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Perhentian Islands

The Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian in Bahasa Malaysia) lie approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) offshore the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu, approximately 40 miles (64 km) south of the Thai border. The two main islands are Perhentian Besar (“Big Perhentian”) and Perhentian Kecil (“Small Perhentian”). Popular for it’s beaches, snorkeling and driving. Like a real postcard.

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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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:


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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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