Best Places for Shopping in Kuala Lumpur

Shopping, Shopping and Shopping! KL is known throughout the world as a vibrant and colourful shopping haven with the best shops and boutiques for clothing, shoes, accessories and much more. From high-end luxury brands and mega-malls, to flea and night markets, KL truly has it all. There’s something for every taste and budget in KL.


With a wide range of shopping outlets, both local shoppers and visitors are spoilt for choice and treated to a truly diverse KL shopping experience.

So… where to start? There are more than eight major malls within the heart of the city alone!

Not to worry, EZTakaful has compiled a list of the best places for shopping in Kuala Lumpur for the best retail therapy possible.

The height of fashion in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur…



Opened in 2007 Pavilion is a luxurious mall located in central area of Bukit Bintang. With more than 450 stores spread across 7 levels Pavilion offers the latest in fashion trends with some of the world’s most exclusive brands such as Prada, Versace and Gucci. Along with Suria KLCC, Pavilion is one of the most popular malls and in 2009 won World’s Best Retail Centre (2009) at the FIABCI Awards. Equipped with a cinema, food court, spas and beauty parlours Pavilion is more than just a shopping mall, it is an entertainment venue.

Address: 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100, Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: 10am -10pm

Pasar Seni for the arts and crafts of Malaysia…

Founded in 1888 and originally used as a wet market, Pasar Seni or Central Market stands firm as a heritage landmark that symbolises the culture of multi-racial Malaysia. This air conditioned, two-floor indoor market is the one stop shop for local handicrafts produced by local craftsmen. Items sold incorporate the three main cultures found in Malaysia; Malay, Chinese and Indian. The merchandise here is cheap and traditional goods such as batik, asli craft carvings, souvenirs, and sculptures are all available. When seasonal celebrations approach Pasar Seni presents colourful and exciting exhibitions with stalls selling various items distinct to each festival, such as kuih raya during Hari Raya.

Address: Jalan Hang Kasturi, 50050 Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: 10am -10pm

Gadgets, games and tech at Plaza Low Yat…

Located in Bukit Bintang Plaza Low Yat Plaza is widely regarded as the most comprehensive mall for electronic goods and IT gadgets. If you can’t find the IT product you’re after at Plaza Low Yat, it probably doesn’t exist! Software and games are available at great prices, but prepared to do some price comparisons in order to get the best deals. With 7 floors Plaza Low Yat regularly hosts road shows and gadget fairs from some of the world’s largest tech brands, such as Samsung and Intel, ensuring that visitors are always at the forefront of innovation and invention.

Address: No. 7 Jalan Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100, Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: 10am -10pm

Petaling Street and China Town for the bargain hunters…



Do you have an eye for great bargain and are a hard haggler? Then Petaling Street is for you! Petaling Street is full of stalls offering cheap and cheerful imitation goods. Handbags, shoes and watches from labels such as Louis Vuitton and Rolex are all available…if you don’t mind ‘branded’ goods. Petaling Street also offers a delightful array of snacks and treats with Chinese and seafood restaurants on every corner, all of which are very hard to resist.

Address: Jalan Petaling, 50000, Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: 10am -10pm

Fun for the kids at Berjaya Times Square…



Berjaya Times Square is one of the most easily located malls in KL as 48-storey twin-tower complex found in Bukit Bintang. It is the fifth largest building in the world by floor area and is home to over 1,000 retail stores and 65 food outlets. Unlike Pavilion, Berjaya Times Square does not play host to the international luxury brands. Visitors are more likely to find smaller, more affordable apparel boutiques such as Giordano and Sixty Fashion.

However Berjaya Times Square’s biggest attraction is its indoor theme park, the largest in Asia! The theme park has 14 specially-designed rides including a thrilling roller coaster, making it a perfect day out for the family and everyone you love.

Address: 1, Jalan Imbi, 55100, Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: 10am -10pm

Equipped with these recommendations we hope that you can venture out with confidence into the shopping universe KL has to offer and get a true taste of the local shopping scene.

Now that you are equipped with the best places for shopping in KL, next week we will discuss how get more for less when shopping on a budget to save those all-important ringgit and sen.

Happy reading!

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