Shopping in Kuala Lumpur
Ranked the world’s fourth-best shopping destination by CNN.
Kuala Lumpur, capital city of Malaysia is often casually referred to as KL. The city sees tens of millions of visitors each year thanks to cheap flights to KL from all across Asia. Throwbacks to a time of British colonialism as well as historical and religious landmarks contrast with the sleek high rises that dominate the skyline. Shopping in Kuala Lumpur gives you the sense that the sky is the limit and with online travel agents like findmyfare, the exhilarating experience is right at your fingertips.
Bukit Bintang is where you find high end fashion labels like Jimmy Choo, Diane Von Fürstenberg and Louis Vuitton. Head to Jalan Bukit Bintang to visit the magnificent Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, a shopping mall resembling an oversized Greek temple. With a white marble façade and giant Liuli Crystal fountain at its entrance this is the grandest shopping venue in the country. Suria KLCC is where you would find the top international brands. It is located at the foot of the Petronas Twin Towers and features a complex with twelve movie theatres, an art gallery, a large scale aquarium and Malaysia’s first concert hall. Low Yat Plaza and Berjaya Times Square specialize in tech gadgets and indie fashion. Berjaya Times Square has a staggering seven hundred retail outlets spread over ten floors. Mid Valley Megamall is one of the largest shopping malls in Southeast Asia, while The Gardens Mall next door has two hundred stores of designer clothing and accessories.
The street markets of Kuala Lumpur are in a league of their own. For a taste of how the locals shop, visit Petaling Street. For shopping, dining or entertainment at a cultural heritage site, look up the Central Market. Around mid-year the 1Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival is held, featuring discounts of up to seventy percent in malls all around the country.
Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers. Google+