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.

Fraser’s Hill

Hill resort spread along 7 peaks at 1,200 - 1,500 meters above sea-level on the Titiwangsa mountain range, about 100km north of Kuala Lumpur. Originally it was set up as a tin mine in the 1890s by Louis James Fraser (hence the name) until the tin ran out in 1913. A few years later the area was rediscovered as British-colonial hill resort. The cooler temperatures made it popular getaway destination from the hot and humid weather for the British. To this day Fraser’s Hill still retains its colonial charm. The area is recognized destination for bird watching with over 250 species recorded. Other activities include jungle trekking, golf, horse riding, archery, boating and mountain biking.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Starhill Gallery

address: Starhill Gallery 181, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Starhill Concierge : +603 - 2782 3855
Starhill Gallery, Poshest Mall in KL at the Marriot Hotel on Jalan Bukit Bintang. This mall is all about style and worth a visit just to look at the different interior designs.
Poshest Mall in KL at the Marriot Hotel on Jalan Bukit Bintang. This mall is all about style and worth a visit just to look at the different interior designs.

Starhill Gallery, located just across the road from the Pavilion, looks rather small from the outside but it extends when you go inside and becomes bigger and bigger. Especially the massive centre court is an eye catcher with leather couches, a bar and a stage. Also the restaurants on the lower floor are beautifully designed and worth a try if you have the extra ringgit to spend.

Links: Star Hill Gallery (official website)

Starhill Gallery is less than 5min walk from Bukit Bintang Monorail station.

Restaurants
If you are interested in design, you have to check out the restaurants in here.
Enak, Fisherman's Cove, Jake's Charebroil, Koryo-Won Korean Restaurant, Luk Yu Tea House, My Thai, Pak Loh Chiu Chow, Sentidos Tapas, Shook Restaurant, Tarbush, The Village Bar, Vansh
http://www.starhillgallery.com/feast.asp

Pamper Zone
a whole floor of health and relaxation in 93 treatment rooms
http://www.starhillgallery.com/pamper/services.asp


The outside of Starhill Gallery was remodeled into this spectacular design
 



Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

Reggae Guest House 1

Hostel in Chinatown, 1 of 3 outlets of the Reggae Hostel Group in KL

Classic Inn Budget Hotel

Budget Hotel near Bukit Bintang, located just behind Berjaya Times Square shopping mall

Attractions

Craft Complex, Kuala Lumpur

graft centre in Bukit Bintang with various graft shops, museum, batik workshops, artist colony and more

Imbi, Kuala Lumpur

old residential area with a significant Chinese population near Bukit Bintang with many popular Chinese restaurants and food stalls

Attractions

National Planetarium, Kuala Lumpur

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

Paya Beach, Tioman

quiet beach south of Tekek on Pulau Tioman