A Malaysian woman has caught the attention of netizens after a video of her cooking a sunny-side-up egg using the scorching heat of the sun went viral during a record-breaking heatwave in Southeast Asia.
According to reports, Patasha Nadia from Sabah, Malaysia, braved the sweltering heat, which reached 36 degrees Celsius, to cook the egg on a frying pan under the blazing sun.
Nadia recorded the entire process and posted it on Facebook. She began by placing the frying pan in the sun and adding cooking oil. After ten minutes, she cracked an egg into the pan. After 20 minutes, the egg white began to solidify, and after 30 minutes, the yolk became firm. The egg was completely cooked after over two hours under the sun.
Interestingly, Nadia is not the only person to have used the scorching heat of the sun to cook an egg. In April this year, a man from India also cooked an egg on his terrace using solar heat.
The heatwave in Southeast Asia, which is said to be the worst in history, is expected to continue until June. The Malaysian Meteorological Department issued a Level 1 heatwave warning for seven states, including Kedah, Kelantan, Perak, Selangor, and Terengganu.
The extreme heat has caused several deaths in the region. In Malaysia, an 11-year-old boy and a 19-month-old baby died from heatstroke and dehydration while being outdoors. Vietnam recorded its highest temperature on record at 44.1 degrees Celsius in early May, while India and Thailand also experienced temperatures exceeding 40 degrees Celsius with a heat index of over 50 degrees Celsius.
On May 14, Singapore also recorded its highest temperature in 40 years at 37 degrees Celsius. The situation in Southeast Asia serves as a reminder of the urgent need for measures to combat the effects of climate change.