Bangsar, an affluent township on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, is one of the most sought-after addresses in the Klang Valley.
The suburb used to be a rubber plantation but rapidly transformed into a residential area near the end of the second millennium. Today, it’s one of the places in the Klang Valley where the most expensive houses are sold.
In this article, we look into what’s it like living in Bangsar, a hotspot for business and leisure.
Living in Bangsar
With a prime location wedged between Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya, Bangsar is a suburb which enjoys excellent connectivity to locations throughout the Klang Valley.
Residents of this affluent township benefit from easy accessibility to major highways. For example, to the north and west of Bangsar lies the E23 Sprint Expressway, providing residents convenient access to popular suburbs in Desa Sri Hartamas.
And to the south and east of Bangsar is Jalan Syed Putra, part of the Federal Highway. Residents can use it to travel to various locations such as Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Bandar Sunway and Shah Alam.
Moreover, Bangsar residents have access to well-connected public transport networks. The Bangsar LRT station has a taxi terminal conveniently located on the ground floor, along with a bus terminal, with connections throughout the Klang Valley.
The nearby Mid Valley Megamall also provides a free shuttle bus to the mall from Bangsar LRT station.
2. Shopping & Entertainment
The streets of Bangsar, such as Jalan Telawi and Jalan Kemuja, are a magnet for locals and tourists alike. In Jalan Telawi, visitors can find the Bangsar Village Mall and a diverse mix of restaurants, bars, and cafes.
There is also the Lucky Garden in Bangsar, home to a night and morning market, local kopitiams, a Chinese medicine hall and a wide selection of food stalls selling local food at affordable prices.
Moreover, Bangsar has multiple shopping centres, including Bangsar Village I & II, Bangsar Shopping Centre, KL Eco Mall, Gardens, and Mid Valley.
3. Family-Friendly Amenities
Bangsar residents benefit from excellent connectivity to local hospitals, such as Pantai Hospital, University of Malaya Medical Centre and Hospital Kuala Lumpur.
There are also multiple private clinics, dentists, and aestheticians located throughout the neighbourhood.
Moreover, parents can send their children to the kindergartens in the neighbourhood and will only have to travel to the next township for higher education options.
Bangsar also has a few walking routes and urban parks for those who want to relax. For example, Kebun Bangsar is an urban farm open to the public, home to cows, ducks, peacocks and more.
4. Places of Worship
While Bangsar is known for its vibrant nightlife, it is home to many places of worship as well. One example is the Saidina Abu Bakar As Siddiq Mosque, popular among the local Muslim community in Bangsar.
Hindu residents in Bangsar can visit the Arulmigu Sri Ramalinga Eeswarar Temple, located on the southeast side of Bangsar. There is also the Sri Kondaswamy Kovil Temple nearby.
The Thean Hou Temple presents a beautiful local temple for Buddhists, enjoying stunning views and a serene atmosphere from its position on Robson Heights, just a short drive from downtown Bangsar.
Lastly, the local Christian community can enjoy access to many churches throughout the neighbourhood. There is the Bangsar Lutheran Church, Bangsar Gospel Center, and St Peter’s Church, to name a few.
Bangsar: A Township Full of Life
Coming from its rubber plantation origins, Bangsar has evolved to be a much sought-after residential and commercial area. It continues to be popular among homebuyers in Malaysia, thanks to its ideal combination of excellent location, green surroundings and a dynamic food scene.