Faces of
Malaysia
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.

Melaka

Melaka (a.k.a. Malacca) is the capital of the Malaysian state of Malacca.
Traditionally, the spot where Melaka stands today was the center of Malaccan history. It was the capital of the Malaccan Sultanate and the center of the Malay world in the 15th and the 16th century before it fell to the Portuguese in 1511. Centuries of colonization by the Portuguese, Dutch and the British have shaped the architecture of the town.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1 Utama Shopping Centre

address: 1 UTAMA SHOPPING CENTRE, 1, Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama City Centre, Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia - Customer Service Centre : 03-7710 8118
1Utama-shopping-centre-outside.jpg, Shopping Mall in Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya (PJ). Giant Mall Shopping with an old and a new wing about 20km south-west of downtown KL.
Shopping Mall in Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya (PJ). Giant Mall Shopping with an old and a new wing about 20km south-west of downtown KL.

1 Utama is only 5min away from The Curve and Ikea.

Opening Hours
Open Daily
Sun - Thu : 10am - 10pm
Fri & Sat : 10am - 10.30pm

Golden Screen Cinema on 4th Floor (New Wing)
Contact No.: 03-8312 3456
http://www.gsc.com.my/

Links:

official website
facebook page


How to get to 1Utama:
from KL Sentral, take the Rapid KL Bus No. U82 (travel time about 40min)
or LRT to Kelana Jaya station and taxi from there (10min, a lot more during rush hour)


1 Utama Bus Terminal / Transportation Hub
The bus terminal at the back of the new wing (BT1, Lower Ground) is the main transportation hub for the PJ area. Here you can find buses to LCCT (Skybus), Genting Highlands (Go Genting) or long-distances buses to Singapore and Penang like Aeroline or Five Star. It is also a hub for local Rapid KL bus routes: U43 (Putrajaya), U82 (KL Sentral), U86 (Damansara), U89 (Kelana Jaya LRT).

Skybus to LCCT
price: RM15
travel time: 1h15min
depature times: 4am, 5.30am, 7am, 8am, 9am, 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 6pm

There is also taxi coupon service available.


1 Utama Bus Terminal
1 Utama Bus Terminal

 


The Oval, New Wing

Rainforest, 1 Utama
The Rainforest section is the highlight of 1 Utama with a few cosy restaurants and lots of green

Food Republic 1 Utama
the Food Republic food court with the view of the LDP highway just in front of 1 Utama
 
Old Wing, 1 Utama
The Old Wing of 1 Utama (here the center court) has Jusco as the main tenant


Related Places

The Curve / Ikea / Ikano Power Center

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.

Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

Sahabat Guesthouse

Guesthouse / small hotel in an residential side street in Bukit Bintang, just behind the clubbing street Changkat Bukit Bintang

BackHome

Backpacker hostel near Masjid Jamek LRT station, located in a 2-storey shop house close to Chinatown

Attractions

Old Railway Station, Kuala Lumpur

The old railway station is a moorish-style structure that was built in 1910. Long-distance train don't stop here anymore but at the nearby KL Sentral station.

Blue Mosque in Shah Alam, Kuala Lumpur

The Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque is the state mosque of Selangor. It is the country′s biggest mosque and also the second biggest mosque in Southeast Asia after Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Attractions

Salang Beach, Tioman

Salang is on the northernmost end of the island and is most frequented by backpackers and independent travellers looking for a spot of diving, plenty of nightlife and cheap accommodation.

Botanical Gardens, Penang

Park created in 1884, the gardens is spread over 30ha of forested hills and lush green tropical trees and plants.