Nestled in the heart of Kuala Lumpur this area is a must for people exploring culinary flavours of KL as well as shopping in world-class shopping centres. The recent spate of Arab travellers has attracted a large number of middle eastern restaurants, cafes, and shopping stores.
Why is Bukit Bintang a great place to stay in Kuala Lumpur for Holidays?
Kuala Lumpur is the heart of tourist activities including a very lively food street called Jalan Alor and Changkat Bukit Bintang a street with a number of popular bars, nightclubs and cafes.
At a walking distance from these street lies Jalan Ramlee, a street popular for modern restaurants and bars. The popular Beach Club is located on Jalan Ramlee.
You can reach Bukit Bintang by monorail from KL Sentral. The Bukit Bintang monorail station is located right next LOT 10 and Sungei Wang Shopping Malls.
Bukit Bintang is an excellent place for shopping as the best shopping Malls including Pavilion, Sephora, Farenheit88 are located at walking distance from each other.
Most middle eastern families prefer to stay near Bukit Bintang as most popular Middle Eastern and Iranian locations are located in the region.
As night picks up the neighbourhood is filled with throngs of shoppers and merry-makers. A large number of restaurants and bars adds to noise and commotion on the streets. The area also has a large number of massage parlours and you are sure to be approached by charming girls offering massage services. If you really need to unwind and relax you will have to visit these massage services. A one-hour foot massage session costs around RM 60. You can
Lately, Bukit Bintang has become popular with middle eastern tourist particularly young couples on honeymoon. You will find a variety of restaurants located across the main road and shops playing pop Arab music.
Massage parlours have mushroomed across the whole neighbourhood and in the evening you will be approached by a number of people carrying posters for various massage parlours. These parlours are quite popular with Arab men and women alike. Pimps do not hesitate approaching single men and high-class escorts and prostitutes operate through these pimps on the side street. This is one of the many attractions that bring tourist to this neighbourhood in Kuala Lumpur.
Bukit Bintang also is popular for night clubs and bars. A stroll through the neighbourhood in the evening will give you a wide range of options to spend your evening.
Some of the best shopping centres are located in Bukit Bintang. with recent rework on the shopping centres there you will find the latest stores and international brands outlets in Fahrenheit, Pavilion, Sephora and Starhill Shopping Malls which are right next to each other.
Bukit Bintang is most sought after neighbourhood for accommodation online as most travellers prefer to stay close to shopping areas, restaurants and places of interest. Bukit Bintang is the hub of shopping activity with major KL shopping centres such as LOT 10, Fahrenheit and Pavilion located across the road from Bukit Bintang. In recent years the area has undergone a lot of development and received a facelift. With easy access to public transport and tourist activities, it has recaptured the attention of tourist and boasts about late-night activity over the weekend. Centrally located hotels in Bukit Bintang include:
Area for food: Hutong on Lot 10, BB Park, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Jalan Alor
Annual Events: STYLO Fashion Week, Malaysia International Fashion Week
Restaurants: Frangipani, El cerdo, REsotran Oversea, Bijan, Shook, Neroteca
Area Map for Golden Triangle ( Bukit Bintang, Jalana Imbi, Jalan Tun Razak)
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