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.
Mild 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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