Kuala Lumpur Shangri-La

Memories from my last trip to Kuala Lumpur consisted of great food, copious amounts of shopping, and cocktails on helipads...




Needless to say I was excited to return!


After a crazy hectic weekend in Singapore (read here & here) I jumped on a plane late Sunday afternoon and hopped over to KL.


Once we landed I made a mad dash into town as I had a Punjabi wedding to go to!

I checked into the beautiful and (thankfully super central) Kuala Lumpur Shangri-La.


Praveena had checked in earlier that day and promised to leave out a selection of Punjabi wedding suitable outfits to pick from.

Our room at the Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur


I was super delighted that I finally had a reason to wear a Salwar (had to stay clear of the Sari's as I have no clue how to wear them) !


I tried all of them on in turn and twirled around the room for ages before eventually going for bright orange.


The wedding was brilliant, totally extravagant and full of bhangra dancing and gorgeous outfits!


Very shamefully we did not make breakfast the next morning as we only got in at 5am so instead when we eventually surfaced we went to Arthur's Grill, the Kuala Lumpur Shangri-La's casual pub style restaurant.
Arthur's Grill at the KL Shangri-La - photo credit hungrygowhere

We ordered ALL the food!



No seriously, we ate everything!


The noodles were by far my favourite but everything was so tasty. The chicken wings were perfectly crispy on the outside and the satay sauce was lovely and spicy.


I really enjoyed the atmosphere of Arthur's Grill, it was perfectly relaxed with good simple food.


We ate until we couldn't possibly fit anymore in but then the dessert menu was put in front of us and a pistachio creme brulee with raspberry sorbet just sounded sooooo good!


Such a good decision, I would go back just for this alone.. YUM!


After our epic meal we spent the rest of the day lounging around our room and resting before rallying to go out to the Sky Bar at Trader's Hotel.


Sky Bar has a terrific view of the Petronas Towers and this place is busy every night of the week.


We met up with our friend Lionel for what we thought we be a casual night but the music was on point so we ended up dancing the night away!




Definitely far more exciting than my usual Monday night..


Following our failure to make breakfast on our first morning Praveena and I made a determined effort to get there the next day.

Lobby of the Kuala Lumpur Shangri-La - photo credit Shangri-La


We sat outside and sipped cappuccinos while munching on croissants and various types of pastries.



Staying true to our lazy day vibe we then sauntered along to the pool.

Poolside photo credit Shangri-La

I'm not going to lie, we mainly snoozed on the sun beds...

But eventually I went for a quick dip!


Working up an appetite for the biggest bowl of Curry Mee I have ever seen!! Seriously the bowl was bigger than my head!!


Praveena thought this was hilarious and decided not to indulge as she was saving herself for the complimentary afternoon tea in the Horizon Club.


Quick meditation session in the Horizon Club

I couldn't quite manage to finish all the Curry Mee, mainly because I was totally distracted by these giant frog macarons!


This hotel really does have it all in terms of food!

Sweet Treats at the Horizon Club

We finished off our lovely stay at the Kuala Lumpur Shangri-La by jumping on their complimentary shuttle bus to the mall and then heading over to the Helipad Lounge for sunset drinks overlooking the KL skyline.

Signature Pose on top of a helipad overlooking KL

Liakada

37 comments:

  1. Oh my word, how CUTE are those frog macarons?! That would almost stop me eating them - almost! :-) This looks like a great choice of hotel in KL. I've only stayed at the Shangri La once and that was in Borneo but I had such a great experience there that I'd definitely like to try out more of their properties

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    1. Aaaaaaa I know!! They were adorable! I am such a fan of the Shangri-La.. think it adds to my zen-ness haha :)

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  2. That bowl literally is bigger than your head! As for the frog macarons, they are genius. Would love to visit KL

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

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    1. I know, it was huge! I can't imagine anyone finishing it ever.

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  3. Kuala Lampur looks beautiful, I'd love to travel to Asia one day, and the food looks delicious!

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    1. I would highly recommend a trip, I would move there tomorrow if I could!

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  4. Amazing pictures!
    Dora
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  5. This has been a lovely distraction whilst my family have forced me to watch dr.who this evening haha! Thank you!!! (lifesaver) xx



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    1. Hahaha so glad to have been of service!

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  6. I've stayed at the Shangri La KL before and thought it was great - fab location and the service were fantastic! They arranged a foot spa thing for me when I arrived back in my room as I'd mentioned all the walking (through the shops) we were doing that day!

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    1. Now I'm mad that I didn't get a foot massage haha! It was such a good spot though :)

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  7. Looks like a great fun adventure at KL.
    Going to that temple is one of my bucket list
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  8. Beautiful photos! I've never been to Malaysia but I'd love to go! :) xx

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    1. Thank you! I hope you get to visit!

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  9. Really love your outfit ! xo
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    1. Thanks for stopping by Helena, will check out your blog now :)

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  10. Oh wow, what a fabulous trip! The hotel you stayed at looks so luxurious and beautiful - the food as well! :) I especially love your hotel room.

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    1. It was gorgeous, and soooo much food... I'm full just thinking about it!

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  11. I am so loving all of these photos. I am just living so much through you, with these photos. And I just love the hotel you stayed at. Lux at it's best.

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  12. Great place for relax. Thanks for sharing your experience :))

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  13. Brilliant pics. You look so cool in the Salwar. My mouth is watering at all the lovely food. I look forward to your next photo's from your travels x

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  14. Hi lovely, great pics, I would love to visit some day!! looks so magical!! Have a great week.
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    1. I hope you get to visit! You too!

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  15. amazing food and sights!! :D

    Have a great day!
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  16. KL looks wonderful, the orange Salwar looks stunning on such a beautiful colour. The food also looks wonderful. Lucy x

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  17. You are really making me miss Malaysian food here !! I was in KL last December and I also enjoyed time at the Sky Bar and also Batu Caves. However my favourite was the food *drool*

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