Bukit Bintang (Malay [ˈbu.ket̚ ˈbi.ntaŋ]; stylized as Bintang Walk or Starhill, the latter being a translation of the Malay name) is the name of the shopping and entertainment district of Kuala Lumpur
. It encompasses Jalan Bukit Bintang
and its immediate surrounding areas. The area has long been Kuala Lumpur's most prominent retail belt that is home to many landmark shopping centres, al-fresco cafés, swanky bars, night markets, as well as hawker-type eateries. This area is popular among tourists and locals, especially among the youths. A part of Bintang Walk is designated as an "Arab Street".
Nestled within Kuala Lumpur's Golden Triangle
, the Bukit Bintang district begins with Jalan Bukit Bintang which starts at Jalan Raja Chulan and ends at Pudu
Road. The two other roads that border the Bukit Bintang district are Jalan Sultan
Ismail which intersects it and Imbi Road at the south. Jalan Walter Grenier, Jalan Bulan, Changkat Bukit Bintang
and Jalan Alor
are considered part of the entertainment district.
Bintang Walk refers to the more developed stretch along the main Jalan Bukit Bintang and Jalan Sultan Ismail roads, with the intersection of these two roads as its axis. This place has been transformed over the last 5 years to become one of the most trendy and busiest shopping clusters in the city.Street furniture lines the pavements here. Upscale cafes, restaurants and clubs continue to make their presence felt here. On weekends, thousands of locals as well as tourists throng Bintang Walk and its shopping centres. Many major nightlife events take place here such as the New Year's countdown, Merdeka eve celebrations, street concerts and parties. The annual Malaysian F1 Grand Prix pit stop and Guinness St Patrick's Day Celebrations are held here too.
There are two major annual fashion events held here annually. The STYLO Fashion week as well as the annual glitzy Malaysia International Fashion Week (M-IFW).
Imbi is a commercial area located near Bukit Bintang and being a popular tourist spot, the district is especially crowded during public holidays and peak hours. The Berjaya Times Square shopping complex and hotel is located in Imbi. Jalan Imbi is the main road running through this area.
Indoor theme park:
Indoor theme park is located between level 5 and 7 of Berjaya Times Square. It is Malaysia's largest indoor theme park, measuring 133,000 square feet (12,400 m2). It features both children rides and thrill rides. The grueling Supersonic Odyssey is Asia
-Pacific's longest multiple-inverted 800 metres long indoor roller coaster.