Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Gunung Mulu National Park

The Gunung Mulu National Park in Borneo (near Miri) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with caves and karst formations. The caves are home to over 5 million bats who exit the caves in search for food every evening in a spectacular way.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Baan 26

address: No. 26, Changkat Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur - tel: +603 2142 8878
Baan 26, Thai seafood restaurant & bar on Changkat Bukit Bintag
Thai seafood restaurant & bar on Changkat Bukit Bintag

phone: +603 2142 8878

Links: official website
more information about the Changkat nightlife area
(list of all restaurants and bars)





photo courtesy: Baan 26

map and location of Baan 26



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Sunshine Bedz KL
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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.

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