May 30 2012

Review: Unique Seafood

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Anyone up for some fresh seafood in Kuala Lumpur? If heading for the coast is too time-consuming and inconvenient, then this is the place for you in Kuala Lumpur: Unique Seafood is 15 minutes from the city centre by cab and you’ll find more than a hundred fish tanks filled with fresh seafood imported from … read the full post

May 27 2012

Century eggs

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Known as century eggs, hundred-year eggs, millennium eggs or pidan, this Chinese delicacy is not as old as its name suggests but might take that long to work up the courage to eat. If you can get over the pungent smell and its odd colour, its a popular dish in Malaysia that you might find yourself … read the full post

May 22 2012

Markets in Kuala Lumpur: Mont Kiara’s ABC market

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The Mont Kiara market is a favourite of expats and tourists who are familiar with this flash neighbourhood, a short 15 minutes by taxi from the KL city centre. Known as the Arts, Bric-a-brac and Crafts (ABC) Market, this bazaar is slightly bizarre. While in theory there’s a theme to the ABC Market, in practice … read the full post

May 19 2012

Review: NeroFico

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NeroFico is a “jazzeria” — a combined jazz and trattoria outlet — in Kuala Lumpur’s Damansara Heights that’s an affordable but stylish spot to savour classic Italian food, or to end up listening to some jazz later in the evening. A 15-minute cab ride from the city, Damansara plays host to a fresh crop of … read the full post

May 18 2012

Getting a Thai visa in Kuala Lumpur

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If you’re heading to Kuala Lumpur and then onwards to Thailand, the Royal Thai Embassy in KL is a fine place to get a visa. While not quite as painless as completing the process in Bali, we found the embassy in KL to be organised and professional. If you show up prepared, you’ll have plenty … read the full post

May 13 2012

Review: F Concept Dining by Buffalo Kitchens

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The Buffalo brand of stainless steel kitchenware and appliances have now ventured into another aspect of the food business in Kuala Lumpur with its F Concept Dining. Located smack in the middle of Bangsar, it’s right above Chawan on the corner of Jalan Telawi 3 and across Bangsar Village. Going a way toward answering the … read the full post

May 09 2012

Review: Fatty Crab

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Fatty Crab is a name on Kuala Lumpur‘s seafood circuit that any self-respecting seafood lover ought to know. It’s impossible to miss with the crowds waiting outside to dine here; even with two floors of seating, you may need to wait more than an hour on weekends for a table. The best strategy is to … read the full post

May 02 2012

Markets in Kuala Lumpur: Amcorp Mall’s Flea Market

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Amcorp Mall started hosting its flea market in 1998, making it supposedly the first mall to start hosting flea markets in Malaysia. With the growing number of malls in the city, this one is largely deserted on weekdays; but don’t let that throw you off as shoppers are still drawn to stalls that set up … read the full post

Apr 30 2012

Photo essay: Bersih 3.0 in Kuala Lumpur

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Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, April 28, demanding free and fair elections, in a day that was to show the best and worst of Malaysia. From the early morning, trains packed with protesters came into central KL; the major roads having been blocked by the police. … read the full post

Apr 26 2012

Review: Kanna Curry House

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A short hop from the Liza De Inn Hotel, you’ll find Kanna Curry House in Section 17, a residential part of Petaling Jaya. With a modest but clean interior and a simple outdoor section with plastic tables and chairs, it may look like any other south Indian joint in Kuala Lumpur. But appearances are not … read the full post

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