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Bangsar

TOWERING ambitions

Serviced residences in Kuala Lumpur are morphing into multidimensional super-complexes, as industry players scramble to meet the evolving demands of business travellers.

Thursday, 23 June, 2011, 12:00am

Projects meet world standards

With ample inventory, some of the luxury residences worth looking at are St Mary Residences in Kuala Lumpur, the Quayside resort condominium at the Seri Tanjung Pinang development in Penang and The Haven in Ipoh.

20 May 2010 - 12:00am

KL on the luxury radar

Kuala Lumpur is just stepping into the prestige home market and is looking to attract international buyers. 'We are finally on the radar screens of a lot of foreign investors,' says Robert Ang, managing director of Prestige Homes, the high-end service arm of Malaysian property consultancy Rahim & Co.

18 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Bangsar

Bangsar is where Kuala Lumpur's chic and trendy go to be seen and where high-margin businesses have pushed out the family-run provisions shops and mini markets of old. Now one of the Malaysian capital's hottest suburbs, it's party central - and woe betide anyone who tries to find a parking spot on a weekend evening.

La Bodega Tapas

27 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Party haunts

As Tourism Malaysia promotes the country as a 'truly Asian destination', former journalist Francis Nantha is promoting a rather different kind of experience. His ghost tours are aimed at portraying the humorous side of many local superstitions. 'It's nice to have a good laugh about these things,' said Nantha, owner of Spooksters Enterprise.

26 Jul 2003 - 12:00am

Kuala Lumpur

TOP TIP: As the currency is protected, you can't buy ringgit outside Malaysia. When you arrive at the airport, change only enough for the taxi ride into town. It shouldn't be much more than M$100 (HK$200). Get the rest of your cash at money changers - you should be able to bargain a bit on the rate.

22 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Fun suburb still goes with a bang

A JARRING cultural clash was in progress. The heavy metal rock band playing in the Sweet bar on Jalan Telawi Satu was mixing incongruously with the call to prayers coming from the loudspeakers of a nearby mosque.

Welcome to Bangsar, a trendy southwestern suburb of Kuala Lumpur, where the mix of races making up the population of the Malaysian capital is nowhere more evident.

6 Jul 1997 - 12:00am