Best Shopping Malls to Visit in Kuala Lumpur KL

Best Shopping Malls to Visit in Kuala Lumpur

Not your regular Top 10 list but this is a list of the Best Shopping Malls to Visit in Kuala Lumpur or KL based purely on the popularity of the malls for tourism purposes. Many visitors come to Malaysia in search of some good places to go shopping in Kuala Lumpur or KL, but with so many top 10 list out there, most of them are just plucked from the internet and interlinked to some online hotel booking sites or just for the sake of getting people to click on their links. 

So, as I have been born and bred here in Kuala Lumpur, and occasionally moving around the city, I can vouch for these shopping malls to visit in Kuala Lumpur as I frequent most of them regularly. In no order, here is the list of the best shopping malls to visit in KL, in the Golden Triangle and also the outer rim of Kuala Lumpur. Again, thee places are purely tourism focused.
Berjaya Times Square Shopping Mall
Berjaya Times Square, one of the mot popular shopping malls in Kuala Lumpur. Photo from www.gowhere.my
Berjaya Times Square Shopping Mall

Having been around for a number of years, the Berjaya Times Square has moved to be one of the top shopping malls in KL to visit, simply because of the variety of shops available here. You will not find high end brands but more of the local brands and many boutique and speciality shops here. On some floors, you can find some real bargains for ladies clothes and accessories as the shops here remind me of a Bangkok style mall, with lots of retailers and cheap clothes, mostly imported from Thailand, China and Korea. 

Berjaya Times Square is also one of the multi-concept malls where you can find a huge indoor theme park, a Japanese and Taiwan Street, Hotel and Serviced Apartments which are all housed in one huge complex. Perfect for those wanting a city holiday and very suitable for couples, families or those on business trips. 

Berjaya Times Square Address;
Location: Opposite Melia Hotel and Amoda building. You can exit straight into the shopping mall from Imbi Monorail Station. 
Address: No. 1 Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur
Telephone: (603) 2117 3111
Opening Hours: Daily, 10:00 – 22:00
Suria KLCC Shopping Mall
Suria KLCC, a very popular shopping mall in KL. Photo by www.thousandwonders.net
Suria KLCC Shopping Mall

This is one of the most famous and popular shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur, located underneath the Petronas Twin Towers, you get a two-in-one experience when you visit Suria KLCC Shopping Mall in Kuala Lumpur. Visitors to this mega mall will find local and international tenants and international department store chains here. The mall is also comparison to many other international mega malls in other countries. The crowds are not only on weekends, but just about everyday. One of the bonus points is that the Suria KLCC is connected to the main KLCC LRT train line. This station is linked to KLCC and also the mall opposite, called Avenue K.

Apart from browsing the many floors and the Petrosains Centre on the top floor, visitors can spend a full day here in the mall, or simply going outside to the KLCC Park and also Aquaria KLCC. The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and Mandarin Oriental Hotel is also located just outside Suria KLCC. From Bukit Bintang City Center, it is only a 10 minute walk here. 

Suria KLCC Address; 
Location: Under the Petronas Twin Towers
Address: Lot. No. 241, Level 2, Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur City Centre
50088 Kuala Lumpur
Telephone: (603) 2382 2828
Website: http://www.suriaklcc.com.my/index.html/
Opening Hours: Daily, 10:00 – 22:00
Shopping Malls Kuala Lumpur
Pavilion Shopping Mall in KL. Photo from www.pavilion-kl.com
Pavilion Shopping Mall Kuala Lumpur 

The mother of all shopping malls, the Pavilion Shopping Mall in Kuala Lumpur is a world-class mixed-use urban development and also a multiple award winning mall. The entire project comprises a seven storey premier shopping mall, two blocks of Pavilion Residences, Pavilion Tower office block and the 5-star Royale Pavilion Hotel. With all that mentioned, I can say that this is the place to find top international brands, chic cafes, restaurants and other high end boutique shops. 

Located in the core area of the Golden Triangle of KL or the BBKLCC, this place pulls in all walks of life, including the shopping tourist. Think Channel, Burberry or Fendi and you can find it here as these are the kind of tenants that occupy the main area of Pavilion. A must visit for any luxury shopping lover and is a five minute walk from the Bukit Bintang Monorail Station. 

Pavilion Kuala Lumpur Address;
Location: Right next to Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur, across the street from JW Marriott and Starhill Gallery. 
Address: 168 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 
Telephone: (603) 2118 8833
Pavilion KL Website: http://www.pavilion-kl.com/
Opening Hours: Daily, 10:00 – 22:00
Low Yat Plaza in Kuala Lumpur, the best place to get gadgets and electronics. Photo from www.wikimapia.com
 Low Yat Plaza Shopping Mall

This is the place to go for cameras, smartphones, IT. electronics and gadgets in Malaysia. Plaza Low Yat has been serving local or foreigners over a decade and is well known as the IT and Gadget Center of Kuala Lumpur. People visit Low Yat Plaza in Bukit Bintang to get their IT items, repairs or upgrades. Whatever is new in the market, you are sure to find it here. Whatever smart phone or gadget launched worldwide, you can find it here first too. There are a total of five floors for shoppers to explore and the location is about five minutes walk from the Bukit Bintang Monorail Station.

Having been around for almost thirty years, this one-stop Camera, Smartphone, IT and gadget shop offers supermarkets, chain stores and private vendors and you can most likely get some of the best prices and deals here. Accessories for smart phone, tablets, laptop, desktop and cameras are also found here too. Definitely a must-visit place for any gadget lover. 

Plaza Low Yat Address;
Location: Behind Amoda Building, which is across the street from Berjaya Times Square, and right beside Bukit Bintang Plaza/Sungei Wang Plaza.
Address: No. 7, Jalan Bintang, Off Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang Central,
Low Yat Plaza Website
Tel: (603) 2148 3651
Opening Hours: Daily, 10:00 – 22:00
Nu Sentral Shopping Mall KL
Nu Sentral Shopping Mall in Kuala Lumpur
Nu Sentral Shopping Mall

One of the new players to enter the shopping mall scene in KL is no other than Nu Sentral, located in the KL Sentral core area. This interesting mall opened in 2014 and is connected directly to KL Sentral, which is also the main transportation hub of Kuala Lumpur. At Nu Sentral, you can find the standard retail shops, cafes, fast food joints and restaurants here but do not expect a lot of luxury brands here.

Most travelers or locals would use the mall as a gateway to Brickfields where the main KL Monorail station is located. All train services in Kuala Lumpur and the main Malaysia Railway is found here. For those travelers who are waiting for their trains or even arriving early to take the KLIA Express train to the airport, you can just go over to Nu Sentral to shop or even have some food at the many restaurants and cafes there.

Nu Sentral Address;
Location: Connected to KL Sentral
Address: No 201, Jalan Tun Sambanthan 50470, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: (+603) 2859 7177
Website: http://www.nusentral.com/
Opening Hours: Daily, 10:00 – 22:00
Mid Valley Megamall Kuala Lumpur
Mid Valley Megamall, one of the successful shopping malls just out of KL City. Photo from www.panoramio.com
Mid Valley Megamall 

One of the largest shopping malls in Kuala Lumpur is no other than Mid Valley Megamall, located just ten minutes drive outside of KL main city area. This gigantic mall which opened in 1999 has seen some of the best choices of brands, in terms of general retailers. In terms of shopping, you would most probably spend a lot of time here as the mall is so huge, it takes a lot of walking around.

Mid Valley Megamall also has its own convention hall called the Mid Valley Convention Centre and two hotels which are also connected to the mall. However, to get here, you need to take a taxi from the city and avoid coming during peak hours as the place can get really crowded. For tourist coming here, a tip would be to change your money in the city before coming here as the money changers here have really long lines. This mega mall in KL is one of the best overall malls for couples, businessmen and families.

Mid Valley Megamall Address;
Location: 15 minutes out of KL main city area and 5 minutes from KL Sentral.
Address: Mid Valley Megamall, 75, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, 58000 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: (+603) 2938 3333
Website: http://www.midvalley.com.my/
Opening Hours: Daily, 10:00 – 22:00
Suria KL Shopping Mall
Suria KLCC, located under the Petronas Twin Towers in KL
The shopping malls in KL mentioned above have been personally visited by me on numerous occasions, hence you are getting exact information. If you are heading out of KL to the suburb of PJ, you can check out my Shopping Malls in Petaling Jaya article which I did previously as this is in the outer region of Kuala Lumpur.

There are many other new shopping malls in Kuala Lumpur, but I have not listed them as they are still considered new and many are still in the soft period while not all of them are completely occupied. So, to recommend these new malls would be useless, considering that when you go there, the place looks empty, lacking tenants, but I am keeping an eye out to see which are the ones who stand out after the first half of 2017 and update it here.

So in the mean time, this article is strongly focused on popular malls that are relatively important to tourist visiting KL and I hope that this list of best shopping malls to visit in Kuala Lumpur provide you with more than enough information. Do ask if you have any questions or feedback and leave them below.

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