Shoppers Paradise in Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur is one of the cheaper countries in Asia to purchase more well known branded items and certainly to buy new electronics. You will find a large variety of options for shopping in Kuala Lumpur from high-end brands to knock off everything in Chinatown. If you want to do some shopping while in Asia Kuala Lumpur is certainly Shoppers Paradise. Here are some of the best places to snag a good deal (Compared to Canadian pricing anyways). If you plan to do some serious mall shopping be sure to sign up for the tourist cards at the malls for additional discounts and special offers.
Bukit Bintang District
If malls, big box stores or high-end luxury stores are where you like to shop then you should check out Bukit Bintang, it is THE destination for shopping in Kuala Lumpur, known as the shopping district. It has a huge number of stores through the area and a large number of malls quite close together. Some of the malls are Pavilion KL Shopping, Fahrenheit88, Sungei Wang Plaza, Lot 10, and Starhill Shopping Center. They are all within walking distance of one another. You should be able to find pretty much anything you are looking for within Bukit Bintang.
Suria KLCC sits just next to the beautiful KLCC park and is connected to the Petronas Towers. It is on the higher end of the malls in Kuala Lumpur, spanning over 6 levels. Here you will find those high-end brand names like Tiffany’s down to the common brand like Watson or Zara. It is a great place for all things fashion but there isn’t much of a selection for electronics. Suria has a great movie theater and a huge array of food options.
Pavilion KL Shopping Mall
Located in the Bukit Bintang district Pavilion KL is likely the most popular mall in the area. It also offers a wide variety of shops from high to low end. Most of the brand names you can think of will likely have a store here. The mall is separated into sections for couture, general fashion, Asian fashion, food, and entertainment. The mall offers free wifi to its guests.
Petaling Street Market in Chinatown
If malls are not your thing and you prefer to pay less than retail then the Petaling Street Market in Chinatown is your best bet. Here are can barter and find loads of great items for bargain basement prices. Most of the vendors sell the same things so if you are looking for watches, hats, t-shirts, belts, sunglasses and purses, you are in luck. If you are looking for something else, you may not find what you are looking for.
Central Market near Chinatown
Is a great place to shop for touristy stuff. You can purchase many Malaysian made goods and snacks including handmade crafts by the locals. There are loads of souvenirs to be had through the market. Many of the vendors sell similar things, for similar prices. If you buy multiples you can likely barter but one off items you will likely end up paying the set price.
Do you like to shop? Which do you think you would like best? Have you been to Kuala Lumpur? Let us know in the comments below!