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.

Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands is a highland region located about 20 km east of Ipoh and about 150 km north of Kuala Lumpur in Pahang, Malaysia. At 5,000 ft (1,500 m) above sea level it is the highest area on the mainland, and enjoys a cool climate, with temperatures no higher than 25C and rarely falling below 12C year round. The area is popular for it’s tea plantations and jungle walks.

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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

map and location of Jalan P. Ramlee



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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
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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
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Hotels in in Kuala Lumpur
HOSTELS
in Kuala Lumpur
The Travel Hub
Hostel / Guesthouse in a quiet part of Chinatown
Reggae Mansion
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Lake Gardens
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Petronas Twin Towers / KLCC
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