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1Malaysia Food in Bangsar

Bangsar has been a restaurant district for quite some time, thanks to the high expatriate numbers. Midvalley with its malls also offer an amazing array of food choices.

Malaysian

Chinese

Mid range

* Ipoh Old Town, 8, Lorong Ara Kiri 2, Lucky Garden, Bangsar. Tel: +60-3-20946818 – Located in the quieter part of Bangsar, Ipoh Old Town offers a good range of Chinese food, especially the old favourites of Ipoh, like Ipoh hor fun and chicken and beansprouts. A variety of dishes are also available. They also have a small branch in the foodcourt of Bangsar Shopping Centre, Jalan Maarof, Bukit Bandaraya, Bangsar.

Ipoh Old Town - Bangsar

Ipoh Old Town - Bangsar

Indian

Mid range

* Anjappar, 56, Jalan Maarof, Bangsar Baru – Part of a worldwide chain headquartered in Chennai, India, Anjappar offers some of the best Chettinad food. It’s generous with spices, which makes the food so tasty.
* Anna Lakshmi, 44-46 Jalan Maarof, Bangsar Baru, Tel: +60-3-2823799, and Ground Floor Boulevard, MidValley, Tel: +60-3-22823799 -Good places for authentic North and South Indian food. It’s run by a social service organization and there is no fixed price for food you eat. You can eat as much as you want and pay as much as you want. But definitely the organization expects you to pay a decent amount as donation for charity. RM10 for a full meal per person can be sufficient.

Anna Lakshmi

Anna Lakshmi

Others

Mid range

* La Bodega, 18 Jalan Telawi 2; and Ground Floor, Bangsar Shopping Complex, Jalan Maarof, Bangsar – Excellent Spanish tapas at reasonable prices, on average RM18/36 for small/large portions. Indoor and outdoor seating, get in by 8 PM for happy hour pricing on sangria.

La Bodega

La Bodega

Drink

Bangsar has long been one of the busiest places in KL past midnight and the action is around centred on Jalan Telawi and its side streets. Midvalley has a few pubs and coffee places.

Bangsar

* RonnieQ’s, 32 Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru – A traditional Bangsar establishment, head here if you want to drink in the surroundings of a nice English pub. It also offers pub food and has a big TV projector, not so much for football but rugby.
* Finnegan’s 6 Jalan Telawi 5, Bangsar Baru – Noisy and fun Irish pub. It also has an outlet at Midvalley at Lot No. G(E)-003, Midvalley Megamall, The Boulevard, Lingkaran Syed Putra.
* Alexis, 29 Jalan Telawi 3 – One of the more laid-back places in Bangsar, furnished in cool white with soft jazz playing in the background. Offer simple but tasty eats (pastas, sandwiches, nasi lemak), a good selection of coffee and a full bar.

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Shopping Heaven in Bangsar

Although there are three malls in Bangsar, the area still offers more of a neighbourhood shopping experience. Midvalley, on the other hand, is all about mall shopping and attracts the masses, especially during weekends.

Bangsar

* Bangsar Shopping Centre, Jalan Maarof – Better known as BSC, this mini shopping centre is a favourite among expats and the locals staying around the Bangsar & Damansara Heights neighbourhood. Plenty of cafes & restaurants – a good spot to meet up with friends. BSC also features speciality stores plus the Cold Storage Supermarket.

Bangsar Shopping Centre

Bangsar Shopping Centre

* Bangsar Village, Jalan Ara – This is another favourite with those staying around Bangsar & Damansara Heights neighbourhood. Bangsar Village 2 is linked to the original Bangsar Village by a covered pedestrian bridge.

Bangsar Village

Bangsar Village

* Lee Meng Optical – 8, Jalan Telawi 4, Bangsar Baru. Phone: +60322825626 An optical retail outlet specializing in high quality eyewear, sunglasses and accessories. Open on Mon – Fri 10.00am-8.00pm, Sat 10.00am – 7.30pm and Sun 11.00am – 5.00pm .

Midvalley

* Mid Valley Megamall – This really is “mega” with over 430 shops crammed into what claims to be one of South-East Asia’s largest shopping malls. Anchor tenants include big department stores and hypermarkets such as Malaysian arm of AEON Japan called Jusco, local store Metrojaya and French hypermarket Carrefour. If you need to change money, the lower ground floor has several money changers. The Megamall is connected to the upmarket The Gardens at Mid Valley. (KTM Komuter: Mid-Valley)

* The Gardens at Mid Valley – This mall is anchored by a high-end shopping gallery (anchor tenants include Isetan, Robinson’s and Market Place), two landmark office towers, five-star Gardens Residences and five-star Gardens Hotel. The mall will be linked to the Abdullah Hukum LRT station in 2008 giving additional access option to shoppers. (KTM Komuter: Mid-Valley)

The Gardens

The Gardens

Something called Midvalley in somewhere named Bangsar

Bangsar and Midvalley are two areas located to the south of Kuala Lumpur’s City Center.

Bangsar

Bangsar

Bangsar is a high-income suburban area which is also a popular for its restaurants, watering holes and clubs. The area is frequented by many of Kuala Lumpur’s expatriate community. Midvalley, which is linked directly to Bangsar via an overpass, is a relatively new development which has become very popular for shopping, thanks to the perpetually packed MidValley Megamall and its higher-end extension called The Gardens, which was opened at the end of 2007. Besides shopping, the two malls and surrounding areas also offer plenty of eating options. There are also three hotels within the Mid Valley Complex, and cheaper ones within walking distance.

Mid Valley City

Mid Valley City

Mid Valley

Mid Valley

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Getting there:

By train

Although there is a Bangsar station on the Kelana Jaya light rail transit line, it is situated along Jalan Bangsar and not near the restaurant and drinking area of Bangsar Baru. From the station, you’ll have to catch buses RapidKL No U87 to get you to Bangsar Baru. This bus also goes past MidValley.

The easiest way to get to Midvalley is to catch a KTM Komuter train to Midvalley station. The station is linked to the Mall via a covered walkway with escalators. The other alternative is to catch an LRT to Bangsar station and transfer onto a Midvalley free shuttle bus (which runs every half hour) or RapidKL bus No U87/U85/B105/B110 (which runs every 30-60 minutes during off-peak hours).

By bus

Buses go from KL to Mid Valley via either Brickfields or Federal Highway.