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Here’s Why Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur is One of the World's Coolest Neighbourhoods

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Updated: 6 November 2017
Lonely Planet has listed Damansara Heights as one of the world’s coolest neighbourhoods. Located in Kuala Lumpur, Damansara Heights is a trendy place to explore the capital’s vibrant community and lifestyle. Here are the reasons why you should check out Damansara Heights.

Eateries to fill your tummy

Plaza Batai and Plaza Damansara offer various restaurants and cafes where foodies can try the diverse delicacies. The plazas are also ideal for hanging out with friends and family. Savour the North Indian cuisine, order the mouthwatering briyani (it’s a must) at Flour. Enjoy the ‘farm-to-table’, natural produce cooked in modern perfection at Sitka. Experience eating yakitori (skewered meat, vegetables, and seafood) together with whiskey at Torri. Munch on homemade breads with coffee at café/bakery Huckleberry Food & Fare and Yellow Brick Road.

Pancake . . . #vsco #cakes

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Flour: 71, Jalan Medan Setia 1, Plaza Damansara, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +60 12-960 0053

Sitka: 8-5, Jalan Batai, Plaza Batai, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +60 3-2011 1117

Torri: 8, Jalan Batai, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +60 3-2011 3798

Huckleberry Food & Fare: 2G & 4G, Plaza, Jalan Medan Setia 2, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Damansara Heights, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +60 3-2098 7933

Yellow Brick Road: 7, Jalan Batai, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +60 3-2856 0903

Unusual grocery shopping

Ben’s Independent Grocer is a one-stop shopping for your daily groceries. There are different theme sections displayed such as Barn Butchery, Bay Seafood, B. Organic and others. Take part in culinary lessons, live demonstrations and fun activities whenever you happen to pass by. Have a cup of afternoon tea at their café after your grocery shopping before heading back home.

Ben’s Independent Grocer: Lot 6 Jalan Batai, Bukit Damansara, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +60 3-2093 7358

Great night out for drinks

Catch up with your friends over drinks at the trendiest cocktail bars and pubs in Damansara Heights. We recommend trying the specialty cocktails and dynamic ambience at Jack Rose, JungleBird or Skullduggery. The bartenders will suggest cocktails with a kick or subtle comfort based on your preference. Enjoy draft beers at Sid’s Pub and The Sticky Wicket, Cricketer Pub after long days of exploring the neighbourhood.

Jack Rose: Wisma E&C, B1, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +60 12-689 0020

JungleBird: 15, Plaza Damansara, Jalan Medan Setia 1, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +60 3-2011 7715

Skullduggery: 2M Plaza Damansara, Jalan Medan Setia 2, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +60 10-960 0498

Sid’s Pub: Plaza Damansara, 10, Jalan Medan Setia 2, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +60 3-2094 7437

The Sticky Wicket, Cricketer Pub: 34, Plaza Damansara,, Jalan Medan Setia 2, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +60 3-2011 5378

Exercise your body and mind

Challenge yourself in doing daily workouts at the fitness centres that provide maintained facilities and upbeat training sessions. Have your workouts at F45 Training, Firestation Fit or Bodyworks Fitness & Dance Studio; each offers challenging training sessions such as cardio and cycling workouts.

Slaying the RIDE at Triple Shot! @b3nsim @firestation.my

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F45 Training: Level 1, Block B, 45 Jalan Medan Setia 1, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Firestation Fit: 8, Jalan Batai, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Bodyworks Fitness & Dance Studio: 16 – 3, Plaza Damansara, 36 MEDAN SETIA 2, Bukit Damansara, 40150 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +60 3-2011 3549

Shop till you drop at lifestyle store

Discover home décor, lifestyle, fashion and food designed by local and international artisans at Merchant & Sisters. It is a combination of retail, café, tattoo parlour and barber. Browse through the intriguing items and then enjoy tea & cakes at the café or have a chat with the friendly locals. Drop by at the Prinz Classic Barber if you’re interested in a haircut. Ask the local tattooists for recommendations on having a memorable tattoo at The Tattoo Parlour.

C E R E A L ▪️Nice coffee table, don't you agree?

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Merchant & Sisters: 8A, Jalan Batai, Bukit Damansara, 50590 Damansara Heights, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 60 3-2011 4774

Listening to live music

Catch live music acts showcasing their distinctive music. Enjoy the live music performances by local and international artists. Listen to contemporary mainstream and jazz music at Mezze Bar & Bistro every Friday and Saturday night. For folk and indie rock music, chill out at Gaslight Café & Music, served with comfort drinks. There are also poetry readings organized by local writers and poets.

P Ramlee and Saloma tribute session! Good vibes, good music and good company ❤

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Mezze Bar & Bistro: 132, Jalan Kasah, Medan Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +60 3-2095 0122

Gaslight Café & Music: 15, Plaza Damansara, Jalan Medan Setia 1, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +60 3-2011 4047

Great co-working space to mingle at

Common Ground is one of the established co-working spaces that provide support for the business community along with facilities and lifestyle activities. Not only it is a space for you to work at, it also invites you to take part in daily events frequently held at the venue. Exercise your mind through yoga; listen to interesting talks given by industry professionals; build your creativity at arts-and-crafts sessions taught by local artisans; watch current and classic films in the evenings. There are plenty of activities to take part in and meeting new people to have conversations with.

Common Ground: Penthouse, 16-1, Level 16 Wisma UOA Damansara II No 6,, Changkat Semantan, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +60 3-2011 9888

Pretty neat place to have a talk. I believe I will be back here again at @commonground.work .❤️

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