The connectors are a key component in further activating the Taman Tugu park and as a broader initiative to stitch the urban fabric of the city, making it more pedestrian friendly.
These connectors seek to fix the “last-mile-connection” gap between the Kuala Lumpur Sentral railway station, National Muzium, Perdana Botanical Gardens, various cultural and historical sites along the Gardens, the National Monument (Tugu Negara), the Taman Tugu park and the River-of-Life stretch in central Kuala Lumpur.
The pedestrian deck connecting KL Sentral to Taman Botani Perdana via an existing underpass is envisaged to better connect those living, working or transiting through KL Sentral to the various cultural spaces between KL Sentral and the Taman Tugu park – this includes Muzium Negara, Islamic Arts Museum, Royal Malaysian Police Museum, Carcosa Seri Negara, Tun Abdul Razak Memorial, National Planetarium, KL Bird Park, KL Butterfly Farm and the National Monument, i.e. Tugu Negara.
Following are four key connectors being looked at as part of the Taman Tugu Project:
- 1A pedestrian friendly walkway from the Bank Negara KTM Komuter Station to the main entrance of Taman Tugu
- 2An underpass below Jalan Parlimen connecting Taman Botani Perdana to the Taman Tugu park via Tugu Negara
- 3A multi-storey carpark located next to Padang Merbok and connected to the Taman Tugu park via an overhead pedestrian connector
- 4A major overhead pedestrian deck connecting KL Sentral to Taman Botani Perdana via the existing Jalan Damansara pedestrian underpass This is being reviewed in light of potential connectivity via the newly opened Muzium Negara MRT station