Nestled in quiet area of the city, Paper Plane Hostel is refurbished and rebuilt from an old colonial double-story house along Jalan Sin Chew Kee. The unique three rows of houses were originally built around 1915 to 1917 and are among the one of the few areas in Kuala Lumpur that still possesses a pre-war charm.
Conveniently located within minutes of walk to the city center and light-rail-transit (LRT) station, Paper Plane Hostel is an ideal place to stay if you do not want the hustle and bustle yet still want the hip experience of the city.
Here are some of the places to check out within walking distance:
Kedai Kopi Yuyi
In local Malay language, Kedai means Shop and Kopi means Coffee so the name literally means Yuyi Coffee Shop. While this many not be the usual coffee shop that you expect, this is the perfect place to get a taste of a typical local Chinese breakfast.
Famed for its pork noodles, you might need to be prepared for a long waiting time. If you are up for fear-factor-worthy challenge, tell the cook that you want everything – and that includes pig liver, kidney, intestine, and blood. But if you have a weak stomach, then just order noodles with minced meat and vegetables and enjoy the flavourful soup.
There are other food stalls in the coffee shop like Char Kuay Teow (Fried Noodles in Dark Sauce) and Yong Tau Foo (Stuffed fish paste in kinds of vegetables) so we’ll recommend that you try a bit of everything.
Don’t forget to order a Kopi Panas, which means hot coffee or Kopi Beng – which means iced coffee! More on Kedai Kopi Yuyi on Time Out
A charming bar to chill out in the evening between its decaying walls, bamboo blinds, naked bulbs and traditional window panes. With wooden picnic tables making most of the bar, Barlai serves up cocktails as old-world as the space itself. Read more on Time Out
p/s: Barlai also sounds like Balai in local Malay language which is usually referred to as the police station so be mindful if you’re taking a cab to Barlai! Best bet is to walk from Paper Plane Hostel, we’re on the same row.
A quick search on Instagram will reveal that this is one of the most photogenic cafes in Kuala Lumpur. Located on Jalan Galloway, which is the row behind Paper Plane Hostel, VCR was also remodeled from the original building on-site and retained much of its original charm and old-world feel.
Head over for a relaxing coffee break and indulge in varieties of cake selection available. Read more on Time out