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Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur : 3 Things You Can Do

Updated on June 26, 2016
A view in one of the districts' malls
A view in one of the districts' malls | Source
A busker in Bukit Bintang
A busker in Bukit Bintang | Source

Bukit Bintang is a lively shopping and entertainment district in Kuala Lumpur, famous for its space-aged malls, luxury hotels and fashion houses. If you’re visiting Kuala Lumpur, make sure you pay your pilgrims to this shopping mecca and see for yourself why the city is voted one of the best places to shop in the world.

Next time you’re in town, keep in mind the 3 things that you can do here

1. Shop Like a Lindsay Lohan

Bukit Bintang has all types of malls and shops for all budgets, from phone-booth size kiosk selling cheap trinkets to high end boutique with prices that induce cold sweat.

Fashionista crazy about Korean style can go to the Fahrenheit88 (it has a few floors dedicated to Korean fashion) and those with really deep pocket can browse the many luxury boutiques in the hotel-like Starhill Mall.

The plush Starhill mall is the home of the rare and super-expensive watch exhibition called the Journey with Time. This is the place to be if you want to see watches that costs as much as a castle being displayed to the average people.

If Bukit Bintang malls are not enough to satisfy your cravings, you can head on to the Suria KLCC to find more luxurious designer boutiques. These two places are joined by an air-conditioned walkaway that is accessible anytime of the day.

2. Get a Massage

This area is also the best place to get a massage. The options are endless. You can choose luxurious spa in hotels that costs a few hundred dollars to blind masseurs that would only charge you ten dollars for an hour worth of massage.

From full body massage and herbal tea treatment to foot massage by the roadside, Bukit Bintang has all that you hope for after a tiring shopping spree.

Those who wish to have some fun should also visit a fish spa – the place where a school of tiny fish will feast on the dead cells on your foot.

3. Visit Museums and Craft Center

Bukit Bintang is probably not the best place to see the history of Kuala Lumpur. But surprisingly, the area has a few notable places that you can visit.

Those who still have luxury in their mind can visit the Jade private museum, a place where an amazing collection of Jade – mostly from China is being displayed to the public. Those wanting to know more about maritime history or the Vikings can visit the MISC museum and those wanting to buy some authentic Malaysian crafts and souvenirs can also head on to the Karyaneka – an official government funded establishment built to promote Malaysian art.

There you go – the 3 things that you can do while in Bukit Bintang. It’s not all about shopping, because Bukit Bintang is more than a shopping district, it is a place to spend and learn more about cultures from all over the world.

A Busker in Bukit Bintang

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Star Hill Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 56000 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur,
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The posh Starhill Gallery - a mall for royalties and those with deep pockets


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      Suzanne Day 5 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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