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It’s the holiday season very soon, and like clockwork, PLUS Malaysia has released a Travel Time Advisory (TTA) for the long stretch covering the Maulidur Rasul (December 24), Christmas (December 25) and New Year (January 1) holidays.

Between December 18 and January 3, those who are travelling from Klang Valley to Perlis and Kedah (Kangar, Alor Setar) or south Johor (Johor Bahru, Kota Tinggi) are advised to head out between 6:00-8:00 am; the same applies the other way round (from these towns to Klang Valley).

Those headed to Penang (Kepala Batas, Butterworth, George Town, Bayan Lepas) or north Johor (Batu Pahat, Segamat, Muar) are advised to make their way between 8:00-11:00 am, while those proceeding to north Perak (Taiping, Kuala Kangsar, Gerik) and Melaka (Jasin, Melaka city) should get on the road between 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

The next 2:00-6:00 pm slot is recommended for those headed for central Perak (Ipoh) and Melaka (Alor Gajah), while those going to south Perak (Bidor, Tapah, Teluk Intan, Lumut, Tanjung Malim) and Negeri Sembilan (Kuala Pilah, Port Dickson, Seremban) can go after 6:00 pm.

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For those heading towards Klang Valley from Penang (Kepala Batas, Butterworth, George Town, Bayan Lepas), central Perak (Ipoh), north Johor (Batu Pahat, Segamat, Muar) and Melaka (Alor Gajah), PLUS recommends heading out between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.

Meanwhile those travelling from north Perak (Taiping, Kuala Kangsar, Gerik), south Perak (Bidor, Tapah, Teluk Intan, Lumut, Tanjung Malim), Melaka (Jasin, Melaka city) and Negeri Sembilan (Kuala Pilah, Port Dickson, Seremban) are advised to embark on their journeys between 6:00 pm and 12:00 am. Motorists are free to travel anywhere at any time between 12:00 am and 6:00 am.

For the Johor-Singapore Causeway and the Second Link, PLUS advises cars with registration numbers ending with odd numbers to travel at odd hours (i.e. 9:00 am, 1:00 pm, 7:00 pm); conversely, vehicles with number plates ending with even numbers are recommended to travel at even hours (i.e. 10:00 am, 2:00 pm, 8:00 pm).

Stay updated on the latest traffic situation through the toll-free PLUSLine 1800-88-0000, @plustrafik on Twitter or the PLUSMobile mobile app.