Chinese M’sians Help Repair Blocked Road So That Travelers Could Beat Massive Jam

This is the Malaysian spirit!
A group of local Chinese villagers came to the aid of travelers stuck in heavy traffic during Hari Raya Aidilfitri by repairing a blocked road with a backhoe.

Among those caught in the congestion was Malaysian driver Zairul Annuar, who shared his experience on Facebook.

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In search of alternate routes

In an attempt to avoid the gridlock on the PLUS highway to Kuala Lumpur, Zairul exited at Gopeng to use alternate routes.

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Traveler get to pass through the 'new road'
Image via FB/Zairul Annuar

Unfortunately, he found that even the inner roads, like the one in Ladang Bikam, were overwhelmed with traffic, a situation confirmed by Google Maps.

Opting for a reroute suggested by his navigation app, Zairul ended up on a small road that led him through a neighbourhood and onto an unpaved path through a palm oil plantation.

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Here, he and other road users were informed by motorists from the opposite direction that the road ahead was impassable.

Fix the road on the spot

Turning back, Zairul re-entered the residential area, where he was stopped by a group of middle-aged Chinese men.

They advised him not to turn back towards the traffic jam. Instead, they offered a hopeful solution—they would repair the impassable road themselves.

“The road ahead of you is blocked, right? Don’t worry. We’ll bring a backhoe to repair that road. You wait a moment,” they told Zairul.

Villager pave the road with backhoe
Image via FB/Zairul Annuar

True to their promise, the residents quickly mobilized, using a backhoe to level out the road and make it accessible for all vehicles.

Previously, only four-wheel drives could navigate the road due to an incline.

Very efficient team

Speaking to WeirdKaya, Zairul revealed that this incident happened between 9.30 pm to 10.30 pm.

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He explained that it didn’t take long for the locals to finish refining the road after they had been told to wait.

“They only took 10 to 15 minutes to fix the road until we are able to get through!” Zairul added.

He also shared that they ended up arriving in Kuala Lumpur at around 12 am and Nilai at around 2 am.

Moved by their community spirit

Zairul captured a video of the repaired road and the backhoe at work, which he shared online, showcasing the villagers’ concerted effort to help.

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Deeply touched by this display of community spirit and cooperation, Zairul praised the villagers, highlighting the remarkable solidarity of the people of Perak.

“People from Perak left their homes to help each other. They are amazing! This is the true spirit of Malaysia!” Zairul wrote.

The chinese local waving to them
Image via FB/Zairul Annuar

He reflected on the incident as embodying the true spirit of Malaysia, where diverse communities come together to support each other in times of need, especially during significant cultural celebrations like Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

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