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Payeh Maga Highlands, Limbang

Payeh Maga, which means swampy highlands in the Lun Bawang language, has three peaks.  They are Gunung Doa which stands at 570m, Gunung Tuyo (1,752m) on the east side and Gunung Matallan (1,828m), the highest peak, on the west quadrant.

Forest Department Sarawak had carry out a survey on the area’s avifauna and the survey showed Payeh Maga has over 180 bird species including 27 endemic bird species, comprising over 50% of the Bornean total.

Among the species endemic to Borneo  found in Payeh Maga are Bornean Banded Pitta Pitta schwaneri,  Black Oriole, Bornean Green Magpie Cissa jefferyi and Bornean Bulbul Pycnonotus montis. Bigger birds such as hornbills and eagles are often spotted soaring in the area as well.

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Located at the far northeastern of Sarawak, this area is already known for nature-based activities, particularly bird-watching. Payeh Maga is also situated within the Heart of Borneo (HoB) area of Sarawak. Many waterfalls and rock stream with high aesthetic values for nature-based tourism spots are also found in this place.

Payeh Maga, nearly two hours drive from Lawas town or about 70km through bumpy logging track is an important area for birds and other forms of wildlife.

Visitors to Payeh Maga normally spend a night or two at neighbouring Lun Bawang village called Long Tuyo before putting on their hiking and camping gear the next day. Long Tuyo is 7km away from Payeh Maga. With support from Forest Department Sarawak, villagers have built basic shelters, Camp One located 965m above sea level and Camp Two (1,590m), to cater for researchers who are doing work in this area.

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Day 1

Fly Miri to Lawas on Twin Otter and meet on arrival at Seri Malaysia Hotel. Proceed to Matalan Homestay by 4WD which journey will takes about 3 hours. Overnight in Homestay.

Due to flight cancellation from Miri to Lawas, our team have to re-arrange our itinerary and route due to limited seats available on the next flight.  On the next day Yusup and Amirul have to fly to Limbang and by land crossing Brunei via Temburong as passport were needed for this route. The other three have taken the direct flight to Lawas and bound to meet up in Lawas.

Upon arrival in Lawas town everyone managed to gathered and meet up in Seri Malaysia Hotel.

1600hrs: After boarding our bags into two of the 4WD, we then began to travel off track heading to Matalan Homestay.  From Lawas town, our 4WD journey will takes us about 2 hours to reach Matalan Homestay for our night stay.

Matalan Homestay is one of the homestay operators in Lawas district.

1800hrs: We were greeted by the host, Mr. and Mrs. Tom.  That evening we had delicious local home cooking of the Lun Bawang dishes.  Local hospitality at their best which certainly will bring good memories for everyone during their stay here.

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Twin Otter Turboprop (18 seater)

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ATR (50 seater)

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Day 2

After breakfast, we start our journey by taking 4WD (30 minutes) to reach the starting point before trek up to Payeh Maga. Along the trails we will encounter wild orchids, Pitcher plants, mini waterfalls and birds. The trek will takes about 3 hours to reach camp 1. Suggested to leave behind our bags and ration so that we can travel light to reach camp 2 which is another 3 more hours.

Upon reaching camp 2, have an hour rest and to do bird watching activity. Another attraction nearby is the beautiful waterfall which is just 10 minutes away from camp 2. After exploring the area, then we proceed back to camp 1 for overnight.

0700hrs: Having breakfast and a quick shower for an early start of the day.

0815hrs: Leaving the guesthouse but before that we all make sure to bring along the packed ration and also to wear the best foot gear for our Payeh Maga treks.

The distance from our guesthouse towards the foot hill is about an hour. Unfortunately our 4WD couldn’t bring us to the actual site due to land erosion and the road is partly damaged.

0845hrs: It’s time to unload our bags and let the adventure begin!

The site encompassed the stretch of logging road from where the road begins a steep uphill incline past Gunung Doa (800m) to the base of the Payeh Maga plateau (1400).

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10.30hrs: Arriving to camp 1 and stop for 30 minutes for our lunch break. We leave behind our bags in camp 1 for we decided to trek up the Payeh Maga plateu only in a day trip.

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1100hrs: From Camp 1 we then proceed to trek up to Camp 2.  It took us about 3 hours to reach the summit, where we had an hour rest.  Some of us continued to visit the nearby waterfall.  Bird watching is recommended from this point.

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1500hrs: Return to Camp 1 on that same evening where we stay overnight and rest for the day.

Great food provided by our guides and everyone happen to sleep early for we need to have enough rest for the next day.

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Day 3

0600hrs: After breakfast we pack our things for another early start trekking for our return.

0900hrs: Reach our pick-up point as promised and by 4WD we are back to the road heading back to Matalan homestay. Upon arrival everyone went straight to the nearby stream for a refreshing swim and body cleansing from all the mud!

1000hrs: After extending our thanks and farewell, we then proceed back to Lawas town by 4WD.

1230hrs: Arrive Lawas airport to check in for our return flight to Miri and Kuching.

We really appreciate the kindness of our host, Uncle Tom and Aunty Mariana for their hospitality.

Getting there

Land – 4WD services can be arranged with Local tour operators whereby daily 4WD service can also be found operating between Lawas town and Ba kelalan.

Flight – MASWings currently operate regular Twin Otter turboprop flights to and from Miri and also with connection to Ba kelalan.

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Risk involved

Land – Road condition can be bad since the road is entirely logging trunk road and drivers need to be extra careful along the journey especially for those first timer.

Flight – Due to bad weather condition flights to Lawas might sometimes cancelled and this will delay the actual program.

Prepared by:

Mohd Amirul Bong Abdullah
Tourist Coordinator, VIC Miri, Sarawak Tourism Board

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Visit Sibu Year 2017 “SIBU, HEARTLAND OF BORNEO”

The Visit Sibu Year 2017 Phase 1 was launched on March 12, 2016 in Sibu Town Square (also known as Dataran Tun Datuk Patinggi Tuanku Haji Bujang bin Tuanku Othman) by Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg, who was representing Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem.

The launching began with the local singer Tony Engkabi singing an Iban song and ended with the grand performance by Malaysian singing sensation Shila Amzah with Chinese, English and Malay songs which celebrated the mix of races of the Sibu people.

During the launching ceremony the mascot for the Visit Sibu Year 2017, BUBU was unveiled for the first time, a crocodile that symbolizes a warrior welcoming visitors to Sibu. The mascot’s name is an abbreviation of ‘Bujang Sibu’, derived from the name of legendary Sarawakian crocodile Bujang Senang.

In conjunction with Visit Sibu Year 2017, various exciting and cultural events such as the Borneo Cultural Festival (BCF), Sibu International Dance Festival (SIDF), Rajang River Regatta and Sibu Base Jump will be held throughout the year.

There will also be many other attractions to look forward to in Sibu, such as Comic Convention, Sibu Bike Week, Borneo Talent Award, Christmas Tree Decoration Contest, Sibu Christmas Procession, Remote Powerboat Competition and Sibu Remote Powerboat Racing.

However, the most significant events during the year will most likely be the ever-popular Pesta Kaul Mukah and Baleh Kapit Safari, a staple in Sibu tourism over the years.

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Launching of VISIT SIBU YEAR 2017 by Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg representing Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem with all the guest of honor that also been invited.

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BUBU; the mascot was presenting himself after being announced by the Emcees.

Emcees introduce BUBU, the crocodile mascot of VISIT SIBU YEAR 2017

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Malaysia popular singer; Shila Amzah end the launching ceremony with exciting performance.

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BUBU’s statue at SIBU AIRPORT arrival hall.

For further information on upcoming events in Sibu, please visit www.travelsibu.com

Written by: Siti Nabzah
Edited by: Daniella Lupi

Sarawak Tourism Board

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Sibu Street Art 2016

The Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) has begun the Sibu Street Art 2016, a campaign which comprises of 10 murals in different locations throughout Sibu to commemorate the story of the Sibu’s culture, heritage and lifestyle.

Eight of the murals have already been completed, while two are still underway, all of which are being painted by local artists.

With the differing styles of the artists, as well as the diverse and personal themes adopted by them in designing and painting the murals, the Street Art has turned out to be a colorful and diverse project, perfectly illustrating the communities that call Sibu home.

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Sibu Street Art 2016-2The murals can be found in the areas indicated within the map above, with the following indications:

  1. Wharf Laborer (Coolie)
  2. Sibu Local Delicacies
  3. Wrapped Chicken and Duck
  4. Childhood Memories
  5. Butterfly
  6. Old Bus
  7. Scenery of Dian Mian Hu Stall
  8. Batik

Wharf Laborer (Coolie)

The first mural is that of a Wharf Laborer or ‘coolie’ and reflects the early days of Sibu of the 1950s and 1960s periods whereby coolies were a common sight at the wharf, carrying and loading goods to and from express boats. The mural is located at Khoo Peng Loong road, which used to be a bustling wharf.

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The Wharf Laborer (Coolie) Mural at Khoo Peng Loong Road, by Mr. Lau Sei Kwong and Mdm. Lilian Tang Siu Hui.

Sibu Local Delicacies

The second mural shows well known Sibu delicacies such as Kampua Mee and Kompia, all of which signify the multi-racial street foods of Sibu’s society. This mural can be located at Market Road, along with the delicacies themselves.

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Sibu Local Delicacies Mural at Market Road, by Mr. Lau Sei Kwong and Mdm. Lilian Tang Siu Hui.

Wrapped Chicken and Duck

Located at the Sibu Central Market, facing Jalan Bengkel’s direction, you can find the Wrapped Chicken and Duck mural. This mural features a unique selling technique by Sibu hawkers, which is wrapping live chickens or ducks in tubes of newspapers, then tying them with nylon strings to form sort of “handle” by leaving the birds’ heads protruding at one end before putting them on shelves for selling. In a humorous twist, the mural also has empty speech bubbles, as though the chickens and ducks are conversing with each other as they wait on the shelves.

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Wrapped Chicken and Duck Mural at Sibu Central Market, by Mr. Lau Sei Kwong and Mdm. Lilian Tang Siu Hui.

Childhood Memories

This heartwarming mural can be found in the middle of Sibu Central Market, on the second floor. Just as the name indicates, the Childhood Memories mural illustrates a typical Sibu childhood life during the 1980s, featuring games, toys and ice treats reminiscent of those pre-internet days.

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Childhood Memories Mural at Sibu Central Market (2nd floor), by Mr. Lau Sei Kwong and Mdm. Lilian Tang Siu Hui.

Butterfly

Painted at Side wall of River Park Hotel at Jalan Maju, just behind Li Hua Hotel, is the Butterfly Mural. This beautiful mural, in true Sibu fashion, shows a mix of different ethnic elements and concepts to portray the unity yet diversity of the Sibu communities.

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Butterfly Mural at River Park Hotel at Jalan Maju, by Mr. Lau Sei Kwong and Mdm. Lilian Tang Siu Hui.

Old Bus

Located at Jalan Tukang Besi (painted at the wall next to Western Union walkway lane), is the Old Bus mural which symbolizes a huge part of the lifestyle of the Sibu community in the 60s and 70s, when the buses served as the town’s main public transport.

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Old Bus Mural at Jalan Tukang Besi, by Edmund Wong Yik Tze

Scenery of Dian Mian Hu Stall

Also located at Jalan Tukang Besi, just around the corner to the Old Bus mural, is the Scenery of Dian Mian Hu Stall mural. This mural features a significant stall operator who has spent 56 years operating a Dian Mian Hu stall, with the intention of relieving feelings of homesickness for those studying and working abroad.

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Scenery of Dian Mian Hu Stall mural at Jalan Tukang Besi, by Braden Tiong

Batik

The 8th and final (for now) mural is located in front of the UTC building and Sibu Central Market. Entitled Batik, the mural celebrates one of the elements that has contributed to cultural harmony in Malaysia and is widely accepted by all races and communities throughout the city, state and the country as a whole.

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Batik mural in front of UTC Building and Sibu Central market, by Mr. Lau Sei Kwong Mdm. Lilian Tang Siu Hui

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Visiting Sarawak as a Japanese Intern | Food Adventure

I am a 21-year-old Japanese student visiting Sarawak, Malaysia, for the first time in my life. A beautiful state filled with optimistic/respectful residents and full of nature. I have spent half of my life in the U.S. and never experienced life in Asia outside of my home country, Japan. Even though Malaysia and Japan are in the same region, the experiences are very different within the two countries, which makes it crucial for first timers visiting the country. However, growing accustomed to the life in Malaysia, I have encountered many wonderful people that are making my stay in Malaysia a wonderful experience. Here are some of the tips I have for foreigners coming to Malaysia for the first time.

Tip 1: One way of greeting in Sarawak/Malaysia is “Sudah Makan?”

In Malaysia, the most common/popular way of residents greeting each other is by asking “Sudah Makan?”. At first, I thought this meant, “How are you?”, or something similar to that. Finding out what it meant, I was surprised because greeting someone by asking them if they have eaten was really unusual for me. However, after a while, I started noticing that in Malaysia, food culture is a key of communication and is one of the main reasons why people in Malaysia have the ability to become friends with each other in an instant.Japanese intern on food1

Tip 2: More than 3 meals per day?!Japanese intern on food2

Throughout my life, breakfast, lunch and dinner has been the main meal in a day. However, in Malaysia, it is not unusual for a person to eat around 5 meals per day including brunch and teatime. In my opinion, the reason for this is that the food courts and café are open from morning until midnight for people to enjoy the gourmets being served. Also, with the proportions being served per plate being small in quantity, it is likely for one to eat more than the 3 main meals.

Tip 3: Enjoying the System and Food

One thing I enjoy and respect about Malaysia is that the word “trust” can be seen anywhere and everybody being laid back about everything. Some food courts have systems that foreigners will never understand, where you take the food without the price being on display. In this case, you pay the cashier and the cashier will name a price (usually being cheaper than expected). Other times, you end up paying for the food you ate after you’ve already ate the meal. In this case, you have to inform the cashier what food you ate even though you have an empty plate in your hands. When I went through this experience, I was very shocked by the way the cashier trusted me with the payment. With a smile on my face, I left the food court with respect towards the culture.

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Tip 4: Take out

In Malaysia, take-outs are available for any kind of food on display. One of the take out menus that might seem rare for a Japanese intern like me was the Laksa. Whenever you’re ordering take-outs for noodles, they tend to separate the noodle and the soup in two different bags. What was surprising for me was that bags for take-outs were more common than cups. Who knew bags were actually more convenient and stable than using cups!

Tip 5: Food Courts

When walking in the streets of Kuching, you tend to encounter food courts/Café at every block. The way you order food over here was extraordinary that it felt like I was a kid going out on his first shopping trip by himself.

Here’s what happened at the food court on my first trip…I stood by the buffet counter not knowing how to order so I observed the other customers and noticed that everything was self-service. The only problem was that I had no idea of the food that was on display so I ended up getting the same thing that the customer in front of me was getting resulting in a plate filled with mystery and concern. When I was about to reach for my wallet, the customer before me left without paying and sat down on the table. I didn’t know what to do so I stood at the spot looking like a lost child for about five minutes. Thankfully, one of the locals was able to speak English and told me to pay at the table.

For me, this was so unusual that this experience became one of the most memorable experiences during my visit in Malaysia.

So…for the first timers coming from Japan or any other country, I advise you to search up how the system works beforehand when visiting a food court. Otherwise, English is another option since most of the residents can communicate with the language, but there are some food courts where Malay or Chinese is being used.

Tip 6: Until your body gets used to the food/spices, don’t be too adventurous despite the curiosity.

When visiting other countries with different food culture, we are filled with curiosity and try out things we don’t have in our country. I mean, you only live once so why not right? Being born in Japan and spending half of my life in America, I thought I could eat anything without being sick. However, in my case, this was my downfall. My first week being here, I was so hyped up about the cheap meals that I probably ate everything that my body desired. Honestly, I was satisfied and had no regrets about the meals, until a huge stomachache hit me so hard which lasted me about two weeks. After some searching, I learned that some of the spices and ingredients here need some getting used to for a foreigner’s digestive system.

With this experience, my advice is to be careful with what you put in your mouth. Its good to be adventurous because it usually leads to finding delicious gourmets of Sarawak, however, supplements and medicine can become your best friend when doing so.

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僕は日本の大学に在学中の21歳で、マレーシアのサラワク州にインターン生として滞在しています!サラワク州は自然に囲まれていて、現地のみなさんもとても温かい人たちばかりです。11年間をアメリカで過ごし、日本以外のアジア地域で生活するのが初めてなので、こちらの生活はチャレンジと新しい発見の毎日です!このブログでは、食についてのカルチャーショックや気づきを書かしてもらいます!

毎日職場に着くと、スタッフとの会話には「Sudah Makan?」と聞かれます。マレー語が苦手な僕は、着いた当初は、「元気ですか?」のような意味合いをもつ挨拶だと思っていました。後から調べてみるとこれは、「ご飯食べた?」という意味だと言う事がわかりました。日本やアメリカではこのような挨拶の仕方などなくびっくりしました。だけど、他民族が住むマレーシアでは食がコミュニケーションの中心だということもあり、このような気遣いだけでも会話が広がり、友情が生まれることがあります!

僕の中では一日3食が当たり前でした!だけど、マレーシアでは一日に5食程度食べる人も珍しくありません。例えば、朝食と昼食の間や昼食の後に、間食をすることもあります。屋台やカフェが朝から夜まで開いていて、家族や友人と楽しく食事することができます!多様な食文化が存在する国なのもあり、少しずつ色々な食事を楽しめるのも魅力のひとつです!

マレーシアのフードコートでは様々な楽しみ方があります!フードコートは、人と人の信頼関係を築く場所でもあるからです。写真を見たらわかるように、マレーシアのフードコートには値段などが表示されていることが少ないです。最初はこのようなシステムに驚きましたが、マレーシアではこれが普通です。たまには、自分が食事した後、自己申告で食べたものを伝えるという場合もあります。お店側とお客さんの信頼関係があるからこそ成り立つシステムで好感をもてました。

マレーシアでは屋台やフードコートに展示されている食べ物はすべてお持ち帰りが可能です!ここで驚いたのが、麺類やカレーなどのお持ち帰りの仕方です。普段スープ系のものをお持ち帰りする際、カップなどに入れて持ち帰るのが普通だと思っていたのですが、マレーシアでは袋の中に入れます!カップにスープ類を入れるとよく蓋の部分から漏れることがあるのですが袋の方がこぼれにくくて驚きました!

僕が住んでいるクチンではフードコートや屋台がすごく多いです。クチンに着いた当初はお腹が空いていてもオーダーの仕方がわからず、まるで、「はじめてのおつかい」に出ている子供のようでした!

初めて行ったフードコートではどうすればいいのか分からず、とりあえず僕の前に並んでいたお客さんを見ていたらセルフサービスということに気づき、とりあえず列に並んでみました。

しかし、並べられているおかずが何かわからずここでも前のお客さんの真似をしてみると、お皿の上は見た事のない料理でいっぱい!

この後お会計をして食事かな?と思いきや僕の目の前のお客さんは、そのまま食事をはじめました。財布をもったまま迷子のように立ち尽くしていると、英語を話せる店員さんが「テーブルで払うんだよ」と教えてくれ、そのまま空いている席につきました。しかし、いくらまってもお会計が来ず食事に手をつけずにまっていると現地の人が「食事がおわってから払うのよ」と教えてくれやっと食事にありつけることができました。

マレーシアのフードコートは日本のシステムと違うため、すこしマレー語がわかっていると便利だと思います。

海外にいき、新しい文化に触れる時には好奇心と新しいものへの興味に溢れていますよね?マレーシアに着いた最初の週、僕はリーズナブルな食事に浮かれて、食べたいものを次々に食べていきました。アメリカでの移住経験をもつ僕にとって、こちらの食事も身体にあうはずだろうと考えていました。しかし、この甘い考え方のせいで翌日僕は腹痛に悩まされることになりました。マレーシアの食事はどれもおいしく満足できるものですが、外国人の私たちの身体が現地のスパイスや材料に慣れるには、すこし時間がかかるようです。

サラワクの料理はどれも美味しく魅力的なものばかりで挑戦したいものばかりですが、中には日本人の身体には合わないスパイスなども含まれているため、旅行中の胃薬は念のために持ち歩くのが懸命でしょう!

Written by: Kenta Kojima

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Golden Triangle, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Golden Triangle is Kuala Lumpur’s categorical selling and nightlife district.

Located to a northeast of a Central KL, a Golden Triangle roughly covers a area north of Jalan Pudu, south of Jalan Ampang and west of Jalan Imbi and Jalan Tun Razak. It includes a ever bustling selling area of Bukit Bintang, a bureau towers of Jalan Raja Chulan, a Jalan Sultan Ismail five-star hotel strip, a Jalan P. Ramlee celebration street, and a whole Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) (not to be confused with KL’s normal City Centre) that is home to a Petronas Twin Towers, Suria KLCC selling centre, KLCC Convention Centre and a KLCC Park.

Getting There

The best ways to strech a Golden Triangle are by monorail and light rail transit, depending on that partial of a district we wish to get to. Monorail is best for a Bukit Bintang area and precinct (including Jalan Imbi, Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Raja Chulan) while a LRT is a ideal approach to get to a KLCC and Jalan Ampang areas.

The categorical monorail stations (and a adjacent selling centres and vicious landmarks) in a Golden Triangle are Imbi (Berjaya Times Square), Bukit Bintang (Sungei Wang Plaza, Bukit Bintang Plaza, Lot 10, Star Hill Gallery, KL Plaza, Pavillion), Raja Chulan (offices along Jalan Raja Chulan and Jalan Sultan Ismail) and Bukit Nanas (Concorde Hotel, Rennaissance Hotel and Good World Hotel). Bukit Nanas hire is also a brief travel to a Dang Wangi LRT station.

The categorical LRT stations portion a district are Dang Wangi (for a area around a Jalan Ampang-Jalan Sultan Ismail intersection), KLCC (KLCC, Petronas Twin Towers, Avenue K) and Ampang Park (for Ampang Park selling centre and Nikko Hotel).

Things to do

Petronas Twin Towers, KLCC, Jalan Ampang (Kelana Jaya Line: KLCC). Open 8:30AM-5PM solely Monday. Until recently a tallest buildings in a world, they have given been surpassed by other buildings in tallness yet sojourn among a many spectacular. Visitors might collect adult passes to marvel during a perspective from a Skybridge (level 41-42), one of a tip dangling bridges in a world. Entry is now RM50 (December 2011) and singular to a initial 1200 who uncover up, so get there early (best is 7:45 to 8:00 AM) given accessible tickets are customarily snapped adult by 11:00. In ubiquitous we have about 10 mins during a Skybridge. The perspective is not utterly moving and note that we are customarily available to spend around 10 mins adult there.

Aquaria KLCC, KLCC Convention Centre Basement Levels 1 and 2 (Kelana Jaya Line: KLCC), A enormous aquarium recently opened, housing 5,000 varieties of pleasant fish. Has an underwater tunnel, several exhibits of flora and fauna, and multimedia kiosks. Aquaria “offers a singular underwater ‘edu-tainment experience”, as settled on a KLCC website. Open from 11 AM to 8 PM daily, including propagandize and open holidays; final acknowledgment during 7pm. Entrance cost for adults: RM38 (RM28 with a Malaysian ID label – MyKad); Children 3-12 years old: RM26 (RM22 with MyKad); for those subsequent 3 years old, acknowledgment free. RM25 for students. Make certain we lift tyro ID cards.

Petrosains, KLCC Level 4 (Kelana Jaya Line: KLCC) An vaunt of a scholarship and record behind a petroleum attention and more. A good place to move kids, yet not too high on a bulletin for comparison folks. Adults RM25, teenagers RM20, children RM15; we contingency book your tickets during slightest 30 mins in allege (expect queues on weekends).

KL Tower (Menara KL), Jalan Punchak. The regard rug during 276m provides good city views, and you’ll be a few metres aloft than a Twin Towers given a building is built on a mountain (also, a twin towers regard rug is 100m subsequent during 170m). Entry to a regard rug by demonstrate conveyor costs RM38 and is open from 9 AM to 10 PM daily; this includes use of a PDA for a multimedia guided debate of a perspective and use of a binoculars. For a giveaway bonus, check out a splendidly egotistic giveaway film on a tower’s construction, screened in a small cinema on a building belligerent floor. It is probable to come adult one building aloft to a revolving grill yet customarily by dining there (between RM40 to RM140, including a float adult from a base). There is giveaway convey sight use from a categorical embankment to a bottom of a tower, yet series of seats in a sight is really limited. There is also a Hackett Bungee float and drifting fox for RM30 that operates during a bottom of KL Tower.

Shopping

Bukit Bintang is a categorical selling area of a Golden Triangle with many of KL’s many obvious malls. The categorical selling streets are Jalan Bukit Bintang, Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Imbi. KLCC has a renouned Suria KLCC mall while a adjacent Jalan Ampang also has several selling complexes.


Sungei Wang Plaza, Jalan Bukit Bintang (direct overpass to Monorail Bukit Bintang), Bukit Bintang. A renouned place among internal teenagers where conform clothes, shoes, accessories and other trinkets and internal engineer garments can be found with affordable price. A good place to buy cameras and watches (discounts are given for money payments, nonetheless credit cards are accepted). Sungei Wang also hosts a thoroughness of tailors of men’s and women’s clothing. This is a obstruction of a mall, take a compass with we to find your approach out!

Lot 10, Jalan Bukit Bintang, (direct overpass to Monorail Bukit Bintang), Bukit Bintang. A favourite among Malaysians and tourists alike, Lot 10 is Bukit Bintang’s really possess “Emerald City”, housing boutiques that will interest to shoppers looking for products in all cost brackets. It houses a Isetan dialect store.

Fahrenheit 88, Jalan Bukit Bintang. Previously famous as formerly famous as KL Plaza, vital tenants embody Uniqlo.

Starhill Gallery, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, adjoining JW Marriott Hotel. The nearest hire to this mall is Monorail Bukit Bintang. Starhill is a literally an English interpretation of “Bukit Bintang”. An upscale, oppulance sell mall that rivals Suria KLCC for engineer goods, is value a revisit usually to demeanour during a conflicting interior designs generally ‘Feast’ building (Ground Floor). A must-visit for watch aficionados as a ‘Adorn’ building (1st floor) houses a biggest preference of engineer wrist-watch boutiques like, among others, Jaeger-Le Coultre, Roger Dubuis, Audemars Piguet, Breguet, Tag Heuer, Omega, Vacheron Constantin, IWC, Patek Philippe and Rolex, of course. Great if we have lots of money to splurge.

Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Bukit Bintang, conflicting a Starhill Gallery. This KL’s latest oppulance megamall is an anchor square of a world-class civic growth comprising dual oppulance residential towers, a corporate office. The mall has 6 particular precincts, Couture Pavilion, Bintang Circle, Gourmet_Emporium, Connection, Seventh Heaven and Home that contains approximately 450 stores, providing business with gigantic choices and a latest in fashion, entertainment, health and beauty, electronic, epicurean food and large others. There is walking overpass that links a mall to KLCC.

Low Yat Plaza, Jalan Bukit Bintang (Monorail Imbi, travel past Melia and spin left into an alley before Imbi Plaza or exit from Monorail Bukit Bintang towards Jalan Bukit Bintang south), Bukit Bintang. A good place for mechanism hardware, diversion consoles and handphones. A “must visit” for a tech inclined. All IT Hypermart (4th floor) is a good one-stop shop, yet there are dozens of dilettante computing boutiques for a enthusiast.

Berjaya Times Square, Jalan Imbi (direct overpass to Monorail Imbi), Bukit Bintang. A gargantuan ten-story selling mall that houses a Malaysian dialect store Metrojaya, a Cosmo’s World thesis park (see Do) and an IMAX theater. The tip floors are still a bit meagre yet it’s starting to strech vicious mass and can get utterly packaged on weekends.

Other selling malls in a Bukit Bintang area embody BB Plaza, KL Plaza, a mini sell annexe famous as Piccolo Galeria.

Suria KLCC, – Located underneath a Petronas Twin Towers (LRT Kelana Jaya Line: KLCC). An upscale selling centre with copiousness of engineer labels and brands, KLCC has fast turn one of a tip hangout-spots in KL. Some really good eating options too. You will see some-more tourists than locals here though. The LRT stops during another selling mall called Avenue K. There is a hovel from a sight hire that links to Suria KLCC.

Eat

You’ll find any kind of food that we ever wanted to try in a Golden Triangle. For bill streetside food, there is Jalan Alor (although a area is apropos a small too touristy), while costly restaurants line Changkat Bukit Bintang. Jalan Imbi and a roads using off it have many Chinese restaurants. Jalan Bukit Bintang nearby a intersection with Jalan Sultan Ismail is apropos a focal indicate of KL’s Middle Eastern restaurants. All a malls in a Golden Triangle have foodcourts where we can try internal and general transport in absolutely air-conditioned surroundings.

Drink

The Golden Triangle is a celebration heart of KL. Here, you’ll find many of a city’s celebration spots, either they’re dance clubs, karaoke joints or usually watering holes. The categorical celebration drag is Jalan P. Ramlee nearby a intersection with Jalan Sultan Ismail, since a area between Jalan Bukit Bintang and Jalan Imbi are improved famous for a Chinese-style stewardess nightclubs. For something quieter, Changkat Bukit Bintang offers a few pubs. Most five-star hotels also have clubs and bars.

The area also has a satisfactory share of coffee places, mostly belonging to a common general or internal chains. However, Malaysians customarily like to conduct to “Mamak stalls” to breeze down after a night of partying. These can be found roughly everywhere, generally where there are many clubs, and we can get teh tarik and other comfortable bevearage and food like debase canai during these stalls.

Sleep

Although improved famous for a collection of five-star hotels, a Golden Triangle also has a few bill places charity comparatively inexpensive beds when compared with Chinatown in a City Centre.

Pavillion Residences
168 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 55100
Superb location, overwhelming room! read some-more …

Traders Hotel by Shangri-La
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50088
Located right in a heart of Kuala Lumpur City Centre, subsequent to KLCC Park and conflicting a iconic Petronas Twin Towers, while a International Airport is a 45 mins expostulate away. Furthermore, a hotel has approach entrance to a KL Convention Center and offers 24-hour business services, creation it a organisation favorite with business travelers. read some-more …

Carcosa Seri Negara
Taman Tasik Perdana, KL Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50480
Originally built to residence a initial British High Commissioner, this oppulance hotel is seeped in history. The dual mansions that make adult a hotel lay atop dual hills, usually 15 mins from Kuala Lumpur. read some-more …

Prince Hotel Residence Kuala Lumpur
No. 4 Jalan Conlay, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50450
Situated between Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle Shopping area in Bukit Bintang and a Convention Center. Its vital plcae creates it really renouned among both business and convenience travelers. review some-more …

PARKROYAL Serviced Suites Kuala Lumpur
No 1, Jln Nagasari off Jln Raja Chulan, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50200
Located in a heart of city centre and within an easy walking stretch to a city’s categorical business, sell and celebration districts. read some-more …

Crowne Plaza Mutiara Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Sultan Ismail, KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50250
This landmark hotel is brilliantly situated among 5 acres of landscaped gardens in a heart of Kuala Lumpur’s business, celebration and selling district. Crowne Plaza Mutiara Kuala Lumpur is customarily a five-minute travel from a universe famous PETRONAS Twin Towers, Pavilion selling center, Aquairia KLCC, a Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Suria KLCC selling center, and a streets of Jalan Ramlee and Bukit Bintang. read some-more …

InterContinental Kuala Lumpur Hotel
165, Jalan Ampang, KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Located along prestigious Jalan Ampang in a heart of a city’s business, selling and celebration districts, and within easy strech of Kuala Lumpur City Center and a Ampang Park LRT Station. review some-more …

Ritz Carlton Hotel Kuala Lumpur
168, Jalan Imbi, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 55100
Located during Kuala Lumpur’s many prestigious residence in a Golden Triangle district, customarily mins from all of a city’s sparkling selling malls and attractions. review some-more …

JW Marriott Hotel Kuala Lumpur
183 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 55100
Convenient to all Kuala Lumpur has to offer, and is customarily 70 kms divided from Kuala Lumpur International Airport. review some-more …

Hilton Kuala Lumpur Hotel
3 Jalan Stesen Sentral, KL Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50470
Named as Kuala Lumpur’s Best City Hotel in 2011 by TTG Asia and Business Traveler as good as a Best Business Hotel 2011 by Expatriate Lifestyle. Only 28 mins divided from Kuala Lumpur International Airport by approach train. read some-more …

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