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Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur or KL

Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia. Over 8 million people live within the greater KL area which is clearly noticeable by the huge and vast amounts of traffic that goes into the city every morning, and slowly leaves the city in the evening. Kuala Lumpur has many interesting attractions; like Merdeka Square, Chinatown, Petronas Twin Towers and much more. KL is also known as a shoppers paradise; there are are numerous huge shopping malls where you can literally shop til you drop.

Georgetown capital of Penang

Georgetown; capital of Penang Island

In 2008 UNESCO listed Georgetown as World Heritage Site because of the many original colonial (Chinese style) shophouses. Besides the many beautiful historical buildings; Georgetown also has many modern highrise buildings that often contains big shopping malls. In and around Georgetown there are many fun attractions that are absolutely worthy of a visit.

Crystal clear water at Perhentian Island

Perhentian Dream

One of the most beautiful islands in Malaysia is Perhentian Island, which actually consists of a big island and a small island. Both islands offer fantastic scuba diving and snorkeling facilities. The islands are especially famous because of the laid-back atmosphere. Alongside the beaches you will find basic lodges, moderately luxurious resorts, cozy restaurants, dive centers and boat operators advertising their services ranging from water taxis to snorkeling trips.

Kuching in Sarawak

Kuching; gateway to Sarawak

Kuching is the biggest Malaysian city on Borneo and also the capital city of the state of Sarawak. Kuching is a very popular tourist destination as it serves as entry point to numerous great attractions within the heart of Sarawak. The city has enough to offer to keep tourists occupied for at least a couple of days. Popular attractions around Kuching are among others Semenggoh Rehabilitation Centre and Bako National Park. There are daily flights to Kuching from Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bharu.

Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu is the capital of the northern state of Kelantan. The city serves as main gateway to visitors that are on their way to visit the tropical island of Perhentian. The are daily flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Bharu, but you can also opt to take the bus or even the adventurous jungle train. Main attractions in the city are the many islamic museums, and also the day and night markets. Though tourist usually pass through the conservative city; there is enough available accommodation in Kota Bharu.

BB Plaza

BB Plaza or Bukit Bintang Plaza is located within the Bukit Bintang area; in Kuala Lumpur city center. BB Plaza mostly attracts youngsters, and – especially in weekends – it is crowded with many kids between the age of 14 and 25. BB Plaza is especially popular amongst locals; you don't usually see that many tourists. Adjoining Sungei Wang is also very popular; both malls are connected through many small lanes of shops and to many it is difficult to see where one mall starts and the other ends. Anchor tenant is Metrojaya. Both BB Plaza and Sungei Wang cater to a lower to middle class market; some consider it to be a bargain-hunters paradise.

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Festivities

Because of the many small shops, the atmosphere in the malls can be described as hectic; especially during weekends. At the side-entrance of BB Plaza there are often open-air concerts. Usually these concerts start around 23.00 and end well beyond midnight. In front of the main entrance of BB Plaza you will find numerous terraces where you can soak up the buzzing city. At the corner you will find a Maybank branch with numerous ATMs and next to it a money changer. Right in front of the main entrance, along Jalan Bukit Bintang there is an official taxi stand. Hats off if you are able to find a taxi there whose driver is willing to use the meter.

Every year there are many events and festivities that are celebrated within the Bukit Bintang area in Kuala Lumpur. The main crossing (right in front of BB Plaza) is then filled with thousands of people that came to the city center to enjoy music (for example around the F1 weekend, or during the WC 2010 soccer championship) or to watch the amazing fireworks show (at New Years Eve and also during Chinese New Year).

BB Plaza Kuala Lumpur  

How to get to BB Plaza

If you are staying in the city center you can easily walk to BB Plaza as it is located ideally in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. It is located nearby popular malls Lot10, Fahrenheit88, Plaza Low Yat and Pavilion KL. It is also directly connected to the very popular Sungei Wang mall. LRT (Light Rail Transit) station Bukit Bintang is located right next to the mall entrance. If you are staying outside the city center we would suggest taking the monorail. Other public transport in Kuala Lumpur is not that reliable, though you could always try out a RapidKL bus. Another option is to get there by taxi; make sure the driver uses the meter and don't try and find a taxi around closing time or during heavy rains (as everybody needs a taxi at the same time). BB Plaza is opened daily between 10am and 10pm.

 

Map BB Plaza in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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