Bangsar is a popular residential and entertainment district in Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia . It lies about 10 kilometres southwest of the city centre.
Bangsar is best known for its Telawi area, a grid of streets in the heart of the suburb lined with restaurants, clubs, bars and shops.
A large pasar malam, or night market, each Sunday lends the area a colourful flavour.
Recent additions include a shopping mall called Bangsar Village and a string of new restaurants in Jalan Ara, a hillside street near the Telawi area. Off Jalan Ara is Lucky Garden, a commercial area that includes the well-known TMC supermarket. Bangsar's largest mall is Bangsar Shopping Centre, built in 1990. Bookshops in Bangsar include MPH, Times and Silverfish.
An affluent residential district, Bangsar is popular with both Malaysians and expatriates. It has a wide range of houses and apartment blocks.
Bangsar has grown rapidly in recent years. It has paid a price in terms of traffic jams and a shortage of parking but a new multi-storey car park now being built (as of early 2006) should help ease this shortage.