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Top 6 Tourist Attractions in Bukit Bintang - Six Must-Visit Highlights in Bukit Bintang

As one of the Malaysian capital's most vibrant precincts, Bukit Bintang is home to some of Kuala Lumpur's best-loved attractions and activity hubs. Here are 6 fantastic highlights in the area.

1

Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman

Tipped to be one of the most breathtaking cultural points of interest in Bukit Bintang the Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman is a historic household in the capital. The beautifully restored residence is protected by The Heritage Trust and is perhaps the best part of a tour of Badan Warisan Malaysia. Offering visitors an engaging look back at life in Malaysia in centuries past, the stories of local households and their conventional way of life are on show at this captivating attraction. Open from Tuesday to Saturday visitors can tour Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman from 10 am to 4 pm.

2

Changkat

Often regarded as an after-hours hotspot in the city, Changkat Bukit Bintang is not only lined with some of the capital's best bars but restaurants as well. Bustling with tourists and locals during the weekend and on Malaysian public holidays, the area is home to Kuala Lumpur's finest drinking holes and eateries where the western fare is the order of the day. The pubs alone make this region a must-visit precinct in the city due to the delectable pub grub and continental meals on offer in its trendy cafes and restaurants.

3

Streetside Acts

Malaysia's Bukit Bintang area has more than once been compared to Times Square in NYC or Piccadilly Circus in London, the sheer variety of live entertainment available on the streets of Bukit Bintang makes it a heartland for artists and performers. From buskers and break dancers to mimes and shufflers, the live entertainment acts gracing the street come evening time make the area a captivating hub of activity.

4

The KL Forest Eco Park

Previously known as the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve, the KL Forest Eco Park is another hallmark attraction all visitors must explore during a holiday in Kuala Lumpur. Ideally situated near the Menara KL Tower, this sprawling natural sanctuary is spread across a whopping 11,000 square meter and was established as early as 1906. This makes the KL Forest Eco Park one of the last remaining rainforests of the tropical order in Malaysia. Travellers based at the Dorsett Kuala Lumpur or any other Bukit Bintang hotel can organize a tour of the park via their accommodation provider.

5

Berjaya Times Square Theme Park

Regarded as one of the best indoor theme parks in the country, the Berjaya Times Square Theme Park is a one of a kind recreational hotspot in Bukit Bintang. The larger than life amusement park has been designed to cater to both adult visitors as well as children and is divided into two sections. Featuring its own indoor rollercoaster, the park is located on the fifth floor of the popular mall.

6

Jalan Alor

Seafood lovers should not miss the chance to visit this Chinese food hub in Bukit Bintang. Jalan Alor is also one of the most affordable food streets in Kuala Lumpur, a large number of hawker stalls means the variety of snacks, barbequed items and desserts takes days to explore the many delicacies on offer.