OMG, the flood in Penang was much worse than we thought! The first thing when we reached home after a SEVEN hours trip from KL was to zoom straight to our other car which was parked outside of our apartment grounds in a residential area across our apartment. The residential homes there have piles of rubbish outside their home. We lived on the 3rd floor of an apartment so we aren’t affected but our elevators aren’t working (and it is a bitch to carry up all those luggages!)
Condensation everywhere inside the car. Snails making their homes on the car.
This is the compartment between the driver and passenger seats. LOL, a whole lot of water inside. It must have been one hell of a big flood ‘cos everything floated up and ended up on the car seats. Even our boot which is relative high was flooded. Thank God, my hubby’s briefcase with his passport did not get wet. (We were in a rushÂ to leave for KL on Thursday so he forgot to bring it up to our home.)
Every little nooks and corners are filled with water. The whole car stinks!
But heh, guess what?
- The car is insured against flood
- It is a company’s car
- The car is due for trade back (i.e. no longer belonging to atm soon)
- He was about to change the leather upholstery because the stitches have spilted (cracked)
- He has a week off and has another company’s car at his disposal
And I thank God, many times, because you know what? Originally, we thought of driving this Perdana because it has cruise control and since one son is not going with us, we don’t need that much space. We wanted to leave our Ria at home (our apartment also flooded). Otherwise, pengsan mannnn….Then, kena tanggung sendiri.
My son had a scout camp preparation on Friday and by the time he got home to discover the flood (only certain places flooded), it was too late to move the car. He said the water was knee high which is VERY HIGH. The next morning, he went out early again for the scout camp. And by the time, he got home in the evening, he only found that our car was no longer lock. All the doors were unlocked because the whole car wirings konked-out liao. And he found the briefcase there, dry. Because it was placed on top of a box. Thank God! Hallelujah!
Tomorrow the tow truck is coming to tarik masuk workshop. Phew….so adventurous! When we heard of the flood, we thought of returning home on Saturday but fulamak, lucky we did not because it was a mad jam on the highway. We came back today with less traffic but there was an accident which caused a crawl between Rawang and Bukit Beringin.
Penang people – Are you all affected by the flood?