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22 Things People From Other States Realise When They Move To KL For The First Time

Malls everywhere.

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1. Traffic jams are a daily occurrence, but they can also be very unpredictable

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3pm also jam? Rain also jam?

2. That's why you must plan trips wayyyy ahead of time

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3. Even so, there are still times when you run late for meetings

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"On my way" is now your default reply to every "Where are you?" text.

4. Everything here is expensive. Food is expensive...

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If you find a place where you can dine for under RM10, better keep it a secret.

5. ... parking is also expensive

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6. That is, if you can find a place to park in the first place

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Parking lots are precious and people will fight for it.

7. It's every man for himself when it comes to driving

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You gotta be a bit garang if you want to survive driving in KL.

8. The road signs are so damn confusing

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How am I supposed to look at so many signs while driving?

9. You actually need apps to help you get somewhere

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Back home, you knew all the roads based on popular landmarks. You didn’t even have to know roadnames!

10. It’s a much "bigger" city but it can get claustrophobic

Cannot. Breathe.

11. Water cuts happen so often

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Is KL running short of water or what...?

12. When KL people say "nearby", they actually mean 20 minutes away, not 5!

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Driving your car anywhere in KL can turn what you think will be a 10-minute errand into an hour-long excursion, and you still won't make it to your destination. -__-

13. So you just stay in most of the time

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14. SO MANY MALLS! And you can have the same chains and stores within walking distance from each other.

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Back home, you only had one McD’s.

15. The malls are ALWAYS packed on weekends. Not just "many people" packed. It's "WHERE DO THESE HUMANS COME FROM" packed.

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You have to head out early if you wanna beat the crowd.

16. Going anywhere feels very far because of the loooong stretch of highways you have to drive on

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KL people seem to be okay with distance!

17. Getting stuffed and sandwiched when you take the monorail after working hours

Time to get up close and personal with a bunch of strangers.

18. Buses are never on time...

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Okay, to be fair, they’ve improved quite a bit!

19. "Why so many mat rempits after 12am?!"

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20. Why is everyone always in a rush? You’ll soon start walking and driving faster too…

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21. There’s a lot more stuff to do in KL to keep you occupied. It’s more "happening" during the weekends.

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22. And so many makan choices for you to choose from for your late night supper cravings!

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KL never sleeps!

How long has it been since you moved to KL? What was your first impression of the city? Tell us in the comment section below!

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