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.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Daikanyama

address: 42, Changkat Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - phone: 03-21410323
Daikanyama, Japanese restaurant, cafe and bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang
Japanese restaurant, cafe and bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang

opening hours:
Mon - Thu: 5:30 pm - 12:30 am
Fri - Sat: 5:30 pm - 3:00 am


phone: 03-21410323

Links: facebook page
more information about the Changkat nightlife area
(list of all restaurants and bars)




photo courtesy: Daikanyama



photo courtesy: Daikanyama



photo courtesy: Daikanyama


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