Among high rises in central Kuala Lumpur, at the foot of the iconic PETRONAS twin towers, designed as a city within a city is Suria KLCC complex, the city’s most impressive retail and entertainment space occupying 100 acres of coveted real estate. KLCC is really three malls in one comprising of more than 400 shops, hotels, office space, a public park, an aquarium, a science centre, a mosque, a concert hall, a food court, supermarkets, cafes, restaurants, bakeries and the 12 screen Tanjong Village Cinema with a seating capacity of 2400, KL’s largest multiplex. With several features that impress, Suria KLCC provides a unique space not only to ‘shop till you drop’ but where families can spend the whole day visiting and experiencing some of Kuala Lumpur’s novel attractions. A great effort has been made to project the right ambience so that everyone can have the ideal shopping, dining and entertainment experience.
Fifty percent of the KLCC complex is devoted to a green area. A 50 acre park in front of the complex with 1,900 trees, green lawns and palms from 74 species provide much needed greenery in the city centre. Specially designed water features including the Lake Symphony where two fountains provide 150 entertaining water effects attract many visitors not only to the grounds but to the mall itself.
The shopping is clearly one of the best experiences in the city with six floors of well known international and local brands and a floor dedicated entirely to luxury brands. The concept seems to be something for everyone. With a great choice in shops it is also a nice air conditioned space to window shop. Regular offers of new products and services, celebratory events and festivals keep things current and relevant.
The gastronomic experience at KLCC also offers something for everyone, from fast food to traditional Malaysian food to coffee shops and elegant restaurants serving a range of popular international cuisine.
The KLCC’s concert hall is the home of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and from time to time the facility hosts international artistes and orchestras of note and holds concerts to promote various genres of music.
The aquarium in the complex showcases marine and aquatic species from various parts of Malaysia and with the use of integrated multimedia techniques provides eye catching displays. A moving walkway beneath a transparent tunnel transport visitors through the main exhibits and adventure programs such as diving with sharks keep visitors engaged.
A Science Discovery Centre dedicated to the petroleum industry with interactive exhibits explaining the various phases and processes of the industry in 7,000 sq meters of exhibition space has certainly caught the attention of young visitors. An art gallery showcases the work of well known and up and coming Malaysian artists. Regular exhibitions and sale of art works take place here.
The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre with exhibition halls, a theater, conference rooms and facilities to host 3,000 delegates is also part of the complex.
While Suria KLCC is accessible by road, using the train station right under the PETRONAS towers is the easiest way to go back and forth from the complex.
Right in the heart of the city’s Golden Triangle Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur not only provides one of the best locations for shopping, dining and entertainment in the city but easy access to the monorail and other transport options. This prominent luxury hotel in Bukit Bintang offers its guests spacious and well appointed contemporary guest rooms and suites and a host of amenities and services that includes excellent sports and leisure facilities, a choice of Cantonese, Japanese, Malaysian and International dining options and select business services. Take advantage of special offers and promotions to experience the many excellent aspects of this Kuala Lumpur hotel.
Umanga Kahandawaarachchi is a passionate travel writer who writes under the pen name, Maggie Tulliver. Her field of writing covers a wide array of content and articles related to travel and hospitality industry.