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As the Founder of the eponymous label, Jonathan Liang and Creative Director of Dude & the Duchess, Jonathan Liang has chalked up quite an impressive resume for himself. The KL-born, now Paris-based fashion prodigy talks to us about his must-hit KL spots when he’s in town.

 


 

Where I live…

I live in Paris at the moment and shuttle between KL and Paris for work. Before Paris, I lived in KL for 22 years. It’s a great situation to be in because I get the best of both worlds and both time zones.

 

Favourite thing about living in Kuala Lumpur…

The convenience of finding food in every corner at any hour. Oh, and being around the people I love.

 

A quirk that you’ve observed among the local people…

While stuffing our faces, we’re still discussing about other best places to eat around town, or how to make our favorite food.

 

What sets Kuala Lumpur apart from any other city…

The diversity in language, ethnicity, culture and like all my foreign friends say, the ability to use 3 different accents interchangeably.

 

Your favourite local haunt…

I love Lokl and Acme for the great ambience, otherwise, my other getaway would be this curry laksa store somewhere in the back alleys of Petaling street. It’s the best.

 

Your favourite place to shop…

Pavilion seems to be the only option in KL for me. I’m not very picky when it comes to clothes so mainstream brands work well, and I go for quality accessories like shoes and bags, so luxury designers take that spot. Pavilion covers both.

 

KL’s best hidden gem…

The local designers and their budding businesses. From Joe Chia, Ezzati Amira to Man Chien and Silas Liew, they are all approachable and attainable. Think amazing designer pieces at really well-deserved prices.

 

One place a tourist must visit…

Fat spoon – a nyonya restaurant in Uptown. They have some of the most authentic and amazing peranakan food ever.

 

Where can we find you in your downtime

At home, really. I’m a stay-in kinda guy.

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