Kuala Lumpur Journals

Eating and Shopping in Kuala Lumpur

A December 2003 trip to Kuala Lumpur by Composthp

Foong Foong Restaurant Photo, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia More Photos
Quote: Kuala Lumpur is a quirky city unique for its' old world charms and traditions juxtaposing against the emerging skyscrapers and modern society. This is a compilation of my numerous day trips in and out of the city for the past year.
Traders Hotel Photo, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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It was a weekend retreat for ladies; a food and shopping sojourn in the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. We booked the deluxe triple-sharing room with an excellent view of the Petronas twin towers and stayed for 2 nights. Our room was spacious, well equipped and came with complimentary wireless, lavender scented toiletries, and a welcome lollipop for a relaxing getaway. The KLCC and Petronas towers are conveniently located within 10 minutes walking distance via the "shortcut" route along the convention center located on the ground floor and across the KLCC park. The subway is linked at the end of the KLCC mall while the KLCC park is just at its doorstep. The park came alive on weeke...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 4, 2011

Traders Hotel
Kuala Lumpur City Centre
Kuala Lumpur 50088
+60 (3) 2332 9888

Eating and Shopping in Kuala Lumpur

Overview

Petronas Towers Photo, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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I have always had a soft spot for Kuala Lumpur. It is a modern city with skyscapers and megamalls, and it is a town with charming pre-war shophouses and old banyan trees in the most unlikely places. Quick Tips: Security is a huge issue, as crimes are becoming more violent in nature. This cannot be emphasized often enough: keep your wallets/handbags close by at all times. Best Way To Get Around: Kuala Lumpur is notorious for its traffic jams, especially near the Golden Triangle. Avoid travelling by car near these areas; the LRT is a better alternative. Otherwise, I usually zip around Kuala Lumpur in taxis. Be sure to ask the driver to switch on the meter though and always say NO if th...Read More
Foong Foong Restaurant Photo, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Mention Ampang, Kuala Lumpur and the locals will inevitably ask if you have tried the Hakka yong taufu (assorted vegetables and bean curd stuffed with fish paste). A visit to Kuala Lumpur will not be complete without trying this dish that has inspired many imitators, even in Singapore. This restaurant is very popular with the locals and visitors from as far as Singapore. This restaurant was even voted for having the best yong taufu by a popular eatery TV program in Singapore. During lunchtime, particularly on the weekends, it is always crowded, despite the remote location. To get there, just hop into a taxi, preferably one with a Chinese driver and mentionAmpang yong taufu; ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 23, 2004

Foong Foong Restaurant
621-A, Jalan Besar Ampang, 68000 Ampang
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Wanton Mee

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Restaurant | "Wanton mee and all things Cantonese"

Wanton Mee Photo, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Petaling Street, or better known as Chee Cheong Kai, is another favorite haunt of mine. I was saddened when the local government decided to update the Chinatown image to a more commercialised one. Nevertheless, the renovations are over, and many of the street stalls are back again! If you venture off the main street selling touristy sovenirs and fake, branded goods and into the side lanes, you will be well rewarded with delicious food and a glimpse of the old Chinatown folks. Start the morning with yum cha at one of the oldest coffeeshops, Yook Woo Hin, on the corner at end of the street before the Swiss Garden Hotel. They serve dim sum as early as 6:30am, the traditiona...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 23, 2004

Wanton Mee
Petaling Street
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Petaling Street Chinatown

Attraction | "Chinatown and Petaling Streets"

Petaling Street Chinatown Photo, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Petaling Street, or better known among the locals as Chee Cheong Kai and Chinatown among tourists, respectively has in recent years undergone a superficial facelift of sorts. Gone are the uneven roads and broken pavements and the huge colorful umbrellas that protect the goods sold from wooden pushcarts. Chinatown is now sheltered, with two large Chinese arches placed at both ends of the street to welcome visitors. Where once you could find a variety of products, from pirated DVDs (but the copyright laws have put a stop to that), to old-fashioned hair accessories and clothes for babies; these stalls are a rare find now. Chinatown has lost some of its flavor since the facelift. Though c...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 24, 2004

Petaling Street Chinatown
Petaling Street
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50000
+60 3 2693 6661 (Kua

Mid Valley Megamall

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Attraction | "The Golden Triangle and some"

Mid Valley Megamall Photo, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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The Golden Triangle encompasses the area of Jalan Bukit Bintang and Jalan Imbi. It is the Orchard road of Singapore, Tsimtsatsui of Hong Kong: the shopping paradise! From high end branded designer togs (no fakes here) to cute t-shirts from Korea, from Swarovski crystals to tacky glass trinkets, the Golden triangle has something to suit every budget size. High-end: StarHill- Looking for designer wear? This is the place to be. The anchor tenant is Tangs (from Singapore), but it houses smaller boutiques as well. Outside, there are sidewalk cafes where shoppers can rest their feet and watch the world go by while they sip their tea. Lot 10 is where sho...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 26, 2004

Mid Valley Megamall
Lingkaran Syed Putra
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 59200
+60 3 9368 3333