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Kuala Lumpur DAY-NIGHT

Hypnotic Kuala Lumpur – Our metropolis as you’ve never seen her before.

This 5-month long labour of love by time lapse photographer Rob Whitworth highlights the beauty and bustle of Malaysia’s dazzling capital.

Kuala Lumpur Time Lapse: super-modern buildings juxtaposed with various cultural enclaves and with a little of Asia’s chaos thrown in. My time lapse explores how the city changes from day to night highlighting how spaces dramatically alter during the course of a few hours.

5 months. 400 hours of solid work. 4 cameras. 40 shoots. 640 gigabytes of file space. 19,997 photographs.

That’s how much work architectural photographer Rob Whitworth put in to create his dazzling 2 minute 36 second time lapse video of Kuala Lumpur.

When asked why he chose to create a time lapse video of Malaysia’s largest metropolis, Whitworth’s response is that Kuala Lumpur fascinates him.

“It’s hard not to be blown away by the Petronas Twin Towers. At night they are just beautiful. The towers, together with the monorail, give the city an almost science fiction feel.
“I was fascinated by the city’s mixture of super-modern buildings existing alongside its varied cultural enclaves and with a little of Asia’s chaos thrown in,”he tells Yahoo! Malaysia.

Whitworth, who works out of Singapore, says time lapse has always interested him. He recalls one of his first high school projects, which was to document the passing of time by photographing flowers and fruit in their prime and revisiting them a few weeks later.

“I was intrigued at how many things constantly go on all around us which pass by largely unnoticed. Time lapse provides a great way to use a camera to show the world as we cannot see it,” he says.

His love affair with time lapse videos has won him critical acclaim. A recent video of Ho Chi Minh City posted online went viral and garnered 1.5 million views. That same video also won the Jury Award at the recent EcoKnights KL Eco Film Festival.

Whitworth says he was drawn to the idea of exploring how Kuala Lumpur changes from day to night when he began his project here.

“I was walking down Jalan Alor shortly after arriving in KL. It struck me how much the street changed and transformed during the course of the day.

“I liked the idea of exploring how the city changes from day to night, how spaces dramatically change during the course of a few hours. This developed into one of the themes shown in the video of scenes switching from day to night,” he says.

But enough talk. Here’s Whitworth’s tribute to Malaysia’s modern marvel. Watch it for yourself and bask in the city’s radiance.

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Copyright © All Images Rob Whitworth 2012 – www.robwhitworth.co.uk

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Changkat Bukit Bintang

Changkat Bukit Bintang

Changkat Bukit Bintang GUINNESS

Changkat Bukit Bintang is an awesome destination to relax, meet up with buddies, enjoy drinks and food in Kuala Lumpur.

Changkat Bukit Bintang has frequently been likened to New York City’s Times Square and London’s Piccadilly Circus. However, what distinguishes it from Times Square or Piccadilly Circus is that Changkat Bukit Bintang has successfully united modern fancy with traditional elegance, rendering it a preferred fascination for both the locals as well as visitors.

elixir-changkat-bukit-bintang The whiskey bar MNGX3646 Jalan Alor

If you are after a location which is both chic and hip, Changkat Bukit Bintang certainly is the hotspot to check-out. An avenue where a large number of KL’s most favored bars and restaurants are available, Changkat Bukit Bintang is known as a cool and trendy place that’s perfect for pub crawling.

Located just behind Jalan Bukit Bintang, Changkat Bukit Bintang is made up of link of walkways and streets. These streets are unique with their very own enchantment and you are likely to stumbled upon a combination of classic and new charm, where the buildings are exceptional mainly because they was previously pre-war, colonial shop-houses that had been refurbished and converted into upmarket pubs and restaurants

If you dine at Changkat Bukit Bintang, you will end up indulged in numerous choices. You will find the most vibrant restaurants that the city has to offer. Gastronomic delights are plentiful and there is always something for everyone, whether you are searching for genuine local food, a foreign flavour or even fusion dishes are readily available at the eateries right here.

During daytimes, there isn’t much activity but by nightfall, you will know why people come here. Shops and stores are in full swing and experience yourself the charm and energy firsthand. The whole street will come alive with brilliantly colored lights of signboards, music playing from the shops and people having a good time.

If you visit Changkat Bukit Bintang during daytime, you will discover the street is unusually calm and peaceful, despite the fact that Changkat Bukit Bintang is positioned right at the heart of a busy metropolis. After you have finished checking out during the day, you’re strongly recommended to come back at night to enjoy what Changkat Bukit Bintang has to offer.

A short walk away is Jalan Alor, another famous KL city avenue, feast on local hawker cuisine and Chinese seafood restaurants.

Changkat Bukit Bintang may get very busy, especially in the weekends and public holidays.

How to get to Changkat

You may get into Changkat Bukit Bintang via Jalan Raja Chulan near Bukit Ceylon at the back. Or from Jalan Nagasari in the middle or via the front via Tengkat Tong Shin and Jalan Bukit Bintang.

If you are vacationing in the city center, just walk along Jalan Bukit Bintang until you reach BB Plaza. From there, cross the road and dive into the street in which you observe souvenir outlets – this is Changkat Bukit Bintang. Prior to getting there you may also walk pass Jalan Alor.

In case you are coming from outside KLCC, board on monorail and get off at station Bukit Bintang.

Bukit Bintang

Bukit Bintang is the beating heart of the city.

Bukit Bintang

If you do not visit Bukit Bintang, you are dubbed as not coming to Malaysia. Also known as Bintang Walk or Starhill, Bukit Bintang is one of the most renowned spot in the city centre of Kuala Lumpur.

Pulsates with excitement and vigor, shopaholics rejoice when simply heard of “Bukit Bintang”, given that the Starhill vicinity is considered the finest shopping and entertainment district of Kuala Lumpur.

In addition, it is also home to many road-side stalls, clubs and bars, al-fresco cafes, typical Malaysian night markets and landmark shopping malls such as Pavilion, Sungei Wang and Lot 10.

Bukit Bintang Night  Bukit Bintang Night

Bukit Bintang is always the place for everyone’s satisfaction, whether you are young or young-at-heart, no matter what you need.

Bukit Bintang always has all the best to offer, for the foodies, style and savvy. Should you prefer inexpensive and affordable price tags for the newest styles in vogue, right down to the SungeiWangPlaza generally supplies imported trendy outfits mostly from Japan, Korea, Thailand and China.

Or just shop at the BB Plaza, pampered yourself with all your favorites, such as rock tees, aviator sunglasses and shutter shades. The good news is that some shops even enable you to bargain!

To have an extra high-class shopping experience, it is gratifying by visiting Pavilion KL or Starhill Gallery, since both of the shopping malls feature retail shops that offer the finest fashion and home furnishing, as well as entertainment and culinary delights.

Among the list of other well-known retail outlets available include a Louis Vuitton flagship store, Gucci, Prada, Diane von Furstenburg, Juicy Couture, Celine and Tangs. The Loft, which is a nice little bakery owned by the former and highly recognized Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Mahathir Mohammad, can also be found in Pavilion at the entrance.

If you are searching for gizmos as well as other IT-related paraphernalia, visit to the neighboring LowYatPlaza, which is the greatest one-stop centre to look for electronic devices and stuff.

A number of noteworthy shopping malls that you can visit include Fahrenheit 88, Lot 10 and Berjaya Times Square.

Bukit Bintang food  Bukit Bintang food

If shopping is not really your cup of tea, don’t miss the food hunting. Probably among the highly recommended venues to satisfy taste buds and decent cuisine adventure may be the pre-war houses along Tengkat Tong Shin near Changkat Bukit Bintang, which is reputed as one of the sophisticated gastronomy district in Bukit Bintang. The buildings are generally renovated into stylish and cozy eateries. Here, you’ll find your self immerse within the ambiance of yesteryears.

Bukit Bintang food  Bukit Bintang food

Alternately, it could be the best choice to invest some time and money at the spa and foot reflexology shops. From exotic foot treatments, foot/body massages to detoxification services and many more, for anything you are expecting, you will find them all in one place.

Bukit Bintang is truly a place where people from all walk of life blend in together. Moreover, Bukit Bintang is also the greatest place to meet Malaysian of all races, beliefs and economic stratums. This adds colour and flavour to Bukit Bintang, that already famous as the utmost radiant and energetic destinations in KL city.

How to Get to Bukit Bintang

To reach Bukit Bintang by car, take the SMART Tunnel Entrance or the Maju Expressway Entrance heading towards Bukit Bintang. From there, you should readily notice the direction through road signboards. Please note there may be huge traffic and limited parking space, especially during peak hour.

Also, the Bukit Bintang is accessible using the KL Monorail. In case you are coming from KL Sentral, hop on the KL Monorail train and exit at the Bukit Bintang station, which is strategically situated at the intersection of Jalan Bukit Bintang and Jalan Sultan Ismail.

In addition to the KL Monorail, the My Rapid Transit (MRT) is an upcoming public transportation. The MRT project will start operation in January 2016, providing consumers, food lovers and crowd-watchers another choice of commuting.

 

Malaysia Motorcycle Tours

Malaysia Motorcycle Tours

Malaysian Motorcycle Getaways Explore the beauty of Malaysia on cruisers and superbikes. Tour Malaysia on two wheels and Turn Your Miles into Smiles with Malaysian Motorcycle Getaways

Malaysia covered by the world’s oldest rain forest with great roads. The roads are in considerably good condition and getting from one end of the peninsula to the other does not pose a problem. Motorcycle Tours in Malaysia was a terrific ride. It kept surprising in many nice ways from the people, food, unspoiled beaches, culture, wildlife and nature and of course the scenery. Malaysia are now become one of the world’s top motorcycle tourism spot. Riders from all over the world can enjoy a fully guided or self guided motorcycle tour around Peninsular Malaysia.

Malaysian Motorcycle Getaways offer below Fully Guided Tours

5D4N Northern Tours
Journey covers some 1,700kms to Genting Highlands, Cameron Highlands, Penang, Alor Setar and Ipoh. Places of interest include breathtaking waterfalls, awesome view of Cameron Highlands, Penang Island Tour, traditional paddy field villages.

5D4N Eastern Tours
Journey covers some 1,500kms to Cameron Highlands, Kuala Terengganu, Kuantan and back to KL. Places of interest include Lake Kenyir, white sandy beaches of the east coast and an overnight trip to Perhentian Island. Join this ride and be mermerised with the peaceful and laidback coastal areas.

5D4N Krabi Ride
Journey covers some 2,200kms to Alor Setar, Krabi (Thailand), Penang and back to KL on the 5th day
We’ll be heading straight to Alor Setar on the first day (that’s a 500km butt –aching ride) and then spending the rest of the days in Krabi (Thailand) along its peaceful and laid back coastal areas. On the 4th day, we’ll be spending the night in Georgetown Penang allowing us to explore the island and back to KL on the last day.

4D3N or 3D2N Central Tours
Journey covers some 1,100kms covering Genting Highlands, Cameron Highlands, Putrajaya and Malacca.
Places of interest: Majestic waterfalls, awesome view of Cameron Highlands, traditional sea side villages and Malacca historical city tour. Turn back into time and dive into Malaysia’s centuries of history and culture.

KL Hop-on Hop-Off City Tour

hop-on hop-off bus

KL Hop-on Hop-Off City Tour

For the first time visitors to Kuala Lumpur, Hop-on-hop-off bus is worth a trip as a familiarization of Kuala Lumpur city.

The Hop-on Hop-Off buses route covers most of major sights as below

  • Malaysia Tourism Centre
  • KL Tower
  • KL City walk
  • Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
  • Karyaneka
  • Craft Cultural Complex
  • Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman
  • Sungai Wang Plaza, BB Plaza
  • Picolo Galleria, Starhill, Lot 10
  • Bintang Walk
  • Berjaya Times Square
  • Ain of Arabia
  • Cosmo’s World Theme Park
  • China Town
  • Merdeka Stadium
  • Central Market
  • Sri Mahamariamman Temple
  • Little India
  • KL Sentral
  • National Museum
  • National Palace
  • Parliament Building
  • National Monument
  • Asean Sculpture Park
  • Perdana Botanical Gardens
  • Orchid Garden
  • Bird Park
  • Butterfly Park
  • National Planetarium
  • Tun Abdul Razak Memorial
  • Islamic Art Museum
  • National Mosque
  • Kuala Lumpur Railway Station
  • Merdeka Square
  • Royal Selangor Club
  • Sultan Abdul Samad Building
  • Jamek Mosque
  • St Mary’s Church
  • Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman
  • Istana Budaya
  • Titiwangsa Lake Garden
  • National Visual Art Gallery
  • National Library
  • Petronas Twin Tower
  • Kuala Lumpur City Centre

The Hop-on Hop-Off buses run from 8:30am to 8:30pm with 30 mins interval between each tour bus.

Ticket Type: STANDARD ADULT TICKET
Price: RM45.00 Validity: 24 Hours
Price: RM79.00 Validity: 48 Hours

Ticket Type: CHILD, STUDENT & DISABLE TICKET
Price: RM24.00 Validity: 24 Hours
Price: RM43.00 Validity: 48 Hours
For 5 to 12 years old

Ticket Type: MyKAD ADULT TICKET
Price: RM19.00 Validity: 24 Hours
Price: RM32.00 Validity: 48 Hours
For MyKad holder

Ticket Type: MyKAD CHILD, STUDENT & DISABLE TICKET
Price: RM12.00 Validity: 24 Hours
Price: RM20.00 Validity: 48 Hours
For MyKad @ MyKid holder
For 5 to 12 years old

 

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Thrilling ATV ride in the jungle

Thrilling ATV ride in the jungle

On my first weekend in KL, some friends and I decided to go on a very special trip on the edge of the city. Located in the jungle northeast of KL, there is an ATV adventure park offering 5 different exciting packages of ATV jungle riding. The packages start from RM 50.00 (1/2 hour ride) to RM 300,00 (3-4 hours offroad ride). It was really much fun and I would go for it any time again. The ATVs have a 150 ccm strong engine and quite a lot of power to overcome the challenging offroad ride.

How much is it?

Depends on the package you choose: Check http://www.atvadventurepark.com/package.htm

How to get there:

Getting to the spot by public transport was quite difficult. You can take the LRT to Wangsa Maju (RM 2.30 from KL Sentral) and take a cab over there. However, we had big problems to find a taxi driver who is willing to drive to the ATV park, because he can’t find a customer back. Fortunately and Indian guy picked us up after we negotiated a RM 30.00 deal. I guess you probably find nobody driving with meter. To make him understand the way, it is useful to go to the ATV’s website and download the map on your smartphone to show it to the cab driver. Actually you have to go to Zoo Negara and drive all the way up to the jungle.

How to get back:

Ask the owner of the ATV park to bring you back to the zoo with his 4×4.

Make sure that you call the ATV park and make a reservation before you go over there.

For further information have a look to the website: http://www.atvadventurepark.com/index.htm

or contact me: Fabian Friz email: fabian.friz(at)gmx.net

How to get around in Malaysia

One of the easiest way is to rent a car. It’s not the cheapest way but the fastest and most comfortable one. Especially when you are going to places where you need a car to get around (eg. Cameron Highlands). I can highly recommend the Paradies Car Rental Company located in KL.  They offer the best prices and a very good service. They even deliver the car to the Millennium Square if you ask them for. They are always on time and I had never any problems with them.

www.carrentalkualalumpur.net or you can call 0126552677

Tioman-Island. The best island if you know where to go

Tioman is one of the most beautiful islands I have been to so far. It’s duty free, so food and drinks are very cheap (Happy Hour: 4 beers for 12RM). It’s a true paradies and it’s easy to enjoy your life there. You can go scuba-diving, fishing, snorkeling or just enjoy the lovely beaches. I would highly recommend to go to the ABC Beach. It’s definitely the most beautiful one as there are no roads and only small huts, located at the beach.

How to get there:

You can go there by bus or plane(Berjaya Air). The flights to Tioman are quite expensive and the bus takes more than 6 hours. I would recommend to rent a car and go there on your own.

To Mersing:

Take North-South Highway, head south towards Johor (from KL or North). Exit at Ayer Hitam (exit 244) After toll gate (see http://www.jputra.com – for road map), take a right turn at the traffic junction and head towards Kluang. Before entering Kluang town, there’s a roundabout, take 3 O’clock. Follow signs to Mersing or Route 3.

Approximate travelling time : 5 hrs from KL

After you have reached Mersing, asked someone how to find the port and take the ferry to Tioman (35RM one way)

Please note that the time schedule is a guide. Often the boats leave only when there are enough people to justify the trip and when the tide and weather changes . Punctuality is questionable. For enquiries call ferry counter at Tel: (6)07 – 799 4811

For those of you who would like to pay a little more but be guaranteed a seat especially during public & school holiday periods go here for online bookings at http://TiomanFerry.com .

During the monsoon, December-February/March, there tends to be only one departure per day, usually quite early in the morning. Best to stay overnight in Mersing and get to the ferry port early on day of departure.

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