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The Star and bus company join forces to sell paper on board

Monday September 6, 2010

PASSENGERS who travel on the Skybus Ventures Sdn Bhd express bus can now get the latest news and views while on board.

In collaboration with Star Publications (M) Bhd, the bus company which operates the KL Sentral-Low-Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) service will sell 500 copies of The Star edition daily on their buses.

To launch the new service, Star Publications Bhd group managing director and chief executive officer Datin Linda Ngiam and Skybus chief executive officer Christopher S. Thiagarajah distributed free copies of The Star at the Bandar Utama bus station on Friday.

The Star and bus company join forces to sell paper on board
News on the go: Ngiam and Christopher reading The Star newspaper with the passengers on board the Skybus at the Bandar Utama bus station.

The daily edition is available at the Bandar Utama and KL Sentral station where the copies arrive at about 3am to be placed on the buses.

“There are many bus passengers who want to read the newspapers but unfortunately sometimes the bus stations do not sell newspapers,” said Ngiam.

Thiagarajah said there were about 4,000 passengers using the company’s bus services daily.

“With the festive season approaching, the number of travellers is increasing. There is a great need for newspapers, especially for the early morning passengers,” he said.

Student Ivan Wong, 23, who was boarding the bus at the Bandar Utama station, said providing newspapers on the bus was a good idea.

“Passengers like us who travel long distance need to read the newspapers to know the latest news,” he said. 

This article is a verbatim copy of the original article from The Star.

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