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Malaysia
Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru is the state capital of the state of Johor and the second largest metropolitan area in Malaysia. Most tourists don't stop here and just pass through the city on their way to or out of Singapore. JB is a major local transportation hub however. Since it is just across the causeway from Singapore, some travellers use it as a hub to visit Singapore from here (lower accommodation prices) or to board the train, bus or airplane.

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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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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