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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Jalan Alor Bukit Bintang Street Art

One of the latest things you can do in KL is to take a walk along the back lanes of Jalan Alor and Bukit Bintang area. A project by DBKL is slowly turning these once dirty back lanes and side lanes into works of art.

According to a Star Paper article dated 27 February 2018,

"Jalan Alor’s surroundings was identified for potential regeneration and work is currently under way there. It covers Jalan Tong Shin, Tengkat Tong Shin, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Jalan Berangan and Jalan Alor. This comprises side lanes, back lanes, alleys and service lanes in between buildings, as well as pocket parks within Bukit Bintang.

The work will be carried out in two phases, where the first involves repainting old buildings with colourful murals, re-tiling and repaving walkways, upgrading drainage and piping as well as relocating light poles and cables within Jalan Alor covering about 3km at a cost of RM1mil."

You can read more about the project here.

During the recent 4 day weekend, we decided to take a look. We asked around but no one seemed to know where it was. There are no signboards to show the way. It's not too hard to find it though, just walk around Jalan Alor back streets.

We managed to find the "entrance" to the 3D waterfall and stream artwork at the end of these red buildings. 

At the end of the red buildings, you will see the owl painting.

Enter the lane and the first thing that greets you is the "Jalan Alor stream" and rain forest with puffy clouds.

Make a turn to the right and you will be greeted by the blue bird painting

This is followed by a child blowing bubbles graphics

The blue bird graffiti art close up

Close up of the boy blowing bubbles

A turn to the left brings you to colourful butterflies lining up a wall

To the right is someone with a peace sign.

Colourful modern street art covers this lane

Finally, we exited here at the Restoran Food Village.

There's more to it but we missed them. Hopefully, the project continues and gets completed soon so we can pay another visit.

Where to park?

Upon exiting, we noticed that there is a public car park at the Kuala Lumpur Baptist Church as shown in the map below.

You can also park at any of the nearby shopping complexes like Sungei Want, Plaza Low Yat, Lot 10 etc. We parked at Pavilion and enjoyed walking among the tourists.

Below is the map from the star article on the total project site.

After all that walking, you may feel hungry. One good place to head to is Lot 10 Hutong Food court where you will find plenty of varieties of food. From street level,  you go down the escalator to food glorious food.

The walk from Jalan Alor Street Art to Lot 10 Hutong Food Court takes just 6 minutes.

We have another long weekend ahead of us. Perhaps you can visit and share your pictures too.

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