As this advisory goes ‘to print’ so to speak, 2021 is ending on a rather sombre note. Many Malaysians are still trying to recover from the worst flooding experienced since the 1971 Kuala Lumpur floods which paralysed the city. The floods have a knock-down effect, as many cancellations have to be made for year-end holidays, affecting the domestic tourism industry which is already haemorrhaging from the movement control orders and travel bans caused by the pandemic. Some businesses may not recover, while many more will have to face the difficult task of rebuilding their homes, business and lives. The number of deaths has shocked the country; we have had floods before but we have not lost these many lives to it. In summary 2021 ends with the Rakyat having to still fight against the pandemic and at the same time rebuild from the devastation of the floods.