Valentine's day... over-rated.
Chinese New Year period... over-crowded.
MPPP or State Government... over-stupid.
How can they think of digging up the roundabout in front of McD's Gurney to replace it with a traffic light junction without thinking that there will be 2 full blown festivals (Thaipusam and CNY) coming up and don't even bother to make sure that they are up and ready quickly?
CNY is coming and I can bet with you the whole island will be jam-packed with cars. This madness is going to be compounded by the fact that the entrance to one of Penang's most famous tourist spots, i.e. Gurney Drive, has been turned into a chaotic construction site (they are nicely spending their time decorating the place up instead of putting up the necessary traffic lights that will make it functional) and the diversionary route put up is so grossly in adequate that things will come to a standstill. This is not helped by the numerous tour-buses that double parked in and around the Gurney Drive area.
Thank you whoever is in charged of this fiasco for making life in Penang really 'nice' for us all! :P