Faces of
Malaysia
Ipoh

Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

Taman Negara

Taman Negara National Park was established in Malaysia in 1938/1939 as the King George V National Park. It was renamed to Taman Negara after Independence, which literally means “national park” in Malay. The total area of Taman Negara is 4,343 km².

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Jalan P. Ramlee
Jalan P. Ramlee, just south of KLCC, is Kuala Lumpur′s central clubbing district ... more
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Changkat Bukit Bintang
Changkat is a street of mostly 2-storey pre-war colonial buildings which are turned into pubs, restaurants and clubs. It is one the most happening nightlife and clubbing areas in Kuala Lumpur. ... more
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Pubcrawl KL
The pubcrawl takes you, and around 40 travelers & locals to 4 bars and finish the night at a club! ... more
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Heritage Row
Nightlife area at Jalan Doresmy. Nightlife spot for the rich and beautiful. Row of refurbished colonial-era shop houses. ... more
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Marini’s on 57
KL's highest roof-top bar and restaurant on Level 57 of Petronas Tower 3 right next to the famous Petronas Twin Towers ... more
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Luna Bar
Super-chic breezy rooftop bar with a pool in the middle (but you cannot use it unfortunately) and one of the best night views in town ... more
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Sky Bar
Another roof-top bar in the Traders Hotel (33rd floor) with a breath-taking view of the Twin Towers. Located just across from KLCC. ... more
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Bangsar Baru
Bangsar, to the south of downtown, popular entertainment area for local yuppies and expats with an Mediterranean flair. ... more
The Green Man
The Green Man is an traditional British pub / restaurant and one of the longest running establishments on Changkat. ... more
Werner’s on Changkat
Restaurant (Italian / European Fusion) and Bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang with an upstair club lounge and large balcony. ... more
Luminous Restaurant & Bar
Kebab restaurant and bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang ... more
The Whisky Bar
Whisky bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang ... more
Daikanyama
Japanese restaurant, cafe and bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang ... more
Yoko’s
Japanese restaurant and bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang ... more
Sutraa Kitchen & Bar
Chillout bar serving Indian tapas on Changkat Bukit Bintang ... more
Giovino
Wine shop / bar and Italian & Greek restaurant on Changkat Bukit Bintang ... more
Never Mine Bar
Bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang ... more
The Magnificent Fish & Chips Bar
Restaurant and bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang ... more
Baan 26
Thai seafood restaurant & bar on Changkat Bukit Bintag ... more
Pampas Bar & Grill
Argentinian steak restaurant and bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang ... more
The Social
Restaurant (western and asian food) and bar with live music on Changkat Bukit Bintang ... more
The Ceylon Bar
Restaurant and bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang ... more
twenty.one kitchen+bar
Restaurant and bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang ... more
Finnegan’s Irish Pub
Irish pub and restaurant on Changkat Bukit Bintang ... more
Racks Bar & Baby Backs
Restaurant (specialized in pork ribs) and bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang. ... more
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Travellers Palm Lodge Hostel Kuala Lumpur
Hotels in in Kuala Lumpur
HOSTELS
in Kuala Lumpur
Travellers Palm Lodge

One of the last remaining small and personal hostels in town. Located right in the middle of Bukit Bintang.  Run by owner Suzy for almost 15 years.

Raizzy’s Guesthouse
Guesthouse / Hostel in Chinatown right next to to the Sri Maha Mariamman Hindu Temple
Things to do & see
Menara KL (KL Tower)
Menara KL or KL Tower, with a height of 421m, is the 7th tallest tower in the world. As it is built on hill, the observation decks offers higher ground than the Twin Towers and the best views in town. ... more
Chinwoo Swimming Pool
Big public swimming pool with cafe in downtown KL in a nice setting on a hill right between Chinatown and Bukit Bintang. ... more