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the third class. Personal luggage is not checked, and each passenger has to see that it is properly addressed and correctly delivered at the destination. In every station, porters of the railway company are at the passengers' service to carry their luggage free of charge. Recently, the habit of passengers' giving them a small tip has become so customary, that some of these porters actually demand it. It is, however, against the regulations of the railway company, and passengers may accept their service gratis as a matter of course. Each additional knti= 1.33 lb. is charged for at the rate of 1 cent up to So m., 2 cents from 50 m. up to 100 m., and 3 cents from 150 m. upwards. But a commercial traveller riding first class is allowed to carry free of charge three times the above allowance, and each additional kati will be charged for at half the above excess rate.
A Street Scene, Singapore. stop-overs.a Passengers travelling over one hundred miles have the Privilege of stop-over of one day for each one hundred miles. Within that limit of time they may stop over at any place, but it is required that their tickets should be examined and properly endorsed at the station where they break their journey.
V. Land Routes. The roads of the Peninsula has recently been greatly improved, especially in the western part of the Federated Malay States. In all important cities wide macadamised streets run in all directions. The total mileage was estimated at 2,000 m. several years ago, and it must have increased considerably since then. They are good level roads and are kept in a perfect state of repair. They are well suited for automobiles, and visitors having time and money to spare can enjoy several pleasant a rips off the railway lines. In some sections, such as from Seremban