Wikipedia: "The ETS is an acronym for the Electric Train Service, which is a new electrified high-speed commuter rail service from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur and Seremban in Malaysia. It was introduced by Keretapi Tanah Melayu on 12 August 2010. This service runs through three states and one federal territory, all of which are located on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. There are nine stations along the route: three in Perak, three in Kuala Lumpur, and two in Negeri Sembilan.
There are 3 new types of service on the line, ETS Platinum, ETS Gold and ETS SIlver. ETS serves ten stations, of which eight are in the state of Perak, one is in the state of Selangor and two are in Kuala Lumpur.
The maximum operational speed of the ETS fleet is 140 km/h. However, the ETS trains are designed to travel up to 160 km/h. The passenger capacity of each train is 350. Each train consists of six carriages and has a total length of 138m and weight of 231.8 tons. Each carriage is 22.95m long, 2.75m wide and 4m high."
Asia is the biggest continent on Earth, a darling little gem floating around in space.Hm, what is Asia? Who's in on it?China and India are safe bets for Asian nations. Korea, Japan, Thailand, you're fine.Europe? No. Europe would sort of be on the "Asian continent" if not for those pesky Ural mountains dividing things up in the middle, and then also the whole lineage of kings and wealth and nations and the EU and all that "give me my respect" stuff.Russia would probably be happiest as its own continent, so for now we'll leave it in "Eurasia" and just hope the natural gas supplies keep flowing.Pakistan and Afghanistan are dang close to Asia, but politically they show up in "Middle East" news stories an awful lot. Verdict: Eurasia.I guess we'll actually have to consider everything from Turkey on eastward to be "Eurasian", although the moniker seems overlappitory of the territory.The Asian economy is now officially raging like a wild furnace of lava that consumes everything in its path. Japan has had the largest individual economy in Asia for decades, but it is forecast that both India and China will outstrip Japan within twenty years.China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.Text by Steve Smith.