Check out Haze update for June 2013
this haze they meant.
From observation all these years, May is not a month for haze (although we did have some haze for a few days in March of this year). Come back to check in Aug/Sep and you'd be reading about the smog that usually envelopes the west coast of the peninsula - mostly due to open field burning in Sumatra (Indonesia) as the people there get ready for the planting season. Malaysia is separated from the main island of Indonesia by the narrow Straits of Malacca. There are passenger boats plying the straits facilitating travel between the two countries.
A check on Google shows that I have talked about hazy days a number of times over the years. I thought I'd put together a montage of images from those posts to give you an idea of what it was like during those foggy days in Kuala Lumpur and in other parts of the country.
In case you may be wondering, most days Kuala Lumpur has blue skies and bright sunshine and the iconic Petronas Twin Towers resplendent in all their glory just like in these shots which were taken on a trip to the KL City Centre and the city one fine weekend morning.
The world's 10 best shopping cities in Nov 2012 (Hong Kong at No. 6); and No. 2 best shopping city in Asia Pacific behind Hong Kong according the latest Globe Shopper Index in Oct 2012. And the food.. definitely a treat for the tastebuds!