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.

Kuantan

Kuantan is the largest city of the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia with a population of about half a million. It is also the capital of the state of Pahang.

Kuantan is located about halfway between Singapore (to the south) and Kota Bahru (to the north). The city is situated at the coast of the South China Sea near the mouth of the Kuantan River. The city is not a major tourist destination, rather a stopover point for island destinations (Tioman, Redang, Perhentians, etc.) along the East Coast. From Kuantan you can also also reach the popular beach in Cherating in less than an hour with the local Bus.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Giovino

address: Changkat Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Giovino, Wine shop / bar and Italian & Greek restaurant on Changkat Bukit Bintang
Wine shop / bar and Italian & Greek restaurant on Changkat Bukit Bintang

opening hours:
Mon-Fri: 4pm - 3am
Sat-Sun:12pm-3am

phone: +603 2141 1131

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




upstairs area, photo courtesy: Giovino



upstairs area, photo courtesy: Giovino


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.

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

Sunshine Bedz KL

Hostel centrally located at the main junction of Bukit Bintang (Jalan Bukit Bintang and Jalan Sultan Ismail)

Attractions

Genting Highlands, Kuala Lumpur

Genting Highlands is resort city on a mountain top (1800m above sea level), about 55km north-east of Kuala Lumpur with Malaysia's only casinos and theme parks, restaurants and hotels.

Bukit Gasing, Kuala Lumpur

Bukit Gasing is a hill and a green oasis surround by dense civilization right at the border between Petaling Jaya (PJ) and Kuala Lumpur (KL). It is popular by local residents for trekking on the weekends

Attractions

Central Market (Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah), Kota Bharu

very colourful dry and wet market in the city center

Craft Complex, Kuala Lumpur

graft centre in Bukit Bintang with various graft shops, museum, batik workshops, artist colony and more