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What's New and What's Fun in KL?

With its interesting brew of Malay, Chinese, Indian, indigenous and Western cultures, KL is a lively city. Whether it is your first time here or you’re a frequent visitor, check out KL Magazine for the best tips and advice.

While others visit Petronas Towers and Petaling Street, we will point you in the direction of the best places to eat, shop, sleep and see. We review only the best and bring you back stage passes to club openings, unique attractions and the tastiest restaurants in town. Whether it is a quirky Korean dessert café, a trendy boutique hotel or an exclusive rooftop bar, this guide is sure to make your KL experience unique.

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Top 10 Everything KLCC Top 10 Everything KLCC

Home to a variety of must-see landmarks and experiences, we've narrowed down the best places to see, shop, eat and go at night in KLCC. Read More...

 
Top 10 Restaurants in Chinatown Top 10 Restaurants in Chinatown

Chinatown is full of sights, sounds and smells that will tantalise your taste buds - forget about searching its narrow streets for the best places to eat, and simply check out our list of favourites. Read More...

Top 10 Attractions in Chinatown Top 10 Attractions in Chinatown

A small area largely dominated by the city’s Chinese community, Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown is a thriving tourist bubble crammed with some of the city’s best cultural sites. Read More...

 
Top 5 Shopping in Chinatown Top 5 Shopping in Chinatown

An area of Kuala Lumpur known for its bustle and exotica, Chinatown KL is a well-known bargain hunter’s paradise that seemingly never sleeps, with several exciting retail experiences along its busy, narrow streets. Read More...

Hotel Expert Reviews (Not boring anymore!)

 

Hotel Maya Kuala Lumpur Hotel Maya Kuala Lumpur

Offering guests something a bit different from the usual five-star environment, Hotel Maya is an award-winning property that is up there with the world’s best, with enough know-how to keep guests plugged into all of the action. Read More...

 
Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur is a luxury hotel within the exciting Golden Triangle, offering immaculate rooms and facilities along with sweeping views of the Petronas Twin Towers. Read More...

Berjaya Times Square Hotel Berjaya Times Square Hotel

Set beside a shopping mall with an indoor theme park, the twin-complex Berjaya Times Square Hotel is a five-star property with a lively atmosphere, 650 super spacious rooms and fantastic facilities. Read More...

 
ibis Styles Kuala Lumpur Fraser Business Park ibis Styles KL

ibis Styles Hotel KL is a good choice for the budget-conscious and corporate crowd with 500 modern rooms that have free Wi-Fi, iPod docking stations, flat-screen satellite TVs, safes and mini-fridges. Read More...

 

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All-Night Restaurants In KL 7 All-Night Restaurants

Kuala Lumpur is home to an extensive collection of restaurants and cafes serving all types of food after midnight: here we list down our favourites – so take a look and then hit the streets tonight to enjoy! Read More...

 
7 KL Cake Shops In 7 Days 7 Cake Shops In 7 Days

In the mood for a heavenly dessert? Then head to one of KL’s numerous bakeries and cafes to indulge your sweet tooth: we’ve listed seven of our favourites – a new place for you to indulge in sweet sins each day of the week. Read More...

Previously on Kuala-Lumpur.ws
El Cerdo, Changkat Bukit Bintang El Cerdo Restaurant

If you are in the mood to put some pork on your fork, head on over to El Cerdo along Changkat Bukit Bintang for carefully crafted dishes with inventive porky interpretations. Read More...

 
Tous Les Jours Tous Les Jours

Tous Les Jours is a French-Korean bakery with classic French pastries, unique South Korean breads and a wide array of delicious cakes. Opens daily from 08:00 till 22:00. Read More...

Melur and Thyme Melur and Thyme

Melur and Thyme is an East-meets-West restaurant with a quiet ambiance at a less-prodded area in KLCC. Serving fusion-Malaysian dishes with a focus on duck, it is a great place to for a hearty lunch and dinner. Read More...

 
Starhill Culinary Studio Starhill Culinary Studio

Hone your culinary skills by joining classes at Starhill Culinary Studio! Learn how to cook your favourite Malaysian dishes, delicious Japanese cuisine and delectable French snacks in a sleek, comfortable atmosphere. Read More...

Espressolab Coffee Shop Espressolab Coffee Shop

A serious establishment for all things coffee, Espressolab is a minimalist café in Solaris serving up some of the best coffee in the city, allowing guests to bring in outside food to enjoy with their drinks. Read More...

 
Area 27, Bukit Bintang

In Kuala Lumpur the name Bernard Chandran is synonymous with local haute couture. Read More...

Burger Junkyard Burger Junkyard

Burger Junkyard in Kota Damansara – a gourmet burger bar worth investigating for its hearty, inventive meat sandwiches. Read More...

 
Di Wei Chinese Restaurant Di Wei Chinese Restaurant

Di Wei Chinese Restaurant is a posh dim sum restaurant in Empire Hotel Subang putting out tasty versions of these Chinese-style tapas dishes in air-conditioned comfort and boasting prompt service. Read More...

Egg Fashion Egg Fashion

Mixing old-fashioned service with thoroughly up-to-the-minute style, Egg is a bright and airy shop stocking great daywear by the likes of local design labels Egg. Read More...

 
Urbanscapes Kuala Lumpur Urbanscapes Kuala Lumpur

Urbanscapes 2013 is an all-around music festival featuring the best of art, dance, comedy and music, with internationally-acclaimed acts such as Franz Ferdinand, Two Door Cinema Club and Red Hongyi. Read More...

Hop-On Night Excursion Hop-On Night Excursion

See the city in a whole new light with the Hop-On Night Excursion. Visit Batu Caves, Chinatown and more, plus treat your taste buds to one of Malaysia’s most famous local delights – satay! Read More...

 
Ichiro Sushi Bar Ichiro Sushi Bar

With an atmosphere that will surely remind you of The Land of the Rising Sun, Ichiro Sushi Bar serves one of the freshest sushi in town, perfect for those who would like to satisfy those cravings! Read More...

Healy Mac’s Irish Bar & Restaurant Healy Mac’s Irish Bar

Best known for its all-day happy hour promotions, Healy Mac’s Irish Bar & Restaurant is an Irish-themed restaurant and sports bar along Jalan P Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur. Read More...

 
Luxury Vintage Luxury Vintage

For the savvy fashionista looking for a collection of beautifully-curated but massively-discounted designer merchandise, Bangsar boutique Luxury Vintage is the perfect place to help save some hard-earned ringgit. Read More...

Garibar Garibar

A landmark in Bangsar’s nightlife scene, Garibar is unsurprisingly popular among expats and young professionals, easily pulling in the after-work drinking crowd and offering a menu of creative cocktails and simple, tasty food. Read More...

 
Rum Jungle Club Rum Jungle Club

Standing prominently along Jalan P Ramlee, Rum Jungle is a rainforest-themed nightclub divided into four main areas (each with a bar counter of its own), and a notorious reputation for attracting ‘working girls’. Read More...

Royal Selangor Visitor's Centre Royal Selangor Centre

Recognised as one of the country's premier attractions, the Royal Selangor Visitor's Centre is a gorgeous and well-managed exhibit, with free guided tours that will take you through its galleries and even the factory Read More...

 
Cedar on 15 Cedar on 15

Cedar On 15 is a rooftop fine-dining restaurant on the 15th floor of Impiana KLCC Hotel offering top-notch fusion food, a fantastic location just opposite Suria KLCC and a refined, relaxed atmosphere Read More...

Emporium Grand Cafe Emporium Grand Cafe

Holding the record for the longest running Happy Hour in KL, the extraordinary Emporium Grand Cafe and Lounge is a bar and restaurant that serves western and Mediterranean food with an Asian twist, in distinctively lavish environs. Read More...

 
F Block F Block

Just what the doctor ordered for thrifty fashionistas, F Block is one of our favourite local boutiques, offering an unfailingly cool collection of clothes, shoes and jewellery in step with the current season’s fashion styles. Read More...

Quirky Brown Cow Quirky Brown Cow

The sort of store that will have thrifty fashionistas rejoicing, Quirky Brown Cow is a Bangsar fashion boutique known for its chic, vintage, and romantic collections at prices that won’t break the bank. Read More...

 
Harrods Cafe Harrods Cafe

Opened early 2013, Harrods Cafe is a teashop quickly gaining popularity for treats like cakes, macaroons and pastries, as well as its made-to-order sandwiches and mains. Read More...

Jorya Weekend Jorya Weekend

Jorya Weekend is a Bangsar clothes store housing a collection of in-style fashions, feminine designs and casual wear, designed for sophisticated fashionistas who are unafraid to show off their individual style with flair and conviction. Read More...

 
il Lido Rooftop Bar il Lido Rooftop Bar

A great place for a casual, romantic date, the two-storey Il Lido is an award-winning fine-dining restaurant and rooftop bar offering a menu of well-executed Italian dishes and inventive cocktails. Read More...

Ronnie Q’s Ronnie Q’s Bar

A Bangsar sports bar that is largely popular with expats, Ronnie Q’s is a laidback, homey and friendly place best known for its warm and efficient staff, ice-cold beers and tasty pub grub. Read More...

 
Sha Shaari Boutique Sha Shaari Boutique

Bag a bargain at Sha Shaari, a Bangsar boutique stocking an amazing collection of second-hand designer handbags, clutches and accessories in mint condition, always at a snip of the original price: from Chanel to Gucci, major brands are well represented. Read More...

La Boca Latin Bar La Boca Latin Bar

La Boca is a Latin American restobar in Pavilion KL with a fun, welcoming vibe, great location, wildly colourful decor and a menu of tasty Argentinean, Brazilian, Cuban, Mexican and Peruvian food. Read More...

 
Tate Bar Tate Bar

A place where discretion and flair seem to be the operative words, Tate is a 1920s speakeasy bar: expect dim lighting, intimate seating, mismatched but masculine furnishings and a slight Alice in Wonderland theme. Read More...

Rootz Rooftop Bar Rootz Rooftop Bar

Topping Lot 10 shopping centre, Rootz Rooftop Bar looks like lavishly-conceived version of a Russian palace nightclub with velvet drapes, glittering chandeliers, plush armchairs and gold-gilded paintings of early 19th century Renaissance. Read More...

 
Tous Les Jours Tous Les Jours

Tous Les Jours is a French-Korean bakery with classic French pastries, unique South Korean breads and a wide array of delicious cakes. Opens daily from 08:00 till 22:00. Read More...

Hard Rock Café KL Hard Rock Café KL

A legend on KL’s nightlife scene, Hard Rock Café is a great place to go if you are craving a burger and fries, or if you want to rock out to live music. Read More...

 
Melur and Thyme Melur and Thyme

Melur and Thyme is an East-meets-West restaurant with a quiet ambiance at a less-prodded area in KLCC. Serving fusion-Malaysian dishes with a focus on duck, it is a great place to for a hearty lunch and dinner. Read More...

View Rooftop Bar

View Rooftop Bar is a nightclub on the 29th floor of G Tower Hotel with three sections: two indoor lounges and an airy, outdoor bar with bamboo sofas, potted plants and great views of the KL skyline. Read More...

 
Prime Prime

A steakhouse in Le Meridien Hotel, Prime is an award-winning restaurant with a serious attitude to beef, a stunningly simple interior design, an elegant ambiance, and a menu of hearty, generously-portioned western food. Read More...

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