Shopping in Malaysia is a pleasurable guilt trip -right from fashion to tech gizmos, it has so much to offer. I recommend that you spend a day each for street shopping and the high-end luxurious Malls.
Here’s my list on where to shop and what to buy when in this truly international skyscraper city- Kuala Lumpur.
#KLCC Mall – The Suria KLCC Mall is an imposing huge building at the foot of the Petronas Towers in central Kuala Lumpur. You absolutely have to spend a day in this six-story behemoth. While there are other popular Malls in Kula Lumpur like Bukit Bintang, Pavilion and Pyramid but the Suria KLCC absolutely steals the show .
It is easily accessible by public transport– bus and monorail or alternatively hire a taxi. There is a huge departmental store Istean and some luxury designer tags like PRADA, CHANEL, Burberry, Ralph Lauren, Gucci etc.
Like I said, spend a full day shopping and when you get tired, do check out the two food courts. Strongly recommend that you try the lovely pastry shops in the food court and the Little Penang Cafe.
We had lunch there – the service was excellent and the environment relaxing after the tiring walk around the Mall.
#Street shopping in Malaysia
Petaling Street– is the outdoor market in Chinatown KL selling the best knock-offs in handbags, watches, shoes and even some traditional handicrafts.
Its not too expensive either – I spent around 10000 INR and got plentiful stuff to take back home to India. And yes, they do bargain so give it a shot if you are keen on it. Also do try the Chinese food at the local food stalls. They are open till late in the night and the hustle-bustle is very exciting.
Chow Kit Market– this is more of your local handicraft market and if you want to take souvenirs home, then this is the perfect market for you. Wooden crafts, metal crafts, jars, fabric- everything in true local authentic Malaysian culture. Shop at the endless cool and unique stalls.