There are so many places to get your retail fix in Malaysia’s capital that the choice can be overbearing. But depending on what kind of goods you’re looking for, it can be slightly easier to narrow down your option when choosing your shopping mall destination!
Connected directly to the five-star JW Marriott, Starhill Gallery is a high-end shopping mall with seven floors of luxury retail experience. The Feast and Relish floors feature a myriad of fine-dining options, while the Indulge and Adorn floors showcase a variety of designer labels with the former focusing more on fashion labels.
Located at the base of the 88-storey, steel-clad Petronas Twin Towers (which rise to 451.9m), the crescent-shaped Suria KLCC is more than just a shopping and dining venture. Opened in 1999, the retail and entertainment complex on the junction of Jalan Ampang and Jalan P. Ramlee houses a plethora of interesting attractions.
Low Yat Plaza
Low Yat Plaza – commonly referred to as LYP or Low Yat – is a well established commercial shopping centre in Kuala Lumpur’s busy city centre. Specializing in electronics and IT products. Ranking high as one of the city’s best known spots for gadgets and gizmos, the 12-storey mall is divided into a series of inter-connected stores surrounding a main concourse.
Berjaya Times Square
Comprising 10 floors and more than 700 retail outlets, Berjaya Times Square is a one-stop leisure destination for all ages. Linked to a five-star hotel of the same brand name, it also comes with several food courts, an indoor theme park with an IMAX theatre, a cinema, a spa centre, a games arcade, a karaoke lounge, a supermarket, a post office, a bank, an IT mall and hundreds of retail outlets offering everything from food to fashion.
Sungei Wang Plaza
Sungei Wang Plaza has been around for more than two decades and is one of the oldest institutions in the Bukit Bintang area. Still attracting throngs of visitors even after all these years and despite being surrounded with more glamorous competition, Sungei Wang Plaza houses more than 500 retail outlets selling everything from food to clothes, with the topmost floor dedicated to fashion for youth from a variety of home-grown labels.
Located at the centre of the uber trendy Bukit Bintang district, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur is a sprawling 1.37 million square feet complex comprised of three major components – a retail mall, an office block and two residential towers. Occupying prime real estate along Jalan Bukit Bintang, the mall was opened in 2007 and is noteworthy as the city centre’s trendiest and most popular shopping development.
Located away from the city centre, but still within the Kuala Lumpur limits, is the expansive 1 Utama shopping mall (fondly known as 1U to locals). Housing over 650 stores along with a smorgasbord of eateries and entertainment outlets, 1U spans over five million square feet and is located in Bandar Utama, a small suburb just off the Lebuhraya Damansara-Puchong.