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Bangsar Guide

January 11, 2013
 

Bangsar Baru

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Written by: Lauren

Bangsar, a reputable residential suburb ideally located approximately 4 kilometres south-west of Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, has always been a popular residential township among expatriates and high-income locals.

Bangsar Baru neighbourhood, wholly developed by Eng Lian Enterprise Sdn Bhd in 1974 consists of more than a thousand houses and has since flourished as a successful business area with an array of commercial districts and shopping malls.

Neighbouring Bukit Bandaraya, Lucky Garden and Bangsar Park, Bangsar Baru lies on the west of the district. In fact, Bangsar Baru is famous for plentiful of eateries and restaurants that serves fine selection of mouth-watery and scrumptious local and international delicacies.

Perhaps, the hawker centre in the area or more commonly known as Bangsar Mamak is the ‘hottest’ spot in the district. Bringing you the best of local delicacies such as rojak, satay, pastry, burgers and many more at a reasonable price, Bangsar Mamak is often packed with locals as well as foreign tourists.

A large night market in Telawi area adds a colourful flavour to the district. Famously known as ‘the strip’, visitors can purchase an array of goods including souvenirs, handicrafts and fresh local vegetable and fruits produce.

Bangsar Baru is the hub for popular local and international café and restaurants. For those who crave for international food, check out the infamous La Bodega that serves delicious Spanish delicacies or Vincenzo Ristorante Italiano that offers fine selection of Italian food namely smoked salmon with prawns and also venison.

In addition to the above attractions, Bangsar Baru also houses several art galleries and most famously known as one of the spots perfect for graffiti. Take a walk around Bangsar Baru and if you spot plenty of graffiti around, do not fret about it. Some are the works of vandals while some are works of artists.