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khonsu wrote a review Aug 2020
Achill Island, Ireland46 contributions5,778 helpful votes
What bad planning does to waterways of once mighty rivers now left as trickles of smelly slime here.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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midwaytoheaven wrote a review Mar 2019
Midway, Utah2,990 contributions264 helpful votes
Perhaps we came here on a special day, but we did not see or smell anything as described in other reviews I read. Our local guide told us that this was the birth place of Kuala Lumpur, which means the coming together of two muddy rivers, the Klang and Gombak. We could see at a distance the Jamek Mosque and at the confluence of the rivers the big letters spelling our Kuala Lumpur. What was pretty cool was seeing the misty fog being sprayed along the river banks to create a mysterious "London Fog" effect. BOTTOM LINE: I agree with other reviewers that even with the improvements that we saw, this off the beaten path spot is not really worth a visit all by itself. Certainly if you are visiting Independence Merdeka Square, The Textile Museum, Victoria's Fountain or the Sultan Abdul Samad Palace Building, you can add this list for a quick visit. All of these are located within a block of each other. Loved the misting fog spray in the rivers. Good place for a quick photo or selfie. MY RATING: 6/10.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Robert O wrote a review Feb 2019
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,326 contributions1,563 helpful votes
The flow of the Klang river near Jamek mosque has improved a lot. Still even here it is a muddy river and not much of a sight. Perhaps it would look more beautiful if the banks of the Klang would be greener and not just concrete reinforcements. Further down near the Pos Besar the situation has worsened since I last saw it end of the 1980s. More garbage, ugly shores, it looks more like a big open sewer. By Asian standards the Klang river is just a short river 120 km (75miles) long, but important to drain a large area of superfluous water. I understand the authorities have privatized maintenance of the river. Concessions were given to three companies for a 30-year period! That is a very long period. To date objectives of water cleanliness have not been achieved.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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nellielim wrote a review Jan 2018
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,115 contributions1,470 helpful votes
The Klang River starts its life at the Klang Gates Dam and eventually empties into the Straits of Malacca in Klang. Along its route it is joined by tributaries and meets the Gombak River where Kuala Lumpur stands. At present there is a rehabilitation and beautification project called "The River of Life" where the water quality of the rivers are transformed and improved. Awareness must be instilled for the river to be viewed not as a polluted garbage dispensing unit but as a thing of beauty created by Mother Nature supporting a marine ecosystem. It will take a while but we seem to be going in the correct direction.
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Date of experience: December 2017
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Muhammad Umar wrote a review Dec 2017
77 contributions18 helpful votes
i've been here long time ago, and back then i think this river has no different with the city river in my country. it's big, smelly and gross. but now i guess they change alot. the river now seems clean and they installed the water spray. the area ourd this river delta is also being renovated. now they has convenient pedestrian way connected the back of sultan building an mesjid jamek. i took alot of picture since mesjid jamek is now really looks good and i also got menara KL as a background. i have to say kudos to the city goverment for renovating this area.
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Date of experience: December 2017
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