Madam Kwan’s KLCC Malaysia

Madam Kwan KLCC Menu - Nasi Lemak


Madam Kwan’s at KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

If there is ever a dining experience that fits the title as one of the Best Places to Eat in Kuala Lumpur, it would definitely be Madam Kwan’s at KLCC. Their slogan – Truly Malaysian Cuisine – is no mere boast. Its truth is supported by the fact that their Nasi Lemak dish is named as the best by the Ministry of Tourism Malaysia.

What is Nasi Lemak? Is Madam Kwan’s really worth the higher prices they charge? I will share that, and more, in this article.


About Madam Kwan’s

Before I go into sharing my experience at Madam Kwan’s, let me tell you what I found out about this restaurant. It has been around since 1977. The owner, Madam Kwan, is in her 80s.

The menu she created is inspired by the cultural mix in Malaysia; Chinese, Malay, Indian, just to name a few. The focus is on hawker or wok style delights. As a customer, you get to enjoy the uniquely created Malaysian Cuisine, inspired from street food, in the comforts of a cafe setting.

The signature dish is the famous Nasi Lemak. It is even shown on their front signage. There are many other local food on the menu like Hokkien Mee, Char Kway Teow, Laksa as well as refreshing desserts like Ice Kachang, Sago Gula Melaka, and Chendol.


Madam Kwan’s at KLCC – The Overview & Rankings

Name: Madam Kwan’s
Cuisine: Malaysian, Chinese, Western, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
Meals Served: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Dining Choices: Dine In, Reservations, Takeout
Family Friendly: Yes
Food: 4.0 out of 5.0
Service: 4.0 out of 5.0
Value: 4.0 out of 5.0
Atmosphere: 3.5 out of 5.0
Prices: $$$ out of $$$$$
Asia Travel Gems Rating: 4.0 out of 5.0 Madam Kwan KLCC - 4 Star Rating


Madam Kwan’s KLCC – The Long Queue

It was the last day of our vacation in Kuala Lumpur. We had a few hours before taking the Aeroline Luxury Bus back to Singapore. We did a bit of shopping at KLCC.

Before we knew it, it was lunch time! We were hungry, and at the same time, we wanted our last meal in Kuala Lumpur for this trip to be really good. I recalled there were cafes and restaurants on Level 4. So we took the lift up to the floor to explore.

We did not have to do much searching for the right place to eat. We spotted Madam Kwan’s, and I remembered having read some good things about this restaurant before.

Madam Kwan KLCC - Outside Restaurant, Front
Madam Kwan KLCC – Restaurant Front © Timotheus Lee for Asia Travel Gems

There was a long queue. It was lunch time. So, that was expected. Surprisingly, they said the wait time would only be about 20 minutes. We figured that was not bad, not a really long wait. So we took a number, and just hung around.

* Tip: We highly recommend waiting near the entrance where they call out the queue number. Many times, we saw many who went off to stroll around or shop, and missed their number, and had to wait a little more longer.


Madam Kwan’s KLCC – The Dining Experience

While we waited, we entertained ourselves by taking photos and videos of the place. Time passed quickly, and soon our number was called.

We walked in to the restaurant, and I noted that the place was packed. As mentioned, it was lunch time. So that is expected. The crowd was mostly the office lunch crowd and families. Many tourists, too, I am sure. All very well behaved. And not very noisy. Just the usual chat volume.

Madam Kwan KLCC - Inside Restaurant
Madam Kwan KLCC – Inside Restaurant © Timotheus Lee for Asia Travel Gems

The setting was like one of those business hotel cafe style. The decor was not aesthetic at all. Just very functional. Just a few small items that they tried to make the restaurant more Malaysian, for example, the little rattan basket that holds the cutlery and napkins.

Just like the ambience, the service was also functional. Just friendly enough to get things moving. But not really warm and friendly.


Madam Kwan’s Menu of Delicious Cuisine!

Can you tell that I am excited? Well, I was! I had known of Madam Kwan’s for a while, and took note to try their food some day. And what better day than this, and where better than in their homeland?

We were shown the menu, and we took time to peruse. Sorry, everyone. I forgot to take photos of the menu. Will learn and take photos of menu in the future.

There were many choices. As mentioned earlier, there were Hokkien Mee, Char Kway Teow, Laksa, and Nasi Bojari for the main course. There were also lots of starters and side dishes. Plus, a wide range of desserts like Ice Kachang, Sago Gula Melaka, and Chendol.

Guess what we ordered?

Yes! Nasi Lemak! It is the Signature Dish. So must try!

Nasi Lemak has rice made fragrant with coconut milk. It was served with Chicken Curry, Sambal Ikan Bilis (like spicy anchovies), Dried Shrimp Floss, Hard Boiled Egg, Achar (pickled vegetables done in local flavors), and Cucumber.

Madam Kwan KLCC Menu - Nasi Lemak
Madam Kwan KLCC – The Signature Nasi Lemak © Timotheus Lee for Asia Travel Gems

After a bite of the Chicken Curry, we agreed that it was really good. Not too spicy, and a very full and yet not too heavy curry flavor. The chicken was tender and tasty.

The coconut rice was very well done. The aroma of the coconut flavor was just right. I have eaten my fair share of Nasi Lemak. And always frowned upon those that made their rice with little or no coconut flavor. What is Nasi Lemak without the lemak??

Overall, it was a very satisfying dish.

Madam Kwan KLCC Menu - Satay or Sate
Madam Kwan KLCC – Satay © Timotheus Lee for Asia Travel Gems

We also ordered the Satay. It is skewered meat that has been marinated with herbs and spices, and cooked by grilling over fire. Slices of cucumber, pineapple and onions are served with this dish. There is also the Ketupat, which is a type of rice dumpling that was cooked in woven palm leaf pouches.

One more item to this meal is the Peanut Sauce. This is for dipping the meat into, and adds to the flavor and taste. Many people like this part of the dish. The Peanut Sauce is very yummy. When I was a child, I remember scooping lots of the sauce to go with a small stick of satay.

Unfortunately, the Satay at Madam Kwan’s falls a bit below my standards. The meat was very cold. Satay should be at least a little warm. The flavor was not enough, like as if they saved on the herbs and spices. And the peanut sauce was too mild.

* Tip: Don’t order the Satay. You will be disappointed.


Madam Kwan’s at KLCC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Asia Travel Gems Final Word

Overall, Madam Kwan’s was a satisfying dining experience. But I do find that the quality of the food varies. Of course, it is not easy to have good quality for all their dishes. But it is a standard they can aspire to.

Madam Kwan KLCC - Rating
Asia Travel Gems Rating: 4.0 out of 5.0

Again, Asia Travel Gems gives Madam Kwan 4.0 out of 5.0. One of the factors for the loss of an entire 10 decimal points was the lack of quality standards. The other is the robotic service levels.

It may sound harsh, but think about the prices they charge. It is at least 3 – 4 times more than what we would pay at a hawker stall. Maybe even 5 times now, as the prices keep going up. For example, the Nasi Lemak is $21.90 (not including taxes). So, I do have high expectations for the prices paid.

Still, if you are going mainly for the Nasi Lemak, then it is worth a visit. The large crowds that fill the restaurant daily proves that the food is still good enough to enjoy.

And in case you wonder where this is located or are in Kuala Lumpur and would like to try their food, here is the address:

Suria KLCC
Lot 420 / 421 , Level 4,
Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre,
50088 Kuala Lumpur
Phone Number: +60 3-2026 2297


If you have ANY questions about this review, ANY at all, please submit your questions as comments below. I will be happy to help you out.

Thank you for reading this.

Blessings to all.

DC Comics Superheroes Cafe and Store

Best Places To Eat In Kuala Lumpur - DC Comics Super Heroes Cafe and Store

DC Comics Superheroes Cafe and Store

After visiting Batu Caves, we headed for Bukit Bintang, one of the main shopping belts of the city. We shopped around for a short while. Around 4pm, we decided to have a break and give our tired bodies a rest. We hunted for a good cafe at the shopping malls, one that we can name as one of the Best Places To Eat In Kuala Lumpur. Took a bit of time, and we finally found it – the DC Comics Super Heroes Cafe and Store!

Take a look at the video below for a tour of this amazing joint. After the video, we share our awesome experience below it.

When we arrived at Pavilion Shopping Mall, we were quite impressed, and had good feelings that we would be able to find a nice cafe to hang out, chat, and have good coffee and cakes. What we found was way beyond our expectations.

As we took the escalators up the floors, we cannot help but notice the DC Comics Super Heroes Cafe and Store. The store front was filled with so much vibrant color that it stood out against all the other stores. Naturally, we gravitated to the shop. We were determined to check this multi color sight out, and enjoy good coffee and cakes.

Also, we are fanboys of everything in the world of comics. And a place like DC Comics Super Heroes Cafe and Store is a dream come true. Great anticipation and excitement was building as we got closer to the store.

Ready for some fun?

Let’s go!

DC Comics Super Heroes Store

Best Places To Eat In Kuala Lumpur - DC Comics Super Heroes Store window displays the 3 titans - Superman, Wonder Woman & Batman
Window Display – Superman, Wonder Woman & Batman, © Timotheus Lee for Asia Travel Gems

When we arrived at the shop, we were greeted with a flood of bright and vivid colors. It was exhilarating!

At the window display, there were life size mannequins of Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman (see photo above). At the entrance, there were merchandise on sale with a huge Superman logo on the wall.

We could not stop smiling.

Best Places To Eat In Kuala Lumpur - DC Comics Super Heroes Store has an awesome BatMobile!
Batmobile! © Timotheus Lee for Asia Travel Gems

Also at the entrance was the Batmobile! See the above video to see more of this cool machine.

From the ceiling to the floor, there were merchandise and decor from the DC Universe. There were comic books, toys, T-shirts, gadgets, and more! There were even some super heroes apparel. Need to dress up as Superman or Wonder Woman?

You name it.

They got it.

Best Places To Eat In Kuala Lumpur - DC Comics Super Heroes Store - Batman bust looks just as fierce
Batmobile bust, © Timotheus Lee for Asia Travel Gems

Deeper into the shop, there were more busts, mannequins and full costumes of more Super Heroes. The above was one of the Dark Knight. Imagine how cool and menacing this will look in your home?

In the video, there is a moment with the Superman costume that Brandon Routh wore. I read online somewhere that he visited the store. How awesome is that?!

DC Comics Super Heroes Cafe

Best Places To Eat In Kuala Lumpur - DC Comics Super Heroes Cafe storefront with life size Superman and Batman guarding the entrance
Cafe Storefront, © Timotheus Lee for Asia Travel Gems

Beware villains! Superman and Batman stands guard at the entrance of the DC Comics Super Heroes Cafe.

The food and beverage wing of the establishment is a real treat for senses. Just like the store, characters from the DC Universe adorn the walls, tables, chairs, menus, dining accessories, and even the food and drinks.

Delicious food and drinks are designed with your favorite super hero in mind. Fancy a Batman Burger? A Superman Cappuccino?

Best Places To Eat In Kuala Lumpur - DC Comics Super Heroes Cafe, all the yummilicious cakes with super heroes logo on top
Dessert Counter, © Timotheus Lee for Asia Travel Gems

At entrance, popular cakes like the velvet cakes were given a twist. Not only named with Super Heroes moniker, each cake comes with a Super Hero logo on top.

Best Places To Eat In Kuala Lumpur - DC Comics Super Heroes Cafe, main courses with Super Heroes names
Main courses with Super Heroes names, © Timotheus Lee for Asia Travel Gems

Main courses were ingeniously dubbed after villains and super heroes. There was The Breakfast League, obviously from The Justice League. Then there was the Riddler’s Egg Twister. And so on.

It was unfortunate that we arrived during tea time, around 4pm. If we had discovered this dining delight earlier, you can be sure we will definitely have a taste of some of their DC dishes.

 Best Places To Eat In Kuala Lumpur - DC Comics Super Heroes Cafe, Dawn of Justice Cappuccino with cool Super Heroes logo on top
Dawn of Justice Cappuccino, © Timotheus Lee for Asia Travel Gems

Instead, we were there for coffee and cakes. And that was what we had. The above photo is the Dawn of Justice Cappuccino that I sipped and relished. It was a pity to eventually destroy the beautiful Dawn of Justice image on the frothing.

 Best Places To Eat In Kuala Lumpur - DC Comics Super Heroes Cafe, Yummy and Delicious Velvet Cake with yellow Superman logo on top
Yummy and Delicious Velvet Cake with yellow Superman logo on top, © Timotheus Lee for Asia Travel Gems

What is a visit to the DC Comics Super Heroes Cafe without a taste of Superman? Oops … I mean the Superman Velvet Cake. haha

The cake was nothing sensational. But it was not bad, too. Like everything at the store, it was more about the experience. The fun of having something meal, drink or dessert that has a slice of the Super Heroes. (no pun intended)

Superheroes Heaven

Any fan who visits will think he or she has died and gone to super heaven. We definitely did. But it is truly not just a place for fans. Friends of fans will enjoy it too. Especially to see their friends go into geek mode. And even if you are neither fan or friend of fan, it will be a unique experience while you shop and dine.

Thinking of dropping by? This officially licensed establishment is located at:

DC Comics Super Heroes Café
Lot 5.11 Level 5,
Pavilion KL
168 Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur

They do have a few more branches. Do Google and find out from their official website.

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Best Places To Eat In Kuala Lumpur

Best Places To Eat In Kuala Lumpur

There are lots of great places to eat in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Here we present some we believe worthy of mention.

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Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, commonly called KL, is the capital of Malaysia. It is also Malaysia’s largest city, and one of the fastest growing metropolitan cities in Southeast Asia. The city is deemed the cultural, financial and economic centre of Malaysia.

More info coming soon about Kuala Lumpur –

Where is Kuala Lumpur?

How to get to Kuala Lumpur?

Weather in Kuala Lumpur

How to get around in Kuala Lumpur?

Currency in Kuala Lumpur

… and more … tune in soon

Malaysia

Holidays in Malaysia

Malaysia

About Malaysia

Malaysia is made up of a peninsula and the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. Holidays in Malaysia - Beautiful Islands with White Sandy BeachesIt is well known for its lovely beaches, lush rainforests, exotic wildlife, charming small towns and modern cosmopolitan cities, and so much more.

There are many races in Malaysia; such as Malay, Chinese, Indian and Eurasian. As such, much of their architecture, food, fashion, language, attractions, entertainment and lifestyle have interesting cultural influences.

Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia. It is a fascinating city with so much to offer. See our Things To See In Kuala Lumpur for some of the interesting attractions such as Batu Caves and the iconic 451m-tall Petronas Twin Towers.

Culture & Religion

Officially, the main religion in Malaysia is Islam. At the same time many other religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, and Christianity are accepted, tolerated and respected.

With all the different races – the Malays, the Chinese, the Indians – there is much diversity in customs and traditions that has gifted the country with a very colourful heritage.

Important festivals celebrated by each religion are proclaimed as public holidays. As everyone observes others’ practices, there is a feeling of understanding and respect for each other.

Dress Codes & National Dress

Most Malaysians wear clothing that is of western influence. On special or major religious occasions, they will wear the traditional fashion and accessories.

Holidays in Malaysia - TudungSome Malaysians wear a form of a headscarf called Tudung. It is worn in accordance to Islam belief. It covers the hair, ears, and neck, leaving only the face to be seen.

As a visitor, please be respectful and do not stare when you see someone wearing the Tudung. Also, do not wear clothes that are too revealing or offensive in public.

National Sport

Sepak Takraw. Heard of it?

This is Malaysia’s national sport. Players use every body part except their hands to get a ball over a net. The ball is made of rattan or woven palm stems. It is hollow on the inside.

This sport is also popular and played in many other Southeast Asian countries.

Festivals and Public Holidays

Here are some of the public holidays and festivals in Malaysia:

– Hari Raya Aidilfitri (Malay)
– Thaipusam (Indian)
– Chinese New Year (Chinese)
– Hari Raya Aidil Adha (Malay)
– Awal Muharram (Malay)
– Wesak Day (Chinese & Indian)
– Sabah Kaamatan Festival
– Sarawak Gawai Festival
– The Birthday of SPB Yang Di Pertuan Agong
– Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday
– National Day
– Moon Cake Festival (Chinese)
– Deepavali (Indian)
– Christmas (Indian & Chinese)

Dates are not shown as some can change because they follow the lunar calendar.


Where is Malaysia?

Holidays in Malaysia - map

 

Just north of Singapore, above the equator, and south of Thailand is the peninsula that is West Malaysia. Across the South China Sea, part of the island of Borneo is East Malaysia.

Together, they form the entire country known as Malaysia.


How to get to Malaysia?

Since West Malaysia is a peninsula, there are many choices on how to get to this part of the country. For East Malaysia, it is only by plane.

By plane

Malaysia’s national carrier is the Malaysia Airlines. AirAsia is its sister carrier that is no frills and a budget airline. Most international flights land at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

There are other airports in other states where more and more flights have access to. These are Kota Kinabalu (Sabah), Kuching (Sarawak), Penang, Langkawi and Johor Bahru.

By train

From Thailand, you can take the national railway operator that is the Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM, also known as Malayan Railways). This system used to travel to and from Singapore. But it has been closed. A new train system is now being planned to replace this route.

By bus

Bus and coaches are the best ways to travel to West Malaysia when you are arriving from neighboring countries such as Singapore or Thailand. There are many transportation companies that provide this service.

They have direct routes to various destinations such as Penang, Malacca, Ipoh, Johor Bahru, and even Kuala Lumpur as well as the smaller towns like Petaling Jaya.

One of the best bus operators we have experienced so far is Aeroline. We have used this luxury bus service often from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur. The experience is very good. We will share about it in a blog post soon.

By road

As mentioned above, there are buses and coaches that travel by road to many cities in Malaysia. This means that you can also drive into the country with a car.

Do note that you will need an International Drivers Permit (IDP) in order to drive into and around Malaysia. Do check with your car rental company for more details.

By boat

There are ferries that sail over the waters to various ports in East and West Malaysia from Singapore, Thailand, Philippines and Indonesia. Luxury cruises are also a choice if you prefer a more comfortable journey with all the facilities, amenities, great food and entertainment they offer.

Do check out the ferry and cruises sites for further information.

On foot

Walking into the island of Borneo is not possible. But you can enter West Malaysia from Thailand on foot. The entry points are at Wang Kelian and Padang Besar (both in Perlis), Bukit Kayu Hitam (Kedah), Pengkalan Hulu (Perak) and Rantau Panjang (Kelantan).

Getting to West Malaysia on foot from Singapore is not allowed.

Visas

Most nationalities can enter Malaysia without a visa. Depending on the country you are from, the length of stay permitted can be 14, 30 or 90 days.

To know whether you require a visa to visit Malaysia or not, please confirm with the Malaysian Embassy in your country. Better still, visit the Immigration Department of Malaysia website and the Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website for confirmation.

Do note that when you overstay in Malaysia, you are subjected to a possible fine. Currently, the rate is MYR30 per day.


Best time to go Malaysia

Almost every day is good to visit Malaysia. This is because the weather is almost the same throughout the year. The only concern is the monsoon that arrives at year end. It usually lasts till January, or latest February. And that can put a dampener on your vacation plans.

1st Low Season (Mar–May)

Weather gets a little warmer. Good news is it is not monsoon season. Also, fewer tourists than other months. Ideal period if you prefer to avoid large crowds, especially at tourist places.

1st High Season (Jun–Aug)

Singapore’s school holidays are during the month of June. Many Singaporeans too arrive in huge numbers to enjoy all that Malaysia has to offer.

From July to August, sometimes way into mid-September, there are many visitors from the Gulf region. Also, due to school holidays. Most are escaping the heat in their own countries.

2nd Low Season (Sep–early Nov)

September to November is less crowded, similar to the 1st Low Season from March to May.

2nd High Season (late Nov–Feb)

Late November to December heralds the school holidays in Malaysia and Singapore. Many Malaysians visit other towns and cities in their home country.

Then there is the New Year followed by Chinese New Year. Traffic can get quite bad during these months as many Malaysians travel from other countries to return home to celebrate Chinese New Year.

Do note that prices are known to escalate during the peak seasons. Even then, remember to book transportation and hotels in advance.

Also, do note that if you plan to enjoy water sports or beach activities, do not visit from November to March. This is monsoon season.


Things to see in Malaysia

Gigantic Lord Murugan Statue at one of the Best Places To Visit In Kuala Lumpur - Batu CavesThere is plenty to see in Malaysia, both East and West. There is the famous Batu Caves, the National icon – Petronas Twin Towers, and many more interesting sights.

We have covered some of them in the Things To See In Kuala Lumpur, so far. We have plans to visit more amazing attractions in Malaysia, and will share them with you soon.


What to eat in Malaysia

Madam Kwan KLCC Menu - Nasi LemakWhenever we visit Malaysia, we find ourselves enjoying the wide range of food that is really delicious. As mentioned earlier, there is a very rich culture in Malaysia due to the many races living in harmony. That has produced many delightful dishes that pleases the taste buds.

Of course, there is food that is not so good, too. And that is why we only share about the best. Check out our reviews of the Best Places To Eat In Kuala Lumpur.


Shopping in Malaysia

Whether it is in the larger cities or smaller towns, you can enjoy the shopping experience in shopping malls, charming small stores to street stalls at night markets.

Holidays in Malaysia - Shopping Mall in Malaysia

The range of goods is extensive. Some malls are known for lower priced goods while there are luxury malls, too.

The best time to shop is during the 1Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival, which happens around June to September every year. Do check online for exact dates.

There is exemption of duty on a range of items such as cameras, watches, pens, cosmetics, perfumes, mobile phones, computers, cigarettes and liquor. Islands like Labuan and Langkawi offer goods that are duty-free.

Tip: It is all right to bargain at roadside stalls or night markets.


How to get around in Malaysia?

There are many ways to get around Malaysia – by plane, by train, by bus, by taxi, and by foot. When traveling between West and East Malaysia, the only option is flying. This is because the two lands are separated by South China Sea.

By plane

Travel between states in Malaysia is easy by plane. There is the carrier called AirAsia. This is a budget airline, and as such the flights are quite affordable. Another airline, Firefly, is also budget, and flies to certain states only.

By train

This is a slower choice of travel compared to road transport, especially for long distances. For short distances, for example, Getting To Batu Caves from Kuala Lumpur, it is decent and fast enough.

There is the ETC (Electric Train Service) that runs faster, and is comfortable with cool air conditioning. It offers fast connection between destinations. This is for West Malaysia.

For East Malaysia, there is a railway line that runs from Tanjung Aru to Tenom.

By car/taxi

Malaysia’s highway network is extensive and quite good. One can practically drive from one state to another easily. Do note that there are tolls along the way, each requiring different amounts of payment. Do get cash ready or get the infamous xxx card.

Within cities, with the help of maps, a car can get you around and about. Alternatively, you can hire taxis. Taxis are available almost everywhere in all the cities and larger towns.

Do note that you must negotiate the fare before getting into the vehicle. They rarely go by the meter. Recently, Uber and Grab have started in Malaysia. These services have been found to be cheaper than the taxis, most of the time.

By bus

This is the cheapest way to travel in Malaysia. There are many bus operators. The two most dependable ones are Transnasional and NICE/Plusliner. Do choose the 24-seater buses when traveling long distances.

When traveling during peak seasons, which are holidays or weekends, it is wiser to reserve your seats in advance.


Weather in Malaysia

The temperate in Malaysia varies very little. It is usually around 30°C by day.  It does get humid all year round, and that does make the air feel warm and uncomfortable.

The northeast monsoon ushers in the rainy season from the months of late Holidays in Malaysia - MonsoonNovember to early March. Driest months are usually May to August.

But it has been noted that the weather is a little different these days. There can be heavy rains or even torrential thunderstorms during June. So do check weather websites before planning to visit.

There is also another thing to look out for, and that is Haze. This can affect visibility, and as such ruin a good vacation. Unfortunately, it is not possible to predict when it will happen.


Currency in Malaysia

Holidays in Malaysia - RinggitThe currency of Malaysia is the Malaysian Ringgit. It is sometimes symbolized by RM. The currency code is MYR.

 

Do exchange some Ringgit for use in Malaysia as it is widely accepted.


If you have ANY questions about Malaysia, ANY at all, please submit your questions as comments below. I will be happy to help you out.

Thank you for reading this.

Blessings to all.

The FACE Suites Kuala Lumpur Review

Kuala Lumpur Hotels - The FACE Suites

Kuala Lumpur Hotels Review – The FACE Suites Kuala Lumpur

Out of all the Kuala Lumpur Hotels, we chose to stay at The FACE Suites Kuala Lumpur. After 3 days and 2 nights of experience, here is a review of this luxury hotel.

Before traveling to Kuala Lumpur, we checked out the hotels featured on various travel sites, and compared the room rates. We wanted a hotel that is new and modern with all the latest amenities, latest technologies, and a rate that is affordable. Our budget was SGD 100 to SGD 150.

After many comparisons, we finally decided on booking with Agoda. We got the suites at around US$86 per night. That is within our budget. Best of all, after we arrived, we realized this was a really great deal!

Asia Travel Gems – The Overview & Rankings: 

Hotel: The FACE Suites, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Room Rates: US$200 and above (depending on suite) per night, we managed to get a very good deal at Agoda – US$86 per night.
Cheapest Place to Book: Agoda
Location: 1020, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, very near KLCC, easy access to main shopping and entertainment area fondly named as ‘Golden Triangle’.
Rooms: One or two bedroom serviced residence suites.
Service: Excellent, warm and friendly
Value: At the price offered at Agoda, definitely worth it!
Sleep Quality: Generally good, quiet environment. Only issue is the bed is a little too hard.
Cleanliness: Excellent. Housekeeping does great job!
Asia Travel Gems Rating:  4.5 out of 5.0

Additional Info: 5.0 Star Hotel, Suites, Non-Smoking Hotel, Rooftop Pool, Lounge, Restaurant, Cafe, Free WiFi, Free Parking (for guests), Air Conditioning, Airport Transportation

Tips are given within review; e.g. optimal timings to enjoy views from Infinity Pool


We took the Aeroline luxury bus from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur. The bus stopped outside Corus Hotel. We walked from there to Suria KLCC, which was opposite this hotel and within few minutes walking distance. Took some time to enjoy and take photos of the famous Petronas Twin Towers there.

We could have taken a taxi to The FACE Suites. But from the maps, we realized that the hotel was situated very near KLCC. So we walked from there to the hotel. It only took us about fifteen minutes to reach it.

Here is a video of The FACE Suites:


About The FACE Suites

Hope you enjoyed the above video?

As you saw in the video, the FACE Suites is definitely one of the nicer Kuala Lumpur Hotels to stay at while having a vacation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is like staying at your own home while in a foreign city.

Kuala Lumpur Hotels - The FACE Suites - view of hotel from afar
Kuala Lumpur Hotels – The FACE Suites – view of hotel from afar, © Timotheus Lee for Asia Travel Gems

There are 200 all-suite residential style dwelling of sheer luxury. There are choices of one or two bedroom serviced residence suites. We stayed in the one-bedroom suite. From the video, you can see that the suites are spacious and designed in a timeless modern style.

And each comes complete with king-sized bedrooms, a walk-in closet, living room, fully equipped kitchenette, en suite bathroom, and even a functional space for work or study. Truly designed for the needs of every business and leisure travelers.

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Amenities 

All of the serviced apartments come with a myriad range of luxury amenities for you to indulge and pamper yourself. We know we did.

Every day we enjoyed the tea and coffee provided at the kitchenette. There was a kitchen hob, kitchen hood, microwave oven, toaster, a full size refrigerator as well as cutlery and utensil. We were impressed that many of the modern appliances are of good reputable brands like Bosch.

We were busy visiting places like the Petronas Twin Towers and Batu Caves, so we hardly had time to cook. But good to know that all we needed was available. We did make full use of the refrigerator, stocking it up with drinks and desserts.

The bathroom was always stocked with premium shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body lotions, and other grooming and washing needs. The towels were many of various sizes, and always replaced with clean ones. The efficient daily housekeeping service made sure of that. There was a hair dryer, too.

There was a high quality Bosch washing machine and dryer. This was so used by us. We would wash the clothes we wore for the day, had it dried, then tidied it with a bit of ironing with the steam iron and ironing board. Voila! The few clothes we brought lasted for days.

Of course, there were the usual IDD telephone, in-room personal safe box to keep all your valuables safe while you explore the city, LED TV with 40 ASTRO channels, and of course complimentary high speed broadband internet.


Gymnasium

Need to keep fit while traveling? The FACE Suites have got you covered. Fully fitted with the latest cardiovascular and strength machines, the gymnasium at the 51st floor is super for your workout while you enjoy fantastic views of the city.

Caution: The gymnasium is on the same floor as the Infinity Pool. Many did not make it to the gymnasium after they have seen the pool. Ha ha


Breathtaking View from the Infinity Pool

One of the hotel features that really attracted us was the Infinity Pool on the 51st Floor. It was the highest floor of the buiding where you could enjoy a stunning view of the Kuala Lumpur skyline.

The pool was truly amazing! It appeared borderless. And when you swim to the edge, you would enjoy stunning panoramic views of the city. You could see the Petronas Twin Towers and KL Tower.

Tip: We highly recommend experiencing the view from the Infinity Pool during the day and night. Especially sunrise, and just as the sun sets (the latter to see how the buildings light up)

Here are videos of the view during day and night:

Additional Tip: For those traveling with kids, there is a Children’s Wading Pool that is also on the 51st floor, just next to the Infinity Pool

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Attractions Nearby

Many of the well known attractions are within easy access from this location. There is the KL Forest Eco Park (formerly known as Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve) that is only a walking distance of 17 minutes away. It has one of the oldest forest reserves in Malaysia.

KLCC that has Petronas Twin Towers, Suria KLCC, KLCC Park, Aquaria KLCC, plus many more interesting places is about 15 minutes away by foot. While we were there, we often visited this place as there is so much to explore.

Other attractions that are not so near but worth a mention are Bukit Bintang, Chinatown, and Batu Caves, just to name a few. All within easy reach via the Monorail or LRT.


Cafes & Restaurants

The hotel has a restaurant and a cafe; respectively Tangerine and Cafe Il Viso. We did not had time to enjoy the food and drinks there. Mostly because we wanted to experience dining out in the city.

Speaking of which, you will be spoilt for choice here. For example, there are so many cafes and restaurants at Suria KLCC. We tried the food court on the first day, and a couple of cafes and restaurants the following days. The most memorable was Madam Kwan Restaurant. Great food there! A review is coming soon.

Bukit Bintang and Chinatown also offers a wide range of local and foreign delights. At Bukit Bintang, we discovered a very fascinating cafe called DC Comics Super Heroes Store and Cafe. We are also going to write a review of this wondrous place soon. Come back soon to read about it!


Location

The FACE Suites is conveniently located along Jalan Sultan Ismail that is in the vicinity of the well known ‘Golden Triangle‘ of Kuala Lumpur. The Golden Triangle is known as the city’s shopping, commercial and entertainment hub. The hotel is also very close to Suria KLCC, Petronas Twin Towers and KL Tower.

The other areas such as Bukit Bintang, Chinatown and others are all within easy access from this serviced residences suites.

Kuala Lumpur Hotels - The FACE Suites Location


Getting Around

It is quite easy to get around Kuala Lumpur from The FACE Suites. One way, of course, is to take the cab if you have the budget. Taxis are not expensive. But do be careful to take those that go by meter, or at least the agreed rate before you start the journey.

The nearest Monorail station is Bukit Nanas, and takes about 5 minutes to reach there. The monorail can bring you to almost anywhere within the city.

Then there is the Dang Wangi LRT station, which is also about 5 minutes walk away. The LRT system is quite extensive. You can also transit to the main train lines like KTM Komuter to travel to places like the famous Batu Caves. Here is a post about Getting To Batu Caves via the train systems.

We hope you enjoyed this review of The FACE Suites. Do drop us a comment to let us know if you liked it? Or even if you have any questions, do add it as a comment below.

And if you really like what you read, and you are going to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, then we highly recommend booking The FACE Suites using Agoda. As we mentioned before, from our experience, Agoda really gives very good room rates.

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If you have ANY questions about The FACE Suites Kuala Lumpur, ANY at all, please submit your questions as comments below. I will be happy to help you out.

Thank you for reading this.

Blessings to all.

Kuala Lumpur Hotels

Kuala Lumpur Hotels are many, and any visitor to the city is spoilt for choice. We would like to help you by reviewing as many as we can stay at here. For a start, here is the review of The FACE Suites, a luxury serviced residence. Click the link below for the review, with photos and videos of it.

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Batu Caves

Best Places To Visit In Kuala Lumpur - Batu Caves

Batu Caves

Batu Caves is amazing! It is definitely one of the Things To See In Kuala Lumpur! A natural wonder and such an work of art by the lovely Mother Earth.

The large stalactites and stalagmites are truly breath taking. Some even form shapes that looked strangely familiar. It is no wonder it has become one of the icons of Malaysia, and a popular tourist attraction.

We arrived in Kuala Lumpur by Aeroline bus that took us about 6 hours. It was a very comfortable ride. Upon arriving at Kuala Lumpur, we visited the Petronas Twin Towers. It was a magnificent sight to behold! And to top it off, we were delighted to find The Suites Hotel, where we stayed, an absolute pleasure.

The next day, according to our plans, we made the trip to the famous Batu Caves. We shot a video about Getting To Batu Caves (click link to see the blog post and video). And below is the video we took of our Batu Caves experience.

Getting To Batu Caves

There are many ways of Getting To Batu Caves (click link to read and watch video of how we traveled there via train), and we chose to go there by train. It turned out to be a comfortable ride, economical, and only took us around 80 minutes.

Batu Caves

There are many limestone hills, said to be around 400 million years old, in Selangor. And Batu Caves is one of them. What makes it unique is that it is the limestone hill that has many naturally formed caves, and temples have been built in some of these caves.

The largest of these caves, and the most well known, is the Temple Cave. The name is derived from the fact that the cave houses many Hindu shrines within its majestic high ceiling limestone caverns.

The word ‘Batu’ means ‘Stone’. So many people think that the name – Batu Caves – came from the concept that the caves are made of limestone. But the truth is the name is taken from a river that flows past the hills. The river is aptly named Sungai Batu, which means Stone River

Travel Tip: Every cave has a different admission price. Please note that the Temple Cave is Free to enter. And opening hours may vary for each cave.

In the video, you can see a long flight of steps to the entrance of the Temple Cave. Originally, back in 1920, the steps were made of wood. Today, the steps have been rebuilt with concrete.

And the number of steps? 272!

Yes, you read it right. 272 steps that will test your fitness to the limits. Many people stop along the way to catch their breath. You can see it in the video too.

But it is all worth it!

When you arrive at the destination, you get a visual treat of awe-inspiring natural caverns that you will remember for a lifetime. I know I sure did.

Travel Tip: Near the Temple Cave is the Dark Cave. There is a mini exhibition area that provides you information about the natural history of the entire area. And if you dare, you can explore the Dark Cave with a tour (for a reasonable price).

Magnificent Gigantic Statue of Lord  Murugan

Gigantic Lord Murugan Statue at one of the Best Places To Visit In Kuala Lumpur - Batu Caves
Gigantic Lord Murugan Statue, © Timotheus Lee for Asia Travel Gems

You can’t miss it. It is the huge statue at the bottom of the steps that leads to the Temple Cave. And it is in Gold! It is the Lord Murugan Statue.

This is the tallest statue of a Hindu god in Malaysia. In the world, it is the second tallest statue of a Hindu god. Its height is 42.7 metres, which is 140 feet. The tall image took 3 years to build, and was unveiled in January 2006 during the Thaipusam festival then.

Batu Caves Temple

Deep at the heart of the Temple Cave, 100m above ground, is the murti (consecrated statue) of Sri Murugan Swami. It was placed there by an Indian trader by the name of K. Thamboosamy Pillai in 1890.

2 years later, in 1892, the annual Hindu festival – Thaipusam – was celebrated there. And has been ever since. Thaipusam is a three-day festival that is held around late January or early February. Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims converge to pay homage to Lord Murugan during this time.

Today, the cave and the temple combine to be one of the most popular Hindhu shrines outside of India.

Monkeys, Spiders, Bats and Other Natural Inhabitants

In the vast network of the caves, there are numerous natural inhabitants such as spiders, bats, snakes, and most visibly – Monkeys.

 

Beware the Monkey at one of the Best Places To Visit In Kuala Lumpur - Batu Caves. They look adorable but can turn fierce.
One of the monkeys inside the caves, © Timotheus Lee for Asia Travel Gems

The monkeys are almost everywhere; as you climb the heart stress tester steps, and as you visit the shrine deep inside the Temple Cave. You can see them getting food and drinks from visitors.

Travel Tip: Beware of the Monkeys! I have seen a packet of drink snatched from a visitor by a monkey. And I have heard of phones, bags, wallets, purses and more being taken away very quickly by the fast moving monkeys. So do keep your valuables close to you!

Besides the monkeys, there are lots of creatures living in the caves. Of course there will be right? This is their natural home. Visit the Dark Cave to see a mini exhibit where you can see photos of the natural history of this site as well as of these intriguing creatures.

Do visit the Batu Caves! They are truly amazing and one of the Things To See In Kuala Lumpur.

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Getting To Batu Caves

Best Places To Visit In Kuala Lumpur - Getting To Batu Caves via train

Getting To Batu Caves

There are many ways of Getting To Batu Caves. You can get there by car, taxi, bus or via train. We traveled from KLCC to Batu Caves using the train system in Kuala Lumpur. Batu Caves is one of the icons of Malaysia and a very popular tourist attraction. You can read more about it in our blog post – Batu Caves.

Let’s start the journey, shall we? We began by taking the LRT from KLCC station that was at Petronas Twin Towers / Suria KLCC to KL Sentral station. Then switched to KTM Komuter line (the blue line) to travel from KL Sentral station to Batu Caves station.

In all it took us about 80 minutes because there was some time taken to find the entrances to the right lines, locate the ticket counter, understand how to pay for the tickets, etc. If you are familiar with all that, the trip should be shorter, about 60 minutes.

Along the entire route, we took photos and videos. Watch the video below to see how we traveled to Batu Caves from KLCC. Remember to turn on the subtitles for more detailed information.

From KLCC station (also known as KJ10 KLCC) to KL Sentral Station

The Malaysian train system is quite efficient and can get you to many places of interest around Kuala Lumpur as well as from Kuala Lumpur to well known sites such as Batu Caves. We started at the KLCC station.

Some parts of the train line is above ground, and some are under ground. The route from KLCC station to KL Sentral station is underground. As such, we took the escalator down and walked along a pathway to the station control area.

Travel Tip: Make sure you are at the right station. See the station name. In this case it is KJ10 KLCC.

There was a map of the train system next to the ticketing machines. Locate that map to see how to travel from one station to another.

Map of train system to get to one of the Best Places To Visit In Kuala Lumpur - Batu Caves
Map of transit system, © Timotheus Lee for Asia Travel Gems

We found out that KJ10 KLCC station was along the LRT Laluan Kelana Jaya line (Line 5, the red line).

To go to Batu Caves, we needed to go to KL Sentral station, and switch to the blue line that was the KTM Komuter line. That train would take us all the way to Batu Caves station, which was the last stop for that line.

With that planned route in mind, we headed to the ticketing machines that were nearby. These machines are for commuters to buy tickets for travel from one station to another.

Do note that Only Cash is accepted, there is no credit card or any other form of card payment for the tickets.

Travel Tip: Some ticketing machines only accept coins and MYR$1 and MYR$5. Get ready some small change!

And we are not mentioning the cost of the tickets because costs can change over time.

Buying the tickets was relatively easy. You just have to click on your choice of destination. In the next screen, you make sure you have chosen the correct destination, and select the number of tickets you require. If you need more, simply click on the ‘+’ button.

The total amount to be paid is displayed. Insert the cash (in notes or coins) into the respective slots. The tickets (in this case they were blue round chips) will drop out into the collection area. And you collect your tickets, and change, if any.

We used the tickets at the turnstiles, and entered the station. Then we got down to the platform using the escalator. And when the train arrived, we boarded the train.

Travel Tip: Make sure you board the right train. Check the signages to see which side of the platform is the train to take to get to your stop.

Arrive at KL Sentral Station

The ride from KLCC station to KL Sentral station was quite short. It only took about 12 to 14 minutes. Again, depending on when your train arrived.

At KL Sentral station. we took the escalator to the ground level, and exit the station into KL Sentral, which is a huge shopping area with lots of cafes, restaurants and amenities.

But there was no time to shop. We wanted to get to Batu Caves as quickly as possible as we knew there was much to see there.

We looked around, and it was easy to spot the KTM Komuter ticket counter. There was a large sign hanging above the counter, and a line of people queuing to buy tickets.

We bought the tickets to travel on the KTM blue line from KL Sentral station to Batu Caves station. Then we entered the station and onto the platform to wait for the train that would take us there.

From KL Sentral Station to Batu Caves Station

It was fun waiting for the train. There was a group of tourists from Japan. We knew they were Japanese because the tour guide was excitedly explaining to the group what to expect and what to do when the train arrived.

Travel Tip: Look out for the electronic sign! It will inform you if the train that is coming is going to Batu Caves or not. And an estimated time of arrival. Don’t board the wrong train.

We waited only about 10 minutes. When the train arrived, it was very exciting. It came in really fast! (see the video to watch the excitement)

When the train stopped, there was the usual commotion and excitement as people alighted, and everyone that was waiting on the platform started to board.

When we boarded the train, we found the seating style to be similar to that of Singapore’s MRT (Mass Rapid Transit). That is, the seats were aligned to the walls of the train, and passengers faced one another.

But silly us! We were like the blind men who only saw parts of an elephant.

As we sat, we began to look at other parts of the train in front of us and behind. And we noticed that seating on other parts of the train were different from this part of the train.

There were seats that were so comfortable with high back support. And the best part was that they faced the forward motion of the train. We loved it as we could watch scenes of the city through the windows when the train started to zoom above the ground.

Travel Tip: There are designated cabins Only For Women. Do Not Sit in these cabins if you are male or couple. (see photo below) Kindly be respectful of others’ culture, please.

When taking the KTM Komuter train to one of the Best Places To Visit In Kuala Lumpur, do take note that some cabins of the train are only for women. Do Not Sit In These Cabins. Please be respectful of their culture.
Ladies only cabin, © Timotheus Lee for Asia Travel Gems

We Arrived at Batu Caves!

After about 35 to 40 minutes, we arrived at Batu Caves station! There was still a very short walk (about 5 minutes) to the actual Batu Caves. But hey, we loved how fast this trip was, and how economical too! Plus, we traveled in comfort.

Arrived Best Places To Visit In Kuala Lumpur - Batu Caves!
The breathtaking Batu Caves!, © Timotheus Lee for Asia Travel Gems

We had a great time at Batu Caves. Again, we took lots of photos and videos. To see them, go to our blog post titled – Batu Caves.

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Petronas Twin Towers Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Best Places To Visit In Kuala Lumpur - the Petronas Twin Towers as well as KL Tower

Petronas Twin Towers Kuala Lumpur

The Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia is a sight to behold! It is definitely a must-see on your vacation itinerary and worthy to be considered as one of the Things To See in Kuala Lumpur.

Petronas Twin Towers Kuala Lumpur Malaysia During the Day

We took the luxury bus by Aeroline to Kuala Lumpur. It started at Harbour Front in Singapore, and ended outside Corus Hotel. The Petronas Twin Towers is across the road from this hotel, only about 7 to 10 minutes walk away.

Upon arrival, which was in the afternoon, we walked over with plans to take some nice photos and videos of this icon of Malaysia. It was quite cloudy, but we managed to capture some nice shots. Here is a video of the Twin Towers taken during the day:

Here is a photo of the building taken during the day:

Best Places To Visit In Kuala Lumpur - the Petronas Twin Towers during the day
Petronas Twin Towers – during the day, © Timotheus Lee for Asia Travel Gems

It looks magnificent doesn’t it? The architecture is so interesting. We love how the structure has many facets, like that of a diamond or jewel, near the top.

Petronas Twin Towers Kuala Lumpur Malaysia At Night

After the morning shoot of the Twin Towers, we headed for The Face Suites Hotel Kuala Lumpur where we checked in and stayed for a few days. Also took some photos and videos of this lovely new hotel, which we will share in a future blog post.

In the evening, we had a look a the popular infinity pool of the hotel. The infinity pool is popular because of the amazing view of the city and the Petronas Twin Towers as well as KL Tower. In fact, the featured video(on our home page) was one of the photos taken from the infinity pool of the hotel.

We were hungry, and thought why not go to Suria KLCC and have dinner? At the same time, we could grab the opportunity to take photos and videos of the Twin Towers at night. The video below was taken when we were very close to the building. Just below it in fact! We started with a shot of the fountain below and slowly panned all the way up to the top where the spires are.

While the Petronas Twin Towers Kuala is majestic during the day, it dazzles by night. The tall building sparkles like a gem from a distance, and shines brilliantly at close quarters.

Here is a photo of the sparkling skyscraper taken during the night:

Best Places To Visit In Kuala Lumpur - the Petronas Twin Towers at night
Petronas Twin Towers – at night, © Timotheus Lee for Asia Travel Gems

There are always many people, mostly tourists, hanging around the garden and mini fountain area on the ground level, just outside the main entrance of the structure. Do not be intimidated. Just dive in and find some space to get that photo of you and the Twin Towers. Thankfully, people are generally nice, and everybody gets a chance for a photo of a lifetime.

* Photo Tip 1: Get across the street to get a better shot of the Twin Towers. Some people stop at one of those islands in the middle of the high traffic roads. Be careful. Safety first.

Photo Tip 2: It is not an easy task to capture your entire body and the entire Twin Towers in a single frame. But it can be done! Stand further away from the Twin Towers, and get your friend to squat really low to take the photo from a very low angle to get it all in the photo frame. Alternatively, some people stand on one of the pedestals and their friend simply kneel as low as possible to get that money shot. (you’ll know what I mean when you are there)

More Info About Petronas Twin Towers Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

So how tall is the Petronas Twin Towers of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia?

It is recorded as the tallest building in the world, that is from 1998 to 2004, according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). At an unbelievable height of 451.9 metres, the 88-storey twin structure is deemed by many as the crown jewel of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. It is now an icon of Malaysia, along with the nearby Kuala Lumpur Tower.

This international icon of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia was designed by Argentine architect Cesar Pelli. He chose a distinctive postmodern style to create a 21st-century icon for the city.

You can visit the Petronas Twin Towers on a more personal level by taking a tour. There are interactive displays and an elevator with futuristic edge that will take you 170 metres up to the Skybridge.

The Skybridge

The Skybridge (you can see in the photos and videos of it above) connects the two towers on the 41st and 42nd floors, and is the world’s highest 2-storey bridge. The tour also takes you even higher to level 86, where you can enjoy breathtaking views of Kuala Lumpur.

* Interesting Fact: The Skybridge is designed to slide in and out of the towers, swaying several feet towards and away from each other, to prevent it from breaking during high winds.

Do note that the Skybridge is limited to 1,000 visitors per day, and you need to get a ticket to get up there. So do get your tickets early as it does get sold out quickly. Also, note that visitors are allowed to visit during specific hours, and some days access can be closed too. So do check with the ticketing counter for more details, or you can visit the Petronas Twin Towers website for more info.

Suria KLCC

On the lower levels of the Petronas Twin Towers, there is Suria KLCC. This is a upmarket retail mall that spans 140,000 square meters. Tenants in the mall include luxury goods, high-street labels, food court, restaurants, cafes and many other types of tenants as well as facilities and amenities.

On the first day we arrived, we were so hungry that we did not want to wait in long queues at cafes and restaurants. So we headed for the food court, and had nasi lemak (a local dish with rice flavoured with coconut, often comes with chicken wing or fish, egg and cucumber plus other optional food). Big mistake. It was not very good.

On the last day, we had time, and explored a bit more. We chanced upon Madam Kwan’s. To be honest, I did hear about Madam Kwan’s before. So we tried it. And the food was very good. I will write a post about this later.

As mentioned, Suria KLCC spans 140,000 square meters. So there’s a lot of shopping. And a lot to see. Inside Suria KLCC, there are also an art gallery, a philharmonic theatre, an underwater aquarium and also a Science center. It is no wonder that Suria KLCC is considered as one of the largest shopping malls in Malaysia.

We didn’t manage to experience everything because we had plans for other exciting places to visit, but some of Suria KLCC was good enough for this trip.

KLCC Park and Fountain

We read about the fountain and light show that is displayed every night. Earlier during the day, just so happened when we had our lunch at the food court, we sat at a table that had a view of the park and fountain. We told ourselves that if we were around the area, and the timing was right, we would enjoy this visual and sound treat.

As luck would have it, after dinner that night, we were just in time to catch the fountain light show as it started. Here is the video of the performance:

The park and fountain area has jogging and walking paths, wading pools and a children’s playground that is ideal for daytime fun, too.

The photo below was taken from the park and fountain area, at the entrance that led to Suria KLCC.

Best Places To Visit In Kuala Lumpur - Suria KLCC

Making plans to visit Kuala Lumpur? Hope this article convinces you to check out the Petronas Twin Towers and Suria KLCC?

Please add a comment. We would love to hear from you now, and also if you ever visit this tourist attraction, do come back and write a comment to share with us your experience.

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