Top Shopping Malls in Kuala Lumpur

Top Shopping Malls in Kuala Lumpur

Want to go shopping in KL? Then head straight to the shopping malls! From Suria KLCC to MyTOWN Shopping Centre, you’ll be sure to find everything you need and more!

Malaysia is more than just a foodie destination. In fact, Kuala Lumpur is fast rising as a popular shopping destination in Southeast Asia. With both locals and tourists hungry for more affordable shopping options, there is an almost never-ending introduction of new retailers and nationwide mega sales every year actively promoted by the government in an effort to satisfy the masses.

In light of the ongoing Malaysia Super Sale season from now until 15 Mar 2018, we have curated a selection of the nine best shopping malls in Kuala Lumpur that will keep even the most avid shopping enthusiasts on their toes.

1. Suria KLCC

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For tourists, the sight of the Petronas Twin Towers usually evokes a feeling of awe and wonder. There’s also the shopping benefit housed in six-storeys at the foot of the towers, Suria KLCC. Its prime location, easy access and over 320 upscale stores make this shopping destination a must-visit. Other than shopping, this complex is also home to the Petronas Art Gallery, the Philharmonic Orchestra, Petrosains, Aquaria KLCC, KLCC Park and also the famous KL Convention Centre where several big events take place every year. It also happens to be a convenient stop for the Kelana Jaya LRT line.

Opening Hours: 10am to 10pm
Address: 241, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 2382 2828

2. Pavilion KL Shopping Mall

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This 1.37 million square ft white marble building was opened in 2007 and is home to more than 450 retailers. Located in the prime Bukit Bintang area, this upscale addition offers a combination of both indoor and outdoor shopping. The front of the mall is usually congested with motorists due to its location on Jalan Bukit Bintang and it is easily recognizable by the installation of the tallest Liuli Crystal fountain in Malaysia. Any coins tossed into the fountain is donated to charity. This mall is definitely designed for shoppers with deeper pockets and a taste for international designer labels and speciality retailers. For a bite to eat, you can choose from many restaurants and eateries, as well as a food court (Gourmet Emporium).

Opening Hours: 10am to 10pm
Address: 168 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 2118 8833

3. Starhill Gallery KL

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For a shopping and dining experience like no other, you have Starhill Gallery in Bukit Bintang. Imagine walking around on carpeted floors in ambient lighting while the strains of soft jazz fill your ears. Opening its doors in 1996, this 250,000 square ft complex has over 100 renowned luxury brands as well as a 50,000 square ft spa and relaxation centre (the Pamper Zone). For a bite to eat, you can always visit the food court (Feast Village) on the lower ground area where you can sample food from award-winning restaurants. Otherwise, you can also sit and relax at one of the exclusive cafés surrounding the main concourse.

Opening Hours: 10am to 10pm
Address: 18, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 2782 3800

4. Mid Valley Megamall

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This massive complex just outside of Bangsar is a regular haunt for locals from both the city centre and the Klang Valley. Reaching 4.5 million square ft, this powerhouse mall became all the more attractive with the addition of the Gardens Mall in 2007. Both malls are linked via a bridge and underground corridor. Visitors to this sprawling mall are able to satisfy their shopping desires with a nice mix of mid to high-end retailers. Mid Valley Megamall is also home to a popular convention centre, an 18-screen cinema complex as well as a sizeable bowling centre. For more shopping variety, this is definitely the mall to visit.

Opening Hours: 10am to 10pm
Address: 1 Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 2938 3333

5. Berjaya Times Square

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Standing at 7.5 million square ft, it’s easily one of the biggest shopping centres in the Bukit Bintang area and it also enjoys easy access to the KL Imbi Monorail station just outside. With over 1,000 retail stores and 65 eateries available, including a food court (Taste of Asia), this shopping destination offers a wide range of affordable merchandise by both known and unknown brands and retailers. This complex also houses Malaysia’s largest indoor theme park (133,000 square ft), the Berjaya Times Square Theme Park, where you can experience 14 specially-designed rides. The theme park is divided into two main areas: one for adults or kids 13 years old and above and another centred more on children’s rides.

Opening Hours: 10am to 10pm
Address: 1 Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 2117 3111

6. Low Yat Plaza Shopping Mall

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Locals refer to this mall as LYP or Low Yat and there’s even a popular forum online with the same name. It’s located directly opposite Berjaya Times Square and most visitors to this mall are looking to score or bargain for electronic and IT related products. Here, you’ll find a wide selection of stores (both small and large) and the great thing about shopping here is the opportunity to negotiate for what you want. If you’re feeling peckish, you can always visit the food court below and enjoy some local cuisine as well as a variety of Korean and Japanese favourites.

Opening Hours: 10am to 10pm
Address: 7 Jalan Bintang, Bukit Bintang Central, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 2148 3651

7. Sungei Wang Plaza

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Older malls tend to lose their crowd as time goes by, but this seven-storey complex that opened in 1977 has managed to survive. It’s a well-known shopping destination for cheap retail therapy and it also happens to be a convenient pit stop in the city’s Golden Triangle area. This 1.2 million square ft complex houses a large variety of kiosks and small shops that offer merchandise ranging from handphones and computer accessories to clothing and women’s costume jewellery. If you’re interested in getting some tattoo work done, you’ll be glad to know that this building is also home to Star Tattoo Studio, one of Kuala Lumpur’s most famous tattoo parlours.

Opening Hours: 10am to 10pm
Address: Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 2148 6109

8. Sunway Velocity Mall

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With its official opening in 2016, this seven-storey mall covering 1 million square ft is a newer addition to the Cheras area that features an eye-catching neo-futuristic exterior as well as a covered walkway to two MRT stations (Cochrane and Maluri). In this complex, you’ll find a wide variety of local and international brands, a cinema and a fitness centre. There are also plenty of eateries and food kiosks scattered around the mall at the basement and top levels. Main anchors include Parkson, Toys “R” Us, Popular Bookstore, Uniqlo and many more.

Opening Hours: 10am to 10pm
Address: Lingkaran SV, Sunway Velocity, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 2786 3900

9. MyTOWN Shopping Centre

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Helmed by the same management that brought us the Ikano Power Centre in Klang Valley, this brand new addition housing over 400 local and international retailers officially launched in 2016. It also includes an IKEA outlet within its premises. Other than known anchor tenants such as H&M, Parkson and Village Grocer, the mall is also home to the largest Zara outlet in Malaysia. Outside the mall, you’ll find a landscaped park that’s designed with ramps and tracks for rollerblading and skateboarding. If you’re looking for a location that features eateries found in no other shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur, you’ll be glad to know that three of them can be found here.

Opening Hours: 10am to 10pm
Location: Seksyen 90, Jalan Cochrane, Taman Maluri, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 2710 0057

For shopaholics who worry about breaking the bank, now is the time to shop. The ongoing Malaysia Super Sale which is running until 15 Mar 2018 offers shoppers up to 70% off discounts nationwide. Participating shopping malls include Pavilion KL, Sunway Pyramid, Sunway Putra Mall, Fahreneit88, Intermark Mall, Suria KLCC, Sungei Wang and more.

The other two sale seasons not to be missed are the upcoming Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival (15 May – 31 Jul 2018) and the Malaysia Year End Sale (1 Nov – 31 Dec 2018).

Ready to shop till you drop? Now you know where to go during the mega sales season!

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