It is no secret that Singaporeans enjoy weekend getaways or short trips abroad to unwind and recharge. One nearby city brimming with scrumptious street food and bustling nightlife is the capital city of Malaysia—Kuala Lumpur.
If you are flying from Singapore, you only need 45 minutes by plane and 4 or 5 hours by coach, depending on traffic and weather conditions. The city’s close proximity and affordability makes it a great travel destination for many of us who are planning to go for a getaway.
Planning a trip there soon and have no idea what to do there? Here’s our 4D3N Kuala Lumpur Itinerary on 19 tips on what to see, do and eat in the city. READ ON
The next time you visit Kuala Lumpur, keep a look out for an interesting mixture of cafes—from specialty coffee shops to up-and-coming potential cafes. Some of the cafes have retained traditional Malaysian touches while others are influenced by foreign cultures from abroad.
Needless to say, we are excited and anticipating more cafes to pop up in the near future. As for now, here are our picks for 13 Cafes and Coffee Shops in Kuala Lumpur. READ ON
Coffee Amo is a popular cafe in Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown, or otherwise more commonly known as Petaling Street. With its centralised location, many come to this cafe to rest their weary feet after shopping or to enjoy afternoon tea with their friends.
“Amo” translates to love in Italian and that is exactly what the baristas put into brewing your coffee—lots of love. Their speciality coffee which comes with 3D coffee art has been making rounds on Instagram, attracting both locals and tourists into the cafe.
If you are around the area, why not drop by and have a cuppa or two? READ ON
Acme Bar & Coffee at The Troika is located in Kuala Lumpur City Centre. The stylish cafe caters mostly to tourists and professionals working around the area and its sophisticated interior exudes an air of elegance. Yes, it is one of those places to see and be seen.
Think floor-to-ceiling windows where natural light is filtered in, clean lines and comfortable cushioned chairs to encourage customers to linger on for a leisure chat with their companions.
It is a great place to spend anniversaries and special occasions if you are in Kuala Lumpur. READ ON
There is no lack of good cafes along Petaling Street in Kuala Lumpur and besides the popular Merchant’s Lane, one up and coming dining establishment joining the cafe scene is Chocha Foodstore.
Although the cafe is housed in a rundown building, we fell in love with it at first sight with the charming retro interior and impeccable attention to details. Beyond that, food on Chocha Foodstore’s menu consists of local favourites that come with a creative twist.
It is a fantastic place for a casual lunch or tea with your friends. READ ON
Should the idea of staying put at home during your free time sounds awfully boring, then you might want to consider visiting the capital of Malaysia for an exciting weekend getaway.
Multifaceted Kuala Lumpur is accessible via a 65-minute flight or a 4-hour bus journey from Singapore, and the price for either mode of transportation is surprisingly extremely affordable.
From visiting Batu Caves to feasting at Jalan Alor Food Street, here is our Kuala Lumpur City Guide on What To Eat, Do and See. Regardless of whether you are travelling solo, with a romantic partner, with family or with a group of friends, the vibrant city’s various splendid attractions and fantastic gourmet offerings will surely keep everybody entertained throughout.
The cafe scene in Malaysia’s capital is gradually growing from just alright to well-established, and in recent years, it is a rising trend for regional visitors to pop by Kuala Lumpur for a day or two of cafe-hopping.
While skilful baristas are still far from abundant, the rising demands of consumers and their willingness to splurge have triggered the birth of many more up-and-coming potential cafes.
From PULP by Papa Palheta to Merchant’s Lane, here is our guide to Cafes and Coffee Shops in Kuala Lumpur. Do share with us your favourites in Kuala Lumpur too!