According to PLUS Malaysia Berhad (PLUS), around 1.6 million vehicles will use the North-South Expressway (NSE) on peak days during the upcoming Chinese New Year festive season. With that in mind, Travel Time Advisory (TTA) is issued to prevent traffic entering the highway at the same time.
People traveling from Klang Valley to Perlis, Kedah, Penang, Perak, and Johor are advised to hit the road before the clock ticks 10 am. For those who are traveling to other states, it is BETTER to move after 10 am.
On the other hand, if you’re traveling from Perlis, Kedah, Penang, Perak, and Johor to Klang Valley, it is advised to move before 10 am. If you’re from other states and traveling to Klang Valley, it is best to travel after 10 am.
To make the balik kampung journey a much smoother one, heavy vehicles will be kept off roads, two days before Chinese New Year and another two days at the end of the celebration. This ban will take effect on Feb 14 to 15 and on Feb 24 to 25.
Apart from that, tourist attraction spots, such as Cameron Highland, Genting Highland, Malacca, and Penang, are best avoided during this peak season. At this time of the year, these places won’t just be filled with tourists but also by the local public. So, if getting caught up in extra traffic, not on your agenda, it is best to save these places for next time.
On the contrary, KL regions, as well as Selangor, will be a ghost town during this season. If you’re not traveling during this Lunar New Year, now would be the time to hit stores and places that you have had in mind for some time. Parking will be effortless (this doesn’t happen often in KL and Selangor) and you’ll be just a hand full of people roaming the city at this time frame (no queuing up necessary).
There you have it. Whether you’re traveling a long distance or staying put on this festive season, you have all the information necessary to have a hassle-free Chinese New Year.
We, from MyMotor, wish you a happy and prosperous Chinese New Year and have a safe balik kampung journey.