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Date/Time

Saturday, August 13th, 2022 | 8:30am - 12:30pm

Where We Will Meet

Restoran Yusoof dan Zakhir for breakfast

Where The Walk Will End

We meet at Texas Chicken, Wisma Fui Chiu for lunch

About This Walk

We gather and have breakfast at Restoran Yusoof dan Zakhir at 8.30 am. At 9.00 am we’ll have a short briefing and a group photo before we begin our photo walk. [BREAKING NEWS: I suddenly have a medical issue to attend to that morning and expect to arrive at the restaurant before 9.00 am. If I’m slightly late, please wait awhile for me to arrive. Thank you for your understanding.]

ROUTE MAP

We will follow the route map as in this Google Maps link: http://goo.gl/maps/4m8LnaDonQocgpkEA (also in the link at the end of this message) or download the route map in PDF from my Dropbox: bit.ly/WWPW2022KL-map. Note that not all the listed places in Google Maps are our places of interest but I had to include them to force Google Maps to create my intended route.

ETIQUETTE

Since we are a large group (about 50 walkers), I cannot have the entire group following behind me which would cause congestion issues in some of the places we will visit. So it’s best to keep to smaller groups, spread out from one another and follow the route map so we can cover the places of interest along the photo walk. Please be respectful and polite and don’t crowd around to shoot people, especially people conducting their business.

PLACES OF INTEREST ALONG THE ROUTE

We will first visit the Pasar Karat flea market. We will pass by Petaling Street but early morning the most stalls are not opened yet except for a few florist stalls; we will return to Petaling Street later when it’s busy. During my last visit a couple of weeks ago to Pasar Karat, it was relocated (due to upgrading) to further down the road (Lorong Petaling) but it could be relocated back to its original location on our photo walk day. The map shows the route through both the original lane and the relocated lane so that you won’t miss it regardless of its actual location on the day itself.

We will then visit the trendy Kwai Chai Hong, then to the Guan Di temple and to the Sin Sze Si temple. A visit to the Sri Mahamariamman Temple (just before Guan Di temple) may be possible on the day but sometimes they limit entry so this is optional. Next is to the River of Life area (lookout point to Masjid Jamek). After that we will then turn back to get to Medan Pasar which has a clock tower in the centre, and we will then visit the Masjid Jamek mosque which will be open for visitors mid-morning.

From there we will turn back along Jalan Tun Perak, turn right into Tun HS Lee and head towards Jalan Tun Tan Siew Sin which will be very busy with foreign workers during weekends. We will then walk along Hub Lebuh Pudu, a large covered bus stop area ad then we cross the road to explore Petaling Street which should be fully opened and busy by late morning. We will then reach REX KL, a community and cultural hub with several unique eateries where you can have lunch. For a more standard fare you can check out restaurants around the area or cross the road to Texas Chicken, Wisma Fui Chiu, next to Kompleks Kota Raya along Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock.

NOTES

1. Facebook Group.
I’ve created a Facebook Group for our photo walk in Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur. Please join the group at www.facebook.com/groups/WWPW2022KL/ to post your messages or photos shot during your photo walk.

2. WhatsApp Group.
I’ve created a WhatsApp group so we can keep in touch with each other on the photo walk day at https://chat.whatsapp.com/JOWI2Jma86fDt5UO2rWJmq or www.bit.ly/WA-WWPW2022KL

3. Transportation.
Our starting point, Restoran Yusoof dan Zakhir, is beside the Central Market parking lot and near the Kasturi Walk gateway.
– By Car. Drive to the Parking Lot in front of Central Market via Jalan Tun Sambanthan.
Use Waze to drive to ‘[P] Pasar Seni’: https://waze.com/ul/hw283fhkkb or Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/edx562P1wztvuZQW9
The parking rate is RM3 for first hour and RM2 for subsequent hours so it’s RM11 from 8.30 am to 1.30 pm. Beware that if you just search for ‘Pasar Seni’ or ‘Central Market’ in Waze or Google Maps, depending on where you start, you may arrive at the back of Central Market and won’t be able to park so please use the links above.
– By Train. Use the LRT or MRT and stop at the Pasar Seni LRT or MRT station. Exit from the LRT station and walk across the road towards the Central Market parking lot.

4. Hashtags.
For all your social media posts please use the following hashtags: #WWPW2022 (official hashtag) and #WWPW2022KL (our own hashtag for Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur)

5. Photo Contest.
Registered walkers can enter a photo contest after the photo walk. More information on how to submit your one best photo will be provided after the photo walk. This year the organisers haven’t provided much information about the photo contest and prizes but some information is available on the FAQ page at https://worldwidephotowalk.com/#FAQ

Enjoy your photo walk!

Regards,

Raja Indra Putra (Ripi)
Photo Walk Leader

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The route maps are here: Route Map in Google Maps or Route Map in Printable PDF format

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Update 4: Photo Contest InformationAugust 14th, 2022

Dear Photowalkers,

First of all I’d like to say that I’m so grateful for all the messages of thanks from many of you but it’s also because of you all joining that’s made it such a fun and fulfilling experience. Look out for next year’s event where we can meet again.

The Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk organisers have announced information about how to submit your best photo for the photo contest and the prizes to be won: https://worldwidephotowalk.com/prizes/

It’s open for submission from today, 15 August 2022 and submission deadline is 26 August 2022 (allow for timezone difference).

Then. as walk leader, I will select one photo from your submissions by 2 September and that photo will then be in the global pool of photos to be selected for the prizes.

There’s also a People’s Choice award. All your photos submitted will be in a Gallery where people can choose the winner, regardless of whether it was selected by me as our photo walk winner.

If you haven’t already done so, there’s also the Facebook Group for our photo walk at https://www.facebook.com/groups/wwpw2022kl where you can share your photos shot during the walk.

All the best in the photo contest!

Regards,

Raja Indra Putra (Ripi)
Photo Walk Leader

Update 3: Route Map in print format and WhatsApp GroupAugust 11th, 2022

Dear Photowalkers,

I’ve two more updates:

1. I’ve made the route map in PDF format so you can download and print it out. Download it from my Dropbox at http://www.bit.ly/WWPW2022KL-map

2. I’ve created a WhatsApp group so we can keep in touch with each other on the photo walk day. Join the WhatsApp group at http://www.bit.ly/WA-WWPW2022KL

Regards,

Raja Indra Putra (Ripi)
Photo Walk Leader

Update 2: Transportation and HashtagsAugust 11th, 2022

Dear Photowalkers,

I’ve a couple of updates:

1. Transportation.
Our starting point, Restoran Yusoof dan Zakhir, is beside the Central Market parking lot and near the Kasturi Walk gateway.
– By Car. Drive to the Parking Lot in front of Central Market via Jalan Tun Sambanthan.
Use Waze to drive to ‘[P] Pasar Seni’: https://waze.com/ul/hw283fhkkb or Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/edx562P1wztvuZQW9
The parking rate is RM3 for first hour and RM2 for subsequent hours so it’s RM11 from 8.30 am to 1.30 pm. Beware that if you just search for ‘Pasar Seni’ or ‘Central Market’ in Waze or Google Maps, depending on where you start, you may arrive at the back of Central Market and won’t be able to park so please use the links above.
– By Train. Use the LRT or MRT and stop at the Pasar Seni LRT or MRT station. Exit from the LRT station and walk across the road towards the Central Market parking lot.

2. Hashtags. For all your social media posts please use the following hashtags: #WWPW2022 (official hashtag) and #WWPW2022KL (our own hashtag for Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur)

Just a reminder, please join the Facebook Group for our photo walk at www.facebook.com/groups/WWPW2022KL/ to post your messages or photos shot during your photo walk.

Regards,

Regards,

Raja Indra Putra (Ripi)
Photo Walk Leader

Update on Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur photo walkAugust 11th, 2022

Dear Photowalkers,

I’ve updated the description of our photo walk as below:

We gather and have breakfast at Restoran Yusoof dan Zakhir at 8.30 am. At 9.00 am we’ll have a short briefing and a group photo before we begin our photo walk. [BREAKING NEWS: I suddenly have a medical issue to attend to that morning and expect to arrive at the restaurant before 9.00 am. If I’m slightly late, please wait awhile for me to arrive. Thank you for your understanding.]

We will follow the route map as in this Google Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/4m8LnaDonQocgpkEA or click the link at the end of this message. Note that not all the listed places in the map are our places of interest but I had to include them to force Google Maps to create my intended route.

Since we are a large group (about 50 walkers), I cannot have the entire group following behind me which would cause congestion issues in some of the places we will visit. So it’s best to keep to smaller groups, spread out from one another and follow the route map so we can cover the places of interest along the photo walk. Please be respectful and polite and don’t crowd around to shoot people, especially people conducting their business.

We will first visit the Pasar Karat flea market. We will pass by Petaling Street but early morning the most stalls are not opened yet except for a few florist stalls; we will return to Petaling Street later when it’s busy. During my last visit a couple of weeks ago to Pasar Karat, it was relocated (due to upgrading) to further down the road (Lorong Petaling) but it could be relocated back to its original location on our photo walk day. The map shows the route through both the original lane and the relocated lane so that you won’t miss it regardless of its actual location on the day itself.

We will then visit the trendy Kwai Chai Hong, then to the Guan Di temple and to the Sin Sze Si temple. A visit to the Sri Mahamariamman Temple (just before Guan Di temple) may be possible on the day but sometimes they limit entry so this is optional. Next is to the River of Life area (lookout point to Masjid Jamek). After that we will then turn back to get to Medan Pasar which has a clock tower in the centre, and we will then visit the Masjid Jamek mosque which will be open for visitors mid-morning.

From there we will turn back along Jalan Tun Perak, turn right into Tun HS Lee and head towards Jalan Tun Tan Siew Sin which will be very busy with foreign workers during weekends. We will then walk along Hub Lebuh Pudu, a large covered bus stop area ad then we cross the road to explore Petaling Street which should be fully opened and busy by late morning. We will then reach REX KL, a community and cultural hub with several unique eateries where you can have lunch. For a more standard fare you can check out restaurants around the area or cross the road to Texas Chicken, Wisma Fui Chiu, next to Kompleks Kota Raya along Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock.

Note: I’ve created a Facebook Group for our photo walk in Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur. Please join the group at www.facebook.com/groups/wwpw2022kl/ to post your messages or photos shot during your photo walk.

Registered walkers can enter a photo contest after the photo walk. More information on how to submit your one best photo will be provided after the photo walk. This year the organisers haven’t provided much information about the photo contest and prizes but some information is available on the FAQ page at https://worldwidephotowalk.com/#FAQ

Enjoy your photo walk!

Regards,

Raja Indra Putra (Ripi)
Photo Walk Leader

Route Map in Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/4m8LnaDonQocgpkEA

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