Bukit Bintang or also known as Star Hill, is a very famous shopping and entertainment hubs in Kuala Lumpur.
This area is a favorite hangout for tourists as it provides budget and luxurious accommodation services for all. Among the notable hotels in this area are JW Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, Royale Bintang, Federal Hotel and Novotel. It is also a shoppers haven!
Bintang Walk which is located along the Jalan Bukit Bintang shopping spread is definitely the area’s top attraction.. It has become one of the busiest tourist/local hangouts and shopping havens. You can find cafes, restaurants, clubs, shops and malls. Almost every major nightlife event happens here such as the New Year’s countdown, Merdeka eve celebrations, as well as fashion shows, street concerts and parties.
While you’re in Bukit Bintang, keep your eyes open for the Love Tunnel. Love Tunnel is an underground tunnel connecting Planet Hollywood with Regent Hotel. It is just a simple underground tunnel but not many people like to use it. It’s interesting to know how the tunnel got it’s name, but I’m not telling you. You’ll need to ask the people around the area!
Food is abundance in Bukit Bintang. You can get chinese food, Mediterranean food or Western food at various restaurants operating at Bintang Walk.
You will definitely have fun in Bukit Bintang! There are a number of cafés and nightclubs scattered along the sidewalks which can be reached within walking distance, such as Nouva, Espanda, The Beach Club, Atmosphere, Hard Rock Cafe, Planet Hollywood, Starbucks, Bintang Garden Discoteque, Dome café and Zouk.
If you love techno music and parties, this is the plac eto go. Almost every major nightlife event happens here such as the countdown, Merdeka eve celebration, as well as fashion shows, street concerts and parties.
Bukit Bintang is one of the city’s famous shopping areas offering you a variety of merchandise to suit your taste and budget. The city’s major shopping outlets are located in the following area:
Berjaya Times Square
Berjaya Times Square KL is a building containing a huge shopping centre and two five star hotels located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was opened on October, 2003.
It is tagged as the world’s largest building ever built in a single phase, with 7.5 million square feet (700,000 m²) of built up floor area. It is set to become an international landmark offering shopping, luxury accommodation, business, food and abundant entertainment.
You can find merchandise ranging from stylish and chic apparels, accessories, eyewear, footwear, home equipment, IT appliances and many more. Top labels include Debenhams, Swatch, Hush Puppies, Levi’s, The Body Shop and Sub & Idx.
Bukit Bintang Plaza
One of the oldest shopping complexes in Kuala Lumpur, Bukit Bintang Plaza, still attracts the crowds with its offerings of local and international goods comprising clothes, fashion accessories, footwear, sports goods, electrical equipment, pharmaceutical products, computers and furniture. It is integrated with the adjacent Sungei Wang Plaza.
Bukit Bintang Plaza (or more commonly referred to as BB Plaza), is a popular shopping centre situated in the Bukit Bintang area of Kuala Lumpur. Its major and only tenant is Metrojaya, which is located on three of its floors. This Metrojaya offers items from a moderate-to-high price.
This mall is well known for its many shops selling items such as clothes, watches and more. Located adjacent to BB Plaza is Sungei Wang Plaza.
Imbi Plaza was the leading place for computer items until Low Yat Plaza came along. Imbi Plaza boasts 3 floors of nothing but solid computer hardware compared to Low Yat Plaza which has only 2 floors. Imbi has been around for a good 15 to 20 years or more while Low Yat has only been around the past 3 to 5 years.
Kuala Lumpur Plaza
Tucked between Starhill Gallery and Lot 10, KL Plaza is a good place to shop for exclusive watches, travelling bags, designer shoes and jewellery.
This huge shopping mall with its distinctive green and blue striped façade caters to upmarket shoppers. Visitors will have no problem finding their favourite branded designer items. Isetan is the anchor tenant.
Adjacent to JW Marriott Hotel, Starhill Gallery is a stylish building with marble flooring and gilded banisters. Covering an area of 280,000 square ft., this upmarket shopping mall was designed by architects and designers from Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, USA, France, Italy, England and Germany. Starhill Gallery has seven themed floor, each featuring a different experience.
Sungei Wang Plaza
The perennially popular shopping centre houses more than 500 retail outlets offering an incredible assortment of goods for all budgets.
Main attractions here are photography, electronic and electrical equipment, fashion wear and accessories, bags and luggage, footwear, handphones, bric-a-brac, beauty salons and boutiques. Its Fiesta Street offers delicious Italian, Amercian and South African fare.