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Old April 2nd, 2009, 05:47 PM   #3521
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Old April 7th, 2009, 09:35 AM   #3522
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very impressive photos, everyone!
The skyscrapers are nice, but what about the action at ground level?
I've only been to North Asia (Tokyo is my favorite city!) and I was wondering about quality of life in the major South Asian cities. Singapore has a reputation for being immaculately clean, but doesn't seem to have as much fun as, say, Bangkok. KL looks pretty clean, too. Which are the nicest, most fun and interesting ones? I love museums and beautiful architecture, as well as interesting, cool neighborhoods with cafés and original shops. Having McDonald's or Starbucks or big Louis Vuitton boutiques doesn't mean much to me. Which should I visit first?
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Old April 7th, 2009, 02:23 PM   #3523
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Old April 7th, 2009, 02:24 PM   #3524
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very impressive photos, everyone!
The skyscrapers are nice, but what about the action at ground level?
I've only been to North Asia (Tokyo is my favorite city!) and I was wondering about quality of life in the major South Asian cities. Singapore has a reputation for being immaculately clean, but doesn't seem to have as much fun as, say, Bangkok. KL looks pretty clean, too. Which are the nicest, most fun and interesting ones? I love museums and beautiful architecture, as well as interesting, cool neighborhoods with cafés and original shops. Having McDonald's or Starbucks or big Louis Vuitton boutiques doesn't mean much to me. Which should I visit first?
i´d go to Bangkok! the biggest and the most diverse city in the region.

both Singapore and KL are a bit small for my taste (both are great citys thou) , you get bored quite quick . .in Bangkok you can discovery something new all the time! now i spend alot of time in Bangkok so maybe that is why i like it more as well

Manilla dont really know. . Jakarta, to long since i've been there. .
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Old April 7th, 2009, 03:45 PM   #3525
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very impressive photos, everyone!
The skyscrapers are nice, but what about the action at ground level?
I've only been to North Asia (Tokyo is my favorite city!) and I was wondering about quality of life in the major South Asian cities. Singapore has a reputation for being immaculately clean, but doesn't seem to have as much fun as, say, Bangkok. KL looks pretty clean, too. Which are the nicest, most fun and interesting ones? I love museums and beautiful architecture, as well as interesting, cool neighborhoods with cafés and original shops. Having McDonald's or Starbucks or big Louis Vuitton boutiques doesn't mean much to me. Which should I visit first?
Depends what type of attractions would you want..
Bangkok is good for experiencing the local culture,food and crowded shopping markets like Chatuchak
KL is good for city sights (Menara KL/Petronas), amusements (genting),shopping and food and museums also
Singapore is good if you like museums,shopping(Orchard Rd), city sighting and amusements(sentosa), food is expensive though in Singapore by SEA standards
Jakarta is good for food,shopping electronics, department stores(Harvey Nichols,Sogo and Seibu) and to a certain extent historical museums

All 4 have good nightclub venues, but every city except Singapore has notorious rush hour jams. But Singapore's currency is strengthening and the hotel rooms are expensive compared to the other 3. Singapore,KL and Jakarta have great colonial era (British and Dutch) architectures as well as local ones such as Mosques.Bangkok has a lot of great buddhist temples.

Cool neighborhoods with cafes? In Singapore i could think of Clarke Quay and Jakarta probably Kemang. I don't know much though about cool neighborhoods in KL and Bangkok

I don't know much about manila..maybe someone can add the info

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Old April 8th, 2009, 10:42 AM   #3526
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very impressive photos, everyone!
The skyscrapers are nice, but what about the action at ground level?
I've only been to North Asia (Tokyo is my favorite city!) and I was wondering about quality of life in the major South Asian cities. Singapore has a reputation for being immaculately clean, but doesn't seem to have as much fun as, say, Bangkok. KL looks pretty clean, too. Which are the nicest, most fun and interesting ones? I love museums and beautiful architecture, as well as interesting, cool neighborhoods with cafés and original shops. Having McDonald's or Starbucks or big Louis Vuitton boutiques doesn't mean much to me. Which should I visit first?
Cool neighborhood with cafes? then KL (and its suburbs) is the answer.

one must know that most KLites are living in suburb. those cool neighborhoods are;

Bangsar
Hartamas
Wangsa Maju
Petaling Jaya
Sunway
Subang
Damansara
TTDI
and much more...

while Bangkok is big but too centralised. KL is more sprawling.
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Old April 8th, 2009, 10:51 AM   #3527
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Cool neighborhoods with cafes? In Singapore i could think of Clarke Quay and Jakarta probably Kemang. I don't know much though about cool neighborhoods in KL and Bangkok
Clarke Quay is neighborhood? eh? it's just in the city center.
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Old April 8th, 2009, 11:36 AM   #3528
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曼谷 is very lovely
I like Thai so much
and their movie <The love of Siam> moves me a lot
Wish I can travel to that beautiful country one day
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Old April 8th, 2009, 11:41 AM   #3529
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very impressive photos, everyone!
The skyscrapers are nice, but what about the action at ground level?
I've only been to North Asia (Tokyo is my favorite city!) and I was wondering about quality of life in the major South Asian cities. Singapore has a reputation for being immaculately clean, but doesn't seem to have as much fun as, say, Bangkok. KL looks pretty clean, too. Which are the nicest, most fun and interesting ones? I love museums and beautiful architecture, as well as interesting, cool neighborhoods with cafés and original shops. Having McDonald's or Starbucks or big Louis Vuitton boutiques doesn't mean much to me. Which should I visit first?

hope this link can give you some visuals and info about KL.

KL street level and Bukit Bintang area :

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=553226

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...463465&page=22

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...=232186&page=7



KL neigbourhood - PJ :
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...=169304&page=2


KL neighbourhood - Sunway :
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...=215407&page=6


KL suburbs :
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...=227371&page=2
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Old April 8th, 2009, 11:46 AM   #3530
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All 4 have good nightclub venues, but every city except Singapore has notorious rush hour jams.

I don't know much about manila..maybe someone can add the info
I never experienced the notorious rush hour jam in KL (stayed there for 1 week) mostly outdoor

Aljuarez: In Manila, it has a lot to offer, too - entertainment from bars, clubs, night strips/naked bodies, casinos if you're into gambling, cafes, historical sites - legacy of Mexico and Spain during colonial period such as churches, monuments, language, architecture, schools, etc.

Places to go:

1. Makati - Greenbelt, Burgos, Glorietta, Ayala, huge malls connected with walkways
2. Malate - Bohemian side, outdoor bars
3. Eastwood - cool place, high end malls, bars, restaurants
4. Mall of Asia - at Manila Bay - bars, restaurants
5. Ortigas Center - Metrowalk, St. Francis Square, 4 huge malls
6. Quezon City - Timog, West Avenue - bars, huge malls
7. Pasay - for bold shows
8. Intramuros - old walled city of Manila, preserved from the colonial period
9. The Fort - Bonifacio High Street, new, cool, caters to mid to high end

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Old April 8th, 2009, 12:12 PM   #3531
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typical asian. now this thread is goin to be a tourism promotional board...
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Old April 8th, 2009, 12:21 PM   #3532
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typical asian. now this thread is goin to be a tourism promotional board...
NOBody mentioned about the food:

I love the spicy food of Indonesia (first), then Malaysian...
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Old April 8th, 2009, 12:26 PM   #3533
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I never experienced the notorious rush hour jam in KL (stayed there for 1 week) mostly outdoor
I was atop the KL Tower and got a bird's eye view of the Traffic Jams around it and It was faster for me walking from the entrance of KL Tower to KLCC at 6 PM than taking a car or a cab

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Clarke Quay is neighborhood? eh? it's just in the city center.
it can be classified as one even though it's in the city center..for example Times Square is a neighborhood in the city center of New York

sorry for being a bit out of topic but sadly i have no new skyline pics to share
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Old April 8th, 2009, 01:58 PM   #3534
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have a break,

ortigas center, metro manila

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Old April 8th, 2009, 06:52 PM   #3535
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tourism board haha

KLANG VALLEY

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Klang Valley is an area in Malaysia comprising Kuala Lumpur and its suburbs, and adjoining cities and towns in the state of Selangor. An alternative reference to this would be Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan Area or Greater Kuala Lumpur. It is geographically delineated by Titiwangsa Mountains to the north and east and the Strait of Malacca to the west.



- Federal Territory of KL (covers all areas around city centre, suburbs and fringes)
- Ampang (a municipal densely populated)
- Petaling Jaya/Damansara (KL's satellite city, home to most KL folks)
- Subang/USJ/Subang Jaya/Sunway (Petaling Jaya no.2)
- Puchong, Serdang, Seri Kemabangan (mega suburbs)
- Shah Alam (capital city of Selangor state)
- Klang (royal city of Selangor, port city of KL)
- Putrajaya (Malaysia's new administrative capital)
- Cyberjaya, Kajang (new cities, Cyberjaya is KL's silicon valley)
- Selayang, Gombak (old towns, Batu Cave is a major attraction here)
- Sepang (entry to Malaysia, planned airport city in Malaysia)

(KL's vision: in the future, all these cities will be integrated, for etc via transportation system, to form one dense conurbation)


The conurbation has a total population of over 7 million as of 2007, and is the heartland of Malaysia's industry and commerce.


KL
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Klang Valley is home to a large number of migrants from other states within Malaysia and foreign workers largely from Indonesia, India, Bangladesh and Nepal.


Sunway City - Petaling Jaya City - KL City
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Bukit Kiara - Mont'Kiara - Sri Hartamas


Pantai - Seputeh
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KL Sentral - Midvalley
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Subang Jaya
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USJ Subang
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Klang - KL's port city
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Old April 8th, 2009, 08:14 PM   #3536
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wow...
SEA is dominate this thread...
KL..JAKARTA..BANGKOK..MANILA..SINGAPORE..

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KLANG VALLEY

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Klang Valley is an area in Malaysia comprising Kuala Lumpur and its suburbs, and adjoining cities and towns in the state of Selangor. An alternative reference to this would be Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan Area or Greater Kuala Lumpur. It is geographically delineated by Titiwangsa Mountains to the north and east and the Strait of Malacca to the west.



- Federal Territory of KL (covers all areas around city centre, suburbs and fringes)
- Ampang (a municipal densely populated)
- Petaling Jaya/Damansara (KL's satellite city, home to most KL folks)
- Subang/USJ/Subang Jaya/Sunway (Petaling Jaya no.2)
- Puchong, Serdang, Seri Kemabangan (mega suburbs)
- Shah Alam (capital city of Selangor state)
- Klang (royal city of Selangor, port city of KL)
- Putrajaya (Malaysia's new administrative capital)
- Cyberjaya, Kajang (new cities, Cyberjaya is KL's silicon valley)
- Selayang, Gombak (old towns, Batu Cave is a major attraction here)
- Sepang (entry to Malaysia, planned airport city in Malaysia)

(KL's vision: in the future, all these cities will be integrated, for etc via transportation system, to form one dense conurbation)


The conurbation has a total population of over 7 million as of 2007, and is the heartland of Malaysia's industry and commerce.


KL
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once again another impressive presentation by patchay.
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Old April 9th, 2009, 11:05 AM   #3538
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very impressive photos, everyone!
The skyscrapers are nice, but what about the action at ground level?
I've only been to North Asia (Tokyo is my favorite city!) and I was wondering about quality of life in the major South Asian cities. Singapore has a reputation for being immaculately clean, but doesn't seem to have as much fun as, say, Bangkok. KL looks pretty clean, too. Which are the nicest, most fun and interesting ones? I love museums and beautiful architecture, as well as interesting, cool neighborhoods with cafés and original shops. Having McDonald's or Starbucks or big Louis Vuitton boutiques doesn't mean much to me. Which should I visit first?
try Singapore...

I went to KL, took pictures at the petronas, went to the observation deck at menara KL then got bored ive been there twice, I didnt enjoy the first time , the second time I went there was because my GF hasnt been there and she got curious so i dont think there would be a third time
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so you expect taking photos of petronas towers will make you happy? funny man.....
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Old April 12th, 2009, 08:20 PM   #3540
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the really best

the really best are

SKYLINE of:

1st- Hongkong
2nd- Tokyo
3rd- Seoul
4th- Manila
5th- Kuala Lumpur
6th- Singapore
7th- Bangkok

HONGKONG has the worlds largest skyline and has many colorful buildings that would rather look like a carnival.

TOKYO is the richest city in the world,so im sure that it has some of the world's best skylines.

SEOUL is one of the largest city in the world,so, many skyscrapers would fill the city of the land of the morning calm.

MANILA as the queen of the orient,it has many beautiful-award winning design building like the g.t,and the pb com tower.

KUALA LUMPUR, no wonder to this city ranked on the best skyline,its nickname was a stunning city of towers!!
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