Malaysia Warnings Or Dangers Tips by l_joo
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The world's most Speed bump country
I am starting to believe this, that my country has the most Speed bumps in the whole world. You may not want to believe me because you, as tourists, are not driving, especially not driving at the residential area in this country.
Some of the residential area has had this self-made Speed bumps, built probably by the residents to reduce speeding of the illegal racing bikes and cars.
The people of this country has becoming addicted to the illegal bike races, that was because the super mini bikes that they are riding are as small as 125cc, known as Kapcai. These Kapcai bikes are feul saving machines, a full tank US$2.00 of petrol is good enough for them to accerelate a whole night, that also explain that there are rising of poverty, and even crimes as some of the Kapcai bikers are involved in rapes, robbings, gangsterism, etc.
I'm afraid such unclean environment is a little overly common in this side of our planet, this phenomenon has since accepted by most of the non-foreigners, many years ago. We believe it is morally no good to show to our guests such an eyesore picture. Nonetheless, my advise to our dear tourists is, please do not walk too far away from the designated tourists destination, it is not nice to let our dear visitors to be able to see so much of rubbish being thrown indiscriminately by the non-foreigners.
TBS (Think Black Smokes)
Look tourists, do you know what TBS is? Ok, vehicles that are half damaged or aging, will be sold to developing countries to recondition and use, to use until perhaps the next millennium. So, when you visit Malaysia, you can enjoy some of these semi-antique machines and they are in countless numbers, although old, they still moving fast and many of these heavy vehicles were 'branded', such as Merz. However, due to the ferocious corruption practices over here, these vehicles actually bypassed the standard inspection, as a result, you and me had to inhale tons of TBS into the lungs.
September 7, 2008, Only 25-60% vehicles failed tests: The vehicle inspection department said that between 25% and 60% of commercial vehicles checked in the Klang Valley failed their road-worthiness test, and not 80% as previously reported. news 1
Twenty-three vehicle inspection department employees will be dismissed after the company found them guilty of approving non-roadworthy vehicles and accepting bribes. They had also been found to have abused their powers.... news 2 more news
Here is a forum posting taken partly from thorntree.lonelyplanet.com
* note: "Zouk" is a nightclub in Kuala Lumpur
Posted: 26 Aug 2007
Alert - Hate Crimes Against Foreign Women in Malaysia
Recently, two expatriate women (US and Canada) were attacked in the middle of the dancefloor at Zouk nightclub in Kuala Lumpur. They described their attacker as an older Malay male (with bodyguards!) who claimed they were dancing "too close to the VIP area". The women, both teachers at International Schools in KL, were celebrating the end of the school year and saying good bye as the American teacher was transferring to a school in Buenos Aires.
Sensing that this man may have been problematic, they moved away from the VIP area and continued to dance. What happened next brought tears to my eyes. Our Canadian friend said that the Malay man returned to the dancefloor and began shouting at them to "Go back to where you came from" and called them a variety of choice names. He then grabbed the AMerican woman by the ears and head-butted her in the teeth. Stunned, the American started after the Malay man as he stomped off toward the VIP area. The Canadian woman followed her, and was cold-cocked to the side of her head by...the bodyguard!!
Meanwhile, Zouk's bouncers as well as the club- goers did nothing. It gets worse.
The Canadian woman clears the stars out of her head to see the American woman being held - an arm by each bodyguard, while the Malay man kicked her repeatedly and savagely in the stomach - so hard, that she defecated on the floor. All the while, the Malay man uttered racial and sexist epithets against the women.
Zouk's bouncers did nothing....... (Please read more in detail here)
Some 40 years ago, the Japanese invented low cost motorbikes to make money, these motorbikes (from 50cc to 125cc) sold like hot cakes 40 years continuously especially in South East Asia. It cost less than US$700 each, affordable by all low income Malaysian. In the 80s, some people bought these low cost motorbikes to illegally race on street, they spent just a little to modify the engine to make the engine extremely loud, they hope everyone can hear them riding. In the 90's some peoples began using these low cost motorbikes to earn money through snatching women's handbags, they rode the bike whole day to make living. (Picture, example only) is a photo taken at a random Kuala Lumpur's highway, this is a photo to tourists to show how they rode the bike to snatch handbags. Be careful. Also please wear helmet when riding motorbike, peoples in picture are riders trying to challenge law, they think they are cool and need attention from us, they will do 'monkey actions' if they know we are looking at them. Police need extra energies to arrest them because these low cost motorbikes can easily disappear to nowhere, some of these engines can go up to 180kph, too fast for police to catch them.
Garbage Curse is a warning tip I found quite intesresting but malicious. I discovered this message in a location called Setapak in Kuala Lumpur. There was a low cost apartment with many shops in front main road, the message is placed slightLY off public's attention, therefore not many peoples saw it. I went there to have my Dim Sum breakfast and saw the entire scene so unbelievable that many inhabitants actually just bang their garbage there in irresponsible behavior. The owner of the house nearest to the garbage probably couldn't take it anymore to write this message and place it right there. It looked like blood written from far, the message translated to English is....PEOPLES THAT LEAVE GARBAGE HERE DIE THE WHOLE FAMILY !!!
Heavy logging truck
A photo I took from the back of a big heavy logging truck.
This is very dangerous
If you are on the road, try to avoid these monsters, not long ago somebody was killed by such vehicles somewhere in Rawang, Selangor.
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