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New York Times Travel Has Listed Chow Kit As One Of The 52 Places To Go In 2020

We have something happy to share with you. It is always exciting when Malaysia is being recognised on the world stage. Just last year, it was reported that more than 20.1 million tourists flock into Malaysia between January to September. After all, Malaysia consists of good food and interesting places to visit! This year, New York Times Travel listed Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as one of the 52 places to go in 2020!

Recognised by New York Times Travel

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Every year, New York Times Travel will roll out a new list of 52 Places To Go. According to New York Times’ Instagram post, ‘this list combines destinations that are aspirational, intriguing and perhaps threatened’. On the latest list, Chow Kit in Kuala Lumpur holds the 20th position. Other noteworthy spots on this list include Uganda, Mexico, India, and Australia.

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You are probably wondering by now, why is Chow Kit part of the list? The posting began by stating that Kuala Lumpur is Malaysia’s political and financial hub, and it is one of the many reasons why it attracts many international travelers. Kuala Lumpur has some of the interesting building structures such as the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, and the tallest building in Southeast Asia, Exchange 106.

Why Chow Kit?

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One of the reasons why the list highly focused on Chow Kit is because of the openings of two new hotels. The first hotel, The Chow Kit, gives new energy to the area. Designed by Brooklyn-based Studio Tack, the 133 rooms hotel is a standout with one of kind exterior and interior. The second hotel, MoMo, has a social space known as the Playground that replaces the traditional lobby.

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Additionally, Chow Kit is known to have Malaysia’s largest fresh produce market, and Southeast Asia’s biggest Sikh temple. Let’s not forget about The Row, as it has been transformed from nightclubs to housing hip stores, art spaces, and eating spots. It feels like a staycation at Chow Kit over the weekends is in order in 2020! What do you think?

One Of The 52 Places To Go In 2020

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Apart from Chow Kit in Kuala Lumpur, there are still 51 other spots on Earth that are worth traveling to this year. Considering that it is starting of the year, it is time to check out this list, and plan your next vacation! You can check out the entire list here before heading to flight websites! Where will you be going this year? Let us know in the comments! See you in the next post.

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