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The Transformation Of Bangsar South

Bangsar South is a project in Kuala Lumpur, south of the integrated development in the Pantai area — Pantai Hill Park, Kampung Pantai, and Kampung Pantai Dalam. It was made with the intention of reinventing the area called Bangsar.

Bangsar South was not always the urban metropolis that it is today; it has developed after years of hard work and the undying drive for progress. Today Bangsar South is considered synonymous with luxury.

In this article, we will take a look at how this district in Bangsar transformed itself from what it was in 2000, to what it is today.

The Beginning

The area now known as Bangsar South used to be known as Kampung Kerinchi and was simply a large rural enclave, home to several residential developments completed in the 1990s. Today this area is one of Klang Valley’s most sought-after addresses thanks to the undertaking by UOA Holdings. UOA started their work after they acquired a 60-acre (240,000 m2) piece of land there in 2005. After that, development began in full throttle in 2007 to fully upgrade the area into an exclusive commercial and residential hub. Since then Bangsar South has become an enviable and sought after piece of real estate.

The Development

Many developments have come up and helped the area thrive. Some notable ones include:

  • Nexus@Bangsar South
  • Connexion@Nexus
  • Carmella Service Suites@Nexus
  • The Village
  • The Horizon Boutique Office
  • The Vertical Office Tower
  • The Sphere Shopping Mall
  • The Park Residence

Despite these developments, the area is still filled with wide-open spaces in between buildings. There are green clumps of trees and landscaped areas, vacant land lots and broad pavements with roundabouts as well as avenues that are winding and spacious, creating a good balance between the urban and the natural.

Thanks to the developments, office blocks, towers and greenery, the value of properties here, commercial and residential, has seen much appreciation over the years. Compared to many other properties in Klang Valley, Bangsar South’s economy has remained relatively consistent.

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Amenities, Accessibility and Transport

Bangsar South is filled with amenities and facilities, including those from neighbouring areas like Petaling Jaya, Pantai and Bangsar townships. PJ is a short drive away, providing residents with even more choices for restaurants, banks, retail shops, public and private facilities and services.

Even schools like SK Bukit Pantai and SMK Seri Pantai, and Universiti Malaya are all in the vicinity of Bangsar South.

The very famous Mid-Valley City with its megamall and The Garden’s Shopping Mall, are only 3 to 4 minutes’ drive away.

And we cannot miss the myriad of restaurants within easy reach, showcasing a tempting variety of Chinese, American, Malaysian, Korean, Italian, French and Thai cuisines.

Thanks to its improved connectivity, Bangsar South is more accessible via Jalan Kerinchi that links to Jalan Pantai Baharu, the Federal Highway and Lebuhraya SPRINT and Kerinchi link; or by Jalan Pantai Permai connected to Lebuhraya Baru Pantai and Jalan Kerinchi as well.

There is also the strategically accessible LRT stations like Gateway, Universiti and Kerinchi which are within walking distance of residential buildings, not to mention a complimentary shuttle bus service that caters to visitors, dwellers and workers alike within Bangsar South’s road network. Finally, taxis and other private transport services are readily available to take you wherever you need to go.


Statistics show that Bangsar South caters to various demographics, from young working adults and families who want to stay close to their workplace, to residents who want to be away from the hustle and bustle of the main city, yet still have easy access to it.

As of the time of the writing of this article, the demographics of residents within Bangsar South are as follows.

Ethnicity Percentage
Malay 73.4%
Chinese 7.6%
Indian 10.6%
Bumiputera 1.1%
Non- Malaysians 7%

Numbers have been rounded up or down for the sake of simplicity

The Future

Bangsar South is still developing even today, with upcoming developments catering to the more affluent as prices go past RM800 per sq ft.

Statistics have shown that the area is a promising spot for real estate development and investments. With more building projects slated in the area, we are optimistic that the value of real estate in Bangsar South and the surrounding vicinity will continue to go up in the coming years. The area has a lot of untapped potential, and we have only scratched the surface.

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