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.

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, Malaysia

Never Mine Bar

address: No 30, Jalan Changkat Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Never Mine Bar, Bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang
Bar on Changkat Bukit Bintang

opening hours:
Mon-Sun: 5pm - 3am

phone: 03-21414910

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




upstairs sitting area, photo courtesy: Never Mine



photo courtesy: Never Mine



downstairs, photo courtesy: Never Mine


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

The Nest Guesthouse

Guesthouse in an residential area in Bukit Bintang

Sri Packers Hotel

Backpacker hostel near Sepang F1 circuit and KLIA 1 & KLIA 2 airport (20min) in a shop house area

Attractions

Menara KL (KL Tower), Kuala Lumpur

Menara KL or KL Tower, with a height of 421m, is the 7th tallest tower in the world. As it is built on hill, the observation decks offers higher ground than the Twin Towers and the best views in town.

Royal Selangor Pewter Factory, Kuala Lumpur

Pewter Factory with a visitors center, guided tours and shop, popular stop for tour operators

Attractions

The Habitat, Penang

The Habitat is a rainforest experience on top of Penang Hill with a guided nature walk, canopy and treetop walks.

Legoland Malaysia, Johor Bahru

Malaysia's first international theme park in Johor at the southern tip of the Peninsula close to the second Link to Singapore.