The year 2015 will end in just a few hours and thousands of people will assemble to usher in the brand-new year with countdown celebrations.

For those who are going to celebrate the occasion in the city centre, Dang Wangi OCPD Asst Comm Zainol Samah advised people to come out earlier because parts of Jalan Bukit Bintang and Jalan Sultan Ismail will be closed for the new year celebrations.

Jalan Bukit Bintang
Jalan Bukit Bintang / Source: Peregrine Travel Group

In a statement, Zainol said:

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The road closure is to facilitate the mass amount of people during the celebrations around Kuala Lumpur.

He said that both Jalan Bukit Bintang and Jalan Sultan Ismail will be closed starting from 9pm onwards. They will remain closed until 8am on Friday.

Jalan Sultan Ismail would be closed from the Jalan Imbi intersection near Park Royal Hotel until the Jalan Raja Chulan intersection near Hotel Istana. As for Jalan Bukit Bintang, it will be closed from the Jalan Raja Chulan intersection (next to the Pavilion Mall) until the Jalan Bukit Bintang intersection (next to Pasaraya Lot 10).

Jalan Sultan Ismail
Source: Backpacking Malaysia

People were advised to use alternative roads or take public transport for the New Year celebrations in the capital. Zainol also said that motorists should be patient and avoid parking their vehicles on the side of the road as they may risk being summoned or even getting their vehicle towed.

Source: The Rakyat Post.

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