Bangsar Village I & II in Kuala Lumpur
Bangsar Village offering over 110,000sqft of retail space, Bangsar Village I & II is a boutique shopping centre catering to high-income residents in the Telawi area. Opened in 2004, the complex houses over 70 specialty stores mainly made up out of international fashion labels and quirky cafés.
The twin buildings are connected via a sheltered pedestrian sky-bridge – accessible via the first floor. A family-friendly venture, this complex is a favourite haunt of the city’s young urbanites and expatriate community. Weekdays see a thin crowd, with a few mother-and-kid teams. At lunchtime, restaurants are popular but it’s the retail complex’s anchor tenant – in-house grocery store, Village Grocer – that is the main hook.
Stores stocking luxury and household items are spread across Bangsar Village’s two wings and cover just about every brand name imaginable, although the new wing houses the brunt of its fashion apparel selections. The old wing plays host to names such as Clark’s, Crocs and Rockport while trend-conscious teenagers will be glad to know that imported goods on sale are available at UK fashion superstore Peacocks, in London.
Meanwhile, in the new section of the mall, brand recognition runs rampant. Fashionistas will find Bread & Butter, Dude & the Duchess, Dorothy Perkins, Envee, Liz Clairborne, Massimo Dutti, Mori Pin, Ms. Read, Puma, Sketchers, Ted Baker, Thomas Chan, Tribeca, Vincci, Warehouse, Zara and more here. Beauty and skincare stores are also numerous – Crabtree & Evelyn, Dr. Sebagh, L’Occitane, Laura Mercier and others can be found in both wings.
Shopaholics looking for accessories to transform any outfit can stop by at Aldo, gordonMax, Habib, PassionS, thirtyfour, Thomas Sabo, Wildflower, and more; parents will be able to get toys for their kids from the corner lot the Comics Corner, Playtime Electronics and Toys “R” Us. Additionally, there are plenty of kids clothing outlets such as Bebehaus, Bluedotbaby, Pumpkin Patch and more.
Besides Asian staples such as Thai, Japanese and Chinese fare, there’s a wide array of restaurants specialising in Western cuisine at Bangsar Village. This may be one of the only malls in the greater Kuala Lumpur area without a large scale food court within its confines, but with such an extensive range of trendy eateries that have decidedly fine-dining inclinations, hungry retail enthusiasts won’t be disappointed.
Bisou Bake Shop
This cupcake emporium is one of the most popular in Kuala Lumpur and each slightly-expensive delicacy is a tasty creation that’s both pretty and artistic. With lots of white wood, dark chocolate and pink button benches, the décor complements the café’s cupcake creations swimmingly well. Besides cupcakes, the tiny bistro serves salads, soups and sandwiches.
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
- Tel: +603 2287 3535
Ben’s General Food Store
Located beside Nandos, the newly-opened Ben’s General Food Store is divided into two sections – the café is a bright and cheerful place with communal tables, a menu of sandwiches, pizzas and salads. Adjacent to the café is a food store – popular for its gourmet brands and there’s also an in-house butcher, cheese and deli division and fresh produce.
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
- Tel: +603 2284 8790
A branch of the popular Hong Kong food chain, Chatterbox serves up Cantonese-style fare that’s tasty and reasonably-priced. The cheese-baked rice (with pork or seafood) is one of its most popular dishes and for those who want to avoid rice, noodle or soup meals, there are sandwiches.
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
- Tel: +603 2287 8833
A home-grown brand that’s expanded over the years, Delicious started out as a tea room for its Ms. Read apparel boutique customers. Serving up consistently good food, it has become especially popular and now has branches all over greater Kuala Lumpur. Today, its menu encompasses an array of pastas, sandwiches, salads, local delicacies and desserts.
- Opening Hours: 11:00 01:00 weekdays; 09:00 – 01:00 weekends and public holidays
- Tel: +603 2287 1554
A melting pot of excellent superlatives, Reunion is the perfect spot for fine Chinese cuisine. The food and décor are fantastic and there’s no question as to why it’s been voted time and again the best Chinese restaurant in town by TimeOutKL magazine.
- Opening Hours: 12:00 – 15:30; 18:00 – 23:00 weekday: 10:30 – 15:30; 18:00 – 23:00 weekend
- Tel: +603 2287 3770
One of 13 outlets in Malaysia, Sakae Sushi is a Japanese brand that needs no introduction. There are almost 200 varieties of sushi and sashimi available, brought to patrons along a conveyor belt, making this place fun-filled, reasonably-priced and healthy.
- Opening Hours: 11:30 – 22:00
- Tel: +603 2287 1535
Attractions & Activities
There isn’t a cinema, bowling alley, archery range, or rock climbing outfit here – instead Bangsar Village caters to grateful parents with educational entertainment shops for the young ones at Fastrackids, Gymboree Play & Music, Kizsports and more. The brilliant FitFor2 is an especially popular choice for mothers and kids as it’s not only a fitness centre for mom and kids, but a café that caters to the picky eater.
In addition to stylish clothes stores, Bangsar Village also has two book shops – MPH on the first floor of the old wing and Borders on the second floor of the new wing. Those looking for manicures and pedicures should try the treatments at the bright and trendy Chic Nail Spa by Soong Ai Ling and the posh Boudoir by Soong Ai Ling. Owned by former model and TV host Soong Ai Ling, each outlet offers the same services but the atmosphere and ambiance at these two ventures greatly differs. What’s more, there’s a Thai Odyssey massage centre on the first floor of the new wing plus an oversized Celebrity Fitness outlet that occupies a good deal of the third floor.
Tech Info/ How to Get to Bangsar Village
Bangsar Village is located within one of greater Kuala Lumpur’s most affluent neighbourhoods; this residential suburb is also one of the city’s best nightlife hotspots and at night the area is decidedly congested. Easily accessible via the Bangsar LRT station, Rapid KL's Kelana Jaya Line has a stopover along Jalan Bangsar. Jalan Telawi – Bangsar Village I & II’s address – is a five-minute cab ride away. Alternatively, you can hop on the RapidKL bus U87 (which also goes past Mid Valley Megamall) to get to Bangsar Baru and then walk to the retail emporium.
- Address: 1 & 2 Jalan Telawi Satu, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
- Tel: +603 2282 1808