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It’s a short blog from me tonight as I’ve had a very busy day and I’ve a bucketload of pictures to sort out after travelling the length and breadth of the Klang valley. It’s been a fascinating experience as I’ve been able to say how the different areas connect, the styles of housing, where certain communities have bases – and how the whole place hangs together. Admittedly, it’s not the bread and butter of your normal tourist, but then I did all that stuff a few times back in the 1990s. I’ve plenty of material for a couple of blogs on the importance of public transport and how it makes cities livable, but that’s for the future.

Tomorrow’s Chinese New Year so I’m going to take a break from exploring and stay local. Well, I am in Chinatown after all. To be honest I’ve no idea what may happen as I’ve not bothered checking so anything and everything will be a surprise. If everything shuts down that’s equally fine as I’ve plenty to keep me occupied, but I suspect that won’t be the case.

In the meantime, here’s a couple of pictures taken during the day.

A Putrajaya line metro arrives at the interchange station of Sungeh Boluh to the North West of the Klang valley. The picture was taken from atop yet another station multi-storey car park. This line is only part open. The majority of the route (which heads South-East) is due to open in March, which is unfortunate timing as I’ll just miss it.
Here’s what’s known as a challenging work environment! I’d hate to have been the person putting the safety case together for this lot. This is the new Shah Alam metro line under construction at Glenmarie. Building over a live railway and roads complex whilst surrounded by pylons and high-voltage cables? Nice!

I know I’ve been concentrating on railway pictures these past few days – so much so that I’ve had a complaint from my sister! – but I promise to post some other stuff from Chinatown tomorrow. It’s not that I haven’t been taking any, it’s just that they’ve not been a priority. Anyways, here goes…

This is the local fish and meat market which is tucked away down a series of alleys near where I’m staying. Public Health inspectors look away now.!

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