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- OS­CIL­LA­TION YOGA Rev your body’s en­gine by par­tic­i­pat­ing in a Dy­namic Vinyasa Flow class at Os­cil­la­tion Yoga, a part­ner of Ho­tel Stripes Kuala Lumpur. Classes take place in the light-filled, ul­tra-modern stu­dio.

- SIN HUA BEE BAK­ERY Dash across to the dis­trict of Chow Kit and seek out Sin Hua Bee Bak­ery, with its turquoise shelves and large glass jars of bis­cuits on dis­play. Sam­ple the tra­di­tional Chi­nese wed­ding bis­cuits, which re­main a sought-af­ter spe­cial­ity of this fam­ily-run bak­ery by the city’s new­ly­weds.

- AH LOKE TAILOR Swing by for a spot of sar­to­rial chat­ter with the sec­ond-gen­er­a­tion owner of Ah Loke Tailor, the gen­tle and soft-spo­ken Loke Kwong Yuen, and ask to peek at his selec­tion of fine Ital­ian wools.

- MAN TAO BAR The pool­side Man Tao Bar at Ho­tel Stripes boasts one of the loveli­est views of the Malaysian cap­i­tal, stretch­ing from the tree canopies of Bukit Nanas For­est Re­serve to the heights of the Petronas Twin Tow­ers. En­joy the evening sun­set with a Ts­ing­tao beer-laced cock­tail and a selec­tion of man tao buns. www.stripeskl.com

- LOKE MAN­SION Take a morn­ing stroll to the beau­ti­fully re­stored Loke Man­sion to get a sense of Kuala Lumpur’s golden age in the for­mer home of Malaysian busi­ness ty­coon and phi­lan­thropist Loke Yew. The build­ing now houses the of­fice of Cheang & Ariff law firm.

- COW­BOY MAMAK The coun­try’s best mee mamak (dangerously addictive stir-fried egg noodles in a spicy sauce) can be found a few steps across the road from Ho­tel Stripes at Cow­boy Mamak. Wash the feast down with a cup of milky teh tarik (pulled tea).

- JALAN TUANKU AB­DUL RAH­MAN It’s time to tra­verse the length of Jalan Tuanku Ab­dul Rah­man. Here you’ll find any­thing from crisp In­dian cot­tons to elab­o­rately em­broi­dered, heav­ily beaded fab­rics fit for a king.

- BRASSERIE 25 Cool off and es­cape the af­ter­noon sun at Ho­tel Stripes’ Brasserie 25, where you can peo­ple­watch as you nib­ble on tasty morsels from the Le Goûter af­ter­noon tea presentation. Par­take of a selec­tion of sweets and savouries in­clud­ing tra­di­tional Malaysian curry puffs and a mind­blow­ingly de­li­cious white choco­late truf­fle cake.

- BITS & PIECES It’s back to The Row for a fi­nal round of sou­venir shop­ping at Bits & Pieces, a de­light­ful bou­tique stocked with rus­tic, vin­tage-in­spired or­na­ments and fur­ni­ture. www.bit­sand­pieces.com.my

- CAP­I­TAL CAFÉ Try a plate of nasi padang com­posed of steamed rice served with an as­sort­ment of tasty ac­com­pa­ni­ments, such as fried stink beans, grilled fish and spicy tofu. You’ll find an ex­cel­lent ex­am­ple of this much-loved sta­ple at Cap­i­tal Café, an es­tab­lish­ment that has sa­ti­ated hun­gry lo­cals since 1956.


Clock­wise from left: Os­cil­la­tion Yoga; Man Tao Bar; Sin Hua Bee Bak­ery; Val­lette Gallery. Fac­ing page: Le Gouter at Brasserie 25; Yut Kee Restau­rant.

Loke Man­sion; Cow­boy Mamak. Fac­ing page, clock­wise from top left: colour­ful tex­tiles along Jalan Tuanku Ab­dul Rah­man; Brasserie 25; the view from Man Tao at Ho­tel Stripes.

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