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Taman Melawati, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia
The Night Market (or "Pasar Malam" in Malay) can be found at various places throughout K.L. and Malaysia. It's an open-air market which starts around 4 p.m. and ends around 10 p.m. You can find a variety of things for sale. From fresh meat and...
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Perdana, Jalan Lembah, Perdana Botanical Gardens, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The largest collection of Islamic art in South East Asia can be found in the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. There are four floors, spread over 30,000 square meters. Two floors are designated for permanent collections, while galleries in the other...
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Jalan Hang Kasturi, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Central Market in K.L. started life as a wet market in 1888. It's now a one-stop shopping destination for Malaysian handicrafts and souvenirs. It also holds cultural and arts events at the outdoor stage in front, as well as art exhibitions at the...
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5, Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The best place to view the iconic Petronas Twin Towers is from Sky Bar, across Kuala Lumpur City Park on the 33rd floor of the Traders Hotel. There is construction going on all over KL as an indication of where Malaysia is headed, but in gaping at...
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Jalan Tun Perak, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
In Kuala Lumpur, if you visit the famous Masjid Jamek, don't forget to go around and walk along the river side. Turn to the other side to have a look at this beautiful building.
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Jalan Cendearawashi, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Located within the Lake Gardens, just across the road from the Bird Park, is the Kuala Lumpur Orchid Garden. There are approximately 800 species of orchids, spread over one hectare of land. Once you're done walking around and admiring the flowers,...
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Level 3,Bangunan Sri Anjung Kompleks Kraf Kuala Lumpur Section 63, Jalan Conlay, 50450, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
This women and the other two near her were lost in their art when I snapped this photo -- before noticing the crossed-out-camera icon on the wall beside me! (oops, and yes, I quickly stashed my camera away.) Karyaneka is a great place to catch...
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30, Jalan Inai, Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The thousand-year-old Batik fabric dyeing process produces artfully detailed lengths of fabric. A warm mixture of wax and resin is created, the artist draws a design on cotton or silk, and then paints in the enclosed area. The method is deeply...
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89, Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Every street in George Town has a story, and Lebuh Armenian is no different. Once occupied by Armenian merchants, it is now a testament to George Town's startling diversity and enduring beauty. Encompassing landmark temples, artists' galleries and...
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Ground Floor, 14, Leith Street, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
by Joe Rosli Sidek Built by a wealthy Mandarin, this is an opulent Chinese house but with a Gaudí thing going on—it’s got a Scottish wrought iron balustrade and art nouveau stained-glass windows. You can take tours or stay in the small...
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77, Jalan Muntri, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
by Joe Rosli Sidek Here, we sell crafts made by the women who are involved with my Community Works project. 90 Lebuh Armenian sentuhan.org. This story appeared in the September/October 2010 issue. See all of Joe Rosli Sidek’s favorite places in...
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18, Cannon Square, George Town, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Wandering through the streets of old George Town, the main city on the island of Penang, Malaysia, offers the opportunity to discover many UNESCO World Heritage sites, learn about Chinese heritage, and take in a good amount of Malay culture.
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19, Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
This three storey gallery houses a beautiful display of batik art. The collection is prominently that of a local artisan but showcases a small handful of international artists as well. Drop in for a quick respite from the heat and a gorgeous...
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68100 Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia
Batu Caves are famous for being a Hindu shrine where over a million devotees ascend to during the annual festival of Thaipusam, which typically falls in January or February. In order to reach the limestone caves, you have to climb 272 steps. It's...
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Jalan Kampung Hulu, Kampung Dua, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
My travel companion wasn’t incredibly excited about our hike out to the island’s floating mosque. I’m not sure why; there’s nothing quite as enjoyable as a 12km hike when you’re weighed down by a couple hundred pounds of camera gear. Interesting...
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101, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Taman Kota Laksamana, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Don't let the pungent odor of shrimp paste scare you off. Nancy's Kitchen is one of the best places in Malaysia to try traditional Nyonya cuisine, a Chinese-Asian fusion rich in spices, noodles, and chillies. The setting is simple and...
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74, Jalan Alor, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Jalan Alor is one of Kuala Lumpur's most popular destinations for street food. Take a stroll along the bustling street at night and take your pick from the many hawkers crying out their menus. With choices ranging from satay to chicken rice, char...