macy's Warehouse Sale in Shah Alam. Google Map Malaysia gave me simple enough directions but none of the major road names coincided with the road signs on the Kesas Highway.
The result? I got lost and had to resort to the conventional way of asking for directions.
Why the frek do I need Google Map Malaysia if I have to call Macy's or stop people on the street to ask for directions?
Amazingly enough, all the hullabaloo this morning could have been avoided had I re-checked my schedule.
It turned out that I was about one month early for my course at Melia Hotel!

1 comment:

  1. perhaps you should try voice navigation GPS software such as MapKing or Garmin..... much better than Google Maps i think