KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 10 — As rush hour begins in earnest, commuters in Kuala Lumpur are facing a long slog home this evening.
Following heavy rain that began at approximately 2pm, parts of central Kuala Lumpur are flooded, with some places reporting waist-high water.
Malaysians have taken to Twitter to share pictures of the inundated areas, most notably Masjid Jamek that is one of the city’s main thoroughfares.
A Twitter user with the handle @morpheuse shared a picture of the iconic Kuala Lumpur mosque that lends its name to the area, saying, “Masjid Jamek KL is now an island.”
Masjid Jamek KL dah jadi pulau. 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/EzGjUxKu7n— morpheuse (@morpheuse) September 10, 2020
Another Twitter user @shafkass, meanwhile, made light of the situation with a wry observation: “The mixed feelings I get working in the heart of KL. This was where I had my lunch. Arguably one of the best Chapati spots. Nescafe ice got lunch. Teh tarik for flood.”
The mixed feelings I get working in the heart of KL. This was where I had my lunch. Arguably one of the best Chapati spots. Nescafe ice got lunch. Teh tarik for flood. pic.twitter.com/zpPtjtaW1GAdvertisement— Shafiq Kassim 🇲🇾 (@shafkass) September 10, 2020
He also shared another photo taken from the Masjid Jamek LRT station, with the succinct caption: “Mateeeeee (Die).”
Mateeeeee pic.twitter.com/g12pG76fhI— Shafiq Kassim 🇲🇾 (@shafkass) September 10, 2020
Meanwhile, traffic chaos was similarly reported along Jalan Sultan Ismail at the junction that leads to Kampung Baru.
A short video by @1Obefiend, also uploaded to Twitter, showed floodwaters forcing vehicles to a standstill just before Quill City Mall.
Guys it’s bad!!! Jalan Sultan Ismail 😢 pic.twitter.com/HdTKzFAEO4— Effi Saharudin 🇲🇾👩🏼🚀 (@1Obefiend) September 10, 2020