PM Lee tours Kuala Lumpur ahead of leaders retreat

PM Lee Hsien Loong and his wife Mrs Lee went on a quick tour of Kuala Lumpur's most famous places on Sunday to catch up on the latest developments in the Malaysian capital, ahead of the Malaysia-Singapore leaders' retreat in Putrajaya in the evening.
PM Lee Hsien Loong and his wife Mrs Lee went on a quick tour of Kuala Lumpur's most famous places on Sunday to catch up on the latest developments in the Malaysian capital, ahead of the Malaysia-Singapore leaders' retreat in Putrajaya in the evening. -- PHOTO: MCI

PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his wife Mrs Lee went on a quick tour of Kuala Lumpur's most famous places on Sunday to catch up on the latest developments in the Malaysian capital, ahead of the Malaysia-Singapore leaders' retreat in Putrajaya in the evening.

They walked around the Bukit Bintang shopping district and Bangsar Village for about half an hour in the afternoon, where they bumped into some Singaporeans and curious onlookers snapped photos of them on their handphones.

Bangsar Village is a popular area known for its restaurants.

Mr Lee visited these areas to see the new developments that have taken place in Kuala Lumpur over the last 10 years, said his press secretary Chang Li Lin.

He was also given a driving tour of Kuala Lumpur Central and the forthcoming Tun Razak Exchange, where he was briefed by officials from the City Hall of Kuala Lumpur, she added.

The Tun Razak Exchange is the centrepiece of Malaysia's plan to develop Kuala Lumpur into an international financial centre under its Economic Transformation Programme.

Mr Lee and his wife also visited the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, and took in the city's skyline from the observation deck on the 86th storey, where they were briefed by Madam Hashimah Hashim, executive director of KLCC Projects.

PM Lee is here with a delegation of nine ministers including Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean.

On Monday, the two delegations will meet to review bilateral ties. They are expected to discuss ways to improve cooperation across a wide range of areas including further developments for the planned high speed rail between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

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