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Ultimate Guide to Kuala Lumpur

 

I’ve already covered the best coffee shops, brunch spots, desserts and rooftop bars in separate guides, but thought I would also include an ultimate guide to Kuala Lumpur covering a bit of everything. There aren’t many must-see attractions, which takes the pressure off and allows you to explore the city at a leisurely pace. The joy of the city lies in cafe hopping, wandering through Chinatown and stumbling across local food markets.

 

Kuala Lumpur

Getting Around
Kuala Lumpur isn’t a very walk-able city. Neighbourhoods are far apart and locals drive everywhere causing notorious traffic jams. The good news is that Uber is ridiculously cheap, even if you do get stuck in traffic. Otherwise you can use the railway and monorail network to get around the centre.
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Kuala Lumpur

See: Petronas Towers
The Petronas Towers are the most recognisable building in KL and one of the very few must-visit sights. You'll be shown the Skybridge which connects the two towers and the Observation Deck which is on the 86th floor.
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Kuala Lumpur

See: KL Tower
For 360-degree views over KL, catch the lift to the top of the KL Tower for impressive views over the cityscape.
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Kuala Lumpur

See: Explore Chinatown
Chinatown is a bustling part of town with authentic street food vendors, bygone cafes and lantern-lit backstreets to explore. Step back in time and eat your heart out at Old China Cafe, Aku Cafe and Merchant's Lane.
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Grand Hyatt

Stay: Grand Hyatt KL
With some of the cheapest rates for luxury hotels in the world, KL is the ideal city to indulge yourself. The world's most prestigious hotel chains become very affordable. I stayed in the Grand Hyatt which offers superior service and boasts a central location.
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Coffee: Pulp
Speciality coffee shop serving up expertly crafted flat whites and powerful cold brews. They also have an all-day food menu offering chilli crab rolls and chicken bowls.
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Kuala Lumpur

Coffee: Kopenhagen Coffee
Danish inspired cafe with a minimalist interior and Scandinavian-inspired menu. Their coffee is excellently crafted and served inside pretty Royal Copenhagen china.
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CREME, Kuala Lumpur

Coffee: CREAM
Speciality tea and speciality coffee are served in this white-washed and plant-strewn cafe. There's also a selection of Japanese sweet treats to pair with your hot beverage.
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Fancy Breakfast Club, Kuala Lumpur

Brunch: Fancy Breakfast Club
If you’re looking for the prettiest place to brunch in KL, then you’ve found it at Fancy Breakfast Club. Make your own brunch board by selecting 5 items from their extensive list of classic brunch items.
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VCR, Kuala Lumpur

Brunch: VCR
VCR is the coolest place to brunch in town and is always thriving on weekends. Their coffee is superior and their brunch menu caters to everyone’s palette.
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Kuala Lumpur

Brunch: Botanica & Co.
The wide selection of sharing platters at Botanica & Co. make it the ideal place to come with friends. Order one of everything, so you leave with no regrets.
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Softsrve, Kuala Lumpur

Dessert: Softsrve
Creamy soft serve ice cream served on smoking dry ice. Choose between vanilla, oolong or chocolate flavoured ice cream and popping candy, toasted marshmallow or milk cereal toppings.
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Kuala Lumpur

Dessert: New Chapter by the Owls
Waffle lovers can rejoice at New Chapter by the Owls, with a whole menu dedicated to waffles. Crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, they come in a variety of exciting flavour combinations.
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Dessert: Kakigori
Japanese shaved ice bar serving up mountains of cloud-like shaved ice in a variety of flavours. They also sell matcha lattes, matcha rolls and the popular Japanese dessert mochi.
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Victoria Kabungulu says:

June 18, 2017 at 11:00 pm

Kuala Lumpar looks like such a dream!

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