One thing that I love living in the state would be riding the bus and public transport. They are very efficient and punctual. Even if you miss a bus, there will usually another one around 5 to 10 minutes later. Far better from what I remember taking any public transportation back in Malaysia.
Additionally, I also stumbled into this awesome quote by Gustavo Petro, A Columbian economist, which says
“A developed country is not a place where the poor have cars. It’s where the rich use public transportation.”
This is even better in a big city like NYC where you can literally survive without owning a car. I believe that Malaysia will soon achieve this kind of efficiency.