Saturday, July 9, 2011

Kuala Lumpur is deserted today / Road closures - Bersih rally, Jul 9

Dateline: Kuala Lumpur
Today is indeed a unique instance of the inner city of Kuala Lumpur being deserted as in the image below borrowed from The Star. Take a peek at police operations in the city from early this morning. KL traffic? None whatsoever, I imagine. This is the situation in KL so far this morning.

The building on the right is the Sultan Abdul Samad Building (designed by A.C. Norman, built in 1894-1897 to house several important government departments during the British administration. This building of Moorish architecture once housed the various courts.)

Dataran Merdeka (Merdeka Square) (not seen in the picture) is on the left across the street. Today FRU and police personnel standing guard at Dataran Merdeka. Police have sealed off all major roads leading to the heart of the capital, telling people to stay away from any rally Saturday.

KL is deserted today. Police are in control with road blocks in place. All major roads leading to the heart of the capital is sealed off. People have been told to stay away from any rally Saturday (today).

Bersih 2.0 (movement for electoral reform) insisted that its supporters will gather at Stadium Merdeka while Umno Youth under its Patriot umbrella will march at Jalan Bukit Bintang.

Perkasa has told its members to “stroll” around Tasik Titiwangsa.

Police on standby at the National Mosque

Police put up barbed wire at the entrance of Stadium Merdeka

All roads leading into the city are closed. The following routes are affected in relation to the Bersih 2.0 rally scheduled for Saturday (today).

Seremban to Kuala Lumpur / Jalan Istana Baru

Jalan Sungai Besi / Sungai Besi roundabout (Seremban to KL)

Sungai Besi roundabout

Jalan Sungai Besi / Pudu roundabout

Pudu roundabout / Jalan Pudu

Pudu roundabout / Jalan Pasar

Jalan Kajang / Sungai Besi roundabout

Jalan Chan Sow Lin / Jalan Tun Razak

Jalan Cochrane / Jalan Tun Razak (Jalan Pasar)

Jalan Tun Razak / Ezora Condominiums

Ezora Condominiums / Jalan Sultan Ismail Imbi turnoff

Kampung Pandan roundabout

Jalan Selatan

Jalan Tun Razak turnoff / Jalan Bukit Bintang

Tun Razak traffic lights / Jalan Bukit Bintang

Jalan Kampung Pandan / Flyover to PD92

Jalan Tun Razak / Jalan Kia Peng

Jalan Tun Razak / Jalan Eaton

Jalan Tun Razak / Persiaran Stonor

Jalan Tun Razak / Lorong Kuda

Jalan Tun Razak / Jalan Ampang turnoff (Esso)

Jalan Tun Razak / Jalan Ampang

Jalan Tun Razak / Megan Phileo

Jalan Tun Razak / Jalan Yap Kwan Seng

Jalan Tun Razak / KLCC tunnel

Jalan Tun Razak / Perkeso building

Jalan Tun Razak / Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz

Jalan Tun Razak / National Heart Institute parking

Jalan Tun Razak / National Heart Institute new building

Jalan Tun Razak / Kuala Lumpur Hospital field

Tun Razak turnoff / Jalan Pahang roundabout

Jalan Pahang roundabout

Jalan Genting-Klang / Jalan Pahang roundabout tunnel

Jalan Pekeliling / Pekeliling bus station

Pekeliling turnoff / Jalan Ipoh

Jalan Ipoh / Jalan Rahmat

Jalan Tun Razak / Jalan Tun Ismail

Jalan Tun Razak / Jalan Kuching turnoff

Jalan Tun Razak / PWTC turnoff (Maxwell school)

Jalan Tun Ismail / Jalan Kuching exit

Jalan Tun Ismail / Jalan Putra

Jalan Putra / Jalan Raja Laut

Jalan Pahang / Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz / Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman

Jalan Mahameru / Parliament turnoff

Jalan Duta / Jalan Parlimen turnoff

Jalan Mahameru / Parliament turnoff

Jalan Mahameru / Wisma Tani turnoff

Wisma Tani overhead bridge

Jalan Mahameru / Carcosa Seri Negara exit

Jalan Damansara turnoff / Jalan Travers

Jalan Bangsar / Jalan Travers

Jalan Travers / Jalan Damansara (Old Travers station)

Jalan KL Sentral / National Museum

Jalan Klang Lama / Federal Highway

Jalan Klang Lama / Salak Expressway (U-Turn)

Federal Highway / Jalan Syed Putra

Jalan Tun Sambathan / Jalan Sulaiman

Jalan Sulaiman (KTM old station)


See also Public transportation and diversion routes
- Running commentary right up to 11:35am - 236 arrested
- Current situation in Kuala Lumpur (Pictures)

If you are not from Kuala Lumpur, a KL scene may be of interest to you. This video from The Star was taken yesterday - leading up to the Bersih rally today.

- The Star
- Wikipedia

1 comment:

  1. Hello there, HappySurfer. ^_^

    I'm going down to KL next weekend for a 3-day course with my friends. Hope there's no inconvenience by the time we get there.

    And thanks for letting me know that I should avoid yellow color (saw it in another post).

    Have a great weekend ahead, my Happy friend!