Cherating

Cherating is the only real backpacker hub at the east coast of the peninsula on the mainland. Offering plenty of affordable chalets and a relaxed atmosphere, it is good place to stop for a night or two on the way up or down the east coast. The beach itself is not that spectacular and misses the palm directly at the beach. But it has a good vibe and few things you can do like taking a tour or renting a kayak up the river into the mangroves. There is also an active surfer scene when the waves are right. Cherating is located about 30km or 1h by local bus north of Kuantan.

Alor Setar

Alor Setar is the capital of the state of Kedah. It is a transit point for trips to Thailand and to Pulau Langkawi. The ferry to Langkawi departs from Kuala Kedah, just few minutes outside of Alor Setar. The city is a center of Malay culture and is surrounded by paddie fields .

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BB Plaza / Sungei Wang

address: Sungei Wang Plaza Sdn Bhd (12148-H), 7th Floor, Bangunan Yayasan Selangor, 99 Bukit Bintang, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
BB Plaza / Sungei Wang, Massive complex with 2 shopping malls and hundred of shops in Bukit Bintang. People tend to get lost in there.
Sungai Wang centre court
Massive complex with 2 shopping malls and hundred of shops in Bukit Bintang. People tend to get lost in there.

The block facing Jalan Bukit Bintang is called Bukit Bintang Plaza, commonly known as BB Plaza, and the block facing Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Imbi is called Sungai Wang Plaza. Even though they are 2 different malls, it will feel like one big complex and you won’t notice when you leave one and enter the next.

Links: Sungai Wang Plaza (official website)

This mall is quite different than most other malls, it lacks the spacious walkways and places to sit. Every inch in there seems to be fully utilised for shops. There are hundreds of small shops in the complex and it's hard not to lose orientation while you are in there.However it's a good place to discover and search for good deals. If you are in KL for shopping, BB Plaza / Sungai can't be missed.

There is a huge budget food court on the roof (6th floor) with the biggest chinese buffet that i have ever seen. Malay and Indian food are also available. The food is average but inexpensive.
There is another food court at the basement of Sungai Wang and you can find scattered restaurants throughout the complex.

The post office is at the back of the 3rd floor.

The complex is directly connected to the Bukit Bintang Monorail station. There is a walkway on the first floor connecting the mall to the station.
 





Jalan Sultan Ismail side of Sungai Wang with Monorail track
 


Entrance BB Plaza (in the background: Times Square)
 


BB Plaza during Chinese New Year celebration
 


Sungai Wang Shopping Mall (in the front) and Times Square (back)



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