Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Dyi, 42
Shoe manufacturer Ingress agent
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I'm a shoe manufacturer because of family business. And I love computer games and my current obsession is Ingress (the maker of Pokemon Go). Inside Ingress, we communicate between gamers and because its a location based game, you need to travel and move about to play it. And we've set up a nice little community for Ingress agents where we recommend places for Ingress agents to visit, exactly as what a Cousin would do for travelers.

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

All of Rick Astley's songs.

What are the best TV shows of all time?

Cartoons, animes, superheroes shows. Been reading and watching cartoons since I was very young, and my favourite of all time is Dragon Ball series.

Name some spots in Kuala Lumpur that are good for a Tinder date.

Pavilion. KLCC. Both offers restaurants and cafes for dining and sitting downs and lots of varieties to choose from. And not too shabby for the guys to impress on.

Who’s your hero and where in Kuala Lumpur would you take them out for a serious hang?

Robin Williams. I'll take him to a durian session.

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

Mostly from other countries. I hardly shop locally and unique trends or clothes that I dont see everyday appeal to me more.

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

None. I go everywhere if there's something interesting.

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

Eat more food. The stomach is only capable of holding so much.

What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in Kuala Lumpur and where did you get it?

Snake meat. Tried that many years ago and dont think its available anymore.

Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Kuala Lumpur that you particularly like?

SOULed OUT in Hartamas. Nice cocktail selection and local cuisines and fusions. Beer and happy hour are available too. And they show live football matches on their big screens.

What restaurant in Kuala Lumpur looks crap, but the food’s amazing?

So many to name! Do you want all? Which is impossible. But a few would be Choong Kee Bak Kut Teh, Cendol Bukit Jalil, Raju Restaurant.

Where can you get the best cocktail in Kuala Lumpur? Which one do you like?

For me it would be SOULed OUT for their different varieties of mojitos.

Where would you take your partner in Kuala Lumpur if you wanted to really pamper them?

First a champagne brunch in The Westin Hotel. Then some shopping nearby to either Pavilion or Starhill. And then to Majestic Hotel for high tea. And fine dining dinner at Cafe Cafe. And to end it, foot massage at The Reborn.

What are the Kuala Lumpur spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

The Petronas Twin Towers, being the iconic building and previously the tallest building in the world. The National Mosque to see the cultural and architectural building of Malaysia. The shopping triangle of Kuala Lumpur which consists of Pavilion all the way to Bukit Bintang. And the different unique food available only in Malaysia.

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

London. For its history and activities around the city. Cafes and shopping.

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