Faces of
Malaysia
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

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

Pudu Market

address: Jalan Pasar, Pudu, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
kl-pudu-market-jalan-pasar.jpg, Wet Market und Market for cheap items of all kinds, especially aquarium and hi-fi equipment along Jalan Pasar in the Pudu area.
Jalan Pasar off Jalan Pudu
Wet Market und Market for cheap items of all kinds, especially aquarium and hi-fi equipment along Jalan Pasar in the Pudu area.

The nearest LRT is "Pudu" at the Ampang LRT line. It is about 10min walk from there.

From Time Square you can walk to Pudu market in about 15min.

Links:

Interaktive Map of Pudu Market area (Wikimapia.org)


goldfishes, aquariums, jalan pasar, pudu market

The area around Jalan Pasar is also has many shops selling goldfishes and other aquarium fishes as well as aquarium equipment (water filters, lamps, food etc.)


Here is a great video showing the different cultures and people in Malaysia singing together at the Pudu wet market in Kuala Lumpur:

Nasi Lemak from Grain Media on Vimeo.



Related Places

Chow Kit

The area features a large Indonesian community, and more recently, a small African community. It has a daily wet market known as Bazaar Baru Chow Kit which is arguably the largest wet market in Kuala Lumpur. Chow Kit is also known for its red-light district as well as for its nightly gathering of transwomen.

Times Square KL (Shopping Mall)

Giant shopping Mall in Bukit Bintang with 10 floors, IMAX theatre, Golden Screen cinema, a huge bowling alley and a theme park with a roller coaster.

Pasar Tani Mega, Taman Melawati

Large weekend neighborhood market selling everything you need for the Malaysian kitchen fresh fruits, vegetables, fish, meat and snacks

Hotels in in Kuala Lumpur
HOSTELS
in Kuala Lumpur
Reggae Guest House 1
Hostel in Chinatown, 1 of 3 outlets of the Reggae Hostel Group in KL
Moon Eleven LCCT
Small homestay-type-of guesthouse / hostel in Sepang, convenient if you have an overnight stopover at LCCT and don't want to travel all the way to KL
Attractions
Attractions

National Planetarium, Kuala Lumpur

The National Planetarium is a space science exhibition with a telescope and observation tower in the Lake Gardens.

Sarawak Museum, Kuching

Sarawak state museum complex including the Ethnology Museuem, Natural Science Museum, Art Museum, pleasant gardens, pavilions, Heroes Monument and temporary exhibitions. Free Admission.