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Best zhap fan spots in KL
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Best zhap fan spots in KL

Zhap fan is the working person’s saviour, especially when you’re looking for an affordable and quick meal. Cheap, easily available and with lots of choices, zhap fan makes workday lunches nutritious, affordable and delicious all at the same time.

Best restaurants in KL for date night
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Best restaurants in KL for date night

Date night doesn’t always have to be grand gestures of romance and deep pockets. There are places you can go for a casual night out, just as there are intimate restaurants for momentous romantic celebrations.

Best classes and workshops in KL
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Best classes and workshops in KL

You don't need to wait for a new year or a new month to pick up a new skill

The best cheap eats in KL
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The best cheap eats in KL

Eating well doesn’t mean you have to pay more. We’ve got you covered for the best cheap meals under RM15 our city has to offer.

Best co-working spaces in KL
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Best co-working spaces in KL

The coolest co-working spaces in town for start-ups, entrepreneurs or digital nomads who just want to get some work done without committing to an office.

What’s on this week in KL

Design Link Collective
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Design Link Collective

Design Link Collective is back with their second installation of their market, featuring products ranging from handmade accessories, bags, to sculptures and more. Participating brands include Loka Made, Moo Nicholas, Kurukynki, Schorl, Takos and others.

Upfront presents Onra
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Upfront presents Onra

Upfront at The Bee is back in full swing as French hip-hop DJ Onra takes the stage, bringing his arsenal of electronic R&B beats fused with a combination of Chinese and Vietnamese samples to the turntable. Collective DJ group Public School will be the opening act on that night.

Flea-Esta
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Flea-Esta

This flea market tempts bargain hunters with more than 60 vendors displaying a variety of products, food, apparel, vintage textiles and home decor items. Go with an open mind and stay eagle-eyed – you might just find a piece of furniture that can be repurposed into a decorative object. Round up the family – the flea market will also be hosting a variety of fun activities to keep everyone entertained.

TEDxYouth@KL 2017: What Now?
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TEDxYouth@KL 2017: What Now?

Get inspired at TEDxYouth@KL 2017: What Now? and take the opportunity to ask yourself where you are today and where you want to be tomorrow. In this session, discover your place in the world and how you can make a difference.

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New restaurants and bars in KL

Kopenhagen Coffee
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Kopenhagen Coffee

If you’ve always wondered what the Danish word ‘hygge’ means, you’ll get a sense of it at this cool new coffee shop which bills itself as ‘a little Scandinavia in Mont Kiara’.

Burger & Lobster
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Burger & Lobster

The new SkyAvenue mall in Genting is now home to the famed London-based Burger & Lobster (this outlet is the chain’s first in Southeast Asia).

Meat the Porkers
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Meat the Porkers

Indian food and pork may sound like a bizarre concept together, but Meat The Porkers, the bold new restaurant by the people behind the hugely successful Fierce Curry House, managed to marry these two disparate culinary worlds into one delicious menu.

Motorino
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Motorino

Originating in Brooklyn, New York, Motorino have now opened their first Malaysian branch in Genting Highlands’ new shopping mall, SkyAvenue.

Area guides

Bangsar
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Bangsar

Bangsar has gone through many phases – unobtrusive residential area, clubbing haven, arts and culture quarter, and now, café district. From the busy streets of Telawi to the more laidback Jalan Bangkung and Jalan Kemuja, we round up the best restaurants, bars, cafés and things to do in Bangsar.

Hartamas
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Hartamas

Populated by expatriates and upper middle class families, Hartamas is fancy – even its name says so (‘harta’, treasure; ‘mas’, gold). This isn’t saying that the area is inaccessible for us 'mere mortals' – in fact, it’s quite the opposite now. With many cafés and eateries opening up around the 'hood, plenty of non-Hartamas residents flock here, and not just for the lineup of Japanese restaurants. By the way, we're also including the best places to eat and visit in neighbouring areas Mont Kiara and Solaris Dutamas.  Fun fact: The area was the premise of a local TV show titled (surprise, surprise) ‘Hartamas’ starring Ida Nerina and Rashidi Ishak.

Damansara
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Damansara

The wide land that is Damansara has the privilege of being both KL and Selangor. It can be confusing – Bukit Damansara for example, is not exactly near the main Damansaras while Ara Damansara is somewhat Subang (and sometimes even Shah Alam). To make things easier for you, we've picked some of the best restaurants, cafés, bars and things to do in each Damansara area.

KL City
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KL City

Your cheat sheet to all the best restaurants, shops and things to do in the main areas of the city centre including Bukit Bintang, Petaling Street and Pudu.

Damansara Utama
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Damansara Utama

Damansara Utama is home to Damansara Uptown, the land of hard-to-find parking spots and more cafés than you can shake a stick at. We say park in the new Starling Mall and walk about the area before you eventually step in to an eatery. Here are our picks of restaurants, cafés, shops and things to do in the area. PS: If your favourite spot isn't featured here, let us know in the comments.

Sunway
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Sunway

Let’s not mask the fact that Sunway is an area dominated by students, which isn’t saying that it’s a bad thing. If you need help getting around the area, the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is making things better. It’s fast – not a concept Malaysians are accustomed to hearing and practising. Let’s not also forget about Sunway Pyramid and Sunway Lagoon, where there are plenty of things to do. If you don’t have plans in Sunway, you do now.

The best of Kuala Lumpur

100 best local dishes and drinks in KL
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100 best local dishes and drinks in KL

We are a food city. One that caters to the food-obsessed; one that alternates between street and traditional dining, at any budget and time of the day. Here are the 100 best dishes and drinks that truly defines us, from the contentious nasi leamk to the humble roti canai. Loosen your belt – you've got much eating to do. 

The best coffee shops in KL
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The best coffee shops in KL

KL's coffee culture is an expanding landscape of imported beans, state-of-the-art machines, hip baristas, and silky smooth pours. Here are the best coffee shops in KL that call the shots.

Best banana leaf restaurants in KL
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Best banana leaf restaurants in KL

Tired of the usual suspects when it comes to banana leaf rice? We bury our fingers in rice and curry to track down some of Klang Valley’s lesser-known banana leaf restaurants, plus a few old favourites. 

Best nasi lemak in KL
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Best nasi lemak in KL

We pick the best places in town for a satisfying plate of the country's pride and joy – the mighty nasi lemak. Hunt down these nasi lemak joints for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even supper, because our national dish doesn't restrict itself to a certain meal time – which is why we love it so much. 

KL's best cafés for desserts
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KL's best cafés for desserts

If your sweet tooth is what some would call 'legendary', we've picked out the best dessert cafés in town for cake, pastries and everything else to keep you happy.RECOMMENDED: The best coffee shops in KL

The best cheap eats in KL
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The best cheap eats in KL

Eating well doesn’t mean you have to pay more. We’ve got you covered for the best cheap meals under RM15 our city has to offer.

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