Recently named as one of the ’52 Places To Go in 2020′ by The New York
Times, Kula Lumpur is home to the bustling Chow Kit neighborhood which is packed with local food stalls, tourists visiting the shops and the famous Gurdware Tatt Khalsa Sikh Temple ( Southeast Asia’s largest Sikh temple.) Previously the city’s Red Light district, the area has been re-born and now there are two hotels smack in the middle of the vibrant area; The Chow Kit and MoMo’s.


Chow Kit.

The Chow Kit, designed by Brooklyn-practice Studio Tack, pays tribute to the late-night revelry of the area in its colors and structure of the lobby and walkways. Their tag line: ‘Luxury Simplified.’

Chow Kit hotel

On the other end of the spectrum is MoMo’s a funky, colorful, fun hotel that feels like an experimental art gallery (in a good way.)


With stripped-down design and a social atmosphere, the hotel is always hopping. A ‘social hotel with micro rooms & major personality’ says the press release. For instance, the rooms feature ‘bunkies’ or a ‘Crashpad’ —   a queen bed on a raised platform –and are quite compact (most are between 120-130 sqft.) Every night hosts a different event at the aptly named ‘The Playground.’

It’s a playful, fun hotel, perfect for the young — and young at heart.

Wherever you stay, you’re bound to love the Chow Kit neighborhood.


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Evan Hosie has worked as a Women's Lifestyle editor/writer (expert in the beauty and fashion vertical); created the Pop Culture section for; never met a gadget she didn't want, and spends waaaaay too much time on Social Media.

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