Faces of
Malaysia
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.

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.

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The Curve / Ikea / Ikano Power Center

address: The Curve, No 6, Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia - Tel: +6 03 7710 6868
the-curve-the-street-mutiara-damansara-petaling-jaya.jpg, Another huge shopping complex in Petaling Jaya (Mutiara Damansara). It includes the malls The Curve and Ikano Power Center plus adjacent Ikea and Tesco that are all interconnected.
The Street of The Curve Shopping Mall (view towards Cineleisure Damansara)
photo: Panoramio user jonhooi
Another huge shopping complex in Petaling Jaya (Mutiara Damansara). It includes the malls The Curve and Ikano Power Center plus adjacent Ikea and Tesco that are all interconnected.

The Curve is only 5min away from the 1 Utama shopping centre, another giant shopping mall. The Curve’s unique feature is an outdoor area with restaurants (and occosional street markets) called "The Street". Across the road from the Curve is the Ikano Shopping Centre (another shopping mall) and the Ikea home furniture store.

Links:

The Curve (official website)
Ikea Malaysia


How to get to the Curve
Kelana Jaya LRT
Free shuttle bus to Ikano Power Centre from Kelana Jaya LRT station. However, it only runs about every hour.

From and To Bukit Bintang
The Curve offer a free bus / coach service from and to The Royal Bintang Hotel at Jalan Bukit Bintang in KL city center (Bukit Bintang). The ride takes about 45min to 1h. The bus departs from the Western Coutyard of the The Curve
Time table:

10am
10.45am
11.45am
3pm
4pm
4.40pm
8pm
9pm
depart from The Curve
arrive and depart from Royal Bintang Hotel
arrive at The Curve
depart from The Curve
arrive and depart from Royal Bintang Hotel
arrive at The Curve
depart from The Curve
arrive at Royal Bintang Hotel

 

Public Bus
U88 Bus from Central Market
U89 bus from Kelana Jaya LRT station

Cineleisure Damansara
Multiplex cinema complex




Cineleasure and The Curve

Floor Plan
floor plan of The Curve (ground floor with The Street) - click to open PDF


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