Saloma Bridge

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Saloma Bridge: Where Tradition Meets Modernity

On February 5, 2020, the elegant Saloma Bridge, sprawling across the Klang River, was made accessible to all. This beautiful bridge is a heartfelt tribute to Saloma, a famous Malaysian singer, and actress known as the "Queen of Malay Cinema" in the late 1950s, as a living memorial to her.

As the day turns into night, the Saloma Bridge transforms into a stunning display of colours, lighting up the Klang River with its magical glow, making it a must-see sight that visitors will never forget.

Petronas Twin Towers and the Saloma Bridge are within walking distance from each other at just one kilometre apart, or a comfortable 15-minute walk. This 69 metre long bridge is decked out in lights and comes alive during the night. Sporting the national colours of Malaysia, red, yellow and blue, Saloma Bridge is one you don’t want to miss out on. Stop along your walk on the bridge to snap a few pictures of yourself as this is one of the most instagrammable spots in Kuala Lumpur.

From the bridge, visitors can get an incredible view of the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, which unmistakably stands out against the Kuala Lumpur skyline, making it a perfect spot for taking photos and selfies.

The Saloma Bridge on the other hand, is not just great for sightseeing, but also a busy destination where joggers and cyclists can be seen to enjoy their daily exercises along the beautiful route. This bridge, a masterpiece by the renowned Danish architectural company Dissing + Weitling, and built by Malaysia's very own UEM Edgenta Berhad, proudly showcases Malaysia's creativity to the world.

Why Visit the Saloma Bridge

The Saloma Bridge serves as a point of entry into Kuala Lumpur's top tourist destinations, however tourists will not immediately find themselves in the city centre after crossing the bridge. The bridge links the Kampung Baru neighbourhood to the KLCC district, which includes the Petronas Twin Towers, KLCC Park, and the Suria KLCC shopping complex. 

Kampung Baru, which is just a 7-minute car ride away, stands out as a prime destination also known for its rich tapestry of local culinary delights. There, visitors can choose to indulge in a leisurely sojourn at Quill City Mall and its retail offerings.

One of the best features of the Saloma Bridge is that it is free for all to enter and is a constantly accessible spot to everyone including adventure enthusiasts seeking a tranquil bicycle ride along the scenic route.  

How to Get to the Saloma Bridge

Getting to the Saloma Bridge is easy due to Kuala Lumpur's public transportation system. Visitors can take the LRT Kelana Jaya line to Masjid Jamek station or the Monorail to Maharajalela station, which is closest to the Saloma Bridge.

  • A single trip on the LRT or MRT costs approximately RM5. 
  • For RM5 also, tourists can ride the Monorail, LRT, and MRT as many times as throughout the day. Tourists may also want to consider purchasing the KL Travel Pass, which costs between RM75 and RM120 for two days of unrestricted Monorail, LRT, and MRT travel.

If visitors are looking for a place to stay near the Saloma Bridge, there are several great options. Consider the W Kuala Lumpur, a luxury hotel located in the heart of the KLCC area, which is an approximately 10-minute walk from the Saloma Bridge. Alternatively, Hotel Maya Kuala Lumpur is another stylish choice, located just next to the W Kuala Lumpur, which is also roughly a 10-minute walk from the Saloma Bridge.

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