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.

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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Bazaar Ramadhan Bukit Bintang

address: Jalan Sultan Ismail / Jalan Berangan, Bukit Bintang, Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
Bazaar-Rhamadan-Bukit-Bintang-busy.jpg, Street food market in Kuala Lumpur during the month of Ramadhan at the junction of Jalan Bukit Bintang and Jalan Sultan Ismail
Street food market in Kuala Lumpur during the month of Ramadhan at the junction of Jalan Bukit Bintang and Jalan Sultan Ismail

Ramadhan 2012:  20 July - 18 August


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Bazaar Ramadhan, Ain Arabia, Bukit Bintang
stalls at the corner of Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Barangan with the gate to Ain Arabia


Bazaar Ramadhan Bukit Bintang
food stalls just in front of McDonald's in the early afteroon before it gets busy



Bazaar Ramadhan Bukit Bintang
Mixed Rice stall preparing for the crowd



Related Places

Bukit Bintang

Main shopping, dining and entertainment area of Kuala Lumpur. Many backpacker accommodations are here too.

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.

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

Hotels in in Kuala Lumpur
HOSTELS
in Kuala Lumpur
BackHome
Backpacker hostel near Masjid Jamek LRT station, located in a 2-storey shop house close to Chinatown
Irsia B&B
Hostel located near Bukit Bintang area, just behind Times Square shopping mall
Attractions
Attractions

Menara KL (KL Tower), Kuala Lumpur

Menara KL or KL Tower, with a height of 421m, is the 7th tallest tower in the world. As it is built on hill, the observation decks offers higher ground than the Twin Towers and the best views in town.

Boat Ride to Taman Negara, Taman Negara

The scenic 2.5 h boat ride between Kuala Tembeling and Kuala Tahan (Taman Negara Headquarters) makes the trip to the park itself a highlight.