A Guide to Bukit Bintang - The Center of Kuala Lumpur


Bukit Bintang is the main street in Kuala Lumpur (Bukit meaning hill and Bingtang meaning Star (Star Hill)). This street is home to many of the top hotels in the world with JW Marriot, The Westin, Royle Bingtang Hotel, Federal Hotels Bingtang, Capitol Hotel Bingtang and many more. If you are thinking of staying in a hotel in Kuala Lumpur, you can rest assured that the service will be top notch.

Without doubt, Bukit Bingtang is the shopping center of Kuala Lumpur with around 30,000 shops within close proximity. There are a number of shopping centers along Bukit Bingtang among which are Lot 10, Sun Gai Won which is simply massive and it is very easy to get lost in, Low Yat Plaza which has to be the spiritual home for people interested in computers and gadgets.

There are many great restaurants in Bukit Bintang, but one of my personal favourites is the Bangkok Jam in Low Yat Plaza. There are also a number of street side bars and cafes where you can enjoy either a coffee or a beer while you watch the world go by.

Bukit Bingtang has it all, from people trying to sell you caricatures to stalls offering tourist mementos. This is a busy street that moves at a fast pace and it is a great place to get lost for a few hours. Bukit Bingtang is easily accessible by mono rail and taxi service. If you are planning to get a taxi, don't be afraid to haggle.

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