Update on 2013/09/18
Sungei Wang Plaza (1-1.5hr)
Budget-friendly shopping destination
The Sungei Wang mall, with a name that translates 'Money River', is situated along Jalan Bukit Bintang - in the midst of Kuala Lumpur’s golden triangle shopping district. This mall has been a long-staying icon since the late 70s, offering great bargains in fashion items, electronic gadgets and other knickknacks.
SWP Box No. 009, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur (+603-21449988, +603-21426636)
Tiny Taipei (1-1.5hr)
Taiwan-themed retail store
Tiny Taipei is a new thematic retail space in Berjaya Times Square shopping mall that features the best of Taiwanese youth culture, especially in the fields of fashion and food. The whole place is decorated in vibrant colors with colorful shop signs to reflect the energetic culture of Taiwan.
Level 3, Berjaya Times Square, No.1, Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur (+603-21173111 Berjaya Times Square)
Toong Kwoon Chye
Delicious homemade Chinese delicacies
Toong Kwoon Chye, which is located next to the Royale Bintang Kuala Lumpur, has been serving one of the best wan tan mee in town since the 1930s. Don't forget to sample the delicious homemade noodles - dry or in broth - which are free from preservatives and truly yummy!
07:00-19:00, close on alternate Wed
Noodle (RM4.50) (Small), (RM5.50) (Big)
9, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur (+6017-3904231)
A wonderful mix of Malay-Chinese cuisine
For a truly authentic taste of homemade Malay-Chinese hybrid cooking, just pop in to Restaurant Muar - a cosy little place right in the heart of KL. Among the must-try dishes are Sambal Petai with prawns and squid, the signature fried egg, crunchy deep-fried butter kailan and Thai-style fish.
11:00-15:00, 18:00-22:00; close on Mon
Crispy Fried Egg (RM5.00), Sweet and Sour Fish (RM16.00)
No. 6G, Tengkat Tong Shin Off Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur(+603-21442072)
Kasturi Walk (1-2hr)
Alfresco market shopping
Kasturi Walk is a new addition to the popular tourist attraction of the Central Market, Kuala Lumpur. Transformed from a lane formerly known as Lorong Kasturi, Kasturi Walk is a convenient open-aired flea market with plenty of kiosks selling a wide range of local snacks, souvenirs, accessories and more.
Jalan Hang Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur (+603-20322399 Central Market)
Fung Wong Biscuits (0.5hr)
Century-old biscuit store
At over 100 years old, Fung Wong is one of the oldest biscuit stores in Kuala Lumpur. Conveniently located at the heart of Chinatown, You can find a variety of traditional Chinese biscuits here, including Shanghai Siew Pao, Red Bean Biscuit, Lotus Biscuit, Husband Biscuit, Wife Biscuit and Taro Puff.
Egg Tart (RM1.60), Shanghai Siew Pao (RM1.70)
No. 28, Jalan Hang Lekir, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur (+603-20788357)
Ginger Restaurant @ Central Market
Hot and spicy delicacy
Previously a gallery at the Central Market in Kuala Lumpur, Ginger Restaurant has been around for fifteen years, with decors showcasing abstract art pieces, cutlery, teakwood tables and chairs with turquoise-coloured tiled floor coming from the now-defunct gallery. Ginger Restaurant specializes in serving hot and spicy Asian and Thai cuisine
South Thai Curry Chicken (RM17.00), Butter Squid (RM14.00)
Lot M12, Central Market, Jalan Hang Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur (+603-22737371)
Central Market (Pasar Seni) (1.5-2hr)
A hub for culture and art
The Central Market is a famous promotional center for Malaysian culture, art and handicrafts. This is where you can get plenty of souvenir items at the best prices possible. One of the main tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur, the Central Market offers a great all-in-one Malaysian experience for foreign visitors.
10:00-22:00 (Kasturi Walk 10:30-22:30), daily
Jalan Hang Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur (+603-20310399, +603-20315399, +603-20317399, +603-20319399)
Thean Hou Temple (1.5-2hr)
Classical Chinese architecture
The Thean Hou Temple is one of the most prominent temples in Kuala Lumpur. The building showcases the beauty of traditional Chinese architecture. During the New Year celebration and other festivities, the temple will be covered in red lanterns. In the evening, this temple is a sight to behold!
09:00-18:00, daily; depending on events
65, Persiaran Endah, Off Jalan Syed Putra, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur (+603-22747088, +603-22740625, +603-22740630, +603-22740631)