Stuck in traffic for 18 hours due to the floods recently, a woman recounts how Malaysians came together to help each other in such troubled times.
Niroshini Manickumar, a make-up artist shared on TikTok how she and her friend were heading to their last make-up booking session for the year when they ended up in the jam.
She said the jam was heading towards Bukit Jelutong and started about 1pm on Saturday and ended at 8am the next day.
After almost an hour without any movement, she said motorists began switching off their car engines and came out to inspect what was going on.
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She said nobody knew about the floods except those in front until several lorry drivers informed them about it.
“First an uncle began selling snacks from his van knowing everyone was getting hungry.
“Next people began collecting whatever snacks they had in their cars and placed them in the middle of the highway so anyone who was hungry could take them.
“After that, a catering van began distributing food to anyone who wanted it as it was stuck in traffic and could not make the delivery,” she said.
She said she took two packets for her and her friend and recalled how it was the best meal she ever had.
“We were so hungry. Thank you so much to those in van,” she said.
As night fell, she said most of them slept in their vehicles as it was very dark and still raining.
The next day, the rain stopped about 7.30am and the water began receding. Lorries and SUVs were able to make their way through.
“I couldn’t wait any longer and decided to put my trust in my Myvi. We managed to cross the toll to the other side and the first thing we did was to park at the petrol station to go to the toilet,” she said.
A valuable lesson she learnt from all this is to ensure there is always some food and drinks in the car and even some adult diapers!