A Runners Life in Kuala Lumpur
On foot however, I discovered side walks are rarely continous and pedestrian access is often poor or non-existent. There is almost no bicycle lanes and given that KL drivers are a little aggressive and average speeds relatively high compared to some other Asian cities, riding or running on the roads is not recomended.
I eventually found a couple of nice city parks to run through and returned to them on a regular basis.
Taman Titiwangsa is located just north of the city and kampung Baru, just 1 block past Tun Rasak. Its a large park with a good path of about 3km around a lake. The views back to the city are inspiring and the park is at its best early morning or at dusk. It has lighting so can be safely navigaated up to 10pm at night. The park can get a little crowded on weekends as families visit to walk or use the hire bikes.
From my apartment I would puttogether a 5 mile run, crossing Tun Rasak at an overhead walk way and completing 1 lap of the park.
|Onee of the nicer paths along Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz|
|View across the lake at Titiwangsa looking back to downtown|