Sunday, July 8, 2012

Bukit Bintang Plaza at Jalan Bukit Bintang to be demolished

Source: The Star

In a few years time, a portion of Jalan Bukit Bintang in Kuala Lumpur will look different from what we know it today.

The iconic Bukit Bintang Plaza, built more than 30 years ago, will be demolished to make way for the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) project.

Tenants located outside the front portion of the complex have been informed to vacate by the end of the year as work on the MRT will begin early next year.

Bukit Bintang Plaza is joined to Sungei Wang Plaza and both complexes appear to be one huge shopping complex in which there is no wall separating the two and shoppers can just walk across from one to the other.

If you visit Kuala Lumpur, this is the part of the city you don't want to miss. Tourists and locals alike flock to this vibrant part of the Golden Triangle for shopping (major complexes in the city are located here), food (including Middle-eastern), entertainment (for the family as well). There are many hotels to cater to tourists, from 5-star accommodations to budget hotels.

With the MRT coming onboard, this part of the city will be easier to access via public transportation. The existing monorail service currently only links certain parts of the city centre. The MRT will cover a wider reach including Chinatown which would save you a 30-minute walk from Jalan Bukit Bintang.

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