UTC-The Perak Urban Transformation Centre

The Perak Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) here has drawn more than 47,000 visitors within a month since it opened at the end of December in 2012.
Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah said the UTC, located in the building, which used to house the Super Kinta supermarket had 57 agencies providing various services for the convenience of the public.
Ahmad Husni said the Perak UTC measuring 157,000 sq ft in size was bigger than the Kuala Lumpur UTC and Malacca UTC, with 33 and 74 agencies respectively.
"The number of agencies placed at the UTCs is not based on the size of the premises but on the residents' needs," he said. Among the agencies placed at the Perak UTC are Tenaga Nasional Berhad, Ipoh City Council, National Registration Department, Land and District Office and the Perak Water Board.
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The first time I heard about it was from my husband. He went there to renew his passport. He didn't have to go to the Jabatan Imigresen in Meru.

As for me, the first time I went there was to find out regarding my girl's PTPTN. She has received a letter from them. So I went there to enquire about the payment and I was glad that if I pay in a lump sum, I will get a discount of 20%. That's great news.

So I printed out the letter from the office stating the exact amount that I have to pay. This morning, I went there to pay and it was so easy..not much queue.

But it's not easy to find a parking lot. I had parked illegally twice and I was praying that I wouldn't get any summons. I was considered lucky. 


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  1. A one stop center - very convenient! So do they accept credit card to settle the PTPTN amount?

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    1. I'm not sure..I paid by cheque..

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    2. Mun, it can be done by credit card or electronic bank in also can.

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    3. Mun pay thru Credit card and e-banking will charge some service fee about RM1-2, it is good so do have to wait for a long queue.

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    4. I called ptptn and they said for full repayment, they do not accept credit card.

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  2. Finding a vacant parking lot is usually not easy in places like this - even in Putrajaya, it is difficult to find a vacant parking lot within walking distance. Sometimes have to park very, very far away in muddy fields (no space in the proper car parks).

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  3. I have not been to the KL UTC yet. I heard it is at the former PuduRaya building.

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  4. Yeah! We have a UTC in Melaka as well. :) Guess the government is really trying hard to woo us in various ways aye.

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  5. I thought there should be ample parking space? :D

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    1. yes, but they are all used up easily as there's a wet market in the same building.

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  6. Thought they will have lots of parking space there...

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  7. i saw one in Sentul in KL
    but have no idea what this thing is all about..
    thanks for sharing

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    1. But not enough parking space...

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    2. Or else all the government staff got alot of money, have their very owned car. hehehe

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  9. hmmm providing convenience for the public
    but the first thing is there isn't enough parking space
    how ironic huh don't you think?? :D

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    1. true but what could be done? everyone has his/her own car.

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  10. at least they have some government agency offices in there
    hope the services are good and efficient, haha!!
    else there's no point having this UTC right??

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    1. it's indeed very convenient as it's right in town..

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  11. hahaha, illegal parking and speeding??
    you have not been a good driver lately haven't you?? :D

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    1. yea, sometimes we have to..no choice, right?

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  12. Hey..can pay the PTPTN there too? The other day I went there to pay my assessment only...

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    1. yes, so convenient..no need to pay at Putrajaya..

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  13. So nice of you to pay them in full. Many delay the payment till many many years.

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    1. I have paid all my study loan. I didn't pay in lump sum. I paid in monthly instalment. But I am so proud to say that I am debt free person now.

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  14. tQ for the info, heard there is one UTC at Pudu too will go for my passport renewal later

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  15. wow they have those company in one place
    i guess that is very convenient,
    it was hustle to travel from one after another
    so this place was perfect

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  16. anyways this reminds me to have my passport fixed
    i might get to use of it some time in the future

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    1. but first i got to get myself ready for an endless waiting there
      our department for that just sucks

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  17. yeah you sure is lucky, haha
    i have tried parking once but yet
    i really had a hard time since i'm not an expert yet haha

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  18. have a great day and happy blogging wenn
    take care always and god bless you

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  19. Thanks for this great info.

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  20. Looks like a good 1-stop center.

    But how come hard to find parking? No parking bays allocated for the building?

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    1. parking lots are always occupied..

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  21. one stop centre, that will save the public time running around. :)

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  22. now everywhere also become more modern and uptodate

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    1. it's good they have it everything under one roof/ no need run here and there

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    2. too bad about the parking. Maybe too many services there. everyone goes there and not enough parking bay. maybe they will consider building more parking ...those elevated parking lots

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  23. Eh! This something new to me too. Anything good I must go for it. I find that many bloggers have educated and enlightened me so many good things.

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  24. Well our govt is always trying hard to improve things along the way. The most remarkable thing I liked is the chips inside our passports that could save us so much time at airports!! correct?

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  25. I am also a lousy driver! I used to pay over RM1000-2000 for speeding! I was so angry that I swore to stop speeding and save the money to travel overseas. My 2000cc cars have been reduced to 1600cc. LOL

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