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Destination Guide

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is more than meets the eye.

Destination Guide Kuala Lumpur

Know Before You Go

At YEN, traditional Chinese recipes have been revisited with contemporary interpretations, while carefully selected fresh seafood is prepared with ancient techniques. Chef Weng’s menu comprises consummate dim sum, Cantonese specialties and signature noodles.

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Dig In

Talk Like a Local

Learn the slang from the streets.

Lah

/lah/ suffix.
Affectionate slang used to compliment almost any sentence in a social conversation, used by Malaysians everywhere and all the time.
Ok-lah! C'mon, lah!

Neighborhoods to Explore

1. Bangsar

Bangsar is the Beverly Hills of Malaysia. It's a lush residential suburb with great nightlife, and dotted by shops, restaurants and bars all around.

2. Bukit Bintang

Start at Pavillion and shop till you drop, then take a walk down to Jalan Alor to be rewarded with a long stretch of local food haven.

3. Chinatown

Chinatown hosts a famous flea market with vendors lining up the streets, serving up a taste of exciting local flavors.

4. Brickfields

Brickfields is home to Little India, a colorful maze of jewelry stores, textile shops and traditional Indian sweets, plus hole-in-the-wall restaurants serving banana-leaf curries and thosai pancakes.

Ultimate Access to Kuala Lumpur

Omakase + Appreciate

Omakase + Appreciate

Bangunan Ming Annexe, 9 Jalan Ampang

Omakase + Appreciate is a cocktail lounge piloted by two award-winning, topflight Malaysian bartenders.

Meliha Faisal

Meliha Faisal / Insider

Look for the door that spells out "Danger."

Pulp by Papa Palheta

Pulp by Papa Palheta

29, Jalan Riong, Bangsar

This coffee shop resides within the premises of APW, a prolific printing factory turn creative space where arts, culture, and technology converge.

Meliha Faisal

Meliha Faisal / Insider

Order one of their specialty filter coffees with a pecan pie to go with it.

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Rubberduck

DETOX

Rubberduck

60 Jalan Sri Hartamas 1

A hidden gem for clean-eating. Try the beetroot lattes and yummy smoothie bowls!

Elysium Bar + Terrace

RETOX

Elysium Bar + Terrace

Wisma Goldhill. No. 67 Jalan Raja

Catch international DJs on rotation for a night filled with great music and hazy memories.

Packing List

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1. Shades

Pick up a pair of Medium Rare shades at multiple stores across town. My favorite is Major Drop!

2. Shoes

Drop by Yokentheam to get a pair of these mules so you can walk around KL stylishly and comfortably.

3. Dress

Browse through Ezzati Amira’s spring/summer collection for an elegant maxi dress.