Ready To Shop Till You Drop, Try Kuala Lumpur's Shopping Malls. Not For The Faint Hearted!
You can find pretty much anything shopping in Kuala Lumpur. Apart from eating, it can be considered our national past time. Here we will explore the key malls that helped put Kuala Lumpur on the map. For you hardcore, high heel stiletto shoppers (you know who you are), the phrase shop till you drop should not be taken lightly here! When or IF you're ever done with these malls, you might want to also give our shopping markets a try. You will find the things they have to offer very different.
1) Bangsar Shopping Centre - A favourite with shopping attraction with expatriates. The trendy shops, expensive restaurants and bars, designer boutiques and gourmet goodies are the main attraction in this mall. There is also the theatre and Saturday flea market.
2) Bangsar Village I & II - With Anchor Tenants like Village Grocer and MPH, Bangsar Village Shopping Centre is a great retail addition to the Bangsar neighbourhood. Almost as important, you'll always find a place to park!
3) Berjaya Times Square - With over 1000 retail outlets, Berjaya Times Square is a one stop shopping attraction in Kuala Lumpur. It is also easily accessible by monorail and is situated at the heart of the Golden Triangle.
4) Pavilion KL - Recently opened in 2007, this huge monstrosity of a mall is the latest addition to the mega malls already available in the heart of Bukit Bintang. The Pavilion offers a few more interesting brands not found elsewhere.
5) Bukit Bintang Plaza - Being one of Kuala Lumpur's oldest shopping centers, Bukit Bintang Plaza still attracts hordes of shoppers with its offerings of local and international products. Such products are comprised of clothings, fashion accessories, footwear, sports goods, electrical equipment, pharmaceutical products, computers and furniture.
6) Lot 10 Shopping Centre - This huge shopping mall with its distinctive green and blue striped facade caters to up-market shoppers. Shoppers will have no problem finding their favorite branded designer items. Isetan is the anchor tenant.
7) Mid Valley Megamall & The Gardens Mid Valley - One of Kuala Lumpur's most popular shopping destinations. It is always abuzz with activities. With the recently added Gardens, Mid Valley is now a class of its own.
8) Starhill Plaza/Starhill Gallery - Starhill Plaza is a posh and stylish building with marble flooring and guided banisters. It has seven floors of exclusive retail outlets and a vast number of expensive dining outlets.
9) Sungei Wang Plaza - Attached with the adjacent Bukit Bintang Plaza, Sungei Wang Plaza is a major attraction for all shoppers in the city. This popular shopping attraction houses many retail outlets offering an incredible assortment of goods catering for all tastes and budgets.
10) Low Yat Plaza - A stylish and well integrated shopping mall, Low Yat Plaza joins the cream of favorite retail and entertainment establishments in the heart of Bukit Bintang offering a spectrum of fashion, food and family recreation as well as thematic concepts. The conceptual themes encompasses BB Chinatown and Computer City which offers the last in computer paraphernalia.
11) BB Park - Alongside Low Yat Plaza is the reintroduction of BB Park which brings to life the wonderful yester-years and fond memories. BB Park features an outdoor beer garden, pizzeria, a food village, a tantalizing menu of local and international cuisines, local handicraft stalls and a potpourri of cultural performances nightly!
12) Avenue K - As if Suria KLCC is not more than a complete one-stop shopping destination, lets throw in Avenue K just to be sure. Located directly opposite Suria KLCC, this luxurious new retail complex provides a unique shopping experience, numerous restaurants and cafes catering to every taste.
13) Suria KLCC - Nestled between the Petronas Twin Towers, you'll find something for everyone at Suria KLCC. Upmarket fashion, accessories, gifts and souvenirs, a cinema complex, countless F&B outlets, electronics and much much more. It is definitely of the major attractions in Kuala Lumpur.
14) The Alamanda Shopping Centre - The shopping centre itself isn't very big, but almost all the lots are occupied by a variety of businesses ranging from children's wear to camera and electronics stores. Alamanda's primary anchor tenants are Carrefour and Parkson.
15) The Mall - Located opposite the Putra World Trade Centre, this is one of the oldest shopping centres in town and has undergone several renovations. It is still a popular shopping destination with families.
16) The Weld - Although being an old shopping attraction, the Weld has gone through a facelift. You can observe shows demonstrating various cuisine, modern fashion and crafts from all over Malaysia.
17) Alpha Angle - It was the first shopping complex in Wangsa Maju and still stands today. It still caters to the folks in the nearby neighbourhood.
18) Ampang Point Shopping Centre - Ampang Point is a stylish shopping centre. Its anchor tenant is the exclusive Royel Department Store where fashionable shoppers can find all their needs.
19) Cheras Leisure Mall - Located near Phoenix Plaza, it is a one-stop shopping facility that offers you endless bargains from IT components, stationery, jewelery, home furnishing, haberdashery, restaurants to music and video shops.
20) Globe Silk Store - Located along Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Globe Silk Store offer affordable shopping for those on a budget. Popular shops are adults apparel, children's clothes, textiles and furnishing.
21) Kamdar - Also located along Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Kamdar offer affordable shopping for those on a budget. Popular shops are adults apparel, children's clothes, textiles and furnishing.
22) Kota Raya Shopping Complex - It is located in the vicinity of Petaling Street. It offers a wide range of apparel, shoes, handbags and textiles at bargain prices.
23) Pearl Point Shopping Mall - It offers an assortment of goods, from clothing items to household goods in its various departments.
24) Sogo Shopping Centre - Located opposite Pertama Complex, this 8-storey Japanese chain caters to the Japanese market in Kuala Lumpur. Its periodic sales offer genuine value for money.
25) Mines Shopping Fair - Situated by the Mines Waterfront and Palace of The Golden Horses, this unique mall offers its visitors boat rides within the mall and out to the Mines Waterfront Lake. A variety of shopping outlets can be found here.
26) Ampang Park Shopping Complex - Ampang Park is not only Malaysia's first mall but is occupied by small privately owned shops. Shops you could not find anywhere else in Kuala Lumpur.
27) KL Plaza - Situated between Lot 10 and Starhill Plaza, KL Plaza is a good place to shop for exclusive goods like traveling bags, watches, designer shoes and jewelery. Tower Records the huge music retail outlet located here is a treasure trove of audio-visual items for music buffs.
28) Imbi Plaza - Located beside Sungei Wang Plaza along Jalan Imbi, this is the place for those who are interested in computer hardware and software. Take your time to check out the latest computer products at the numerous shops here.
29) AmpWalk - Located in Jalan Ampang, AmpWalk houses a variety of art galleries, beauty spas, hair salons and banks.
30) Great Eastern Mall - Quality in its mix of tenants, this spacious mall in Kuala Lumpur is perfect for relaxing and of course shopping.
31) Hartamas Shopping Centre - Located in the quiet residential of Hartamas, this shopping complex is small yet sufficient to cater for the needs of its neighbourhood. It's also a very interesting place to go relax away from home.
32)Maju Junction Mall - Located at the corner of Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Maju Junction has an incredible selection of international and local fashion brands, furnishings, electronics, food and much much more.
33) Pertama Complex - Built in the 1970s, a very different layout greets you in this shopping centre. It still remains the place to head to for cheap leather products, jeans, mobile phones, DVDs and much more.
34) Phoenix Plaza - A one-stop shopping facility offering you endless bargains from IT components, stationery, jewelery, home furnishing, haberdashery, restaurants to music and video shops.
35) S&M Plaza - Located along Tun H.S. Lee Road at its intersection with Cheng Lock Road is one of the latest additions to the Chinatown scene. It houses many little shops offering a variety of goods from the tiniest of hair ornaments to clothing, shoes and handbags
36) Yow Chuan Plaza - Situated across the road from Ampang Park Shopping Complex, a covered pedestrian bridge links these two complexes for the convenience of shoppers. This is also a good place for antique and souvenir collectors.
37) 1 Shamelin Shopping Mall - To be completed March 2009.