Shopping in Kuala Lumpur – Malls, Markets and More.
KL offers visitors and locals a very unique and diverse shopping mix, made up of a mix of high-end luxury and street stall value, the traditional and modern, from mega-malls to street markets. With the diverse demographic, also comes a diverse range of goods across a range of cultures which is a big part of what makes KL so special.
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Famous shopping areas in Kuala Lumpur are mostly located around Bukit Bintang, situated at Jalan Bukit Bintang and Jalan Sultan Ismail in the heart of the Golden Triangle (or KLCC). It’s the most popular area for visitors and locals featuring several large shopping malls selling goods ranging from electrical items, software, technological goods, branded goods, supermarkets, bookstores, souvenirs shops, clothes, shoes, bags, watches and other accessories. Not to mention dining and entertainment.
The malls in Kuala Lumpur compare with the glitziest outlets in the Western countries and are an excellent source of a wide range of international luxury brands. Nearly all shopping malls have fast-food outlets, while the upmarket ones also feature expensive restaurants. Many have multiplex movie theaters, food courts, internet cafes, and branches of banks with facilities such as money changing and ATMs.
Major shopping malls include Bukit Bintang Plaza, Lot 10, Starhill Gallery, the huge Pavilion KL, and Berjaya Times Square, Sungai Wang Plaza and Low Yat Plaza. Suria KLCC (a mall attaches with the world famous Petronas Towers) is well-known among the tourists and where locals can get their branded and better quality products. These are all located in the area known as the Golden Triangle which is akin to KL’s CBD.
Outside of the CBD, at Brickfields and near to KL Sentral, you’ll find Little India where you can find all types of spices and Indian cloth, fashion, and cuisine. Head a little further along the KTM line to Komuter Mid Valley Station and you’ll be at Mid Valley Megamall and The Gardens which combined is a massive retail mall, dining and entertainment development.
Night markets are hugely popular, not only for discounted goods and items you can’t easily find elsewhere but also for the food. KL’s night markets are a foodies heaven, offering a diverse range of Asian cuisines.
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