Ipoh

Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

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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Pavilion Shopping Mall KL

address: Pavilion, 168 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
kuala-lumpur-pavilion-malll.jpg, The Pavilion is the latest addition to the already densely populated shopping district of Bukit Bintang in Kuala Lumpur. It opened in february 2008. The chic mall houses mostly designer stores, a Golden Screen Cinema complex and the popular food court - Food Republic.
The Pavilion is the latest addition to the already densely populated shopping district of Bukit Bintang in Kuala Lumpur. It opened in february 2008. The chic mall houses mostly designer stores, a Golden Screen Cinema complex and the popular food court - Food Republic.

Operating Hours
6.00 am till 12.00 am

The nearest public transport is the Bukit Bintang Monorail station, less than 5min walk from the Pavilion.

Links:

Pavilion (official website)


Besides the cinema, the best reason to come here is to visit the Food Republic. It's a huge food court on Level 1 (don't get confused the ground floor at the Pavilion is marked as Level 3), so it's an underground floor. The variety of food is overwhelming. It's a good place to taste the different flavours of Malaysia and South-East Asia.

The Pavilion is located at the eastern end of Jalan Bukit Bintang, just across the posh Star Hill Gallery and Marriot Hotel.







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