1. Pavillion Kuala Lumpur
Pavillion Kuala Lumpur is one of the grandest shopping malls in Kuala Lumpur. It is especially exciting to visit during festive periods like Christmas and Chinese New Year when its entrance and interior is extensively decorated to further enrich the festive atmosphere. Opened on 20 September 2007, the mall boasts many luxurious stores with high-end designer labels such as Celine, Salvator6 eFerragamo, Burberry and Gucci. This mall also has a fair share of more reasonable brands such as
Topshop and Zara. A major portion of the mall’s first level is dedicated to food lovers. It houses a wide range of western and oriental restaurants such as “The Manhattan Fish Market”, Subway, Madam Kwan’s and a large food court called “Food Republic.” Equipped with a fitness centre, karaoke studio, a standard cinema and bistros, Pavillion is also a suitable place for entertainment and leisure.
2. Mid Valley Megamall
Mid Valley Megamall is very popular especially among the locals. It has more than 400 middle-range stores for you to visit such as Esprit, Adidas, Guess and Vincci. Its frequent hosting of fashion shows and events with local and international models on the runway gives this mall a glamorous touch to it.
This mall also has many food options for you to choose from. It houses a wide array of restaurants, cafes, bars, coffee shops and fast food outlets. Venture to the lower ground level and you can enjoy reasonable food like McDonalds and The Manhattan Fish Market. If you are more into expensive dining, you can try food from restaurants like Esquire Kitchen and Pancake House or visit one of the bars such as Brotzeit German Bier Bar and Restaurant, Finnegans and more. Mid Valley Megamall is also well-known for its alfresco dining on the boulevard which is occupied by coffee houses such as Starbucks Coffee and Coffee Bean. Apart from shops and diners, the mall also has leisure and recreational facilities such as an 18 screen cinema and a state-of-the-art bowling centre.
3. The Gardens Mall
Located right opposite Mid Valley Megamall, The Gardens Mall is the second phase of Mid Valley City. This luxurious mall which caters (mainly) to the wealthy houses many high-end stores such as Louis Vuitton, Armani and Hugo Boss. There are quite a number of good restaurants at the third floor of the mall which offers cuisine from different parts of the world. These include Sushi Zanmai which serves Japanese cuisine, Flying Chillies with its various Thai delicacies and Spice of India which serves Indian cuisine. The Gardens has the most luxurious theatre in Malaysia. The Gold class ticket offers a whole new movie experience. By purchasing this ticket, you will be able to enjoy your movie in a comfortable and spacious recliner seat.
4. Berjaya Times Square
Berjaya Times Square is one of the biggest shopping malls in the world. The mall was first opened in October 2003. It houses Malaysia’s largest indoor theme park which boasts a seven-storey high roller coaster. With stores that offer cheap and affordable bargains, this mall is an ideal destination for the budget shopper. Shops that can be found here include Body Glove, Kitschen and F.O.S. This mall is also somewhat of a food haven with a wide selection of chain food restaurants to choose from such as Kentucky Fried Chicken, Papa Johns, Wendys, Sakae Sushi and many more. Besides that, it also houses Malaysia’s first GSC Max 2D and 3D theatre situated on its 10th floor.
5. One Utama
One Utama shopping complex has taken the shopping scene to a whole new level. Embracing a “Go Green” concept, it is the first shopping complex to house a tropical rainforest and an extensive rooftop garden. One Utama’s tropical rainforest features a koi pond complete with lush greenery and a suspension bridge. The rooftop garden of the mall is an absolute must-see. It is located 34 metres above the ground and showcases some 500 species of local flora. One Utama is also famous for its high fashion zone, named Highstreet which features designer labels such as Coach and Armani Exchange. It has two cinemas, TGV cinemas and Golden Screen Cinemas. Unlike most malls, One Utama also has a sports complex where you can take part in a variety of activities such as bowling, rock climbing and futsal.
6. Bangsar Shopping Center
Bangsar Shopping Center, also known as BSC, is another shopping mall located in Bangsar. This mall also caters to the whole family with a Kids Floor for children, and boutiques for the adults. The mall offers various mid-range brands, such as Hush Puppies and British India. It does not house a lot of international brands but it does have more local brands such as Dodo Art & Craft Fashion, Binwani’s, Oriental Links, Cuffz, Fatimah Songket and more. The mall also offers a variety of specialty stores like Royal Selangor and Christofle.
7. Suria KLCC
Suria KLCC is Malaysia’s premier shopping destination located at Kuala Lumpur prestigious commercial address, the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC). It offers an array of goods and services to please and pamper the needs of shoppers; from fashion, entertainment, arts & culture to local delicacies and international gourmets.
Set in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle, Suria KLCC is surrounded by hotels, office buildings, a scenic park and dancing fountains, promising hours of leisurely pleasure. From whichever entrance you take, the excitement hits you the minute you step into the sensational splendour and diversity of the centre.
8. Sunway Pyramid
Sunway Pyramid is a unique shopping mall that is inspired by Egyptian architecture. It is located outside of KL within the state of Selangor. The mall is shaped like a pyramid with a huge lion replica in front of it. Its anchor tenants include Aeon and Cold Storage, and the mall showcases mid-range and high-end brands such as Coach, Carlo Rino, Elianto and Victoria’s Secret.
Main attractions of this mall include an ice-skating rink and a huge water theme park known as Sunway Lagoon. The mall also cinema where visitors can watch the latest movies.
9. Low Yat Plaza
Low Yat Plaza is a one-stop centre for technological gadgets. The stores in this mall sell a variety of electronic and IT products, such as laptops, cameras, mobile phones, MP3 players and many more. Being Malaysia’s premiere electronics retail centre, it frequently holds exhibitions of the latest high tech equipment at the ground floor. Selling products at negotiable prices, this mall is indeed a haven for the high-tech savvy.
10. Star Hill Gallery
The Star Hill Gallery is probably one of the most luxurious shopping malls in Kuala Lumpur. It houses extreme high-end designer label outlets such as Heuer, The British Master, Sergio Rossi and Ulysse Nardin. It also features more than a hundred famous luxury watches and jewellery brands. Catering to the rich and famous, the mall’s interior exudes an exclusive ambience. At the lower ground floor level you will be spoilt for choice with the large number of expensive restaurants available to choose from. These include fine dining eateries like Enak KL, Spice of India, Tarbush, Fisherman’s Cove, Angus House and Villlage Bar. Apart from shopping and indulging in fine dining at the Star Hill Gallery, you can also pamper yourself to a rejuvenating spa at the various spa outlets or visit the different beauty parlours all conveniently located on the same floor.