Kuala Lumpur #2 best shopping city in Asia Pacific

Kuala Lumpur ranked #2 best shopping city in Asia Pacific according to the latest Globe Shopper Index in late October 2012. In this recent survey, twenty-five cities in the region were assessed under five categories shops, culture and climate, hotels and transport, affordability and convenience where Kuala Lumpur achieved the second highest overall score of 65 out of 100. At the top of the list was Hong Kong which scored higher 68.5 edging other cities for its safety, dependable city transport and variety of shops and brands. 

Top 10 Shopping Cities in Asia (score out of 100)

1. Hong Kong - 68.5
2. Kuala Lumpur - 65
3. Shanghai - 63.1
4. Beijing - 60.7
5. Singapore - 60.2
6. Sydney - 58.4
7. Bangkok - 57.1
8. Tokyo - 56.4
9. Seoul - 54.8
10. Delhi - 53.0

The Global Shopper Index also rates Kuala Lumpur as a specific strength is its ability to combine low prices with a good range of products in a large number of stores, including three of the world's 10 biggest shopping malls. Predictions that KL had the potential to perform better in future indexes due to the Government's efforts to promote retail tourism where shopping is one of the main attractions in Malaysia. 

Pavilion Shopping Mall in KL

Also taken note was the Malaysian Government's mammoth investments in developing KLCC and Bukit Bintang as a premier shopping precinct in Malaysia which is known as the BBKLCC. This newly themed area is a shopping paradise in the heart of Malaysia and a destination where fashion, food and entertainment thrive. There are over 3,000 stores across nine shopping malls in Bukit Bintang, KL and all are located in the BBKLCC area which are BB Plaza, Berjaya Times Square, fahrenheit88, Lot 10, Pavilion KL, Plaza Low Yat, Starhill Gallery, Sungei Wang Plaza to Suria KLCC.

All the malls are within walking distance from each other and with the choices of malls found in just one area, this alone has helped made Kuala Lumpur #2 best shopping city in Asia Pacific.