Think you know Kuala Lumpur well enough?
You might want to add exploring these off-the-grid spots to your agenda this year, as Uber and Canon team up to uncover hidden gems across five of Southeast Asia’s most captivating cities – Kuala Lumpur, as well as Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Manila and Singapore.
According to Uber data, the following locations are among the most underrated hidden gems in Kuala Lumpur. If you’ve not explored these locations, it’s time to request a ride, whip out your lenses and rediscover these instagram-worthy spots!
Lorong Panggung has remained one of KL’s best kept local secrets. Look for the 60-year-old coffee shop that serves a traditional breakfast of eggs and toast with a generous helping of nostalgia.
Photo by @syuhaidazain with Canon EOS M5.
KL Forest Eco Park, once known as Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve, is the last remaining tropical forest within the city of KL. With a 200m canopy walk, visitors can enjoy an aerial view of both nature and the city surrounding it.
Photo by @heartpatrick with Canon EOS M6.
Serani Row, built in 1930, was once the residence of the elite Eurasian community. Today, this row of abandoned buildings is brought to life by colorful murals.
Photo by @janechuck with Canon EOS M100.
In partnership with Canon, these insights were then used as inspiration by leading photographers, namely Ida, Patrick and Jane Chuck to bring to life the stories of these places through compelling visual imagery.
The data was gathered following a comprehensive analysis of drop-off points across Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Jakarta and Ho Chi Minh City, which was complemented using additional research around the areas surrounding these destinations.
According to Eshan Ponnadurai, Director, Brand and Strategy Asia-Pacific at Uber, the campaign is part of Uber’s mission of unlocking the potential of cities by harnessing technology.
“Working with local influencers, Uber can leverage data-driven and culturally-relevant insights to tell the stories of how cities move. Uber is an ‘insider’ which understands Asian cities, and the unique meaning they have for riders and drivers.”
“Every city has its unique characteristics that may at times be veiled, and photography has the powerful ability to capture and express the beauty of these hidden gems to a wider community,” said Naohiko Hayashi, Senior Director and General Manager of Regional ICP Sales and Marketing Center, Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd. “Canon aims to empower more people to uncover and capture their unique perspective of their cities through the lens of our mirrorless EOS M cameras.”
Find out more about #HiddenCities by checking out the images of Kuala Lumpur’s hidden destinations along with the stories they tell at www.uber.com/hidden-cities.