In celebration of the highly-anticipated and recently-released Barbie movie, it’s time to embrace the inner pink-loving fashionista in you and explore the Barbiecore trend! While the ultimate Barbie experience includes a staycation at the Grand Hyatt’s Barbie-themed rooms, there’s more to spark your inner Barbie in Kuala Lumpur and Penang.
These two parts of Malaysia are home to many pink-inspired locations that will transport you into a whimsical world of vibrant hues and playful aesthetics. Ready to immerse yourself in a dreamy atmosphere as we explore some of the top pink-infused places across Kuala Lumpur and Penang? Let’s dive right in.
1. Inside Scoop, Kuala Lumpur & Penang
For the sweet-tooth Barbie
Inspired by one of this year’s most anticipated movies, Barbie, Inside Scoop has taken a vibrant makeover at three branches, transforming them into the pinkest paradises ever! The branches in Setapak, Sunway Pyramid, and Queensbay Mall now radiate with whimsical charm and Barbie-inspired aesthetics; each outlet boasts a dreamy ambience that will transport you into a pink wonderland.
Be sure to check out their Barbie Pink Dream High Tea Set that comes with three mini cakes and two drinks, their special Barbie Ice Cream Cake, or the one-of-a-kind flavour Pink Picnic ice cream! Tag a friend who would go here with you and embrace the Barbiecore trend in the sweetest way possible!
Address: Sunway Pyramid: LG1.33C, Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway, 46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor | Setapak: The Palette Hab Komersial, Jalan Langkawi, Danau Kota, 53100 Kuala Lumpur | Queensbay Mall: GF-136/137/138, Queensbay Mall, Persiaran Bayan Indah, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang
Contact: Sunway Pyramid: +603 5613 4735 | Setapak: +603 4131 8735 | Queensbay Mall: +604 637 4735
2. COCOdry, Kuala Lumpur
For the hairdo Barbie
Get ready to unleash the fashionista within at COCOdry, as the famed hair salon introduces sensational Barbie-inspired hairstyles! Jumping on the (pink) bandwagon, they have added three exclusive looks to their hair menu for July. Whether you’re craving a style switch-up or want to rock a Barbie-inspired hairdo before catching the movie, COCOdry’s Platinum Park outlet is the place to be!
Don’t miss out on this limited-time Barbiecore experience, and head to COCOdry for a fabulous hair transformation that’ll leave you looking as stunning as Barbie!
Address: Unit G-01 Unit, 1.1, Platinum Park, Kuala Lumpur, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6011 5580 3398
3. EL&N London, Kuala Lumpur
For the Instagram Barbie
Step into the enchanting world of EL&N London, where a fantasy-like experience awaits you at their very-first outlet in Malaysia and Asia. From the colourful triangles suspended overhead the al fresco dining area to the explosion of neon strip lighting and pink floral clusters lining mauve walls, the cafe replicates the iconic London experience.
Self-proclaimed as the “most Instagrammable cafe in the world”, it lives up to the title with its IG-friendly backdrops adorned with signature cherry blossom blooms that feel very Barbiecore. Indulge in their delectable menu, featuring the creamy Smashed Avocado, savoury Eggs Benedict, and heavenly Nutella French Toast, perfect for satisfying your brunch cravings.
Remember to try their special drinks, such as the dollhouse pink Red Velvet Cake Latte! Dine like Barbie and immerse yourself in the perpetual springtime effervescence that EL&N has to offer!
Address: Level 3 Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
4. The Swimming Club, Kuala Lumpur
For the sun-kissed Barbie
Transport yourself to a Malibu-like paradise in the heart of Kuala Lumpur at The Swimming Club located within The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel. Embrace the ultimate Barbie vibes as you dive into a world of pink paradise, bask in the sun, and lounge by the poolside.
The vibrant pink hues and chic decor exude an undeniably glamorous and Instagram-ready ambience, making every moment a picture-perfect memory. Indulge in the Barbiecore experience at this stylish swimming pool oasis, where fun and relaxation intertwine, and capture those unforgettable moments in true Barbie style.
Address: The Kuala Lumpur Journal, 30 Jalan Beremi, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact: +603 2110 2211
5. Lax. Retreat, Kuala Lumpur
For the self-care Barbie
Pamper yourself with proper spa setting at Lax. Retreat, nestled in the serene surroundings of Ampang, fit all Barbie lovers. This self-care sanctuary has relaxation and rejuvenation written all over, and is enveloped by tranquil pink accents.
As you escape the city’s hustle and bustle, indulge in a range of luxurious treatments, including manicures, pedicures, massages, and facials, all designed to make you feel like a true Barbie. And while you’re here, why not rock some Barbie-inspired nails to complete the experience?
Address: 2-17, The Linc KL, 360 Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6017 347 7623
6. Opera Cafe & Lounge, Kuala Lumpur
For the elegant Barbie
Step into a shimmering wonderland of Opera Cafe & Lounge, a sleek and stylish eatery in Starhill that’s pretty in pink, gorgeous in gold, and lovely in neon lights. Embracing the Barbiecore trend to the fullest, this Instagrammable cafe offers a symphony of sights, scents, and sensations.
Feast your senses on various teatime temptations and dazzling desserts that ignite the imagination. Don’t miss out on their giant Rose Lychee Macaron infused with raspberry, rose, and lychee cream notes. There’s also the Rose Bubble – a potent potion of lemon and lime juice adorned with mixed berries puree, rose syrup, and pomegranate juice, garnished with scented and flavoured smoke bubbles.
Indulge in a Barbie-inspired culinary symphony at Opera Cafe & Lounge and immerse yourself in the luxurious ambience of this dreamy pink paradise!
Address: G29(A) & G(B), Ground Floor, Starhill Gallery, 181, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6011 1129 9772, +603 9772 2222
7. Peaches and Cream, Kuala Lumpur
For the European Barbie
Embark on an enchanting journey at Peaches and Cream, a new Pan-European brasserie located at Ampang Ampwalk, where rich white peach pink hues create a Barbiecore ambience reminiscent of classic European eateries with a modern twist.
As spring arrives, the connection between European cuisine and the changing seasons comes alive in their menus and seasonal specials, offering a unique dining experience in KL. Indulge in a delightful array of European flavours that showcase the vibrant colours and evolving tastes of spring, summer, autumn, and winter.
Address: Lot L1.08 & L1.09, First Floor, The Grange @ Ampwalk, 218 Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 4815 9408
8. Beso Rosado, Penang
For the chic Barbie
Are you a chic Barbie ready to rock the town? Check out Beso Rosado in George Town, where a celebration of the feminine mystique awaits. This is not your average Penang foodie venture––as you enter, the punk-styled graffiti over gilt mirrors and glitzy chandeliers set the tone for a sensual and dramatically different experience.
With its muted pink walls, deep magenta quilted bar, and vibrant pink and blood-red neons, this space is perfect for the goddess in you. Indulge in the fantastic cocktails and incredible cuisine while Chef Jack Yeap and his team take centre stage, showcasing their culinary prowess on the large cooking hob and grill.
Beso Rosado is not just about the pink decor; it’s a place to embrace your chic Barbie side and savour an exceptional dining experience in a stylish pink paradise.
Address: 86 Lebuh Bishop, George Town, 10200 George Town, Penang
Contact: +604 263 6868