malaysia :: kuala lumpur :: general
Posted 25 February 2010 - 10:17 AM
Posted 25 February 2010 - 02:34 PM
Try Luna Bar on the 33rd floor of the Menara Pan Global/Pacific Regency hotel. My favourite place to drink in KL. Cheap too (by Australian standards).
There's a few quality vintage stores in BB plaza off Jln Bukit Bintang. As well as a very very well stocked design/architecture/interior design/fashion etc etc book and magazine store.
Posted 28 February 2010 - 09:45 AM
from KLIA airport, you can take the express rail (around RM30-40, taxi RM50-60, im not sure if theres a fast bus service though)
yea try the luna bar and the sky bar at traders hotel across from klcc. should go there around sunset. theres also this reggae bar in china town which has ridiculous cheap drinks.
in terms of food, theres some great places to eat. even the food court at malls are quite decent.
nightlife: changkat bukit bintang is happening on weekends. theres also zouk and jalan p ramlee.
lemme know when youll arrive in kl i might be able to show you around if im avail.
if you like islamic architecture and taking photos, theres this administration city in between the airport and KL called putrajaya. its quite a decent place to take photos.
Posted 22 October 2010 - 01:17 AM
I'm wanting to check out the shopping places mentioned on this thread but should I save most of my shopping money for the HK trip? I've been to neither cities so not too sure.
Not really after high end designer labels, maybe a decent pair of raw selvedge jeans (>13oz) , some well fitting button up shirts and other casual wear. The list I have atm is:
Pavillion Bukit Bintang
Sungai Wang near Royale Bintang
Bread and butter store at pavillion
Tenc at pavillion
Materiel at pavillion
Also I was thinking of checking out these places:
National Art Gallery
Islamic Arts Museum
KL bird park
Kanching Rainforest waterfall
Petronas Twin towers
Orchard and Hibiscus gardens
Lunch at the Coliseum
Safari Lagoon rooftop water park
Kuala Lumpur tower
Any other suggestions or places I shouldnt visit?
Posted 24 October 2010 - 01:59 AM
tenc somehow sells american-eagle like clothes but theres also jil sander stuff (mind you the popped collar look only recently came to malaysia...)
starhill gallery is across from pavilion and its real posh, good expensive foodcourt at the basement
theres gonna be a place called fahrenheit 88 or something across from pavilion as well and has uniqlo, but dont know when theyre gonna open for sure.
in terms of nightlife, theres a row of bars at changkat bukit bintang about 10 mins south of pavilion walking. theres also 7ate9 restaurant and bar behind klcc below ascott residence. luna bar at pan global is right below the kl tower, must go to that rooftop bar (has a pool). skybar is at the top of traders hotel across from klcc, must go to.
in terms of places to visit, ive only been to some of those places even though currently live here so cant say much
Posted 30 October 2010 - 08:06 PM
A friend told me that "Old China Cafe" is a great dining place. Anyone been there or can recommend any other places?
If you like clubbing Zouk KL is a cool place I've heard.
Posted 02 November 2010 - 07:36 AM
arbitrary shit depending on what night you go/who you're with
Posted 15 November 2010 - 08:19 AM
Posted 15 November 2010 - 08:34 AM
Posted 15 November 2010 - 09:47 AM
the only positive is that the pricing is almost equal to Japan pricing.
I don't live in KL anymore so this is what my friends back home are telling me.
Posted 18 November 2010 - 03:41 PM
any place i can get a decent haircut on short notice?
Posted 22 November 2010 - 04:46 PM
Posted 09 December 2010 - 06:15 AM
Posted 17 December 2010 - 02:49 AM
Check out the Pavillion across the road also owned by YTL Holdings.
A place to stay at is Hotel Maya: http://www.wikichich...tel_maya/review Which is the only boutique hotel thingy in KL. Right opp from Zouk.
Posted 25 December 2010 - 02:14 PM
Posted 23 January 2011 - 09:36 AM
Posted 01 February 2011 - 01:35 AM
And the KL Uniqlo is seems pretty well sized, and some good shit on sale.
Posted 01 February 2011 - 05:53 AM
even Club Monaco could close down. Specialized, individualized, independent boutiques that most SuFu members are after would be hard to find in KL. but keep reading tho..
What we have though are high street labels; some of which we can get a good selection of stuff from. Topman has their own standalone branch in KLCC. Zara is in most major malls. Uniqlo is a saviour. Cotton On can get dirt cheap. For reasons unknown, the horrendous brand Armani Exchange and CK jeans are popular and found everywhere.
HIgh end labels are usually the generic ones available in most other capitals already. Doubt prices are much cheaper here too, altho sales can be good. Lanvin was up to 40-70% off storewide. HIgh end shopping can be done at Starhill and Pavilion.
For cheap clothes, there are tonnes of selection for the girls, with boutiques selling cheaply made clothes from Thailand, China, Korea, Taiwan. Bangsar's Telawi area is a pleasant place for this. For better prices, Sungai Wang is the tackiest but most comprehensive mall for cheap stuff, take an aspirin before going in. Prices can't beat Bangkok, tho.
For the guys, slim pickings.
Noteworthy boutiques selling good clothes for men?
M for men in Gardens (Fred Perry, K Karl Lagerfeld, CDG PLAY), tenc in Pavilion (although I am not sure if this place is still open) and Materiel in Parkson Pavilion. Menswear section in Pavilion's Tangs and Parkson are quite decent. MUSA is open in Avenue K, rave reviews altho I haven't been there myself.
Food is a different story, tho. Lots to offer for restaurants and bars. Just need to checkout the Time Out KL or KLUE websites for recommendations and listings.
Posted 05 February 2011 - 02:36 PM
tangs is awesome. they got some h by hudson there, surprisingly.
ive never been to that MUSA place, avenue k always seems barren.
Posted 06 February 2011 - 02:40 AM
they used to sell jc de castelbajac t shirts the last time i was there yonks ago
yea tangs is great, they have this small select section that stocks lesser known labels like greyhound. used to see john varvatos there but don't think they do them anymore. and their fred perry selection seems better than the one at fred perry store
btw u like 7ate9? food was ok but i felt the menu a bit too limited
delucca is nice, and twentyone is nice for both food and drinks. palate palette too
Posted 11 April 2011 - 09:09 AM
-Petronas Towers is completely bad ass
-Zouk was crackin
-Unlike Istean Shinjuku, do not expect to find anything good at Isetan KL
Probably back to do another show soon. Will alert the Superfuturians once it's booked.
Posted 27 May 2011 - 03:37 PM
I was thinking of planning a trip with the wife, spend a few days in KL and a few days at Langkawi... seems like such a beautiful country. We were in Thailand last year (Chiang Mai and Phuket) and loved it. Chiang Mai was the best city I've ever traveled to, Phuket wasn't my cup of tea but it got us itching to explore more of SE Asia.
Posted 27 May 2011 - 04:58 PM
Isetan in KL & Singapore is kinda more like Nordstroms and less like the jap versions
Zouk is always cracking. Atrak spinning next sat @ Zouk (singapore)
Langkawi is awesome for its scenery, i normally rent a boat out with friends, go out fishing/chilling then seafood dinner at night
Posted 20 August 2011 - 05:41 AM
Posted 27 October 2011 - 07:51 PM