12 HIDDEN
KUALA LUMPUR

INSTAGRAM-WORTHY HOTSPOTS
THAT YOU NEED TO

EXPLORE NOW

 
     
 

 

 

HEARTPATRICK CITY GUIDES • APR 2018 • KUALA LUMPUR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kuala Lumpur may not be have the most glitzy modern architecture but the interplay of old versus new is very much alive here as urban decay gives way to towering skyscrapers. If you look hard enough, lying just slightly off the radar of most urban explorers are plenty of gorgeous spots that will make your venturing off the beaten track worth the time and effort.

 

 

CONTRIBUTOR: heartpatrick

 

 

 

 

 

01/ SPIRAL STAIRCASE @ FACULTY OF ECONOMICS, UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA

 

heartpatrick university malaysia faculty economics spiral staircase

 

The city's oldest university may be famous for its brutalism hallmark architecture Dewan Tunku Canselor, but among the aged complexes within its campus ground lies a hidden spot built of the same style that will be more worth your time. It is the unbelievably gorgeous spiral staircase of the Economics Faculty. The place may have seen better days as attention for development is focused on newer buildings, but it is this exact reason that the vintage vibes are retained so nicely to allow one to be immediately transported into the yesteryear. Do not miss the beautiful hexagonal glass dome roof at the top of the staircase.

 

More photos of these space: Jordan Yeoh portraits

 

LOCATION: Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

02/ SELAYANG FLAT @ CHOW KIT

 

heartpatrick selayang flat spiral staircase

 

There's something about repetitive geometric patterns of spiral staircases that sooths the OCD mind, so here's another hidden gem, this time in the heart of an old flat in Chow Kit called Selayang Flat.

 

More photos of these space: heartpatrick instameet kuala lumpur 2

 

LOCATION: Selayang Flat, Jalan Raja Laut, Chow Kit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

03/ FLAT PKNS KAMPUNG KERINCHI @ KERINCHI

 

heartpatrick pkns flat kerinchi

 

There's so much to love about this single block of U-shaped 17-storey tall apartment, from its exposed staircases to the floor numbers in vintage font and the colorful laundry lines, urban explorers will find many angles to appreciate this vintage playground in.

 

More photos of these space: heartpatrick instameet kuala lumpur 1 & street walk

 

LOCATION: Flat PKNS Kampung Kerinchi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

04/ PARAGON AT PAN'GAEA @ CYBERJAYA

 

heartpatrick paragon pangaea cyberjaya

 

Cyberjaya has a jagged pyramid and it's one piece of a gorgeous structure. Designed by AK Architects and built by OSK Property, this white giant has two gentle wave-like towers that are wrapped with one the most interesting external walkway design that I've seen. The place is best experienced on a sunny day to allow the minimalist white structure to really pop against the blue skies.

 

More photos of these space: Paragon at Pan'gaea

 

LOCATION: Paragon at Pan'gaea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

05/ PANGSAPURI SS8 @ KELANA JAYA, PETALING JAYA

 

heartpatrick pangsapuri SS8 kelana jaya petaling jaya

 

Another hidden gem of the oldschool apartment type lies in SS8, Kelana Jaya. These two blocks of flat features exposed stairways on each end that links the left and right side together, affording a beautiful view against the sweeping neighbourhood below.

 

More photos of these space: Pangsapuri SS8 Kelana Jaya

 

LOCATION: Pangsapuri SS8 Kelana Jaya.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

06/ EMPIRE CITY DAMANSARA @ DAMANSARA

 

heartpatrick empire city damansara

 

Mammoth Empire may have big dreams for their flagship development, but Empire City Damansara has taken on a life of its own as urban folk tries to make do with life in this half-constructed limbo land where deserted carpark levels and bare concrete podiums co-exist with struggling retail spaces. There are plenty of nooks and crannies for the urban explorers to spend a day uncovering.

 

More photos of these space: Empire City Damansara

 

LOCATION: Empire City Damansara.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

07/ NU SENTRAL OVERHEAD PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE @ KL SENTRAL

 

heartpatrick nu sentral overhead pedestrian bridge brickfields kl sentral

 

KL Sentral has a not-so-well-kept secret, and it's the absolutely handsome looking pedestrian bridge linking Nu Sentral Mall with the Monorail station and Brickfields. Built by GDP Architects, this piece of architectural marvel soothes the symmetry-obsessed instagrammers looking for a shot that tells the story of modernity versus heritage. It's used by an estimated 10,000 pedestrians on a daily basis, so you will not be short of interesting subjects to use as focal points for this gorgeous backdrop.

 

More photos of these space: An Evening At Sentral

 

LOCATION: Nu Sentral Pedestrian Bridge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

08/ CENTRIO PANTAI HILLPARK @ KERINCHI/ BANGSAR SOUTH

 

heartpatrick centrio pantai hillpark ytlland bangsar south duplex soho

 

I may be biased here, since I've been calling this place home for the past four years now, but they just don't make anything quite like Centrio anymore. Its concept of interloacking blocks set amidst a sprawling multi-level hanging gardens is a treasure trove of instagram-friendly angles. And I continue to uncover new sweet spots everyday.

 

More photos of these space: Centrio Pantai Hillpark, Vivien in Centrio

 

LOCATION: Centrio Pantai Hillpark.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

to be continued