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.