My Kuala Lumpur Is Better Than Yours

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Sek Yuen, where locals gather for Cantonese-Malaysian favorites like fragrant five-spice pork belly with taro.
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Weng Kee serves sticky, smoky char siew (barbecued pork).
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Assam laksa, sold by the very last assam laksa stall on Madras Lane in Petaling Street Bazaar in Chinatown.
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Asli Craft sells items that can only be found in Malaysia.
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A collection of plush creatures called Dooodolls can be found at Whimsical Articles, a store devoted to brightly designed note cards, papers, and books.
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Central Market houses crafts shops, restaurants and cafés, and a couple of food courts.
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Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia has models of the world's mosques and a gorgeous collection of fabrics, carpets, and clothing.
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Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre.
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The best place to start (or end) a night is at the open-air lounge Luna Bar.
David Hagerman

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