Bukat Bintang is a popular walkway and another must see in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia and also is commonly known as the Bintang Walk and Starhill that leads to different shopping malls. It is also known as Arab Street to the locals. Every day thousands of tourists and local people go across the walkway to surrounding shopping malls and areas.
History of KLCC – Bukit Bintang Walkway:
The Bukit Bintang is a popular walkway in Kuala Lumpur and is known in different names like Starhill or Bintang Walk and Arab Street. The walkway is basically a bridge for the pedestrians used to reach the surrounding shopping malls and areas connected with the bridge such as Kuala Lumpur City Center (KLCC), Kuala Lumpur Convention Center and other adjacent establishments.
The tunnel is also connected to the Suria KLCC centre which is a luxurious shopping center in the city. Founded in 2012, the walkway was sponsored by PETRONAS, the national oil company of Malaysia for the convenient movement of the city people and tourists. The construction cost took about 100 million Malaysian Ringgit. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razzak inaugurated the bridge.
The Bukit Bintang has several exit and entry points with the bridges and mostly the escalators are used to ride on the bridge although staircase is also available. The entrance and exits are located at different busy areas for the convenience of the commoners and travelers on the location.
The bridge is also linked with the Kuala Lumpur City Center Light Rapid Transport (LRT) Station and Raja Chulan monorail station. The Bukit Bintang is a convenient walkway for all classes and age of people as it is safe and comfortable to reach KLCC (the heart of the Kuala Lumpur) easily. The place is also a tourist spot for the foreigners. The bridge is completely air conditioned.
Width of the walkway is five meter. Passersby need to spend about 15 minutes to walk across the bridge to reach KLCC and the adjacent rail stations and a few minutes to reach the famous landmarks of Kuala Lumpur like PETRONAS Twin Towers and KLCC Park. The view of Kuala Lumpur city is also marvelous from the bridge.
Travel Guide information of KLCC – Bukit Bintang Walkway:
The walkway is located in a triangle in Kuala Lumpur. A part of the bridge is on the Bukit Bintang road and the other parts are on Sultan Ismail Road. Some other roads like Bulan Road, Alor Road, Walter Grenier Road etc. are connected with the bridge. You can reach the bride easily from anywhere of the Kuala Lumpur city using bus, rail or cars.
Some Tips when you visit on KLCC – Bukit Bintang Walkway:
Elevators and staircases are available at the bridge. Street eateries are good places to spend some time and eating foods and snacks. Attend the street concerts for a better enjoyment. Furniture lined on the streets is cheaper and durable. So possible get some.
Culture & Customs of KLCC – Bukit Bintang Walkway:
Being surrounded by commercial areas, the nightlife of the walkway and the bridge is highly praise worthy. Restaurants and furniture is available on both side of the street. Many notable events like New Year Countdown, concerts, parties and other celebrations are held here. Organizing annual fashion events has turned into a common culture of the walkway.