The Best Things to Do in Bukit Bintang Beyond Shopping: Hidden Gems & Endless Entertainment

Tired of aimlessly walking around in malls?
By: Aina Shamshuri
May 29, 2023

We all know and love Bukit Bintang for its landmark luxury shopping malls and endless rows of eateries. Bukit Bintang, or also known as Starhill, is a haven for both locals and tourists alike to immerse themselves in the unique fusion of Malaysian culture and modern scenes. During the day, Bukit Bintang is packed with people who come to experience its captivating attractions, diverse culinary spots, and adventures galore. At night, the iconic Star Hill comes alive with its pulsating bars and bustling street markets. Whether you’re a first time go-er or a seasoned vet, there’s always something to do at Bukit Bintang. Fasten your seatbelts, get ready to dive head first into this iconic tapestry of culture, entertainment, and adventure, and embark on this journey with us to discover the best things to do in Bukit Bintang.

The Best Experiences in Bukit Bintang

1. Challenge Your Senses at Dining in the Dark KL

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to indulge in a gastronomic experience – without your sense of sight? Dining in the Dark KL guarantees a one-of-a-kind, unforgettable experience that will make you completely focused on every bite. The dining hall is completely blacked out, and you’ll basically be blinded, but it allows all your other senses to take the front seat. It’s an extremely unique experience, and the menu changes every four months. In fact, diners aren’t even told what they’re eating until after their meal, so they can fully immerse themselves and explore their senses to their full potential. If you have any dietary requirements, be sure to inform the restaurant beforehand.

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Address:50A, Changkat Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Operating hours:Tuesday – Sunday: 6.00pm – 11.00pm
Contact details:6012 305 2011

2. Get Blasted with Paint at Bomb Battle, Berjaya Times Square

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Where else can you suit up in a hazmat suit and be blasted by paint on purpose? Not your average escape room, Bomb Battle is a war of wits and fun that you should definitely experience with your friends. Relatively new to Berjaya Times Square, it’s quickly becoming one of our favourite things to do in Bukit Bintang. It’s a real-life video game where you can put your problem-solving skills to the test and defuse the bomb. Bomb Battle is extremely high-tech, so get ready to dive under lasers, wade through fog, and solve challenges.

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Address:Lot 07-96, Level 7, East Wing, Berjaya Times Square, Shopping Mall, 1, Jln Imbi, Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours:10.00am – 10.00pm daily
Contact details:03 4819 2852

3. Get Trippy at the Museum of Illusions

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Trust us, you’re gonna have so much fun here. Get trippy at the Museum of Illusions, located at Ansa Hotel in Bukit Bintang. The museum is filled with optical illusions that will make your brain do mental gymnastics to understand. It’s extremely Instagrammable, and the place is filled with mind-bending installations, exhibits, and perspective-changing rooms that are practically unbelievable. There are also rooms filled with changing lights that will make you feel like you’re in a spaceship, and tons of puzzles for you to try to figure out.

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Address:Ansa Hotel 1st & 2nd floor 101, Jalan Bukit Bintang , 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours:10.00am – 10.00pm daily
Contact details:017 228 2890

4. Visit MinNature Malaysia

They say that good things come in small packages. In this case, they’re tiny! At MinNature Malaysia, you’ll find the country’s largest collection of miniature artwork. Revel and delight at the intricate details, while learning all about the nation’s heritage and culture. Hidden in Sungei Wang Plaza, you’ll get a bird’s eye view of the best that Malaysia has to offer, and it’s a fun way to learn all about Malaysia’ history. Come with friends or family, or go on a solo date to this amazing gallery.

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Address:Lot No. MUF-1, Level 1 (Green Zone), Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250, Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours:10.00am – 10.00pm daily
Contact details:011 1009 9374

5. Hunt for Street Art

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Everywhere you look in KL, there’s always street art. And in some places, street art is completely welcome, like at Jalan Alor. Spread out across Changkat, Jalan Berangan, and Jalan Rembia lies one of KL’s hidden gems – and it’s definitely a sight to see. The walls and tar are completely covered in art, and it makes for beautiful pictures. There’s always at least a few people walking these back alleys just to take pictures, so you won’t have to worry about safety. Bukit Bintang has tons of street art to be discovered, so be sure to wear your walking shoes. There’s even Graffiti Alley, where tourists flock to take pictures for social media.

Address:64, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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6. Feast on Street Food at Jalan Alor

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Speaking of Jalan Alor, there is so much street food to explore. It might be a little tourist-y, but it’s a can’t miss experience, especially for first-time travellers. The road is completely dotted with endless options of local delights like hearty noodles, scrumptious satay, and of course, refreshing desserts that will take your mind off on how warm it is in this tropical climate. The street market start around 4pm to 5pm until late, and it’s great way to explore Bukit Bintang’s nightlife. It’s probably the easiest way to try out local food in Bukit Bintang, too.

Address:Jln Alor, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
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7. Be One with Nature at KL Forest Eco Park

Just a stone’s throw away from the Telekom Museum, you can’t miss out on taking a trip to the KL Forest Eco Park. A sanctuary in the heart of Starhill, this nature reserve is the only remaining stretch of forest within Kuala Lumpur, and you’ll be able to see both flora and fauna. Spanning approximately 10.5 hectares, this oasis is the oldest forest reserve in Malaysia, and is quite literally a breath of fresh air. The are several nature trails as well as guided tours, but the highlight of the KL Forest Eco Park is probably the canopy walk that’s suspended 200m above the forest ground.

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Address:Lot 240, Bukit Nanas, Jalan Raja Chulan, 50250, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Operating hours:8.00am – 5.30pm daily
Contact details:603 2020 1606 (Site office, Forestry Department of Peninsular Malaysia)

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