Since I always take public transport, I often go to Pasar Seni (Central Market) bus hub. Although the location of the bus hub is very near to China Town, it’s been ages since the last time I visited the KL destination.
So, last weekend my sister told me that there’s a hidden alley in Chinatown which would be one the best hangout places in Kuala Lumpur.
Apparently, a hidden alley just got a makeover earlier this year and it looks fabulously vintage!
The makeover project dubbed Project Kwai Chai Hong has restored 10 shophouses and a laneway hidden in between Lorong Panggung and Jalan Petaling.
Let’s take a look at how this Chinatown alley looked like before the makeover…
To think that I just realised this after almost a year, I think it would be an offense not to spread the good news to my fellow travellers. Especially those who’re planning to visit KL.
That’s including the new Antipodean branch, located opposite the Central Market 😉 So yeah, better late than never!
Lorong Panggung Chinatown, the Next Kuala Lumpur Top Destination?
The new face of Lorong Panggung could be the initial makeover of Chinatown – at least that’s how I feel. I could see some constructions in several areas of the KL destination.
At the vintage alley, you’ll find trendy cafes and restaurants in eye-catching designs. Getting bored with catching up in shopping malls? Why not visit Chinatown, KL?
Chinatown is Slowly Transforming
Besides Lorong Panggung, the area nearby is slowly transforming as well. For example, there’s a beautiful Beryl’s – Malaysian-made chocolate – shop which sells premium chocolates and others that you can’t find in supermarkets.
The shops nearby are getting major facelifts as well, such as:
As a result of the makeovers, the area is now livelier and attracting more millennials. Your friends are vacationing in KL? Don’t forget to check out the Chinatown 2.0 – Lorong Panggung area 😉