Saturday, June 06, 2009

The DUKE....

DUKE [Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway] is the name of the new highway that connects Ulu Kelang/Ampang Jaya to Damansara/Jalan Ipoh. It now makes it easy for folks from this side of the city to get to the other side especially to get to Jalan Ipoh, PJ, Damansara Mutiara where the Curve and Ikea are; without going through the city proper. Now it just takes less then ten minutes for us who live in Ampang Jaya/Ulu Kelang to get to Ikea, a favorite store of ours. The Curve is another spot where one could have a great time shopping and enjoying good food.

The road bypassed the city and as you travel you would see a panoramic view of the City of Kuala Lumpur with it imposing skyline on your left, as you proceed toward Damansara. There are many interchanges on the way and now it is much easier to get to the Karak Highway using this new Expressway. I have tried this road twice so far and found it well constructed with wide lanes, thus made driving to and fro a pleasure. The toll for using this road one way is RM2.00 [US70 cents]. Above is the scene of the city seen on the left as we drove from Ampang Jaya/Ulu Kelang toward Damansara. Have a nice day. [Click the image to enlarge- The images was snap by my spouse]


~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

Salam, Pak Idrus! Thank you for the tip. I haven't checked out the DUKE because I didn't see the need yet. I use the AKLEH to get back to PJ from the SPCA. Perhaps I could try it out when a traffic jam is expected. Thanks!


Pak Idrus said...

~Covert_Operations'78~, thanks for the visit and the good words on this posting.

Well I think this is the best route to get to PJ, Damansara and to Jalan Ipoh without going into the city. Try it and I believe you would agree with me that it is indeed a good project paid for by the Rakyaat.

Have a nice day.