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Guidebook for Kuala Lumpur

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Guidebook for Kuala Lumpur

Food Scene
KGB (Killer Gourmet Burger) in Bangsar has become my favourite spot for burgers when the craving strikes. To me, the burgers have been fairly consistent in the last 2 years — the patty is made using fresh ground beef with just the right amount of fat so it remains juicy throughout.
Killer Gourmet Burgers - KGB Bangsar
23 Jalan Telawi 2
KGB (Killer Gourmet Burger) in Bangsar has become my favourite spot for burgers when the craving strikes. To me, the burgers have been fairly consistent in the last 2 years — the patty is made using fresh ground beef with just the right amount of fat so it remains juicy throughout.
This place garnered a bit of debate between rif and myself. He likes the food there on both our brunch visits, while I wasn’t a convert the first time around. Admittedly, they do a good Southern Fried Breakfast which I often crave every now and then. We also love the pan seared slow cooked chicken thigh, with mushroom cream sauce. That is rich, hearty and oh-so-sinful! Service was a miss on both our visits; so go there with that in mind and you won’t be disappointed.
Nutmeg
2 Jalan Telawi 1
This place garnered a bit of debate between rif and myself. He likes the food there on both our brunch visits, while I wasn’t a convert the first time around. Admittedly, they do a good Southern Fried Breakfast which I often crave every now and then. We also love the pan seared slow cooked chicken thigh, with mushroom cream sauce. That is rich, hearty and oh-so-sinful! Service was a miss on both our visits; so go there with that in mind and you won’t be disappointed.
I’ve been going to Devi’s Corner for banana leaf rice in Bangsar over the last 4 years when they first started. They serve a good Kerala fish curry and crab curry, which I love drowning my rice in. Try their mutton masala too — it’s pretty noteworthy.
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Restoran Devi's Corner
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I’ve been going to Devi’s Corner for banana leaf rice in Bangsar over the last 4 years when they first started. They serve a good Kerala fish curry and crab curry, which I love drowning my rice in. Try their mutton masala too — it’s pretty noteworthy.
Yeast offers French cuisine in an unfussy bistro ambiance – black and white tiled floor, gently lit dining room and paper-covered tables. Very laidback feel and hardly intimidating. The menu is confident and straightforward, dotted with classic French bistro fare featuring premium local ingredients.
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Yeast Bistronomy
24 Jalan Telawi 2
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Yeast offers French cuisine in an unfussy bistro ambiance – black and white tiled floor, gently lit dining room and paper-covered tables. Very laidback feel and hardly intimidating. The menu is confident and straightforward, dotted with classic French bistro fare featuring premium local ingredients.
Drinks & Nightlife
Wednesday is ladies’ night, when ladies get three free cocktails that are only available on that night. Don’t feel left out, guys – you can get a mug of beer for as low as RM12 any time and any day here. The bar is still growing and will be serving food in the near future. This is definitely the place to be for good and affordable cocktails in Bangsar.
SIX
33 Jalan Telawi 3
Wednesday is ladies’ night, when ladies get three free cocktails that are only available on that night. Don’t feel left out, guys – you can get a mug of beer for as low as RM12 any time and any day here. The bar is still growing and will be serving food in the near future. This is definitely the place to be for good and affordable cocktails in Bangsar.
It features British tavern-like decor, with black-tiled floors, dim lighting, dark wood tables and chairs, and an Old West saloon-style bar. We like the fact that thoroughly efficient staff members keep things running smoothly. Drinks-wise, cocktail choices are limited but you can expect to find house pours and five types of ale on tap: Guinness, Kilkenny, Paulaner, Strongbow and Tiger. The food menu is representative of the pub’s English roots.
Ronnie Q's
32 Jalan Telawi 2
It features British tavern-like decor, with black-tiled floors, dim lighting, dark wood tables and chairs, and an Old West saloon-style bar. We like the fact that thoroughly efficient staff members keep things running smoothly. Drinks-wise, cocktail choices are limited but you can expect to find house pours and five types of ale on tap: Guinness, Kilkenny, Paulaner, Strongbow and Tiger. The food menu is representative of the pub’s English roots.
Largely resembling a Spanish hacienda, with its bright and colourful interior design, La Bodega Lounge is certainly no stranger in Bangsar’s nightlife scene – after all, it has been around since 1999 along Jalan Telawi 2. Well-liked for its extensive tapas menu and classy ambience, the award-winning bistro continues to draw in a steady stream of loyal regulars.
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La Bodega Telawi 2, Bangsar
1 Jalan Telawi
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Largely resembling a Spanish hacienda, with its bright and colourful interior design, La Bodega Lounge is certainly no stranger in Bangsar’s nightlife scene – after all, it has been around since 1999 along Jalan Telawi 2. Well-liked for its extensive tapas menu and classy ambience, the award-winning bistro continues to draw in a steady stream of loyal regulars.
Sightseeing
A vastly different world compared to nearby Bangsar, Brickfields (one of the oldest Indian settlements in the country) is Malaysia’s official Little India. Comprising several streets largely populated with Indian stores and restaurants, they sell everything from traditional Indian goods such as spices and incense, to local delicacies such as vadai, thosai (Indian pancakes made from fermented rice flour) and more. One of the city’s trademark tourist hotspots, it is just a ten-minute walk from KL Sentral station.
Little india
282-286 Jalan Tun Sambanthan
A vastly different world compared to nearby Bangsar, Brickfields (one of the oldest Indian settlements in the country) is Malaysia’s official Little India. Comprising several streets largely populated with Indian stores and restaurants, they sell everything from traditional Indian goods such as spices and incense, to local delicacies such as vadai, thosai (Indian pancakes made from fermented rice flour) and more. One of the city’s trademark tourist hotspots, it is just a ten-minute walk from KL Sentral station.
Buddhist Maha Vihara is an attractive Brickfields temple, about one km from KL Sentral station. Far away enough from the main streets to provide it with a hushed, soothing ambiance, it serves the area’s Sri Lankan community. Locals call it the Brickfields Buddhist Temple and the rusty-red and powder white shrine is small, but inside it is a walled-in world of high ceilings, prettily ornate fixtures and impressive reclining Buddha statues that makes a trip here worthwhile.
Buddhist Maha Vihara
123 Jalan Berhala
Buddhist Maha Vihara is an attractive Brickfields temple, about one km from KL Sentral station. Far away enough from the main streets to provide it with a hushed, soothing ambiance, it serves the area’s Sri Lankan community. Locals call it the Brickfields Buddhist Temple and the rusty-red and powder white shrine is small, but inside it is a walled-in world of high ceilings, prettily ornate fixtures and impressive reclining Buddha statues that makes a trip here worthwhile.
Another prominent temple in Brickfields, Sri Kondaswamy Kovil Hindu Temple is a colourful, ornate shrine dedicated to the Hindu deity Lord Muruga. A popular tourist attraction that dates to 1902, it is centrally located in Brickfields and its practices are strictly orthodox. The most impressive feature at this temple is its ‘gopuram’ (entrance gate) which is said to be the threshold between the material and spiritual world: it is decorated with carvings of hundreds of Hindu deity statues. Besides that, inside the temple is also a pavilion beside a serene, reflecting lotus pond and peacocks wandering through the main courtyard.
Sri Kandaswamy Temple
Another prominent temple in Brickfields, Sri Kondaswamy Kovil Hindu Temple is a colourful, ornate shrine dedicated to the Hindu deity Lord Muruga. A popular tourist attraction that dates to 1902, it is centrally located in Brickfields and its practices are strictly orthodox. The most impressive feature at this temple is its ‘gopuram’ (entrance gate) which is said to be the threshold between the material and spiritual world: it is decorated with carvings of hundreds of Hindu deity statues. Besides that, inside the temple is also a pavilion beside a serene, reflecting lotus pond and peacocks wandering through the main courtyard.
The area has long been Kuala Lumpur's most prominent retail belt that is home to many landmark shopping centres, al-fresco cafés, swanky bars, night markets, as well as hawker-type eateries. This area is popular among tourists and locals, especially among the youths. A part of Bintang Walk is designated as an "Arab Street".
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Bukit Bintang
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The area has long been Kuala Lumpur's most prominent retail belt that is home to many landmark shopping centres, al-fresco cafés, swanky bars, night markets, as well as hawker-type eateries. This area is popular among tourists and locals, especially among the youths. A part of Bintang Walk is designated as an "Arab Street".
Parks & Nature
The bird park is part of the 60-hectare (150-acre) Lake Gardens, which were established in 1888. In addition to the 20.9-acre (8.5 ha) bird park, which was created in 1991, the gardens include an artificial lake, the National Monument, the Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park, the Deer Park, Orchid and Hibiscus gardens, and the former Malaysia Parliament House. It is one of the world's largest covered bird parks.
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Taman Burung Kuala Lumpur
920 Jalan Cenderawasih
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The bird park is part of the 60-hectare (150-acre) Lake Gardens, which were established in 1888. In addition to the 20.9-acre (8.5 ha) bird park, which was created in 1991, the gardens include an artificial lake, the National Monument, the Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park, the Deer Park, Orchid and Hibiscus gardens, and the former Malaysia Parliament House. It is one of the world's largest covered bird parks.
Arts & Culture
The National Museum is a three-story structure of 109.7 meters long and 15.1 meters wide and 37.6 meters at the central point. The museum houses four main galleries allotted to ethnology and natural history. The displays range from free-standing tableaux showing cultural events like weddings, festivals and costumes; to traditional weapons, musical instruments, arts and crafts, ceramics, and flora and fauna.
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National Museum of Malaysia
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The National Museum is a three-story structure of 109.7 meters long and 15.1 meters wide and 37.6 meters at the central point. The museum houses four main galleries allotted to ethnology and natural history. The displays range from free-standing tableaux showing cultural events like weddings, festivals and costumes; to traditional weapons, musical instruments, arts and crafts, ceramics, and flora and fauna.
Shopping
Bangsar Village first opened its doors in 2004. For those of you new to the city, this neighbourhood shopping centre is situated in the heart of hip and happening Bangsar, an area popular with locals and expatriates alike. Bangsar is a much sought after residential area very centrally located within Kuala Lumpur with excellent amenities. Bangsar Village has over seventy specialty shops selected to cater to the everday needs of families living within the immediate vicinity initially but our family of customers have grown now to include families from a larger geographic area.
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Bangsar Village
1 Jalan Telawi 1
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Bangsar Village first opened its doors in 2004. For those of you new to the city, this neighbourhood shopping centre is situated in the heart of hip and happening Bangsar, an area popular with locals and expatriates alike. Bangsar is a much sought after residential area very centrally located within Kuala Lumpur with excellent amenities. Bangsar Village has over seventy specialty shops selected to cater to the everday needs of families living within the immediate vicinity initially but our family of customers have grown now to include families from a larger geographic area.
High class, exclusive and expensive are just a few of the words that locals use to describe Bangsar Shopping Centre – a quiet fixture within the affluent Bangsar neighbourhood. Opened in the early ‘90s, it’s been newly-refurbished and though other malls have mushroomed along nearby Jalan Telawi (Bangsar Village I & I), it’s still a favourite with the local residents. Also known as BSC to residents, the mall features over 322,000sqft of retail space and its portfolio of stores includes international brands and high-end boutiques of local designers. A favourite haunt of fu thais (Cantonese for rich married ladies), this mall’s the retail address for the area’s well heeled.
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Bangsar Shopping Centre
285 Jalan Maarof
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High class, exclusive and expensive are just a few of the words that locals use to describe Bangsar Shopping Centre – a quiet fixture within the affluent Bangsar neighbourhood. Opened in the early ‘90s, it’s been newly-refurbished and though other malls have mushroomed along nearby Jalan Telawi (Bangsar Village I & I), it’s still a favourite with the local residents. Also known as BSC to residents, the mall features over 322,000sqft of retail space and its portfolio of stores includes international brands and high-end boutiques of local designers. A favourite haunt of fu thais (Cantonese for rich married ladies), this mall’s the retail address for the area’s well heeled.
Mid Valley Megamall is a complex comprising a shopping mall, an office tower block, 30 offices, and 2 hotels located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was opened in November 1999. The mall has 4.5 million square feet (420,000 m²) of total floor area, out of which 1.7 million square feet (158,000 m²) is leasable space. World 8th largest shopping mall.
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Mid Valley Megamall
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Mid Valley Megamall is a complex comprising a shopping mall, an office tower block, 30 offices, and 2 hotels located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was opened in November 1999. The mall has 4.5 million square feet (420,000 m²) of total floor area, out of which 1.7 million square feet (158,000 m²) is leasable space. World 8th largest shopping mall.
One of the city’s trademark tourist hotspots, Kuala Lumpur’s Little India spans from Jalan Travers to Jalan Tun Sambanthan in Brickfields, just a ten-minute walk from Bangsar. Its wide streets are home to stores that sell everything from traditional Indian goods such as saris, flower garlands, spices and Bollywood music, to local delicacies such as vadai, thosai (Indian pancakes made from fermented rice flour) and more. Just a stone’s throw away from KL Sentral station, it is reminiscent of a Middle Eastern bazaar, with a 35-foot fountain at the junction, an information kiosk at Jalan Thamby Abdullah and a three-storey Indian bazaar at the end of Jalan Tun Sambanthan. Vibrant and colourful,
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Brickfields
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One of the city’s trademark tourist hotspots, Kuala Lumpur’s Little India spans from Jalan Travers to Jalan Tun Sambanthan in Brickfields, just a ten-minute walk from Bangsar. Its wide streets are home to stores that sell everything from traditional Indian goods such as saris, flower garlands, spices and Bollywood music, to local delicacies such as vadai, thosai (Indian pancakes made from fermented rice flour) and more. Just a stone’s throw away from KL Sentral station, it is reminiscent of a Middle Eastern bazaar, with a 35-foot fountain at the junction, an information kiosk at Jalan Thamby Abdullah and a three-storey Indian bazaar at the end of Jalan Tun Sambanthan. Vibrant and colourful,
Getting Around
Kuala Lumpur Sentral (KL Sentral) or Sentral Kuala Lumpur is a transit-oriented development that houses the main railway station of Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. Opened on 16 April 2001, KL Sentral replaced the old Kuala Lumpur railway station as the city's main intercity railway station. KL Sentral is the largest railway station in Malaysia.
Terminal Bus KL Sentral
Kuala Lumpur Sentral (KL Sentral) or Sentral Kuala Lumpur is a transit-oriented development that houses the main railway station of Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. Opened on 16 April 2001, KL Sentral replaced the old Kuala Lumpur railway station as the city's main intercity railway station. KL Sentral is the largest railway station in Malaysia.
Bangsar LRT station on the Kelana Jaya Line located at Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur. It is an elevated station exactly located above Jalan Bangsar. Although it is located at Jalan Bangsar, it is located at quite a distance from most parts of Bangsar, namely Bangsar Baru.
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Bank Rakyat Bangsar
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Bangsar LRT station on the Kelana Jaya Line located at Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur. It is an elevated station exactly located above Jalan Bangsar. Although it is located at Jalan Bangsar, it is located at quite a distance from most parts of Bangsar, namely Bangsar Baru.