Parking in Penang I

Apparently in Kazakhstan they are even more selfish than Malaysia. They have a website – I parked like an ass.

But drivers in Penang still do excel in this regard. Whether it is quintuple parking outside the convent school and causing a jam a couple of km back; parking on the footpath forcing hapless pedestrians to walk amongst cars doing 60kph; or parking motorbikes across an entrance so that you have to use an entrance further away, or clamber over the bikes, they do pretty well at considering no one else but themselves.

Here are some photos of their sins:

Nice – I really like walking amongst fast moving traffic, or stumbling in the dark over uneven pavement on the left of the car – these are you choices if you’re walking.

Had he parked further over at least half of the footpath could have been clear – but hey, who cares about pedestrians?

Actually this is in KL. Well, the bike is completely blocking the footpath, but at least you can safely step into the road, because of the illegally parked car.

OK – not a parking issue – guy in old car decided not to wait until the next traffic light to cross the intersection – but the police passing on the motorbikes (no car can get through) do nothing

The footpath was totally parked out – if you are slim you can squeeze by.

The footpath was totally parked out – if you are slim you can squeeze by.

He’s parked right across the corner on the footpath – must walk onto the road with all the cars and motorbikes to get past – preferably wearing light coloured clothes so you can be seen

Same again – I just have to wait until the car door is closed to squeeze by.

Another parking free for all – except for pedestrians.

Where do “B” number plates come from?

I appears the purpose of the footpath is actually to put pot plants and park on – if you want to get past you can step down into the drain, though, or perhaps jump.

I didn’t try very hard to get these photos, and just took them over a short period.

Ah, a car from KL double parked in front of a double parked Jag, also from KL

Ah, a car from KL double parked in front of a double parked Jag, also from KL

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It took a six point turn in the end to turn right into this street, after reversing because it also became one lane, and a car came the other way.

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