Jalan Raja Chulan
Location and Significance
Jalan Raja Chulan is one of the main roads in Kuala Lumpur which connects motorists between the east and western sides of the city. As compared to other main roads here, Jalan Raja Chulan is equally as significant because it provides the access for motorists to travel to and from work each day. As such, it is very common to find the traffic flow here very heavy during the rush hours of the day while weekends will have a similar situation where vehicles are seen travelling into the shopping district of Bukit Bintang. Besides that, Jalan Raja Chulan is one of the most important roads here that connects the 2 busiest places in Kuala Lumpur, the Kotaraya-Pudu Sentral area and Bukit Bintang.
Jalan Raja Chulan comes from the west via the Jalan Tun Perak interchange. It is adjacent with Jalan Hang Lekiu and Jalan Tun H S Lee where it continues towards the east, passing by Bukit Nanas before it will pass by Jalan Sultan Ismail, providing access towards the north and southern parts of this area. After that, Jalan Raja Chulan continues before convening with Jalan Bukit Bintang and then heading out to Jalan Tun Razak.
From Jalan Tun Perak, Jalan Raja Chulan starts where it will pass by the St John’s Cathedral, one of the oldest churches in Malaysia. Located next to the church is the Muzium Telekom which will then lead you to St John’s Institution. The Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve is located here as well and moving further to the west will let you arrive at Menara Weld. From there, you will head towards Hotel Istana and then you will come to Pavilion Shopping Centre. You will then head towards the Jalan Bukit Bintang interchange that will lead you to the Royal Selangor Golf Club.
From Jalan Tun Perak, the traffic flow here is super peak especially during the morning and evening rush hours as vehicles are travelling in and out of the city centre. After that, it is peak until Wisma Olympia and the Muzium Telekom before eases out to become moderate. From there, the flow will then peak at the Menara Weld before it reaches Hotel Istana where it super peaks again. This is because there are many office buildings around this area. After that, you will notice that the traffic can become quite moderate and sometimes smooth at the Pavilion Shopping Centre and then it peaks again Menara LTAT and then until the Royal Selangor Golf Club where it becomes very congested as vehicles are joining up with Jalan Tun Razak that leads to other parts of the city.