9 Malaysian Cities Will Likely Go Underwater By 2050

If any of you ever had dreams of being mermaids when you were younger, thanks to climate change, your dream might just come true.

A new study by Malaysian-based research firm, Centre for Governance and Political Studies (Cent-GPS), revealed that 9 cities in Malaysia will be underwater by 2050.

Using digital simulation that is able to detect the changes of the earth's surface due to climate change, the study identifies 9 major cities that will have parts of their land being below sea level in the next 3 decades. The cities are namely Perlis, Kedah, Penang, Perak, Negeri Sembilan, Teregganu, Pahang, Kelantan, Sarawak

By 2025, Alor Star will pretty much be an island (get your snorkels ready, Kedahans!)

9 malaysian cities will likely go underwater by 2050Photo: Twitter @CentGPS

Port Klang is basically gone. Shah Alam will have less roundabouts since half of them will be underwater.

9 malaysian cities will likely go underwater by 2050Photo: Twitter @CentGPS

No more traffic jams on North South Expressway since it’ll be completely submerged under water while areas around Parit Buntar and Taiping will basically be gone.

9 malaysian cities will likely go underwater by 2050Photo: Twitter @CentGPS

Syed Syaddiq may lose his constituency since Muar will be wiped out.

9 malaysian cities will likely go underwater by 2050Photo: Twitter @CentGPS

Instead of the usual Perhentian or Redang, you can now plan your beach trips to more islands around Terengganu.

9 malaysian cities will likely go underwater by 2050Photo: Twitter @CentGPS

Better plan that food trip to Penang now, since your favorite Nasi Kandar stalls might not be there anymore after much of the mainland goes below sea level.

9 malaysian cities will likely go underwater by 2050Photo: Twitter @CentGPS

… and there will be no more cats in Kuching because they will all run away after half of the city goes underwater.

9 malaysian cities will likely go underwater by 2050Photo: Twitter @CentGPS

This is definitely a wake-up call for all of us (if we’re still not aware of all the signs already!) that climate change is real and will affect millions of Malaysians and those around the world as well. 

Start taking care of our mother earth before it’s too late!

By: Siti Farhana Sheikh Yahya