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One Night in KL: Suggestions?

Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 12 Nov 2012 1:16 pm

I have one afternoon/evening (a Sunday evening...) and morning in KL coming up. Any suggestions? Staying in Bukit Bintang.

Good local food suggestions very welcome. I like taking photos, so any scenic spot suggestions are welcome. Will Petronas Towers have an observation deck worth visiting that will be open, preferably the hour before sundown?

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Postby the lynx » Mon, 12 Nov 2012 1:38 pm

zzm9980 wrote:I have one afternoon/evening (a Sunday evening...) and morning in KL coming up. Any suggestions? Staying in Bukit Bintang.

Good local food suggestions very welcome. I like taking photos, so any scenic spot suggestions are welcome. Will Petronas Towers have an observation deck worth visiting that will be open, preferably the hour before sundown?

Thanks :D


Yes it has observation deck and skybridge at the Level 42 (I think) which is open until night so you can take sunset photos if it fancies you.

http://www.petronastwintowers.com.my/#


If you like character, walk past Pudu Raya to Petaling Street and enjoy the local food as well as the bustling market.

Watch out, watch your belongings and watch over your shoulder. And never walk through dark streets, no matter how tempted you are and how close it will bring you to another brightly lit street.

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Re: One Night in KL: Suggestions?

Postby v4jr4 » Mon, 12 Nov 2012 1:42 pm

zzm9980 wrote:I have one afternoon/evening (a Sunday evening...) and morning in KL coming up. Any suggestions? Staying in Bukit Bintang.

Good local food suggestions very welcome. I like taking photos, so any scenic spot suggestions are welcome. Will Petronas Towers have an observation deck worth visiting that will be open, preferably the hour before sundown?

Thanks :D


Around Bukit Bintang, you'll find several makan places, mostly Chinese foods. I can't say it's good, but the price itself is pretty expensive.
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Re: One Night in KL: Suggestions?

Postby nakatago » Mon, 12 Nov 2012 1:51 pm

v4jr4 wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:I have one afternoon/evening (a Sunday evening...) and morning in KL coming up. Any suggestions? Staying in Bukit Bintang.

Good local food suggestions very welcome. I like taking photos, so any scenic spot suggestions are welcome. Will Petronas Towers have an observation deck worth visiting that will be open, preferably the hour before sundown?

Thanks :D


Around Bukit Bintang, you'll find several makan places, mostly Chinese foods. I can't say it's good, but the price itself is pretty expensive.


Gee, Singapore's saturated enough of straits Chinese type of food. Aren't there more Malay food type of places, given the city is predominantly Malays as is Singapore is predominantly Chinese?

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Postby carlsum1986 » Mon, 12 Nov 2012 1:53 pm

jalan alor for some character and food....

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Postby v4jr4 » Mon, 12 Nov 2012 1:54 pm

nakatago wrote:
v4jr4 wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:I have one afternoon/evening (a Sunday evening...) and morning in KL coming up. Any suggestions? Staying in Bukit Bintang.

Good local food suggestions very welcome. I like taking photos, so any scenic spot suggestions are welcome. Will Petronas Towers have an observation deck worth visiting that will be open, preferably the hour before sundown?

Thanks :D


Around Bukit Bintang, you'll find several makan places, mostly Chinese foods. I can't say it's good, but the price itself is pretty expensive.


Gee, Singapore's saturated enough of straits Chinese type of food. Aren't there more Malay food type of places, given the city is predominantly Malays as is Singapore is predominantly Chinese?


Not that I aware of. Plus, I only stay for 1 night. Not enough time :P
Maybe lynx has some hints.
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Re: One Night in KL: Suggestions?

Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 12 Nov 2012 1:56 pm

Thanks for tips everyone!

nakatago wrote:Gee, Singapore's saturated enough of straits Chinese type of food. Aren't there more Malay food type of places, given the city is predominantly Malays as is Singapore is predominantly Chinese?


Yeah, the last thing I want is more Straits Chinese. Was hoping for someone to tell me "The best roti prata (or mee goreng) in SE Asia is right there..." or something. :)

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Postby v4jr4 » Mon, 12 Nov 2012 1:57 pm

zzm9980 wrote:Thanks for tips everyone!

nakatago wrote:Gee, Singapore's saturated enough of straits Chinese type of food. Aren't there more Malay food type of places, given the city is predominantly Malays as is Singapore is predominantly Chinese?


Yeah, the last thing I want is more Straits Chinese. Was hoping for someone to tell me "The best roti prata (or mee goreng) in SE Asia is right there..." or something. :)


Well, Jalan Alor will be the last resort then :lol:
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Re: One Night in KL: Suggestions?

Postby nakatago » Mon, 12 Nov 2012 2:00 pm

zzm9980 wrote:Thanks for tips everyone!

nakatago wrote:Gee, Singapore's saturated enough of straits Chinese type of food. Aren't there more Malay food type of places, given the city is predominantly Malays as is Singapore is predominantly Chinese?


Yeah, the last thing I want is more Straits Chinese. Was hoping for someone to tell me "The best roti prata (or mee goreng) in SE Asia is right there..." or something. :)


It's like going to Europe for a tour and only eating at Chinese restaurants. :P


...oh, wait.

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Postby the lynx » Mon, 12 Nov 2012 2:03 pm

I totally forgot about Jalan Alor. Thanks carlsum for pointing that out. It has more variety (not just straits Chinese food) of mamak, Malay, Indian, Chinese, Vietnamese/Nepalese, pseudo-Western etc, compared to Jalan Petaling. Jalan Petaling is more of a market street than a hawker street now that I compare between the two.

A friend told me that you can go to lanes around Changkat Bukit Bintang for Middle Eastern food but I've never been there so no comment about that.

But seriously that's all I can recommend. OP has too little time to go any further so within the Golden Triangle will do.

Note: For watering holes, head north a little to Jalan P Ramlee (although you may be turned off by the clubbing get-go that has been swallowing up the vibe from your usual beer and rock music -- but hey, maybe you do have different taste :P).
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Re: One Night in KL: Suggestions?

Postby v4jr4 » Mon, 12 Nov 2012 2:03 pm

nakatago wrote:
It's like going to Europe for a tour and only eating at Chinese restaurants. :P


...oh, wait.


Funny thing is, when my friend and his family went to India, they kept on looking for Chinese food :roll:
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Re: One Night in KL: Suggestions?

Postby nakatago » Mon, 12 Nov 2012 2:05 pm

v4jr4 wrote:
nakatago wrote:
It's like going to Europe for a tour and only eating at Chinese restaurants. :P


...oh, wait.


Funny thing is, when my friend and his family went to India, they kept on looking for Chinese food :roll:


And Indians going to Beijing/Shanghai look for Indian food?

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Postby v4jr4 » Mon, 12 Nov 2012 2:29 pm

nakatago wrote:
v4jr4 wrote:
nakatago wrote:
It's like going to Europe for a tour and only eating at Chinese restaurants. :P


...oh, wait.


Funny thing is, when my friend and his family went to India, they kept on looking for Chinese food :roll:


And Indians going to Beijing/Shanghai look for Indian food?


Yep. My colleague did that in HK. But in Beijing/Shanghai, they end up with vegetarian foods. Last resort :P
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Re: One Night in KL: Suggestions?

Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 12 Nov 2012 2:31 pm

v4jr4 wrote:
nakatago wrote:
It's like going to Europe for a tour and only eating at Chinese restaurants. :P


...oh, wait.


Funny thing is, when my friend and his family went to India, they kept on looking for Chinese food :roll:


Indian-Chinese is a legitimate type of food that is definitely worth trying. It's really good.

Here is a link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Chinese_cuisine
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Postby zzm9980 » Mon, 12 Nov 2012 2:35 pm

Jalan Alor and Changkat Bukit Bintang sound pretty good, I'll check those out. I'll have a friend for part of the time anyway, so hopefully will get some recommendations then. Just need something to do for five-six hours while alone.

I hope to make it back again soon, I saw someone's photos on Facebook taken from a place called "Bukit Tabur @Taman Melawati". I intend to get there and get some photos myself too.

edit: This link may or may not work:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... nt_mention



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