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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.

Alor Setar

Alor Setar is the capital of the state of Kedah. It is a transit point for trips to Thailand and to Pulau Langkawi. The ferry to Langkawi departs from Kuala Kedah, just few minutes outside of Alor Setar. The city is a center of Malay culture and is surrounded by paddie fields .

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Bangsar Baru

address: Jalan Telawi, Bangsar Baru 59100 Kuala Lumpur
bangsar-jalan-telawi-kuala-lumpur.png, Bangsar, to the south of downtown, popular entertainment area for local yuppies and expats with an Mediterranean flair.
Jalan Telawi 1 with the Bangsar Village shopping mall on the right
Bangsar, to the south of downtown, popular entertainment area for local yuppies and expats with an Mediterranean flair.

Bangsar is the name of the a part of town just south-west of KL Sentral (Brickfields). Bangsar is one of the more affluent parts of down with some luxury condominiums and villa typo of housing areas occupying a hill with a few nice view over town.. 

Telawi Area
The commercial area of Bangsar Baru around Jalan Telawi and its side streets is where the action is. The area is popular hang-out place for expat and local yuppies but also food lovers of any kind. The many popular restaurants in the area. At night clubs and pups attract the night life crowd. The also 2 shopping malls (Bangsar Village 1 and 2) and various shops in the area. There is a Pasar Malam (night market) every sunday.

Getting to Bangsar
Easiest way is to take taxi from downtown KL (around RM10-20) . The Bangsar LRT stop (Kelana Jaya line, one stop past KL Sentral) is also not that far, but it will take a 15min walk to reach Jalan Telawi.

 


street view of Bangsar during the day

 



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