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A Quick Bukit Bintang Itinerary
With lively street performances, bright billboards as well as rows of restaurants and retailers, Bukit Bintang is constantly buzzing with activity. With its multi-genre food options and a mix of small, plus large retailers, it’s no wonder that the lifestyle hub is flooded with tourists and locals alike almost daily.
While you may be overwhelmed by the number of exciting finds in every corner, we’ve narrowed it down to five things to do if you are planning a trip to Bukit Bintang soon.
Bukit Bintang is probably the most strategic place to cross off items on your shopping list. From affordable clothing to luxury items, Bukit Bintang’s price range varies as you shop from mall to mall. Pavilion KL is home to luxury brands including Coach, Chanel, MaxMara, Diane Von Furstenberg and more, while other popular retail shops such as Forever 21, Pull & Bear, Mango, Cotton On and Zara are also allotted within the same complex. Meanwhile, other renowned brands such as H&M and Zara, as well as local brand houses, can be found at Farenheit88, Lot 10 Shopping Centre and Star Hill Gallery. Avid beauty lovers can head over to the first ever Sephora outlet in Malaysia located just opposite of Pavilion KL, and if you’re looking for super bargains, check out Times Square where you’ll surely find a steal!
Scout the Latest Gadgets
Since 1999, Low Yat Plaza has become well-known for its electronic offerings and was previously named as “Malaysia’s Largest IT “lifestyle Centre” by the Malaysia Book of Records in 2009. The mall specialises in an extensive variety of IT products including mobile, photography, gaming,computers, software and even, gadget repairs, while each floor specialises in a specific offering. There are countless retailers in Low Yat Plaza offering competitive prices. Thus, you’ll be able to compare prices to ensure you go home with the best bargain or try haggling for the lowest price.
Taste Local Flavours
Since Malaysia is known for its diverse culture, we’re packed with a world of flavours. If you’re looking for a place to try authentically delicious Malaysian cuisine, Bukit Bintang offer various options including Jalan Alor, a well-known hotspot for street food. Besides that, Hutong Food Court in Lot 10 Shopping Centre serves classic Malaysian hawker dishes including Penang favourites as well as Wan Tan Soup, Porridge, Dim Sum and Oyster Omelette, to name a few. Nevertheless, you’ll surely stumble upon local restaurants during a stroll in the malls – famous restaurants include Madam Kwan’s and Serai, which can be found at Pavilion KL.
Visit an Indoor Theme Park
Looking for an adrenaline rush? The Berjaya Times Square Theme Park is the largest indoor theme park within Malaysia and features 14 rides, including a thrilling roller coaster known as the Supersonic Odyssey, as well as the DNA Mixer, Spinning Orbit and more. The 380,000 square-feet park is divided into the Galaxy Station, meant for adults and the Fantasy Garden for the little ones. If you’re up for a good scare, the park’s Haunted Chamber brings you into a fun, yet truly terrifying world!
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Dine, Drink & Dance the Night Away
Top the night off with a chilled-out session or have a lively party time at one of the hottest nightlife spots in Kuala Lumpur - Changkat Bukit Bintang. Lined with various bars and nightclubs, weekends are especially packed as many tourists, expats and locals flock to Changkat to sip on the latest beer promotions, gather for dinner and of course, party! Changkat is known for bar-hopping, while there are great dining options of all cuisine types including Mexican, Mongolian, Middle Eastern, Brazilian and more.