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Travelling: Driving Up North to Malaysia and Thailand: Eleven Road Rules PDF Print E-mail
Driving Up North: Eleven Road Rules

These rules have been constructed through the only way by which the best rules are constructed--painful experience.

  1. If you think you've found it the first time, you're probably lost.
  2. "Jalan Sehala" means "one-way street," so stop wondering why you keep seeing the same Sehala Road.
  3. Road signs work on a backtracking system. Seeing a sign probably means that you've just missed the turning.
  4. Different maps may mark the same spot differently.
  5. Maps are symbolic representations of territory that may or may not correspond with reality.
  6. Just because the policeman smiled at you and gave you detailed instrucions does not always mean he is right.
  7. 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.
  8. The place you want to visit will be on the other side of the road.
  9. If you're on the right side of the road, you will not be able to find a parking spot.
  10. "Straight ahead" is a relative term.
  11. To turn right, you may have to keep left.


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