KL’s food scene is varied and eclectic. Thanks to the Chinese Malays, Indian Malays and all the regional immigrants in between, you’ll find endless speciality Asian cuisines- from Pho cafes, to North Indian restaurants, Bangkok Street Food or Xiao Long Bao eateries.
Ahh, Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia’s colourful capital that’s fast becoming one of the top travel destinations in Southeast Asia. It features so many yin and yangs: it’s lively yet laid back, progressive yet burgeoning and solidly urban, yet surprisingly rural.
Speakeasies in Kuala Lumpur have popped up faster than Carrie Bradshaw can order a cosmopolitan. This list includes the best secret bars in the city.
Kuala Lumpur has long been a popular destination for savvy expats, but only recently has Malaysia started charting as one of the best places to live in the world. Just last year, in a comprehensive survey by Internations, it jumped 23 places to rank 15th worldwide for providing the best expat experience. From friendly and welcoming locals, to high-quality condos, top-notch travel opportunities and a comfortable lifestyle, KL offers more westernised standards at Asian prices.
As I write this post, I’m still amazed that I’ve been living in Kuala Lumpur for a year and a half already. It’s been hard to keep me in one place for longer than 12 months since I left London in 2011, but so far KL is keeping my expat/posh gypsy feet very firmly on the ground.