Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
James, 37
Photographer & Dancer
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What do you do and why do you do it?

Photographer, because I love capturing the moments which will be gone forever in a blink of an eye.

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

MercyMe - I Could Only Imagine

What are the best TV shows of all time?

Black Mirror

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

Desa Park City

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

Elon Musk. I'll bring him to Common Man, TTDI.

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

Thailand, tailored.

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

Petaling Street

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

None

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

Seafood from Klang.

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

P&C, Hartamas.

What’s the most expensive restaurant / spa / hotel you’ve ever been to in Kuala Lumpur? How much did it cost and what did you get there?

Mandarin Oriental, beautiful view and right smack in the middle of the city.

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

Frame Thai

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

P&C, tell them what I like and they will whip out something amazing.

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

No

Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?

Mi Mi crackers, extremely small packets of crackers.

What’s the one place you think is overrated in Kuala Lumpur?

Suzie Wong

What’s the one place you think is underrated in Kuala Lumpur?

KLPAC

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

KLCC

Tomorrow’s your last day in Kuala Lumpur. How do you spend it?

Go eat at Toast N Roast

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

Bangkok, endless surprises.

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