The Route
Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 7:43AM
Haris Abdul Rahman in 10th Annual Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk 2017, Central Market, Chinatown, Event, Pasar Karat photowalk, Photography

The Heritage Trail is well known route amongst tourist in Kuala Lumpur. It took the walker along Central Market towards Chinatown, doubling back towards Masjid Jamek and Dataran Merdeka stopping at a few temples along the way.

With the right guide, there were much to take in as the route snake through the old part of KL steep with history as well as showcasing the diversity of the locals in terms of race and religion. It was a mix of the old and the new, some really nice colonial, art decor-inspired architecture as well as the modern. As flat route which was not too challenging but one had to be vigilant of the traffic. And pick pockets.

It started hereReady to go ...The congregation point as it has been for the last few walks ...We were moving ...The route for the Kelby Walk this year borrowed the path while adding in a few extras. It took us into Pasar Karat as the entrance to Chinatown, then going past a wet market before going to the Sri Maha Mariamman Indian Temple. Then came a couple of Chinese Temple - Guan Di and Sin Sze Si Ya - as we make our way towards Medan Pasar.

There we took a short break to enjoy an exhibition at RUANG which is the site of Urbanscapes House. Apart from the cool photographs on display, we were also treated to air conditioning - which was equally as important.

Nice colour ...Looks like some of the building needs rejuvenating ...Pasar KaratChinatown as next ...Having a discussionUnfortunately, the weather took a turn as we left RUANG. It started to rain as we filed along the route towards Masjid Jamek. We were there to enjoy the sights of River of Life but unfortunately the water features were switched off at the time.

Half of the grouped ventured on towards Dataran Merdeka while I slowly made my way back towards Central Market where I parked my car. It was drizzling then, and I decided to take off.

Graffiti Rediscovering the route ...Some hot work in progressThe weather was certainly turning ...Few who stayed on actually got a reprieve from the rain as the sunshine returned. I was already halfway to Gombak by then ...

The route was a great one, but I had enough of the temples to be honest after stopping by there a few times before. We had to take our shoes off when we enter the Indian temple of which I decided to give that a miss. I should have spent more time at Pasar Karat and Chinatown but the place was getting too crowded for good photos.

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