Faces of
Malaysia
Tioman

Largest island of Malaysias east coast. It’s located 32km off the coast and is some 20km long and 12km wide and the highest peak is Gunung Kajang with 1038m. In the 70ies TIME magazine selected Tioman as one the world’s most beautiful islands but lost some flair in recent years due to do development. The island has eight main villages, many beaches and is densely forested and is surrounded by numerous coral reefs, making it a scuba diving haven.

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

Jalan P. Ramlee

address: Jalan P. Ramlee, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
kl-jalan-p-ramlee.jpg, Jalan P. Ramlee, just south of KLCC, is Kuala Lumpur′s central clubbing district
photo: Gayan
Jalan P. Ramlee, just south of KLCC, is Kuala Lumpur′s central clubbing district

easily accessible from KL Monorail Bukit Nanas or Raja Chulan stations or walking from KLCC (Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Petronas Twin Towers) and the KLCC LRT station

Clubs / Venus:
Beach Club Cafe
Thai Club & Bistro
KL Live (concert venue)
Neutral Club
Aloha
Poppy Collection
Rum Jungle

Links:

Who was P.Ramlee? (Wikipedia)


Jalan P. Ramlee
view across Jalan Sultan Ismail (with Monorail overhead) towards Jalan P. Ramlee with the Beach Club on the left



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Petronas Twin Towers / KLCC
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The 88-floor building was completed in 1997 and remained the highest building in the world until 2004 with 452m. The Kuala Lumpur Center includes not only the famous twin towers, but also a shopping mall (Suria KLCC), a movie theatre, the new aquarium (KLCC Aquaria) and a park. ... more
KL City Walk
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Pedestrian strip mall with fashion boutiques, bistros, cafes, signature culinary and service retailers. KL city walk is located along a 500m long strip between Jalan P. Ramlee and Jalan Pinang, near the Twin Towers. ... more
Changkat Bukit Bintang
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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. ... more
Heritage Row
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Nightlife area at Jalan Doresmy. Nightlife spot for the rich and beautiful. Row of refurbished colonial-era shop houses. ... more
Bangsar Baru
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Bangsar, to the south of downtown, popular entertainment area for local yuppies and expats with an Mediterranean flair. ... more
Hotels in in Kuala Lumpur
HOSTELS
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
Classic Inn Budget Hotel
Budget Hotel near Bukit Bintang, located just behind Berjaya Times Square shopping mall
Things to do & see
FRIM
The Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) promotes sustainable management and optimal use of forest resources in Malaysia. There is a canopy walk and nature trails through the dense forest among other things ... more
Putrajaya
Federal administrative capitol of Malaysia 30km south of KL that was built from scratch since the 1990s with billions of ringgit - an architecture lovers dream ... more
Things to do & see
Central Market (Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah), Kota Bharu
very colourful dry and wet market in the city center ... more

Lake Titiwangsa, Kuala Lumpur
Lake Titiwangsa - also known as Taman Tasik Titiwangsa - is a recreational park and lake north of downtown Kuala Lumpur with good photo opportunities and the adjacent Istana Budaya, an arts and culture centre. ... more