Bukit Bintang is best known as the fashion and entertainment epicenter of Kuala Lumpur, but what do you do when you are all washed out on clubbing and retail therapy? Whether on a short visit or a longer stay, listed below are ten must-visit attractions when you are in Kuala Lumpur. Explore stunning temples and colorful street markets where you can have a top day out without spending a dime, pick up some culinary tricks at a cooking class or even release our inner child at Asia’s largest indoor amusement park. All these experiences shape and define Bukit Bintang and to help you enjoy all its finest sites we have come up with a top 10 list so you can get out there and enjoy them for yourselves.
Most of the places mentioned below are serviced by buses at regular intervals. Check http://www.redbus.my for more information related to bus booking and bus schedules.
Changkat Bukit Bintang
Changkat Bukit Bintang is the city’s go-to hotspot for after-hours entertainment. An avenue on which a large number of KL’s most popular bars and restaurants can be found, it is a trendy place that is great for pub crawling. It is actually located just behind Jalan Bukit Bintang, so it’s very easy to get to – particularly if you are staying in the Golden Triangle area. It can get very busy here, especially at weekends and public holidays. The buildings are unique because they used to be pre-war colonial shop-houses that were refurbished and turned into upmarket pubs and restaurants – most of which serve western food. A short walk away is Jalan Alor, another famous KL city avenue, well known for its hawker stalls and Chinese seafood restaurants.
Called the cultural heart of the city’s local cuisine, Jalan Alor is one of the most famous roads in Kuala Lumpur for food. Located just behind Jalan Bukit Bintang, it is basically a strip of atmospheric air-conditioned Chinese seafood restaurants, with a row of hawker stalls set up on the five-foot walkway on both sides and plastic tables and chairs spilling out onto the road.