If you are in Malaysia and you are staying at the 28th floor of a hotel, it does not mean that you *really* are at the 28th floor. For example, at Cititel Mid Valley, the lift buttons look like this:
There is no 4th floor (disliked by some Chinese), in fact there is no floor that has the number 4 in it, meaning there’s no 14th floor and no 24th floor. And of course there’s no 13th floor. So actually the hotel is only 24 storeys tall. Business valuation of the building could be affected…
Around the same time, I was attending a course at Phileo Damansara, and the lift buttons look like this:
Here, the building owners are clever. Instead of throwing away the number “4″, they simply replaced it with a “3A”, hence we can be sure that the building is really 9 storeys tall.
For private hospitals at least, you can be sure there’s no 4th floor, as shown by this lift button panel at Sabah Medical Centre, Kota Kinabalu:
But some buildings couldn’t care less, like Wisma Perindustrian in Kota Kinabalu: