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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Flash floods hit Kuala Lumpur yesterday

As forecasted, Kuala Lumpur was drenched yesterday.

Heavy rainfall in the city for just an hour and a half in late afternoon resulted in flash floods in certain low-lying areas. One such is this public carpark at Jalan Pinang (image courtesy of The Star). Just for bearings, Jalan Pinang is right smack in the busy commercial KLCC area, an area where there are lots of offices and 5-star hotels.


The Star also reported that:

Traffic at Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Ampang came to a complete stop when water levels rose rapidly, while the pedestrian bridge at the Chan Sow Lin LRT station was closed due to flash floods at Jalan Yaacob Latif near the Cheras roundabout tunnel.

A spokesman at the centre said there were also reports on other affected areas in Jalan Jelatek (near the Setiawangsa LRT station) and Jalan Melayu.



Just a peek, here are a couple of screenshots from Google maps on the location of Jalan Pinang (top half of image) and the bottom half is the fountain area outside the Petronas Twin Towers in KLCC. This is a popular spot in the evenings - a relaxing place to just sit and watch the fountain do its thing. Starbucks is one of the outlets here enjoying this view.

If you look at the bottom half of the image below, you will see the Petronas Twin Towers at 12 o'clock while the shopping mall, Suria KLCC, is the two beige blocks on the left and right below the twin towers.



Tip: For more of Petronas Twin Towers or the other goings-on of Kuala Lumpur, check out the Labels below at the end of post.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Weather and Haze in Kuala Lumpur - October 1, 2014

Hello from Kuala Lumpur!

I received some queries about the weather here in Malaysia so thought this little infograph from Google on the weather here in Kuala Lumpur for the next week or so could be helpful.

And yes, the haze is back. It turned for the worse yesterday, a little better today but readings from the Department of Environment show that we are still within safety limits, hovering around the 50s in West Malaysia and healthy levels in Sabah and Sarawak.

So, welcome to Malaysia!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday Frolics - The Elegant Chandelier Test

The most basic or ornate chandelier adds a sense of elegance to any room. Select the elegant chandelier that you like best, and see what it says about your elegance.

Is it your Persona that is elegant or your Life Philosophy or your Emotions, or perhaps your Attitude or Energy or like me, the Mind. Find out from the quiz.

Have an elegantly fun Friday, everyone!



Your Mind is Elegant

You are independent and original. You are highly inventive and creative.

You love thinking things over and developing theories. You have a theory for everything.



Very introspective, you can be silently critical of yourself and others. Your inner voice is honest.

You are simply brilliant. You are bright, intelligent, and creative.



Last week's quiz: The Roadside Cafe Oracle

Friday, September 19, 2014

Scotland votes NO

19/9/2014 - A historic day for the UK as Scotland votes NO to independence.
Final result: 55% NO vs 44% YES.


A glimpse at the numbers. More details of the results here.


Image source: BBC.com

Friday Frolics- The Roadside Cafe Oracle

Yay! And it's Friday again! Time to let your hair down, hang loose and do your Friday thang!

Happy Friday, everyone! Kuala Lumpur is sunny today though the sky is hazy and the Petronas Twin Towers and the KL skyline make a nice watermark in the distance.

Nevertheless, it's Cafe time! Hey, I'm grounded, in a good way, of course..



You Are Grounded

You feel like you live a life of abundance. There is so much in your life to feel thankful for.

Making the little things wonderful is important to you, and you try to add a bit of comfort to each day.



You often help others with their problems. You offer practical and workable solutions.

You stick with what works and avoid novelty for its own sake. You know there is no need to reinvent the wheel.



Have You Taken Last Week's Quiz: The Knitting Test