Kuala Lumpur Journals

The Attractions of Kuala Lumpur

A travel journal to Kuala Lumpur by ashford

Quote: Kuala Lumpur,a modern,vibrant,city at the crossroads of Southeast Asia,has a surprisingly large number of attractions.

The Attractions of Kuala Lumpur

Overview

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You must see the Petronas Twin Towers which are currently the tallest in the world. Also check out the Moorish-style railway station and the highly attractive National Mosque.

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Best Way To Get Around:

Use the LRT (Putra and Star) for city center journeys and the commuter rail for visits to the suburbs. Taxis are an alternative and fares are comparatively cheap by international standards.

White Rajah Bar & Restaurant

Restaurant | "White Rajah Bar & Restaurant"

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This atmospheric, colonial-style restaurant/bar in Bangsar Baru is very popular with expatriates and well-heeled locals. It offers both Eastern dishes such as Sarawak Laksa and Spicy Portuguese baked fish, as well as Western cuisine such as rack of lamb, flamed pepper steak, fish and chips and bangers (sausages} and mash. Its wine list is a formidable one with over 90 wines from around the world. The White Rajah offers good value for money!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 23, 2001

White Rajah Bar & Restaurant
4 Jalan Telawi
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
03-283 5787

Coliseum Cafe & Hotel

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Restaurant | "Colliseum Restaurant"

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The Colliseum Restaurant is the colonial-style eatery par excellence. Founded back in the 1920's this haunt is well known as a great spot to get very tasty Western cuisine at reasonable prices. My two great favorites at this atmospheric restaurant are the sizzling sirloin steak and the baked crab. Wow-they are good! You should also check out the jelly pudding, the creme caramel and the fish and chips! You can wash your meal down with a refreshing Tiger or Anchor beer.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 17, 2001

Coliseum Cafe & Hotel
98-100 Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50100
+60 3 2692 6270

Jalan Alor

Restaurant | "Chinese food stalls in Jalan Alor"

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You can really dine on the cheap here. Dishes to try include Hainanese Chicken rice-this is one of my favorites, Hokkien Fried Mee or Cantonese Mee. All are very tasty and real cheap !

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 16, 2001

Jalan Alor
Jalan Alor
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

National Science Centre

Attraction | "National Science Center"

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Perched atop a hill in the outlying suburb of Bukit Kiara,the National Science Center is I suppose the Malaysian equivalent of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington. The building is very attractive and resembles a truncated cone capped with a geodesic domen. Its open daily, 9 am to 5 pm, and is worth a visit. Taxi services are available to and from the city center or take the Intrakota bus No 339 from Klang Bus Station. Admission is US$1.50 (RM6)

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 16, 2001

National Science Centre
Jalan Persiaran
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50662
+60 3 2092 1150

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Taman Tasik Titiwangsa is located in the northern part of Kuala Lumpur and this urban park is very popular with residents of the city. It offers horse riding facilities, pony rides, boat rides, a floating restaurant and sports facilities including tennis and squash courts. A lot of Kl's residents choose to work out in this verdant, leafy, oasis. It's a good place to recuperate from any excesses of the night before.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 16, 2001

Taman Tasik Titiwangsa
Jalan Kuantan
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 53200
+60 3 2693 6661 (Kua

Masjid Jamek

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Masjid Jamek nestles serenely at the confluence of the Klang and Lumpur9 now called Gombak) rivers: the alleged birthplace of Kuala Lumpur. It is the oldest mosque in the city and is architecturally stunning. Well worth photographing. Located on Jalan Tun Perak it is a short 5 minute walk from Dataran Merdeka (Independence Square) in Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin.

Masjid Jamek

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Merdeka Square (Dataran Merdeka)

Attraction | "Dataran Merdeka"

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Dataran Merdeka or Independence Square is located in Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin in Kuala Lumpur. The place hosts celebrated events like rock concerts,pop shows, the annual Independence Day parade, the Floral Show and also got into the record books for having the tallest flag pole in the woirld. This is very much the Times Square (or Red Square) of KL.

Merdeka Square (Dataran Merdeka)
Jalan Raja
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50050
+60 3 2693 6661 (Kua

Petaling Street Chinatown

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Attraction | "Vibrant Petaling Street (Chinatown)"

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If there is one place in Kuala Lumpur you should not miss it's Petaling Street or as it is known by locals, Chinatown. This vibrant, bustling, noisy, ethnic enclave never sleeps and is a fun place to hang out in. Here, Chinese hawker stalls litter the street selling "bargain" designer brands, jewelry, textiles, shoes, herbs, spices, exotic foods but here you must haggle and then haggle some more. The area also houses several budget hotels, internet cafes and inexpensive eateries where you find very tasty Chinese dishes.

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

Jade Museum

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Located in Kuala Lumpur's ever busy Bukit Bintang, the privately owned Jade Museum makes for an interesting visit. It houses the biggest carved jade in the world weighing in at a massive 1,100 kg. On display and for sale are a highly impressive collection of jade pendants, bracelets, rings, bangles and artifacts from China. Purchasers get free fortune-telling services from the owner. It is open daily from 10.00 am to 7 pm. Admission fee is US$2.50 (RM10).
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Bukit Bintang is a locale I would recommend for an evening-night time visit. This district has long been a hub for shopping and entertainment, going back to pre-World War II times. The area includes the two major shopping malls of Starhill and Lot 10 and several five-star hotels such as J.W. Marriott and the Ritz-Carlton. Recently, it has been thoroughly transformed with an attractive pedestrian walkway complete with huge terracotta pots filled with bright flowering plants, water columns, shady trees, al fresco dining areas and touristy coffee houses. It's now KL's most vibrant leisure and entertainment center. Here you will find the likes of Planet Hollywood, Starbucks and Coffee Bean.

Dining out in Town !

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The dining-out opportunities in KL are stupendous. Myriad cultural influences have made the city renowned for eclectic but very creative cuisine at prices that won't break the bank, especially with the current exchange rate of 3.8 Malaysian Ringgit to 1 US dollar. Food is taken very seriously here from the 5-star hotel restaurants right down to the simple hawker's stalls. The cuisine of China's Canton and of Southern India have been significant influences on the city's culinary heritage, as well as the sublime cuisine of Thailand. Here's a small selection of good restaurants in town . Gloria Jean's Coffee from the "good ole US of A", is a convenient place to head to for a late breakfast or ...Read More
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Even if you are traveling on your own you will find Kuala Lumpur is a single-friendly city. The vast majority of the locals are warm and friendly are will probably be curious as to where you are from. Areas I would recommend for your sightseeing are Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin-for fine architecture- Jalan Petaling-Chinatown for fun and food- Jalan Ampang -elegant road with good restaurants- and Bukit Bintang, which is great for people-watching.