Bangsar Village I & II
Located in the heart of posh Bangsar neighbourhood, Bangsar Village (comprising of two shopping centres connected by a sky-bridge) is a one-stop mall popular among both locals and expats. Bangsar Village I (designed to be family-oriented), has a handful of stores catering to the needs of a growing family, from children’s clothing to home appliances. Bangsar Village II, on the other hand, is for those seeking simple elegance with a selection of contemporary restaurants, curated design goods and luxury fashion brands.
Mid Valley Megamall
One of the largest shopping malls in Southeast Asia, Mid Valley is hands-down one of Kuala Lumpur’s most popular retail complexes. Opened in 1999, there are more than 400 stores here catering to every need, from fashion and home goods to restaurants and a massive cinema. There is also a 48,300-square-foot convention centre in the building which plays host to some of the most popular exhibitions in the city. Be sure to check out the local hawker centre downstairs for a cheap, tasty pit-stop and a wonderful element of traditional Malaysia.
The Gardens Mall
Linked to Mid Valley Megamall via a pedestrian bridge and underground walkway, The Gardens is the luxurious cousin to Mid Valley for high-spending customers and fashionistas. This posh mall is sparkling, spotless and gilded with gold adornments, housing high-end brands including Gucci, Hermes and Burberry. Other noteworthy places to splash your cash include the omakase-only Japanese restaurant Sou Omakase and a gold-class cinema which offers an experience only money can buy.
Adjoined to KL Sentral Station, Nu Sentral is a shopping, entertainment and transport hub all rolled into one. Serving as a convenient stop for travellers and locals alike, many people pass through this hall of temptations on their daily commute (which may explain its glitzy demeanor). You will find local and international brands, cuisine from all over the world and currency exchange services here.
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
Standing loud and proud in the heart of Bukit Bintang, Pavilion is the place to be for luxury shoppers and high-end fashionistas. The mall has dedicated itself as Malaysia’s power fashion hub with some of the world’s most sought-after brands such as Givenchy, Cartier and Saint Laurent on full glittering display. It is also home to the annual Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week which showcases the country’s best local designers.
Sitting in between the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, Suria KLCC is a world-class mall nestled in the action of Kuala Lumpur. Spreading across 1.17 million square feet are luxury fashion brands, trendy clothing retailers and eateries including Alexander McQueen, Topshop, and Din Tai Fung. Parents will also find the Petrosains Discovery Centre and Aquaria KLCC perfect for a family trip with the little ones. Be sure to check out KLCC’s nightly light shows at the fountain outside, showcasing a marvellous display of orchestral music and fancy water sequences.