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Vintage and second-hand shopping in Kuala Lumpur

Grab your shovel and pick and let the treasure hunting begin. Even if it’s not as well-known for its second-hand shopping, Kuala Lumpur is a gem for vintage lovers. Check out these top picks for haute couture discoveries, thrift and bundle shops, clothing and furniture.

 

Filling the wardrobe
Established in the late 1980’s, Buntil (Malay for bundle) is one of the longest running vintage shops in the city and is the first choice for many vintage shoppers. You can find genuine vintage items like original and rare shoe editions, leather bags, jackets, plaid pants, denim clothes and accessories. You can choose to pay top dollar or scrounge for that collector’s item.Flea Market (pixabay)Where: 16 Jalan Opera C U2/C, Taman TTDI Jaya, 40000 Shah Alam
When: Open Daily, 1.30pm to 11pm

 

A trip out to Vintage Moonriver in Subang Jaya is definitely worth the effort. They sell branded vintage fashion and travel apparel imported from Japan, USA and Australia. You’ll be like a kid in a candy store searching for that piece of gold. Items can be scooped up for laughable prices or at more conventional value. All is possible at Moonriver!  Picture1(Image from poskod.my)

Where: S2.62, 2nd Floor, The Summit Subang USJ, Persiaran Kewaijpan USJ 1, 47600, Subang Jaya
When: Open Monday to Friday, 2pm to 8pm Saturday and Sunday, 12.30pm to 8.30pm

 

Bag lovers, this is your place! Sha Shaari Boutique is a hidden gem in an upper storey lot in Bangsar. They sell designer vintage pieces in mint condition, so there’s every chance you’ll find that Chanel bag you’ve been longing. Sha ShaariWhere: No.14-2 (12A-2), Top Floor, Jalan Telawi Tiga, 59100, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur

 

Head to Amcorp Mall for a range of vintage and antique shops plus one of the longest running flea markets in the Klang Valley — making it the No 1 destination for bargain hunters in the city. At Chia’s Cotton Chic, you can find anything from low-key tops to cocktail dresses. For a rock star look, LEA Born Enterprise has authentic leather jackets, winter shoes plus the latest boots and t-shirts from Australia. Joe’s Mac is a must for music collectors. Not only can you find vintage and retro vinyl albums but instruments, posters and even cassettes. The flea market here is a slice of history having been staged every weekend since 1998.
Joes MacWhere: Persiaran Barat, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
When: Open Daily, 10am to 7pm Flea Market Open Saturday Sunday, 10am to 6pm

 

Get behind a great cause in Kedai Bless which donates money from every item sold to charities that help Orang Asli settlements, orphanages and rehab centres around the country. Here you can find donated clothes, shoes, small furniture, jewellery and home decorations. It’s biggest outlet is at Mid Valley Megamall.The Bless Shop (midvalley.com.my)Where: Unit CP-01, Level P1, Centre Court Mid Valley Megamall, KL 59200
When: Open Daily, 10am to 10pm.

 

Travel through time
Want to give your living room a facelift? Check out Objekt-object, located at the back of Battery Acid Club café. They sell old and new items that fit today’s aesthetics and design value while giving a new lease of life to old typewriters, glasses and accessories from the owner’s collection. Afterwards, you can enjoy a cup of coffee and chat with other design enthusiasts about the latest trends.Obkejt-Object (facebook)Where: 21 Jalan SS21/34, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya, 47400
When: Open Tuesday to Friday, 8am to 7pm Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 8pm

 

For retro furniture check out Recro, previously known as Second Charm. This Ali Baba cave is filled with antiques from different periods and styles. They recreate, restore and revive carefully curated, one-of-a-kind vintage items plus European-inspired 60’s decor. The prices are fair and you can trade in your old items for newly restored ones. recroWhere: 53/53A Lorong Rahim Kajai 13, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur 60000
When: Open Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 6pm

 

Jumble Station offers a more practical approach to second-hand shopping with innovative  electrical appliances and gadgets for the house as well as gifts, toys, clothes and books. The outlet raises funds for non-profit organisation Parents without Partners, which helps single parents in Malaysia. You can also donate your belongings and contribute to the cause. jumbo(Image from Jaya One Facebook)
Where: The School, Jaya One, 72A Jalan Universiti, Petaling Jaya, 46200
When: Open Daily, 10.30am to 8pm.

 

Do you know of any other ‘vintage secrets’ in Kuala Lumpur? Let us know!!

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16 Cafes, Bakeries And Coffee Outlets To Enjoy In KL

Ok coffee lovers, patisserie pilgrims, organic juice junkies and the ‘Seen on Sunday’ socialites among us. Here’s your definitive list of the best café bars, bakery-cum deli cafes and coffee outlets in the city. These will win you over for their vibrant coffee culture, quality beverages, tantalising breakfasts and brunches and sinfully sweet desserts.

1. Artisan Roast Coffee:
Like a seasoned pro, Artisan Roast Coffee has been serving top notch coffees since 2010. With passionate elite baristas at the helm, these guys really know how to deliver your perfect morning coffee. The food is good too with hearty sandwiches, french toasts and even a wholesome quinoa salad.
Where: 4, Lorong Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur.

Artisan Roast

2. Levain Boulangerie Patisserie:
For a bit of French flair and decadent French flavour, head to Levain Boulangerie Patisserie off Jalan Imbi. All your taste buds will be satisfied — both sweet and savoury — from freshly baked bread, pastries, cakes, pralines, cookies and macarons. Yum!
Where: Levain Boulangerie Patisserie, No. 7, Jalan Delima, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.

3. PULP by Papa Palheta:
If you want a proven formula, check in with the guys at PULP by Papa Palheta — the same people behind Nylon Cafe in Singapore. They really know their coffee, serving mainly strong single roasts. Each cup comes with a description to train you on the scent you should pick up. Who say’s you can’t get addicted to coffee?
Where: 29, Jalan Riong, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur

4. Lepidor French Boulangerie Cafe Bakery:
This French owned bakery-cafe is nestled audaciously between rows of laundromats, camera shops and mamaks, but if you look past its exterior, it doesn’t fail to impress with its delicious croissants and cinnamon-cloaked cakes. If you’re really naught, ask for extra serving of French butter.
Where: No 38-G Block C, Zenith Corporate Park, 1, Jalan SS 7/26, 47301 Petaling Jaya.

5. Café Berlin:
Another addition from Europe, Café Berlin will impress you on all fronts with their modern coffee variations and large array of European patisseries including Germany’s schwarzbrot, vollkornbrot and brötchen, France’s famed baguettes and croissants and Italian ciabatta and panini.
Where: 1 Mont Kiara Mall, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.

6. Merchant’s Lane:
Smack in the heart of Petaling Street, Merchant’s Lane is a food-lovers haven combining the charm of Chinatown with a modern Malaysian twist. The cuisine is simple: Asian Fusion, Breakfast, Brunch, Burgers and Soul Food. That’s all you want on a Sunday morning, isn’t it?
Where: 150, Jalan Petaling, City Centre, 50000 Kuala Lumpur.

Merchant Lane

7. Yeast Bistronomy:
Rise each morning with this quaint, French-themed bistronomy aptly named Yeast (pun intended). This local Bangsar favourite is a bakery, restaurant and wine bar and of course, with their own yeast they create an assortment of French breads to match their famed almond croissant and rare smoked duck cheese puff.
Where: 24, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur.

8. Swich Café:
Switch it up with Swich Cafe, home to some of the best cakes in the city using seasonal Asian fruits like in their bizarre, yet tempting Musang King durian mud pie and guilt- pleasured Valrhona chocolate cake.
Where: Bukit Damansara Mezzanine Floor, HP Towers, 12 Jalan Gelenggang, 50490 Kuala Lumpur.

9. Grind 22:
Avoid the daily grind with what is fast becoming one of KL’s most popular venues. Their house blends of Kenyan, Ethiopian and Sumatran coffee beans work a treat, focusing on coffee-lovers favourites, flat white, Americano and cappuccino, finished with latte art.
Where: 22, Lorong Maarof, Bangsar Park, 59000 Kuala Lumpur.

10. The Grumpy Cyclist:
Are all cyclists that grumpy? Well, if you step foot in this TTDI haunt, you’ll never feel disappointed. Providing a relaxed space for people to hang out, regardless of whether they’re cyclists or not, this venue borrows its concept from the array of cycle cafés in Europe and Australia. Warning — cyclists and hipsters aplenty! Coffee is awesome too!
Where: 36, Jalan Datuk Sulaiman, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur.

Grumpy Cyclist

11. Acme Bar Coffee:
These guys are the AM specialists having mastered the art of breakfast and brunch. Divulge in their salted egg yolk chicken strips and possibly the best poached eggs in town. It is on the pricey side, but if breakfast means that much too, you won’t leave unsatisfied.
Where: The Troika, Persiaran KLCC, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.

12. RGB The Bean Hive:
This cafe may sound like a 70’s disco band (think KC Sunshine Band), but it’s definitely coffee and not singing that they do best. Standing for Roast, Grind, Brew (or Rather Good Beans), RGB does exactly that; their renowned micro-roasting process (5kg per roast instead of the usual 60kg), offers some of the best joe in town — with their sim- ple black brew going for just RM5.
Where: 35, Jalan Damai, Kampung Datuk Keramat, 55000 Kuala Lumpur.

RGB Bean Hive

13. LOKL Coffee Co:
Keen to skip on the European and American inspired cafes and coffee houses popping up? LOKL Coffee Co keeps it local and masters everything you love about Malaysian breakfast, but with a modern twist: string hoppers toastie, Hainanese meatloaf and a good old-fashioned Malaysian kopi.
Where: 30, Jalan Tun H S Lee, 50100 Kuala Lumpur.

14. Rubberduck:
Where’s Wally or Where’s Rubber Duck? This place can be difficult to find, nestled in the maze that is Plaza Damas, but it’s certainly worth it for their freshly baked cakes and pastries, headlined by their famed Felchlin chocolate mousse, lemon tart and perfectly formed macarons. Their coffee is good and strong, too.
Where: Lot K-0-6, Dorchester Apartment Plaza Damas, 60, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.

15. Juan Valdez Café:
Since the arrival of Narcos onto Netflix in Malaysia, my mates haven’t stopped with their Pablo Escobar impressions. Now, their less than convincing accents would not be out of place at Juan Valdez Cafe on Jalan Tun Razak and Jalan Ampang — a product of the National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia. Featuring specialty coffee from Colombian producers, this place is a must.
Where: 348, Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur AND 156, Jalan Ampang, 55000 Kuala Lumpur.

Juan Valdez Cafe

16. Haikara Style Café and Bakery:
Sticking with the international theme, we finish our list with this Japanese operated cafe which serves great coffee and Japanese style food and drinks in Subang Jaya. “One coffee to go, thanks. Sayonara!”
Where: Jalan SS 16/1, e-tiara service apartment g-03, 47500 Subang Jaya.

 

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5 Pasar Ramadans in a Klang Valley not to be missed

Once a year, Pasar Ramadans open into movement all over a nation for a full month during Ramadan. Here are a tip picks of params around a Klang Valley.

Throughout a holy month of Ramadan, Muslims around a universe refrain from eating and drinkingfrom emergence to dusk. In Malaysia, food stalls cocktail adult during comparison sites as a object goes down, charity food for iftar (the violation of quick after sunset). These Ramadan food bazaars, or affectionately famous as params (short for Pasar Ramadan), attract both Muslims and non-Muslims with their vast preference of food such as rendang, nasi briyani, nasi lemak, satay and a whole lot more. Armed with a inspired tummies, we went on a hunt for a best params with a yummiest goodies.

 

1. Pasar Ramadan Stadium Shah Alam
Location
: Shah Alam Stadium Car Park, Section 13, 40100 Shah Alam, Selangor
(opposite Tesco Extra, nearby Giant)

The Ramadan concert during Shah Alam Stadium is one of a largest in a Klang Valley, occupying a territory of a stadium’s carpark. With 3 prolonged stretches of food stalls backing adult on both sides, you’ll be spoilt for choice with a accumulation of food available.

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Clockwise from tip left: Pecal kampung, roti john, dadih, assorted cakes

Don’t skip out on:
Kambing Golek USJ (Roast Lamb)

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Grilled to perfection, a lamb is proposal and flavourful. At RM15 per pack, it’s some-more dear than a common param fare, though really value any cent.

Kebab Cucuk Amza
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Be prepared to wait as a skewers are grilled on a spot. It’s RM6 per stick, with inexhaustible amounts of meat, peppers and cherry tomatoes. Go for a chicken, as a beef can get a bit tough and chewy.

 

2. Pasar Ramadan TTDI
Location:
Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur
(opposite McDonald’s)

The TTDI param stays a renouned mark for food hunters nonetheless it has significantly shrunk in stretch in new years. But what they skip in quantity, they make adult with quality. There is no necessity of good food here, creation it formidable for us to collect a favourites.

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Clockwise from tip left: Pulut durian, apam balik, assorted kuih, drinks

Don’t skip out on:
Popiah Basah Shaihful (Spring rolls)

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There’s no signboard for this popiah stall, though it’s really not tough to find. Situated during a finish of a street, you’ll usually have to demeanour for a reserve that stretches towards a shoplots. The popiah is done fresh, labelled during usually RM0.70 per piece.

Popia Pak Ya ‘Power’ (Deep boiled open rolls)

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If we cite a boiled version, this stall’s popiahs packs a punch during usually RM1 each. The crispy hardness will leave we wanting more.

Pulut Udang

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A gluey rice hurl pressed with a reduction of coconut patches and sharp prawn sambal, wrapped in banana leaves, a pulut udang is usually RM0.70 each. Limited batch is permitted daily, so don’t skip out.

 

3. Pasar Ramadan Kelana Jaya
Location :
Jalan SS 6/1, Kelana Jaya, 47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
(same quarrel as Kompleks Tabung Haji Kelana Jaya)

The Kelana Jaya param is a exam of self-control, with a everlasting quarrel of stalls tantalizing your senses. Treat yourself to tantalizing snacks, feast on classical kampung cuisine, or indulge in some appetizing desserts. The good preference of food here, joined with permitted parking around a community creates this param one of a favourites.



Clockwise from tip left: Ikan bakar patin, kepak ayam madu, assorted cakes, nasi lemak

Don’t skip out on:
Azmera Samosa

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The triangular samosas are also famous as a mini murtabak. They’re boiled to soundness with a inexhaustible volume of filling, maintaining a frail even after a prolonged wait. It’s RM0.80 any or RM3 for 4 pieces.

Satar Awie Kuala Besut

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Satar, a normal Terengganu cuisine, is gaining recognition in a Klang Valley. Made from mackerels, Awie’s satar is a must-try.

 

4. Pasar Ramadan USJ 4
Location :
Jalan USJ 4/5, 47600 Subang Jaya, Selangor

A internal favourite of a Subang Jaya residents, this param stretches along a travel in a residential area of USJ 4. The preference of food here is really diverse, from internal favourites to general food such as baked potatoes and pasta.

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Clockwise from tip left: Lemang, cempedak goreng and keropok lekor, nasi kukus, baked potatoes

Don’t skip out on:
Raja Karipap Antarabangsa

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The crispy samosas and curry puffs make a good mangle to mangle quick with. It’s RM1 any for a curry puffs and RM4 for 5 pieces of samosas. They’re both permitted in duck or beef fillings.

Murtabak Langkawi

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To penetrate your teeth into these tasty murtabaks, you’ll have to start queuing early or face beating when they run out by 6.30pm. Available in duck and beef, it’s RM3.50 per square or RM10 for three.

 

5. Pasar Ramadan Bangsar Baru
Location :
Jalan Maarof, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
(beside Bangsar Food Court, nearby Bangsar Village we II)

The common param in Bangsar is a smallest of a lot, creation it a ideal place to dump by fast to prove your cravings. Parking is aplenty, with roadside and selling mall parking permitted within walking distance.

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Clockwise from tip left: Putu piring, ikan bakar Portugis, assorted kuih, assorted jelly

Don’t skip out on:
BigBites Quiches Pies

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Dig into some robust pies and quiches. Baked uninformed daily, a pies are a good change from a internal param fare. Prices start from RM4 per pie.

 

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