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.

Ipoh

Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Pasar Malam Taman Connaught

address: Jalan Cerdas, Taman Connaught, Cheras, 56000 Kuala Lumpur
Pasar-Malam-Taman-Connaught-nightmarket-Kuala-Lumpur.jpg, This predominantly Chinese night market claims to be the longest in Malaysia. It is located alang Jalan Cerdas in Cheras, a part of KL southeast of the city center.
This predominantly Chinese night market claims to be the longest in Malaysia. It is located alang Jalan Cerdas in Cheras, a part of KL southeast of the city center.

How to get to Pasar Malam Taman Connaught
The closest LRT station is "Bandar Tasik Selatan" on Ampang Line (take the train towards Sri Petaling / Putra Heights coming from the city center). From there it is a 5min (3km) drive Jalan Cerdas at Taman Connaught if the traffic is good to you. However, from 5pm - 8pm it is usually jammed on MRR2 (Middle Ring Road) between Bukit Jalil and Taman Connaught.
The bus number 408 also stop along the highway parallel to Jalan Cerdas, near the Giant Hypermarket at the East-West highway (Lebuhraya Timur Barat).

Operating Hours:
every Wednesday only(!), from late afternoon onwards
 

Links:

lots of photos of the night market
Foursquare page




Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

BackHome

Backpacker hostel near Masjid Jamek LRT station, located in a 2-storey shop house close to Chinatown

Serenity Hostels

Hostel on Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL's main pub and clubbing street in Bukit Bintang

Attractions

Po Ling Temple, Kuala Lumpur

Chinese Mahayana Buddhist Temple with a monastery at the back, located very close to KLCC / Petronas Twin Twoers along Jalan Ampang

Central Market, Kuala Lumpur

The indoor market and the Kasturi Walk in front of Central Market is a paradise for souvenir hunters, art and handicraft etc.

Attractions

Turtle Alley (Lorong Penyu), Kuala Terengganu

Narrow lane in Chinatown (Kampung Cina) that has been beautified and themed witn art works about turtle to remind us of the endangered status of turtles that nest at the beaches of Terengganu

The Paddock, Fraser's Hill

The Paddock offers and family frienly facility that offers horseback riding and archery.