KLCC And KL City Walk – Few weeks back, I went to Kuala Lumpur downtown alone and armed with a camera. I drove to the LRT station, parked my car there and took the public transport to town. I didn’t want to drive to downtown because I am very sick with the traffic congestion and also don’t want to pay for the expensive parking fee, so I went for public transport.
You know, the week before I went to KL, I drove there, it took me 1 hour plus to reach the Chinese VISA Centre at OSK Tower a.k.a. Bank Of China at Jalan Ampang from Bandar Sunway, from there, it took me another hour to reach Bukit Bintang. It’s really sickening. Only then I know there’s a LRT station right below the place to do the Chinese VISA, so it’s pretty convenient for me to take the LRT.
Woohoo, I am going to China for travel soon, so I need to do VISA. Because I was in KL at that time, so I went directly to the Chinese VISA Centre to do the VISA. Normally if I am in Penang, I would just drop my passport at the travel agent, of course extra charges will be applied, and take a longer time too. One thing, please don’t go to the Chinese Embassy on Jalan Ampang, they don’t do VISA there, you have to go to 2nd level of the OSK building.
After I’ve done with the VISA thingy, I went to Bukit Bintang area for a little walk and look for lunch.
Although Ampang Park Station (Chinese VISA place) and KLCC Station is just one stop away, but I was so lazy to walk so I take the LRT back to KLCC, alight and start touring around the place.
From KLCC, I started my journey walking from the shopping mall to the convention center, where there will connect me to Jalan Kia Peng to Pavilion shopping mall and then to Bukit Bintang area.
You know there’s actually an underpass from Suria KLCC to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. The funny thing is the underpass is located in the car park where air-conditioning is not available. And now, they have started to construct a air-conditioned walkway for the underpass. They should have work it out earlier!
Normally, going to Pavilion need to pass through Jalan Kia Peng and you have to walk under the sun and rain. Now they are building a air-conditioned bridge which connects KLCC to Pavilion shopping mall which is very good! They only opened part of it so it’s not fully connected to Pavilion. I was curious, I went on the bridge and see where it’s connected to at the moment.
It brought me to Corus Hotel, I went down the bridge and found a new hotspot in town – the KL City Walk.
KL City Walk has a many restaurant located in a alley in between office blocks. Originally, the KL City Walk is just a lorong or lane behind office blocks. It’s then converted into a walking street featuring many restaurants for dining pleasure. It’s a very good idea of converting ugly back lanes into place like this.
#14. The KL City Walk is quite shady with tall buildings blocking the scorching heat of the sun.
The KL City Walk is well decorated with fans as well as some green plants and trees.
You can find many office worker dining here during lunch hour and tea time. It’s a hidden spot in town. I wouldn’t have know this place if the connecting bridge from KLCC to Pavilion doesn’t exist. Haha.