Petaling Street ~ Chinatown KL, Malaysia

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป is gonna sharing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ her recent visit with media friends to Petaling Street aka Chinatown โ›ฉ in Kuala Lumpur (KL), Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

Chinatown โ›ฉ was founded since 1857 with its expanded inhabitants population, the Chinese community ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ around the commercial centre around Petaling Street. Petaling Street or famously called in Cantonese dialect “Chee Cheong Kai” is a bazaar with a wide selections of food stalls ๐Ÿฅ˜๐Ÿ›๐Ÿœ & souvenirs ๐Ÿ›’๐Ÿ›๐ŸŽ stalls. Most of the stalls operate from ๐Ÿ”Ÿam till late night ๐ŸŒƒ๐ŸŒŒ

She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป used to have her secondary after school tuition ๐Ÿ“–โœ๐Ÿป at this area back then. She has recalled some of her old memories ๐Ÿ’ญ , especially her favourite iced longan drink ๐Ÿฅค & fresh tau foo fa aka douhuaย with soya milk ๐Ÿฅ› stalls

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Her mama ๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿป used to drop by the fried chesnuts ๐ŸŒฐ stall to pack for her grandma ๐Ÿง“๐Ÿป before her whole family ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ฌ was travelling back ๐Ÿš˜๐Ÿš— to her mama๐Ÿง“๐Ÿป’s hometown for festive celebration ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ

Also her grandma ๐Ÿง“๐Ÿป loves โค๏ธ to wear the wooden clogs ๐Ÿ‘กย ๆœจๅฑ, she wore as normal sandals, not just for toilet ๐Ÿšฝ though. She still recalled she loves โค๏ธ to wear, walk ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธaround & play with her grandma ๐Ÿง“๐Ÿป wooden clogs ๐Ÿ‘ก when she was a kid ๐Ÿง’๐Ÿป Just because of the clogs ๐Ÿ‘ก sound hitting on the ground ๐Ÿ‘ฃ “kick kok….kick kok…” Ha…Ha…๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜†

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So, what & where ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“the destinations she would love to share aboutโ“โ‰๏ธ

You may check out her live updates ๐Ÿ“Œvia main tweets thread for more detailsโ˜บ๏ธ

Petaling Street Heritage Houseย ่Œจๅป ่ก— ้„‰้Ÿณ้คจ

It’s a 2๏ธโƒฃ-storey shophouse with a cafe (downstairs) ๐Ÿฝ cum heritage gallery ๐Ÿ–ผ (upstairs) with all its retro collections e.g. anย ancientย portableย phonographย that still working well which were all gathered & contributed by the Petaling Street residents๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ

The cafe ๐Ÿฝ is serving both Cantonese & Hakka dishes, SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has yet to dine in ๐Ÿฝ here, will visit again for sure ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

 

SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป has read ๐Ÿ“– about its great heritage & cultures efforts from the local newspapers ๐Ÿ“ฐ๐Ÿ—žbefore her 1๏ธโƒฃst visit via,

๐ŸŒ https://www.nst.com.my/lifestyle/jom/2018/04/361854/love-chinese-opera

๐ŸŒ https://www.thestar.com.my/metro/metro-news/2018/06/11/housing-chinatowns-treasures-heritage-centre-continues-work-of-documenting-petaling-streets-history/

Definitely a must visit & highly recommended ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿปfor history, heritage cum cultures lovers to learn more about Petaling Street as well as the Chinese dialects opera in Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

Free ๐Ÿ†“ admission ๐ŸŽŸ even though you are not dining in the cafe ๐Ÿฝ

In particular, she loves โค๏ธ the back stage set up of the opera at 2๏ธโƒฃnd floor of this cafe ๐Ÿฝ

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Sometimes there will be opera shows/ workshops/ events organised, do join to support this NGO if you are available ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Really wish this heritage sustainable will gain better โฌ†๏ธ supports ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป from the local community๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ฌ

Address๐Ÿ“: No. 196, Jalan Tun H.S. Lee, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, West Malaysia

Operation hours๐Ÿ•š: 11am to 9pm daily, closed every Monday

FB:ย https://www.facebook.com/petalingstreet.heritagehouse/

Lost In Chinatown Gallery

This is the 1๏ธโƒฃst Malaysia๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ’s cultural maze, oppsss…Would you get lost ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ during your visitโ“โ‰๏ธ

Also it’s a 2๏ธโƒฃ-storey shophose with a RM20 each ladies fashion ๐Ÿ‘š๐Ÿ‘–๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿ‘˜ boutique downstairs while the gallery is located upstairs ๐Ÿ˜„

Ohh ya….Don’t forget to capture a photo ๐Ÿ“ธ with Bruce Lee figure at its main entrance ya ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

You literally will get lost ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ during the gallery visit. It’s like a maze where its guests ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ฌmay end up in a same spot or unable to find the exit. Ha…Ha…๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜†

She loves โค๏ธ the great collections of Malaysian food lovers ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค as well as Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ ‘s famous tourist destinations ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“

Do capture a photo ๐Ÿ“ธ with the biggest abacus ๐Ÿ”ข in KL, Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ as it’s hidden in this gallery ya ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

You will have a good laugh ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜† at the Top 20 Manglish words used in KL / nationwide Malaysia too ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

Free ๐Ÿ†“ admission ๐ŸŽŸ, so why not pay it a visit to learn more about Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

If you’re visiting it with friends๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ, do join the treasure hunt & win some prizes ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ

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Address๐Ÿ“: No. 22, Jalan Petaling, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, West Malaysia

Operation hours๐Ÿ•™: 10am to 10pm daily

Website๐ŸŒ:ย https://www.lostinchinatownkl.com/

FB:ย https://www.facebook.com/lostinchinatown/

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There are plenty of mirrors around the photos ๐Ÿ“ธ gallery where you can selfie/ wefie ๐Ÿคณ with family members or friends ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ฌ

Do enjoy selfie ๐Ÿคณ during your solo visit ya ๐Ÿ˜Š

Merchant’s Lane ็พŽ็œŸๆž— Cafe

Finally had a chance to dine in ๐Ÿฝ this beautiful ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ instagram worthy cafeย & met 1๏ธโƒฃ of the founder, Ken ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ for a humble chat ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฅ๐Ÿ‘ค about his journey of transitioning from finance expertise to food & beverages industry ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Most of the dishes & dish names served in this cafe are from Ken’s ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ creative ideas๐Ÿ’ก

It’s located at the 2๏ธโƒฃnd floor, so if you’re not paying attention to its staircase with its cafe signage, you may not find it ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Ha…Ha…Ken ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ told that he is just too lazy to put up a big cafe signage, anyway his cafe still very crowded ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ, people still able to find it ๐Ÿ˜

Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

This cafe also served yummy delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค foods, beverages & desserts with creative names, no wonder so famous & crowded ya ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ฌ

All happy satisfied dining in here ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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She was holding a dessert ๐Ÿฎ named “Better Than Sex” ~ย Pandan ๐Ÿ’š flavour roti jala served with kaya toast ice cream ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿจ & topped with sliced almonds, strawberries ๐Ÿ“ & Gula Melaka ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคค

Ken ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ has shared that because of this wall with tree ๐ŸŒณ roots that his partners & himself ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ decided to rent this place๐Ÿ“to start this cafรฉ

The cafe interior was a decision between Ken ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ & the interior designer, he never thought that it’s now so famous as instagram worthy ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉ

He ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ jokes that he still not undestand ๐Ÿค” & always wondering why โ“โ‰๏ธ some of his cafe guests ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ can really spend hours/ whole day dine in ๐Ÿฝ & to capture photos ๐Ÿ“ธ in his cafe

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Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ @siennylovesdrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป had fun exploring ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ#unseenKL with friends ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ, sharing this photos ๐Ÿ“ธ album about her #KLjourney around #PetalingStreet #่ŒจๅŽ‚่ก— #KualaLumpur . . 1๏ธโƒฃst Can you find #siennylovesdrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป in the cover photo ๐Ÿ“ธ album of this postingโ“โ‰๏ธGroup photo ๐Ÿ“ธ with friends ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ (Hurrayโ€ผ๏ธHer selfie ๐Ÿคณ, no no, wefie skill improved ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป) after #Lunch dining ๐Ÿฝ @ @merchantslane , you will be amazed with the creative dish named by Ken ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ, one of the founders here. She ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป was holding its signature dessert named โ€œ#betterthansexโ€ Ha…Ha…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜† ~ Roti Jala served with kaya toast butter ice cream ๐Ÿฆ& gula melaka . . 2๏ธโƒฃnd at @lostinchinatown.kualalumpur Love the amazing photos ๐Ÿ“ธ collection here, itโ€™s like a big venue puzzle here. While you enjoying the gallery, you will get lost โ“โ“ya ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜† Do visit here with friends ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ฌ & participate in its treasure hunt of missions A, B&C . . 3๏ธโƒฃrd To appreciate the history of #PetalingStreet & opera at #PetalingStreetHeritage House #่Œจๅป ่ก—้„‰้Ÿณ้คจ Not to be missed this impressive collection of antiques used & gathered from the local people here . . A different explore journey @ Petaling Street after quite some time ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ . . More updates via https://twitter.com/siennylovesdraw/status/1050679718104559616?s=21 & Do stay tune ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ siennylovesdrawing.wordpress.com ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜Š . . @gayatravel @tourismmalaysiasentral @tourism.malaysia #sharing #sharingiscaring #hotel #PetalingStreet #Chinatown #ChinatownKL #UnseenKL #VisitKL #SayangiMalaysiaKu #GayaTravel #KL #KualaLumpur #heritage #blog #blogger #bloggers #influencer #influencers #blogging #siennylovesdrawing #TourismMalaysia #accommodation #MalaysiaTrulyAsia #cultures

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A group photo ๐Ÿ“ธ with this cafe signage after the dining too ๐Ÿฝ

Address๐Ÿ“: No. 150, Jalan Petaling, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, West Malaysia

Operation hours๐Ÿ•ค: 9.30am (weekends), 11.30am (weekdays) to 10pm daily, closed Wednesday

FB:ย https://www.facebook.com/merchantslane/

New ๐Ÿ†• Express Style Hotel ๐Ÿข ~ Pacific Express Hotel Chinatown

Hmm…Express styleย hotel ๐Ÿข aims toย offering standard amenities lean toward the convenient & practical, it specially caters for business travelers & short-term stays at a reasonable price ๐Ÿ’ฐ

She had a cosy comfy 1๏ธโƒฃst express styleย hotel stay ๐Ÿข๐Ÿ›๐Ÿšฟ๐Ÿšฝ with her media friends ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ฌat this newly ๐Ÿ†• launched (since early Oct 2018) hotel named Pacific Express Hotel Chinatown ๐Ÿข

She was checked-in ๐Ÿ”‘ to a Premier Family Suite (4๏ธโƒฃ pax) superb early ๐Ÿ”‘๐Ÿšช@ 1.30am after her Redang Island ๐ŸŒด ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ trip to join her media friends ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ญ

Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

Her Grab driver ๐Ÿš–๐Ÿš• has sent her to the nearby named Pacific Express Hotel ๐Ÿข Central Market instead. This is because this hotel ๐Ÿข just 2๏ธโƒฃ weeks old during her stay๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ›‹๐Ÿšฟ๐Ÿšฝ, too new ๐Ÿ†• & yet to be updated with its address๐Ÿ“in the Grab app ๐Ÿ“ฒ She has shared her experience with the hotel management ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผ so that they will connect with Grab to update its hotel address๐Ÿ“into the app ๐Ÿ“ฒ to offer greater convenience to its hotel guests then ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ

1๏ธโƒฃst impression when she got on the bed ๐Ÿ› to catch up her sleep ๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ˜ด , she loves โค๏ธ the light & soft blanket, an energised rest for sure ๐Ÿ˜Œ

She was impressed with its go green ๐Ÿ’š & sustainable initiative ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป by setting up iron board & water ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง dispenser at each floor for its hotel guests ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ฌ, it definitely reduce โฌ‡๏ธ electricity ๐Ÿ”Œ & plastic wastage, bravoโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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The above 2๏ธโƒฃ tourist destinations ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“ shared are both within walking ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ distance from this hotel ๐Ÿข

It’s very convenient to exploring around the KL city ๐ŸŒ†๐Ÿ™ from this hotel ๐Ÿข with the free ๐Ÿ†“ GOKL bus ๐ŸšŒ service as right outside the hotel’s entrance ๐Ÿข is 1๏ธโƒฃ of the bus station named Kota Raya (Purple ๐Ÿ’œ Line) ๐Ÿ˜€

Not to be missedโ€ผ๏ธ

Currently for the 1๏ธโƒฃst ๐Ÿ”Ÿ guests ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ daily will enjoy the special rate of RM99, so grab it before this new ๐Ÿ†• launch promotion ends ya โœŒ๐Ÿป

Do exploring for your express city stay ya ๐Ÿค—

Address๐Ÿ“: Wisma Fui Chiu KL, No. 32 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, West Malaysia

Website๐ŸŒ:ย https://www.facebook.com/PacificExpressCT/

FB:ย https://www.chinatownkl.com/

A group boomerang ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ with her media friends ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ before checking out from the express stay here ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป๐Ÿข

#PetalingStreet #Chinatown #ChinatownKL #city #town #mypacificekspress #VisitKL #KL #heritage #pacificekspressCT #UnseenKL #SayangiMalaysiaKu #GayaTravel #KualaLumpur #hotel #blog #blogger #bloggers #influencer #influencers #blogging #cafe #siennylovesdrawing #TourismMalaysia #accommodation #MerchantsLane #LostInChinatown #PetalingStreetHeritageHouse #culture #cultures #history #GoKL #่Œจๅป ่ก— #้„‰้Ÿณ้คจ

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9 thoughts on “Petaling Street ~ Chinatown KL, Malaysia

  1. I couldnโ€™t resist commenting. Well written! Howdy, i read your blog occasionally and i own a similar one & welcome you to have a visit

    Wow, this article is good, my sister is travelling to KL year end and I am going to inform her about your blog post

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  2. I could not refrain from commenting. Perfectly written! So easy to read with reference links to each place. I have read all that, so now me also commenting here.
    Keep up the good works

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