1 year has gone by and the tree is gone too...
The Big Tree..
I am hoping the (new) land owner and developer, TRX (Tun Razak Exchange), will be able to preserve or spare this tree when they demolish the market eventually.
Credit should also be given to them for not chasing out the traders when City Hall (and TRX) could not get their act together on the moving day.
Previously, everyone was told they must move end of March but the new complex wasn't ready in time. Now it looks like it might be in May.
I inquired at the DBKL office at the market on Monday and a staff member said he has no idea.
Play by ear but do visit the old market, if you haven't. The atmosphere and character is expected to be completely different at the new location.
The modern RM57 million ICC (Integrated Commercial Complex) is in Pudu.
The original Bukit Bintang Market started out at the land where then KL Plaza was to be built. It subsequently moved to here in Imbi. Hopefully, the new Pudu location will be the permanent home.
Sony Alpha a7R, ISO 100, f8, 1/400 sec.
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