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Things to do around Bukit Bitang
Depends what you want to do.
Theres alot of shopping to be done. Places like
Pavilion on Bukit Bitang - Theres all the brand names here.
Metrojaya - So many levels of shopping here
Low Yat Plaza and Sungei Wang - Cheap phones here and computer stuff
Lot 10 and BB plaza - Clothes and other shopping stuff
Midvalley - Massive shopping complex. About a 15 min cabride
Clubbing: Go to Jalan Ramlee.
Theres Aloha, Beach Club, Rum Jungle and others. Many play R&B and dance music. Just be prepared to pay alot of money for alcohol. Tip: buy a whole bottle of whiskey instead of a glass each time.
Theres also zouk - biggests club at the moment in KL.
Planet Hollywood KL
Petronas towers - You have to get there early to go up. Tickets are free.
KLCC (KL Convention centre)
Malaysian Tourism Centre
Theres a bit to do but it depends what your into. Most of these places are walking distance from eachother. If you are going to walk, make sure ur wear something light as you will be sweating especially if its middle of the day!
Sungei Wang Plaza
- u need to come to this mall as most of the things here are very hip! not the prada or LV that kind of hip but the brandless clothes which teenagers or young ppl like to buy. u can find some of the same clothes cheaper at chinatown petaling street.
- u'd realise that most of the people in the mall are chinese. say 80%?
- spend about 1-2 hrs here would be enough. sit down at some cafe or eat at some restaurant.
- during weekends, they would usually have events on the first floor. that time i went they had eason chan singing contest, everyone was like singing Under Mt Fuji. :)
the most busy downtown
It's the most busy street in KL. There are a lot department stores, shops and restaurants. If you are lucky, you will see some artists performing on the street.
P.S. My family saw a few big mice running on the street.
Bintang Walk at Night
Bukit Bintang is one memorable place to me. I find the place very entertaining especially on weekends and at nighttime. At night, you’ll see canopied cafes filled with visitors and locals alike enjoying the night. They come here to unwind and relax while other people just go and take a leisurely evening stroll for sightseeing or hop from one store to another for some shopping.
There are many shopping centers here, both come from designer shopping to bargain shopping. Lot 10 and Star Hill Plaza offer a wide variety of designer items, while BB Plaza suits the bargain hunters.
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Shopping & Eating!!!
Bk Bintang is a great area for the shopaholics (like me)... shopping centre, after shopping centre... you never know where one ends, and the next begins!!! Oh yeah, and a tip for Aussies... watch your bum... the salespeople follow you around the shop so close, that if you were to suddenly stop... they would crash into you!! They follow so closely behind (hence wathcing your bum)! It's like this is most of Asia (from what I have experienced so far), but this to them, is service. At first I thought they were tailing us, thinking we were going to steal something... but that's just what they do... follow you closely around the shop. Mind you they don't say anything, just follow VERY closely behind you. It's nothing terrible, just a tip for you to know!!
And as for the people who say that you can't bargain in shops... they are wrong! You can bargain for anything in Malaysia... all the shops we went into along Bk Bintang... we bargained and always came out with a cheaper price!!! so it's worth it (if you have the courage!!!)
There is also an abundance of hotels along Bkt Bintang... ranging from the dingey 2.5 stars... to the classy 5 stars!!! So a great area to stay no matter what your budget!!!
And at night this place is alive. There are various courtyards filled with cafe's and restaurants... plenty of places to eat (even McDonalds)! We ate at Planet Hollywood on our first night, and were that satisfied with the friendly service, that we kept going back every night!! (actually, ate Pizza Hut the first time we went, and got food poisoning... so stayed away from that place the rest of the time!!). But yeah, also plenty of coffee shops in Bukit Bintang too!!
There are also some great night spots... a trendy bar near the North end of Bukit Bintang, a bowling alley (behind the Federal Hotel), and plenty of small bars around the area too!!
Bukit Bintang is well worth the visit in both daytime and nightime, as there are plenty of things to do!! There is also a monorail station conveniently located on the street too!!
Go for a coffee or an ice cream
Is an area for walking, see people, have a coffee outside in one of the many cafeterias with chairs and umbrellas in there, go for some shopping or simply eat. Also you can see the colourful monoriel passing.
We started to walk in Starhill Mall, next to the Marriott, we were impressed, very modern construction, good stores there, brand names, proper restaurants in the basement, so, we though that probably that was what we were find in KL, but we were wrong, the other shopping malls except for Suria were more like local malls, with clothes not so fashionable, and cheap things, altough from outside seemed very modern, they're not.
The large Berjaya shopping complex
Two to three MONORAIL stations away from ChinaTown is the shopping district of Bukit Bintang. I visited the shopping belt a couple of time in my 4 nights of stay in ChinaTown. Bukit Bintang is surrrounded by many shopping centres. Berjaya is pretty big. It is so big that an indoor amusement park is built in the complex. I counted at least 10 storys of shopping floor. I bought a few books at Kinokuniya.
Go shopping in the Golden Triangle
Enclosed by the Jalan Ampang, Janal Tin Razak and Jalan Imbi, the Golden Triangle is the most happening place of Kuala Lumpur in terms of business, luxury hotels, shopping and entertainment.
Western style shopping malls galore and, even if you will find there the same stuff than back home, prices were very interesting at the time of our visit.
At the 5th floor of Berjaya Times Square,there is a themepark.Costing less than US10,there are more than 10 rides including 1 huge roller coaster.Best of all,it is situated in the shopping centre.Guests can then combine the trip with shopping in the huge mall.
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Food Haven in KL: Bintang's Jalan Alor
A little on the seedy and chaotic side, Jalan Alor is one rough gem among the posh and grand shopping malls in Bukit Bintang. During the day, it is more sedate, but folks still wander in for cheap but delicious food such as Chinese porridge, Wantan Noodles (Chinese Meat Dumpling Noodles) and Claypot Fish Ball Noodles. Come at night and the place becomes electrifying as folks thronged the narrow street searching for food goodies. This is the place to be for supper. (All dishes here sell for less than MYR4, which is possibly the cheapest you can get around Bintang)
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Watch your back!
Shake your head and laugh. It'll have the added benefit of removing some of the foam from your eyes. Use what's left of your peripheral vision to keep an eye out for run-by shootings, like this humourous pair bolting past, manic grins on their faces.
Facing Chemical Warfare on New Year's Eve in KL
"I'm a fighter, not a lover." I repeated this mantra as I ducked and weaved my way though the madness that is KL on New Year's Eve.
Outside BB Plaza, people were gathered in their thousands, each offender armed with at least two cans of toxic spray foam or silly string. Some were carrying boxes of the stuff. Anyone foolish enough to walk within a 30 metre radius of the mob were fair game - expensive luxury cars, less than bemused moped riders, grandmothers clutching babies and balloons. Young ladies were targeted aggressively, the mob circling in for the kill at any sign of weakness.
But after you resigned yourself to losing half a cornea, it actually became quite fun. Unlike other NYE crowds, there wasn't any drunken leering or intimidation - it was all carried out in the name of good fun. Now if only I had put a filter on that lens...
Here is a bunch of youngsters in gang sitting on the street of Bukit Bintang. They are about the age high school students but dressed up like 'kaki rock' to 'laypaak' somewhere most possible of getting attention.
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Malay women in tudungs (head scarf), they are enjoying their foods in the morning at Bukit Bintang, at a roadside restaurant. I especially like to take pictures of colorful dresses, it just look fresh and lively.
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Now you can see more 'Bandarayas' of female in head scarf. There are always such peoples in such uniform strolling on the street of Bukit Bintang, they are doing their job to ensure peoples aware of law.
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