Kuala Lumpur is more than meets the eye.
How I See Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur is known for its fast-paced spirit. She boasts a sunny tropical climate, flourishing jungle, soaring buildings and traditional Malaysian architecture – a meeting of old and new, nature and humankind. Even within the city center, nature is juxtaposed against architecture with towering skyscrapers emerging from the canopy of green. Kuala Lumpur is home to a multicultural mix of world-class cuisine and creativity, the perfect spot for the brand's debut in Malaysia.
Know Before You Go
Chinese classics redefined, YEN, aptly means ‘vibrant’ in Mandarin. This restaurant dishes up a harmonious dining experience that is both sociable and sophisticated, made all the more exciting with an injection of pop art elements. YEN revisits traditional Cantonese recipes and a wide selection of fresh seafood. It’s all about theatrics at YEN, so keep your eyes peeled for dishes whipped up using high quality ingredients, curated to be a tantalizing feast for your eyes and mouth.
Talk Like a Local
Learn the slang from the streets.
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
Chinatown hosts a famous flea market with vendors lining up the streets, serving up a taste of exciting local flavors.
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.
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.
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.
121, Jalan Ampang
Ultimate Access to Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Kampung Attap, 80 - 84, Jalan Rotan
A refurbished dilapidated row of shop lots turned vibrant arts, design, music and fashion hub. The Zhongshan Building plays home to a mini gallery, studios, research centers, cafes, a library, a record store and many more. This is one of my favorite spots to chill at and immerse in.
Wisma Lim Foo Yoong, 86
Suzie Wong is about as extravagant as a speakeasy can get. The attention to detail in this oriental-Hong-Kong-meets -sultry-British themed bar is admirable. The bar is inspired by fictional Suzie Wong, a working mother moonlighting as a prostitute, who fell in love with a client Robert Lomax.
50, Jalan Doraisamy
Get a bold taste of Peranakan at Limapulo. Rediscover old-school Malaysian memorabilia, ornaments and trinkets of yesteryear and savor local favorites like Gerang Assam Fish and Pineapple Prawn Curry.
17A, Jalan Telawi
Aptly dubbed ‘Collector of Happy Things’, Snackfood is an aesthetic dream come true. They offer an eclectic range of quirky, one-of-a-kind lifestyle products ranging from journals and adult coloring books, magazines like Flow and Frankie, to artisan homemade candles and tea blends.
Either / Or
Babel, W Kuala Lumpur’s fitness partners, has curated a series of workouts that are designed to leave you feeling harder, better, faster, stronger with classes such as HIIT20, Aqua45 & Sunrise Yoga.
Pick up a pair of Medium Rare shades at multiple stores across town.
Drop by Yokentheam to get a pair of these mules so you can walk around KL stylishly and comfortably.
Crafted by hands, curated by hearts. Browse through FERN‘s collection for a contemporary luxury design house fusing handcrafted Batik with modern designs.
W Kuala Lumpur
W Kuala Lumpur redefines the local scene with glamour and sophistication.