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Muddy flats of Kuala Lumpur

A travel journal to Kuala Lumpur by ManFriday

Petronas Towers Photo, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia More Photos
Quote: Kuala Lumpur, a bustling metropolis of South East Asia, is well-worth a stay. Not as avantgarde hi-tech as Singapore and not as overwhelming as Bangkok, KL offers an unique blend of old and new in a single package.

Muddy flats of Kuala Lumpur

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Overview

Petronas Towers Photo, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Petronas Towers, the (arguably) tallest building in the world, are a trademark of the city. Batu Caves are a must for every visitor, a huge, natural cathedral cave complex turned into Hindu temple. Chinatown, home of good meals and cheap deals - check out the Petaling Street for your Genuine Replica. Shopping: KL is a great place to trade your crispy new bills for every sort of merchandise. Nightlife: the bright tropical night of KL is alive with the young, the hip, or merely people like you trying to have a good time (and succeeding) Quick Tips: Malaysia is the place where asian cuisines merge - don't be afraid to experimen...Read More

Grappa Soho

Restaurant

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An excellent italian-style restaurant in the heart of Bukit Bintang, a popular area bustling with shoppers during daytime and youngsters looking for fun in evenings. Contemporary New York-style decor, great service and good quality food make it a great place to visit.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 24, 2002

Grappa Soho
First Floor Wisma Peladang
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 55100
+60 3 2145 0080

Ipoh Chicken Rice

Restaurant

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A small take-away/budget restaurant place with the absolutely greatest chicken rice (nasi ayam) in town. Worth visiting, if you're in the neighbourhood (near University LRT station). The service is very fast and efficient, the place not much to look at (a standard lot restaurant), but the food is great.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 24, 2002

Ipoh Chicken Rice
Jalan Gasing
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Tabush

Restaurant

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A lebanese cuisine restaurant in the middle of Bukit Bintant. The place was fairly packed, mostly with middle-east tourists looking for a taste of home. The service was slow and rather confused and quality of food so-and-so. To avoid rather than frequent.

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on October 24, 2002

Tabush
Bukit Bintang
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kikusakura

Restaurant

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Excellent japanese cuisine. Friendly atmosphere and a great ambience to the place. The food is moderately-priced - my all-time favourites in Kikusakura were Goyza and teryaki chicken. Service is fast and leaves little to be desired. Definitely worth a visit.

And since you're already at the top floor of the Mid Valley, you can continue your evening with bowling, clubbing, skateboarding or a visit to the local cinemaplex - altough be prepared for the heavily-censored movies.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 24, 2002

Kikusakura
Mid Valley Megamall
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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A good place for a great selection of chinese cuisine - far wider range of dishes than most budget chinese joints in town, including some speciality dishes found in few other places. Good to visit for a quick snack after a hard shopping spree in Mid Valley. And if you're there in late evening, check out one of the many cafés in the immediate area, or down a cold one at the local sports pub.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 24, 2002

Chopstick Noodle House
Mid Valley Megamall
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Street stalls & markets

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Restaurant | "Street stalls & markets"

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As usual, some of the best foodstuffs are not to be found in expensive restaurants, but way down on the street levels, in the local stalls and night markets. This is where you can really dig into the malaysian multi-ethnic cuisine, with fork, spoon and chopsticks. Start your lavish meal with a few satays, the absolute malay speciality (delicious small meat kebabs on skewers, served with peanut sauce - the recipe varies from place to place), skip through the variety of rice, noodle and fried dishes. Need to be full fast? Get a murtabak, a malay-style meat-and-curry-filled crepé - a single one is bound to keep you going for hours. Start your day with a nasi lemak, the favourite malay rice dish or end it...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 26, 2002

Street stalls & markets

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Batu Caves

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Attraction | "Rock-solid faith at Batu Caves"

Batu Caves Photo, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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An absolute must for everyone experiencing Kuala Lumpur, the Batu Caves is a set of huge cathedral-like caverns in limestone hills just north of Kuala Lumpur. The magnificent natural formation have been converted to a Hindu temple and it will leave even the most hard-core atheist humbled. Getting to Batu Caves is pretty straightforward - city buses drive past on regular basis, taxis are readily avaliable and a newly-opened LRT station nearby makes the transport a lot faster (you'll still have to change to a bus after the railway). Driving north on the Ipoh freeway will also get you to the area, or (as was our case) straight past it, if you're not observant enough. How hard is it to...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 25, 2002

Batu Caves
Batu Caves Sri Subramaniam Temple Selayang
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 68100
+60 3 6089 6284

Golden Screen Cinemas

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Attraction | "Movies in K****a Lumpur?"

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Travelling 10 thousand miles just to catch a movie? Well, as a self-inflicted movie-phile, I can't resist checking out the local theatres of wherever I am. This is where Malaysia's greatest weakness truly comes alive. The movie theaters are great - magnificent sound systems, huge screens, pots of sweet and salty popcorn, Coke containers the size of minor industrial silos. Red carpets muffle your footsteps, as you slip into the soft plush seats and eagerly await the comming of the dark. Alas, the magic ends there. After a few minutes of any moderate movie, you're bound to notice the sudden jumps and shifts in the scenery, as well as the odd hick-ups developed by some of the characters. ...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on October 25, 2002

Golden Screen Cinemas
Mid Valley Megamall
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 59200
+60 3 8312 3456

Lake Garden (Taman Tasik Perdana)

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Attraction | "Lake Gardens"

Lake Garden (Taman Tasik Perdana) Photo, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Lake Gardens form a green band stretching across the south-western end of city centre. Landscaped hills surround the central lake of the Gardens, Tasik Penara, where - should you feel the sudden need for a low-andrenaline urban water activity - you can rent boats for a brief paddle. Altough walking is obviously the preferred mode of locomotion in this area, a shuttle bus is thoughtfully provided to those weak of foot. A few attractions speckle the large area; worth mentioning are the Orchid Gardens, where you can find a blessed shade from the noontime sun and saturate your senses with the explosion of colors. Just across lies the Bird Park, a large area, where a multitud...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on October 26, 2002

Lake Garden (Taman Tasik Perdana)
Jalan Perdana
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50480
+60 3 2691 6011