I had the most horrifying experience during my Causeway Jam to Malaysia.
It all started when I woke up with a severe case of diarrhoea. I knew I had to go out of town to meet a client and I thought I could manage it, but I was wrong.
I made the journey, but it was already late by the time I got to the Malaysian border. The traffic was so bad that it took me two hours to reach the other side. I was already feeling unwell, but I pressed on.
When I reached the Malaysian side, I was exhausted and feeling sicker by the minute. All I wanted to do was find a bathroom, but the traffic was still so bad that I had to wait in line for almost an hour. When I got to the bathroom, I knew I was in trouble.
I was in so much pain that I could barely stand up and was afraid that I would mess up my pants. There was no way I could make it back to Singapore in this condition, so I had to make a decision fast. I decided to book a hotel room so I could take a shower and clean up.
I was so relieved when I got to the hotel and I quickly took a shower and changed into some clean clothes(thank god my car got spare pants). I had to stay in the room for the rest of the day and I was so embarrassed when I saw the reaction of the people at the reception.
It was a very unpleasant experience, but I am thankful that I was able to get out of it alive. I learned a valuable lesson that day: always be prepared when going on a long trip. I never expected to have diarrhoea in the middle of a Causeway Jam, but I’m glad I was able to take care of it before it got worse.
The next time I have to go to Malaysia, I will definitely make sure I have a plan B in case something like this happens again. I won’t be taking any chances with my health and safety. I know now that if I ever have to go through this again, I will be well prepared and I won’t have to book a hotel room.