Kuala Lumpur Shopping
A shopper's paradise, Kuala Lumpur offers a wide range of products and gadgets for discerning tastes.
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Kuala Lumpur is a city where all your shopping wishes can come true. Whether you are looking for low end or high end goods, Kuala Lumpur is a kaleidoscope of choice for anyone who loves to shop.
Shopping could be considered Malaysia's national sport, and the retailers provide the answers to all demands. Wares from all over the world flood Malaysian marketplaces. Most shopping malls keep their doors open from 10.00am until 10.00pm, and during those hours you can shop till you drop in a welcoming air conditioned atmosphere.
Here's a run-down of the main shopping malls and centers you'll find in the Kuala Lumpur city center, also known as the Golden Triangle:
Can be found opposite of Suria KLCC at Jalan Ampang and offers a wide array of top brands and branded goods.
BB Plaza & Sungei Wang
Two malls attached to each other, catering to the low end market, but tons of fun to shop at. Features hundreds of small and tiny boutiques with lots of nick-knacks: a paradise for bargains. The heart of Jalan Bukit Bintang.
Berjaya Times Square
A huge ten-floor shopping mall. Includes an indoor theme park, theaters, convention center and hotel can be found at Jalan Imbi or at the Imbi Monorail station.
A low-end electronics mall - great deals can be found in this little electrical paradise. Located just behind Sungei Wang at Jalan Imbi.
Located in China Town, this low-end mall is absolute worth a visit - many little shops offer a variety of goods nowhere else to be found in the city.
One of the older malls in KL. This mall received a large facelift in 2009, giving it its own atmosphere, and making it a trendsetter and a great shopping arena. Located at Bukit Bintang Monorail station, opposite BB Plaza.
Not a very large mall, but a nice place to visit if your hotel is in this part of the city. Located next to The Legends Hotel at Jalan Putra.
Pavilion Shopping Complex
Offers a wide variety of luxury goods - even some high end car dealers have their premises here – and an immense array of food and dining options. Ample evening entertainment can be found here. Located at Jalan Bukit Bintang
Not a mall but a street with a canopy, found in the center of China Town. Full of vendors, often offering counterfeited goods, but great bargains to be found in this bustling little sphere. Just be careful.
Plaza Low Yat
6 floors of cameras, telephones, PC’s and laptops. If you can’t find it here, you will not be able to find it anywhere. Low Yat is Malaysia’s largest IT and lifestyle Mall, located next to BB Plaza and Sungei Wang.
More catered towards the lower end of the market, this area is very popular with the Malay and Indian community. Great bargains and lots of local goods, especially fabrics, can be found around Sogo, located at Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman.
Star Hill Gallery
To be found opposite of Pavilion Shopping Complex at Jalan Bukit Bintang, probably the most exclusive shopping mall in the whole of Malaysia, an absolute must visit location. Fine dining with live jazz background music playing every evening of the week. Don’t forget to visit the 50.000 sq feet spa area on the fifth floor. The top floor offers a small exhibition of local artists.
There are more malls to be found in The Golden Triangle which are all an experience by themselves, meandering around to discover new shop locations is a pleasure in itself.
Just outside the city center you will find more gigantic shopping complexes.
Mid Valley Mega Mall with The Gardens right next to it, 1-Utama in Petaling Jaya, The Curve in Damansara, Bangsar Village and Bangsar Shopping Center, Sunway Pyramid and IOI Mall in Sunbang Jaya to list a few.