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TRACING THE EQUATORIAL
Architecture Malaysia – Like many buildings along that famous strip, the all-concrete Equatorial was a quintessential product of the seventies, inevitably capitulating to 21st-century realities with its 2012 demise. What stands in its place in 2019, though dispossessed of erstwhile similarity, nevertheless captures in its own fashion, the same pioneering spirit of yesteryear. Bigger, bolder and better, the Plaza Equatorial has returned.
CLASSICS STAND TEST OF TIME
The Star Online – A day before Nipah Coffee Shop at the old Equatorial Kuala Lumpur was closed down in 2012 for the grand makeover that would see the hotel being rebranded as EQ, someone having high tea there remarked if things would ever be the same again after they reopened.
EQ’S ALL-DAY DINING RESTAURANT HAS AN AMAZING LUNCH BUFFET (AT A JAW-DROPPING PRICE)
Buro 24/7 – EQ is KL’s most anticipated hotel opening of the year. Formerly known as Equatorial Hotel KL, it has since been stripped down completely, rebuilt and rebranded. But even with a new, shiny look, it’s no stranger. One of the features that EQ has kept is its all-day dining restaurant, Nipah. As an excuse to properly check out the hotel in the flesh, we headed over for lunch and though we walked away with a tummy full and satisfied, we also realised Nipah is set to have one of the best buffets in KL.
Photo credit – Buro 24/7