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Malaysia’s capital has long been one of Southeast Asia’s best places to eat, and the city’s melting-pot cuisine is now sharing the stage with hip hotels and thriving street markets. Words: Lee Cobaj. Photographs: Saskia Wesseling
Kampung Baru market by Petronas Towers;

The most memorable part of the 1999 movie Entrapment was the showstopping scenery. The glowing twin spikes of the Petronas Towers spiralling into the inky night sky imprinted Kuala Lumpur into ilmgoers’ minds as a high-tech city on the up. And it is. Malaysia’s economy has lately been on a skywards trajectory, as have its visitor numbers. They come for the city’s eclectic architecture; for its position as a convenient yet entertaining stopover; and for the amazing international cuisine — traditional Malay cooking, Chinese Hakka, Hokkien and Cantonese food, as well as a fair share of Indian cuisine. It’s this colourful clash of cultures that’s making KL a stand-out Southeast Asian city break.

Batu Caves entrance;
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We reveal the destinations that made our Cool List 2019 — from booming gastronomic hotspots to up-and-coming cities, this is the last word in where you should visit in the year to come. Elsewhere, we explore the wild side of Quebec’s national parks; leave our shoes behind on Colombia’s barefoot Pacific coast; and spend a long weekend in Bornholm. Other highlights this issue include Kuala Lumpur, Richmond, Prague, Marrakech and Taipei while our photo story joins the wild horse herders in Iceland’s rural east.