ATTRACTIONS (within walking distance)

Foodie Street:
Jalan Alor (1 min – 100m)

Shopping Centres:
BB Plaza (3 mins – 250m)
Lot 10 (6 mins – 450m)
Lowyat Plaza (6 mins – 500m)
Fahrenheit88 (8 mins – 600m)
Sungei Wang Plaza (linked to BB Plaza) (8 mins – 600m)
StarHill Gallery (9 mins – 700m)
Pavilion (10 mins – 750m)
Plaza Rakyat (10 mins – 800m)
Times Square (12 mins – 900m)

Bar Clubs & Bistro Areas:
Changkat Bukit Bintang (1 min – 100m)
Jalan Bukit Bintang (2 mins – 150m)

“Eat, Shop, Party” – by Eris Choo

Just a stone’s throw away from, Bukit Bintang, Melange is located right at the throbbing pulse of Kuala Lumpur city center, where shopping, entertainment and good food are all just a few steps away from each other.

Jalan Alor, just behind the hotel, is decorated with red lanterns, the street is a hive of activity with the smell of delicious food everywhere.

Be prepared to be stopped by dozens of restaurant staff competing to get you to stop by at their outlet as they shove menu after menu into your face. But with so many stalls featuring dishes from the major cultures in Malaysia (and from all over the world!).

A must-try here is, of course, the famous Wong Ah Wah barbecued chicken wings (RM3.20 each), which we polished off very quickly. Roasted over a charcoal fire until crispy and golden brown, the wings are juicy, succulent and finger-licking good. It had a caramelised texture and a sweetish taste from the basted sauce. Simply divine!

Also try their signature Wantan Mee, which is topped over with crunchy bits of pork lard and vegetables, all tossed in a dark sauce till silky smooth.

Then it’s on to Round 2 at Restoran Meng Kee Grilled Fish, which is famous for grilled seafood items done to order. The Portuguese-style Grilled Stingray (RM30) was a bit of a hit and miss, as the meat was tough and overdone; but the sour and tangy sauce made up for it.

We also ordered Tauhu Bakar (grilled tofu – RM6 for two pieces) as a snack. Stuffed with chopped peanuts and slices of vegetables just like Rojak, the tofu was very crispy on the outside and flavourful on the inside.

With our pants much tighter, we walked off the calories at the nearby shopping district of Sungei Wang, Berjaya Times Square and Low Yat Plaza. Along the way, you’ll see many souvenir shops selling cheap clothing, miniature landmarks, magnets, watches, bags and toys – a good place to hunt for touristy items to bring back home.

Party-goers can also liven up the night at Changkat Bukit Bintang – KL’s premiere party spot – for a taste of the city’s nightlife. There are bars and pubs abound with live entertainment and drinks.