In my post `The view from the hillside' last month, I wrote about the breathtaking view of KLCC from the balcony of my brother-in-law's apartment in Bukit Antarabangsa. Subsequent to the landslide incident on 6 December 2008, my BIL has swopped the KLCC view with a different one.
On Thursday, I helped him move house to a new condo unit at Bukit Jalil. The new place is just across the National Sports Complex and the view from the living room windows is the luscious greens of the Bukit Jalil Country Club. My BIL hopes that this move is permanent. Having stayed at three different houses at the Bukit Antarabangsa area for almost 15 years, it was a bit difficult for him to decide to live elsewhere. He had experienced the earlier crisis years ago where a landslide blocked the only access to Bukit Antarabangsa. At that time, the road to Ukay Perdana was not constructed yet.
This latest landslide prompted him to search for new dwellings and the quality and convenience of the new location made him decide instantly. Although the name `Bukit Jalil' implies a hill, this condominium is not built on or adjacent to a hillslope. The following pics are some views from the new unit located on the 20th floor.
My brother-in-law is one of those guys who loves the view from high up whereas I am more a `down-to-earth' guy. When I do get the chance to build my own dream house, it would be a single-storey bungalow with acres of space all around.