I’ve lived in Kuala Lumpur for 16 years
I speak English
I am a Marketing Manager
Hello, my name is Alia, and have lived in Kuala Lumpur for the last 16 years. As a former flight attendant, I enjoy discovering the cities I have traveled to through the eyes of the locals while meeting new people at the same time. Kuala Lumpur is not only a place I call home but also a gem in South East Asia - a flurry of multiple cultures living together harmoniously, offering a truly unique experience for travelers. With an array of diverse food offerings and multiple languages, Malaysia is truly an Asian experience to be discovered. If you are looking to learn the history behind the must-see landmarks, then I would be more than glad to tell you the story and walk you through the unbeatable path (plus, I live right smack in downtown KL and am always up to date with the development surrounding it). There are also a few local hidden gems I am more than eager to bring you around (a pastry cafe inside a free entrance museum, you say?) and where the local hangs out for the authentic Malaysian experience. Be it food, hidden cafes or bars, and the path less traveled by tourists (but often by the locals), Kuala Lumpur has it all for you to discover. Some of the hidden gems I would show to travelers are the hidden cafes and bars frequented by locals and ex-pats living here. My favorite cafe would be KLGCC Confectionary & Bakery @ Dataran Merdeka - a cafe serving multiple types of flaky and scrumptious pastries hidden inside a small museum (entrance is free!) displaying the history of Kuala Lumpur. There are a few bars around KL that serve the local alcohol delicacies and I do not know where to start - perhaps I will start with REXBar with their selection of homegrown brew beers. As for the sightseeing, I have enjoyed taking my visiting friends on a "historical" walk in downtown KL, as I realized tourists might have walked through the "must-see" spots, but not necessarily the history behind them. As a traveler myself, I enjoy cities through the eyes of the locals and make it my mission to offer the same experience to other fellow travelers coming down to Kuala Lumpur, one hidden gem at a time. Be it food, hidden cafes or bars, and the path less traveled by tourists (but often by the locals). Now, I am extending the same to other fellow travelers to bring home mementos of experiences from Kuala Lumpur.