Kuala Lumpur is expecting a massive tourist season this Christmas with a large number of visitors escaping the winter cold in Europe and heading to warmers climates in South East Asia. Whether you are visiting Kuala Lumpur for a stopover or an extended stay, exploring some of the amazing shopping malls in KL city must be on your list for this year’s holidays.
KL attracts a large number of honeymooners and Muslim travelers from the Middle East and Indian Sub-Continent. Shopping is definitely one of the major activities on the list as most shopping malls put massive sales on clothing and fashion items. Most Shopping Malls in KL have a presence of the best international fashion brands, novelty stores, boutiques, home decor, and haute couture stores.
SOME OF THE BEST SHOPPING MALLS IN BUKIT BINTANG
Bukit Bintang is the tourist capital of Kuala Lumpur with a belt of trendy and popular shopping Malls. Pavilion Mall stands out as one of the most popular Malls with over 700 specialty stores, restaurants, and a number of tourist essential services.
1. Pavilion Mall Kuala Lumpur
The Pavilion Mall is easily accessible from Bukit Bintang LRT. The Mall is located at a distance of 100 m from the LRT. If you are driving, Chulan Entrance takes you to a massive underground car park. Paid parking kiosks are located near the entrance to the mall. Make sure to remember your parking zone before leaving the car in the car park.
What Services are offered at Pavilion Mall: Food Court in the basement, Fine-dining outlets, Fashion Brands, Currency Exchange, Bars & Fastfood-chains, Kids Clothing stores, Fashion Brands, ATMs, Departmental Stores, Health Stores, Gifts & Souvenirs, Toy’s and Hobby’s, concept stores and flagship stores.
Places I enjoyed during my visit to Pavilion Mall: Al-Amar Restaurant, Dolly Dim Sum, Johnny Rocket, Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tarts
Popular Brands at Pavilion Mall include Ted Baker, Armani, Tiffany, Creed, Longines (Watches),
Payment Methods for international visitors: WeChat, Alipay, Unionpay
Offers: Tourist Rewards Card
Hotels close to Pavilion Mall: The Grand Millennium, Ansa, Parkroyal Collection KL, Wolo, Hotel Istana KL
Other Shopping malls within walking distance of the Pavilion includes Farenheit88, Sephora, Starhill Gallery
Starhill Mall Bukit Bintang
2. Starhill Gallery Kuala Lumpur
A luxury one-stop leisure destination for shopaholics, Starhill Gallery offers an eclectic collection of women’s and men’s fashion, jewelry, shoes, and watches. Make sure to keep an eye on online promotions and saving to make the best out of your shopping spree at the Starhill Gallery.
Popular brands include: Patek Phillipe, Shiatzy Chen, LV, Roberto Cavalli, Rolex, Balmain, Davidoff
Bars & Restaurants: Shook, Tarboush, The Alchemy
Hotels located close to the mall: Ansa, JW Marriott , Istana
3. SUNGEI WANG Bukit bintang
Sungei Wang is a mid-range shopping mall offering a number of quality stores with reasonably priced products. Sungei Wang is a great place to shop for toys, kids’ clothing stores, traveler accessories, hail salons, fashion, optic stores, and other essential services for tourists.
The shopping mall is easily accessible from Bukit Bintang LRT.
Other essential services: post office, baby changing rooms, praying rooms, pharmacy, cobblers, and lockers.
4. Berjaya times square shopping mall
One of the most iconic shopping malls in KL, Berjaya Times Square Mall is a fun-packed location with plenty of shopping outlets, an indoor theme park, a cinema, and money exchanges. Berjaya Hotel is located on the same premises and offers 5-star accommodation at a very central location.
Berjaya Times Square Shopping Mall is easily accessible by Imbi LRT station about two stops away from Bukit Bintang Train Station.
The fifth floor has the largest indoor roller coaster and a number of rides for children. The gaming arcade has a bowling alley and an archery range.
Berjaya Times Square Mall offers quality mid-range shopping with a number of local Malaysian brands as well as International brands. If you are traveling on a budget, BTS is a great place to shop for reasonably priced clothes and travel accessories.
The basement of the mall has a very large food court offering a mix of halal Malay and Thai dishes. A card can be purchased at the entrance and credit can be used to buy buffer food and drink. I have enjoyed lunch at this foodcourt where there is plenty of choices and prices are quite reasonable.
Hotels located close to Berjaya Times Square: Berjaya Hotel, Melia Hotel, Furama Hotel
5. mid-valley mega mall Kuala Lumpur
Mid Valley Malls is another of my favorite Malls in Kuala Lumpur offering great shopping and foodie adventures. The shopping mall offers a good mix of lifestyle, leisure, home decor, and fashion outlets catering to an uptown population in the surrounding neighborhood.
Some popular patisseries and restaurants in the Bangsar area of Kuala Lumpur have branches in Mid-Valley Mall. Some of these popular eateries include Antipodean Cafe, Secret Recipe, Madame Kwan, etc. I enjoyed lunch at Chili’s Grill and Bar which is a great place for birthday parties and get-togethers.
Mid Valley Mall is a great place for kids and families. There is a large kids’ play area and a gaming arcade. Other businesses include pet stores, toy stores, DIY stores, and a variety of electronic stores.
Gardens Mall is located next to Mid Valley Mall and the heart of Mid-Valley. The beautiful shopping mall has over 200 specialty malls and fashion outlets. This mall in KL must be on your list for your next visit to Kuala Lumpur.
6. Utama 1 Mall in Kuala Lumpur City
One of the trendiest and largest shopping malls in Kuala Lumpur, Utama 1 is gearing up for holiday sales and Black Friday Sales. Make sure to have this amazing shopping mall on your list for your next visit to Kuala Lumpur. The Mall is located in Petaling Jaya which is a 30 minutes drive from Bukit Bintang or the city center.
Utama 1 is home to international clothing store brands, toy stores, and specialty stores for children. If you are planning to stay in Petaling Jaya for your next holiday, Utama 1 is a great place for grocery shopping as well as all other needs during your stay in KL.
One World Hotel and Avante Hotel are ideally located near Utama 1 mall offering quality accommodation as well as easy access to the shopping mall.
7. Low Yat Plaza bukit bintang
Low Yat Plaza is the biggest electronics market and IT lifestyle shopping mall located in Bukit Bintang. The shopping center can be accessed easily from Bukit Bintang Station or Imbi Station. Berjaya Times Square Shopping Mall is located across the road from the Low Yat Plaza. There are plenty of electronics brand stores selling high-tech gadgets, accessories, laptops, mobile phones, and cameras.
The seven theme floors have a number of lifestyle shopping stores, fashion boutiques, dining options, and top-end beauty and wellness centers.
If you plan to shop for electronic equipment, Low Yat Plaza is definitely the place to grab a great deal.
Hotels located near Low Yat Plaza: Capitol Hotel, Furama Bukit Bintang, Melia
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