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Guidebook for Kuala Lumpur

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Food Scene
A name synonymous to Jalan Alor, the over 70-year-old Wong Ah Wah has seen the test of time. Hit up this four-lot restaurant (with an air-conditioned section for big groups) after a merry drinking session with friends. Their main attraction, the Barbecued Chicken Wings (RM3.20 per pair), always arrive glistening and lightly charred to please. Order this goodie in ample amounts and prepare to get your hands dirty, as you also dig into spicy Kam Heong Lala that's priced at a super affordable RM10! While it may be tempting to slather that luscious kam heong sauce over a bed of rice, don't fill up on carbs as more of those delicious wings await. Avg Price: RM20
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Wong Ah Wah Chicken Wings
16 Jalan Alor
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A name synonymous to Jalan Alor, the over 70-year-old Wong Ah Wah has seen the test of time. Hit up this four-lot restaurant (with an air-conditioned section for big groups) after a merry drinking session with friends. Their main attraction, the Barbecued Chicken Wings (RM3.20 per pair), always arrive glistening and lightly charred to please. Order this goodie in ample amounts and prepare to get your hands dirty, as you also dig into spicy Kam Heong Lala that's priced at a super affordable RM10! While it may be tempting to slather that luscious kam heong sauce over a bed of rice, don't fill up on carbs as more of those delicious wings await. Avg Price: RM20
Old China Cafe Old China Cafe was formerly the guild hall of the Selangor & Federal Territory Laundry Association. The guild was set up at the turn of the century and moved to this part of Chinatown in the 1920s. Old China Café tries to maintain a semblance of the Chinese community’s old social life is fading into history. The patina of age contributes to the ambience. Must try dishes: Pai Tee (crisp pastry shells filled with vegetables and proteins, RM7.80 for four pieces) Ju Hu Char (shredded cuttlefish salad eaten wrapped in lettuce, RM12.80) Kari Kapitan chicken (RM15.90) Lemak Nenas Prawns (prawns and pineapples cooked in coconut cream, RM31.80) Babi Masak Asam (pork cubes in tamarind
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Old China Cafe
11 Jalan Balai Polis
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Old China Cafe Old China Cafe was formerly the guild hall of the Selangor & Federal Territory Laundry Association. The guild was set up at the turn of the century and moved to this part of Chinatown in the 1920s. Old China Café tries to maintain a semblance of the Chinese community’s old social life is fading into history. The patina of age contributes to the ambience. Must try dishes: Pai Tee (crisp pastry shells filled with vegetables and proteins, RM7.80 for four pieces) Ju Hu Char (shredded cuttlefish salad eaten wrapped in lettuce, RM12.80) Kari Kapitan chicken (RM15.90) Lemak Nenas Prawns (prawns and pineapples cooked in coconut cream, RM31.80) Babi Masak Asam (pork cubes in tamarind
VCR is the cafe in black which located in the heart of KL city, in the old neighborhood of Pudu. They serve fresh coffee daily and that's the first thing you will smell once you step into the cafe. VCR cafe was a transformation from a building built in the 1940s, which is situated near the old Pudu Jail where most wardens used to stay in there (hence the name Galloway). With some modern twist to the old architecture, it has become a place that maintained the old school structure yet have the modern deco and design within (especially the light that has been photographed hundred thousand times
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VCR
2 Jalan Galloway
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VCR is the cafe in black which located in the heart of KL city, in the old neighborhood of Pudu. They serve fresh coffee daily and that's the first thing you will smell once you step into the cafe. VCR cafe was a transformation from a building built in the 1940s, which is situated near the old Pudu Jail where most wardens used to stay in there (hence the name Galloway). With some modern twist to the old architecture, it has become a place that maintained the old school structure yet have the modern deco and design within (especially the light that has been photographed hundred thousand times
Drinks & Nightlife
Located along the main block of Changkat Bukit Bintang, Havana Bar & Grill is a restaurant and nightclub that celebrates the Latin American spirit. Looking like a colourful Cuban-style hacienda in a tropical rainforest, it is set in an elegant 1950s mansion and divided into three bright and colourful areas – the main outdoor bar, back patio, and upstairs lounge. Even if you are not the type to get down to the beats of the club’s salsa music, you will be foot-tapping the night away to the sounds of samba, bachata and disco hits – additionally, a live salsa band and dance shows on certain nights keep partiers moving till late. The vibe here is relaxed and intimate, and besides island-inspired
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Havana Bar & Grill
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Located along the main block of Changkat Bukit Bintang, Havana Bar & Grill is a restaurant and nightclub that celebrates the Latin American spirit. Looking like a colourful Cuban-style hacienda in a tropical rainforest, it is set in an elegant 1950s mansion and divided into three bright and colourful areas – the main outdoor bar, back patio, and upstairs lounge. Even if you are not the type to get down to the beats of the club’s salsa music, you will be foot-tapping the night away to the sounds of samba, bachata and disco hits – additionally, a live salsa band and dance shows on certain nights keep partiers moving till late. The vibe here is relaxed and intimate, and besides island-inspired
Sightseeing
Anchoring the sprawling Kuala Lumpur City Centre, are the iconic Petronas Twin Towers. Hailed as the Twin Jewels of Kuala Lumpur, a visit to KL just is not complete unless you have visited these doppelganger structures. The 88-storey chrome and steel towers are joined at the 41st and 42nd floors (175m above street level) by a 58m-long, double-decker Sky Bridge.
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Petronas Twin Tower
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Anchoring the sprawling Kuala Lumpur City Centre, are the iconic Petronas Twin Towers. Hailed as the Twin Jewels of Kuala Lumpur, a visit to KL just is not complete unless you have visited these doppelganger structures. The 88-storey chrome and steel towers are joined at the 41st and 42nd floors (175m above street level) by a 58m-long, double-decker Sky Bridge.
Arts & Culture
Among Kuala Lumpur’s earliest Moorish-style buildings, the Sultan Abdul Samad Building is a distinguished city landmark that originally served as the secretariat for the colonial British administration. Today it is home to the offices of the Ministry of Information, Communications and Culture of Malaysia. Built in 1897 and designed by AC Norman, it is set to the east of Merdeka Square (Dataran Merdeka) and is frequently the backdrop for Malaysia’s annual Independence Day parades.
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Sultan Abdul Samad Building
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Among Kuala Lumpur’s earliest Moorish-style buildings, the Sultan Abdul Samad Building is a distinguished city landmark that originally served as the secretariat for the colonial British administration. Today it is home to the offices of the Ministry of Information, Communications and Culture of Malaysia. Built in 1897 and designed by AC Norman, it is set to the east of Merdeka Square (Dataran Merdeka) and is frequently the backdrop for Malaysia’s annual Independence Day parades.
Shopping
Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur is one of the largest shopping malls in the city. With over 900 retail outlets, 1200 units of luxury living, 65 dining outlets, 9 screens of blockbuster magic, the country’s first IMAX 3D Theatre experience and Malaysia’s largest indoor theme park complete with the longest indoor multiinverted roller-coaster in Asia Pacific, Times Square offers a full leisure experience.
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Berjaya Times Square
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Berjaya Times Square Kuala Lumpur is one of the largest shopping malls in the city. With over 900 retail outlets, 1200 units of luxury living, 65 dining outlets, 9 screens of blockbuster magic, the country’s first IMAX 3D Theatre experience and Malaysia’s largest indoor theme park complete with the longest indoor multiinverted roller-coaster in Asia Pacific, Times Square offers a full leisure experience.