Shop For Something Unique In Kuala Lumpur
1. The Curve
The Curve is a popular KL expat venue. With its indoor/outdoor design, The Curve is ahead of many of its competitors. It has a large variety of outdoor restaurants and pedestrian walkways. Most recently you can find the addtition of Johnny Rockets. Here you will also find Tesco and Ikea for your everyday needs. This place gets busy with parents and children on weekends as it’s quite family friendly.
2. Mid Valley Megamall
This is one of the world’s biggest malls opened in 1999.
While Bukit Bintang malls are still the ones for high-end luxury, Mid Valley is one of KL’s most popular malls for its large variety of affordable shops along with a huge array of restaurants, 18-screen cineplex. Here you will also find the Metrojaya and Aeon department stores and an exhibition center.
On the second floor you will find a more authentic food court with very reasonable prices.
3. Royal Selangor
Royal Selangor is the place for pewter.
Here you can learn to make your own pewter dish. To learn about the company’s history there are also guided tours. This is one of Kuala Lumpur’s iconic shop and aside from just visiting it’s a great place for a souvenir.
4. Berjaya Times Square
Kuala Lumpur also has a Times Square! Afterall, this is Southeast Asia’s shopping capital.
Indoors you will find a large theme park with rides suitable for kids and kids at heart. On the third floor there’s a traditional style night market which is a great place to take a walk.
5. Petaling Street Market
Full of life, the Petaling Street Market, is located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown. In the backstreets is where the locals come to eat. Some specialties are mee goreng, Hainan chicken rice and asam laksa. Here you are sure to find trinkets and souvenirs. It’s a great place to try your bargaining skills.
6. Central Market
This market is one of the older ones in KL, dating back to 1936. The themed interior represents the diverse population found in the country and here one can find handicraft shops with authentic products. Adjoining one can find an array of food stalls at Katsuri Walk.
7. Peter Hoe Beyond
This hugely popular Malaysian designer has a warehouse shop on the 2nd floor of the Lee Rubber building. This place is a shoppers dream with everything under the sun: clothing, housewares, furniture etc. This is a definite must for every shopaholic. To make your experience more enjoyable you can enjoy a piece of cake in the-shop cafe.
8. Suria KLCC
This luxury shopping mall is found in the Petronas Twin Towers. Here you will find everything from small nick nacks to luxury goods. You will also find a great food court, cineplex, Science Discovery Centre, aquarium and Kinokuniya bookstore. The adjoining park has a 2 acre playground and water fountains.
9. Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
This upscale shopping centre is connected to Suria KLCC by an air-conditioned walkway. This is as much of a dining experience as much as it is a shopping experience with a variety of fine dining and casual restaurants.
10. Malaysia Year-End Sale
This is not a venue but one of the best times to shop in KL. If you find yourself in Malaysia at the end of the year, take advantage of the annual Year-End Sale (that’s YES, for short). You will find markets and malls offering up to 50% discounts on goods as plenty of carnivals and fairs to keep you entertained.
Kuala Lumpur is a shoppers dream. From small street stalls to massive modern malls one can find anything on their wishlist. Happy shopping!
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