Stunned by the colourful glitter of Saloma Bridge in KL

by Nic The Hapiwanderer

Saloma Link or Bridge in Kuala Lumpur near the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) is a destination that I’ve kept in mind for the last two years. I finally made it here at last this weekend.

Its canopy changes colours continuously. I had a blast, capturing all the different hues.

I also brought along a portable LED light to brighten the foreground for night photography.

At exactly midnight, the lights went off and those who have just arrived, must have been disappointed.

Back to my nearby hotel room just before 1 am after a warm shower, I’m lying on the bed in this hotel, writing this post.

Tired but happy and satisfied with so many photographs taken.

Saloma Link is a 69-metre combined pedestrian and bicyclist bridge across the Klang River in Kuala Lumpur named after Malaysian-Singaporean singer Saloma (later Puan Sri), who was buried at the nearby Jalan Ampang Muslim Cemetery. She was the wife of Malaysian acting and singing legend P. Ramlee (later Tan Sri), who was also buried there.

The link joins the districts of Kampung Baru and the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (southeast).

The bridge’s architecture is inspired by the sireh junjung (betel nut leaf arrangement) concept, an integral custom of Malay weddings.

VERITAS Design Group designed the RM31 million structure, which was opened to the public on 5 February 2020.