Pre-Peep: Mammoth On The Lake

There is a mammoth rising from the lake. The new South Integrated Transport Terminal or Terminal Bersepadu Selatan at Bandar Tasik Selatan is scheduled to be opened on 1st January 2011. This bus terminal is bigger than many of the airport terminals in the country. Here’s an exclusive preview of the mega terminal built over part of the lake…

Overview of TBS

Overview of TBS

The integration part comes from its proximity to the existing ERL, KTM and LRT Stations in Bandar Tasik Selatan. See the long connecting walkway.

The Bridge

The Bridge

A new ramp and bridge connect the terminal from the MRR2.

TBS-BTS

TBS-BTS

Six floors, 55 bus platforms, 150 taxi bays, 1,000 parking bays and 1,800 seats in air-conditioned waiting halls. Unlike ancient Puduraya, the buses wait at an external bus holding area. So no more free carbon monoxide at the platforms :)

The Trains

The Trains

The three train stations as seen from TBS. City buses will also call alongside the terminal. Taxis and private cars are to pick and drop passengers at a spacious waiting area underneath the building.

Boarding Area

Part of the Boarding Area

The Mothership

The Mothership

TBS as seen from the new road linking the Sungai Besi Expressway

TBS as seen from the new road linking the Sungai Besi Expressway (SBE)

Southerly Clouds

Southerly Clouds

How To Get There? See MyCen Map of TBS-BTS

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All pictures captured with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 camera by TV Smith

14 thoughts on “Pre-Peep: Mammoth On The Lake

  1. What a real shit this Terminal Bersepadu Selatan was !
    Actually, I need to drive to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan by using MRR2 (Middle Ring Road 2). So, In order to get the correct info, I clicked TBS official website (TBS) (http://www.tbsbts.com.my/node/41/done?sid=751) & left 3 different enquiries (on their contact information page). My enquiries are shown as below

    1) How do I get to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan, by driving from Ampang side of MRR2 ?

    2) If I park my car near by LRT – Bandar Tasik Selatan Station, is it possible to WALK ACROSS over to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan ?

    You know what.. what the fu#king hopeless waiting, all together I have sent 3 inquiries but untill today there is still no reply from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan official.

  2. If we were to come from cheras, why didn’t they make an entrance road at the overhead U-turn at Tasik Selatan. Why do we have to drive further to U-turn back at another 500m – 1 km. What kind of planning is that??? Why construct TBS without thinking of giving prople more convinence ? The entrance point at MRR2 towards Cheras is just right at the U-turn. So, just join up the entrance to the U-turn. What is so difficult.

    • I visited TBS at 1am last night to pick up somebody. I travel from Cheras. From the U-turn at the TBS entrance junction, I drive another 1/2 KM to U-turn back at the the sg besi LRT station. Then, enter the TBS entrance at MRR2, BUT, the road leading to the LObby was closed. I travel down another 1/2 km towards the entrance from Sg besi junction to u-turn back. driving another another 2 km to reach the Lobby !!!! What if its during peak hour?? Am I going to spend another 1/2 hr just to reach the TBS lobby ???

    • I fully agreed. Can’t they construct an entrance road directly to TBS from the MRR2 overhead U-turn at Tasik Selatan ? It’s so much nearer & simple, wasn’t that basic common sense ? Why made life difficult for Malaysians & foreigners ? It has since become an international laughing stock especially our close neighbour, some of our foreign friends even said this is another testimony of our very own Multi-Boleh Super Corridor.

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