Kuala Lumpur: Top 10 Malls

Malaysians love to go to the malls to hangout, past time and shop. The malls in Kuala Lumpur range from neighbourhood malls to mega huge malls.

Here are the Top 10 malls and shopping centres around Kuala Lumpur.

1. Pavilion Kuala Lumpur

This is probably the top mall for tourists, first for its strategic location (it’s located right in the heart of Bukit Bintang).. and secondly for its mix of shops. It has both luxury brands and also shops that cater to the slightly above average shopper.

Apart from shopping, this mall is also known to be a hangout place for locals, as it has a good mix of bars and restaurants.

The Centre Court of the mall is very well decorated during the festive season. And there’s also a segment of the mall that is catered solely for all things Japanese – the Tokyo Street.

2. Suria KLCC

Before the arrival of Pavilion, Suria KLCC was probably the king of the malls. It has lost some of its shine, before their renovation. The mix of shops are a lil similar to that of Pavilion, but probably less bars and cool restaurants.

But it makes up for it for some of the restaurants are facing the musical fountain, which serves as a nice relaxing view during the evenings.

Of course, this is a must visit mall if you are in Kuala Lumpur, as this mall is at the lower part of the Petronas Twin Towers.

3. Mid Valley Megamall (and Gardens)

Touted as one of the biggest malls in the region when it was first built, this mall caters to the mass KL residents. The mall is centred right in the middle of the Klang Valley.. in between the 2 biggest cities Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya. The mall is still one of the largest malls in KL till today, and is also one of the most popular one.

Like most of its counterparts, this mall carries all the major fashion brands and restaurants, but at the same time have a fair share of lesser known shops.. making it quite a pleasant shopping experience.

Mid Valley is connected to the more upmarket sister mall, the Gardens, which carriers more upmarket brands.

4. 1 Utama 

Not all toursits go to 1 Utama, partly because of it’s location which is not in the city centre. However this mall is hugely popular amongst the KL residents for its wide variety of shops.

However, if you like mall-ing, then this mall serves a good purpose, as it is a nice environment to shop. Plus it has very nice decorations during the festive season where the concourse is filled with very creative built-ups, with performances.

5. Sunway Pyramid

While this mall is similar to that of 1 Utama in terms of location (that is off the city centre), however many tourists visit this mall. Firstly for it’s next to the Sunway Lagoon Theme Park. And secondly for its striking Egyptian architecture from the outside.

And as per 1 Utama and Mid Valley, this mall is one of the biggest in the city, and is hugely popular with the locals.

6. Publika

Probably not a mall your tour guide will recommend, but if you are staying in KL for a longer period, then you should visit this mall. This arts themed mall has many spaces for art related events and exhibitions. Besides, their cafes and restaurants are pretty unique and has quite unique interiors.

7. Sungei Wang Plaza (and BB Plaza)

A lil old, and tad run-down from the outside, but don’t mislook this mall. Over here, small fashion boutiques, tattoo salons, hair salons, and souvenir shops rule. A place more suited for the youth and those looking for some cheap bargain yet trendy clothes.

8. Low Yat Plaza

This will be the place to those who are looking for gadgets and IT related products. All the major computer brands have their own outlets here. At the same time, there are multiple shops selling different brands – from laptops, notebooks to tablets and cameras. Bargain is a must here.

9. Starhill Gallery

The most luxurious mall of all with all the big labels is Starhill Gallery. But apart from the luxury brands, it is also home to the popular Japanese buffet – Jogoya and the multi-themed restaurant – Shook!

10. Berjaya Times Square

Another tourist hit for its location in the city centre, and the fact that it has a wide variety of shops. It is hard to define this mall as it leans towards small shops but at the same time carry the more common brands. The mall also has a mini indoor theme park and is home to one of KL’s first IMAX theatres.


The other noteworthy malls in Kuala Lumpur are:

1. The Curve

2. Empire Shopping Gallery

3. Lot 10

4. Bangsar Village

5. Bangsar Shopping Centre