Time Zone Oddities, PNH-KUL

Tomorrow evening I travel to Kuala Lumpur, giving myself a couple of days as a tourist prior to WordCamp Malaysia.

I find it strange that by travelling 3° west, I’m actually going to end up an hour ahead. Time zones really are quite arbitrary.

Time Zone Map

Of course, if time zones were completely arbitrary, I guess they’d actually just follow the straight line representations on the map, resulting in people having houses half in one time-zone, half in the other. Now that’d be complicated.

Kuala Lumpur’s time-zone will be nice though, the sun will set at 7.20pm instead of 6.20pm – definitely suits the night bird that I am a bit more. Very much looking forward to getting there and looking around.

Image courtesy of Nelo Esteves