Kuala Lumpur City Guide | Kuala Lumpur Best Area

Kuala Lumpur is a big metropolitan city, and has many places that can be categorized as Kuala Lumpur Best Area. This particular page is particularly useful if you are working in KL as an expatriate or just like to know Kuala Lumpur as a whole.

  • Ampang
  • Bandar Sunway
  • Bandar Utama
  • Bangsar
  • Brickfields
  • Bukit Bintang
  • Bukit Jalil
  • Cheras
  • Cyberjaya
  • Mont Kiara
  • Mutiara Damansara
  • Putrajaya


Ampang is a suburb of Kuala Lumpur and it’s interesting to note that it’s also partly located in the state of Selangor. Ampang is the place where history of Kuala Lumpur began.

In the 1850-s, tin was a very much sought-after commodity and 87 Chinese men made their way up the murky Klang River in searching for the precious material. Upon reaching the place where the river joined with the Gombak River, they disembarked from their boats and headed east. They found a huge deposits of tin and then built a settlement in the area that we know today as Ampang.

Bandar Sunway

Bandar Sunway was developed by Sunway Group, also known as Sunway Holdings Incorporated Berhad. Bandar Sunway was created in 1986 with the objective of creating a residential area that caters both the entertainment and commercial needs with a twist.

Over the years, Bandar Sunway has matured into a community well-provided with amenities and become one of the hottest & congested spot in the Klang Valley. It has also become known as a higher education hub, with two large colleges in the area, namely Monash University, and Sunway University College.

Bandar Utama

Bandar Utama is a township located within the Damansara subdivision of the Petaling district in the state of Selangor, Malaysia. It is primarily a residential suburb, but is also home to the 1 Utama Shopping Centre.


Bangsar is a very popular residential and nighttime entertainment hubs in Kuala Lumpur. It’s the Kuala Lumpur’s rich crust and expatriates haven!

Bangsar lies about four kilometres southwest of Kuala Lumpur city centre and is just a ten minutes drive by car from the city. It consists of neighbourhoods like Bangsar Utama, Bukit Bangsar, Bangsar Park, Bukit Bandaraya, Taman SA, Bangsar Baru, Lucky Garden, Pantai Hills, and the areas off Jalan Bangsar.


Brickfields is a medium sized town and residential area just outside central Kuala Lumpur. This area is also known as Kuala Lumpur’s second Little India (after Jalan Masjid India) due to the high percentage of Indians living there.

Brickfields Kuala Lumpur is said to derived its name from the word “brick”. A long time ago, Brickfields was the centre for making the best clay brick in Kuala Lumpur.

Bukit Bintang

Bukit Bintang or also known as Star Hill, is a very famous shopping and entertainment hubs in Kuala Lumpur.

It is located within three main roads: Jalan Bukit Bintang starts from Jalan Pudu and intersects with Jalan Sultan Ismail.

Bukit Jalil

Bukit Jalil is a suburb about 20km south of Kuala Lumpur. It was previously known as the Bukit Jalil Estate until 1992, when it was developed into the National Sports Complex.


Cheras is well-known for its lush greenary and friendly local, thus best described as the best suburb to live in Kuala Lumpur.

Cheras area covers a large geographic area on the south eastern side of Kuala Lumpur, including its famous recreational garden, “Taman Tasik Permaisuri” with its large lakes and family oriented facilities.


Cyberjaya is a township that forms a key part of the Multimedia Super Corridor in Malaysia. It is located in the district of Sepang, Selangor and is situated about 50 km south of Kuala Lumpur.

Cyberjaya was previously an oil palm plantation area. It is now developed into an intelligent garden city.

Mont Kiara

Mont Kiara is a northern suburb located within Kuala Lumpur which is conveniently located next to Sri Hartamas. Mont Kiara has easy access to the three major expressways that connects the surrounding districts to the city

The New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE), the Sprint Expressway and the Damansara-Puchong Expressway (LDP) are all easily accessible from Mont Kiara and the Sprint Expressway enables road travellers to access the Penchala Link and the Kerinchi Link as well. You can travel to Bandar Utama, Mutiara Damansara, Bangsar and Kuala Lumpur from Mont Kiara in just 10 minutes.

Mutiara Damansara

Mutiara Damansara is another popular township in Kuala Lumpur. The township is surrounded by Bandar Utama, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Bandar Sri Damansara and Sunway Damansara.

It is one of the most sought-after addresses in the Klang Valley. Mutiara Damansara has excellent road networks with easy accessibility via Lebuhraya Damansara-Puchong (LDP) and the North-South Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE) and via Persiaran Surian.


Putrajaya is Malaysia’s new federal government administration centre while Kuala Lumpur remains as the financial and commercial capital of Malaysia.

In an attempt to introduce an electronic government (paperless administration), Putrajaya has been integrated with the latest telecommunication and transportation technologies to increase the level of efficiency that it severely lacked due to its previous infrastructure.

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