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Shisha cafes in KL

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Shisha cafes in KL

Does anyone know of a shisha cafe in KL? in case anyone is wondering what the hell a shisha is, its a middle eastern pipe where you can smoke fruit flavoured tobacco. Its very big here in London so I'm hoping its even bigger in Asia :-)

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1. Re: Shisha cafes in KL

phatdoctor,

Where abouts have you seen people sitting around smoking these in London ?

This question has come up before on the Malaysia forum and there was no answer. I suppose it is just not popular here. I've never seen it here in Malaysia. Istanbul, Cairo, Tripoli, yes but not in Malaysia.

Maybe you could bring your own pipe or start smoking the Indonesian Garam cigarettes, they smell just like the pipe tabacco your talking about.

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Hi phatdoctor, I am very delighted with your postings, and to share it with my good TA friend-Robelyn15, as earlier I was looking around KL for a shisha pipe and tobacco.

Okay, in KL, there is Little Arab, located at Jalan Berangan off Jalan Bukit Bintang, and they are a few shisha cafes.

I managed to get my shisha pipe, after returning from Europe, from a shop in Nilai; earlier I went to Sunway Pyramid, for a shop called Little Egypt, but they had ceased operations here, and relocated to Nilai. It is in Bandar Baru Nilai 2, among the row of shophouses.

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mKiaratravel !

Nice one my friend, I'd never heard of this kind of pipe being smoked in Malaysia.

I don't smoke one myself but just for future reference does the pipe supplier also sell all the different tabacco's. Or I suppose you can buy it from the cafe's you have mentioned.

Next time I'm in KL I'll go and have a look at these cafe's, it will take me dowm memory lane.

Thanks.

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4. Re: Shisha cafes in KL

Robelyn15, tobacco from the shop selling the pipes is cheaper than from the cafes (even with fuel and toll factored in); and besides with the Expressway, Nilai is relatively near, and sometimes the journey is faster than commuting in the traffic jams in Golden Triangle.

At the shop that I bought, they even mix the different flavoured tobacco in proportion and have in in vacuum packed packaging.

Phatdoctor: Robelyn did mention about those Indonesian Gudang Garam clove cigarettes. Do try it, if you have not.

If you are also into pipes, there is a good pipe shop in the new wing of IUtama, a suburban shopping mall in Petaling Jaya. Relatively easy to reach, as it provides a complimentary shuttle bus from Kelana Jaya Putra LRT station.

This bus will drop you at the front entrance of Giant Supermarket, and the pipe shop is diagonally opposite this supermarket.

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Hi Robelyn15, there is a place in London called Edgware Road (adjacent ot the famous shopping area, Oxford Street) which is also known as "little Arabia". And this is where you will find Arab shops, restaurants etc.. and the main place for shisha. Its lovely to sit outside on a warm evening, sip mint teas and puff away on an apple pipe.

But I will look out for the Arab area when I'm in KL.. could you tell me which hotels are close by? I will be staying at the Ritz Carlton.

Thanx

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6. Re: Shisha cafes in KL

phatdoctor,

Yes, of course, I know where you are talking about. The main road north going away from Marble Arch. Very popular with kuwaiti's etc.

Lots of shops selling, arabic clothing etc. Used to be similar around Earls Court.

mKiaratravel,

By coincidence I have found a cafe/bar here where they have one pipe, the owner is swedish. The place is called The Pier, do you know it ?.

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7. Re: Shisha cafes in KL

Hi phatdoctor, Little Arab in Jalan Berangan(off Jalan Bukit Bintang) is about 10-15 minutes away.

Good choice with Ritz Carlton hotel.

From Ritz, use the covered walkway to Starhill Gallery, then you will be in Bintang Walk (Bukit Bintang) areas. Lot of al fresco eateries.

Opposite Ritz Carlton is a simple bungalow is a renowed no frills Chinese restaurant- Kah Soh-high recommended.

Thanks for the tip about shisha cafes in London- miss this when in London recently.

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8. Re: Shisha cafes in KL

Hi phatdoctor, Little Arab in Jalan Berangan(off Jalan Bukit Bintang) is about 10-15 minutes away.

Good choice with Ritz Carlton hotel.

From Ritz, use the covered walkway to Starhill Gallery, then you will be in Bintang Walk (Bukit Bintang) areas. Lot of al fresco eateries.

Opposite Ritz Carlton is a simple bungalow is a renowed no frills Chinese restaurant- Kah Soh-high recommended.

Thanks for the tip about shisha cafes in London- miss this when in London recently.

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9. Re: Shisha cafes in KL

Saw one of these pipes being prepared and used at The Seashell Restuarant (Mutiara) yesterday. I had never seen one in Malaysia before. Must be on the look out for them now.

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