Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

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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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