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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.

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.

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Kenanga Wholesale City

address: Kompleks Kenanga Wholesale City, No.2 Jalan Gelugor, Off Jalan Kenanga Wilayah Persekutuan, Taman Miharja, 55200 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Kenanga_Wholesale_City_building.jpg, KWS is a giant wholesale shopping mall for fashion, textile and accessories in the wholesale district near Hang Tuah station. There are spectacular views over the city from the top floors.
KWS is a giant wholesale shopping mall for fashion, textile and accessories in the wholesale district near Hang Tuah station. There are spectacular views over the city from the top floors.

How to get there:
Either walk from Bukit Bintang or take Monorail or LRT (Ampang Line) and exit at Hang Tuah station. It is a 5 -10min walk from the train station.

Links:

Kenanga Wholesale City (official website)


Even though Kenanga is a wholesale shopping mall, most shops also sell retail. Some shops are however wholesale only from Monday to Friday. So it is best to come here on the weekend. Overall you can find some of the cheapest prices for things like handbags, women's fashion, accessories and shoes in KL. Since it is a wholesale mall, the more items you buy, the better the price. Almost all shops cater to products for women.
 

Kenanga Wholesale City, Kuala Lumpur
Kenanga rise like a giant cube-shape UFO inbetween the shop house occupied with textile wholesale stores.
 

Kenanga Wholesale City (KWC) / handbags
handbags, handbangs, handbags

floor directory:

17 Warehouses
16 Surau, Warehouses
15 Promotion Hall, Factory Outlets
8 - 13A Car Park
8 Management Office, Security Office, Car Wash
7 Fashion Accessories, Handbags, Non-Halal Food Court, Money Changer
6 Fashion Accessories, Handbags, Leather Goods
5 Traditional Wear, Kids' Fashion, Islamic Fashion, Halal Restaurants
3A Traditional Wear, Kids' Fashion, Islamic Fashion, Sportswear
2 Women's Fashion
1 Women's Fashion
G Women's Fashion, Men's Fashion, Kid's Fashion, Shoes, Cafes
LG Women's Fashion, Men's Fashion, Money Changer, Shoes, Banks, Cafes
B1 Car Park, Car Wash
B2 Car Park




8 floors of shops


view of downtown Kuala Lumpur
If you take the elevator to the 15th - 17th floor you reach a huge event hall (Promotion Hall) under a glass roof. The side facing downtown KL is open and offers this fantastic view over Kuala Lumpur city centre.

Kenanga Wholesale City, KWC, food court view
outside sitting area of the food court on 7th floor with a great view


Promotion Hall, Kenanga Wholesale City
the massive Promotion Hall



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