Faces of
Malaysia
Kuching

Kuching is the capital of the East Malaysian state of Sarawak on Borneo. Kuching is the most populous city in the state of Sarawak and the fourth largest city in Malaysia. Kuching means “cat” in Malay.

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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Jalan Alor
Food Paradise in Bukit Bintang. Jalan Alor turns into a giant open air street restaurant at night ... more
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TGs Nasi Kandar
Mamak-style restaurant in Bukit Bintag offering Indian, local Thai and Pakistani food ... more
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Bazaar Ramadhan Bukit Bintang
Street food market in Kuala Lumpur during the month of Ramadhan at the junction of Jalan Bukit Bintang and Jalan Sultan Ismail ... more
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Bazaar Ramadhan in TTDI
The Bazaar Ramadhan in Taman Tun is one the of the most popular Ramadhan market in the Greater KL area and is known for its good food. ... more
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Bazaar Ramadhan in Kampung Baru
Ramadan food market along Jalan Raja Muda Musa in Kampung Baru - an old Malay residential area near the city centre ... more
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Fish Farm Thai Restaurant
Thai restaurant at a fish & vegetable farm in the middle of the jungle in the hills behind Ampang ... more
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Imbi Market / Pasar Bukit Bintang
popular morning wet market and hawker center in Imbi, or short walk from Jalan Bukit Bintang, with variety of Chinese hawker stalls serving food from breakfast to lunch time ... more
The Green Man
The Green Man is an traditional British pub / restaurant and one of the longest running establishments on Changkat. ... more
Werner’s on Changkat
Restaurant (Italian / European Fusion) and Bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang with an upstair club lounge and large balcony. ... more
Luminous Restaurant & Bar
Kebab restaurant and bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang ... more
Daikanyama
Japanese restaurant, cafe and bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang ... more
Yoko’s
Japanese restaurant and bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang ... more
Sutraa Kitchen & Bar
Chillout bar serving Indian tapas on Changkat Bukit Bintang ... more
Giovino
Wine shop / bar and Italian & Greek restaurant on Changkat Bukit Bintang ... more
The Magnificent Fish & Chips Bar
Restaurant and bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang ... more
Baan 26
Thai seafood restaurant & bar on Changkat Bukit Bintag ... more
Pampas Bar & Grill
Argentinian steak restaurant and bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang ... more
The Social
Restaurant (western and asian food) and bar with live music on Changkat Bukit Bintang ... more
twenty.one kitchen+bar
Restaurant and bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang ... more
Racks Bar & Baby Backs
Restaurant (specialized in pork ribs) and bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang. ... more
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Pasar Tani Mega, Taman Melawati
Large weekend neighborhood market selling everything you need for the Malaysian kitchen fresh fruits, vegetables, fish, meat and snacks ... more
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Pasar Malam Taman Connaught
This predominantly Chinese night market claims to be the longest in Malaysia. It is located alang Jalan Cerdas in Cheras, a part of KL southeast of the city center. ... more
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HOSTELS
in Kuala Lumpur
Fernloft KL @ Chinatown
Hostel near Central Market and Chinatown, branch of Fernloft group of hostels Singapore
Serenity Hostels
Hostel on Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL's main pub and clubbing street in Bukit Bintang
Things to do & see
National Planetarium
The National Planetarium is a space science exhibition with a telescope and observation tower in the Lake Gardens. ... more
Petronas Twin Towers / KLCC
The 88-floor building was completed in 1997 and remained the highest building in the world until 2004 with 452m. The Kuala Lumpur Center includes not only the famous twin towers, but also a shopping mall (Suria KLCC), a movie theatre, the new aquarium (KLCC Aquaria) and a park. ... more