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Kuala Lumpur’s Latest Landmark: Pintasan Saloma

The instant reaction of everyone who sees it in full glory for the very first time is one of wonderment and pride. Connecting historical Kampong Bharu and Jalan Ampang, near KLCC, Pintasan Saloma was built at a cost of RM31m and is part of the redevelopment of the 121-year old kampung in the city into a ‘Taman Warisan Melayu’ (Malay Heritage Park).

The 370m bridge that spans across Sungai Klang and AKLEH (Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway) was inspired by the Sireh Junjung, an essential traditional item at Malay weddings made from betel nut leaves, and is also a symbol of unity.

At night, Pintasan Saloma is even more breathtaking as it is gloriously lit up with colourful LED lights, as can be seen through this series of photos by our contributor, Nazrul Tahir.

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