Monday, November 30, 2009

I Took 7 Hours To Reach Kuala Lumpur From Taiping, Malaysia's Magnificent Traffic Jam

It has been years since I was stuck in a massive traffic jam. Probably 20 years ago, we took 7 hours to reach Singapore. Well, history repeated itself yesterday.

Yesterday, we took 7 hours from Taiping to reach Kuala Lumpur. It was unavoidable I had work and Rachel was racing in Taiping. We knew the jam was going to be bad, but not worst. After the event, we quickly exited Taiping onto a massive crawl. The massive crawl was caused by motorists queuing up into the rest area near Sungai Perak. Road lanes were bottleneck onto a single lane. What a great road planning! We jammed 3 hours just to realize it was because of a rest area!

Then the heavy traffic continued until Rawang.

My other team from Johor Bahru also took 7 hours to reach Kuala Lumpur.

Here's the thing. We paid full price for the toll. We paid a heavier price for the traffic jam. So should they charge us or we charge them back for our time?


Knight said...

good heaven! 7 hours???
welcome to Malaysia buddy man.

JenKin Yat said...

pay us back for our time!

Arief Arf said...

7 hours on the road for that kind of distance is just plain ridiculous isn't it?

well, at least u get to see the 'beauty' of the scenery.


Mr.Clive said...

that's almost the same distance[in terms of hours] from Miri to my kampong in

About Malaysia said...

Can't agree more with you guys. How can they charge us when the jam is sooooooo bad.

All because they can. Who's ever heard of OSA for a highway contract??

Yes Malaysia Boleh!

Check out the Kuala Lumpur Attractions page and see if you know all the 28 places mentioned there.

Simon Seow said...

PLUS should be toll free!!! Argghh!!!

Aidi-Safuan said...

luckily i tak pergi taiping.hehe