Stay In The Heart Of Kuala Lumpur

Stay In The Heart Of Kuala Lumpur

We all have our own favourite little corners of our cities, places we consider to be the heart and soul of our metropolis.

A place that reminds us why we love all the trappings of the cosmopolitan lifestyle, a place that welcomes us with arms wide open even when we’ve not visited in a while, a place that changes over and over again yet seems oddly familiar.

One such place for me is Bukit Bintang.

It manages to fascinate and scare me, all in one fell swoop. And yet, I am constantly drawn to it like a moth to a flame.

Right. Perhaps that’s not the best illustration to use.

Ultimately, what I’m trying to say is that it’s a fun, in your face, 100 beats-per-minute kind of a place that leaves you wanting more. You can’t help but head back there to check out what’s changed and what’s new.

And there is always something new.

Bukit Bintang At NightMild traffic conditions in Bukit Bintang – a rarity. (Image courtesy of Norbu-Hotel Malaysia)

My only deterrent from heading over to Bukit Bintang more often is the insane traffic. Since I drive most of the time, I mostly drive right through it to get to some other safe place (usually away from said traffic).

Luckily for tourists, there are trains that take them right into the thick of it, without having to worry about traffic and being mowed down by stressed-out locals.

Bukit Bintang is where you get to eat, shop, drink, explore, be bedazzled by all the billboards, get totally lost and eat some more. And if you ever want some reprieve from all that chaos, just hop on the train* and head out to other parts of the city.

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I’m not too sure when my next foray into Bukit Bintang will be. I just hope the next time around wouldn’t have me driving right through it.

I think it’s time for me to re-discover the captivating heart of Kuala Lumpur.

 * For a little bit more adventure, I dare you to try the buses. I’m kidding. Spare yourself and stick to the trains.

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10 Comment

  1. You should post a picture of Bukit Bintang with the insane traffic, now I’m curious. Surely it can’t be worse than what I’ve seen on The Amazing Race from other countries in Asia, haha.

    1. I’ll try my best to get one the next time I take the train in. It may not be as bad as other Asian countries, but it’s still crazy bad to us locals stuck in our cars :p

  2. Reminds me of Times Square … truly an electrifying place in the midst of one of my favorite SE Asian cities!

    1. You are so right there, Andrew. It truly is electrifying.

  3. galanda23 says: Reply

    That image of Kuala Lumpur looks like a scene from a futuristic movie. I’d love to go visit it someday. Thanks for joining The Weekly Postcard blog link-up.

    1. Thank you too :) I hope you will get your chance to visit Kuala Lumpur someday.

  4. Much better than staying in Chinatown in my opinion, though this part of KL is well worth a visit!

    1. I couldn’t agree more, Meghan ;)

  5. Nice post. Thanks for the great post. I think Malaysia is one of the most fascinating place in the world. Malaysia is so unique and full of surprises. I agree that every should visit Malaysia once in a lifetime. The images of Kuala Lumpur looks amazing.

    1. Thank you, Archana. And you’re right, Malaysia is a fascinating place! Glad you like it too ;)

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