Faces of
Malaysia
Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu is the state capital of Kelantan.The name means ‘new city’ or ‘new castle/fort’ in Bahasa Malaysia. Kota Bharu is situated in the northeastern part of Peninsular Malaysia. In 2005, it had an estimated population of 425,294, making it the largest town on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.It’s known for its colourful markets and the muslim culture.

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.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

BB Plaza / Sungei Wang

address: Sungei Wang Plaza Sdn Bhd (12148-H), 7th Floor, Bangunan Yayasan Selangor, 99 Bukit Bintang, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Sungai-Wang-Shopping-Centre-Kuala-Lumpur-.jpg, Sungei Wang, located in Bukit Bintang, is the oldest shopping complex in downtown Kuala Lumpur. The connected BB Plaza was shutdown in 2015 because of the MRT construction to make way for a new high-rise building.
electronic booths in Sungei Wang
Sungei Wang, located in Bukit Bintang, is the oldest shopping complex in downtown Kuala Lumpur. The connected BB Plaza was shutdown in 2015 because of the MRT construction to make way for a new high-rise building.

The block facing Jalan Bukit Bintang is called Bukit Bintang Plaza, commonly known as BB Plaza, and the block facing Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Imbi is called Sungei Wang Plaza. Even though they are 2 different malls, it will feel like one big complex and you won’t notice when you leave one and enter the next.

BB Plaza constuction
BB Plaza renovation

what was the entrance of BB Plaza in June 2016, infront the construcation of the Bukit Bintang MRT subway station which is schedule to be open in sometime in 2017

 

 

Links:

Sungai Wang Plaza (official website)


This mall is quite different than most other malls, it lacks the spacious walkways and places to sit. Every inch in there seems to be fully utilised for shops. There are hundreds of small shops in the complex and it's hard not to lose orientation while you are in there.However it's a good place to discover and search for good deals. If you are in KL for shopping, BB Plaza / Sungai can't be missed.

There is a huge budget food court on the roof (6th floor) with the biggest chinese buffet that i have ever seen. Malay and Indian food are also available. The food is average but inexpensive.
There is another food court at the basement of Sungai Wang and you can find scattered restaurants throughout the complex.

The post office is at the back of the 3rd floor.

The complex is directly connected to the Bukit Bintang Monorail station. There is a walkway on the first floor connecting the mall to the station.
 





Jalan Sultan Ismail side of Sungai Wang with Monorail track
 


Entrance BB Plaza (in the background: Times Square)
 


BB Plaza during Chinese New Year celebration
 


Sungai Wang Shopping Mall (in the front) and Times Square (back)



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Times Square KL (Shopping Mall)

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Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

Step Inn Guesthouse

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

BackHome

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

Attractions

Ampang Lookout Point, Kuala Lumpur

TheLookout point along on the hills of Ampan at the eastern edge of the city offers a magnificent views over the entire city with a few roadside food stalls after the closure of the former restaurant and lookout area.

KL Forest Eco Park with Canopy Walk, Kuala Lumpur

Formerly known as Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve is only remaining tropical rainforest in the heart of the city of Kuala Lumpur

Attractions

Gua Tempurung, Ipoh

Gua Tempurung, located 30min south of Ipoh, are the largest limestone caves in Peninsular Malaysia.

Kuching Waterfront (Kuching Esplanade), Kuching

Once a trading area in Kuching, the waterfront area at Sungai Sarawak has now been transformed into a landscaped esplanade.