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Old 17-06-11, 07:55 PM
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Hello all,

I never drove to Malaysia before, but i am thinking of driving to Desaru for a short get away, since i heard there was a new bridge that will cut short the travel time.

Anyone got any advice on how to drive there?

And advice for a newbie driving there? Risk and all?

Please advice.

Cheers!
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Old 17-06-11, 08:15 PM
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Bridge is gd if u go by tuas. If go by Woodlands, bridge no advantage.
In boleh land, no.1 : nvr leave your car unlock. 2: don't leave valuables on your car seat.
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Old 17-06-11, 08:19 PM
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thanks for your reply, really appreciate it.

however, do any of you have like a map or driving directions?

i have a gps, but i doubt the map is updated to that?

please advice, thank you!
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Old 17-06-11, 08:20 PM
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Hello all,

I never drove to Malaysia before, but i am thinking of driving to Desaru for a short get away, since i heard there was a new bridge that will cut short the travel time.

Anyone got any advice on how to drive there?

And advice for a newbie driving there? Risk and all?

Please advice.

Cheers!

If it is first time driving in Malaysia... please be mentally prepared. Over there, signalling means nothing. People just cut in and as long as they are ahead of you... they have right of way... and you just have to slow down or hit the brakes. Everybody accepts this as norm. So when you cut people, you should do the same.

Lucky now got GPS (must get if you don't know Malay)... so at least you don't have to stress over navigation.

Drive safe.
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Old 17-06-11, 08:23 PM
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thanks for your reply, really appreciate it.

however, do any of you have like a map or driving directions?

i have a gps, but i doubt the map is updated to that?

please advice, thank you!
There will definitely be risk involved. It depends on what car you drive. Last time I drive Lancer.... no one interested in targeting me except for TP. But if you drive premium car... especially popular ones like BMW or Merz, I would advise that you think twice.

Our local GPS maps usually include Malaysia. No need the latest maps... doubt roads or building change that fast in Malaysia.
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Old 17-06-11, 08:46 PM
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Shd not b d-fi-kert. They hv sign boards along e way to Desaru.
Ya, one more thing, relief yourself b4 u start your journey, so u don't need to stop halfway which may not b safe.
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Old 17-06-11, 08:51 PM
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Hello all,

I never drove to Malaysia before, but i am thinking of driving to Desaru for a short get away, since i heard there was a new bridge that will cut short the travel time.

Anyone got any advice on how to drive there?

And advice for a newbie driving there? Risk and all?

Please advice.

Cheers!
Hi, just back from Desaru couple of days back ago, can still recall the rough direction:

From Woodlands Checkpoint, after passing Customs, take the right turn to Teberau Highway. Go along it for some time until you see the new highway (Lebuhraya) that leads directly to Desaru, the slip road to the highway should be on the left hand side of the road.

After passing through the toll plaza, just need to follow the road sign to Desaru.

Along the highway, you'll drive past a bridge, there is one very nice view of the river passing below the bridge. Enjoy
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Old 17-06-11, 09:16 PM
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Hi, just back from Desaru couple of days back ago, can still recall the rough direction:

From Woodlands Checkpoint, after passing Customs, take the right turn to Teberau Highway. Go along it for some time until you see the new highway (Lebuhraya) that leads directly to Desaru, the slip road to the highway should be on the left hand side of the road.

After passing through the toll plaza, just need to follow the road sign to Desaru.

Along the highway, you'll drive past a bridge, there is one very nice view of the river passing below the bridge. Enjoy
Hello man!

Thanks for the headsup, im looking for the route that you're using, cause of the new bridge.

Thinking of using the exact route, any idea if i can get like the map or something to refer to?

Don't wish to get lost on the first trip : /

Did you use GPS or anything?
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Old 17-06-11, 09:23 PM
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Hello man!

Thanks for the headsup, im looking for the route that you're using, cause of the new bridge.

Thinking of using the exact route, any idea if i can get like the map or something to refer to?

Don't wish to get lost on the first trip : /

Did you use GPS or anything?
Didn't use GPS, I just remembered based on certain landmarks that I confirmed using streetdirectory.com (for example, Pelangi Plaza, Yeo Hiap Seng factory and Police building on the opposite side of the road). The slip road leading to the highway should be exit 322 or M2, I cannot recall exactly which one.
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Old 17-06-11, 09:39 PM
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If it is first time driving in Malaysia... please be mentally prepared. Over there, signalling means nothing. People just cut in and as long as they are ahead of you... they have right of way... and you just have to slow down or hit the brakes. Everybody accepts this as norm. So when you cut people, you should do the same.

Lucky now got GPS (must get if you don't know Malay)... so at least you don't have to stress over navigation.

Drive safe.

Must be the Singaporeans you're talking about

Most Malaysians actually don't drive like Singaporeans do. Not just my observation but others I know say the same.
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