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Overall average rating.


This neighborhood is very safe.


There are many good restaurants.


Okay cost of living.

Remote work

This neighborhood has a good amount of places to work outside the house.

Bangsar is like the Beverly Hills of KL, a great choice for those who value suburban levels of quiet and a nice zip code. It lies about four kilometers southwest of the KL city center and was once a rubber plantation. You have everything you need in the area with two popular shopping centers Bangsar Village and Bangsar Village II. There is also the Bangsar Sports Centre where you can play tennis and plenty of restaurants at your fingertips.

Proper Cafe is a great place for breakfast or lunch with fair prices, a western menu, and solid coffee. The more popular of the two is Breakfast Thieves APW Bangsar, and even though it often has a queue outside, the food is worth it—especially the Munghal Legend baked eggs with chicken and Bonnie & Clyde rosti, a grated and fried potato pancake. 

Other great eateries include the Melbournesque Naj & Belle Bangsar, which is known for its watermelon cake. For Malaysian food, Sri Nirwana Maju Restaurant @Bangsar is very affordable and one of the best banana leaf rice places. In the heart of Bangsar Village, there is also Kayra Authentic Kerala Cuisine, an Indian restaurant run by a family from Kerala.

The two coworking spaces, Escape by Etiqa and The Ark @ 53, are both in the southeast corner of the neighborhood by the Bangsar LRT Station. Bangsar Station is only one stop away from KL Sentral, the popular business district. Otherwise, Grab, the popular Southeast Asia taxi app, is easy to use.

Nam Cheah
February 27, 2023
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Nam Cheah is a third culture millennial who spent half her life in Hong Kong and the other half in the UK.

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