Shopping in Kuala Lumpur
Posted by anak wilayah on December 16, 2009
When it comes to December, Kuala Lumpur become an attraction place to go for shopping as this is the time where the Malaysia Year End Sale (M-YES) is going to be. This is a much-anticipated celebration of Shopping, Dining and Entertainment. During these M-YES celebrations period, do expect to see many tourists especially from the Middle East flocking the country looking for great bargains on variety of items.
Kuala Lumpur is truly a shopper’s paradise. Be it huge shopping malls, departmental stores, duty-free shops, hypermarkets, shopping arcades, specialty stores, handicraft centers, local markets, the city abounds in all. And undoubtedly, each place has a charm of its own. In fact, you need not have to think twice for shopping in KL since it has so many things to swank. From the past few years, scores of gigantic malls have cropped up in the metropolis that entail innumerable branded outlets and kiosks.
Here, I list down the 5 popular shopping complex in Kuala Lumpur. Happy shopping!
1) Suria KLCC – www.suriaklcc.com.my
Suria KLCC is one of Malaysia’s premier shopping destinations. It is strategically located at the base of the prestigious and infamous Petronas Twin Towers. With an address in Kuala Lumpur City Centre, a wide variety of tenants and many other attractions, Suria KLCC has earned a name for itself for being one of the top shopping malls in the country. Suria KLCC has 6 levels of retail outlets which are neatly spread out and organized. Each level offers a distinctive character and style making your shopping experience a little more interesting. The anchor tenants are Isetan, Parkson Grand, Tanjong Golden Village (TGV Cineplex) and Signatures Level 2 Food Court. Besides these key tenants, Suria KLCC also offers an arrays of goods and services ranging from fashion to entertainment as well as arts & culture to local and international gourmet.
2) Sungei Wang Plaza – www.sungeiwang.com
For over 20 years, Sungei Wang Plaza has offered the city’s shoppers a grand time. Before establishments like Suria KLCC and Mid Valley Megamall came along, Sungei Wang Plaza was the place for shopping. In fact, it still is the place to go for certain types of goods. It draws a large crowd throughout the week from tourists to families enjoying a day out together, to lunchtime or evening shoppers from the Golden Triangle of Kuala Lumpur. There are also entertainment centres occupying large lots. If you are looking for new mobile phones, there are numerous stalls set up mainly for this purpose. Do shop around before settling for one as you could get a good bargain if you put in the effort.
3) Lot 10 – www.lot10.com.my
Lot 10 Shopping Centre is one of the oldest shopping malls in town. It has become a landmark that every city dweller is familiar with. Its location is key to its success. The big green building sits nicely at the Sultan Ismail and Bukit Bintang crossroad. Lot 10’s location is in the centre of the hottest new shopping and entertainment district with many other shopping malls, food and beverage outlets as well as entertainment outlets surrounding it. Lot 10 is a favourite amongst the city folk as it offers a well balanced shopping and dining experience. The fact that is right smack in the middle of Bintang Walk makes it a suitable place to shop while seeing the sights. With the ultra hip Sungei Wang Plaza across the street and the big daddy of designers (Starhill Gallery) next door, Lot 10 is in the perfect position to attract tourists and up-market shoppers. Not too pricey, not too shabby.
4) Midvalley Megamall – www.midvalley.com.my
The largest shopping mall in Klang Valley. Discover a larger than life shopping experience. Stroll through 5km of shopping, leisure and dining choices. With more than 430 shops on five and a half floors. A mind-bogging selection for all. Anchors tenant are Carrefour, Jusco and Metrojaya. Mid Valley Megamall also houses Asia’s largest Cineplex and Gym. Then there is a state-of-the-art Bowling Centre and a One-Stop IT Centre. And if that’s not enough, how about filling-up your trolley in the Carrefour hypermarket or, browse to your heart’s content in the MPH mega bookstore you need to re-fuel after all that glorious shopping, there’s a whole world of culinary delights waiting for you. From chic bistros to fast-food outlets to local and international food courts, they are all here to satisfy all taste buds.
5) The Gardens – www.midvalleygardens.com.my
The Gardens is an upcoming mixed development in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is the second phase of Mid Valley City, which also houses the Mid Valley Megamall. The Gardens is a development which is planned to contain a high-end shopping centre and four towers, the first housing a 6-star hotel, the second are housing residential suites and the remaining two housing office spaces. The shopping centre was opened on September 28, 2007. High end stores are located in the Retail Gallery. Anchor tenants include Robinson and Isetan. It also features avant garde shops such as LotusArte which appeals to artlovers of exquisite taste. Exclusive fine dining are located at the Roof Garden. As of October 2007, parts of the shopping complex are still under construction. Coach and Hugo Boss are among the tenants of this upmarket mall. Other brands include Club Monaco, Miss Sixty and BCBG Maxazria. The Gardens is connected to its adjacent mall, Mid Valley Megamall via an underground passage.