View Full Version : Is it fair to other residents for blocking the main road?

26-10-2009, 08:11 AM
I have been irked by some residents in Subang Jaya who set up tents that block the whole road preventing other residents from using these roads. This has been done quite often and inconveniencing me when I turn into the road. Last week this happened along the main road (Jln USJ 6/1) which is next to the USJ 6 primary school. Previously it was the next road, Jln USJ 6/4. There had been many more.

I know that for some residents this is a cheaper alternative to have a wedding celebration or even open house..but can they consider the other residents who want to use the roads? The tents are usually set up for weddings and over weekends. There were times when only half the road was closed up..that's ok but when the people responsible close up the whole road and leave no warning to other residents, that's downright uncivic minded of them! Have they been given permission to set up these tents on public roads?

Can't MPSJ set up a civic centre in USJ for residents to have their wedding function /celebrations without inconveniencing other residents? I have wriiten to Hannah Yeoh. Hope something can be done.

26-10-2009, 10:21 AM
Isnt that what 3k for?

Worse if it is the second or third house, once I turn, I have to hard brake because there was no notice and a car behind almost knock into me.

26-10-2009, 10:25 AM
not uncivicness... but no brain. At least put some signs or cones... just wanna save some money...

26-10-2009, 11:09 AM
3 K not convenient mah. Have to pay rental, too far from house. When they do it in front of their house, it's more personal and guests park their cars right in front of your house until you have to tell them to move. Once I was caught when my immediate neighbour got married and he blocked the whole road with his tent. The guests started coming and you guess it the whole road was blocked and I couldn't get out! Had to hitch a ride with my brother in law and stayed in my apartment until the wedding festivities were over. No apologies even from that guy.

26-10-2009, 11:13 AM
Isnt that what 3k for?

Worse if it is the second or third house, once I turn, I have to hard brake because there was no notice and a car behind almost knock into me.

This happened at Jln 6/4. They were setting up the tent in front of the 4th house I think and I couldn't stop as I drove into the road..just drove beween the tent supports. The workers gave me a nasty look as if it was their grand father's road to use as they please.

26-10-2009, 11:35 AM
From my own observation I think this tent on the road phenomenon is now a local habit and culture for many economical reasons. From one point I see its wrong and should never happen. But this is cowboy country where there's little enforcement or till something bad happens only then the issue is addressed. On another point is live and let live attitude by others who don't see any problem and can tolerate it all, maybe even joining in the fun. Sometimes I think we in SJ/USJ have so little green area left to do any functions so its so damn convenient infront of the house lor!....despite whatever neighbors may think.

26-10-2009, 11:50 AM
Have seen many times, some of them even have the chick put cones with the word POLIS written on it to block the road. Maybe can sewa the cones from PDRM :eek:

26-10-2009, 12:00 PM
Have seen many times, some of them even have the chick put cones with the word POLIS written on it to block the road. Maybe can sewa the cones from PDRM :eek:

I said it before lah.. this is land of opportunists, not opportunity. People here are capable of nearly anything to serve their purpose. For all you know, there's other who can do worse, "red tape cordon" the 2 ends of the road, man a guard, chairs at 2 ends of the road, anything and just anything, and perhaps its all live and let live tolerant atitude (although some aren't) and not wanting to confront or end up with sour neighbor relationships.
From one view, I'm glad I live on a road that can never have a tent there for one main reason, its a main road to the big mosque here, sensibly no way people here are going to obstruct the road for any reason. My other grouse is other cars (outsiders) parking for free every working day, narrowing the access road here for 8 hours daytime. This is another issue, not to be discussed.

26-10-2009, 12:07 PM
Noramal procedure is to get police permission first. Normally, police will only allow blocking half the road but people are taking advantage of this.

26-10-2009, 12:11 PM
live and let live lah...If this is (yes illegal) already accepted weekend kinda thingy, live wiht it for a day or 2 lah.

Who knows, u might wanna do the same one day?

I agree that it is plain courtesy to at least inform as many neighbours as possible on this inconvenience...I am sure, many will just smile and even participate in the festivity.

My OpenHouse will see up to 200+bikes parked along the whole 80metre stretch road! Yes, the 80m ingress & egress been blocked with cones and only bikes can pass thru...BUT my neighbours do not mind. They are invited too and they, esp the kids, get to see a bike exhibition for free from noon till 5pm:D :D

Yang Blocked jalan latotupai

26-10-2009, 12:27 PM
Well when it comes to neighbors, I am a bit of a "cincai guy" and would gladly tolerate this in the spirit of "neighborliness", after all its only a once in a lifetime affair for these folks. Its not everyday that they are blocking the road. Normally I just smile and wish them luck when I see them. Since they are going to need plenty of it stepping into their married life! :D

Like I mentioned before, I don't fret the small stuffs in life. But that's just me. :cool:

26-10-2009, 12:34 PM
I won't fret too over this, perhaps it all depends on where you live and the kind of neighbors you have nearby. Its all depend on the mix of neighbors and people. Just like any management level no matter how great the company maybe, wrong mix of personalities, bound to be problematic or volatile.

26-10-2009, 12:40 PM
Whenever we pass by a house with tents put up before or after their event, I wonder if it's for a party or a funeral. Usually, my family will only put up tents for funerals.

26-10-2009, 12:56 PM
I don't fret the small stuffs in life. But that's just me

I am with you with this one full hearthily..i never grudge or get annoyed with my neighbours when there is a wedding or a funeral of this type.
Its been a practise in my neighhood to infrom us of a coming event and tell us to be prepared.
We dont find it a problem all we want is for the neighbours to have a good time without worrying of grumpy neighbours.

i might have to close my road too one day, i might need their cooperation.

What you sow is what you reap. this is something i adhere to in my life.

This is my views on this situation

26-10-2009, 02:27 PM
I think in this case the inconvenience for awhile is ok to me...

but one thing I think need to highlight is to put sufficient sign to alert the drivers...

once I noticed a tent set up in USJ4 area may be for a weekend event...
but its don't have any light/sign at night time... :eek:

this turn the issue to road safety...

26-10-2009, 02:54 PM
What to do?...THIS IS MALAYSIA, a complex mix of attitudes, mindsets, melting pot of cultures. But is boils down to attitudes which unfortunately everyone is not equal where maximum precautions, tolerance and care in organizing any "outdoor" activity within terrace housing areas. I think Malaysians have lots to learn, practice and do everytime in the pursuit of civility. There's always a degree of sensitivities involved here and not agreeable by everyone. As I said earlier, a lot may depend on the mix of people on THAT road. If lucky everyone take it easy, if not someone somewhere may feel irritated by it all. I guess there's no end to this lah, UNLESS the town council ban or PDRM any tents for any reason.

26-10-2009, 03:46 PM
Whatever it may be for, I feel the household hosting the event should place flyers in the neighbours' homes to inform everyone along the same street. This is courtesy. Next thing to do is to apply a permit from MPSJ to prevent any untoward issues with the Council. If they want to compound you, they can and they will. If MPSJ people say no need, then make sure it is from the proper section of the Council and note their names down. Bring along a witness.

May be a hassle but if we do things right, we save ourselves a lot of possible heartaches.

26-10-2009, 04:48 PM
I am not being overtly sensitive about the issue. I wouldn't mind if I had been informed. My neighbour who got married didn't inform me (or invite me for that matter). I only knew that he was getting married when I saw the tent. Well, no one died so it must be a celebration and then saw his car decked with ribbons..all detective work.

The tent which was put up in Jln 6/4 was a main thoroughfare. The workers who were putting up the tent did not have anyone to watch out for cars. When I turned left at the corner after breakfact at the flats I didn't see the workers until the last minute. Luckily they left a space or else they would be run over. Stupid .. could at least have a look out. I think they placed chairs outside the road after the encounter with me.

26-10-2009, 05:06 PM
After your event, get the people to dismantle asap...don't leave for days!

26-10-2009, 05:09 PM
After your event, get the people to dismantle asap...don't leave for days!
Ya but sometimes these operators are not so effecient. Call today come only 3 days later. Their excuse, orang tak cukup.

26-10-2009, 06:19 PM
Duh!.. you and I know what sort of contractors and type of workers there are nowadays, (I'm not saying all are like them) where they want to do the job/installation fast, as efficiently (deployment and time) and getta out of there as fast as they came. Thats why if anyone who's aware of what precautions and safety issues are neccessary, I won't blame you for faulting them of all sorts. Many people either don't learn or just don't really care. Profit above everything else.