By Lam Seng Fatt
By now you must be aware that a huge hole at the busy road junction near Pudu Jail and Time Square is causing massive traffic jams in the Bukit Bintang area. I speak from personal experience because I was stuck in the jam for hours yesterday when I went to JW Marriott to deliver my CD player, DAC and QED cables to AV2Day”s room for the coax vs Toslink shootout.
However, do not let the traffic congestion spoil the fun. Please plan ahead and use alternative roads to avoid the hole which is being repaired.
As for the KL Monorail whose service was suspended yesterday, I found out today that its services have resumed, but the trains will not be passing the stretch where the hole in the road is.
If you board the KL Monorail from KL Sentral, it will stop at the Hang Tuah station. If you board the KL Monorail from Titiwangsa, the train will stop at Imbi station. So it is still possible to park near the Chow Kit, Medan Tuanku, Bukit Nanas or Raja Chulan stations to board the KL Monorail and alight at the Bukit Bintang station and walk to JW Marriott hotel.
It is still possible to bypass the traffic jams by using alternative roads to get to the AV show.