Mar 20, 2020

8 Saloma Link

The pedestrian bridge itself is 69 metres long, named after our First National Songbird.

Saloma Link

It was an impromptu thing. Jen and I finally met up to pass on Christmas and Birthday presents to each other. Her special day is in July but we're two people who aren't particular about celebrating on exact dates and we're ok with just about any day in the year. Less headache, kan?

Anyway, it was a case of 'where shall we go, ah?' one Saturday morning. We were in Midvalley for breakfast before we decided to check out the very lifeless KL Eco City. From there, we took the LRT to Kampung Baru after finally deciding  on a bit of local touristing. Saloma Link came to mind. It was a short walking distance away from this LRT stop.

"There!" I shouted to Jen, excited to see it.

Saloma Link - View from Kg Baru

A security guard ushered us into the lift. The place was pretty quiet and for obvious reasons. The beautiful light display is only turned on at night and two, it was really humid in afternoons! My hair started getting frizzy and we felt like we were in an open-air sauna.

Saloma Link

However, that didn't stop us from oohing and aahing over the pedestrian walkway. The architecture is stunning, the design inspired by the betel nut leaf arrangement (Sirih Junjung) that is an important part of Malay wedding ceremonies.

When we reached the end of the bridge, we were surprised to see a cemetery. Why of all places, we wondered. Some would say it is bad feng shui.  I later found out that this was the place where Saloma was buried. The location was well thought out after all. I was impressed.

My pictures don't do justice to this beautiful bridge but trust me, it is worth a visit if you're in the area in the evening.

On another note, it's Day 3 of staying home for Malaysians under the Movement Control Order due to rising cases of Covid-19. To pass time, I decided to look through my phone for old photos that I can blog about. This is one of it, taken last month when we had heard of no new cases in the two weeks before. It seemed we were in the clear but aah, the joy was short-lived.

Stay safe, everyone and be good to each other ❤

8 comments:

  1. I have been hearing so much about this Saloma Link and will visit when the next guest comes to town. I saw the night shots and it looked stunning. Some idiots said it looked like Chinese coffin from far. Does it??

    Good that the MCO is making you and me to empty our phones to update our blogs! Happy Quarantine and Happy Blogging again.

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    1. Omg ..TM! Now I cannot get that coffin image out of my head ..LOL!!

      Happy quarantine day to you too. Stay safe.

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  2. Thanks for blogging and posting the Saloma Link. Would love to see it when it is lighted up.

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  3. Beautiful. I saw people took photo there with such lovely roof. Very instagrammable worthy.

    Thanks for sharing the photo, Sharon. Now I know of a link named after Saloma.

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    1. You're welcome, Rose. It's nice seeing our history preserved.

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  4. They said at night will be beautifully light up. I haven't reach here yet.

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    1. Yes, I saw pics from friends who have gone at night. It was lighted up with a design of the Malaysian flag.

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