It has not rain for almost two weeks already and the grass has begun to turn browns. Except for the heat the weather has been fine. So I decided to get to the city and wander around. This time Bukit Bintang was in my mind. I have been to the Pavilion, a sprawling mall there many times but failed to venture farther to the old part of the Bukit Bintang. So today I would just do that. I drove the Honda to the parking lot of the Pavilion. Then went up to the food court for some bites and drink; I had Chow Kuey Teow which taste good. It is one of my favorites Chinese food. Well, it is Malaysian foods now. Go anywhere in the country and your would find this nourishing Chinese food. Then went to walk along the pavement of Jalan Bukit Bintang toward the Loy Yat Plaza.
The intersection of Jalan Bukit Bintang and Jalan Sultan Ismail is an interesting sight to wander and wonder. It is always throng with of folks both local and tourists making their way to the other parts of Jalan Bukit Bintang, where there are many shopping complex that cater for all sort of businesses. This time I decided to stroll along with my camera and catch a glance of the happening there. Jalan Bukit Bintang has change into one mega-shopping complexes. Many of the shops houses and shopping malls on both sides of the road had been renovated and face-lifted, turning the whole area into a colorful and vibrant place. When evening comes this road would glitters with colorful lights turning it into sort of a wonderland of its own.
To enjoy the day one either takes a slow walk on the pavement under the blistering sun or in the cool and comforts of air-conditioning through the shopping complexes. I decided to just take it easy and wander along the sidewalk and enjoy the new scene that has changed so much since my last visit there. It looks like a new place to me. And I am enjoying it. I took a few snaps of the place and sharing it here for all to enjoy. It is indeed a happening place of the city of Kuala Lumpur which is famously know as the golden triangle. From here one could even walk to the Petronas Twin Tower which could be seen if one just looks toward Jalan Sultan Ismail. Once in an evening I did walk all the way to the KLCC. In the evening the places along these roads look different with the glittering light of the streets. I did enjoy the walk the last time I was there in the evening.
Today it was almost noon and I just take it easy and walk a lazy walk along the pavement heading toward the Plaza Low Yat, the mecca of electronic where anything electronics under the sun could be found there. I went in and sure enough the place was already crowded with shoppers and tourist alike. There are many shops and stalls selling almost the same things and it always amazed me seeing the hives of activities going on where folks haggled over price of goods that are sold in such a competitive environment. I just browse around from floor to floor just for the fun of it and eventually left the place and walk back town the Pavilion.
Out on the pavement I walk slowly watching the scene of tourists enjoying themselves of this piece of Malaysia, my homeland. I got into the food court at the Pavilion and sat to enjoy a drink while surfing the Net using my iPad. After looking at Facebook and wrote a few comments on friend's wall I decided to call it a day. Took the Honda and drove home happy with my little excursion into the old part of the city call Bukit Bintang.
By the way folks; Bukit is Hill and Bintang is Star in English. Perhaps in the old days when this place was just a village folks would gaze at the sky against the backdrop of the hills nearby and saw the glittering stars up above, thus the place is call Bukit Bintang.
Have a nice day. [Please click on image to enlarge]