Traffic may be bad in KL during peak hours.
But in Penang? It's a million times worse.
We're an island of one-way-streets (Note: I said "streets" not "highways". That means two lanes max, but there's usually a bottleneck leading into just one lane around every corner. -_-) so getting from one place to another often involves swiftly changing lanes about a million times over. And over and over again. On super small and uber narrow roads where nobody gives way to anybody and everybody cuts in and out without signalling. In short, there is pretty much zero form of order, system or organisation. Bikes are everywhere, everybody potong barisan right, left and center, everybody drives like their grandfathers own the roads, and everybody forgets that their cars come with a pair of blinkers. Nobody obeys road signs, or follows any lanes or lines, and nobody pays heed to yellow boxes. Just like the pemandu lembu folk below:
Massive jams on the island last weekend.
Welcome to Penang. =p