The Kuala Lumpur Shopping Experience
Bukit Bintang Shopping
Petaling Street Shopping
If shopping were an olympic sport then (trust me) Kuala Lumpur would be the perfect venue to host the shopping olympics!
Not only would no new stadia (shopping malls) be required but there could be found in the malls of KLCC and Bukit Bintang alone plenty of potential gold medalists primed to shop 'til they dropped for Malaysia.
The Kuala Lumpur shopping experience has come of age with shopping malls like Suria KLCC, The Pavilion and Starhill Gallery easily able to rub shoulders with their contemporaries in New York, Tokyo or London.
The Bukit Bintang area is the most famous and busiest shopping area in Kuala Lumpur hosting malls such as the high class Pavilion, Lot 10, Berjaya Times Square (complete with indoor theme park!), Low Yat Plaza, the chic Starhill Gallery, Sungei Wang and BB Plaza.
Most of the Bukit Bintang shopping malls are either interconnected or very close to each other thus ensuring this is every husbands nightmare area just as it is every shopaholics dream come true.
The celebrated Chinatown is a Kuala Lumpur shopping experience not to miss with the market stalls that run along possibly the most famous shopping street in KL, Petaling Street, being a bargain hunters paradise combined with a tourist attraction in its own right.
You can feel the electric atmosphere as you proceed slowly through Petaling Street listening to the market traders wheeling and dealing with the enthusiastic visitors to this highly unique marketplace.
Just down the road from Petaling Street is the Art Deco building that hosts The Central Market, this is also a tourist attraction by itself as well as an historical landmark.
Chinatown also hosts Kota Raya Shopping Complex, UO Superstore and many independent shops selling wood carvings, books and arts and crafts.
The ultra modern Suria KLCC nestled at the foot of the Petronas Twin Towers is the most prestigious Kuala Lumpur shopping mall.
Sitting opposite KLCC is the lifestyle mall Avenue K, both these malls are easily accessible by public transport, the LRT or Taxi.
The National Craft Complex showcases a wide diverse mix of traditional handicrafts all made in Malaysia.
Products such as wood carvings, garments, sculptures, batiks and pottery can be purchased and there is even a facility whereby you can participate in making your own handicrafts such as batik or ceramics.
So far I've only mentioned a few malls or markets in the city centre, but the expanding metropolis that is Kuala Lumpur has many many more malls spread all over the city such as Mid Valley Megamall and One Utama.
National Craft Complex
Kuala Lumpur Shopping
Browse the bargains at the Masjid Jamek Bazaar in the heart of KL
Indulge in the most atmospheric KL shopping experience at Chinatowns Petaling Street Market
The Kuala Lumpur Central Market showcases the best of Malaysian arts and culture
Shoppers can expect a wide selection of locally produced cultural products such as handicrafts, arts, crafts, souvenirs and gifts.
KL Shopping Reviews
Housing over 270 outlets over 6 floors this crescent shaped mall is home to all the world famous brands that you would expect to see in a premier shopping mall.