At Jalan Bangunan Kerajaan (Government Buildings Road), there's the fire station, SESCO and of course the driving centre which was completed around 1979. Before that, the driving lessons centre was at the compound of the old Sarikei District Office. (updated)
In your drive to graduate from the bumpy bus rides, you decided to take up driving lessons. In your first lesson, you wondered why the car didn't move an inch after pushing the accelerator pedal to the metal. The patient instructor had to tell you that that's the brake pedal, son. The gas pedal was the other one. Oh...
Goodness! You have to be an expert at parallel parking to pass the driving test. How many times have you made the instructor cringe when you drove his car into the poles? We don't have that many parallel parking lots left after Sarikei removed the parallel parking at the centre of Repok Road. If you can not park properly, the standard joke is that you have a kopi-O (black coffee) license - i.e. you passed the test through the back door.
This ramp to test your clutch skills is the most daunting test you have to pass. If you slide down backwards after releasing the hand brake, sorry, kid, you are back to square one.
Now that you have passed the driving lessons, hmmm, let's see, shall it be a Proton, a Perodua, a Naza or that trusted recond (slang for reconditioned) Japanese car? OK, sure, you can take that BMW too as your second car.