Saloma Link Connecting Kampung Baru And The City Centre

Last update: 08/10/2017

Artist impression of the 'Saloma Link'
By Syed Ilya Hariz Al-Qadri Syed Izman

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 8 (Bernama) -- Kampong Baru Development Corporation (PKB) plans to build the most exquisite pedestrian bridge ever built here in the capital that would connect Kampung Baru and the city centre.

Its chairman Datuk Affendi Zahari said the project dubbed 'The Saloma Link', an 68-metre long pedestrian bridge between Lorong Raja Muda Musa 3 (near the LRT Kampung Baru Station) and Lorong Saloma (near Menara Public Bank), across the AKLEH Highway, is scheduled to kick off its construction by end of this year and completed within one and a half years.

Affendi said an initial cost of RM20 million was allocated for the planned project.

"This is not just an ordinary bridge, it would be one of the iconic development in KL. I'm confident that the project would attract more locals and tourist to Kampung Baru," he told Bernama when met recently.

He said when the bridge is completed with its amazing architecture, it would be more than just an ordinary bridge.

Affendi said the bridge will be installed with state of the art lighting system that would highlight the uniqueness of the bridge at night, similar, to the Bridge of Peace in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Even the angle of the bridge is set to give the most satisfying view of the tallest twin towers in the world and the best area for foreigners to take their photos, he added.

He said the bridge architectural concept would resemblance 'Sirih Junjung' (betel nut leaf arrangement) which reflects the Malay culture.

Commenting further, Affendi said Kampung Baru is being redeveloped bit-by-bit due to the complex nature of land ownership in the area and PKB had to be flexible in developing Kampung Baru.

It was previously reported that Kampung Baru would undergo a RM43 billion facelift over the next 20 years.