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10 Jan 2024 - 7 min read

Shopping Malls in Kuala Lumpur Not to be Missed by Shopaholics

Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia; it is one of the major economic, cultural, and financial centers in Southeast Asia. With a diverse population reflecting Malaysia’s multicultural society, Kuala Lumpur is also known for its modern landmarks, like The Petronas Twin Towers and Kuala Lumpur Tower, and various cultural scenes and entertainments. Museums, art galleries, and theaters are scattered in the city; Bukit Bintang is also a popular area for shopping, entertainment, and nightlife. The other cultural-related tourist attractions are several religious sites, like Masjid Jamek and Batu Caves. Although Kuala Lumpur is an avant-garde metropolis, some green spaces can also be found within the city; KLCC Park and Lake Gardens are the examples.

However, as the rest of other major cities, Kuala Lumpur owns a lot of shopping malls that will become the shopaholic’s delight. Here are 15 of them you can spot around the city:

1. Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

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Located in the Bukit Bintang district, Pavilion is a high-end shopping mall with a variety of international luxury brands, consisting of beauty and personal care, fashion, IT and digital lifestyles, home decor and furnishings, health and fitness equipment, supermarket, and department store. Along with a wide range of dining spots serving local and international dishes, the visitors can embrace the finest of the capital style. Remember to stop by any day between 10am to 10pm to experience this world-class shopping paradise.

2. Suria KLCC

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Situated at the base of the Petronas Twin Towers, Suria KLCC is a popular mall that caters to a mix of local and international shoppers. It offers retail experience that keeps shoppers coming back, since they are spoiled with more than 360 specialty stores; Suria KLCC houses some of the exclusive brands. Besides great options for shopping, it also provides various restaurants and cafes heading a large green park and symphonic water fountain.

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3. Mid Valley Megamall

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One of the largest malls located in Mid Valley City, this megamall is a home to a myriad of retail experience, ranging from a dazzling array of fashion and lifestyle innovations to home furnishings, cosmetics and healthcare essentials, dining and all kinds of entertainment. A vast assortment of dining options, including local and international cuisine make this mall a pleasure to explore. Take care to go through the mall’s official website to check its operating hours.

4. Sunway Pyramid

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Located in Bandar Sunway, Sunway Pyramid is known for its distinctive pyramid-shaped architecture and a mix of retail and entertainment. Besides an eye-catching lion standing guard at the entrance, you will also be spoiled with the specialty outlets in fashion, souvenirs, books, pharmacies, home furnishings, and many more. The mall also features child enrichment, edutainment center and playland which make it a family-friendly shopping center offering new experience for everyone. However, check to ensure that you are visiting during the operating hours.

5. Berjaya Time Square

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Berjaya Times Square is a massive shopping and entertainment complex with an indoor theme park located in the Bukit Bintang area. It is one of the largest shopping malls in the world providing the very best local and international shopping as well as entertainment experience under one roof. This is why you will find an extensive array of f&b options, ranging from Asian up to Western cuisine. Hotels and resorts are also featured within this shopping mall to get the visitors a memorable experience.

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6. Utama Shopping Center

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This shopping center is included in the Top 10 World’s Largest Malls offering blue-chip department stores, specialty attractions, and entertainment galore. Your whole family would really love to visit 1 Utama Shopping Center because it has various themed zones, world-class sports tourism centers, and Korean-themed retail zones. It is also the first eco-mall in Malaysia, for it serves a lush tropical paradise with koi fish ponds and a giant fish aquarium; its rooftop garden is also a popular attraction for tourists.

7. The Gardens Mall

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Located in the heart of Mid Valley City, The Gardens Mall is a premium 6-leveled shopping haven with more than 200 outlets of many top fashion brands. It is also a home to various department stores and entertainment. For those in need of pampering, the mall features an area for spas, wellness clinics, and a fitness center. With exclusive privileges and warm hospitality, The Gardens Mall brings the visitors a value-added shopping experience.

8. KL Gateway Mall

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Situated in Bangsar South, KL Gateway Mall showcases modern design elements, furnishing, and finishing inspired by a street mall concept. An iconic central piazza is set to become the focal point of art, craft, and entertainment of both local and international variety. There are a broad spectrum of stores inside the building, ranging from fashion and accessories, sport and fitness, supermarket, as well as food and beverage. The f&b serves a comprehensive variety of both local and international cuisine for the visitors to choose, yet verify that you come during the operational hours.

9. Avenue K

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Claiming as Kuala Lumpur’s urban hub, Avenue K is an experiential destination transforming the art of shopping. With a phenomenal rooftop venue and a profusion of Instagrammable spaces, this shopping center is suitable for family, food and coffee lovers, beauty enthusiasts, grocery shoppers, and entertainment seekers. Recently, a new-created zone called ABOVE is also available for community gatherings.

10. IOI City Mall

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Located in IOI City Mall, this multi award-winning mall is the largest one in Malaysia. Providing an extensive selection of trendy fashion brands, supermarket, cineplexes, as well as local and international f&b outlets, this mall also features IOI City Farm: an indoor edutainment exhibition space offering family-friendly activities to learn about plants and animals. It enables the visitors to interact and observe more than 70 species of plants, animals, and fishes. IOI City Mall is also a home to world-class sports facilities and an Olympic-sized ice skating rink.

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Empire Shopping Gallery or NU Empire is located in Subang Jaya that is a home to 180 splendid stores, featuring elegant architecture, harmonious landscaping, and a bevy of service. This lifestyle-focused mall features various specialty stores, ranging from fashion, lifestyle, health, beauty, as well as home and living. The availability of entertainment, edutainment, and baby room service make this mall a family-oriented one. Take your whole family here any day between 10am-10pm.

12. Sunway Velocity Mall

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Sunway Velocity Mall is the leading destination in Kuala Lumpur with its cutting edge architecture, neo futuristic facade, and contemporary interior. With 3 unique precincts, this mall features Marketplace, Street Food, and Commune. Marketplace offers fresh produce and daily essentials in a European-styled environment, the local hawkers selling various mouth-watering dishes are placed in the Street Food; while Commune is where artisanal products, artistic workshops, and accessories are found.

13. Quill City Mall

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Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Quill City Mall is a phygital retail and lifestyle destination that constantly surprises and stimulates visitors with its vibrant and unique mix of retail offerings. Varying from specialty stores, including beauty and health, fashion, f&b, and supermarket, this mall also houses several family and kids spots as well as leisure and entertainment. On top of that, the visitors can also find fitness and wellness stations, rehabilitation centers, e-sports facilities, and wedding venues. Quill City Mall is a home to some events; please check on its official website to get to know of the on-going and upcoming ones.

14. Fahrenheit88

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Strategically located in the heart of Bukit Bintang, Fahrenheit88 is a vibrant and iconic shopping center targeting trendy young adults seeking a great variety of affordable lifestyle, beauty, and fashion. Over 60 retail stores, dining, and entertainment are spread within the mall. Like the rest of the other malls, Fahrenheit88 also offers various stores accommodating most of your needs in lifestyle, entertainment, and wellness. You can visit them any day between 10am-10pm, yet until midnight for f&b outlets.

15. Setia City Mall

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The largest mall in Shah Alam located in Setia Alam, Setia City Mall is the ultimate destination of choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment. This mall is also known for its social and environmental sustainability due to its focus on energy, water, and waste efficiency improvement. More than just a shopping experience, Setia City Mall also features beautifully landscaped parklife for the visitors to do some outdoor activities, like flying a kite, riding a bike, or just gathering with friends. Your little ones will love to go here because the children’s playground is available outdoors, too. The mall’s opening hours are from 10am-10pm, but it is advisable to check the official site if you are planning to stop by several specific stores only.

Please always note that the popularity and status of malls may change. It is a good idea to check for the latest info, including how to get there, and reviews from the official sites if you plan to visit these malls, but make sure to look at Traveloka first to hold your reservation on the trip’s accommodations. Bon voyage! Enjoy your journey to Kuala Lumpur.

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