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Bukit Bintang Nightlife
Nitelife at Bukit Bintang is always great. The nights are filled with rock/pop music by local live bands who play on the streets for free. Most of the bands play slow rock / light rock stuff from Eric Clapton, Creedance Clearwater Revival, Dire Straits and 80s stuff. There is a mini-amphitheatre that is located just in front of BB plaza near the Starbucks sitting area and a band plays there at 9:30 pm everynight.
Shopping at the mega-connected complex of BB Plaza + Sungei Wang Plaza + Parkson Grand makes it a super attraction for all ladies. The men also can get indulged in the shopping mood with all the available "cheap" DVDs in the shopping complex as well.
The streets are also filled with entertainers who come down to loiter around and set up shop around there with their street-dancing aka FIDO DIDO style. Great entertainment as always.
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Bukit Bintang is another must
Bukit Bintang (in Malay means "Star Hill") has been an important major shopping and entertaining street of old Kuala Lumpur.
Today, the old cinemas are gone but there are high end shopping malls at one end and a lot of foot reflexology shops, budget accommodation as welll a parallel street "Jalan Alor" which is famous for KL street food.
Bukit Bintang is busy and you can feel the heart-throb of KL here. Unfortunately, it is an area which can have traffic jam during the peak hour. So the LRT is a good way to get here. Possible to walk all the way from Pudu Bus Station and all along Jalan Bukit Bintang until Lot 10 area - a good 20 minutes but great way to see KL.
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!
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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Nightlife in Bukit Bintang
If you're into the life of night-outs and drinking around the time where the chicken shouts then this is the place for you and a must visit place when you're in the city! I've seen alot of people in this area from different class of ages...Hostels and Hotels across to one another and people crossing the streets..Was wondering if they charge jay-walking there! Busy and Bustling from the last hour of the night to the first hour of the morning..Hawker foods and eaters on the side of the road but not exactly the same where I live now..it's different in here..
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Some people compare Bintang Walk in Kuala Lumpur to Champs Ely-sees in Paris and Knightsbridge in London due to its tourist attraction. It used to be a very narrow filthy street once upon a time but now it has become one of the hot places in Kuala Lumpur.
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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Air-conditioned KLCC-Bukit Bintang Walkway
KLCC-Bukit Bintang Walkway was officially opened to the public in Feb 2012. It is a fully air-conditioned pedestrian walkway link between KLCC Convention Centre, Petronas Twin Tower to Pavilion Mall, Bukit Bintang. With the bridge, locals and tourists can avoid the heat of walking on regular streets. People often drive and take the taxi traveling between these two places. This bridge could help to reduce the traffic jam too.
It has 562 meter long and 5 meter wide. Along the walkway, there are several exit and entry points. One of the exit points links to Raja Chulan Monorail.
Based on newspaper article, this bridge is built by Petronas (Malaysia Gas Company) as part of its social contribution program. It costs RM100 million to have the bridge built. Why is it so expensive?
Warning: Malaysia often has problem to maintain its public facilities. A bridge with fully air-conditioned could easily turn into a steamy walkway. If you encounter the malfunction of its air conditioning in terrible conditions, you should avoid the walk on this bridge.
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Bukit Bintang Walk, Kuala Lumpur
Why not take a nice walk especially in the evening time, around Bukit Bintang. The "Bintang Walk" takes in the streets of Bukit Bintang, up Jalan Sultan Ismael, up to Jalan Imbi and around to Bintang again. You can see the many designer shops of the area and pass by the Lot 10 Mall. The Starhill Gallery is a nice place to visit too for shops and you can pass by many nice hotels such as the Ritz-Carlton and the JW Marriott.
Bukit Bintang AKA Arab Street
I love Bukit Bintang at night very live with lots of things to do, lots of restaurants, coffee shops, street painters and street performers.
if you are bored at night and have nothing to do just go for a stroll in Bukit Bintang it's very safe at night even for solo female traveler.
if you want to go shopping you'll find more than 5 Shopping Malls in the same square and many many stores.
Sadly, The area has lost its character lately after being raided by Middle Eastern people...they turned it into a Small Middle Eastern country :( with all the Arabic restaurants with loud Arabic pop music! I also noticed newly open many suspicious massage parlors that reminded me of Bangkok. and lady boys/prostitutes standing at every corner and in front of hotels. pitty
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.
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!!
KL has one of the best shopping
Ok bar Singapore and Hong Kong - KL has GREAT shopping - KLCC, Bukit Bintang area (has about 7 HUGE shopping centres), Petaling Street, Chinatown, MidValley, Sunway, etc
The best designer clothes are available here and also technological/computer products are readily available for bargain prices (Sungei Wang and Imbi plaza, Low yat plaza).
Jalan Bukit Bintang (West)
Jalan Bukit Bintang (West) is a tourist pedestrian street line with palm trees, hotels, massage parlors, restaurants, boutiques, and etc. There are several old restored shop houses worth looking at, for example the Bintang Warisan Building. There are two nice hotels on this street worth trying, the The Federal and The Royal Bintang. Both hotels are unique local four stars hotels on this street.
It is a short walk to Jalan Alor, BB Plaza, Low Yat IT Mall, Sungai Wang. On the east side of the streets are those up scales shopping malls and hotels.
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Jalan Alor is a perfect place to dine out after going through the malls of Bukit Bintang. It is jampacked with tourists seeking delectable dishes. This food street is lined up with eateries calling out for customers & it is very competitive. Serves wide array of delicious meals. Don't forget to try the yummy durian fruit after your meal. Price can be higher here as it is a touristy place.
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