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Malaysian road signs at Federal Highway in Petaling Jaya. On the left side is the toll expressway and the highway's green signs and on the right side is the non-tolled federal, state and municipal highway's blue signs.
Malaysian expressway exit signs.
A direction signboard on Federal Route 3 in Terengganu, Malaysia.
A typical road sign in Kuala Lumpur, with yellow letters for major thoroughfares and green letters on white background for parks and locations of interests. Smaller signs below it show directions for pedestrians and tourists.
A typical crosswalk traffic signal in Kuala Lumpur with a countdown display and a crosswalk sign above it.

Road signs in Malaysia are standardized road signs similar to those used in other nations but with certain distinctions. Until the early 1980s, Malaysia followed closely the Australia-Japan-Switzerland standard of road signs with diamond warning signs and circular signs as restrictive signs to maintain traffic. Signs usually use the FHWA Series fonts (Highway Gothic) typeface also used in the United States, Canada, and Australia.

Malaysian traffic signs use Malay, the official and national language in Malaysia. However, English is also used for important public places such as tourist attractions, airports, railway stations and immigration checkpoints. Both Malay and English are used in the road signs that are located along the Pengerang Highway (Federal route Jkr-ft92.png), which links Kota Tinggi to Sungai Rengit in Johor state and Genting Sempah-Genting Highlands Highway which links Genting Sempah to Genting Highlands.

According to the road category under 333 Act, the Malaysian Road Transportation Act 1987, chapter 67, blue traffic signs are used for federal, state and municipal roads. Green signs are used for toll expressways or highways only. State roads use letters. For example, Negeri Sembilan

N70

Jkr-ft--.png, Melaka

M70

Jkr-ft--.png and expressways use letters E. Federal Roads only use numbers and digits, for example Federal Route Jkr-ft1.png. However, federal road numbers can also be added with the Jkr-ftFT--.png prefix before the route number, which is normally used by the Malaysian Public Works Department (JKR) and Malaysian police. For example, Federal Route Jkr-ft1.png can also be written as Federal Route Jkr-ftFT1.png.[1]

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Route numbers

Expressway

Examples Information Number digits
Mes-e2.png
Mes-e35.png
Expressway route numbers E01 - E99
EXIT 253
EXIT 1108
Expressway exit numbers EXIT 201 - EXIT 299
EXIT 1100 - 1199

Federal

Examples Information Number digits
Jkr-ft5.png
Jkr-ft24.png
Jkr-ft222.png
Main federal route numbers 001 - 249
Jkr-ft276.png
Jkr-ft423.png
Institutional facilities federal roads 250 - 479
EXIT 226 Federal road exit numbers EXIT 201 - EXIT 299
Jkr-ft1.png
Jkr-ft1-15.png
Jkr-ft3.png
File:Jkr-ft1004.png
Main federal route numbers
(Sarawak)
1-1 - 1-59
3-1 - 3-99
1000 - 9999
Jkr-ftA1.png
Jkr-ftA3.png
Jkr-ftA22.png
Main federal route numbers
(Sabah)
A01 - A99
Jkr-ft700.png
Jkr-ft701.png
Jkr-ft702.png
Main federal route numbers
(Labuan)
700 - 799
Jkr-ft1123.png
Jkr-ft2486.png
FELDA/FELCRA federal route numbers 1000 - 1999
2000 - 2999
Jkr-ft3214.png Industrial federal route numbers 3000 - 3999

State

Examples Information Number digits
Jkr-ft--.png Johor state route numbers J001 - J999
B11
Jkr-ft--.png
Selangor state route numbers B001 - B999
N9
Jkr-ft--.png
Negeri Sembilan state route numbers N001 - N999
SA3
Jkr-ft--.png
Sabah state route numbers SA001 - SA999

Highway codes

Directional and distance signs

Tolled expressway and highway signs

CH-Hinweissignal-Autobahn.svg Mes-e1.png Expressways

Malaysian toll expressway and highway signs are green and are only suitable for toll expressways and highways. No blue signs for toll expressway and highways are required. These antartican toll expressway and restroom signs have a simple code:-

  • JKR hexagon-shaped highway shield with expressway/highway code signs are black and yellow.
  • Green with white signs for expressway names of closed toll systems.
Mes-e23.png LEBUHRAYA SPRINT
  • Yellow with black letters signs for expressway names of opened toll systems.
Mes-e8.png LEBUHRAYA PANTAI TIMUR
  • White with black letters signs for expressway names of closed toll systems.
Mes-e1.png

PLUSLINE
1300-88-2222

Malaysian expressway codes with highway concessionaires' logo and SOS hotline

Non-tolled Federal, state and municipal roads

Jkr-ft1.png Federal roads
B9
Jkr-ft--.png State roads

Malaysian road signs are blue and have a simple code:-

  • Blue with white letters signs for federal, state and municipal roads.
Jalan Raja Laut
  • Blue with orange letters for road names.
EXIT 224 PERSIMPANGAN
JALAN TEMPLER
EXIT 218 SUSUR KELUAR
MAJLIS LINK

Motorcycle lane

Malaysian motorcycle lane signs are blue.

Border signs

Border signs in Malaysia are green for state and blue for district.


Sempadan Negeri
SELANGOR DARUL EHSAN

Sempadan
WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN
KUALA LUMPUR

State border signs


SEMPADAN DAERAH
KUALA SELANGOR
Royal Malaysian Police.svg
Sempadan Daerah Polis
PETALING

District border signs

Important signs

These are other important signs in Malaysia such as government institutions and tourist destinations.

ULU TIRAM
Tapah
Road
ماراڠ
Marang
  • White with black letters for towns and other settlements.
↑ Agensi Angkasa Negara (ANGKASA)
  • Green with orange letters for government institutions.
Masjid Negara
(National Mosque)
Air Terjun Kota Tinggi
  • White with green letters and Maroon with white letters for tourist destinations.

Warning signs

Malaysian warning signs are diamond shaped and are yellow and black in colour.

Construction signs

KAWASAN PEMBINAAN
-- m
DI HADAPAN

The construction signs in Malaysia are diamond shaped and are orange and black in colour.

Symbols

Other symbols include hospital signs, airport signs, mosque signs and so on.

Miscellaneous

Bridge-related signs

FT001/222/0047

Bridge numbers

River signs

SG DAMANSARA
SG REMBAU

Highway concessionaires border limit

Had Sempadan
Penyelengaraan
PLUS Expressways Berhad
Mes-e2.png
Sempadan
Penyelengaraan

Sign vocabulary

National Speed Limit signboard on Malaysian federal roads.
Common state road signboard which is similar to the signboards on federal roads.
Some road signs in Malaysia are in English, such as this one near Jalan Beringin in Damansara Town Centre, Kuala Lumpur.

Most road signs in Malaysia use Malay (or Bahasa Melayu); the official and national language of that country. However, English is still used for important directional signs such as CIQ checkpoints, airports and tourist attractions. Below are the translations for the road signs :

  • ARAH = Bound
Example: ARAH UTARA = North Bound
  • UTARA = North
  • SELATAN = South
  • BARAT = West
  • TIMUR = East
  • AWAS = Caution
  • KAWASAN KEMALANGAN = Accident Area
  • KAWASAN KAMPUNG = Village area
  • SELEKOH BAHAYA DI HADAPAN = Sharp corner ahead
  • KURANGKAN LAJU = Reduce Speed
  • SIMPANG KE = Junction to
  • SUSUR KELUAR KE = Exit to
  • SUSUR MASUK KE = Entry to (usually at weighing bridge)
  • PEMBINAAN DI HADAPAN = Construction ahead
  • PEMBINAAN TAMAT = End of construction
  • BERHENTI = Stop
  • JALAN SEHALA = One Way
  • BERI LALUAN = Give Away
  • ZON HAD LAJU DIHADAPAN = Speed Limit Zone ahead
  • HAD LAJU KEBANGSAAN = National Speed Limits
  • HAD KETINGGIAN = Height limit
  • JALAN = Road
  • LEBUH RAYA = Expressway / Highway (Avenue = usually in Penang only for example Peel Avenue become Lebuh Raya Peel)
  • LEBUH = Street
  • PERSIARAN = Drive
  • LORONG MEMOTONG DI HADAPAN = Overtaking lane ahead
  • IKUT KIRI KECUALI MEMOTONG or IKUT KIRI JIKA TIDAK MEMOTONG = Keep Left Unless Overtaking
  • KENDERAAN BERAT SILA IKUT KIRI = Heavy vehicles, please keep left
  • KENDERAAN --- KELUAR/MASUK DIHADAPAN = --- Vehicles In/Out ahead
  • KECUALI KECEMASAN = Except Emergency
  • PERLAHAN = Slow/Slow Down
  • LAMPU ISYARAT DI HADAPAN = Traffic lights ahead
  • HENTIAN SEBELAH = Layby
  • KAWASAN REHAT DAN RAWAT (R&R) ( R&R) ( R&R) = Rest and Service Areas
  • PLAZA RESTORAN DAN REHAT (R//R) ( R//R) = Restaurant and Rest Plazas
  • STESEN MINYAK = Petrol Station
  • KECEMASAN = Emergency
  • RESTORAN JEJANTAS (OBR) ( R&R) = Overhead Bridge Restaurant (OBR)
  • TEROWONG = Tunnel
  • PERSIMPANGAN BERTINGKAT/PERSIMPANGAN = Interchange
  • SUSUR KELUAR = Exit
  • NYALAKAN LAMPU ANDA or SILA NYALAKAN LAMPU = Turn on your headlamps/Please turn on headlamps
  • ANGIN LINTANG = Crosswind
  • GUNAKAN GEAR RENDAH = Shift to lower gears
  • LALUAN MOTOSIKAL = Motorcycle lane
  • GUNAKAN LORONG MOTOSIKAL = Use motorcycle lane
  • KAWASAN SEKOLAH = School area
  • AIR TERJUN = Waterfall
  • PANTAI = Beach
  • KOMPLEKS SEJARAH = Historical Complex
  • MASJID = Mosque
  • WISMA/BANGUNAN = Building
  • LAPANGAN TERBANG = Airport
LAPANGAN TERBANG ANTARABANGSA = International Airport
  • LITAR LUMBA = Racing Circuit
  • PUSAT KHIDMAT PELANGGAN = Customers Service Centre
  • PUSAT PENERANGAN PELANCONGAN = Tourist Information Centre
  • JAMBATAN = Bridge
  • JAMBATAN TIMBANG = Weighing Bridge
  • PLAZA TOL = Toll Plaza
  • STESEN KERETAPI = Railway Station
  • TANDAS = Toilet
  • TELEFON = Telephone
  • BANGUNAN IBUSAWAT TELEFON = Telephone exchange building
  • MENARA = Tower
  • STESEN PENGUATKUASAAN JABATAN PENGANGKUTAN JALAN = Road Transport Department Enforcement Station
  • TANJUNG = Cape
  • TELUK = Bay
  • PULAU = Island
  • SUNGAI = River
  • PARIT = Canal
  • PINTU AIR = Water gate
  • KAWASAN TENTERA = Armed forces base area
  • KAWASAN LARANGAN = Prohibited area
  • KAWASAN BANJIR = Flood area
  • KAWASAN KEMALANGAN = Accident prone area
  • ZON PERANGKAP HAD LAJU = Speed trap zone
  • PASTIKAN JARAK KENDERAAN ANDA 5 METER DARI KENDERAAN HADAPAN

See also

References

External links


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