Faces of
Malaysia
Kuala Terengganu

Kuala Terengganu, KT in short, is located at the east coast of the Peninsula Malaysia and at the mouth of the Sungai Terengganu (or Terengganu River) that empties here into the South China Sea. It is the capital of the state of Terengganu, which forms, together with Kedah and Kelatan, the heartland of Malay culture. KT is a good stop for one or 2 days before moving on along the east coast or towards the National Park / Tasik Kenyir.

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

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

 



Related Places

Changkat Bukit Bintang

Changkat is a street of mostly 2-storey pre-war colonial buildings which are turned into pubs, restaurants and clubs. It is one the most happening nightlife and clubbing areas in Kuala Lumpur.

Heritage Row

Nightlife area at Jalan Doresmy. Nightlife spot for the rich and beautiful. Row of refurbished colonial-era shop houses.

Jalan P. Ramlee

Jalan P. Ramlee, just south of KLCC, is Kuala Lumpur′s central clubbing district

Hotels in in Kuala Lumpur
HOSTELS
in Kuala Lumpur
Travellers Palm Lodge

One of the last remaining small and personal hostels in town. Located right in the middle of Bukit Bintang.  Run by owner Suzy for almost 15 years.

Step Inn Guesthouse
Guesthouse / hostel situated close to Pudu Sentral (Puduraya) bus terminal in a quite back road, halfway between Bukit Bintang and Chinatown
Attractions
Attractions

Butterfly Farm, Cameron Highlands

The Butterfly Farm is located around the Kea Farm area north of Brinchang (town north of Tanah Ratah) showing, besides butterflies, a wide variety of plants, flowers, insects and reptiles. Best to to visit with an experienced guide otherwise you miss a lot of interesting things.

Datai Beach, Langkawi

Langkawis most exclusiv beach in the north-west of the island. Home to the super-exclusiv Datai and Andaman Resorts