Publika is an upscale shopping mall located in Solaris Dutamas of Sri Hartamas in a building that also has an office and residential blocks. The shopping mall is built with the theme of creativity and arts in mind, focusing on the young, expatriate clientele.
Publika has a number of high-end clothing boutiques, novelty stores, a range of choices on food and beverages apart from the big brands such as the MPH bookstore, ACE Hardware and Ben’s Independent Grocer – a high-end grocer. Publika shopping mall is built in an H-shape building, with high ceilings and shop lots stretching from one end to another. There are quite a number of pop-up stalls occupying the ground floor with each and one of them selling items that are unique and handmade.
Driving to Publika from the city centre of Kuala Lumpur will take about fifteen minutes for the six kilometres trip, depending on the current traffic via the Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim.
The Publika is located along the way of a RapidKL bus number 852 that goes from Titiwangsa LRT Station to Solaris Mont Kiara.
Taxis are easily available in the city of Kuala Lumpur with an affordable rate. Most of the taxis in Kuala Lumpur use the meter though they are some who do not. Make sure that the taxi driver is using the meter before getting into one.
A public bird park located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, adjacent to the Lake Garden. This public aviary is one of the popular tourist attraction in the country. It has more than 3000 birds, more than 200 species in an enclosed aviary. Almost 90% of the total birds are obtained locally, with the rest being imported from overseas. The bird park is established in the year 1991 as a part of the Lake Garden. With an area of 20.9 acres, this is one of the largest covered bird parks in the world. Getting to the bird park is easy as the driving from Publika will take just ten minutes.
Central Market of Kuala Lumpur is definitely one of the familiar landmarks in the city. It is also a popular tourist destination, for both local and foreigners. The Central Market was built back in 1928, as a simple wet market but in the early 1980s, it was upgraded into a handicraft outlet in the middle of a bustling city. Here, there are thousands of arts and handicrafts items that can be found such as Malaysian batik prints, art prints, canvas arts, traditional musical instruments and most definitely souvenirs. They focus mostly on the local, hand-made merchandises. There is also a second floor at the Central Market which housed several restaurants and a food court that serve local food and delicacies together with some Asian cuisines. The 120-year-old Central Market has been classified as a heritage site by the National Heritage Department of Malaysia. The major public transport links are located very close to the Central Market thus making the access to the place very easy.
This hotel is located just by some three kilometres away from Publika. The hotel has received a great number of reviews, satisfied with the rooms and the service provided by the hotel. It has five types of studio rooms, ranging from RM 207 up to RM 250 per night. All of the rooms come with Wi-Fi connections and the hotel has opted the free cancellation policy. The hotel does not provide free breakfast but they still provide ones with an extra charge.