Situated in the heart of the city’s ‘Golden Triangle’, Bukit Bintang is undoubtedly one of the most exciting shopping arcades in the world. Visited by tourists from all parts of the world, it is one of the main attractions of Kuala Lumpur.
The Golden Triangle, which is famous for its numerous malls and the exotic food that is served here, is also acclaimed for the various shopping complexes. Bukit Bintang has something to offer to everyone, be he a wild party animal or a brand-obsessed shopaholic. The bustling shopping malls in Bukit Bintang district house cafes, ever-open bars, interesting varieties of food, and of course, a wide variety of clothing brands to choose from. Many of Kuala Lumpur’s major malls are located here, including Berjaya Times Square, KL Plaza, Sungei Wang Plaza, Imbi Plaza, Low Yat Plaza, Starhill Gallery, Sungei Wang Plaza, Lot 10 and Pavilion KL.
Bukit Bintang Walk
Connecting the various shopping malls in the Golden Triangle is the Bintang Walk. The stretch has undergone a massive transformation over the last five years and is now thronged by visitors at all times of the day.
Events in the shopping district
Bintang Walk, the premier destination for street shopping in Kuala Lumpur, is loved mostly for its nightlife events such as the celebrations on New Year’s Eve, and the hip and happening parties. A lesser known detail about the bustling shopping district is that the annual Malaysian F1 Grand prix takes place here.
Bukit Bintang Mall
The diversity among the malls, remains the best part of the shopping district as they cater to different budgets. While there is something as high-end as a Louis Vuitton flagship outlet in Starhill Gallery, the most luxurious mall in the city of Kuala Lumpur, Pavilion KL is a fashion-centric mall built keeping in mind the middle and upper-middle classes of society.
Hotels in Bukit Bintang
You may also experience luxurious and comfortable accommodation in the various hotels in the neighborhood. There are budget hotels as well as crazily expensive hotels located alongside Bintang Walk. Whether you are traveling for recreation or for business, you have a wide range of suitable hotels to pick from.
Bukit Bintang Map
- The Berjaya Times Square is the 13th biggest shopping mall in the world and covers an area of 3500000 square feet.
- The idea of the Bintang Walk was proposed by corporate honcho Tan Sri Yeoh Tiong Lay.
Where is Bukit Bintang ?
The shopping arcade of Bukit Bintang can be reached within 48 minutes by car from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport via the MEX/E20 Route. Being the most famous travel destination in Malaysia, the shopping district can be easily accessed through Bukit Bintang Monorail Station. There are other options as well, including public transport such as buses and taxis
Address: Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100, Wilayah Persekutuan, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Best Time to Visit
Visiting the shopping district during public celebrations such as the New Year’s Eve, will surely be an experience to cherish for the rest of your life. The malls in the arcade see a lot of activity during the weekends. But it is ideal if you visit this place past noon and until the wee hours of the morning.
The pubs and dance clubs along the Bintang Walk are open till the wee hours of the morning. However, most of the malls open as early as 10:00 a.m. and close at around 11:00 p.m. in the night.
The tickets for visiting the dance clubs/pubs in Bukit Bintang are priced at a minimum of RM70 and a maximum of RM150. The shopping malls in the district offer a wide range of shops which house moderately expensive as well as highly expensive products. The Bintang Walk offers you the latest in fashion at cheap prices in its street shops. Restaurants and pub entries are affordable too.
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MS20150812Published On: Wednesday, September 10th, 2014