Known by most people as Arab Square,Ain Arabia was a pointless waste of money a few years back to pander to the tastes of the ever-increasing numbers of Middle-Eastern tourists by creating a place to relax,chill and maybe even picnic in the heart of the city.
Situated opposite the Fortuna Hotel (which probably has the only really good Middle-Eastern Restaurant in town) just off the junction of Jalan Bukit Bintang and Jalan Sultan Ismail,just behind the abandoned Finnegan's Bar,was a small green area with a few trees where local kids used to play.
At a cost of over RM 1 million all that was leveled except for one big tree and a big tea-pot and some stone benches and a commemorative arch were put in place.
The teapot was originally a water fountain but it has long since broken and no one seems bothered enough to fix it and it now serves as a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
To my knowledge,the only people who use the "facilities" at Ain Arabia are local traffic-wardens and police having a rest in the shade.....