First time living in KL looking for advice

Hello all,

I am Danny from the Netherlands. Living in Indonesia for a while and it is time to move on for certain reasons. Now I have been to Malaysia a couple of times mainly to extend my visa and go to hospital visits, since in Indonesia the hospitals are much less in giving details to the patients and are just not skilled enough. But I am thinking of staying there for a while, at least 3 months. Since I get a 3 monts on arrival visa. I have spoken to certain people and now I have certain questions:

1) I would like to find a living space (apartment) in Kuala lumpur where everything is close like bars, supermarket, malls etc. I read about Bukit Bintang KL. Is there accommodation where I can pay monthly with one month deposit? Which one is reliable? Does someone have a contact number who I can trust? Certain agents that I've contacted, just don't respond or do not give me answers to all my questions, but they say I just need to come and see.

2) I read about the supermarkets, that there is a halal and non halal sections, is this really a burden? Are all supermarkets like that?

3) I run a web development company, so I need to have a good , reliable internet connection, any recommendations?

Thanks in advance for all the information.


Hi Danny,

I hope you settle down well and find the following info somewhat helpful for you.

1) I'm not in a position to give you any info on any agents. However I had seen the following ad (and more of such) on another reliable expat forum. The following one posted recently seems to meet most of your requirements.

by Anselm Richter
21 Sep at 00:25
Views: 13
why pay so much ? Why use unreliable agent ? Here comes nice masterroom direct from German owner

The location: Top location in the heart of Bukit Bintang, Tengkat Tong Shin. 8 min, walk to Imbi Monorail Station, 12 min. to LRT Plaza Rakyat Station and only 5 min. to the drinking wholes in Changkat Bukit Bintang

The condominium: Older but well maintained condo with good security and pool/gym/squash

The apartment: in 14th floor, spacious, bright and quiet flat with big balcony. Fully equipped, just bring your personal belongings

The room: Spacious nice room, recently renovated. With queen bed, top-mattress, working desk and ensuite bath. Strictly only ONE person per room

The flatmates: younger locals and expats, mixed male/female , owner does not live in flat.

Conditions: 290 USD/260 EUR or 1200 RM/month   40 RM Internet share   share of bills , one month deposit for working professionals

Contact: Anselm Whatssapp or local SMS  60 16 239 3105

2) Yes most major supermarkets have a separated section for non-halal (pork & alcohol) products. It may be a little inconvenient at first, having been used to the a 'normal' supermarket, but usually this area is not far off or alienated from the rest of the products. I usually find my non halal products area not far from the main entrance at AEON supermarkets.

3) TM UNIFI has a good business package that you may be interested in. The following site gives a good comparison of all the service providers for different usages (home, IPTV, mobile and business), with features and prices and info on how to subscribe.

Hope you find these info helpful!

Thanks a lot for your information. I appreciate it.
I have contacted Anselm, wating for info.

Most agents btw do you have 3 months housing, only per year or if you are lucky 6 months.

About the supermarkets, you also have seperate trolleys right? So you basically need to finish one section and the go to the other.
Will need to get used to it, but will be alright.

Thanks again.

Just an update, I spoke with the owner. It's a shared apartment with shared kitchen, toilet and bathroom.

I would like to find a certain place with my own facilities, rather straight to the owner instead of an agent.
Where can i find this ?

Thanks again for all the info.

You can check the listings here … 1&st=u

About the supermarkets, you also have seperate trolleys right? So you basically need to finish one section and the go to the other.

No, only 1 trolley. Just that you need to pay your non halal purchase in the cashier counter located inside the non halal session. The rest of your purchase you will pay at the common counter.

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