Malaysia Travel Guide

Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur

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. Besides shopping, the two malls and surrounding areas also offer plenty of eating options.


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 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 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.

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 is linked to the Abdullah Hukum LRT station. (KTM Komuter: Mid-Valley)

Eating Drinking

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.

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.

Getting There

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).

Another way to travel to Bangsar is by Taxi. There is an abundance of them in Kuala Lumpur and most of them will not hesitate to bring you over to Bangsar. The fares will vary depending on where you are coming from and should not cost more than RM10.00 to RM15.00 from the center of town.

Tourism Malaysia

Aladdin The Musical

November 23, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Who can ever forget the enchanting tale of Aladdin and Princess Jasmine in Disney cartoon’s ‘Aladdin‘. His charms and dashing smile melted the hearts of many a peasant girl as well as Princess Jasmine. Together with the fast-talking and crazy Genie of the Lamp, they expose Jafar’s evil plans of becoming the world’s most powerful sorcerer and Sultan of Agrabah and saves the kingdom from falling into his evil hands. And like all Disney’s cartoons, Aladdin wins Princess Jasmine’s heart in the end and they both live happily ever after.

Come 25th November 2011 till 2nd January 2012, Sunway Lagoon is proud to present Aladdin The Musical. Be prepared to be entertained by Aladdin, Princess Jasmine, the jovial ‘rapping’ Genie and the evil Jafar as they transport the crowd into the magical land of Askabar. This extravagant West End production promises to enthral the audiences with flying carpets, pyrotechnics and even snow, bringing this age old fairytale of Aladdin to life. The six principal characters will be played by talents from London’s famous West End and will be joined by an international ensemble cast of dancers, fire eaters and stilt-walkers.

Aladdin The Musical

So come and experience a fun and magical time with Aladdin The Musical at the Amphitheatre @ Sunway Lagoon. The musical will show once a day and twice on Saturdays. There will also be extra shows on 25th December 2011 and 1st January 2012. Tickets are priced at RM 100, RM 200, RM 250 and RM 300 for adults and RM 50, RM 100, RM 120 and RM 150 for children up to 12 years old. Performance schedules are as below:

Shows from Sundays to Fridays @ 8.00 pm

Shows on Saturdays at 7.15 pm and 9.15 pm

Extra shows on 25th December 2011 AND 1st January 2012 at 7.15 pm and 9.15 pm.

*Please note that there will be no shows on TUESDAYS.

For those who would like to purchase the tickets, please log on to AirAsia Red Tix’s website here or call Sunway Lagoon at 03 5639 0000. Alternatively, one can also purchase tickets for Aladdin The Musical at the following Rock Corner outlets located in The Gardens, Mid Valley, Mid Valley, KLCC, Subang Parade, The Curve and One Utama. Tickets can also be purchased at Victoria Music outlets located at Sungei Wang, Amcorp Mall, Tropicana Mall and Bangsar Shopping Centre.

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