When you’re vacationing, you probably have too many things in mind. The shopping and entertainment district of Kuala Lumpur, Jalan (street) Bukit Bintang (walk), is just the right place to be in, where you spend some quality vacation time, whether you’re here for a short vacation or you are staying for a while. It offers you the one-stop destination for all your needs, all of it. It’s basically a shopper’s paradise.
Jalan Bukit Bintang is located centrally in Kuala Lumpur with maximum connectivity, the best location ever!
Best time to visit:
Visiting the busiest street in Kuala Lumpur must not be dependent on any factor and should be a no-questions-asked place to visit in Malaysia. The tropical rainforest climate might demand more attention in the dry season of May, June and July, but a little downpour must not be an obstacle for a vacay pro.
Also, if you’re a night owl or just want to take a break from your busy daily schedule, definitely go here, it has got one of the best night-life scenes.
How to reach:
Bukit Bintang has one of the best connectivity in Kuala Lumpur, hands-down. You can get here from anywhere in Kuala Lumpur using public transportation, be it by bus, monorail or taxi, whatever you prefer. There are several free bus services available too.
Places to explore:
There is a never-ending list of places to explore in Jalan Bukit Bintang. Apart from the activity-filled day, Bukit Bintang has one of the best nightlife to offer, including unique-themed nights, live shows, games, latest sports matches, pubs and bars and many more. To name a few, here are the top-most things to do or visit here:
- Changkat Bukit Bintang– best for after-hour entertainment
- Jalan Alor- enjoy the city’s best local cuisines
- Berjaya Times Square- world’s fifth-largest building has too many things to offer at one place
- Menara KL or KL Tower- Kuala Lumpur’s most recognizable landmark
- Central Market- city’s landmark for culture and tradition
- Starhill Culinary Studio- get a taste of Malaysia’s diverse cuisine
- Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve- Malaysia’s one-of-the oldest forest reserves
- Sri Mahamariamman Temple- KL’s main Hindu temple
- Chan See Shu Yuen Temple- one-of-the largest and oldest Buddhist Temple in Malaysia
- Kasturi Walk- Malaysia’s Heritage Walk hosting an open flea market
There are several hotels with different price ranges and different services available. You can find the most expensive to the cheapest one, don’t let your budget be an excuse for not staying here.
Where and what to eat:
You need not worry about where or what to eat. If food is all you care about, all you need to do is think about what you want to eat and you’ll have plenty of options. From hawker stalls to food courts, you get it all, and the timing isn’t even a problem. Here are a few to mention:
- La Boca Bar- located in Pavilion KL, serving the best Latin American delicacies
- O’Galito Mediterranean Restaurant & Bar- mostly serves delicacies from European countries
- Weissbrau Bistro & Bar- serving authentic German Cuisine and drinks
- Tom, Dick & Harry’s Live- a live music venue in Pavilion KL along with dinner and bar
- Pulse Ultra Club- one of the liveliest spot with live bands, deejays, and nightclub
- The BARN Wine Bar KL- located in Pavilion, one of the largest outlets of Malaysia
Things to keep in mind:
- Being a shopping hub, it definitely has several ATMs and currency-exchangers here, but bring enough cash with you since most of the transactions might be cash-oriented.