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Top Choice Hawker in Bukit Bintang & KLCC

Jalan Alor

KL's biggest collection of roadside restaurants sprawls along Jln Alor, just north of Jln Bukit Bintang. From around 5pm till late every evening, the street transforms into a continuous open-air restaurant, with hun…
Top Choice Mall in Bukit Bintang & KLCC

Pavilion KL

Pavilion sets the gold standard in KL's shopping scene. Amid the many familiar international brands, there are some good local options, including British India for fashion, offering well-made linen, silk and cotton …
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Bukit Bintang & KLCC

Heli Lounge Bar

With exhilarating 360-degree views, this dizzying rooftop bar is the best place for sundowners in KL. Steady your hands carrying your daiquiri or lychee martini upstairs from the gleaming bar to the helipad, where b…
Top Choice Club in Bukit Bintang & KLCC


If you're going to visit one club in KL, make it Zouk at TREC. Among its seven party spaces are the Main Room, which reverberates to electro, techno and trance; Ace, a hip-hop and R 'n' B club; and the surprisingly …
Top Choice Live Music in Bukit Bintang & KLCC

No Black Tie

Blink and you’d miss this small live-music venue, bar and bistro as it’s hidden behind a grove of bamboo. NBT, as it's known to its faithful patrons, is owned by Malaysian concert pianist Evelyn Hii, who has a knack…
Top Choice Hawker in Bukit Bintang & KLCC

Glutton Street

Off the tourist radar but renowned locally, this hawker-stall alley near Pudu Market comes to life at night. Evening grazing could include addictive fried chicken, chai tow kway (radish cake stir-fried with soy sauc…
Top Choice Tower in Bukit Bintang & KLCC

Petronas Towers

Resembling twin silver rockets plucked from an episode of Flash Gordon, the Petronas Towers are the perfect allegory for the meteoric rise of the city from tin-miners' hovel to 21st-century metropolis. Half of the 1…
Top Choice Gallery in Bukit Bintang & KLCC


This thought-provoking contemporary-art gallery is an excellent excuse to step inside the glossy, 60-storey ILHAM Tower. The artwork selected for ILHAM's rotating exhibitions spans various media and is curated to pr…
Top Choice Park in Bukit Bintang & KLCC


The park is the best vantage point for eyeballing the Petronas Towers. In the early evening, it can seem like everyone in town has come down here to watch the glowing towers punching up into the night sky. Every nig…
Top Choice Bar in Bukit Bintang & KLCC


Part of the Troika complex, Fuego shares the same sophisticated ambience and jaw-dropping views as the fine-dining restaurants. The bar has a Latin feel.