Archive for the 'Health & safety' Category

Apr 10 2012

Bersih 3.0 rally in Kuala Lumpur

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Visitors to Kuala Lumpur in late April should be aware that the city is bracing itself for what could be one of the largest political demonstrations in its history. A massive sit-down protest is planned at Merdeka Square (Dataran Merdeka) on Saturday the 28th, from 14:00 to 16:00, to call for free and fair elections … read the full post

Mar 31 2012

Street crime in Kuala Lumpur

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The good news for visitors to Kuala Lumpur is that they are extremely unlikely to be the victims of a serious crime such as murder or rape.┬áThe bad news is that petty theft, particularly “snatching”, is far more common. Its most common manifestation is women’s handbags or purses being grabbed by pinion riders on motorbikes. … read the full post

Sep 13 2011

How serious is the haze in Kuala Lumpur?

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1997 was not a vintage year for Malaysia. Not only was the country battered by the Asian financial crisis, it also had to deal with an air pollution disaster. At its height, the 1997 smog covered about 3,000 square kilometres of Southeast Asia. Malaysia was particularly badly affected, with Sarawak recording some of the highest … read the full post