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Kuala Lumpur/Ampang

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Ampang is the district in Kuala Lumpur which lies to the east of the City Center and Golden Triangle. It is largely residential but is also home to many foreign diplomatic missions to Malaysia.


The district is surprisingly cosmopolitant and many expatriates live in this district. Kuala Lumpur's Little Korea, a small precinct of Korean restaurants and shops. Several of Kuala Lumpur's Middle Eastern restaurants were first established here.

For the purposes of this page, the Ampang district is used to cover all areas to the east of Jalan Tun Razak. It also includes areas which theoretically lie outside Kuala Lumpur in the neighbouring state of Selangor which locals also refer to as Ampang, like Ampang Jaya (where Little Korea is located), Ampang New Village (home of the popular "Ampang yong tau foo" dish) and all the housing areas up to Bukit Belachan at the foothills of the Main Range.

Get in[edit]

The best way to get into Ampang is the Star-LRT which services the Ampang station. Taxis and local buses will also get you into this area but are much slower. Buses are the cheapest but they are very slow and difficult. If you are brave you can try driving using the Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (AKLEH), however this road carries a toll.

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  • Foong Foong Yong Tau Foo, Pekan Ampang (Ampang Line LRT: Ampang, turn right onto main street, turn right at police station and walk for 15 minutes to end of street). Location: 3°8'39.86"N ; 101°45'47.69"E. - One of three adjacent places competing for the title of The Original Ampang yong tau foo, a Hakka Chinese dish consisting of large pieces of tofu and vegetables, stuffed with fish paste, boiled in stock and served dipped into sweet and spicy sauces. 70 sen/piece plus 50 sen for a bowl of rice. Open every day for lunch only.


  • Look Out Point, located at Bukit Tinjau, East most of Ampang district, pass housing estates and onto a hill (Inaccesible with public transport, even taxis are unlikely to travel here. Therefore, private transport is suggested.) Location: 3°7'48.2"N ; 101°47'45.5"E. - There is noting to shout about the food, but the view of entire Kuala Lumpur is simply fabulous. On a cloudless day, one can even see Genting Highlands like a floating city. Main dishes will cost around RM 15.
  • Restaurant Nak Won, A11-1-1, Jalan Ampang Utama 2/2, Business Ave, Ampang Jaya. Tel: +60-3-42534249 - One of popular Korean restaurants in Ampang's Little Korea.
  • Rama V, 5 Jln. U-Thant. Tel: +60-3-21432428 - Arguably the best Thai food in town. Main dishes are around RM60.
  • Hanwoori, C6-1 & C7-1, Jalan Ampang Utama 1/1, One Ampang Business Avenue, +60-3''-42531308. One of the classic Korean venue in Ampang's Korea town. Its renownfor its authentic Korean BBQ. There are a few places which plagiarized its name and the menu across the city, but this the only one with Korean owner.  edit

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  • Hans House, [1] Kampung Warisan Condo, Jln Jelatek. Tel: +60-(0)12-2416280 - Near the Setiawangsa LRT station. European style guesthouse with swimming pool. Free breakfast/ Rooms start at RM60.

Mid range[edit]

  • Flamingo hotel, [2] Jalan Hulu Kelang. Tel: +60-3-42563288. Fax: +60-3-42563188 - Rooms from RM158.
  • De Palma Hotel (Ampang), [3], Jalan Selaman 1/2, Palm Square Ampang Point, Jalan Ampang, 68000 Ampang, Selangor. Tel: +60-3-42707070. Fax: +60-3-42707080 - 204 rooms. Islamic Floor specially designed to comfort muslim travelers, business rooms on other five floors, and superior rooms on two floors. WiFi, swimming pool, restaurant, musollah and wedding center available. Rate starts from RM155.

Stay safe[edit]


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