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.”


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.”

He also shared another photo taken from the Masjid Jamek LRT station, with the succinct caption: “Mateeeeee (Die).”

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.