(1) KL has appeared in the movies below, except?
KL has proved to be a popular setting, from local movies to Hollywood! However, Ada Apa Dengan Cinta (2002) is an Indonesian flick that does not feature our capital city.
(2) What are the missing words in the bottom banner of the KL city seal shown here?
The banner at the bottom of the KL seal simply reads 'Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur', or Kuala Lumpur City Hall!
(3) Which one of the following is the Kuala Lumpur flag?
Introduced in 1990, the flag has seven red-white horizontal stripes above and below a large blue stripe with a yellow crescent and 14-point star off to the left side. It was inspired by Jalur Gemilang, the Malaysian flag (seen in the main picture above), to which it bears similarities. The colours of the flag have various meanings; red for courage, white for cleanliness, blue for unity and yellow for sovereignty.
(4) Which time zone is KL in? (UTC stands for Universal Time Coordinated, otherwise called GMT, or Greenwich Mean Time)
Other cities in this time zone outside of Malaysia include Singapore, Bandar Sri Begawan (Brunei), Manila (Philippines), Macau, Taipei (Taiwan), Hong Kong, Beijing (China), Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia), Perth (Australia), and Irkutsk (Russia).
Which registration plate alphabet prefix is used to denote private vehicles registered in KL?
You'll see loads of cars whose registration plates begin with W and V in the capital!
(6) Which of the following is true?
Yes, Kuala Lumpur is mentioned in the hugely popular animated series The Simpsons! While Kent has issues trying to say 'Kuala Lumpur' and gives up before walking off screen, in true Simpsons fashion a normally bumbling Bumblebee Man takes over and enunciates the name impeccably while rattling off the fictional news piece. The other answer options are near-truths or whole-lies – The Titiwangsa Range is off to the east of KL; the city had in fact hosted the 1998 Commonwealth Games, and there have only been BASE jumping attempts at the Towers, never bungee jumping and not on the structure's fifth anniversary.
(7) What does the acronym 'SMART' that forms the name of the engineering marvel that is KL's SMART Tunnel stand for?
Launched in 2007, the several kilometre-long, double-decker tunnel serves the twin purposes of traffic and stormwater management (a world first). KL is no stranger to heavy thunderstorms and high vehicle volume, so this tunnel with its clever design is a welcome addition to the capital. Its twin decks can be used by vehicles in dry weather, while during moderate rains, the lower deck will be used to divert floodwater. If a particularly heavy deluge occurs, all vehicles will be removed from the tunnel and both decks will be used to drain away rainwater. Once the water recedes and the tunnel cleaned, it will be opened to traffic again.
(8) Which of the following US presidents has visited KL in an official capacity?
(I) Lyndon B. Johnson
(II) Richard Nixon
(III) Ronald Reagan
(IV) George H. W. Bush
(V) Bill Clinton
(VI) George W. Bush
(VII) Barack Obama
President Johnson visited KL in October 1966, while President Obama has set foot in the Malaysian capital twice; in April 2014 and November 2015!
(9) Which of these Malaysian celebrities was born in KL?
While all of these are darlings of the Malaysian public eye, only songstress Jaclyn Victor was born in Kuala Lumpur!
(10) The following places have been twin cities with KL, except?
Also called sister cities, this concept is meant to foster a sense of friendship and togetherness between towns and cities of different histories, cultures and ways of life, as well as to boost tourism and other sectors that can be of mutual benefit.