"Jalan Sultan Ismail" Top 5 Page for this destination Kuala Lumpur Travelogue by Audrey118
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Jalan Sultan Ismail starts from Jalan Imbi and crosses over many other major roads.
At the Jalan Imbi start point, where you get ParkRoyal Hotel and Sungei Wang, and then it crosses with
Jalan Bukit Bintang where you see Lot 10 Shopping Centre, and then it crosses with
Jalan Raja Chulan where there is Menara Shazan and from that stretch down to it cross Jalan P Ramlee you have Istana Hotel.After that you get the Mutiara Hotel, and then Equatorial Hotel (one of the best Japanese buffet on Sundays - Kampachi - worth you visit if you can eat lots), then you haveand then it crosses over
Jalan P Ramlee where there is on the left Shangrila Hotel (my favourite hotel food haunt), and then Concorde Hotel, and just then it crosses over
Jalan Ampang where there is the Renaissance and New World Hotel. And finally it crosses over
Jalan Raja Abdullah is the Sheraton Imperial Hotel.
There are so many hotels, mostly 4-5 stars I decided that Jalan Sultan Ismail should be recalled as hotel road!!!
This is a picture of my friend, Azmi from the Gourmet deli at the Shangri La Hotel. I frequent there at least once a week to buy my favourite sausage rolls, sausage brioche, and their very own type of raisins scones (flat looking!!!). This place also serve lunch and we used to have roast chicken lunch there. Cakes there are also pretty good.
Across from Shangri la hotel, is a huge row of nightspots - they sprout here and there along Jalan Sultan Ismail and up to Jalan P Ramlee towards Jalan Kia Peng - so many to choose from.
The picture is of Emporium which is a multi entertainment place.
This is the front of once upon a time the best shopping centre.
It started when in my school days, and in Chinese it is called Golden River. It was boom time in the early 1980s then, and lots of shoppers go there. At that time
Lot 10 did not exist - it was a wet market then!!! which has since then relocated to inner part of Imbi Road. Also in the 1980s it has probably our one and only ice skating rink- thanks to Torville and Dean which made ice skating popular then. It is now a deparmental store - Parkson!!!
Sungei Wang houses a huge Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet - it taste better than other outlets - or is it my imagination - it seems crisper here!!!
Also there are lots of camera shops, lots of VCDs kiosk etc. You can bargain in most of these outlets.
Another picture of Sungei Wang -
you can buy lots of stuff to go with your handphones - new covers either plain, or with cartoon motifs, little nick nacks to hang on it !!!
There are lots of souvenier kiosk to look at, lots of eateries.
But there are no designer stuff - here you get for local flavour :)
This is taken at the cross junction of Jalan (Road) Sultan Ismail and Jalan Bukit Bintang.
You see Lot 10, which houses a large Japanese Dept store, Isetan, and has a supermarket at the lower ground level, and has a reasonably good food court, lots of watch shops at the ground floor and Dome Cafe at the entrance.
There are others lots of smaller boutiques and at the higher levels, there are lots of international brand clothing store.
At the next cross junction as you walk down from Lot 10, at the Jalan Raja Chulan junction, you will see on your left a building called Menara Shahzan which was designed by established local architect, Hijas Kasturi who designed many KL beautiful office towers. This one looks like a deck of cards spread out!!!.
Across from it is the Istana Hotel which houses the Chikuotei Japanese restaurant, worth a visit for affordable lunch set.
As you walk pass the Menara Promet which stands out in black glass building (originally built to be a condominium but becos we went into recession during early 1980s it became an office tower), on the left would be Mutiara Hotel (once upon a time KL Hilton) now under messy renovation, and the building next door to it is called Kompleks Antarabangsa - if you walk inside this building you would be greeted with a very nice waterways which has lots of beautiful carp swimming around - such relaxing to the eye compared to the hot sun outside!!!
This building also houses a very famous Japanese restaurant international chain called Suntory - but I do not particularly think much of it.
As you walk pass this bulding you will have Equatorial Hotel which like I said has the best Japanese buffet on Sundays (booking essential as it is ever so popular with the locals here), and across from it is the MAS Building (which is the office tower of our national airline) built in the shape of our local kite, the wau. And then you will walk pass it you will see this picture - taken from Jalan Sultan Ismail but you get to see the Petronas Twin Tower from afar (it is about 15 minutes walk away along Jalan P Ramlee), and the Ascot Hotel.
A little further up, just before you reach Jalan P Ramlee cross junction, you have the Life Centre - which houses so many restaurants - I cannot keep up. Here there is the TGIF (Thank God it is Friday), and the chain Chopstick Noddle Bar which has nice Hongkong styled noddles) and also Moussandra where they serve Spanish food, and others. Next door to it along the cross junction of Jalan Sultan Ismail and P Ramlee where there are lots of hot nightspots.
Just across on the left is my favourite hotel Shangrila which although is not rated as the top hotel in town, but it sure houses the best hotel restaurants.
They have possibly the best French restaurant, and their set degustation dinner is well priced at under RM200 per head. Shang Palace also serves excellent Chinese food, and also is their Zinpangu Japanese Restaurant, the first of its kind outside Japan. This is a nouveau Japanese restaurant, which is veru fashionable in Japan, it is the high end of the traditional chain Nadaman.
The entire KL Shangrila spent many millions of ringgit to upgrade and refurbish this old hotel.
The hotel is part of a large conglomerate, Kuok Brothers who possibly is one of the richest man listed by Forbes. He made his money in the sugar trade, giving him a nickname Sugar King, but his business now widely
across China and Asia Pacific. He owns all the Shangrila Hotel with many famous ones in Hongkong, the Island Shang, and also lots of beach front hotels in Penang Island.
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