Road signs in Malaysia

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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.

Road signs in Malaysia are standardised road signs similar to those used in Europe but with certain distinctions. Until the early 1980s, Malaysia closely followed Australian and Japanese practice in road sign design, with diamond-shaped warning signs and circular restrictive signs to regulate traffic. Signs usually use the FHWA Series fonts (Highway Gothic) typeface also used in the United States, Canada, and Australia, although some signs on recently completed expressways use Transport Heavy (cf. the second image shown to the right).

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 92), 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 Transport Act 1987,[1] 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 M5

Jkr-ft--.png, expressways use letters E, and cycle roads use letters CR. Federal Roads only use numbers and digits, for example Federal Route 1. However, federal road numbers can also be added with the FT-- prefix before the route number, which is normally used by the Malaysian Public Works Department (JKR) and the Royal Malaysia Police. For example, Federal Route 1 can also be written as Federal Route FT1[2]

Route numbers[edit]

Expressway[edit]

Examples Information Number digits
E2
E35
Expressway route numbers E01 – E99
EXIT 253
EXIT 1108
Expressway exit numbers EXIT 201 – EXIT 299
EXIT 1101 – 1199

Federal[edit]

Examples Information Number digits
5
24
222
Main federal route numbers 001–249
276
423
Institutional facilities federal roads 250–479
EXIT 1
EXIT 226
Federal road exit numbers EXIT 1 – EXIT 99
EXIT 201 – 299
1
4–10
3
1004
Main federal route numbers
(Sarawak)
1-1 – 1–59
4-1 – 4–99
1000 – 9999
A1
A3
A22
Main federal route numbers
(Sabah)
A01 – A99
700
701
702
Main federal route numbers
(Labuan)
700–799
1123
2486
FELDA/FELCRA federal route numbers 1000 – 1999
2000 – 2999
3999 Industrial federal route numbers 3000–3999

State[edit]

Examples Information Number digits
J32Jkr-ft--.png Johor state route numbers J001 – J999
Jkr-ft--.png Selangor state route numbers B001 – B999
Jkr-ft--.png Negeri Sembilan state route numbers N001 – N999
Jkr-ft--.png Sabah state route numbers SA001 – SA999

Highway codes[edit]

Directional and distance signs[edit]

Tolled Expressway and Highway signs[edit]

E1 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 major destinations.

Non-tolled Federal, State and Municipal Roads[edit]

1 Federal Roads
Jkr-ft--.png State Roads

Malaysian road signs are blue and used for federal, state and municipal roads. This road signs have a simple code:-

  • JKR hexagon-shaped highway shield with highway code signs are black and yellow
  • Blue with white letters signs for major destinations.

Asian Highway route signs[edit]

As part of the Asian Highway Network.

Motorcycle lane[edit]

Malaysian motorcycle lane signs are blue.

Border signs[edit]

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

State border signs

District border signs

Important signs[edit]

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

  • White with black letters for towns and other settlements.
  • Green with orange letters for government institutions.
  • White with green letters and Maroon with white letters for tourist destinations.

Warning signs[edit]

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

Regulatory signs[edit]

Speed limit and National Speed Limit signs[edit]

Malaysian Regulatory signs are round with white backgrounds, red borders, and black pictograms. Mandatory instruction signs are round with blue backgrounds and white pictogram. The exceptions are the stop sign and the yield sign.

Information signs[edit]

Malaysian information signs are blue.

Tourist spot signs[edit]

Malaysian tourist spot signs are maroon.

Weighing bridge signs[edit]

Construction signs[edit]

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

Road name sign[edit]

Road name sign in Malaysia have many different colours and styles according the local authority to design with them.

Symbols[edit]

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

Miscellaneous[edit]

Bridge-related signs[edit]

These signs usually found at the bridge.

Bridge numbers.

River signs[edit]

These signs usually found at the bridge.

River signs.

Highway concessionaires border limit[edit]

Highway border limit.

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]