A fully air-conditioned RM100mil pedestrian walkway linking Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) and Bukit Bintang is now open.
It seems like it's been under construction for about 3 years at least...but at least it looks solid and is so over-engineered that it's probably able to withstand a direct nuclear strike.
It's also very ugly.
Ugly in a "Soviet-style architecture" sort-of-way.
The walkway includes a 562m long and five-metre wide elevated walkway that traverses through the busy, traffic-choked areas of Jalan Pinang, Jalan Perak and Jalan Raja Chulan with escalator and staircase entry and exit points at strategic and convenient locations.It doesn't quite reach to Raja Chulan monorail station,which is a bit of a shame.
The elevated section links the KL Convention Centre to Pavilion shopping Centre
Another portion is made up of a pedestrian tunnel from the concourse level of the convention centre which now links to the existing tunnel to the Suria KLCC shopping complex.
So you can now walk in aircon comfort from one huge shopping mall to another big huge shopping mall.