Kuala Lumpur, Melaka & Penang - Chinatown, Merdeka Square & Bukit Nanas (Chapter)

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This is the Chinatown, Merdeka Square & Bukit Nanas chapter from Lonely Planet’s Kuala Lumpur, Melaka & Penang guidebook.

Chinatown is a microcosm of Malaysia’s ethnic and historic mix. Jln Petaling is its central spine, hosting a bustling night market and bracketed by Chinese arch gates, with new street art, cafes and cocktail bars clustered around its southern end.

  • get treetop views from the canopy walkway in KL Forest Eco Park and ascend Menara KL for a thrilling panoramic lookout from the open-air deck
  • maps
  • stand at the city’s colonial heart, Merdeka Square, surrounded by a handsome ensemble of heritage buildings
  • transport
  • explore the newly signposted walks around Chinatown and Merdeka Sq on the KL Heritage Trail
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping and Sports & Activities.

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