Thursday, May 15, 2008

Sibu's Bendy Roads





Sibu should earn itself as the town in Malaysia (or is it the whole world?) with the most bendy roads. And I certainly suggest that certain roads should be renamed Bend Road, U-Turn Street, Sharp Turn Lane 1 and Lorong Tight Turn etc etc. I have travelled to many towns and cities in Asia and Europe and find our beloved little Sibu Town is so uniquely different from them in terms of having the most number of sharp turns. The compacted Sibu town is also a haunting place where we have to frequently use the backlane and alley to drive from one place to another.Every one of my foreign friend making his first visit to Sibu would ask why we have so many sharp turns and why we are always driving in the backlanes. Wouldn't the foreign dignitaries visiting Sibu be asking the same questions to our YBs and Ministers? I just wonder how our YBs and Ministers answer these questions truthfully and professionally, or the foreign visitors would simply praise them for implementing an efficient and excellent road system with many bendy roads constructed for beautification purposes. The above pictures were taken behind the Standard Chartered Bank at Blacksmith Road. Sibu's drivers should know that is a notorious bend and if you look closely at the edged corner of the building, many vehicles have made their marks there. I think this backlane has no name yet...so why not name it Bend Road Lane 1. It is high time now that the Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) start replanning the town's road system, if not to cover the entire town it should at least improve certain bad areas. Talking about bad areas, would you agree with me that it is better to open up the entire Kampong Nyabor Road by removing that stupid Mist Garden infront of Malaysia Hotel/Cinta Pub? How many of us have ever set foot on this Mist Garden which is rumoured to be a favourite place for the " Ah Guas"? (transvestites) Another bad area is at Keranji Road which is where Celcom, Maxis and Digi offices are located. In the next entry I will write about how rediculous it is to drive from Jalan Jelutong (Brooke Drive No. 9) to Wisma Sanyan. I promise you will feel dizzy after reading it.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is to show that we have better driving skill in Sibu.

Tony Hii said...

Philip, you have said it all out the feeling of Sibuians about our road system.

rubberseeds said...

Hello anonymous,the messy road system in Sibu indeed has produced many skillful drivers...but the point is why we have to go through this kind of troubles in our daily life? Can't they upgrade and improve the system so that you and I can have a better life? Don't you think that we are moving backward instead of forging ahead?

rubberseeds said...

Tony, I hope this entry about Sibu's traffic woes will generate some keen interests among the blogger community in Sibu. Keep the ball rolling!

Yan said...

You say it all out - loud and clear! Having lived here for decades, I am used to those bends and narrow roads. I have no confession to make regarding the marks left at the edged corner of building. But I thought I would drive into the potted plants in the middle of the road especially those at Brooke Drive one day!

Waiting to tour with you from Jalan Jelutong to Wisma Sanyan and be amused, I know I will.

cutie said...

LOL... I must say that, Sibu is a great town to explore!

rubberseeds said...

Yan, I know you are a very careful and courteous driver. Never see you drive faster than 60km!

rubberseeds said...

Cutie, Sibu is a great town to explore, but spoiled by the lousy road system.You will certainly get lost in this small town!