Tuesday, February 23, 2010

BB Park,Jalan Bukit Bintang,Kuala Lumpur

BB Park is the little cut-through that links the IT heaven of Low Yat Plaza to Jalan Bukit Bintang.
Whoever called it a "park" has probably never seen a real one,unless a couple of pot-plants and taped bird-song constitute a "park".
There's concrete,more concrete,the constant whir of aircon units and a dozen or so little stalls selling cheap tourist-tat and a shop selling more upmarket tourist "arty-stuff".
But there's also a few restaurants/bars here -and a few more getting ready to open.
You can choose from:

"Outback Steakhouse",a sushi bar, "Chateau" a French Restaurant that has an interesting island bar in the middle of the walkway,the ever-popular "Bangkok Jam" offering Thai Food and beer for 35+ per jug.

Two new places have recently opened,one of which has such a badly written sign that I've no idea what it's called and next to it is "D'Spice"-a local "nostalgia" restaurant selling a mix of local cheapish dishes of Indian,Chinese or Malay origin....I can get a nan-bread at SK Corner(written about previously) for RM 2 so I don't think I'll pay RM 4 here,cheapskate that I am.

Incidentally,there are quite a few of these "nostalgia" restaurants opening up-all selling sanitized versions of old favourites in aircon-settings-a branch of"Papa Rich" on Jalan Bukit Bintang opposite BB Park and branches of "Old Town White Coffee" at Pavillion Shopping Centre and along the side of Low Yat Plaza to name but three....must be the new "in" thing.

Anyway,back to BB Park-It has promise and a good selection of restaurants and at least now there are a few places along Jalan Bukit Bintang where you can get a beer-but somehow,the place does nothing for me.....

Turn it into a Beer Garden-and now you're talking!


  1. Considering a country where a few plastic chairs constitutes a restaurant, a room with empty shelves constitutes a convenience store, a few metal sheets nailed together constitutes a car, a glas of lemonade constitutes a cocktail, and a run down hotel on a filthy beach constitutes a resort - I am pretty sure this can indeed be considered a park.

  2. oh please, I have been here three days...LOL