Food, shopping destinations to check along the Putrajaya MRT line

With the operation of the first phase of the Putrajaya MRT line, travelers can easily reach different areas of the city and explore the many local attractions along the alignment.

To encourage use of the new line, members of the public have been given a month of free rides starting June 16.

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The 12 stations on the new line are Kwasa Damansara, Kampung Selamat, Sungai Buloh, Damansara Damai, Sri Damansara Barat, Sri Damansara Sentral, Sri Damansara Timur, Metro Prima, Kepong Baru, Jinjang, Sri Delima and Kampung Batu.

The first three stations – Kwasa Damansara, Kampung Selamat and Sungai Buloh – were built during the construction of the Kajang MRT Line and were officially launched as part of the Putrajaya MRT Line.

All 12 MRT stations are supported by feeder buses, along with Rapid KL and GoKL buses (for Kampung Batu MRT station).

StarMetro Hop on the trains running on the new subway line to find places worth visiting.

Kwasa Damansara

Kwasa Damansara MRT Station is the first interchange station linked between the Kajang and Putrajaya Lines.

It is the first station along the Putrajaya Line to have a ride-and-ride facility, with 500 parking spaces and 100 motorbikes, according to MRT Corporation.

Sungai Buloh

Located northwest of Kuala Lumpur, Sungai Buloh MRT Station is connected to the KTM Komuter Pelabuhan Klang Line and the KTM ETS (Monorail Service).

Sungai Buloh Hospital is a 13-minute drive (6.7 km) away.

There are no feeder buses serving the station yet.

Damansara Damai

This station serves the Damansara suburb of Damai.

Gardening enthusiasts and those with a green thumb can now travel on the new line to visit the many plant nurseries that run along Jalan Kuala Selangor.

Potters Garden is a plant nursery located a short drive from Damansara Damai Station.Potters Garden is a plant nursery located a short drive from Damansara Damai Station.

From the station, it is a five-minute taxi ride to a number of nurseries.

One of them is Potters Garden which is 1.2 km away.

Liu Binghui, who frequented the arboretum, said he liked the collection of plants sold there that could not be found elsewhere.

“Plants and gardening tools are very affordable here,” added the 50-year-old.

Sri Damansara Barat

Those looking for a bargain can shop to their heart’s content as there is a thrift store a five-minute walk from Sri Damansara Barat MRT station.

Sulliana will now take the MRT more often to visit the thrift store near Sri Damansara Barat station.  - In pictures: Azrrefaq Elias and Mohamed Shehril Rosli / The StarSulliana will now take the MRT more often to visit the thrift store near Sri Damansara Barat station. – In pictures: Azrrefaq Elias and Mohamed Shehril Rosli / The Star

JBR Bundle sells second-hand items like clothes, shoes, and bags other than larger items like bikes.

Noor Soliana Muhammed, 26, loves to shop at JBR because she can extend her ringgit here.

She also enjoys the element of surprise, as “you never know what you might find while sifting through the shelves.”

“I will definitely take the subway now to get to this thrift store because it’s more convenient than before,” she added.

Sri Damansara Central

If you’ve been craving dim sum, you can now enjoy plates of these fresh steamed small meals at Ful Lai Restaurant in Bandar Sri Menjalara, Kepong.

Offering fresh steamed dim sum, Ful Lai Restaurant is located in Bandar Menjalara, a 10-minute walk from Sri Damansara Sentral Station.Offering fresh steamed dim sum, Ful Lai Restaurant is located in Bandar Menjalara, a 10-minute walk from Sri Damansara Sentral Station.

The restaurant, which has been in operation for over 10 years, is an eight-minute bus ride from the station.

Open from 6.30am to cater to the breakfast crowd, Ful Lai features a variety of dim sum.

Expect classics like har gao (prawn dumplings), siu mai (meat and shrimp dumplings), and steamed buns with a variety of fillings.

Restaurant manager Danielle Lowe, 39, said customers often come for freshly baked char siu bao (steamed buns with roasted meat filling).

The Subway feeder bus also stops at Waterfront Parkcity and Plaza Arkadia Mall.

Prima metro

Smooth Travel: The proximity of Prima MRT Station to Aeon Mall makes it convenient for family outings.  - IZZRAFIQ ALIAS / THE STARSmooth Travel: The proximity of Prima MRT Station to Aeon Mall makes it convenient for family outings. – IZZRAFIQ ALIAS / THE STAR

Aeon Mall in the Prima metro complex will be a convenient place to run groceries, which is now conveniently connected through a new bridge to the subway station of the same name.

Located just 160 meters from the MRT station, Singh Yong Kit, who lives near Batu Caves, said the new line would facilitate his family’s weekly shopping trips.

He is looking to avoid road congestion and the hassle of finding parking.

“The new subway line is family friendly, as there are elevators and escalators that facilitate access for seniors, wheelchair users and parents with prams,” said the 34-year-old, who took the train with his family to the shopping centre. Center over the weekend.

Likewise for student Hee Kar Hwan, 20, the MRT is her mode of transportation as the Kajang MRT line connects to her school and Maluri station.

She said, “Now with the Putrajaya line, I can travel to places near my home in Sri Damansara.”

Kepong Baru

If you want to eat nasi lemak, rojak, or other local specialties, head to the Big Tree Corner which is just a five-minute walk from Kepung Baru Station.

The family-run business is popular with locals who often pop in for a quick bite.

The Tzu Chi Foundation Malaysia, across the street from Kepong Baru Station, has quiet grounds.The Tzu Chi Foundation Malaysia, across the street from Kepong Baru Station, has quiet grounds.

“We have been working here for over 13 years and have many regular customers,” said owner Dennis Reddy.

Across the road, exiting Gate C of Kepong Baru Station, travelers can also head towards the massive gray building that houses the Tzu Chi Foundation.

The Quiet Grounds are open daily to the public.

Within the complex is a community hall as well as Jing Si Books & Cafe where visitors can browse reading materials while sipping on light refreshments.

Sri Dilima

Fish head noodles are usually prepared using a snapper, but there is a restaurant that uses salmon.

The Norway Salmon Fish Head Noodle is located directly behind Brem Mall in Kepong and a four-minute walk (280 metres) from Gate B of Sri Delima Station.

Brem Mall in Kepong is a three-minute walk from Sri Delima Station, which is also near the Norway Salmon Fish Head Noodles (right).Brem Mall in Kepong is a three-minute walk from Sri Delima Station, which is also near the Norway Salmon Fish Head Noodles (right).

As the shop name suggests, the fish used is imported from Norway and specializes in a variety of pasta dishes.

Owner Adam Cheung, 60, recommends the restaurant’s original chain.

Other soup flavors include bitter gourd and hot and sour gourd, while customers can choose toppings such as salmon head, fish fillet, and fish and prawn cake.

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