Walking Tour: Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur

Bordering the fringes of the Kuala Lumpur city centre, Bangsar South is perhaps best known as a modern business hub, home to multi-story office towers, luxury condos and chic retail outlets. The commercial area is nicely landscaped with parks, plenty of greenery and wide, paved roads, and the three main buildings – The Sphere, The Nexus and The Vertical – are all connected via convenient … Continue reading Walking Tour: Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur

REX KL – An Urban Creative Space In The Heart of Kuala Lumpur

Just a stone’s throw away from Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown, REX KL is one of the city’s latest creative spaces and is packed with chic cafes, edgy food outlets and eclectic tenants. Formerly a cinema, the building was abandoned for some time before it was given a new lease of life. As such, vestiges of its days as a cinema remain, such as the wide staircase … Continue reading REX KL – An Urban Creative Space In The Heart of Kuala Lumpur

Last Day In Melbourne: Wandering The Streets + Williams Bar & Cafe @ Clarion Suites Gateway

We’ve come to an end to our fantastic time in Melbourne and the Victoria region! We (being me and the two other Indonesian media) spent the last couple of hours in town wandering the streets looking for souvenirs, before rounding it off with dinner at our hotel. Enjoy the random photos: Melbourne’s CBD is very walkable and it isn’t too big, but whenever we got … Continue reading Last Day In Melbourne: Wandering The Streets + Williams Bar & Cafe @ Clarion Suites Gateway

Exploring The Zhongshan Building, Kuala Lumpur

I’ve been meaning to go to the Zhongshan Building in Kampung Attap, Kuala Lumpur ever since I read about it in one of our magazines, but was too shy to do it alone lol. The chance finally came when the Boy came to visit, so we went there over the weekend to check out what the independent creative and research hub had to offer. Run by … Continue reading Exploring The Zhongshan Building, Kuala Lumpur

I-City Shah Alam: A Neon Forest Of Lights And Fun (Revisited)

I-City in Shah Alam has become one of my ‘staple’ places to bring out-of-towners visiting KL. They’re usually impressed by the neon trees and overall atmosphere, which makes for great photos – so I took the Boy here on his last visit. There are a few new additions to the place, but most of the attractions like the Horror House, Snow World, Wax Museum and the … Continue reading I-City Shah Alam: A Neon Forest Of Lights And Fun (Revisited)

Bonifacio Global City, Metro Manila

Bonifacio Global City, also known as The Fort or BGC for short, is a central business district sandwiched between Makati and Taguig. After the hustle and bustle of downtown Manila, stepping into its commercial area, High Street, felt a little surreal. Clean and well-paved streets free from belching jeepneys, people walking their dogs or jogging, skyscrapers and high-end retail/restaurants reminded me more of Singapore than … Continue reading Bonifacio Global City, Metro Manila

KL

Whenever one of my friends from overseas ask me which part of Malaysia I’m from, I always tell them I’m from Kuala Lumpur, even though technically, I live an hour away from it. That’s because it’s the most recognisable city in the region, and it’s always met with an ‘Oh, I know. The Petronas Twin Towers! I know that!’ Truth be told, KL is much, … Continue reading KL