Bangsar and nearby Pantai suburb are next-door neighbours. While Bangsar is the more popular choice, some residences are on the outskirts in or near Pantai, where the expat-friendly and popular private hospital, Pantai Medical Centre, is located. Bangsar is an amazing neighbourhood full of both expats as well as middle and upper class locals living there.
Bangsar is a mere 10 minutes from KLCC and is situated upon a hill boasting glorious views of the skyline, should one be lucky enough to find a home with a view. Bansgar is home to the famed Bangsar Village as well as the Bangsar Shopping Centre.
Both are very popular with expats and locals alike, making shopping very easy and the availability of both local and imported goods common. Bangsar is also known for its thriving nightlife and street markets. Homes here can get pricey, but may be worth it for all the conveniences. There are also a couple choices for serviced apartments.