It’s undoubtedly for Kuala Lumpur to be well-known as a shopping destination for many tourists. If your main purpose of holiday in this capital city of Malaysia is pure shopping spree then you might have to do some research of suitable accommodation located near or only walking distance to the big shopping malls so that you can save the hassle of taking transportation.
The question here is which one worth visited and which one that might need to be skipped? The lists are totally based on my own preferences and not affiliated by any of the names. Some of them might be located a bit further from the city but the mall itself has its own uniqueness and I should say it’s worth a visit.
Opening hoursPlease take note that the standard opening hours for most of the malls are daily from 10am – 10pm, except on weekends might be longer hours.
1. SURIA KLCC
Enjoy shopping experience at the most iconic landmark in Malaysia, it’s a six-storey building below Petronas Twin Towers that features a touch of modern yet classic European design and definitely an upscale store with plenty tourist attractions nearby such as Aquaria KLCC and Petrosains. There is a connected bridge to Traders Hotel as well and other end of link to the KLCC LRT station.
Suria KLCC is the shopping paradise and food heaven for both locals and tourists. Divided into three sections: Ampang Mall, Park Mall and the newest extension Ramlee Mall, you can find basically e v e r y t h i n g in here, it houses one of the most wide range of shopping retails, anchor department stores (Isetan, Marks & Spencer and Isetan Grand), well-known luxury shops that carry western sizes (Chanel, Versace, Balenciaga, Salvatore Ferragamo), a 12-screen movie theatre which is the biggest Tanjong Golden Village outlet in the country) and for addition, a concert hall and an art gallery. At fourth floor, you can find vary restaurants and two food courts with scrumptious local and international cuisine.
2. PAVILION KL
Should you take a walk at the famous Bukit Bintang area, I bet you wouldn’t miss this opulent shopping mall with the signature landmark of Pavilion Crystal Fountain at their main entrance. Indulge yourself with their finest selections which caters to the more general type of shoppers.
Inside, at “Couture Pavilion” section you can find high-end brands name such as Hermes, Bvlgari, Prada and Chopard.
“Fashion Avenue” for those favorite and popular brands like Victoria’s Secret Beauty & Accessories, Armani Jeans, Jo Malone and Laura Mercier.
“Tokyo Street” for the unique Asian style brands such as Toy Garden, Daiso, Kuma Yukata and Jigsaw Puzzle World.
After a long day of shopping, wide array of delicacies from fine to casual dining awaiting for you to try for. My personal recommendations are Cloud 9, Morganfield’s, The BAR N Wine Bar, Tony Roma’s, Royal India, Rakuzen and Madam Kwan’s.
3. SUNWAY PYRAMID
In the heart of Sunway City and located next to the luxurious Sunway Pyramid Hotel and Sunway Lagoon theme park, Sunway Pyramid is only about 40 mins away from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and 25 mins from Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC).
The unique architecture is inspired by magnificent Egyptian Pyramid with an eye-catching lion standing guard at the entrance featuring two glorious domes. Sunway Pyramid is well-known as a shopping kingdom that spoiled the shoppers with specialty tenants from international luxury shops to local favorite stores and delectable cafes and restaurants. You can enjoy indoor ice skating experience at Sunway Pyramid Ice with friends and families. Their list of achievement awards as the top brand, favorite shopping mall, and family friendly mall operator ensuring your best and ultimate shopping experience.
4. MID VALLEY MEGAMALL
Mid Valley Megamall locates about 30 mins from Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC), 15 mins from KL Central and 70 mins from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) allowing traffic. Easy access using train or taxi, however if you want to save the hassle of traveling you can book Cititel Mid Valley Hotel that locates inside the mall on your next trip.
Experience retails therapy from international brands such as Swarovski, Bonia, Bershka, Superdry and Zara or even famous local brands such as Padini Concept Store. It has wide range of family entertainment, home furnishings, healthcare and not to mention some anchor tenants such as AEON, Golden Screen Cinemas, Celebrity Fitness and Mid Valley Exhibition Centre (MVEC) for exhibition/ event purposes. You also can find The Gardens Mall just a walking distance from Mid Valley Megamall which offers luxurious high-end brands from Armani Exchange to Louis Vuitton.
5. ONE UTAMA SHOPPING CENTRE
Located at Bandar Utama Damansara, this local’s favorite mall is only 25 mins away from Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) and one of the nearest mall to KidZania Kuala Lumpur. In fact, it’s the largest shopping mall in Malaysia and the seventh largest in the world. I love their rooftop garden and indoor rain forest, such an amazing view that wouldn’t be found at any other malls.
There are two main buildings: old wing and new wing. Hundreds of popular tenants. Shop til’ you drop at Zara, Old Navy and H&M. Or pick the fresh selected groceries and delectable snacks at the supermarket from AEON to Jaya Grocer. As well Toys ‘R’ Us and Hamley’s for the kids, book stores, fitness centers, cinemas, karaoke box, wide range of delicacies, outdoor sport activities and plenty more others. It’s gonna be a whole day fun (and of course tiredness lol) after your visit!
Is there any mall(s) from the list above that interest you? Or else, have you been to any of them? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment’s section below. 🙂