I was googling about for some information and found this from Expat Singapore on eleven road rules when driving in Malaysia, which I found so true that it is hilarious. Apparently the author has obtained them based on painful experience:
- If you think you've found it the first time, you're probably lost.
- "Jalan Sehala" means "one-way street," so stop wondering why you keep seeing the same Sehala Road.
- Road signs work on a backtracking system. Seeing a sign probably means that you've just missed the turning.
- Different maps may mark the same spot differently.
- Maps are symbolic representations of territory that may or may not correspond with reality.
- Just because the policeman smiled at you and gave you detailed instructions does not always mean he is right.
- Just because it is a one-way street where you're on doesn't mean the road can't change into a two-way street.
- The place you want to visit will be on the other side of the road.
- If you're on the right side of the road, you will not be able to find a parking spot.
- "Straight ahead" is a relative term.
- To turn right, you may have to keep left.