Kuala Lumpur ~ Shopping
Kuala Lumpur Insights


Situated at the cross roads Asia, shopping in Kuala Lumpur presents the visitor with the best the region has to offer. An adventure in itself, it offers a variety of shopping opportunities for both traditional and modern goods.

From traditional handicrafts to fancy souvenirs and the latest designer brands to cutting-edge electrical appliances, you’ll find it all in Kuala Lumpur!.

Another irresistible enticement is the comparatively 'soft' Malaysian Ringgit which enables tourist dollars to be stretched much further here.

The exemption of duty on certain items has also resulted in more competitive pricing and made shopping in Malaysia a much more attractive option.

Shopping in Kuala Lumpur promises variety, value and convenience with a bewildering range of shopping establishments from the ultra modern air-conditioned shopping malls, to the bazaars and night markets, catering for every taste and budget. High on the shopping list of tourists are pewter, batik, duty-free items, electrical products, pret-a-porter attire, sportswear and handicrafts.

The Shopping Carnival, an annual sale held in October/November in Kuala Lumpur and other major cities in Malaysia is an opportune time to pick up great bargains.

In a recent Asia Pacific report released by Global Shopper Index, from the 25 Asia Pacific cities assessed Kuala Lumpur was named second with a score of 65 exceeded only by Hong Kong which achieved the highest score of 68.5. Shanghai was voted third scoring 65. The rating is compiled based on scores from categories judging the experience the city offers shoppers, including quality of shops, affordability, convenience, hotels and transport and culture and climate.

Bukit Bintang Area I
Bukit Bintang Plaza / Sungei Wang Plaza
Low Yat Plaza / Berjaya Times Square

Bukit Bintang is indisputably one of the city's foremost shopping districts offering a multitude of merchandise to suit every taste and budget. Items - jewellery, clothes, fashion accessories, footwear, sports goods, electrical equipment, watches, camera, mobile phones, IT and computer related accessories.




Bukit Bintang Area II
Pavilion / Lot 10 / Sephora / Fahrenheit 88 / Starhill

Offering a mixture of high end and middle level but more towards up-market styles and a wide selection of world-renowned designer labels and products - shoes, handbags, fashion wear, jewellery, watches, CDs, art, furnishings, etc.






Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC)
Suria KLCC

Moving upscale, for designer brands such as Versace, Gucci and Prada to Louis Vutton and Christian Dior and more. Nestled between the world’s second tallest structures, the Petronas Twin Towers, the Suria KLCC shopping mall is a gem, with its swank shops, cafes and beautiful people.





Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman
Bazar / Sogo / Pertama Complex

'Bazar', what used to be known as little India caters for Indian and Muslim Malay clothing and accessories such as sarong, fabrics, bangles, Indian dresses, exquisite saris, gold jewellery, textiles and carpets, brassware, etc. It also has other assortments such as traditional medicines and herbs, spices and mysterious perfumed oils.

Sogo's and Pertama Complex has designer men's and women's clothes, cosmetics, shoes, cameras, books to household furnishings, sports gear, handbags to watches photographic equipment, electronic goods and more.



Towards Petaling Jaya
Mid Valley Megamall / The Curve / One Utama

At the outskirts of the city towards Petaling Jaya, is the very popular Mid Valley Megamall and further out is the Curve, probably the single most popular mall among expats. And not far from here, is 1 Utama, one of the largest in the country and said to be the 4th largest in the world.





Night Markets
Night markets are basically streets which are converted for one day only of the week into a market-place, usually in populated housing estates or residential areas.

They’re popular because they allow locals nor having to go far to do essential shopping for their household needs within their own residential areas. For the visitor it would be an immersion into the city’s cultural mix and maybe try out the taste of some local street food.








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