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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.

Starhill

Starhill Gallery, previously known as Starhill Plaza; is by far the most luxurious shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur. A couple of years ago the 'Gallery' was added to the official name of the mall, this is because it is the largest watch gallery in the world. Starhill Gallery is a shopping mall for the upper-class Malaysians and wealthy western and Arab tourists. Marble floors, piano music, everything is focused on luxury. You will find a large number of exclusive (extremely expensive) shops with jewelry, designer boutiques etc. In the lower ground level of the mall you have a large number of exclusive and expensive restaurants; some of the best in Kuala Lumpur. Starhill Gallery is owned by YTL Group; a huge Malaysian company that also owns the popular Lot10 (5 minute walk from Starhill).

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Mall for the rich and famous

The mall has 7 different levels, all with their own name that corresponds with a theme; Feast, Indulge, Adorn, Explore, Pamper, Relish and Muse. The Pamper floor has 93 treatment rooms, ranging from spa treatments, facial therapy, make-up, nails, reflexology, hair and wellness. If you are staying at either the luxurious JW Marriott Hotel or the Ritz-Carlton Hotel you can enter the mall directly. It is said that if celebrities stay in Kuala Lumpur; Starhill Gallery is secretly opened outside of business hours to accommodate these rich and famous.

Starhill Gallery Shopping Mall 1  

Rejuvenation of Starhill Gallery

In 2011 Starhill Gallery underwent a massive refurbishment. The mall was still opened to public during the work in progress. The redevelopment was completed in the 2nd quarter of 2011. Starhill Gallery now offers increased visibility of store fronts and an enhanced range of luxury merchandise, in particular the watch and jewelry brands.

Starhill Gallery Shopping Mall 2  

How to get to Starhill Gallery

Starhill is located at the end of the Bintang Walk (181 Jalan Bukit Bintang), in the center of Kuala Lumpur, the mall is connected to the JW Marriott hotel. Nearby popular malls are Pavilion KL (directly opposite) and Fahrenheit88 (next door neighbor). Bukit Bintang monorail station (next to Lot10) is within 5 minute walking distance.

 

Map Starhill in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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