Monday, June 13, 2011

Kuala Lumpur: 10 places to shop till you drop

                                            

Shopping in Kuala Lumpur


When shopping is on your mind, Malaysia won’t disappoint you. With its enviable selection of malls and markets, KL offers alluring alternatives to everything on your list, all within your budget. So whether it is designer labels, cosmetics or traditional souvenirs, let Malaysia be your one-stop-shopping Mecca.

Lot 10
Hit this landmark shopping centre, easily distinguished by its distinct green exterior and bold architecture. This family shopping destination houses around a hundred retail stores and boutiques, along with the famous Isetan supermarket and department store, specialty stores, restaurants and cafes. 

Pavilion
Embark on an unending shopping spree at this seven-leveled shopping mall, with its 450 outlets showcasing haute couture and the most renowned brand names. Look for special events and promotions at the Bintang Circle and indulge your whim for wellness and world-class entertainment at the mall’s fitness centre, karaoke lounge, cinemas and high-end bistros.

Star Hill Gallery
Step into this luxury mall spanning seven floors, for a world-class shopping experience.  Stop over at the Feast and Relish floors for some of the best fine-dining options. Shop at the Indulge and Adorn floors for designer and fashion labels; treat yourself to a relaxing massage at the Pamper floor. Art connoisseurs can head over to the Muse floor to check out its myriad art galleries and shops.

Sungai Wang Plaza / BB Plaza
Spend time at this award-winning shopping complex, which covers over two million square feet together with the Bukit Bintang Plaza. This two-decade-old plaza houses over 500 retail outlets selling everything from food to clothes, and is the best place in the city to get yourself a good bargain.

Berjaya Times Square
Be spoilt for choice at this plush mall comprising 10 floors and more than 700 retail outlets. Linked to the 5-star hotel Berjaya Times Square, this is your one-stop leisure destination with its mind-boggling range of food courts, indoor theme park with an IMAX theatre, cinema, spa centre, games arcade, karaoke lounge, supermarket, bank and IT mall. It also has a huge range of retail outlets with niche specialty shops.

Suria KLCC
When you need retail therapy, indulge yourself at this premier shopping destination. Navigate through six levels for leading brands at its luxury boutiques; tuck into mouth-watering treats at its food courts. Book lovers should stop at Kinokuniya, the only branch of this premier bookstore in Malaysia.

Sogo 
When you want to shop for the best, head over to Sogo. Known for its exclusive tenant mix, you get the best in fashion, furnishings, footwear, cosmetics and jewellery here. Don’t forget to check out the international restaurants too.

Mid Valley Mega Mall
Be prepared to be floored as you enter this huge mall, the largest in Southeast Asia, covering 4.5 million square feet. Whatever is on your shopping list, you’ll find it here easily among its huge selection of retail outlets. Browse through souvenirs, apparel, electrical appliances, and stock up on groceries at department stores like Metrojaya and Carrefour.  

Sunway Pyramid
Don’t miss out on a visit to Malaysia’s first themed, entertainment mall. Built in the style of the Egyptian Pyramids, its distinctive look sets it apart from other malls. Shop at its many exclusive boutiques featuring leading designer brands, and make sure you go skating at its indoor ice rink. 

Markets

Central Market
Stock up on traditional Malay items at this landmark market. Pick up traditional goods such as batik, embroidery, carvings, souvenirs, sculptures, clothes, among other interesting items. You can also request local artists to paint caricatures, or even get full-blown portraits made. After your spree, relax and unwind at some of the restaurants and cafes in the building.

ChinaTown
For an authentic taste of Malaysia, visit this vibrant marketplace for its Chinese-centric goods.  Learn more about the traditional medicines and herbs on display and browse through fashion accessories and electronic goods. The stalls here peddle everything you are likely to need, from Holland grapes to Taiwanese batteries. Look for bargains among the imitation goods and haggle on every purchase here.  Sit down at some of the popular Chinese al-fresco restaurants and treat your tastebuds to traditional delicacies such as pastries, savoury meats and cakes.

Pasar Malam (Night Markets)
Take a leisurely stroll through the night markets to browse through and haggle for household goods, audio/visual equipment and trinkets. Check out the prominent display of pirated goods at throwaway prices. Pick up fresh produce and sample food items or just soak up the infectious atmosphere of the night market. 
Get set to pack your bags to bursting, for Kuala Lumpur: 10 places to shop till you drop
When shopping is on your mind, Malaysia won’t disappoint you. With its enviable selection of malls and markets, KL offers alluring alternatives to everything on your list, all within your budget. So whether it is designer labels, cosmetics or traditional souvenirs, let Malaysia be your one-stop-shopping Mecca.

              With Malaysia Mega Sale Starting 15th June .... The holy journey has just begun !

By-
Kasturi Jadhav

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