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Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia): Bukit Pintang

Posted in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Travel by happyhighfashion on December 19, 2009

Bright and early on a Saturday morning, we boarded the Konsortium bus, cleared the Malaysian Immigration customs and we were on route 6 hours to our destination.

Perjalanan ke Kuala Lampur!

Day 1: Bukit Pintang district

Pavillion is located in the heart of the trendy Bukit Bintang district and it is a relatively new mall, only opened in November 2007.  It had lovely decor as Christmas was round the corner and the weather was cooling. Behold the Pavilion Crystal Fountain, a new national landmark. It is the Tallest Liuli Crystal Fountain in Malaysia endorsed by The Malaysia Book of Records (apparently, it looks really nice at night when it is lit up).

The shopping mall is new and massive! Shopping is pretty fantastic and ladies will love the Forever 21 store here, I had so much fun! It was heaven going through all the accessories, trying on the shoes and sieving through the sales rack.

Outfit: F21 top, jacket from Hong Kong, Casio watch, Furrmuse jeans, H&M bag, Gojane sandals (replaced by a pair of F21 boots that I was trying out).

Quick food break at Yo! Sushi, an imported sushi chain from London. Green plates are priced at RM3, Blue RM5, Purple RM8, Orange RM10, Pink RM14 and Grey RM16.  I was drawn to the RM3 plates but the sushi was not fantastic.  The beef ramen was not bad!

Energised and ready to explore the rest of Pavillion, we headed to Mango. Mango was having a sale and the prices were cheaper than Singapore due to the exchange rate!

It was time for more affordable shopping and we headed to Sungei Wang Plaza (opened since 1977), a 5-10 minutes walk from Pavillion, depending on how well you know the area. It was our first time so we took awhile to figure out our bearings.  Sungei Wang Plaza is like Singapore’s Far East Plaza or equivalent to Hong Kong’s New Town Mall and Argyle Center!

Marni is my favourite, located on the Main Ground floor at G053.  The entire shop was selling items from Maxi dresses, work dresses, studded bling bling clothes at only RM30 per piece and there is no minimum criteria! You can just buy one item at a flat RM30.  I went “crazy”.

Skinfood was also located on the G-floor and we purchased some nail polishes for ourselves as the price was cheaper than in Singapore!  I love RM 🙂

Trying to flag a cab down in KL is not so easy, much less getting one that allows using the meter.  Taxi drivers at the front of a taxi stand outside Sungei Wang were holding up the queue of taxis trying to make a living.  We were lucky to get a taxi uncle who spoke Mandarin and who went by the meter as he had been waiting an hour at the back of the queue thanks to the 3 taxis who tried to cheat us (and other tourists).

Home sweet home with delicious home cooked food at the bf’s big aunt’s house.

A fulfilling first day in KL : )

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