Bangsar, also Bungsar (archaic), is an affluent residential suburb of Kuala Lumpur. As Bangsar is home to many of Kuala Lumpur’s rich crust of society and expatriates, there are many fine dining and international restaurants located around the shopping areas. Bangsar Shopping Centre and Bangsar Village are two prominent shopping malls in Bangsar but most will flock to Mid-Valley Mall, which is just a stone’s throw away along the Federal Highway.
The Telawi area in Bangsar Baru is sometimes known as “the strip”. It has often been compared to Singapore’s Holland Village. “The strip” can be skirted on foot in about 15 minutes. A large night market, each Sunday lends the Bangsar a colourful flavour. There is also a daily wet market in Lucky Garden. Another lesser known night market is held in Bukit Bangsar on Wednesdays.
Recent additions include One Bangsar (a string of new restaurants in Jalan Ara, a hillside street near the Telawi area), Bangsar Village and a remodelled Bangsar Shopping Centre.