The lastminute lovelies’ guide to KL
The lastminute lovelies ADORE Kuala Lumpur – the food, the shopping, the nightlife, the culture… From laksa to Lanvin, TopShop to temples, this buzzing multicultural metropolis has it all.
Whether you’re looking for a fancy pants degustation dinner or a taste of local life from a hawker’s stall, KL is a true foodie’s paradise. Due to its large Indian community, Brickfields is the place to go for good Indian food – and saris! A very handy (and glamorous) addition to the dress up box, no doubt.
For amazing Chinese food, straight from the wok, it’s all about Jalan Alor.
From super deluxe, super sized shopping malls to bazaars and markets, KL is a true shopping paradise. To make
your dollar stretch even further, we recommend visiting during the Suria KLCC is a fabulous shopping experience coupled with a visit to one of the icons of the city’s skyline – the Petronas Twn Towers. For sheer abundance of shops and malls, head to Jalan Bukit Bintang. On this single street you’ll find bargains, designer labels and everything in between. Explore Sungai Wang Plaza, Bukit Bintang Plaza, Lot 10 Shopping Mall, KL Plaza, Starhill Galleria and the newest addition – The Pavilion. As if the prices weren’t already amazing, the best time to score a bargain in KL is at the thrice yearly Mega Sales Carnivals (15 June to 31 August 2011). Book your shopping spree here.
No matter what your mood, a night out in Kuala Lumpur offers the perfect entertainment option, from cosy and
conversational to edgy and electric. Lined with bistros and sidewalk cafes, Bintang Walk is a fave of locals and visitors alike.
Disco divas, head to Jalan Sultan Ismail. For something a little more special, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Bangsar and Desa Sri Hartamas offer a range of mid to high end dining and socialising options.
Jimmy Choo’s Hot Tips
1.“After a day of sightseeing, you deserve some pampering – KLs fish spas are an … unusual way to give your feet some much needed attention. It’s very tickly but VERY effective.”
2.“Everyone asks where to get KLs best shoes and of course, I’m a little biased – I recommend the Jimmy Choo store in Suria KLCC at the base of the Petronas Towers. Fion Poon in Central Market is also a fab spot for something a little less pricey.”
3. “Cooking is the new black, so if you want to wow your friends at home you can’t beat a Malaysian cooking class at Bayan Indah cooking school – it’s an unforgettable and very worthwhile experience.”
4. “For a night to remember, I take guests to Li Yen at the Ritz Carlton , which is hands down one of Kuala Lumpur’s most stylish and unique restaurants. You must start with a drink in the Ritz’s cosy lounge bar.”
5.“Another watering hole with wow factor is Luna Bar, an ultra chic roof-top bar with an illuminated pool in the centre. You can’t beat the views of the city at night… Just gorgeous.”
The lastminute lovelies xox