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Kuala Lumpur/East

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Ampang is a district of Kuala Lumpur which lies to the east of the Golden Triangle. Whilst largely a residential area, it is home to Kuala Lumpur's Little Korea and many foreign diplomatic missions. All other neighbourhoods are mainly residential.

Understand[edit]

Ampang is surprisingly cosmopolitan and many expatriates live in this district. Several of Kuala Lumpur's Middle Eastern restaurants were first established here.

Get in[edit]

Map of Kuala Lumpur/East

The best way to get into Ampang is the LRT Ampang Line which services the  AG18  Ampang LRT station. Taxis and local buses will also get you into this area but are much slower. Buses are the cheapest but they are very slow and difficult. If you are brave you can try driving using the Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (AKLEH), however this road carries a toll.

See[edit]

One of countless mansions in the embassy district around Jalan U Thant

Do[edit]

  • 1 Badminton. Built in 1990, the stadium can hold 4,500 spectators. Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium (Q1554267) on Wikidata Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium on Wikipedia

Buy[edit]

  • 1 Great Eastern Mall, 303 Jalan Ampang. 10:00-22:00 daily. Great Eastern Mall is adjoined with the Menara Great Eastern and professes to offer a 'fine lifestyle and relaxation' shopping experience.
  • 2 Ampang Point Shopping Centre (Ampang Point), Jalan Mamanda 3, Ampang Point, 68000 Ampang, Selangor., +60 3 4252 1781, . 10:00 - 22:00. Located along Jalan Ampang, this is one of Ampang's main malls and also serves as a RapidKL bus hub.

Eat[edit]

Chinese[edit]

  • Foong Foong Yong Tau Foo, Pekan Ampang (Ampang Line LRT: Ampang, turn right onto main street, turn right at police station and walk for 15 minutes to end of street). Location: 3°8'39.86"N ; 101°45'47.69"E. - One of three adjacent places competing for the title of The Original Ampang yong tau foo, a Hakka Chinese dish consisting of large pieces of tofu and vegetables, stuffed with fish paste, boiled in stock and served dipped into sweet and spicy sauces. 70 sen/piece plus 50 sen for a bowl of rice. Open every day for lunch only.

Others[edit]

  • Look Out Point, located at Bukit Tinjau, East most of Ampang district, pass housing estates and onto a hill (Inaccessible with public transport, even taxis are unlikely to travel here. Therefore, private transport is suggested.) Location: 3°7'48.2"N ; 101°47'45.5"E. - There is noting to shout about the food, but the view of entire Kuala Lumpur is simply fabulous. On a cloudless day, one can even see Genting Highlands like a floating city. Main dishes will cost around RM 15.
  • Restaurant Nak Won, A11-1-1, Jalan Ampang Utama 2/2, Business Ave, Ampang Jaya, +60 3-42534249. One of popular Korean restaurants in Ampang's Little Korea.
  • Rama V, 5 Jln. U-Thant, +60 3-21432428. Arguably the best Thai food in town. Main dishes are around RM60.

Drink[edit]

  • 1 Zouk, 436 Jalan Tun Razak, . Su-Tu 22:00-03:00, We 22:00-04:00, Th-Sa 22:00-05:00. A branch of the famous Singaporean club, opened in 2004. Plays dance/house style music on Friday nights and popular with younger clubbers and rich locals (Ferrari parked outside for show). Dress well and in black. RM40 entry for men, RM30 for women (incl. one drink), and RM25+ per drink. Popular on Wednesday nights for Mambo where they play popular music from the 70s and 80s.
Jazz performance at Alexis
  • 2 Alexis Bistro & Wine Bar, 303 Jalan Ampang (Lot 10 & 11 in Great Eastern Mall), +603 4260 2288. Restaurant, which houses live performances - mainly jazz - on almost every weekend. Local and international artists are performing. Music charge: RM10++/pax.

Sleep[edit]

Budget[edit]

  • Hans House, Kampung Warisan Condo, Jln Jelatek, +60 12-2416280. Near the Setiawangsa LRT station. European style guesthouse with swimming pool. Free breakfast/ Rooms start at RM60.

Mid-range[edit]

Splurge[edit]

Connect[edit]

This district travel guide to East is a usable article. It has information for getting in as well as some complete entries for restaurants and hotels. An adventurous person could use this article, but please feel free to improve it by editing the page.