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Jalan Alor Bukit Bintang

Are you planning a night of fun exploring lively bars and clubs? Changkat Bukit Bintang is the place to look out for. Bukit Bintang is the heart of tourist activities in Kuala Lumpur. The famous food street Jalan Alor is located in Bukit Bintang and is a must-visit location for food lovers.

The food stalls and restaurants stay open until 2 am. The number of visitors in 2023 exceeded the tourist numbers experienced pre-covid, making Kuala Lumpur a great place to visit in 2024. Malaysia remains popular with honeymooners from the Middle East and Muslim family travellers looking for a destination offering halal food and travel options. 


What makes Jalan Alor such a popular place to visit in Kuala Lumpur?

Jalan Alor in Bukit Bintang is a great place to indulge in the culinary delights of Malaysia. This vibrant street is a hotspot for food enthusiasts, offering a tantalizing mix of Malaysian specialties and international cuisine. From savouring succulent satay skewers to relishing fresh seafood dishes (both Thai and Chinese styles), Jalan Alor is a gastronomic paradise that promises to satisfy every palate.

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As night falls, the bustling street transforms into a dazzling spectacle of colourful lights and lively crowds, creating an enchanting dining experience like no other. Whether you're a seasoned food connoisseur or a curious explorer of local flavours, Jalan Alor is a must-visit destination that will leave you craving more. The street is lined with seafood stalls, fresh seasonal fruit juices, hand-made ice cream stalls and local snacks.

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Why Changkat Bukit Bintang is so popular with party-goers?

Changkat Bukit Bintang boasts a bustling array of venues, from sports bars and nightclubs to trendy restaurants. I revel in the vibrant atmosphere of Changkat and always seek out a hotel within walking distance of this lively street. As night falls, the street comes alive with colourful lights and the melodious tunes of live music.

Among the energetic crowds, it is common to see sex workers, including transsexuals, attempting to engage visitors along the roadside. Throughout history, Bukit Bintang has maintained its reputation as a prominent area for prostitution and sex tourism.

Busy streets of Changkat Bukit Bintang

Many hotels above the massage centres provide cheap rooms under RM 60 for 4-6 hours. Some hotels are "girl friendly" and allow visitors to bring in girls. 

The massage parlours are popular with families and provide foot reflexology, massage services and spa facilities.  A one-hour foot reflexology session can cost around RM 40. 


 Read more: Kuala Lumpur Travel Guide


 Where to stay in Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur - Bukit Bintang Hotel

To best utilize your time in Kuala Lumpur, I recommend booking a hotel in the Bukit Bintang area . With such a high concentration of tourist-related services and businesses, hotels and hostels are available in all price ranges starting from RM 80 to RM 350+ per night. 

To avoid travel time and additional expenses for ride-sharing and public transport, Bukit Bintang is a central location for accommodation. 


These are some of the hotels I stayed at during my previous visits to Kuala Lumpur

  • Parkroyal Serviced Apartments - $$$ - Suited for families - Close to Changkat/ Jalan Alor - RM 300+ / night. A great Bukit Bintang Hotel in Kuala Lumpur.
  • Mesui Hotel  - $ - Affordable boutique hotel - Centrally located in Bukit Bintang  RM 120 + night. Basis, but well-maintained property. 
  • Furama Hotel Bukit Bintang - 4 Star - Ideally located within walking distance from Berjaya Square - $$ RM 180+. Best value for money in Bukit Bintang. 
  • Hotel Soliel - Ideally located on Changkat Bukit Bintang in the heart of all activity in Bukit Bintang
  • Hotel Capitol - Centrally located next to Low Yat Plaza and walking distance from Berjaya Times Square Shopping Mall 

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Parkroyal Serviced Apartments is ideally located within walking distance of Changkat


Parkroyal Serviced Apartment offers 5-star facilities for families in the heart of Bukit Bintang. Enjoy one and two-bedroom serviced apartments with rooftop pool, breakfast, business lounge and kids' play area.

I stayed in a one-bedroom studio in this amazing establishment and enjoyed the morning continental breakfast and easy access to shops and restaurants in the area. The taxis are parked outside the hotel throughout the day. 


 

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One-bedroom serviced apartment at Parkroyal Serviced Apartments & Suites


Seven Eleven Stores, Patisseries, cheap foodie outlets and bars are located within walking distance of Parkroyal Serviced Apartments. Some roadside cafes offer basic noodle dishes and popular local delights like Roti Telur and Teh Tarek for under RM 8. 

If you like a bit of noise and commotion in your surroundings, BK is the place to look for your next hotel.  


 Another of my favourite hotels in the area is Mesui Hotel. The staff at Mesui Hotel is friendly and very helpful. A new cafe and restaurant opened up right next to the hotel making it easier to get food around the clock.

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Comfortable Budget accommodation in Bukit Bintang


I highly recommend this budget boutique hotel in Bukit Bintang. Check Rates online


 Planning a trip to Kuala Lumpur? Read more about Best Serviced Apartments in Kuala Lumpur 



Shopping in Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur

Some of the best Shopping Malls in Kuala Lumpur are located in Bukit Bintang. These include:

  • The Pavilion Mall
  • Farehenheit88
  • Sephora
  • Low Yat Plaza - the biggest lifestyle & electronics mall
  • Berjaya Shopping Malls - with an indoor theme park and roller coaster
  • Sungei Wang Plaza - mid-range shopping

These Shopping Malls are centrally located and within walking distance of each other. Make sure to book your hotel in Kuala Lumpur if shopping is a priority on your list while visiting Kuala Lumpur. 

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Lively views of Pavilion Mall in Bukit Bintang


Pavilion Mall has many quality restaurants, bars and international food chains and normally stays open till midnight. The central shopping area in Kuala Lumpur is accessible by light rail from KLCC and KL Sentral Train Stations. 

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Clothing stores at Farenheit88


The food court at Pavilion Mall is a great place for lunch or dinner. The ground floor near the Chulan Entrance in the Pavilion Malls has several trendy cafes, bars and fast food chains. 

We enjoyed lunch at Dolly's Dim Sum located on the ground floor of Pavilion Mall. The underground walkways take you to interconnected shopping malls including Sephora and Farenheit88. 

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Bukit Bintang is very popular with tourists, particularly from the Middle East. You can find some quality Middle Eastern restaurants (Al-Amr, Sahara Tent, Khudrut Maut, Zafaran etc). Pavilion Mall is a great place for modern Western food outlets and bars. Several moneychangers are located on the ground floor near the Chulan Entrance offering great money exchange in Bukit Bintang. 

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Restaurants in Pavilion Mall Bukit Bintang near Chulan Entrance


 

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