Air-conditioned walkway opens in Malaysia
Pedestrian walkway bridges tourist centers in Kuala Lumpur
Mar 15, 2012
A new fully air-conditioned pedestrian walkway recently opened in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) to connect the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) and Bukit Bintang, two popular tourist sites in the city.
KLCC is often described as a city within a city. It features several shopping, dining, and nightlife options, and attractions, including the Petronas Twin Towers – the tallest twin structures in the world. Bukit Bintang is recognized as Kuala Lumpur’s trendiest shopping and entertainment center. The KLCC-Bukit Bintang walkway makes it easy for locals and foreigners to visit each center. The elevated walkway is roughly 1,842 feet long and 16 feet wide.
The walkway is a RM100-million project financed by Petronas as part of its social contribution program. It is also part of the Comprehensive Pedestrian Net¬work joint initiative between the Economic Transformation Pro¬gram’s Greater Kuala Lumpur National Key Economic Area and the GTP’s Urban Public Transport NKRA, which aims to improve the experience of commuting by providing better connectivity between the various public transport services.