Chinese New Year is around the corner and it’s time for reunion dinners, pineapple tarts and, of course, ang pow. With the new year of the pig coming in, there lies one final hurdle between you and that delicious home-cooked reunion meal with your family: the monumental traffic jam to make it back to your hometown.
Waze is here to save the day when it comes to planning your travel.
Being one of the most used navigation apps out there, the amount of data they’ve gathered is huge over the many years they’ve been in operations in Malaysia. The app utilises user generated data to predict and update traffic information on the app to give users the most up to date. That said, the data they collect on the app is also used to gather insights and also provide useful data for town councils for traffic and town planning.
This same data is now allowing the service provider to give you the best timings to travel back to your hometown this Chinese New Year. You can get the best times in the images below. We’ve arranged the recommendations according to region beginning from the North all the way to the South and even East Malaysia.
While there’s a whole lot of us are headed out of Kuala Lumpur for Chinese New Year, there are some of us who don’t have to move from the capital this year of the Pig. But that doesn’t mean that we won’t have traffic. Waze has also given us some of the best times to travel within the capital this Chinese New Year. The app has also listed the most popular destinations for Chinese New Year and it looks like most of us are heading to the Shopping Malls, Restaurants and Hotels for Chinese New Year.