You can only park for two hours in KL starting 16 July (Image: Christopher DeWolf @ flickr)
Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will impose a two-hour limit for public parking around the central business district (CBD) areas starting 16 July 2016. If you're unsure where the CBD is or were previously unaware of such a thing, refer to the map highlighted in red below by our actual overlords in life, Google (just try to imagine one day without Google and you'll realise who actually owns your life).
The Malay Mail reports that it will be RM2 for the first hour and RM3 for the second hour. That's higher than most shopping malls in the Klang Valley! The move was done to discourage the inflow of vehicles into the city centre and to promote the use of public transportation instead.
In the report, Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said that the two-hour system will also be implemented in Bangsar, Sri Hartamas and Kepong areas and that more electronic notice boards displaying the number of vacant parking spaces in parking complexes will be made available.
The move may have been influenced by the success of a similar enterprise done by the Subang Jaya Municipal Council in 2010. In the business district of USJ, Taipan, there is a one-hour limit for public parking spaces at only 50 cents per hour. There is also an abundance of tow vehicles and officers issuing summonses round the clock in USJ to keep double-parking and illegal parking down, so that's something DBKL might want to consider.