Jul 07 2012

Thean Hou Temple

If temples aren't your thing, you'll still enjoy the view from Thean Hou

Thean Hou Temple sits on Robson Hill just off Jalan Syed Putra in Kuala Lumpur. One of the largest Chinese temples in Southeast Asia, it is also one of the most elaborately decorated and commands stunning views of the KL skyline. With four levels, there’s a whole lot to be discovered on Thean Hou’s beautiful … read the full post

Jul 04 2012

Review: Lanna Amazing Thai Cuisine

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While the name may not be modest, Lanna Amazing Thai Cuisine is a small, simple restaurant with just seven or eight wooden tables. Located across from Antipodean Cafe on Jalan Telawi in Bangsar, it’s flown under the radar when it comes to restaurants in Kuala Lumpur for some time, but it’s a cosy spot, the … read the full post

Jun 30 2012

Where to get a manicure/pedicure in KL

It always begins in a Boudoir

Kuala Lumpur isn’t lacking in places to get cheap manicures and pedicures, but what if you’re after some shaping plus a little pampering? Malaysian model and TV host Soong Ai Ling runs two sumptuous nail spas in centrally located Bangsar Village II, 15 minutes’ drive from KL city centre. Prices are not as exorbitant as … read the full post

Jun 27 2012

Review: KLIA-LCCT Tune Hotel

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A Tune That Sings To Your Budget

Going through a long layover in Kuala Lumpur? If you’re on a budget and looking for somewhere to crash during your transfer or before a flight, Tune Hotel may be a good bet. With more than 220 regular double rooms and a couple of wheelchair-friendly ones, this six-storey building is easily sighted from the LCCT … read the full post

Jun 24 2012

Review: Village Roast Duck

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Familiar with Cantonese cuisine? It’s more than just dim sum, with roast duck being an institution all of its own. In London, the Four Seasons’ roast duck restaurant has become famous, particularly in Cantonese circles, for being the best outside of Hong Kong. Now two siblings who worked for eight years in the London Bayswater … read the full post

Jun 24 2012

Review: Antipodean Cafe, Kuala Lumpur

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With a red and black exterior and a patio occupied to the brim during lunch, Antipodean Cafe on Kuala Lumpur‘s trendy Jalan Telawi is one of Bangsar’s most successful lunch and coffeehouses (though they’re open for dinner too). Drawing inspiration from the taste and lifestyle of the Antipodes to the south, its extensive menu is … read the full post

Jun 23 2012

Review: Rebung Chef Ismail

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Flamboyant and amicable Chef Ismail is a homegrown Malaysian celebrity who has made a name for himself by cooking traditional kampong (village) style cuisine and bringing it to big city and beyond; you can sample his dishes at Rebung Chef Ismail, a converted bungalow house (he opened it with another well-known identity, Malaysia‘s first astronaut, … read the full post

Jun 16 2012

Dim sum in Kuala Lumpur

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Siu Mai in a steamed basket will polish your chopstick skills as you try to get a hold on these yummy things!

Dim sum is a Cantonese custom that you can enjoy at various locations throughout Kuala Lumpur. Dim Sum, literally translated as “to touch your heart,” originated in the teahouses of China but this charming way of dining has made inroads into most parts of Asia and has become part of the culture in Malaysia and … read the full post

Jun 12 2012

Seafood in Port Klang: Part 2

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Port Klang may be famous for its seafood, but it’s even more so for preparing it steamboat style. While you’ll find traditional Chinese steamboat in Kuala Lumpur’s restaurants, it takes fresh ingredients and specialty in marinating to really bring out the flavour of the meats, and Port Klang, with the Straits of Melaka at its … read the full post

Jun 11 2012

Seafood in Port Klang: Part 1

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Whether you’re seeking a quick culinary expedition or just looking for a new place to visit for a day from Kuala Lumpur, Port Klang is easily accessible and allows you to combine filling your stomach with the discovery of a new location. Relatively unknown by foreigners, Port Klang’s crab and steamboat dishes are highly sought … read the full post

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