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and The Hub for re­lax­ing com­mu­nal time, which opens out to The Ter­race – an al­fresco green space with an open bar and The Shack, a chilled out beer gar­den. The 10th f loor leads to the gym, while the 11th f loor spreads into a deck per­fect for dance and pool par­ties. The view from my win­dow.

The in­fin­ity rooftop pool is 1.2 me­tres deep with salt­wa­ter con­tent. (It’s bet­ter for your skin and hair.) Cer­tain floors have ‘Easter Egg’ mu­ral art near the el­e­va­tor. Travel down mem­ory lane as you ex­plore!

Ev­ery room comes with a colour­ful in­sider’s city guide and a 555 book (with a brief in­tro) to make for a mem­o­rable stay. It’s ob­vi­ous that there’s a lot more to this ho­tel than meets the eye. I learned that a huge part of its unique au­then­tic­ity lies in the fact that the fur­ni­ture for ev­ery sin­gle room has been hand­picked by Mr Tai him­self. Es­sen­tially, The KL Jour­nal is an ar­ti­sanal di­ary of the Malaysian ex­pe­ri­ence. “But I want other [ar­ti­sans] to co-cre­ate [this place] as well,” he added. This man has am­bi­tion – the com­mis­sioned Che Ah­mad pho­to­graph in my room is just one ex­am­ple of many. At the cur­rent deal of RM260 nett for Mu­ral art: 1963 Malayan tiger stamp.

My bed. Take it from the lo­cals! all Deluxe Rooms plus break­fast for two, I’d say that the stay at The KL Jour­nal is way more than its worth. So book your room to­day be­fore the price meets its 4-star stan­dards. Most im­por­tantly, like its owner, it’s a place that cares.

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