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Top Choice Area in Masjid India, Kampung Baru & Northern KL

Kampung Baru

In this neighbourhood of traditional Malay wooden houses, village life unfolds despite the surrounding skyscrapers. Gazetted by the British in 1899, Kampung Baru's low-slung charms are best revealed by simply wander…
Top Choice Performing Arts in Masjid India, Kampung Baru & Northern KL

Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre

Part of the Sentul West regeneration project, this modernist performing-arts complex puts on a wide range of progressive theatrical events including dramas, musicals and dance. Also on offer are performing-arts cour…
Top Choice Chinese in Masjid India, Kampung Baru & Northern KL

Kin Kin

This bare-bones shop is famous throughout the city for its chilli pan mee (board noodles). These 'dry' noodles, topped with a soft-boiled egg, minced pork, ikan bilis (small, deep-fried anchovies), fried onion and a…
Top Choice Park in Masjid India, Kampung Baru & Northern KL

Titiwangsa Lake Gardens

For a postcard-perfect view of the city skyline, head to Lake Titiwangsa and the relaxing tree-filled park that surrounds it. If you’re feeling energetic, hire a motor boat, go for a jog, hire a bike, play some tenn…
Top Choice Performing Arts in Masjid India, Kampung Baru & Northern KL

Istana Budaya

Large-scale drama and dance shows are staged here, as well as music performances by the National Symphony Orchestra and National Choir. The building's soaring roof is based on a traditional Malay floral decoration o…
Top Choice Malaysian in Masjid India, Kampung Baru & Northern KL

Limapulo

Its tag line is 'baba can cook', the baba being genial Uncle John who is often to be found greeting guests at this atmospheric and justly popular restaurant. The Nonya-style cooking is very homely, with dishes such …
Top Choice Gallery in Masjid India, Kampung Baru & Northern KL

National Visual Arts Gallery

For their inventiveness and sheer scale, the artworks on display at the NVAG are worth a trip out of central KL. In rotating exhibitions by regional artists, themes of Malaysian politics and local identity positivel…
Cafe in Masjid India, Kampung Baru & Northern KL

Three Little Birds

Top-tier coffee bar and micro-roaster Three Little Birds is manned by the pioneers of third-wave coffee culture in KL: Michael Wilson and wife Amirah Mohammad of Artisan Roast, as well as coffee geek Joey Mah. The t…
Mosque in Masjid India, Kampung Baru & Northern KL

Masjid Jamek Kampung Baru

Founded in the late 1880s, this is Kampung Baru's principal mosque; it has recently been expanded and sports a handsome gateway decorated with eye-catching tiles in traditional Islamic patterns. Entry is permitted o…
Museum in Masjid India, Kampung Baru & Northern KL

Bank Negara Malaysia Museum & Art Gallery

This well-designed complex of small museums focuses on banking, finance and money and is not dull in the least. Highlights include a collection of ancient coins and money (and a slick interactive screen to examine t…