The Malaysia’s 14th General Election (GE14) that will be held on 9 May 2018 has been all the buzz on social media lately. Like every other general election before, leading up to the big day, politicians engage in a frenzy of verbal bashing and propaganda spreading in efforts to win the hearts (more like votes) of the citizens. Some are preposterous and some are plain hilarious. Even so, it’s always a good read every now and then.
What’s more intriguing is the fact that many Malaysians from across the globe are making an effort to travel home or even helping strangers to go home and vote for the upcoming GE14, something which has never happened before.
Of course, there is society’s minority that is still contemplating on the mode of transport home with money and time being amongst the factors. If you happen to fall into this category of Malaysians, well here’s 5 ways to answer those questions:
When the big day was officially announced, there was an immediate hike in the price of plane tickets. It got to a point where the prices were pure and utterly ridiculous, often doubling from their original prices.
Luckily, AirAsia came to their senses and lowered their fares which initially spiked over RM250 to an average of RM100 – FINALLY, now everyone can fly.
It has been preached umpteen times, carpooling will help ease global warming, reduce air pollution, traffic jams and more, but who would have thought general election stands among those ranks.
If you’re an active user on social media, you might already be aware of the various sites and avenues providing carpooling services back home. For those looking for a carpool ride home, here’s your answer:
You could also join in with many other netizens by tweeting with a hashtag #PulangMengundi and #CarpoolGE14 as well.
Yeah sure, why not? If the Japanese cycled from Perlis down to Singapore (mind you there were no highways back then) in three days, you can definitely do it in a week (or less!) from wherever you are. Just be sure to catch some rest along the way. We don’t want any “phantom voters” this election – pun intended.
Or you could go hardcore and walk your way to the ballot box. In that case, you might want to start packing and begin your walk on 1 May if you want to make it in time.
Be sure to stay hydrated, well fed and rest at every stop on the way. Look at it as an adventure where you play Frodo from “Lord of the Rings”. All you need now is your very own Sam and Smeagol, and a handphone to call for help when you start questioning your life decisions.
A bus is, was and always will be, the cheapest mode of public transport. Even during the election period, its fares remain unfazed. And if you’re worried about being caught in long counter queues, you must have been living under a rock this whole time – its the 21st-century people, get with the program!
Book with CatchThatBus and you’ll have your bus tickets in no time. You can either book through their app (free on Google Play and App Store) or website, so why line up at counters when you can do it from the comfort of your home. If ever you feel the prices are just beyond your budget, then sign-up in the app and save on your bus travels through the Promo Cash feature.