To truly immerse yourself in the bustle of Malaysia’s capital, a visit to the neighborhood of Bukit Bintang (Bintang Walk) is essential. Home to the highest concentration of trendy bars, shopping outlets, and international restaurants in Kuala Lumpur, Bukit Bintang embodies the city’s cosmopolitan culture.
Several sightseeing tours, most of which take place in the evening, focus on the area of Bukit Bintang. You can combine a visit to the area with a traditional Malay dance show accompanied by a buffet dinner, or dive headfirst into the bustle during a KL-by-night excursion, which takes you through night markets and includes round-trip hotel transfers. Food lovers can delight in the culinary offerings of Jalan Alor, a street replete with vendors that reflect the diversity of Malaysia’s cuisine.
Things to Know Before You Go
How to Get There
- Bukit Bintang is a great place to experience the bustle of Malaysia’s capital city.
- Travelers can shop for designer brands in the high-end boutiques of Pavilion KL.
- When among the crowds, be mindful of pickpockets.
- Nightlife in Bukit Bintang is legendary, and visitors can experience live music, dive bars, and swanky nightclubs.
The central location of Bukit Bintang means that it’s easy to reach from almost anywhere in Kuala Lumpur. You can take the green MSBK metro line to the Bukit Bintang station, located right in the midst of the action. When to Get There
If you’re down for some serious shopping, head to Bukit Bintang around lunchtime to escape the midday humidity in an air-conditioned shopping mall. In the evening, Bukit Bintang springs to life with street performers and vendors. Head to Jalan Alor to enjoy dinner in a Chinese restaurant or snack on satay at an outdoor table. Panoramic Vistas at the Top of KL Tower
In addition to plenty of shops and restaurants, Bukit Bintang also boasts several monuments, the most famous of which is undoubtedly KL Tower. From the observation deck, views of the capital are unrivaled. Save yourself up to two hours waiting in line with a skip-the-line admission ticket, which allows you to get straight to the top of the tower without wasting time.