When Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced that Malaysians are free to travel interstate starting midnight on Monday (11 October), a lot of us started making plans to 'balik kampung' and see their loved ones.

However, no one is more excited than this one Malaysian man and his friends.

Can't wait any longer

A video showing a group of friends waiting by the toll plaza for the clock to turn midnight has gone viral on social media.

Image credit: TikTok/acak_east

In the 12-second video, TikTok user @acak_east can be seen camping out by the road new a toll plaza with his friends as they look to head home to Pahang shortly after the announcement by the PM was made.

According to @acak_east, they were waiting for the clock to strike midnight when they are once again legally allowed to travel interstate.

“We’re just waiting to enter the toll plaza once the clock strikes 12.01 am.

“I parked my car on the roadside while waiting and even though it feels like torture to wait but it’ll be worth it in the end,” he said in the video.

Check out the video below:


Tugu kat Tol sampai pukul 1201am balik kampung ##fyp ##foryoupage ##foryou

♬ bunyi asal - IbuFatimah Kassim

@acak_east's video has been viewed more than 1.3 million times since it was uploaded on Monday, with many social media users wishing him and his friends a safe journey back.

And according to his latest update, @acak_east did manage to make it home safely:


Reply to @okizy30 Dah sampai Kampung tapi tak macam dulu ##fyp ##foryoupage ##foryou

♬ Air Mata Ibu - Siti Nurhaliza

Ahh, to smell the air of the kampung again.

If you guys plan on heading back to your kamapung soon, remember to stay safe on the road, OK?

MAIN IMAGE CREDIT: TikTok/acak_east