Kuala Lumpur’s latest hotspot has something for everyone.
Whether you’re in the industry or not, you definitely know that when it comes to property, it is all about location, location and location. So when the opportunity came about for UOA Holdings Berhad to acquire a rundown part of the town, located on the south of affluent and renowned Bangsar, it was only genius to capitalise on the latter’s fame and rename the location to Bangsar South.
Formerly known as Kampung Kerinchi (there still an LRT station bearing the name as testament), Bangsar South is currently an integrated development built up by various developers. Surrounded by notable landmarks such as the Mid Valley Megamall, TM Tower, Angkasapuri and University of Malaya, the project encompasses modern office towers, mid- to high-end condominiums as well as a wide range of retail and commercial spaces.
Now a gleaming ecosystem of skyscrapers and other high-rises, Bangsar South is barely recognisable to its past façade, mainly owing it to UOA for carrying out upgrading and landscaping works in order to refurbish the area, including widening the main access roads and constructing new pedestrian walkways.
Situated at the entrance of the Federal Highway, Bangsar South boasts easy access and exit, with the route to Mon’t Kiara and Sri Hartamas just few minutes down the road while downtown Kuala Lumpur is only 10 minutes away via the Federal Highway or Jalan Bangsar. There are also two LRT stations in the vicinity for public transportation users.
Here’s a quick guide we’ve put together to help you the next time you visit the little metropolitan of Bangsar South.
Where to SHOP
Centred in Bangsar South between Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya and Bangsar, KL Gateway Mall is a shopping destination designed to offer an attractive shopping atmosphere and experience for the shoppers. Directly connected to the Universiti LRT station via a pedestrian bridge, KL Gateway Mall hosts a plethora of gastronomic cuisine, fashion stores and children’s educare centre. Additionally, its iconic central piazza is a perfect venue for outdoor events and activities, setting it to become an excellent meeting point for all.
Taking advantage of the spaciousness of the new shopping complex, various brands have customised their store to be bigger while others have chosen it to be the venue of their events. For example, Times Bookstore has introduced various spaces dedicated to children and adults while Stylo and Mercedes-Benz teamed for their annual Fashion Week right here in the mall.
Where to EAT
A respite within the concrete jungle of Bangsar South, Botanica + Co is a place you can approach at any time, to wind down or to catch up. Inspired by the botanics, the café artfully captures the feeling of dining outdoor amidst lush greenery inside the restaurant as patrons feast amidst two stately Ficus trees and a greenhouse-themed interior.
As a produce-driven establishment, the chefs of the eco-conscious eatery pay special attention to importing quality ingredients and also in sourcing for the best and freshest local produce every day. This essentially makes Botanica + Co the perfect hangout location for unpretentious hearty food, great drinks and warm conversations for every spirit and occasion.
Where to STAY
A hotel residences with inspiring art and innovative tech throughout, Capri by Fraser is perfect whether for business, holiday or both as the amenities, living areas and casual atmosphere make a refreshing change from ordinary hotels. Designed around a 24/7 lifestyle, the new age hotel gives guests the freedom of staying their way. This includes nutritional meals packed to-go, a gym that never closes and e-Concierge.
Where to LIVE
Built for hip and technologically-inclined buyers, Novum units come with an application for homeowners to pay bills, maintenance fees as well as book the facilities in the building. Apart from all the usual amenities of an upmarket condominium and the connectivity that comes with the area, the three-block residence goes beyond by having a Chef’s Kitchen connected to a banquet room, which allows residents to entertain family and friends without dirtying their own unit. Each block comes with its own Sky Garden – truly embracing a peaceful city living.