Friday, November 20, 2009

Kuala Lumpur - Hello Sandwich's Mini Stopover Shopping Tips

Cute lego-land style houses in primary colours near Sunway Lagoon!

My very first Ice kacang - thanks for the tip Dawn! (I stayed away from Durian though! ewwww!)

Possibly the cutest Japanese packaging ever!

Hello. Sandwich.

Crazy mega shop in Sungei Wang Plaza in Bukit Bintang.

Lovely garden and vertical garden on the rooftop of Lot 10.

A chance to brush up on my Katakana while in KL!

This drink was called 'I miss you lemonade'! How A d O r a B l e!

Going to KL? Here are some Hello Sandwich tips. But please note - I can't help myself going to the Japanese stores!

First things first. You might like to take the monorail straight to Bukit Bintang - the 'Shibuya' of KL as Mr Y says!

Here, you won't want to miss:

Sungei Wang Plaza. Turn left straight after exiting the monorail - it's the pretty peachy pink building. Stock up here on super cute accessories (aka glittery eye liner and nail accessories) and super cute shoes - that is if your foot is smaller than a size 40 unlike me! (sob sob). You might also spy some very cheap DVD's.

Cross over the main intersection and you will find Lot 10 (I love the Lot 10 logo / font - typography nerd alert!) Inside Lot 10 you might like to step into Tower Records (pretend you are at Shibuya's mega stall branch and pick up some J-pop) or pick up a onigiri or bento the Isetan food court. The rooftop bars at Lot 10 are a lovely place to unwind after an afternoon of shopping - just watch out for the tropical storms! eep!

A stroll down the road and yet another mega mall - this time by the name of Pavillion. Inside - Top Shop (say no more) and Marc by Marc Jacobs (hello pear watch necklace, I think I love you!)

Head through the Convention Centre and up to the Petronas Twin Towers and you will find Suria mall. Inside - Kinokuniya - a giant branch with a large Japanese section (and unlike the Sydney Kinokuniya, the books aren't sealed so you can look before you buy! yes please!) You can also find another branch of Japanese department store Isetan. Craving western food in a 'hip' environment? The Apartment is the place for you.

+Wondermilk cafe is well worth the $4AUD cab ride from KL Sentral and if you are a big kid at heart, get the taxi to drive on to Sunway Lagoon water theme park. Here, I laughed so much I had tears in my eyes! Now if that's not relaxing I don't know what is!

Ow holiday I miss you!

Love Love
Hello Sandwich


  1. Wow! I'ts so amazing that you came to Malaysia! (I am Malaysian)
    Anyway I thought that if it was a great post and wonderful tips! :)

  2. What a beautiful group of photos! I love shots like these, that capture the small details of a place that people take for granted. I did some detail photos of a neighborhood in Taipei recently if you interested in Taiwan.

    By the way, I adore your blog! It always brightens my day.
    the renegade bean

  3. seriously, that caramel corn is the best japanese snack ever!!! fear no more, you can buy them in sydney as well :) have a lovely weekend.

  4. how wonderful!
    i've been there but just to the airport and unfortunately i went half-deaf flying back from germany and spent our six hour stop-over sleeping and putting ear drops in my ear :(
    but your photos are so much fun! :D

  5. Hey, are u a Japanese or Australian?
    I'm a Malaysian.
    I'm glad u like Malaysia =)
    I never see KL in such a different way!
    Love your post <3

  6. looks like you had fun!
    the inside of those stores look crazy. hahah
    that lemonade......WOW!

  7. great collection of photos! that makes me want a proper KL stopover:) did you take some with your holga i wonder??

  8. love your photos! you notice such interesting little details. i'm going to KL at the end of this year! will definitely take some of your notes

  9. Hello Notamelon, Oh wow that is great! I am so happy you thought it was okay! I think it must be a super - foreigner version and I wish I could know more! but I am happy you thought it was kind of okay!

    Hello Catherine, nawwww that's so sweet of you! I loved your Taipei images - in fact I went there for a holiday last year so they brought back lovely memories. That is so lovely that you can enjoy Hello Sandwich! Thank you for your comment!

    Hello Laura - The packaging is very cute on this snack isn't it.

    Hello Sweet Lightning Heart! How are you dear? Ouch ear drops sound painful! Hope you are well lovely one. Miss you. Congrats on the 13kg that is A M A Z I N G! I lost 8 this year but have put a lot back on! It's soooo hard to keep off! eeeep! Let's encourage each other! I want to be under 60kg by Jan 30th! xxx

    Hello Yiwei, I wish I was Japanese but I am Australian. Ha I am so happy you liked my KL post! It was a lovely trip!

    Hello Make it Easy! I know that place was like Daiso on steroids ne! That lemonade tasted like chu-hi! Only without the alcohol!

    Hello ii-ne-kore! hisashiburi desu ne! Ha I wish I took some with the Holga. Sadly my little pink Holga has been waiting oh-so-patiently on my shelf waiting for film replacement. Hope you are well lovely! Are you coming to Sydney again any time soon? Your blog is so gorgeous lately as usual! I am sorry for not commenting as often as I would like! but I always visit!

    Hello A Dreamer! Oh that's great you will go to KL! I think you will love Bukit Bintang! Enjoy!

    Love Love
    Hello Sandwich