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More Walking Sights

It is three weeks since my last post with photographs of some of the things I see while walking. The lockdown continues. My evening walks continue.

Map courtesy of Google Maps

1

Kampung Bharu was founded in 1899 and is the oldest residential area in Kuala Lumpur. This arch stands at the entrance to Jalan Raja Muda Musa, aka Malay Food Street. Both sides of the road are lined with shops and stalls selling nasi lemak, nasi ayam, satay and a host of other delicacies.

2

The pavement along one side of Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz is lined with these posts and balls. I assume to limit access to pedestrians only.

3

Saloma Link is a 69 metres (226 ft)[1] combined pedestrian and bicyclist bridge across the Klang River. It links Kampong Bharu and the KLCC. LEDs light up the bridge in an endless variety of colours and patterns.

4

This bear guards the front of Star Residences Two on Jalan Mayang. Like the two smaller bears in front of Star Residences One, this bear references Sleepy Bear Homes & Suites, the company managing the apartment rentals in this property.

5

A gallery of Malaysian wildlife surrounds eight giant light boxes in front of the Petronas Twin Towers. Starting from the upper left, this composite image shows the Malayan Tiger, the Rhinoceros Hornbill, the Pygmy Elephant, the Tapir, the Peacock Pheasant, the Lesser Mouse Deer, the Pangolin and the Gaur.

6

While we are at it, here are the Twin Towers and the double-decker skybridge connecting the two at the 41st and 42nd floors.

7

KL City Walk is a covered 500 metre street arcade running between the skyscrapers which line Jalan Perak one one side and Jalan Pinang on the other. Usually bustling with F&B shops and service outlets, the arcade is temporarily deserted during the lockdown.

8

There are two sets of sculptures by Malaysian artist En. Nizam Abdullah in the porte-cochère of the Equatorial Plaza.

Miza, Kika & Iwa is a modern interpretation of See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil.

Sorok Sorok depicts children playing hide and seek.

The bronze for these sculptures was smelted using metal salvaged from the original Hotel Equatorial Kuala Lumpur building.

9

St. John’s Institution is where I attended secondary school. The status is of St. Jean-Baptiste de la Salle, a French priest, educational reformer, and founder of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools.

10

To finish, another of the birds that populate the murals along the retaining wall at Taman Eco Rimba.

About alchemyrider

I left Malaysia in 2008 as a non-cyclist. I am back home now with three road bikes and all the paraphernalia that goes with being addicted to cycling.

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