15 January-15 April 2015

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15 January-15 April 2015
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15 January-15 April 2015
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WELCOME TO KL
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Welcome to 2015 and welcome to KL, the capital city of Malaysia
and an exciting and cosmopolitan melting pot of many different
cultures. Get ready to immerse yourself in a metropolis with a
proud and diverse heritage but also one with a very contemporary
appeal. Gleaming malls rub shoulders with traditional markets,
five-star restaurants compete with tasty street stalls and modern
architectural marvels sit happily alongside historic shophouses.
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And what better way to discover KL than with your own copy
of the KL Map? This indispensable and handy guidebook
incorporates all you need to know about the city—from the
latest events and festivals to the best tourist attractions, day
trips, restaurants and shopping centers—in addition to five
comprehensive maps of KL.
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As 2015 gets underway, the next few months promise to be an
exciting time for the city, with a number of major religious and
cultural events taking place. Witness the displays of devotion at
the chaotic but unforgettable Thaipusam festival before joining
the city in welcoming in the Chinese New Year. This is definitely a
very special time to be visiting KL.
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So whether you’re keen on experiencing the city’s delicious food,
hunting for bargains in the markets or exploring the fascinating
cultural sights, this is truly an all-inclusive guide that no visitor
should be without. Enjoy your stay in KL and happy adventures
with the KL Map.
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CALENDAR
OF EVENTS
JANUARY 2015
• MARCH 2015
JANUARY
2​ Calendar of events
3​ Essential Info
4​ KL Overview*
6 Dining in KL
8 Culture in KL 8 Bintang Walk*
12 Shopping in KL
14 Ultimate KL
15 Jalan Sultan Ismail Area*
16 Central Area*
17 Nightlife in KL
18​ Petaling & Subang Jaya*
19​ Day Trips from KL ​
20 Rail map
*with map
Country Manager Andrew Hiransomboon
Business Manager Doris Tan
Managing Editor Gregoire Glachant
Art Director Dechart Sangsawang
Production Manager Komkrit Klinkaeo
Editor Nick Measures
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E-mail : [email protected], [email protected]
Michael Bublé
29 January
As part of his global tour, the four-time Grammy award winner Michael Bublé will be stopping off
for a one-night-only gig in Kuala Lumpur this month. The Canadian singer/song writer, known for
his charismatic style, has a host of number-one albums under his belt and will be performing all his
famous hits such as ‘Haven’t Met You Yet,’ ‘Home’ and ‘Everything.’ Tickets priced from RM198
via www.ticketcharge.com.my.
Dinoscovery
Through February 1
This exhibition at the Avenue K Mall, takes you
back 250 million years to when these giant
reptiles roamed the earth. Head through the
time tunnel to the Mesozoic Era and discover
lots of fun interactive exhibits and 22 moving,
breathing, roaring dinosaur animatronics in their
natural habitat. Tickets are RM40 for adults
and RM50 for children. Level 4, Discoveria @
Avenue K Shopping Mall, 156, Jalan Ampang.
Open daily 10am-10pm. discoveria.com.my
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FEBRUARY
Thaipusam
Cecil Lee
3 February
The most important Hindu festival in Malaysia,
this annual event sees devotees perform various
rituals as acts of piety. On this day, up to one
million worshippers join a procession, known
as the ‘Walk of Faith’ that covers the 4.5 km
distance from downtown KL up the 272 steps to
the top of the famous Batu Caves, a collection of
ancient limestone caves that house a number of
Hindu temples, situated north of the city. On the
journey, participants each carry a special kavadi
(or burden) ranging from simple coloured pots to
weighty altars, with some believers even engaging
in more extreme acts, ranging from flagellation to
body piercing. It’s noisy, chaotic, crowded and
therefore not always for the faint-hearted, but it is
certainly an unforgettable event. Call: 6189-6284
or visit tourism.gov.my for more information.
Chinese New Year
19-20 February
This month, the Chinese population of KL and
across Malaysia will be welcoming the arrival
of the Year of the Sheep with the celebrations
reaching their peak over these two days of national
holiday. The Lunar New Year festivities actually run
over about 15 days and will feature large family
reunions, gift giving and plenty of public events.
During the holiday period, many people will be
wearing red and the major shopping malls will
be putting on auspicious and dramatic lion and
dragon dance performances to bring good luck.
Expect the whole city to be in a celebratory mood
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but some of the best locations to visit to soak up
the unique atmosphere include the Thean Hou
Temple on the outskirts of KL and the Golden
Triangle in the heart of the historic old town. Visit
tourism.gov.my for more information but note
the dates here are the two national holidays.
Throughout the city
MARCH
Malaysia GP Sale
March-April
Held as part of the celebrations around the
Petronas Malaysian F1 GP (which is due to
take place over the weekend of 27-29 March),
this carnival sale sweeps the nation with great
discounts and promotions on a whole host of
different items at leading malls around KL. Visit
www.tourism.gov.my for more information.
OUT OF TOWN:
Tropfest
The island of Penang maintains its reputation as an
artistic and cultural hub with this event, the world’s
largest short film festival. Now in its 22nd year, the
event, which started in a café in Sydney, Australia,
but now features screenings all over the world, has
become a launch pad for aspiring filmmakers and
requires entrants to create a film specifically for the
festival. The main event will be a presentation of the
selected finalists at the Esplanade but there will also
be Q&A sessions and screenings of other films with
the region’s leading directors in the week leading up
to the Festival Day. Visit tropfest.com/sea for more
information.
ESSENTIAL INFO
Malaysian Open
2-8 March
This Women’s Tour Association (WTA) sees some
of the world’s leading tennis player descend
on Kuala Lumpur for the sixth edition of this
event. Held on clay courts set amidst the colonial
elegance of the Royal Selangor Club right in the
heart of the city, last year’s event was won by
one of the rising star’s of women’s tennis Donna
Vekic. The Croatian defeated the world number
10, Dominika Cibulková in an exciting third set
tie-breaker in the final. This year’s event looks
set to be just as thrilling as leading players battle
it out for a quarter of a million dollars in prize
money. Visit www.bmwmalaysianopen.com for
more information.
•​The country code is 60, and the city
code is 3.
•​International calls are made by first dialing 00
followed by the number.
• ​Calls to other states in Malaysia are made by dialing the area code before the number.
•​For local directory assistance, call 103.
•​Get a local SIM for worry-free connectivity
on your travels. With a Celcom Traveller SIM,
you can stay connected like a local with
1GB data plus calls and SMS worth RM15
(USD5) from only RM39 (USD12). Grab one
at any international airport or shopping mall
in Malaysia.
• For operator assisted domestic and international calls dial 101.
TOURIST INFORMATION
•​Malaysia Tourism Centre, 235-4800/4848
•​Tourist Police, 2149-6590
•​Kuala Lumpur International Airport infoline,
8777-8888
MONEY
• ​The currency, the Malaysian Ringgit, is
approximately RM3.2=USD1
​•​ATMs are abundant. You can change money
and cash travelers cheques at banks and
many hotels; remember to bring your
passport, though.
TIPPING
​•​Tipping is not expected, though welcomed.
Most restaurants and all hotels include a
service charge as part of your bill. Leave
small change for your wait staff.
HEALTH
• Tap water in Kuala Lumpur is safe to drink
but most locals tend to boil or filter it before
drinking. Bottled water is cheap and readily
available.
• There is no malaria in the city though the risk of
contracting other diseases mean you should
take precautions against mosquitoes.
EMERGENCY NUMBERS
•​Ambulance, Fire Brigade, Police: 999
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DINING IN KL
From street-side shophouses to five-star restaurants and
Asian treats to the best European cuisine, KL really does
have something to satisfy every taste.
Nobu
[Level 56, Menara 3 Petronas, Persiaran KLCC, 2164-5084. www.noburestaurants.com/kuala-lumpur.
Open Mon-Fri noon-2pm; Mon-Sat, 6-11pm.] The famous high-end chain arrived in KL in August last
year to much fanfare and promises the opportunity to sample Chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa’s delicious blend
of classic Japanese techniques infused with exciting Latin American flavours. The gorgeous wood-clad
space, with views over the Twin Towers, is the perfectly sexy setting to enjoy classics like the black cod
miso and umami sea bass; but there are also dishes that utilize local ingredients in exciting ways.
Bijan [3 Jalan Ceylon, 2031-3575. Open daily 4:3011pm. www.bijanrestaurant.com]. Bijan may have
been around for a while, but it continues to win top
prizes as the best Malay restaurant in the city. The
setting is low key, wonderfully warm and tasteful,
especially out on the open air deck. Highlights
include the masak lemak udang tempayak (prawns
stir-fried in a creamy fermented durian sauce) and
the choice of delicious desserts.
JUICY GRILLED CHICKEN. SAUTÉED PEPPERS AND ONIONS.
ARRIVING SIZZLING HOT. IT’S A DISPLAY THAT DESERVES AN ENCORE.
Cilantro
Cilantro [MiCasa Hotel Apartments, 368B Jalantun
Razak, 2179-8000. Open Fri noon-2pm, MonSat 6-10.30pm. www.cilantrokl.com] Many local
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foodies reckon that the Japanese-influenced
French cooking prepared by chef Takeshi Kimura
is perhaps the best in KL. We recommend the
Japanese sole with noisette butter and fedellini
pasta with scampi and the degustation menu for
the full experience.
Cantaloupe [23A Tower B, The Troika, Persiaran
KLCC, 2162-0886. Open Mon-Fri noon-2:30pm,
daily 12-3pm, 6-11pm. www.troikaskydining.com].
Set in one of the Troika Towers designed by
starchitect Norman Foster, Cantaloupe, under
the direction of chef Christian Bauer, serves up
inventive French food in a dramatic setting that
features double height windows overlooking the
iconic Petronas towers.
Enak KL [LG2, Feast Floor, Starhill Gallery, 181
Jalan Bukit Bintang, 2141-8973. Open daily noonmidnight. www.enakkl.com]. The generations-old
Malay recipes here originated with the owner’s
family: Malay classics like satay and rendang
pedang alongside rarer dishes like udang lemak
merah (prawn and pineapple in coconut sauce).
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Lafite [Lobby Level, Shangri-La Hotel, 11 Jalan
Sultan Ismail, 2032-2388. Open Mon-Fri noon2:30pm, Mon-Sat 7-10:30pm]. The French chef
de cuisine Jean-Phillippe Guiard has worked at
Michelin-star venues in Europe and brings that
experience to bear on exquisitely prepared classic
French dishes served in a charming atmosphere.
Life Centre
Life Centre [20 Jalan Sultan Ismail, 2162-2570.
www.lifecentre.com.my]. Home to the iconic KL
Live event hall, which has played host to some of
the biggest names in music such as UB40, Steve
Vai, Pixie Lott and more, Life Centre is one of
the city’s leading dining and entertainment hubs.
Choose from fiery Latin American delights and
great coffee at La Boca Cafe, Dim Sum at Ah Yat
Abalone & Seafood and traditional Japanese at
Kingyo Japanese restaurant. They’ve been joined
by the Bombay Palace, the award-winning chain of
North Indian restaurants.
Lima Blas [15 Jalan Mesui, Off Jalan Nagasari,
Bukit Bintang, 2110-1289. Open Mon-Sat
11am-3pm, 5:30-11pm] This unassuming venue
is focused on authentic Baba Nyona cuisine from
the Chinese immigrants who settled here from the
15-17th century. Inside the Malaccan shophouse,
feast on age-old treats like laksa or geram pedas.
Li Yen [The Ritz Carlton, 168 Jalan Imbi, 21428000. Open Mon-Sat noon-2:30pm, 6:3010:30pm; Sun 10:30am-2:30pm, 6:30-10:30pm].
The Ritz Carlton's Cantonese restaurant boasts
an extravagant décor and live performances of
traditional Yangqing music. Try the signature dim
sum, Peking duck and Champagne prawns.
Ohla Tapas and Cocktails [Lot G-18, Ground
Floor, The Intermark No.348, Jalan Tun Razak, 2663
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2651. www.facebook.com/OhlaTapasCocktails.
Open Mon-Tue, Thu 6-10pm, Wed, Fri-Sun
6pm-midnight.] An incredibly popular tapas venue
with a slightly industrial vibe. Grab a seat at the
sleek bar and watch passionate Spanish chef Toni
Valero create a range of exciting small plates.
Opium [50 Changkat Bukit Bintang, 2142-5670.
Open Sun-Thu 4pm-1am, Fri-Sat 4pm-2am.
opiumkl.com] With an opulent and delightfully
sensual 1950s inspired Shanghai-theme, this
new venue combines some killer cocktails with
a menu that focuses on Asian delicacies with a
twist. Highlights include the Angus beef rendang
(accompanied by steamed lotus leaf buns), the
fern leaf salad with grilled prawns and a host of
traditional dim sum selections.
Outback Steakhouse [GL12, BB Park Low Yat
Plaza, Jalan 1/77, Off Jalan Bukit Bintang, 21449919. Open daily noon-midnight]. This popular
American chain restaurant serves up delicious
ribs, steaks, seafood and other barbecued dishes.
Red Lobster [Lot G-17, Ground Level, Intermark
Mall, 348 Jalan Tun Razak. 2181-4855. Open daily
11am-10pm] The world’s largest seafood chain
has arrived in KL and sticks to the tried and tested
formula of affordable seafood in a casual familyfriendly setting. Choose from the likes of Maine or
live rock lobsters cooked using original American
recipes and served with their famous Cheddar
Bay biscuits.
Sage [The Gardens Residences Level 6, The
Gardens, Mid Valley City, 2268-1328. www.sagekl.
com. Mon-Fri noon-2pm, 6-10:30pm]. Working
closely with local farmers and suppliers Sage
covers classic Western dishes but often adds
a distinctive Japanese style. It’s all served in a
soothing space of dark wood and muted tones,
with views over the city.
Songket Restaurant and Bar [29 Jalan Yap
Kwan Seng, 2161-3331. www.songketrestaurant.
com. Open Mon-Fri noon-3pm, 6-11pm, SatSun 5-11pm]. Live music, dance and a setting
decorated with songket, a traditional Malaysian
fabric, all help to enhance the authentic Malay
cuisine—don’t miss the rusuk salai berkicap
(chargrilled shortribs).
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BEST DEAL BINTANG WALK
Explore the temples, museums and historic sites
that best represent the city’s multicultural heritage.
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A great way to remember your cultural visit to KL is
by taking home a unique piece of local artwork. An
ideal solution is Jadi Batek Gallery [No. 30, Jalan
Inai, Off Jalan Imbi, 2145-1133 www.jadibatek.
com. Open daily 9am-5:30pm], one of the largest
handicraft centres in the city. The Batik workshop
is the main attraction, where visitors can see
traditional artists at work or even take one of the
Batik classes (bookings recommended). The gallery
also offers a wide selection of other crafts for sale
like pewterware, silverware, wood carvings, and
basketry.
Islamic Arts Museum
A visit to the vast Islamic Arts Museum [Jalan
Lembah Perdana, 2274-2020. www.iamm.org.my],
surrounded by the beautiful Perdana Botanical
Gardens, and home to over 7,000 artifacts is a
must for culture fans. Aimed at presenting the very
best work of the Islamic world, the museum covers
everything from jewelry and armour to textiles
and ceramics. Highlights include the collection of
Islamic manuscripts and the large-scale model of
the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca.
Kampong Bahru
Experience what life used to be like with a trip to
this old quarter in the North of KL. Kampong Bahru
means "new village" and this neighbourhood was
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numerous mosques, markets and clusters of
beautiful old wooden houses, making it a charming
destination to discover more about Malay culture.
You can take a guided tour of these streets (every
Tue, Thu and Sun from 4:30pm), which takes in
some of the most picturesque streets and the
night bazaar. To register or find out more email
[email protected]
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history of the city is through a walk around the
old neighborhood of Dataran Merdeka, which
is packed with cultural and architectural sights.
Start out at Merdeka Square, home to the colonial
elegance of the Royal Selangor Club, the Cathedral
of St Mary’s and the Islamic-influenced minarets
of the Old Court Building. The Square is also
home to the Kuala Lumpur City Gallery [No. 27,
Jalan Raja, Dataran Merdeka. www.klcitygallery.
com], which is the starting point for a free heritage
guided tour of the area that takes in 11 of the
district’s top historical sites (every Mon, Wed and
Sat 9-11:45am), to register or find out more email
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SHOPPING IN KL
From leading local designer brands to unique and affordable bargains, this
is your ultimate guide to the city’s shops, malls and markets.
Lot 10 [50 Jalan Sultan Ismail, 2782-3500.
www.lot10.com.my]. Following renovations, Lot
10 has a new lease of life as one of the hottest
malls in town. With an Isetan department store,
a great mix of local and international brand labels
including Malaysia’s very first branch of H&M, a
foodmarket, a rooftop brasserie, plus the great
location next to Bukit Bintang Monorail Station,
it remains as hip as ever.
Nu Sentral
[201 Jalan Tun Sambanthan, 2773-5611. www.nusentral.com] Consisting of eight levels and over 320
different stores this new mall is designed to be a hub for travellers passing through the busy KL Sentral
station next door. Prominent features include a large rooftop space dubbed the skypark, which plays
host to outdoor concerts, a bowling alley and cinema, as well as all the usual high street names covering
everything from food to fashion.
DOWNTOWN
Avenue K [156, Jalan Ampang, 2168-7888. KLCC
LRT. www.avenuek.com.my]. Fresh from a major
renovation, Avenue K is one of the most exciting
new additions to KL’s retail landscape. With over
120 stores spread across its eight floors, it is
packed with popular fashion brands such as H&M,
Elle and Muji. The venue is also home to Taste
Enclave, a high-end food court serving classic
street dishes.
Berjaya Times Square [1 Jalan Imbi, 1-300888-988. www.berjayatimessquarekl.com]. With
more than 1,000 retail shops and service outlets,
and even a seven-story-high roller coaster
housed under its very large roof, this mega mall
lives up to its tagline, ‘It’s All in the Square.’ The
coaster is part of Cosmo’s World Theme Park,
Malaysia’s largest indoor theme park, but the
mall also houses the IT Center and the Taste of
Asia food court.
Bukit Bintang Plaza [111 Jalan Bukit Bintang,
2148-7411]. Affectionately known as BB Plaza
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by locals, this long-term favorite offers a wide
choice of mid-range stores selling everything from
apparel and food to household and electronic
items. A popular mall, it houses many boutique
stores focused on teenage fashion.
The Curve [31 Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara,
7710 6868. www.thecurve.com.my]. Part of a
larger commercial area that includes the IPC
Shopping Center and home decor giant IKEA. The
Curve is split into two main sections: the Fashion
Walk, which boasts over 180 different retail stores
including the Metrojaya department store; and the
Street, which has a range of Western and Asian
food options in an al fresco dining setting. There
ís also a regular weekend market.
Fahrenheit 88 [179 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 21485488. www.fahrenheit88.com]. Aimed at a young
and trendy crowd this place has a real focus on
fashion and tech stores, as well as plenty of dining
and entertainment options. Big name tenants
include Uniqlo and Gap, as well as more cuttingedge choices like Parkamaya, which features
quirky brands from Asia.
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur [168 Jalan Bukit
Bintang, 2143-8088. www.pavilion-kl.com]. The
giant eight-story development encompasses
a shopping center, department store, serviced
apartments, movie theaters, a host of bars and
restaurants and a fitness center. You’ll also find
familiar international names alongside more local
options like Singaporean multi-brand boutique
Tangs and the Malaysian-born Padini Concept
Store. It’s particularly popular at night when
locals come to enjoy the semi-al fresco bars
and restaurants.
Plaza Low Yat [7 Jalan 1/77, Off Jalan Bukit
Bintang, 2148-5141, 2148-3651. plazalowyat.
com]. It is simply the must-visit spot for anything
tech-related, from digital cameras to the newest
laptops and latest mobile phones. But it’s not
just Malaysia’s largest IT mall; you can also find
plenty of non-tech-retailers including restaurants,
bookstores and fashion outlets. Just a short
walk away is the popular BB Park. This leisure
and entertainment venue offers everything from
Malaysian cultural and music performances every
weekend from 8pm, to galleries showcasing
collections of traditional Malay arts and crafts as
well as food options covering international and
Japanese flavors.
Starhill Gallery [181 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 27823855. www.starhillgallery.com]. Another mall to
undergo a facelift in the last couple of years,
Starhill remains the place for luxury: from its
beautiful interior to the fine-dining options in the
basement to an unparalleled collection of luxury
brands covering the likes of Dior, Gucci, Mulberry
and Louis Vuitton to the high-end spas located
on its upper floors.
Sungei Wang Plaza [99 Bukit Bintang, 21486109. www.sungeiwang.com]. Very much serving
as a hub for hip, young shoppers, this mall is full of
stores selling funky, affordable street wear, much
of it created by young Malaysian designers. You
can also can find tech gadgets, jewelry, plus local
goods and other curios.
Suria KLCC
Suria KLCC [Jalan Ampang, 2382-2828. KLCC
LRT. www.suriaklcc.com.my]. Nestled under the
iconic Petronas Twin Towers, this mall offers six
stories of heavy-hitting brands such as Armani,
Chanel, Gucci and Prada. It’s also home to Isetan
and Parkson Grand, as well as Brit favorites
Harrods and Marks & Spencer and the 125-yearold fine pewter purveyors Royal Selangor. Don’t
miss the Isetan Foodmarket including Caffe Gino,
a Halal deli and Sen-Ya bistro from Sydney.
THE SUBURBS
1 Utama Shopping Centre [1 Lebur Bandar
Utama, 7726-6033. www.1utama.com.my]. With a
selection of ten themed zones, it covers everything
from the Highstreet, with its selection of fashion
labels, to the Sportszone, with its footy pitches
and challenging climbing walls. After hitting the
shops, relax in the Rainforest Zone or the serene
secret garden.
Bangsar Village I & II [1 Jalan Telawi Satu,
Bangsar Baru, 2288-1800. www.bangsarvillage.
com]. These two connecting shopping malls house
hundreds of food and fashion tenants but the real
highlights are the rows of cute shophouses in the
same neighborhood where locals browse edgy
fashion boutiques and enjoy the host of cool bars
and restaurants.
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Jaya One
Jaya One [No.72A, Jalan Universiti, Petaling Jaya,
7957-4933. jayaone.com.my]. Situated in the heart
of Petaling Jaya or PJ, this relatively new mall is
centered around Palm Square a cluster of bars,
cafes and restaurants, including the very trendy The
Bee. The development also contains The School,
which they label as an enrichment mall, home to
learning-focused stores and schools and Pop, a
space dedicated to numerous pop-up stores. The
mall is also the base for the PJ Live Arts, a vibrant
performing arts center.
Mid Valley Megamall [Lingkaran Syed Putra,
2938-3333. www.midvalley.com.my]. One of Asia’s
biggest malls, it features 430 stores laid out over
three miles. Here you’ll find retail giants Carrefour,
Jusco and Metrojaya, cool brands like Topshop, as
well as a cinema and bowling alley.
Publika Shopping Gallery [1 Jalan Dutamas 1,
Solaris Dutamas, 6207-9426. www.publika.com.
my]. Currently the hippest shopping complex
around, Publika pulls in well-to-do suburbanites
from the surrounding neighborhoods, but also the
young and creative who come for the cool stores,
hip restaurants and the wide range of artistically
geared events and exhibitions.
Sunway Pyramid [Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar
Sunway, 7494 3100. www.sunwaypyramid.
com]. This distinctive, and rather opulent,
Egyptian-themed mall boasts a fleet of specialty
stores featuring local and international labels,
entertainment outlets, dining havens, a skating rink,
a theme park as well as connecting hotels, and a
nearby water park.
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Central Market
MARKETS
Central Market [Lot 3.01 & 3.07, 1st Floor,
Central Market Annexe, Jalan Hang Kasturi,
2272-9966, www.centralmarket.com.my. LRT
Pasar Seni]. Originally founded in 1888, this
former grimy wet market got an Art Decoinspired revamp in the late 70s and is now a
clean, air-conditioned Art Deco-style bazaar
in the heart of the old town where you can
browse Malay textiles, cultural products,
souvenirs and food, all without breaking a
sweat.
Kasturi Walk [LRT Pasir Seni]. This covered
market is situated on a small lane that runs
alongside the larger Central Market. It sells
a range of items from traditional food to fake
hand bags and local handicrafts.
Lorong Tuanku Abdul Rahman [LRT
Bandaraya]. This traditional shopping district
lies just north of the city center and is most
famous for its open air night market, held
every Saturday, between 5-10pm, selling
clothing and souvenirs.
Petaling Street [Chinatown, LRT Pasar Seni
or Masjid Jamek]. You can pay a visit to shop
by day, but it’s at night that the street really
comes alive with locals and tourists haggling
for the best prices. Find great bargains on
everything from clothing to CDs, stop at
the many goldsmith shops and sample the
traditional Chinese restaurants.
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This park, originally created in the late 19th century
covers a huge 170 acres and is packed with
various attractions, including the botanical gardens,
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The oldest serving Hindu temple in KL was actually
founded way back in 1873. Situated on the edge of
Chinatown it's easily spotted thanks to the colourful
and intricately carved tower that dominates the
main entrance. It remains a focal point for Hindu
ceremonies, particularly during Deepvali and the
Thaipusam festivals, during which time a silver
chariot, housed in the grounds, plays a central role
transporting statues to the Batu Caves (see Page
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One of the most popular attractions in the city, the
bird park boasts one of the world’s largest freeflight walk-in aviaries. The 21-acre site is home to
approximately 300 different species of birds from
mighty hornbills to tiny hummingbirds. Don’t miss
the daily feeding shows (12.30/3pm). 920 Jalan
Cenderawasih, Taman Tasik Perdana, 2272-1010.
RM38 (children from 3-12), RM48 (adults). Open
daily 9am-6pm. www.klbirdpark.com
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butterfly parks. There are shuttle buses and bikes
for hire. Jalan Perdana, 2693-7740.
Visit the PETRONAS Twin Towers and walk across
the world’s highest double decked bridge at Level
41 and admire Kuala Lumpur from 170 metres
above the ground. Then ascend to the level 86,
Observation Deck, where breathtaking views await
you at a staggering 452 metres high. Finally, wrap
up your visit with an exquisite souvenir purchase
at the gift shop. PETRONAS Twin Towers is open
every day except Mondays, call 2331-8080 or visit
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Right next door to the iconic twin towers you can
explore the underwater world at the Aquaria KLCC.
From mountain streams through to the mysterious
depths of the ocean, glimpse some of the weird
and wonderful creatures that make the water
their home. The highlight has to be the 297-foot
underwater viewing tunnel. Concourse Level, KLCC
Complex, 2333-2888. RM25 (kids), RM35 (adults).
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Head to Petrosains, The Discovery Centre, Level 4, Suria KLCC, for a fun and educational visit for
the whole family. Petrosains is an interactive science discovery centre aimed at instilling a passion for
acquiring scientific knowledge in people. Get “hands-on” by engaging with hundreds of interactive
exhibits, watch interesting science shows and participate in science demonstrations. Nurture your child’s,
and your own, natural curiosity as you explore, learn and play together. Petrosains is open every day
except Mondays (except public and school holidays). Call 2331-8181 or visit www.petrosains.com.my.
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NIGHTLIFE
IN KL
Enjoy a night on the town during your stay with a visit to the city's hottest
bars and coolest clubs.
Tue-Fri 5-1am; Sat 9pm-1am. www.facebook.com/
OmakaseAppreciate] This tiny, dimly lit bar has a
wonderful speakeasy vibe, helped by the hardto-find entrance behind a non-descript door in an
office block basement. Inside you’ll find the simple
bar manned by waist-coated mixologists ready and
waiting to whip up the cocktail of choice. Better still
enjoy the bars "omakase’" concept and leave the
decision in their very capable hands
Calavera [13 Jalan Mesui Bukit Bintang, 016-281-1143. www.facebook.com/calaverakl. Open daily
8:30am-Late] This funky new bar on the bustling Jalan Mesui strip goes for a very distinct look, from the
back end of a car that doubles as the DJ booth to the Day of the Dead-inspired mural. In keeping with
the Mexican vibe the menu focuses on Latin American themed dishes along with some potent cocktails.
Wednesday is Ladies night and you can sample live music and DJs on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Hard Rock Café KL [Ground Floor, Wisma
Concorde, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 2715-5555. Open
daily 11:30-2:30am]. After all these years, Hard
Rock Café KL is still rocking as strong as ever. The
American-born restaurant and bar serves up tasty
Tex-Mex dishes that’ll make you want to go back for
more, all accompanied by the very best in live rock.
Heli Lounge [34th floor, Menara KH, Jalan
Sultan Ismail, 2110-5034. www.facebook.com/
Heliloungebar. Open Mon-Wed, 6pm-midnight;
Thu, 6pm-2am; Fri-Sat, 6pm-3am]. This quirky
bar is actually located on a real life helipad—well,
at least the top deck is—reached via some steep
steps. The simple setting, complete with plastic
garden furniture, allows for some great 360-degree
views. If it’s raining, just head down to the covered
bar, which has an aviator theme and uses parts of
a real plane as part of the décor.
Luna [34th Floor, Pacific Regency Hotel Suites,
Menara PanGlobal, Jalan Punchak Off Jalan P.
Ramlee, 2332-7777. www.luna.my. Open Sun-Thu
11-1am, Fri-Sat 11-3am]. The Luna Bar has to be
one of the top spots in town thanks to its amazing
views and its stunning alfresco setting. Come to eat
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early at neighboring Cristallo and then grab one of
the daybeds and stay to party by the pool at Luna.
Mezze Bar and Bistro [132, Jalan Kasah,
Medan Damansara. www.mezze.my. Open MonSat, 12pm-1am]. Downstairs there’s a casual and
contemporary bistro serving classic European and
North African dishes, while upstairs you’ll find a
sophisticated spot to kick back and enjoy some
jazz and fine wine. Fridays and Saturdays are the
best days to come enjoy the lineup of contemporary
jazz artists.
No Black Tie [17 Jalan Mesui, 2142-3737.
noblacktie.com.my. Open 5pm-1am] The main
draw of this legendary and extremely intimate
venue is its unique setting and it’s excellent line up
of local and international jazz acts. Standing in a
converted shophouse, the wood clad interior boasts
great acoustics, crisp enough for the varied range
of artists it features from Latin and blues nights to
the spoken word. See their website for the latest
schedule of performances.
Omakase + Appreciate [Lower Ground, Bangunan
Ming Annexe, 9 Jalan Ampang, 2022 2238. Open
Pisco [29 Jalan Mesui, off Jalan Nagasari, 21422900. www.piscobarkl.com. Open Sun/Tue/Thu,
5pm-1am; Wed, 5pm-2am; Fri/Sat, 5pm-3am].
One of the most popular bars in town, it might
have a simple industrial décor, but it also has a real
warmth thanks to its Spanish and South American
roots. They host some great local DJs, have a
short, if potent, drinks list and offer the chance to
sample Nikkei cuisine, a fusion of Japanese and
Peruvian dishes.
TAPS Beer Bar [One Residency, 1 Jalan Nagasari,
Off Jalan Raja Chulan. Bukit Bintang. 2110-1560.
www.tapsbeerbar.my. Open Mon-Thu 5pm-1am;
Fri-Sat 5pm-2am; Sun noon-1am.] A celebration of
the ongoing global craft beer revolution, the simple
setting, all brick walls and bare cement, leaves the
focus firmly on the 14 different craft brews on tap,
which change regularly and are drawn from all over
the world.
which hosts live music and comedy, or go deeper
and explore the funky Tiger Translate Art Bar,
gentlemanly Arthur’s Lounge or the futuristic vibe
of the Green Room.
The Roof [Sky Level, 1 First Avenue, Bandar
Utama, Petaling Jaya, www.theroof.com.my. Open
5pm-2am]. Over 50,000 square feet of dining and
entertainment spread over five very distinct outlets:
sports bar Score, cigar and whisky lounge Malt and
Leaf, high-end cocktail bar Signature, designer
super club Play and Stratosphere, a bar perched
on a grassed-over helipad.
Tate [Lot G-03A G/F, The Intermark, 182 Jalan Tun
Razak, 2161-2368. www.thebiggroup.co. Open
Mon-Sat 5pm-2am]. Another venue inspired by
the illegal speakeasies of the 1920s prohibition
era, even the entrance of this secluded bar is hard
to find—clue, look for the hat. The leather chairs,
paneled walls and suit of armor give Tate the feel of
a discrete and exclusive gentleman’s club, complete
with well-mixed cocktails.
View Rooftop Bar [29th Floor, GTower 199 Jalan
Tun Razak, 2168-1899. www.view.com.my. Open
Sun-Thu 5pm-1am; Fri-Sat 5pm-3am]. A firm
favorite on the scene it boasts spectacular vistas
and variety of different spaces designed to suit
your mood, ranging from a Whiskey Lounge to the
Champagne Room.
Warm Up [GL-10, BB Park (opposite Plaza Low
Yat), 7 Jalan 1/77, JalanBukit Bintang, 2661-5245.
Open daily 3pm-3am]. Located in the heart of
the bustling downtown area, the Warmup club is
the ideal place to go for good music, played by a
great live band in the evenings. By day, they serve
satisfying comfort food.
The Rabbit Hole
The Rabbit Hole [14 & 16 Changkat Bukit Bintang,
016-680-2200. www.rabbithole.com.my. Open Sun,
Tue-Thu 4pm-2am, Fri-Sat 4pm-3am]. Situated
on the happening party hub of Changkat Bukit
Bintang the Rabbit Hole is a spacious multi-themed,
multi-roomed venue that draws its inspiration from
Alice in Wonderland and the Narnia Chronicles.
Step through the door into the bamboo forest,
The Whisky Bar [46, Changkat Bukit Bintang,
2143-02268. thewhiskybarkl.com. Open Sun-Thu
4pm-1am; Fri-Sat: 4pm-3am] The name says it
all, this place has a very firm focus on whisky, with
over 400 labels from around the world to choose
from, many sitting in the back-lit cases that line
the walls. That list is very ably supported by a food
menu that’s heavy on the steaks. They also offer
an equally impressive range of 20 different types of
cigar to puff on.
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19
DAY TRIPS
FROM KL
Quick escapes for when you feel like a break from the city.
Malacca
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Malacca
Cameron Highlands
Putrajaya
Just two hours south of KL lies the UNESCO
World Heritage city of Malacca, a town rich in
historic and cultural sites. A port city, it has
seen immigrants from China, the Netherlands
and beyond during its time and this is reflected
in its eclectic architecture from the European
style St. Paul’s Church to the beautiful shop
houses that can be found on and around
Jongker Street in the heart of Chinatown.
There are lots of tour operators that will do day
trips from KL or just catch the public bus and
stay overnight.
Just a couple of hours from KL and you can
be enjoying the cooler climate and peaceful
surroundings of this charmingly green retreat.
Located 1,524 meters above sea level, you
can take in the beautiful rolling landscape on
a hike through the jungle or take a guided
tour of one of the many tea plantations in the
area. There are also plenty of quaint converted
colonial-style cottages if you feel the urge to
stay over. You can get a bus from KL’s Pudu
Raya bus terminal (2274-6063) or go on an
organised trip through a tour operator.
This planned city, located 25km South of KL
was created to act as the government seat
for Malaysia but is also home to some notable
attractions. The 92 hectare Putrajaya Botanical
Gardens (www.ppj.gov.my) is a serene spot to
explore various themed areas. It’s also home
to the Astaka Morocco, an exquisitely detailed
pavilion made entirely of marble. In 2015, you
can also visit the Skyride Festival Park at Lake
Putrajaya which allows visitors to get a birds
eye view from the gondola of a giant balloon.
www.marinaputrajaya.com.
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