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sites on the Net about KL, with all the tourist information and phote.
But here you will find something special...
The credit for the content of this page goes to Han, Shaw Fen's brother.
Han will write about KL, about special places, new faces... Click on the
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New Look of China Town, Kuala Lumpur
I believe some of you might have visited Kuala Lumpur's China Town. It
is a tourist attraction where you can find a whole lot of cheap imitation
goods of well known brands.
It is especially vibrant at night, with tourists and visitors, foreign
and locals swarming the brightly lit lines of stalls along the narrow
If you happen to go at night on a rainy day, you might have some unpleasant
experience. Rain water dripping at the edges of the frames that hold the
canvas shelter, wetting your dress, pants, messy and dirty. All these
will be gone very soon. Chinatown has now a new look. The City Hall of
Kuala Lumpur rehabilitated and renovated the area. A 30-foot high canopy
as seen in the photo. The canopy stretches all the way from the traffic
light junction just opposite the S&M Shopping Arcade to intersection point
turning into Ocean Supermarket and Hotel Furama. So, for those of you
who intend to visit Malaysia in the near future, you can be sure to be
able to enjoy hassle free shopping all night long even if there is a heavy
downpour. Another thing that worth a mention is that the street is now
much cleaner with interlocking tiles along covering the whole stretch
of street. The stalls are much more properly arranged for the convenience
of the shoppers.
As for those you are savvy and well versed with where to get what, well,
some stores have moved to new location nearby, still within the vicinity.
The famous 'lo hon go' drinks has just shifted (not too sure if it's permanently)
to the starting point of Petaling Street, opposite S&M Arcade which I
have just mentioned. I bet after a long and tiring bargain, you may get
slightly exhausted. Not to worry, Coffee Bean Café has opened up a outlet
there, next to Hong Leong Bank. If you have difficulties locating it,
just go along the row of shop lots housing Popular Bookstore and Kiew
Brothers BBQ and voila ! Coffee Bean. Well, time has changed, need to
go with the flow.
Reported by Han, Kuala Lumpur
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