If you turn on Waze and notice a familiar Malaysian voice, you're not dreaming.
Veteran radio presenter Datuk Yasmin Yusoff has leant her voice to the app.
According to a report in Malay Mail
, Waze users can now select Yasmin’s voice in Bahasa Melayu, as featured in the navigation app.
But of course it's not just plain ol' "turn left", "turn right", you'll also hear expressions such as “alamak, miss!” and “lubang lagi”, depending on the situation.
Pronouncing Malaysian street names properly
“I tend to get frustrated with the mispronunciation of our street names and thought — why not do something and voice them myself?
“As I happen to be a professional voiceover artist, and also the original voice of the LRT, I thought it would be fun to do Waze too!
“All it took was for me to offer my voice in the Waze Malaysia Facebook group, and before I knew it, I was contacted, did an audition tape, and voila — I’m the Bahasa voice of Waze!”, Yasmin said via a press statement.
We certainly look forward to the names of our local roads being pronounced properly and taking directions from Yasmin!