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Monday, December 10, 2012
KLCC to Bukit Bintang - Aircon Tunnel/Walkway...
Friends say that the new Walkway is worth a try if one wants
to get to and fro KLCC - Pavilion - KLCC. It was open to the public since
January 2012. I had planned to try it since it is easy to get to the Pavilion
Mall without driving to the mall. I could just park my car at the KLCC parking
area as I usually does and take a walk using this Walkway. KLCC is my favourite
mall. It is just a five minutes’ drive from my home in Ampang Jaya. I spend
lots of time there shopping or just whiling my time enjoys my golden years my
way. I decided that I must make a point to go and see for myself this new
Tunnel/Walkway that link the KLCC to the Bukit Bintang area of the city.
So on a
beautiful Saturday morning December 8, at just past eleven thirty I drove the Honda to the
KLCC parking lot, park the car there and went up to the mall. I then took the
tunnel and take my time and enjoy the walk. I ask a few guards as to the
direction and continue walking among the lunch time crowds. I have used this
part of the tunnel before to visit the Aquaria, an aquarium attached to the
KLCC complex. That was a long time ago. As I walk I notice the tunnel look
different. It has since been renovated and new space added along the way. As I
approach the Aquaria I notice there is a food court there throng with people
enjoying their meals. I was indeed surprise that there is a food court there. I
then ask a guard for direction again and was told just to move forward. I
continue my walk while enjoying the scene of advertisement and decoration that
had been painted on the roof and on the wall all the way. It does add colour to
the environment of the tunnel and I like it. It creates a feeling of happiness
as one walk. On the left is an image of the painting on the roof near the Aquaria. I passed the Aquaria and move on and eventually got to the front
of the Convention Centre. A few steps outside the centre a stair let to the
Walkway. I walk up to the Walkway and continue my walk.
I later found that the
tunnel is 563 metre long. That meant I had walked more than half a
kilometre already. I continue walking on the Walkway and soon found there
are many exits where one could take to get to their destination along the
way. There are stairway, escalator and lift to make walking and going up and
down a pleasure. I believe the Lift is for those wheelchair people to get
to another level. My destination was the Pavilion so I continue walking at my
own pace and at time stop to take picture of the scenery along the way.
than 20 minutes I am already at the Pavilion. The side where there are many
Cafe and Bistro. I went to order coffee and a snack at Starbucks and sat there
to enjoy my drink. With the free WiFi I surf the net using my Samsung Galaxy. I
posted a picture of myself on Facebook and soon got respond from friends. I
while my time on Facebook while enjoying the coffee and the sandwich. That area
of the Pavilion is sort of a walkway with eateries on both sides. Thus there
are many people passing by to and fro Bukit Bintang area to the KLCC. I then
went inside the Pavilion Mall and window-shop all the way to the front. Amazing
with this short-cut I could be here any time I am at KLCC without having to
drive all the way to the Pavilion like I used to do before.
I love to walk and
this is one place where I could walk in the cool comfort. The whole tunnel and walkway is air-condition making the walk a cool comfort all the way. There is an exit to
the KLCC Park outside not that far away from the Aquaria. It would be great to
walk in the park as well in a cool morning and then get to the Pavilion
for a drink and snack. The distance one way KLCC to the Pavilion is 1.173
Kilometre; so a walk both way would be 3.346 Kilometre. Nice distances for a
healthy walk. Well folks I did enjoy my little adventure that morning and would
surely do it again.