Faces of
Malaysia
Fraser’s Hill

Hill resort spread along 7 peaks at 1,200 - 1,500 meters above sea-level on the Titiwangsa mountain range, about 100km north of Kuala Lumpur. Originally it was set up as a tin mine in the 1890s by Louis James Fraser (hence the name) until the tin ran out in 1913. A few years later the area was rediscovered as British-colonial hill resort. The cooler temperatures made it popular getaway destination from the hot and humid weather for the British. To this day Fraser’s Hill still retains its colonial charm. The area is recognized destination for bird watching with over 250 species recorded. Other activities include jungle trekking, golf, horse riding, archery, boating and mountain biking.

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Jalan Alor, Kuala Lumpur

Food Paradise in Bukit Bintang. Jalan Alor turns into a giant open air street restaurant at night

TGs Nasi Kandar, Kuala Lumpur

Mamak-style restaurant in Bukit Bintag offering Indian, local Thai and Pakistani food

Bazaar Ramadhan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur

Street food market in Kuala Lumpur during the month of Ramadhan at the junction of Jalan Bukit Bintang and Jalan Sultan Ismail

Bazaar Ramadhan in TTDI, Kuala Lumpur

The Bazaar Ramadhan in Taman Tun is one the of the most popular Ramadhan market in the Greater KL area and is known for its good food.

Bazaar Ramadhan in Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur

Ramadan food market along Jalan Raja Muda Musa in Kampung Baru - an old Malay residential area near the city centre

Fish Farm Thai Restaurant, Kuala Lumpur

Thai restaurant at a fish & vegetable farm in the middle of the jungle in the hills behind Ampang

Imbi Market / Pasar Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur

popular morning wet market and hawker center in Imbi, or short walk from Jalan Bukit Bintang, with variety of Chinese hawker stalls serving food from breakfast to lunch time

The Green Man, Kuala Lumpur

The Green Man is an traditional British pub / restaurant and one of the longest running establishments on Changkat.

Werner’s on Changkat, Kuala Lumpur

Restaurant (Italian / European Fusion) and Bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang with an upstair club lounge and large balcony.

Luminous Restaurant & Bar, Kuala Lumpur

Kebab restaurant and bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang

Daikanyama, Kuala Lumpur

Japanese restaurant, cafe and bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang

Yoko’s, Kuala Lumpur

Japanese restaurant and bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang

Sutraa Kitchen & Bar, Kuala Lumpur

Chillout bar serving Indian tapas on Changkat Bukit Bintang

Giovino, Kuala Lumpur

Wine shop / bar and Italian & Greek restaurant on Changkat Bukit Bintang

The Magnificent Fish & Chips Bar, Kuala Lumpur

Restaurant and bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang

Baan 26, Kuala Lumpur

Thai seafood restaurant & bar on Changkat Bukit Bintag

Pampas Bar & Grill, Kuala Lumpur

Argentinian steak restaurant and bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang

The Social, Kuala Lumpur

Restaurant (western and asian food) and bar with live music on Changkat Bukit Bintang

twenty.one kitchen+bar, Kuala Lumpur

Restaurant and bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang

Racks Bar & Baby Backs, Kuala Lumpur

Restaurant (specialized in pork ribs) and bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang.

Pasar Tani Mega, Taman Melawati, Kuala Lumpur

Large weekend neighborhood market selling everything you need for the Malaysian kitchen fresh fruits, vegetables, fish, meat and snacks

Pasar Malam Taman Connaught, Kuala Lumpur

This predominantly Chinese night market claims to be the longest in Malaysia. It is located alang Jalan Cerdas in Cheras, a part of KL southeast of the city center.

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in Kuala Lumpur
Matahari Lodge
Hostel / Guesthouse located just across Central Market, near Chinatown
Classic Inn Budget Hotel
Budget Hotel near Bukit Bintang, located just behind Berjaya Times Square shopping mall
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