It came to my attention recently that crossing roads in Malaysia is a matter of life or death. While most citizens already realized this, my own experience just supports this survival skill test, well… it is part of bread and butter of Malaysia
When you used to live in a place where 99% of the people abide by the traffic rules, it makes you weaker when you face the transition to a harsher situation.
There is no significance of the presence of zebra crossing here. Heck, Stop signs and speed limit signs merely become roadside decorations!
There was one event that chuckles me. There was one female tourist (I guess she’s from Europe) who stood by the roadside for 10 minutes just to cross a road in Sungai Wang area. At the same time, our brave citizens stopped coming cars to cross the same road and strolled like nobody business.
This lady was stunned to see what happened. Then came one KL guy who about to do the same thing. This poor lady then decided to hide behind this guy and followed him. One car came on, and the lady already ran for her life while our guy handsomely held up his hand to stop the car and leisurely walked on. You can’t get cooler than that!
If you happened to experience a near death situation like this, let’s share!