Monday, February 4, 2008

Chinese New Year Exodus

Malaysians have started gearing up for the Rat Year. Banks, post offices, shopping malls were jam packed with people doing last minute transactions and shopping. Roads leading to main shopping malls such as the Curve and Mid Valley were crawling bumper to bumper for long stretches.

The exodus home too has begun. Already more than forty accidents have been reported, with motor cyclists heading the list. Hopefully, the plan to allocate time slots for different flows of traffic will help ease congestion.

Watch out for snatch thieves whose modus operandi is to prey on loners. A man was robbed at knife point at the wet market whilst a lady was forced to hand over her withdrawal to thieves. In both cases, the robbers worked in pairs. Heard this while waiting to pay my bills at the post office.

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