4 Must Visit Places To Know Malaysia Ethnic Culture and Food

4 Must Visit Places To Know Malaysia Ethnic Culture and Food


Malaysia is a melting pot of three major ethnics of Malay, Chinese, Indian and also Sabahan and Sarawakian. Despite of the different cultures, traditions, religions, customs and many more we live harmoniously in multi-culture society. When it comes to festivity we celebrate together, therefore Malaysia is truly Asia. If you wish to experience Malaysia different ethnic culture and food there are 4 places in Kuala Lumpur that you must visit.

4 Must Visit Places To Know Malaysia Ethnic Culture and Food


Let’s start the journey…

Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur[ photo: www.neverendingvoyage.com ]

Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur
Kampung Baru is a Malay enclave in central Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. You can still find traditional wooden kampung houses with KLCC and KL Tower at the background. Kampung Baru's elders have turned developers away, saying they want to preserve their ethnic Malay lifestyle.

Besides, the old preserved houses there are many restaurants, stalls and shops selling Malay food and groceries. Every Saturday night there is Pasar Malam (night market) and during ramadhan month, Bazaar Ramadhan in Kampung Baru is one of the busiest in town. Best way to go to Kampung Baru via Putra LRT, get down at Kampung Baru Station.

Chinatown, Petaling Street
Chinatown, Petaling Street is usually crowded with locals as well as tourists. There are many stalls and shops selling goods and food. You can find most chinese food and local favourites such as hokkien mee, porridge, ikan bakar (barbecued fish), asam laksa and curry noodles. If you go in the morning, there is a wet market tucked in one of the back lane.

You can also Chinese and seafood restaurants plus stalls selling all kinds of street food and snacks along the street, resulting in an interesting mixture of aroma filling the air that is quite hard to resist. Most of the stalls open until quite late at night. You can also get to Chinatown, Petaling Street via Putra LRT, get down at Pasar Seni or Masjid Jamek station.

Banana Leaf Rice, Little India, Brickfields[ photo: www.vincequek.com ]
Little India, Brickfields
Brickfields is Malaysia’s Little India, that is the place where I usually go for my banana leaf rice and also hunt for saris when I have to get one for wedding or theme event. There are many Indian stores and restaurants. You can find shops sell everything from traditional Indian goods such as saris, flower garlands, spices, and Bollywood music, to local delicacies such as vadai, thosai and more besides food. Brickfields is within walking distance about 10 minutes from KL Sentral Station Putra LRT.

PETRONAS Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur

PETRONAS Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur
Well Petronas Twin Tower is the landmark of Malaysia, you get to feel the vibrant and modernization of this bustling city. Over here you can find all walks of life, races, other nationality and tourists too. Outdoor there is spacious and beautifully landscaped KLCC Park which features a jogging track, walking paths, a water fountain and a wading pool for children.

Besides the Suria KLCC Shopping mall with many retails, restaurants, and entertainments the Petronas Twin Towers has a host of other attractions including the Petronas Art Gallery and Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. Plus the Petrosains Science Centre, an interactive science discovery centre showcasing exhibits related to the petroleum industry, from petroleum’s origin in the age of the dinosaurs to its latest oil-based products.

KL Sentral
If you plan to go to all these 4 places, it’s wiser to go via LRT. It is the fastest way because all these places are located in the city center high traffic. If you prefer to explore Kuala Lumpur on your own via public transportation then the best and most convenient place to stay around KL Sentral.

Station Sentral located at KL Sentral is Malaysia’s largest transit hub, is Kuala Lumpur’s integrated rail transportation centre, offering global connectivity and seamlessly linking all urban and suburban residential, commercial and industrial areas. It is also a direct link to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA and KLIA 2).

Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur Hotel

Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur Hotel
There are a few hotels around KL Sentral area, one of the reputable and comfortable one is Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur Hotel. This 5 star hotel is equipped with facilities, KL City sky scrapper view and situated in the center of KL Transit hub. You can access to many mode of transportation with ease. Plus its walking distance to Nu Sentral Shopping Mall, Little India Brickfields and also Perdana Botanical Gardens. So, booking Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur is surely a good idea.
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14 comments:

  1. I love to go to Chinatown and Little India....the rest I should probably visit more often...

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  2. In KL but yet many places waiting for me to explore. I would revisit to check out this list.

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  3. Very nice pics dear! I think I have not noticed of Kampung Baru in KL...

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  4. When I was small, I always go to Kampung Baru but now change a lot. Great to be back there again.

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  5. Lovely post, and i will take note of thsi. I read many commenta about petronas, the favorite spot of many Filipinos for their selfie shot :)

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  6. Thanks for taking me on a journey though Kuala Lumpur. Haven't stayed at Le Meridien yet. Looks luxurious.

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  7. i heard that we can get lost once inside kampung baru. haha so need to waze in and waze out

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  8. Culture and Food. I click read more right away when I see these two words! I agree with you Kelly those places are filled with so many interesting things. I just went to Little India last weekend, that place is loveee. The foods too! Felt like entering a Bollywood scene for a moment. Huhuhu

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  9. love all the food places here. must visit for sure

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  10. Chinatown has a lot of nice food . I would personally recommend their claypot and Taufu fah.

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  11. Malaysias foods is a MUST! Love all the Malaysian foods.

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  12. I love heading to Petaling St and Little India when I am in KL. I should explore Kampung Baru next too! Thanks for sharing this!!

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  13. typical.. i do so agree... ok.. plan a trip to chinatown for some om nom nom next...

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  14. And this is why i love KL. my favourite is always banana leaf rice!

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