To tell the story of Federal Route 1, one must note the historical significance of this segment of the route.
Not many will remember, care or even know this. The first tolled highway wasn’t the North-South Expressway. It was this road between Tanjung Malim, Behrang and Slim River.
Built in 1966, the toll booths collected 50 sen from cars. The amount was a lot during its time and it was also perceived by many as mere widening and straightening of the existing Federal Route 1.
The Slim River Highway was indeed a very modest highway, especially when you are now comparing it with today’s 8-lane expressways. Still, in its time, it was an improvement over the nightmarish narrow and winding road that was crowded out by heavy vehicles.
Toll collection stopped in 1994 with the opening of the North-South Expressway.
Sony Alpha a7R, ISO 125, f13, 1/250 sec.