Metro Watch


On Feb 1, there will be road closures and traffic diversions at KM2.7 of the New Pantai Expressway (NPE) in both directions from midnight until 8am. This is to facilitate the launching works for the new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) – Sunway Line Project, as follows:

• Kuala Lumpur-bound traffic on NPE will be diverted to enter Jalan PJS 8/9 after the Caltex petrol station, into Jalan PJS 8/4 and Jalan 8/5. Petaling Jaya-bound traffic on NPE will also be diverted to enter Jalan PJS 8/9 after the Caltex petrol station and move into Jalan PJS 8/8.

• Subang Jaya-bound traffic will be diverted to enter the LDP after the Shell petrol station on the left, leading into Bandar Sunway on Jalan PJS 9/1 and into Jalan Lagoon Selatan after the traffic light.

• Shah Alam-bound traffic will be diverted to enter the LDP after the Shell petrol station on the left, moving into Bandar Sunway on Jalan PJS 9/1 and into Jalan Lagoon Selatan after the traffic light. Turn right into Jalan PJS11/7 and continue towards Shah Alam. For details, call the Prasarana Hotline at 03-7885 2585.

• Motorists are advised to drive with caution from Jalan Pahang towards Putra World Trade Centre and Lebuhraya Sultan Iskandar (Jalan Mahameru) from midnight on Feb 2 until 5pm on Feb 3. This is due to a lane closure to facilitate demolition work on a motorcycle and bicycle pedestrian bridge for the Duke Highway Phase 2 construction works.

KTM Komuter trains that ply between the Batu Caves-Port Klang and Rawang-Sungai Gadut route will operate round-the-clock starting today until Feb 4, in conjunction with Thaipusam. The frequency of the trains is between 15 and 30 minutes. For details, call 1300 88 5862.

BB Charity is organising its 10th annual charity carnival at No 75, Jalan Bukit Bintang (in front of the KK Super Mart Bukit Bintang outlet) tomorrow at 7pm. Volunteers will distribute ang pow (for those aged 55 years and above), dried food, mandarin oranges and daily essentials, among others to the homeless, drug addicts, disabled and mentally challenged as well as single mothers and orphans. For details, call 018-969 5199 or 012-390 5259 (Isaiah Tan).

There will be a public lecture titled “150 years of abolishment of slavery in the United States: What has changed and the future of modern Malaysia” today, from 10.30am to 12.30pm at City University College of Science & Technology (CUCST) at No 8, Jalan 223/51A, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. It is near the Asia Jaya LRT Station. The speaker is Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah of the Global Movement of Moderates.

The Kalpana Dance Theatre is presenting its latest production – Saha-Narthana - Dancing in Unison — a classical Bharathanatyam performance that will feature new choreographic work by Indian dance maestro P.T. Narendran, to be premiered in Malaysia for the first time. The performance will also include classic compositions of Rukmini Devi Arundale of Kalakshetra, which will be performed by 10 home-grown talents. It will be held at the Shantanand Auditorium, Temple of Fine Arts (TFA) in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, at 7pm tomorrow. For details, call 017-672 5672.

The Faculty of Creative Multimedia (FCM) Multimedia University (MMU) is inviting the public to view eight printed artworks and eight motions graphic artworks by students from MMU and Inje University, South Korea at The Living Shadow Exhibition in MMU Cyberjaya. The exhibition is open during office hours until Feb 6. Admission is free. For details, call 03-8312 5729 (Fauzan Mustaffa).

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