Friday, March 02, 2018

Chap Goh Meh

Finally, it's the last day of the lunar new year celebration.

This year, we made the daring decision to celebrate with the in-laws in Penang, anticipating traffic in grid-lock on the NSE. To our pleasant surprise, we think we have crack the code to avoid the perennial traffic jam.

Travel up 2 days before CNY & return on the 2nd day. traffic was generally smooth & Rest Stops weren't packed like sardines.

We were also pleasantly surprised the food stalls started operating on the 2nd day itself but that came with a premium of RM1 over the regular price (RM5).

Looks like everyone's out to make a quick buck at every possible opportunity. Talk about veg, fish (esp white pomfret) and prawns before CNY.

But I say, live & let live lah - hard times are coming & everyone's going to be affected.


mun said...

So that is the secret to beat the traffic jam during CNY! must compensate the people for not resting during cny so paying a little extra for the convenience to eat out during cny is quite fair in my opinion. I mean people who can afford it are willing to pay so much extra to own foreign cars here so what is a little extra price to pay for food during cny.

Anonymous said...

I will be a true lightweight, I do not handle liquor well.

doc said...


every dog has its day. for hawkers, it's the festival holidays.

I say, live & let live.

doc said...


the cause is the lack of an enzyme in the liver but that's a topic for another day.