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Put Kuala Lumpur on the map with Time Out Index Survey!

Put Kuala Lumpur on the map with Time Out Index Survey!

Kuala Lumpur – or KL as we prefer calling it – may not be the most flamboyant or celebrated of capital cities. But, it’s still a multi-faceted metropolis that has the ability to surprise and is becoming one of the must-visit cities in the region. Living in a bustling city can be manic but it can also be fun and extraordinary. The Time Out Index is a large-scale, anonymous survey of major cities around the world and the people who call them home. We want to know how you feel about your city (good and bad!); and where you eat, drink and have fun. Tell us why Kuala Lumpur is such a great place to be by taking the Time Out Index 2020 survey http://www.timeout.com/indexsurvey now. And, while you’re at it check out what last year’s survey revealed and what the top cities https://www.timeout.com/things-to-do/best-cities-in-the-world and coolest neighbourhoods https://www.timeout.com/coolest-neighbourhoods-in-the-world in the world were.

The Best Chinese New Year 2020 Menus in KL
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The Best Chinese New Year 2020 Menus in KL

Chinese New Year is upon us and that means it’s another season to feast with family and friends. To celebrate the Year of the Rat, chefs from all over the Klang Valley have been busy creating scrumptious menus for you to indulge in. Here’s a list of the best ones. 

Treadmill Workouts for Every Type of Runner
Sport and fitness

Treadmill Workouts for Every Type of Runner

It may seem common for people to say that running on a treadmill is boring, but if you’re following a set of workouts to achieve a certain goal, and using the functions instead of just running at the same speed the whole time, it might not be so bad after all. Plus, the treadmill gives you a trouble-free run; rain or shine, it’s got your back. Here are three different types of workout that can help you create a habit while making sure your time spent on the running belt is worth it. 1. All about speed In a controlled environment, the treadmill is a great place to work on speed. Begin with a five to 10-minute warmup, then 30 seconds of push and 30 seconds of rest. Implementing intervals during your workout burn more calories and its afterburn effect. You’ll get breathless and your heart rate will shoot up, but rest when it’s time to rest – catch your breath. Increase your incline by 1% after each set but choose your pace according to your ability. Repeat the sets for a complete workout of 15 minutes. 2. Be a trail runner Trail runners are tough! If you’re wanting to up your game while staying indoors, try his run and hike exercise. Begin with a 1% or 2% incline level (depending on your ability), and over 30 to 45 minutes, one step at a time, add on the incline levels slowly up to 6% while lowering the speed gradually. For this exercise, take a longer period to cool down. 3. A fartlek interval Go fartlek-style interval (“fartlek” is Swedish for “speed play”). This is a ‘

Best Christmas Buffets in KL 2019
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Best Christmas Buffets in KL 2019

It’s already December and that means it’s the season of festive cheer, and a time for celebrating with family and friends. If you’re looking to eat out, there’s no shortage of sumptuous Christmas buffet spreads in KL.

Fight alongside your favourite heroes in Avengers: Damage Control
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Fight alongside your favourite heroes in Avengers: Damage Control

Marvel Studios and ILMxLAB (Lucasfilm’s immersive entertainment studio) had recently announced the release of Avengers: Damage Control, a virtual reality fan experience. Fans can head over to The VOID in Resorts World Genting to explore the Marvel Cinematic Universe for yourselves.   The location-based virtual reality experience features Letitia Wright, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Rudd, and Evangeline Lilly. You will be enlisted by Shuri (Letitia Wright) to test her latest prototype design: Emergency Response Suits, created with a proprietary blend of Wakandan and Stark Industries technology. The plot will escalate when sinister forces intervene and guests at the Wakandan Outreach Centers will be recruited into action, exploring iconic locations across the MCU. Seize this chance fight side by side with Avengers like Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), Ant-Man (Paul Rudd), the Wasp (Evangeline Lilly), and more. “The opportunity to bring such a beloved universe alive through immersive storytelling has been a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” said Shereif Fattouh, Senior Producer, ILMxLAB. "Avengers: Damage Control lets you feel what it's like to shoot repulsor blasts with your own two hands, suited up in Shuri’s latest technology. This original adventure allows you to go beyond the screen, and become a character in the story itself." Avengers: Damage Control pairs virtual reality with real-world sets and physical effects like heat and wind. The result is a uniquely immersiv

What’s on this week in KL

Shakespeare Demystified: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
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Shakespeare Demystified: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The KL Shakespeare Players present the magical A Midsummer Night’s Dream with actors, masks and puppetry. Six actors will play three groups of characters inhabiting different worlds and bring the Bard’s popular piece to life. There are three evening shows and an afternoon show on Sunday. Tickets are RM55.

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Featured restaurants and café

A Dish At A Time
Restaurants

A Dish At A Time

Our menu features mouthwatering modern takes on pan asian cuisine and is designed to feast your appetite as well as your sight. Start your day with our signature Big Breakfast paired with our house blend coffee or dig into a piquant plate of pasta. We have a selection of fresh salads for something light, and succulent beef ribs bakar if you wish to indulge. Dine in a room filled with natural light and accents of rose gold and charm. For some metropolitan feels, venture to our outdoor dining space for stunning views of KL Sentral; the perfect backdrop for corporate parties or celebrations with friends. A private room is available for booking, for a more intimate setting. Dine in a room filled with natural light and accents of rose gold and charm. For some metropolitan feels, venture to our outdoor dining space for stunning views of KL Sentral; the perfect backdrop for corporate parties or celebrations with friends. A private room is available for booking, for a more intimate setting. Dish Room is located within Cardiac Vascular Sentral Kuala Lumpur (CVSKL) We are open Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm and Saturday 8am to 3pm.   Delivery options include Grab, Food Panda and Deliver Eat. Dish Room is certified Halal by Jakim

Kreating What You Love
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Kreating What You Love

Our refreshingly simple and approachable menu gives you an array of options, minus the stress of being overwhelmed. Choose from healthy greens, roasted chicken, gourmet sandwiches or wok-fried Asian style noodles and rice, all made as you order, using only the freshest ingredients. Keeping with the theme, juices are pressed daily for your hydration needs. If you need a little more buzz, our home brewed coffee will do just the trick. Our space is bright and bustling, but if you prefer to stay home for some Netflix and chill, delivery options are available.   Kreate Outlets are located at: Prince Court Medical Centre Kuala Lumpur KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital We are open every day including public holidays from 8am to 9pm Delivery options include kreatedelivery.com, Grab, Food Panda and Deliver Eat   KREATE is certified Halal by Jakim

Koffee Bar By Kreate
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Koffee Bar By Kreate

Conscientiously sourced from local farmers, From the highlands of Indonesia and the Cauca state in Colombia, High-grade green beans, carefully selected and blended, Creating flavourful profiles, which will have your palate beguiled. If your stomach is rumbling, we have plenty of offerings, From gourmet sandwiches, to pastries so fresh, you will throw us your cash. If you’re down with a heartache, indulge in our artisanal cakes, We will go the extra mile, to get you back your smile. We are the new coffee headquarters, We welcome first timers, the connoisseurs, and hipsters, Serving real coffee that’s worth all your bucks, It’s time we moved on from that joint which rhymes with sucks. Koffee Bar by Kreate is located within Cardiac Vascular Sentral Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur Opening Hours : Monday to Friday 7am to 7pm Saturday : 8am to 5pm Sunday : 9am to 5pm Delivery options include Grab and Food Panda Koffee Bar by Kreate is certified Halal by Jakim

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
Restaurants

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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