Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

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.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Ampang Lookout Point

address: Jalan Hulu Langat (B62), Ampang, Kuala Lumpur
ampang-lookout-point-roadside-pasar-malam.jpg, TheLookout point along on the hills of Ampan at the eastern edge of the city offers a magnificent views over the entire city with a few roadside food stalls after the closure of the former restaurant and lookout area.
TheLookout point along on the hills of Ampan at the eastern edge of the city offers a magnificent views over the entire city with a few roadside food stalls after the closure of the former restaurant and lookout area.

How to get to Ampang Lookout Point
As there is no public transportation, you can only get there by car (taxi). From downtown it’s about a 30min -1h drive to get there depending on traffic. To safe money, you could take the LRT (Ampang Line) to Cempaka station and take the taxi from there. It’s about a 15min drive from there. However, it is recommended to use your own transport to get there.

Roadside food stalls / Pasar Malam

After the old Lookout Point was shut down in early 2012 (see information below), annew pasar malam type of area was established at the junction of Jalan Hulu Langat and Jalan Mulia 2/1, about 1km downhill from the closed Lookout Point. The stalls are open every day.

Ampang Lookout Point
food stalls overlooking Kuala Lumpur in the valley


the location of the "new" (on the left) and "old" (right) Lookout Point:


View Ampang Lookout Point in a larger map

 

Ampang Lookout Point

ATTENTION!!!
Ampang Lookout Point is currently closed (since 20/01/2012)!!!

Residents and trader and traders are protesting against the decision by the Muncipal Council and are filing a court case.

A member of the KajangMunicipal Council said: “The place has been shut down to avoid any landslide or any untoward incidents from happening. Plus, we have given enough time for the operators to provide us with proper documentation, including the CF, building plans and trading licences” and “The sealing off is indefinite”.

More information:
Ampang Lookout Point illegal (Malay Mail article)
Residents and traders protest closure of Ampang Look Out Point (The Star article)
 

Ampang Lookout Point
One of the restaurant at the currently shutdown Lookout Point



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