The beginning of 2018 has brought colder weather than most Malaysians have experienced. And it’s the talk of the town. People were bundling up as temperatures in Kuala Lumpur plummeted to a chilly 21 degrees this past Thursday (yes, that figure is positive and it is in Celsius). The unusual room temperature weather has been met by mixed reviews from Malaysians.
According to The Star Online, many people took to Twitter to voice their pleasure at the cooler temperatures and getting to wear sweaters.
@UzairJasmin posted: “Dear Malaysia. I love this kind of temperature and weather. Can every day be like this?”
Even Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak weighed in upon his arrival home from Saudi Arabia, tweeting on Friday morning: “Wah it’s really cold in Malaysia today, like Jeddah! Alhamdulillah back home safe.” Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2018/01/12/metmalaysia-no-winter-is-not-coming/#6usUWpqCCQkfgqdo.99
Others in a Straights Times article voiced their concerns.
Fitness enthusiast Mohd Razif Abdul Karim, 29, said with the cold and rainy weather, it was harder for him to go jogging. “Usually, I can jog in the park after work but now, it is slightly more troublesome,” said the Petaling Jaya resident.
Housewife Siti Zaleha Abdullah, 53, from Taman Tun Dr Ismail, said the damp was making it harder for her to dry clothes outside. . . C.K. Wong said he spent RM4.50 (S$1.50) to dry his clothes for 23 minutes in the machine. “Otherwise, there is a musty smell on my clothes in this type of weather,” he said. Read more at https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/winter-in-genting-highlands-when-europe-comes-to-malaysia.
The cooler temperatures have been brought as a result of the rain and cloud from the northeastern monsoon, and just to be clear, the daily highs have still been near 30 degrees. Shaun and I are embracing the cooler weather. We are sleeping with a comforter on and no A/C, and we’ve been out running midday. This certainly is a far cry from a Saskatchewan winter.
Keep warm everyone!