Shopping is the new big thing in Kuala Lumpur. In just few years, numerous malls and fancy departmental stores have sprouted all over city, feeding the voracious appetites of local and foreign shoppers. By the looks of it, good old KL is all set to become a top shopping hub in the region. So, what are the hot spots shopaholics should head for? Below is the list 10 major shopping malls in Kuala Lumpur that you must visit!
1) Suria KLCC
Suria KLCC is definitely one of the most popular shopping centres in the country as it is housed within the Petronas Twin Tower. Here in Suria KLCC, it is the right place to get your stock of Jimmy Choo, Anya Hindmarch, Karen Millen, Salvatore Ferrangamo, Mulberry, TOD’s, Vilebrequin, Versace, Cartier and more. Its six levels of outlets offer just about everything from top quality apparel to souvenirs, electronic and household items, accessories and books. This is also one of the best spot in town to indulge in a feast of local and international cuisines. When you are done with your shopping, spare some time to visit the PETROSAINS and Petronas Art galleries, or get a bird’s eye view of the city from the Sky Bridge connecting the Petronas Twin Towers. A visit to KLCC Aquria is also a great idea.
2) Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
A favourite of fashionistas, Pavilion KL is a paradise offering nothing less than the best on the fashion plate. With over 450 shops spread over seven retail levels, you can expect to spend hours browsing and buying at outlets boasting Versace, Chopard, Hermes, YSL, Cerruti 1881, Bally, Bulgari, Michael Kors and Prada, just to name a few. The mall is also well known for its exclusive fine dining experiences as well as comfy cafes at the Connexion. Tired out by all that shopping? The a lift up to the Seventh Heaven, an exclusive beauty and spa centre dedicated to pampering ladies alone.
3) Starhill Gallery
Starhill Gallery is for shoppers who are more concerned about an item than its price tag. Indulgence is the keyword here, for this ultra-exclusive gallery boasts only the creme de la creme of the designer world. High fashion labels some only available here, making Starhill Gallery a centre patronised by an elite clientele with the capacity to splurge. Its retail levels are characteristically named Feast, Indulge, Adorn, Explore, Pamper, relish and Muse, to create luxurious experiences for its patrons. Expect brands like Audemars Piguet, Chopard, Richard Mille, Louis Vuitton, Armand Nicolet, Bottega Veneta, Chaumet, Boucheron and others along the same vein. The Gallery is also the Global Fine Watch Retail Centre featuring the single largest concentration of the world’s leading names in horology.
4) Sungei Wang Plaza
A few minutes walk from Pavilion KL and Starhill Gallery, is a shopping centre that has won the “Best Shopping Complex” awards several times. Chock full of independent stores selling a jumble of merchandise, Sungei Wang is a haven for bargain hunters on a modest budget. Not only will the affordable price tags lure you into every second store, the unexpected goods some of them will have you walking in simply to curb curiosity. Colourful and full of busting activities all year through, this mall is a hit with both locals and foreign visitors. Apparels, accessories, eectronic items, food, groceries and unusual items – Sungei Wang has all kinds of everything.
5) Low Yat PLaza
Behind Sungei Wang is a place where any Tech enthusiast favourite hang out place. Low Yat Plaza is famous for everything and anything of the technology nature, this place is a must-visit for anyone with a passion for gadgets, gizmos and all else related. Given the quantity and variety of digital and electronic goods available, it comes as no surprise that the Low Yat Plaza won the ‘Malaysia’s Largest IT Lifestyle Mall” award in 2009.
6) Mid Valley Megamall
As the name suggest, Mid Valley Megamall is easily the busiest shopping centre in the city, and also one of the ost popular. No matter the day or time, this is one place that is always jumping with colour and excitment. Come festive seasons, this excitement simply explodes. Its trademark festive decor and string of activities make sure that there is no gap in the flow of shoppers to this mall. On the retail front, it offers a rich spread of items from various-tiered designer items to street fashions, fine and fancy jewellery, digital goods and much much more. Mid Valley Megamall is certainly one of the best places to experience Malaysia-styled shopping.