Bukit Bintang – Q & A

Lisa asks…

How to get to Bukit Bintang from Subang Jaya with public transportation?

Hi guys my exact location will be Taylor University so how do i get to bukit bintang?Would prefer taking lrt if they any, but buses will be fine also. But not Taxi pls don’tt recommend me any taxi pls.

KL Local Boy answers:

Take a KTM train next to carrefour and head to KL Sentral. Walk across of the street and take the Monorail to Bukit Bintang.

Donna asks…

How to go to Petronas Towers from Bukit Bintang?

Please give directions on how to go to Petronas Towers from Bukit Bintang and also, what are the tourist attractions in Bukit Bintang and near areas.

KL Local Boy answers:

The main roads in the Golden Triangle aka Bukit Bintang are Jalan Bukit Bintang, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Ampang, Jalan Imbi, Jalan Raja Chulan. All these roads suffer from acute congestion, especially during peak hours.

If you are coming from outside KL and want to head directly here, there are a few roads which you can take.

From the South if coming from the North-South Expressway, you can enter the Smart Tunnel at Sungai Besi and exit at the Jalan Sultan Ismail exit, which brings you smack in the middle of Bukit Bintang. The Tun Razak exit will bring you onto Jalan Tun Razak where you can then proceed directly into KLCC after the Singapore High Commission. Jalan Tun Razak also intersects with Jalan Ampang.

From the North, after exiting the North South Expressway’s Jalan Duta exit, proceed along Jalan Duta (towards the South end or “Seremban direction” of this road) and then Jalan Istana, and then Jalan Dewan Bahasa which will bring you to Jalan Hang Tuah and Jalan Imbi to the Bukit Bintang area. To get to KLCC, proceed towards Jalan Duta (south direction), then Lebuhraya Mahameru which links up with Jalan Tun Razak. There is a tunnel linking Jalan Tun Razak directly to the KLCC car park.

Bukit Bintang is a playground for party-goers come sundown. Hotel Istana is surrounded by hip nightspots and gastro-pubs lined along Bintang Walk, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Tengkat Tong Shin, Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan P. Ramlee. Party till the early dawn hours to the beat of live bands, strollers, jazz bands and international deejays.


Planet Hollywood (KL Plaza) – nightly live showtime
Funtheque (Jalan Bukit Bintang) – dance club with party theme nights and live shows
Fuzions (Starhill Shopping Complex)—with see-through all-glass bar.

Showcases old-world charm of Bukit Bintang circa 50s/60s era from converted shop-houses with classy bars.
Frangipani – funky music bar
Hemingway’s Pub – KL’s first Cuban bar

Beach Club – it has a real beach setting in the city
(Grand) Modesto’s – pub-lounge
Hard Rock Café – live performances (rhythm and blues)
Rum Jungle – ethnic tropical jungle within the Golden Triangle
Budaba Basement Club and the Poppy’s multi-outlets (Havanita, Bar Mandalay and Passion) – popular dance venues
Bar Uno – live bands and fortnightly theme parties
Bar Ibiza – a club with interior décor of “lava-swirling walls” and steel gangplank dance floor
Aero – fusion of retro and futuristic décor and classic lounge music

Bliss, Atmosphere of TwelveSI and Nouvo’s Sangria Bar – ideal bars for matured crowd
Barfly – part of TwelveSI, with pool and foosball facilities
Nouvo – catch international deejays in action
Espanda – dining area with its own posh lounge and an adjoining garden
Zouk – a happening club
Mainroom, The Loft or Velvet Underground – the place for attitude music
Carnegie’s (Central Plaza) – pub-like setting with relaxing brand of entertaining music.

Upstairs Club & Lounge at The Loft – alfresco deck for energetic grooving and club music
Bar Blonde– fabulous for its contemporary retro ambience
Bar Savanh – stands out as a uniquely Oriental-themed mystical place
Green Man Pub or The Ivy – hangouts with traditional English setting


Begin your shopping tour with Bintang Walk as the start-off point. Your first stop is the upmarket Starhill Centre and Piccolo Galleria, followed by KL Plaza and Lot 10 right beside it. Sungei Wang Plaza (“River of Money” Plaza) and Bukit Bintang Plaza is located across the road from Lot 10 while round the corner of the street lies Low Yat Plaza, the Berjaya Times Square and Imbi Plaza.

Or walk to the outer edge of Bukit Bintang to the world-famous Suria KLCC.

Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown with day and night sidewalk market stalls, is only a 20-minutes’ walk from Hotel Istana.

Starhill Centre /Piccolo Galleria (Jalan Bukit Bintang)
Home to designer labels such as Dior, Louis Vuitton, Lanvin, Euro Moda, Prada, Chanel, Anne Klien, and more. Many established art galleries are also housed here. Has the largest retail watch floor in town – 20,000 sq ft – occupied by Swiss Union, Cartier, Patek Philippe, Bvlgari, Gucci, Korloff, Tag Heuer, Mercier, Omega, Maurice Lacroix, and Cortina Watch Espace, among others.

KL Plaza (Jalan Bukit Bintang)
Home to a host of local and international designer boutiques, jewelers. The largest music store in KL is a must-visit outlet here.

Lot 10 (corner of Jalan Bukit Bintang/ Jalan Sultan Ismail)
Houses an excellent mix of designer and non-designer fahionwear retailers, with. Japan’s Isetan as the anchor tenant at Lot 10. An overhead link bridge from Lot 10 leads shoppers to the Sungei Wang Plaza.

Sungei Wang Plaza (Jalan Bukit Bintang)
The pioneer mall among KL’s modern-day shopping complexes, over 500 boutiques, department stores, music outlets, jewellers, beauty & hair salons, restaurants, electrical and electronic gadgets. One wing in this complex is dedicated to IT appliances and accessories.

BB Plaza (Jalan Bukit Bintang)
Adjacent to Sungei Wang through a linked corridor, BB has multi-retail outlets. Metrojaya, an all-in-one store, is anchor tenant with dedicated floors for men’s and women’s fashions, household, children and sports.

Plaza Low Yat (Jalan Bukit Bintang)
Popular as a techno-lifestyle centre for enthusiasts of electronic gadgetry and computer ware.

Imbi Plaza (Jalan Imbi)
The ultimate haven for exceptional bargains on the latest IT software and hardware paraphernalia and techno-gadgets.

Berjaya Times Square (Jalan Imbi)
Home to Asia’s largest indoor theme and amusement park and the first-ever IMAX 2-D and 3-D theatre in the country. British department store Debenham’s, specialty fashion and accessory outlets and other multi-retailers provide good shopping offers here.
Suria KLCC (vicinity of Petronas Twin Towers at Jalan Ampang) Suria KLCC is ‘Asia’s Premier Shopping Experience’ with six levels of retail space. Marks & Spencer, Laura Ashley, Guess, Liz Claiborne, Hush Puppies Isetan, Parkson Grand, Tiffany & Co are among the anchor tenants here.


Batik/Songket/Pua (traditional fabric)
Fashion Apparels (local and international couturiers)
Pewter & Metal Crafts (aesthetic objects d’art)
Jewellery & Precious Gems
Tech & Lifestyle appliances
Curios & Knick-knacks

Hope this helps!..have fun!



John asks…

Bukit Bintang…………..?

Is this a safe place for a tourist? I am looking into accommodation in KL and most of the hotels in my price range (under 100rm per night) are located in this area.

Any other suggestion and alternatives for budget hotel I don’t mind if it’s outside the city center as long as it’s near a LRT station so I can find my way around.

KL Local Boy answers:

Bukit Bintang (stylized as Bintang Walk or Starhill) is the name of the shopping and entertainment district of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It encompasses Jalan Bukit Bintang and its immediate surrounding areas. The area has long been Kuala Lumpur’s most prominent retail belt that is home to many landmark shopping centres, al-fresco cafés, swanky bars, night markets, as well as hawker-type eateries. This area is popular among tourists and locals, especially among the youths.

Malaysia and or Bukit Bintang is safe for anyone including tourist.

Bukit Bintang Budget Hotel:- You can try:-
Hotel Cube, Kuala Lumpur: the rate is about RM66. Cube Hotel is located in Jalan Pudu and near Bukit Bintang. You can just walk within 5-10 minutes to this Golden Triangle. The nearest bus station is Puduraya (main bus station in Kuala Lumpur).

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Ken asks…

Driving to Mid Valley Megamall from Bukit Bintang?

I’m staying in a hotel in Bukit Bintang and I’m planning to drive to Mid Valley Megamall before heading back directly to Singapore. My question is:

1. Is Mid Valley Megamall on the way back to take the NS Highway to Singapore?

2. If it is, how exactly to get there? Detailed directions will be appreciated since roads in KL change really fast.

thank you!
woahs…sounds like either way is a battle through roads with a hell lot of cars…gotta test my driving skills it seems then.
thanks everyone for the advise!

KL Local Boy answers:

Actually, I would rather take the train or the LRT to get to Mid Valley. The train station is just directly opposite Mid Valley, while there is a shuttle bus that stops outside the LRT station (think its Putra?) which you can take. Saves you the hassle of navigating through the roads since they can be a maze to navigate in.

Robert asks…

What is the easiest and cheapest way to get to – 35 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur from KL Int Airport?

What is the easiest and cheapest way to get to – The Federal Kuala Lumpur, 35 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur from KL Int Airport. I am new to this so have no idea how these points work but if someone can guide me I will do whatever is necessary to give all the points possible. Cheers
Thanx to all of you. But I think mattcomp’s ans is the best. I got no idea how to rate and all. Cheers

KL Local Boy answers:

Take KLIA Express from KLIA for RM35 in just 28minutes you arrive in KL Sentral.. If you have many luggage better take taxi and pay in Taxi booth to your destination or if can walk and drag your luggage can take monorail from KL Sentral walk to the Monorail Station.. Then stop in Bukit Bintang Station and just walk to the Federal which is near in the BB Park.

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