Thursday, May 28, 2009

Parking in Ipoh

In general, each time we leave Palembang, we think that we're leaving the land of messy traffic.

This proves that Ipoh is not much better. The only "official parks" are to the parallel ones to the right of the photo (like the red car). Yet, every single one of the cars in the photo are parked. They aren't double parked temporarily with a driver inside. People have just driven up, put the car in "park" and then gone about their business. The council definitely needs to plan for more official car parks here.

The above photo was obviously not a main road and taken in one of the suburbs of Ipoh. However, driving in the city area during school drop off and pick off times are no better.

One particular school is on a main road and does not provide any pick up / drop off area. So, some parents just park their cars right in the middle of the traffic lanes, get down and actually lock their cars before walking the kids in. The disruption to the traffic is unbelieavable.


Bilbo said...

We saw things like this in Mexico when we were there. Parking is also goofy in downtown Washington. Because land is so valuable, buildings are built directly up against each other, with no alleys between for deliveries or services...thus, all day long delivery trucks are double-parked all over town, squeezing the already-yucky traffic. We're just an Ipoh-on-the-Potomac.

Mike said...

This should be a 'parking ticket writers' heaven.

Here's an idea. Print your own parking tickets and start putting them on these cars. Maybe you can make some money.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

That a bizarre way of doing things!

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Oh but of course! That makes perfect nonsense. :)

fiona said...

It's just like the Bay Area!