Friday, February 16, 2018

[TRAVEL] Things to do while in Petaling Street | Visit Lost In Chinatown

The Lost In Chine Town Kuala Lumpur Gallery
Being brought up in Malaysia, I am very proud of the state that I was born in, and that's Kuala Lumpur. Kuala Lumpur itself is a part of Malaysia where we embrace diversity as our unique trait to the world. A place called Petaling Street or a.k.a Kuala Lumpur's Chinatown is a very popular tourist attraction, and even locals too! So in today's post, I'll be sharing with you a new attraction that you have to visit while you're there, and here's a little review on what I think about the Lost In Chinatown Attraction in Petaling Street.

Mandatory photo taken at the entrance
Such instagrammable backgrounds definitely.
The "Lost In Chinatown" gives people from all kinds of backgrounds and ethics to explore the historical center of Kuala Lumpur in a more modern way. This attraction has been established in mid-2017, and it will take you on an exciting meaningful journey of how our humble Chinatown got its name and its culture. The mini-museum will display you 4 zones to enjoy namely the Malaysia Culture Zone, World China Zone, Malaysia Art and Food Zone and the Celebrities Maze Zone.

Malaysia Culture Zone

Find a rare rickshaw, Malaysia's old vehicle
And get a chance to take a picture with it
As you enter, you will be greeted by Malaysia Culture Zone sharing the historical origins of Kuala Lumpur's Chinese Community, and its pretty close to how far the Chinese culture has merged itself into creating Malaysia's culture. You will find classical mode's of transportation, a well that shares a thousand world, and so much more!

World Chinatown Zone

Explore the chinatown zone filled with historical significance
Amazed by the largest abuscus i've ever seen
Walk deeper into the tunnel, and you will find yourself reaching the World Chinatown Zone. I personally think the highlight of it all would be the Bruce Lee waxed figure where he was giving his signature pose. In this section, you will also find the largest abacus in Kuala Lumpur and what I find very humorous while im there, the top 50 Malaysian words that 'us locals' like to use up till today. You'll find naughty and funny words that were practically made up by the local culture, and to really think of it, its amusing to know that we have our secret way of communicating with each other as these words are like a mix of different languages to be a general Malaysian language that we know and love today. Be sure to do some reading and you'll know what the guy across the street is talking about you. (don't worry, usually it all good things)

Malaysia Art and Food 

Learn some malaysian words with meanings so that you'll known your way around Malaysia
Explore must visit places and find out why they are so meaningful to the country
Explore a gallery of food so that you know what you should indulge while youre in Malaysia
As you reach the end of the tunnel, you will notice that you've reached the Malaysia Art and Food zone. Here you will find some art pieces that were 100% Malaysian made, but I personally love the food section the most! If it's your first time in Malaysia, well good news! This particular zone shows you the things that you should eat while you're in Malaysia and listed here would be the Top 50 food that you must try in Malaysia. So if you're looking for a list of things to eat and basically a clear picture of how it looks like, this is the best place to start to build your list.

Celebrities Maze Zone

Theres also a Celebrities Maze Zone if you would like to stay longer
And last but not least would be the celebrities maze zone. I didn't exactly go up that time cause I mistakenly thought that I had to pay extra, but good news, it's actually INCLUDED! As much as I want to add more photos, I only know that the zone consists of over 200 World Famous Pop Art and it's actually an interactive celebrity maze that you may need to complete missions in the dark. I read reviews on it, and it happens to be one of the highlights of the "Lost In Chinatown". So this pit stop is a stop that is not to be missed!

Who knew you could find a gallery in a busy street of Chinatown
As a conclusion, I would have to say that this is a more fun interactive way to learn and understand our Malaysian culture suitable for family and a group of friends. I would say that it is a tunnel filled with the rich culture of Chinatown, enhancing your knowledge more on our very own Chinatown in a uniquely designed maze. Time-travel your way through this visit and take it as an adventure that you can bring back home to show your loved ones. It's also a selfie worthy location if you love taking photos! Hehe. Let me know your thoughts once you've visited or if you have any other inquiries, feel free to leave me a comment below 

Lost In Chinatown

Ticket Price: RM15/Adult and RM8/Child
Location: Lost In Chinatown, 22, Jalan Petaling, 50000 Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia.
Contact: +60 12-208 1182
Open Daily: 10:00am till 10:00pm

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