Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Kasturi Walk in Kuala Lumpur is nothing fantastic

[Pix copyright Ewe Paik leong]

The much-hyped Kasturi Walk in KL is a tad boring – at least for me. About 50 thatched-roofed, wooden kiosks sell an assortment of Malaysian fast-food, T-shirts (yawn...), handcrafts and drinks. This spot enthralls only foreign tourists who have not seen the exotic side of Asia, not locals. Boldly decorating the walkway are giant, pewter-coated, polycarbonate Kelantan moon kites. But I couldn't find any stall selling any fare (such as nasi kerabu or ayam perchik) or handicraft originating from the tradition-rich State of Cik Siti Wan Kembang. So, what has justified the use of the moon kites? If Kasturi Walk has been intended to compete against Petaling Steet, it's a big loser. Anyway, for the curious, Kasturi Walk is located adjacent to the Central Market. Nearest LRT station is Pasar Seni. Opens from 11am to 11pm.


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