HOTELS.COM published top 10 the best shopping malls in Kuala Lumpur contains complexes which house big box retailers, high-street brands, indie labels, local boutiques, and some even host onsite weekly street markets. Each mall has a collection of different stores, resulting in a different atmosphere at each place, making for a pretty diverse KL shopping experience.
Shoppers will find that the most popular malls in Kuala Lumpur are kept up-to-date with the most glamorous names in the fashion industry right now, from mid-range labels like H&M, Topshop and Forever 21, to the likes of Coach, Jimmy Choo and Agent Provocateur.
Another piece of good news is that shoppers can combine shopping with great onsite attractions, like bowling, archery, laser tag, and, in the case of Berjaya Times Square, even an indoor theme park!
Located in the centre of the uber trendy Bukit Bintang district, Pavilion 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 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
The best shopping opportunity is not actually within Bangsar itself, but very near it; the Mid Valley Shopping mall is one of the largest in Southeast Asia and is arguably the Klang Valley’s most popular shopping attraction. From Bangsar, it is a mere few minutes away using a large flyover that cuts across the smaller Bangsar roads that lead to other areas.
Linked to Mid Valley Megamall via a covered pedestrian bridge and underground corridor, The Gardens Mall offers an upscale retail environment with a lengthy roster of luxury labels under its roof. Some of the brands represented at this mall include Burberry, Louis Vuitton, Versace, Hermes, Michael Kors, AX Armani Exchange, Gucci and Calvin Klein.
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.
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.
Sunway Pyramid is 1.7 million-sqft Egyptian-themed mall adjacent to Sunway Lagoon Theme Park in Bandar Sunway, Subang Jaya. A distinctive retail landmark, it is one of the largest shopping centres in the country and the only one with an indoor ice skating rink. Some of the brands represented at this mall include Coach, Ms. Selfridge, Mango and Timberland.
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.
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 many other malls, 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.
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.