Did you catch AXN’s The Amazing Race Asia last week? The first stop was in our very own city, Kuala Lumpur!
A couple (I can’t remember which one) got lost on the way to a go-karting place in Shah Alam, which hampered their chances of being one of the few to complete the challenge early.
I actually laughed, not because they were stupid, but I could not help but think of how wonderful the road signages in Malaysia are. Have you noticed the strategic location of the signages? It’s either AT the junction where you have a split second to decide whether to turn left or right or go straight, OR you’d just miss it and end up in port klang when you had intended to go to Balakong in the first place.
If not at the junction itself, sometimes you are lucky if it’s 50metres right before the turning. Good grief! Why can’t it be 1km or 500m just before the junction AT THE LEAST?
An example is the Subang exit from the NKVE (New Klang Valley Expressway – right?).
Got to pay the toll charges first – by cash, Touch’N’Go or Smart Tag?
After making your payment and driving past the toll, there’s a fork. Wait a minute, the signage is quite far ahead. Do you turn left, or do you turn right?
If you are familiar with the road, you will know that you’ll have to keep LEFT to go towards Subang or Shah Alam, and RIGHT would lead you towards Subang Airport.
But check it out, if I am from the right side of the toll, I’d have to veer towards the left immediately towards Subang and hope I won’t knock into another car coming from the left side of the toll going towards the right turn.
This is awfully dangerous! Why isn’t there a sign before the toll to warn drivers which side to keep at?
It doesn’t help when you’re not familiar with the area, your gas tank needs a refill and you’re going to be late for your appointment!
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