Saturday, February 1, 2014

Kuala Lumpur streets during Chinese New Year

Here's Kuala Lumpur for you yesterday - devoid of traffic jams. If not for the iconic Petronas Twin Towers you wouldn't know it's KL unless you can recognise the KL Tower which is on far left.

Source: The Star

The article in The Star says driving through the city was such a breeze and I can imagine that.

I've been asked whether shops are open during Chinese New Year. Oh yes, KL is open every day of the year including major festivals. However, if you are looking to visit Chinatown during the Chinese New Year you might be disappointed because most, if not all, of the shops run by the Chinese community would be closed for business and remain closed for the next few days. Elsewhere in the city, shops are open including fastfood outlets and shopping complexes.  By the way, 2014 is Visit Malaysia Year, so what better time than to visit Malaysia this year!

6 comments:

  1. C'mon lets play badminton across the road..haha

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    1. LOL! We could, couldn't we?

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  2. try go to Kotaraya area and you will thought you were in Dakha or Karachi!! :D

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    1. SK, a colleague said the same thing about Hong Kong when he was there many years ago.

      In Chinatown, did you also notice that moneychangers are doing a roaring business?

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  3. Happy Chinese New Year to you!! Love driving around KL during the CNY holidays!! If only it's like that everyday!

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    1. Happy Chinese New Year, Foong. Yes, it was most enjoyable in the city the past few days.

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