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29 December, 2010

Shopping Malls in Petaling Jaya


Shopping Malls in Petaling Jaya, Selangor are one of the very popular places for many local and tourist. There are super malls right down to family malls offered for all walks of life and basically the city has gone into this 'Mall Culture' where weekends or even weekdays are spent at these popular shopping malls. With this, I have created a list of popular shopping malls located through Petaling Jaya and in no particular order. The picture above is of the Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, picture taken from archuletafanscene.com.

1Utama Rainforest, picture taken from backpackingmalaysia.com

1. One Utama Shopping Mall (Also known as 1U)
One Utama is noted as the biggest shopping mall in central PJ and with the addition of a new wing, this makes the place one of the top shopping malls to visit in Petaling Jaya. There are a total of 6 floors of shopping with over 5 million square feet of retail and entertainment here. A tropical rainforest section offers nature lovers a break away from the shopping while the award winning mall caters to two start of the art cinemas and endless choices of eateries here.

Special: One Utama is also connected to the 5-Star One World Hotel which makes staying here a bonus for the business or shopping traveler.

Getting to One Utama Shopping Mall:
  • Takes about 15 to 20 minutes via taxi from Kuala Lumpur city.
  • If you're boarding a bus from KL Sentral, take the Rapid KL Bus No. U82. If coming from Putrajaya Sentral, take Bus No. T43. 1 Utama is also connected via buses No. U86 and U89.
  • LRT Train: Get off at the Kelana Jaya LRT stop and take a taxi to 1 Utama, which is just 10 minutes away on the LDP (Lebuhraya Damansara Puchong)
Address: 1 Leboh Bandar Utama, 
Persiaran Bandar Utama,
Bandar Utama, 47800
Petaling Jaya
Telephone: 03 7726 6033

 The Curve Shopping Mall, Pic from Skyscrapercity.com

2. The Curve Shopping Center
This shopping mall is also one of the popular places to visit as it is cleverly located in Mutuara Damansara amongst other big names like Ikea, Ikano Power Center, Cineleisure and Tesco making it a one stop shoppers heaven. The Curve also boasts of having Malaysia’s first pedestrianized shopping mall where all entrances are interconnected to the other malls and buildings around it. A total of 180 retail outlets offer various choices here. A popular area here is The Street where an opened air street concept of 50 eateries awaits the hungry shopper while on weekends, this place hosts one of the best Flea Markets around. 

Special: The Curve is also connected to a 4-star boutique hotel called The Royale Bintang Damansara

Getting to The Curve:
  • Takes about 15 to 20 minutes via taxi from Kuala Lumpur city.
  • If you're boarding a bus from Central Market in Kuala Lumpur, take RapidKL Bus U88.
  • LRT Train: Get off at the Kelana Jaya LRT stop. There is a Free IKANO Shutle Bus or take RapidKL Bud U89.
Address: 6 Jalan PJU 7/3,
Mutiara Damansara,
47800 Petaling Jaya
Telephone: 03 7710 6868 


3. Amcorp Mall
A medium sized mall located in the business district of Petaling Jaya,  Amcorp Mall is well known for their Flea Market since 1998 and is the biggest indoor market in Malaysia. The mall is also located by the famous 24 hour A&W restaurant in PJ and gets really crowded on weekends due to the popularity of the unique Flea Market here. All five floors of the mall is utilized for vendors to sell all sorts of items where the lower ground floor is the most popular with stalls selling antiques, collectibles, stamps and more.

Special: On weekdays, the place is quiet serving only the business workers so best to visit on Sunday for the Amcorp Mall Flea Market.


Getting to Amcorp Mall;
  • By Train: Located along the Kelana Jaya LRT Line, you need to get off at the Taman Jaya LRT Station and it is a 2 minute walk to Amcorp Mall. 
  • Taxi: 15-20 minutes from Kuala Lumpur
Amcorp Mall Website



Address: 18 Jalan Persiaran Barat,
Off Jalan Timur,
46200 Petaling Jaya 
Telephone: 03 7958 5318

4. Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall 
Another award winning mall, this is Malaysia's first Themed Shopping Mall. Located in the Sunway district of Petaling Jaya and next to Malaysia's first theme park - Sunway Lagoon, the mall has been in operation since 1997 and caters to over 4 million square feet of retail therapy. As you approach the mall, you will see a huge Egyptian Lion as the main icon while a replica pyramid dominates the back where once it used to shoot light into the sky at night similar to The Luxor in Vegas. The mall recently went through a 50 million dollar revamp and now caters to over 800 shops for some serious shopping. 

Special: Sunway Pyramid is connected with the 5-star Sunway Hotel and Sunway Lagoon Themepark. Another highlight here is the indoor Ice Skating Rink in the mall.

Getting to Sunway Pyramid Mall;
  • By Train: LRT to Kelana Jaya Station, then take the RapidKL Bus T623
  • By Bus: Can be complicated from KL so best to take the LRT Train.
  • By Taxi: About 20-30 minutes from KL, avoid peak hours.
Sunway Pyramid Website
Address: No. 3 Jalan PJS11/15,
Bandar Sunway,
46150 Petaling Jaya
Telephone: (603) 7494 3100

5. Jaya 33 Shopping Mall
One of the new malls in Section 13 near the famous Jaya Supermarket, this Office Mall caters to mostly locals with 2 retail floors and 11 restaurants. A grocery supermarket and fitness center called True Fitness are the popular choices here. Not a shopping place for tourist but more towards the locals and expatriates. The famous Digital Mall, and all IT center is a 5 minute walk from here. 


Getting to Jaya 33;
  • Taxi: From KL, 20-30 minutes
  • Train: Stop at Asia Jaya LRT Station. From here is it a 15 minute walk or you can take a taxi to Jaya 33.
Jaya 33 Website
Address: Lot 33, No.3,
Jalan Semangat, Seksyen 13,
46100 Petaling Jaya
Telephone: (603) 7958 3388

6. Digital Mall
The most popular IT Mall in Petaling Jaya which caters to everything in the Information Technology.  Known as the one stop IT Mall, it is spread over 4 floors and you can find Mobile Phones, Computer Software and Hardware, Electrical Products and Cameras in this 80,000 square feet area. Everything related to the Internet Technology can be found here so if you are those who constantly crave the latest IT products, this is your place. A Mac Shop is also available here while a Digi  Service Center is on the ground floor. Multiple Broadband services are usually seen on promotions at the mall entrance. An IT Market is located on the top floor offering competitive prices. This mall which gets very busy on weekends is also located 5 minutes from the Jaya 33 Mall.

Special: Everything IT, Camera Shops.

Getting to Digital Mall;
  • Train: Stop at the Asia Jaya LRT Station, then a 10 minute walk here.
  • Taxi: 20-30 minutes from Kuala Lumpur City.
Digital Mall Website
Address: No. 2, Jalan 14/20 Section 14,
46100 Petaling Jaya
Telephone: 603 7968 3311 / 603 7955 4394

Empire Gallery

7. Empire Gallery Shopping Mall
Empire Gallery is the latest addition to shopping malls in Petaling Jaya and is located in Subang Jaya, a township in between Klang and Kuala Lumpur. This 600,000 square feet mall offers a unique concept of live, work, shop, play and eat in one place which is now fast catching on with the locals. A more refined selection of shops and entertainment spots have been sourced by the mall owners so you can expect something a little different than the usual shopping malls. The Empire is also located just nearby Subang Parade Shopping Mall.

Special: An 8th Floor Entertainment Club.

Getting to Empire Gallery;
  • LRT Train: to Kelana Jaya Station then take RapidKL Bus T623
  • Commuter Train: KL Sentral to Subang Jaya KTM Komuter Station then walk 5 minutes to the mall.
  • Taxi: From KL City, a 20-30 minute drive.
  • RapidKL Buses: From KL Sentral to Subang Jaya, take Bus #U67, MidValley Megamall to Empire Mall, take Bus #U76.

Empire Gallery Shopping Mall Website
Address: Jalan SS16/1, 47500 Subang Jaya
Telephone: 603 5635 9818


8. Subang Parade Shopping Mall
One of the oldest shopping malls in Petaling Jaya, the Subang Parade has been around for over 22years. Totaling 500,000 square feet of retail space, there are also over 160 shops spread over 3 floors here. A number of popular eateries are found here while the mall is across the road from Empire Gallery and Carrefour.

Special: IT Center and the main tenant, Parkson Grand Department Store.

Getting to Subang Parade Shopping Center;
  • LRT Train: to Kelana Jaya Station then take RapidKL Bus T623
  • Commuter Train: KL Sentral to Subang Jaya KTM Komuter Station then walk 5 minutes to the mall.
  • Taxi: From KL City, a 20-30 minute drive.
  • RapidKL Buses: From KL Sentral to Subang Jaya, take Bus #U67, MidValley Megamall to Subang Parade, take Bus #U76.
Subang Parade Website
Address: No 5 Jalan SS16/1,
47500 Subang Jaya
Telephone: 603 5032 9778


9. Sunway Giza Shopping Mall
Another of the latest specialized malls to open is Sunway Giza Shopping Mall located in the Kota Damansara area of Petaling Jaya which opened on Dec 2009. This neighborhood mall with 3 floors totals 86,000 square feet and is a covered boulevard style shopping mall with over 70 specialty shops. More catered towards those who love around the area.

Special: Located in the high traffic Kota Damansara business area.

Getting to Sunway Giza Shopping Mall;
  • Taxi: From Kuala Lumpur to Kota Damansara about 30-45 minutes
  • LRT Train: To Kelana Jaya Station, then take RapidKL Bus U89
  • RapidKL Bus: Take Bus U88 from Pasar Seni or KL Sentral to Kota Damansara.

Sunway Giza Website
Address: No.2 Jalan PJU5/14, PJU5,
Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya
Telephone: 603 6148 1600

Tropicana City Shopping Mall

10. Tropicana City Mall
Another new mall in the Damansara area, Tropicana City Shopping Mall is one of the popular places for the people living in Petaling Jaya that opened at the end of 2008. With a total of 450,000 square feet, this mall with four unique floors offer shoppers a wide selection of shops and eateries. Branded 'The New Pulse of PJ', the mall tries to cater to the middle class individual and family spenders offering many unique entertainment, eateries and lifestyle shops. Highlight of the mall would be the new GSC Multiplex Cinema.

Special: Excellent Cinemas and Grocery Shopping here.

Getting to Tropicana City Shopping Mall;
  • LRT Train: To Kelana Jaya Station, then use the complimentary bus service from Tropicana City Mall. This is the best option for public transportation.
  • Taxi: From Kuala Lumpur, 15-20 minutes

Tropicana City Shopping Mall Website
Address: No 3, Jalan SS20/27
47400 Petaling Jaya
Telephone: 603 7710 1818 / 7710 0101

You can also check out my 8 Shopping Malls in Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur List.

Just so you know, there are a few more malls that I have not listed here but you can give them a miss as those listed are the most popular places. Not listed are - Atria Shopping Center, Summit Shopping Center,  Ikano Power Center (This is just opposite The Curve), Jaya One and Plaza OUG to name a few. For the shopaholics, these places are located around the city of Petaling Jaya which is a satellite city from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Getting to these malls take about 20-30 minutes from KL with consideration to the traffic. If you haven't have enough of shopping in KL, you can try the 10 Shopping Malls in Petaling Jaya.

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7 comments:

Lauren said... 30 December 2010 10:35

So amazing. Thanks for sharing.

David Jr said... 31 December 2010 04:15

Lauren, thank you and hope you get a chance to do some serious shopping in Petaling Jaya with all these amazing malls.

David
Malaysia Asia

synical said... 3 January 2011 11:38

It's True Fitness at Jaya 33, not Fitness First. Just thought you should know.

PNR Enquiry said... 5 January 2011 17:37

Tropicana City Shopping Mall is one of the popular best places of the Malaysia Asia.

David Jr said... 7 January 2011 06:01

Synical, haiks! Thanks for the info, will update it. I always get confused with the 2 names.

PNR, yes indeed it is currently doing well here in PJ.

David

Anonymous said... 17 February 2012 15:53

Mid valley????

Pavilion?

KLCC??

Those are our bombs too! add them to the list please!

Oh also SS2 Mall

David Jr said... 13 May 2012 16:48

Anon - Those are not in Petaling Jaya but in KL. I have another article about Malls in KL.

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