Friday, April 25, 2008

The fountain in the evening...

Soon the sun began to set. Actually been inside the KLCC you would not know whether it is day or night. It looks and feels the same inside the mall, where there are thousand of people mingling to do their business their own ways. Some window shop, some on the spree of shopping as though there is no tomorrow and some would just whilst the times away with loved one and friends. There are many places to just sit and enjoy a steamy hot coffee with a Nasi Lemak bungkus, a burger, a donut or some Malay traditional cakes and enjoy the day, care less of what's happening around.

In has been more then a month since that March 8, 2008 election that saw the beginning of a new era for Malaysia. Everyone whether friends or strangers whom you just met are happy to talks of the changes that just happened in the country. It is as though everyone got out of a spell which they had been for the last fifty years. And saw that they are part of the making of those changes. To me changes are always for good if you do it the right way and as an optimist I am always for changes and most of the time happy of the changing scenes. So for a country that got out of that spell, indeed it is a changing world. Most never thought that theirs one vote do made the differences. That my friend is the way democracy works.

After that Olympic Relay ceremony is over, that great and historical day at KLCC, I sat with the new found friend James to have coffee and we talks as though we have known each other for a long time. It was indeed nice to be able to talk so freely and enjoyed each other company over a steamy cup of coffee. Well, James had to go after a marathon day as he say he had follow the relay from the time it begin at Dataran Merdeka. Although he did not follow all the way, he had been at the KLCC since three in the afternoon and now it is already seven thirty in the evening. We shake hand and say goodbye and hope to meet again.

With that I thought that with that great feeling still burning in me why not I just wonder around and see what I could enjoy after the show is over. With my camera I took my time and walk lazily wondering to the outside of the complex and saw what a magnificent sight the lake is with its fountains been lighted. The jets/flow of the fountains was choreographed into a melody of light shows that would mesmerize anyone. I sat and watch and enjoyed. And of course try to immortalize that moment in times with my camera. Above are the images of that wonderful moment in times for all to enjoy. Have a nice day and take care...

8 comments:

mutalib saifuddin said...

salam, pak,

just after i left your place last week, i went to the same place that you did. you're right. in evening, you couldn't know whether it's sunny or night.

indeed, the fountain is exhilarating to me.

i enjoy having meal under the Wakaf outside the mall, under the tree, especially mornings.

Pak Idrus said...

mutalib, thanks for the visit and sharing your experiences at the KLCC.

Indeed a great place to be and enjoy the day. Everything are there, you can shop, you can walk and whilst the time or day dream or you just be there at the park, the pool or any corner and I believe you would have a great time. Enjoying life. Moreover it is the first world out there.

Have a nice day.

Anonymous said...

PI,

After the massice jams (uh..I can still remember the agony of waiting in the car/bus rides) along Jalan Ampang caused by its construction, KLCC now brings joy and fun to a lot of visitors. My favorite is the open park which is full of trees of various specimens and the hilly slopes makes it looks more scenic and bigger.

The park is well maintained with leaves raked often and trees are well trimmed/groomed. One can see various insects too. The more common are the ants and termites. Upon closer inspection, one can see traces of termites'mud tubes on the some tree trunks.

At one end of the park, one can hear the sound of waterfalls with children having fun with the water, while at another end one can see children having fun in the playground. There are many quiet spots for one to spend in solitude too. I wish for more comfortable reading spots in the park. More nice and comfortable reading chairs under the trees, perhaps?

Nice day to you.

Akmal said...

Salam Pak,
The pictures you took are simply wonderful. That is indeed the best spot available of the area, especially the other side of the fountain where under the trees. That is my must-go place whenever I roam around KLCC, for a break or read whatever material I have in hand, or just to meet friends from other universities, exchanging stories.
Have a nice weekend ahead.

Pak Idrus said...

anonymous[11:59AM], thanks for the visit and sharing your thoughts on the development of this piece of greens in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.

It was the dream and the vision of the one Man, Tun Dr.Mahathir that got this concept of a garden city in the heart of KL into reality. That gave us all the opportunity to enjoy been it the first world with its garden of paradise. Had it not for him, it would still be the Race Course or some concrete jungle that would benefit but a few.

Thanks to him that we all get to enjoy this wonderful project, which is now so dear to us all. The whole areas within and outside the Twin Towers gives us all the space for us to seek solace and peace for the good of our wellbeing. Like you I enjoyed the greens and the plants for without it our world would not be so wonderfully colorful.

Have a nice day and take care.

Pak Idrus said...

akmal, thanks for the visit and the kind words on this posting.

Agreed that there are many places to be, to enjoy life in and outside the KLCC. One could spend countless hours without realizing that time passes by and enjoyed every minutes of been there.

Like you I think the park and its greens/plants do give it an atmosphere of clean environment. Indeed a place that the young and the old could enjoy the day, care less of what's happening in the world.

Have a nice day.

svllee said...

Looks like you are a regular at KLCC! :-)

Pak Idrus said...

svllee, thanks for the visit.

Yes, It is our lepak place. It just takes five minutes using the elevated highway to get into the parking lot at the basement of KLCC, so that's what I do often, widow shop, enjoy coffee or just wonder along.

Have a nice day. CU on Thursday.