Traffic and Parking Tickets

Driving in Penang, Malaysia can be difficult.  The drivers might be more aggressive than you are used to in your home country.  The spaces are tighter.  The gaps are smaller.  There will probably come a time when you will get a ticket for a moving violation or a parking violation.

The first thing you should do is see if your ticket/summons comes from MPPP (Majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang) or from the Police.

If it’s from MPPP you’ll go to the first floor in KOMTAR take a number and then pay there.  It won’t cost much.

If it’s from the Police it will cost quite a bit more.  Go to the big white and blue police HQ on the south side of Jalan Dato Keramat.  Seek legal parking behind the station on Lorong Singgora, then walk to the front of the building.  Facing the HQ, move all the way to the left end where there’s a sign reading “Cawangan Trafik Timur Laut”.  Queue up, pay at one window and pick up your receipt at the next.  If you don’t argue, you may be awarded with a discount.