Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Chinese flock to IKEA to escape heatwave

The day started out this morning with bright sunshine and the promise of yet another hot day but alas, it's overcast now and even threatening to rain. In some parts of the peninsula, we are seeing moderate PSI readings and some smog in the air so some rain might be good. 

The PSI readings from the Department of Environment website as as the chart below. Blue denotes good PSI reading of between 0-50 while green is Moderate for between 51-100.  Kuala Lumpur is a combination of both blue and green.

Even though Malaysia is in the tropics, our temperatures seldom go beyond 40degC as what has been experienced in other non-tropical countries. I read with alarm and some amusement the other day about the heatwave in China, Beijing to be exact and that it was so unbearable but Beijing people flock to IKEA to escape the heatwave with some even falling asleep on their beds! I kid you not! Photos below are proof enough. Perhaps a little amusing..?

For more pictures, visit CNN's Gallery: Chinese flock to IKEA to escape heatwave

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous6:05 PM

    So hot? Quite cool here, at times even cold. Been getting a lot of rain since the weekend - probably the backlash from the Philippines.