A woman is going viral for her hilarious Twitter thread documenting a dramatic standoff between two cars fighting for the same parking spot in Koreatown, Los Angeles that lasted for over an hour.
Everything kicked off around 6:30 p.m. on April 1st when Twitter user @Mrhflrs shared a photo showing two cars, blocking traffic as they both attempted to squeeze into the same parking spot, writing, “This car is blocking this other car from grabbing this prime spot. It’s already been 10 minutes.”
A wealthy Malaysian business man is now under investigation after verbally and physically assaulting a parking lot attendant over a 3 Malaysian ringgit ($0.72) fee.
The incident reportedly occurred at the parking lot office of a five-star hotel in Kuala Lumpur on Sept. 18.
A video of a truck driver ramming his truck into a car that blocked his way out of a parking lot in southern China has gone viral on social media.
The incident occurred in Liuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region around noon on July 30.
A couple in Hong Kong recently made a whopping 2.6 million Hong Kong dollars ($330,000) profit by selling a car parking space they purchased just about nine months ago.
Measuring 16.4 feet by 8.2 feet, the single parking spot at Sun Hung Kai Properties’ Ultima apartment complex in the Kowloon district was reportedly sold on Monday for 6 million HKD ($760,000).
A Chinese man was baffled to discover that his car, which he believed to be stolen, had been blown away by a gust of wind.
The man, identified only by his surname Huang, reportedly spent about 20 minutes inside a grocery store in Qingdao, Shandong Province last Friday morning, reports Shanghaiist. When he went to the spot where he parked his vehicle, he was shocked to discover that it had vanished.
To help relieve the traffic congestion problem, Hong Kong’s Transport and Housing Bureau has officially submitted a proposal to increase the parking meters in the country by doubling its rate to as much as 20 Hong Kong dollars ($2.56) per hour – or 4 to 5 Hong Kong dollars ($0.51 to $0.64) per 15 minutes.
“Increasing the metered parking fee can discourage motorists from circulating or double parking on roads waiting for metered parking spaces. This will have the added benefit of discouraging prolonged parking,” the bureau wrote in the paper forwarded to the Legislative Council on December 21, Thursday, according to South China Morning Post.
A 188-square-foot parking space in Hong Kong was sold for a whopping HKD $5.18 million ($664,200), which local reports are calling a world record.
Purchased by an investment firm director, Kwan Wai-ming, the space is located on the first floor of the Upton luxury apartment complex near the harborfront in the west of Hong Kong Island, AFP reported (via Yahoo News), citing records from the city’s Land Registry.
One can only imagine the horror that shocked one man in China after seeing his beloved SUV buried in foul-smelling garbage.
The man, surnamed Shang, illegally parked in front of a trash collection station in Zhengzhou on Tuesday. He was rushing to meet friends for dinner.
A harsh note placed on an Australian woman’s windshield has spurred her to speak out on the stigma faced by those with “invisible” disabilities.
Justine Van Den Borne, 41, and her teenaged daughter saw the note underneath their car’s windshield wiper after they returned from a morning at a shopping center, reports The Age.
Good news for drivers in the UK: an 18-year-old student who just earned acceptance to Stanford University this month has created a website for those prone to receiving parking tickets.
According to Mashable, Joshua Browder came up with the idea for Donotpay.co.uk after accumulating quite a few tickets himself. His website automatically generates appeals to parking ticket violations by formatting them after previously successful appeals.
Some interesting preliminary research suggests that our parking behavior says something about our country’s economic drive, and it may have you parking your car differently after reading this.