In the Malay language, there is a phrase that many of us may be familiar with: ‘durian runtuh‘. Translated directly into English as ‘fallen durian’, it is often used to refer to receiving a sudden windfall, just like how a ripe durian can unexpectedly drop from its tree as a fortuitous bounty. And this definitely appears to be the case for some shoppers at KLCC, who unexpectedly found the skies above drizzling with a faint shower of money.
TikTok user tosses RM100 notes onto shoppers in KLCC
As shared by local social media user @naqliqaddiem on the popular video sharing platform TikTok, he could be seen leaning from the railing on the top floor of the popular shopping centre, with a stack of at least 10 pieces of RM100 bank notes in hand. A few moments later, he lets go of the small pile, and pans the camera over as the notes fluttered slowly down onto those underneath.
It is unclear if the notes were eventually retuned to the mall’s management in hopes that it would be returned to its rightful owner, or if shoppers had kept the money for themselves.
Not the first time he has done it
However, it would appear that this isn’t the first time that the TikTok user had pulled such a stunt. A quick browse on his profile shows that he had previously tucked and hidden away a small stack of RM100 notes behind some books in KLCC’s Kinokuniya bookstore, which he collected a day later when he realised that nobody had found it.
He had also buried a thick wad of RM50 notes somewhere along Sabah’s Tanjung Aru beach, though he did not reveal what had happened to the money.
The 7-second clip has since been viewed 1.1 million times, and attracted mixed reactions from local social media users. Some have asked him to donate the money to those truly in need, instead of raining it down on ‘affluent shoppers’ that frequent KLCC.
“Don’t throw it there, you might as well give it to people truly in need. Isn’t that better?”
“Give it to those truly in need. Most of those shopping in KLCC are rich.”
“Not all those who frequent KLCC are those in need. Give it to me instead. We students have to use a lot of money.”
However, one netizen claims that he would not have been comfortable taking the money, as it did not belong to him.