What is the difference between a Rest and Service Area and a lay-by?
Rest and Service Area (RSA), located every 80 to 100 kilometres provide facilities such as food stalls, rest huts, highway motels (selected locations only), prayer rooms, petrol stations, public restrooms, convenience shops, ATMs, public telephones, parking bays and children's playgrounds.
Lay-by or mini RSA is located at every 25 to 50 kilometres along the highways. A lay-by offers basic facilities such as public restrooms, public telephones, parking bays and rest huts. However, some upgraded lay-bys offer additional facilities such as food stalls, petrol stations, prayer rooms and others.