Touge is a japanese word for mountain pass, either for cars or for men. The place is usually next to hills and mountains where the route elevation is seen, often mean that its a climbing or descending route with corners to decrease the pitching degree.
The corners in these places are much extreme in which can only be found on tracks. Some car or any vehicle owners use these roads as a testing or playground to sharpen their skills and car tuning. Thus rise an underground culture known as touge culture.
Touge doesn't require u to be reckless to enjoy. Just like track and gymkhanna, beginner's can start off slowly by following the person in front or drive in their own pace, it can be enjoyed even in cruising speeds. Unlike drag racing and wangan that requires ur car to be faster than the driver to enjoy, splitting and "cilok" traffics (often the cause of fatalities), touge requires the driver to be faster than the car, in which the car cannot perform well if the driver doesn't perform.
Touge, although looked dangerous, is actually quite predictable. Seasoned drivers who run on these places already know what to expect on each incoming corners, and beginners usually are slow and thus more aware. Furthermore traffic in mountain roads are usually low, sometimes none. Although there are accidents, but it is usually due to overconfident, imbalance or lack of focus. (in which every sports in planet will share the same fate with these factors).
Touge battles in Malaysia are rare, maybe because the popularity does not reach the same as in Japan, US and Europe. The popularities are less probably since most touge were located in forests, and unlike overseas, Malaysian forest are tropical jungles, humidity that produces lots of insects, warmth and damp that is unfavorable for onlookers to stay and watch. Thus most motorsport lovers flock into an easier and more comfort scenes such as drag and car park khannas.
Much like other amateurs motorsports in Malaysia, touge culture is also full with local cars which all are FF due to the butchering high prices of foreign cars, thus drifting is very unlikely seeable in Malaysian touge.