The Good =) ~A significant site only for locals. The Bad =( ~Good place to take photos. My Tip for future visits: ~Sunscreen is a must.
For the sporting fanatic's a large green space with turf cricket wickets, grass tennis courts, soccer field and lawn bowls sandwiched between two exclusive clubs and surrounded by high rise views. Something old in something new.
Sad to say, the Padang in the 1900s were much nicer than the Padang now... It is only like a normal park in the middle of the city, which only comes alive when F1 or National Day begins. Sad to say that KL or other places Padang eg.Central Park in NYC are much better than this now.
This area was directly outside our hotel and convenient to fly newly bought remote control helicopters! My son thought was fantastic to have this area so convenient but still great views of all the surrounding buildings.
On usual days, Padang is just an open field with lots of green, for anyone who is game for soccer or cricket or just want to have a place to picnic under the sun. It only comes alive when events are held there e.g. performance by great names during F1 races, international cricket matches, New Year Day countdown.
These days, the Padang is a hodge-podge of very pleasant near views, and discordant background views. For those who have seen the Padang in the past, it may now be better thought of as a source of memories of what it was formerly. Pehaps, sad to say, other padangs (e.g. KL's) may be more attractive these days.
It is a joy to have this space amidst all the highrise buildings around it. In addition it is a historical place too. Contingents were neatly lined up in this padang for our first National day ceiebration.
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