By year 2018, there are more than 1000 shopping malls in Malaysia. In Klang Valley area alone we can find more than 30 mega shopping malls, each of them having different theme and collection of stores to provide the best retail experience. Shopping malls have become the go-to place for Malaysian to shop for grocery, entertainment or to have a good meal. With the wide selection of shopping malls, we list down the top 5 shopping malls that we like best in Kuala Lumpur.
5The Starling Mall
The Starling mall is a new mall in town which branded themselves as the eco & lifestyle mall. It has two parks, one in-door and one outdoor park. The outdoor park, known at The Chirp Park is located just outside of the mall entrance. Spread across more than 27 square feet, it features a meandering brook and a bird nest sculpture. The indoor park, which known as Sky Park location on Level 5 allow shopper to have a panoramic view of surroundings.
Sunway Velocity mall is considerably new to join the list of malls in Kuala Lumpur. It is located in Cheras. The mall is easily accessible using public transportation including 1 LRT and 2 MRTs. As a new mall in town, it has a good mix of popular tenants catering to every possible need.
3Mid Valley Megamall
Mid Valley Megamall located at the entrance of Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur. The shopping mall was opened in 1999 however it’s still one of the most popular for shoppers to go in Kuala Lumpur. With 1.7 million square feet and over four hundreds retailers, there are plenty to keep devoted shoppers grinning.
Mid Valley Megamall houses a convention centre with the size of 48 thousands square feet. Many notable events and fairs are hosted at the convention centre every month. The shopping mall is also adjacent to the hotel Cititel Midvalley and another shopping mall The Garden.
2Sunway Pyramid Mall
Second we have Sunway Pyramid, it is Malaysia’s first themed shopping and entertainment mall in an Egyptian design with a lion sculpture, Pharaoh Statue. The entrance is joined by two glorious domes – the Orange Atrium and Blue Atrium. Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa, Sunway Hotel Clio Sunway Pyramid Tower East is accessible from Sunway Pyramid via a link bridge.
Sunway Pyramid is the first shopping mall with an ice skating rink. With up to 4 million square feet of retail space, Sunway Pyramid offers a wide variety of retail outlets spanning from fashion boutiques to high end restaurants.
11 Utama Shopping Centre
Top on our list we have 1 Utama Shopping Centre (known locally as 1U). 1U was reported by CNN to be the fourth largest shopping mall with more than 650 stores. It is connected to a luxurious 5-star One World Hotel, Plaza IBM, KPMG Tower and First Avenue.
Spanning more up to 5 million square feet, 1 Utama is the only shopping mall in Malaysia to have fourth departmental stores and two cinemas. The sheer number of brands available provides you all the experience you want.
On top of that, 1 Utama houses several recreational centres such as the Asia’s largest indoor rock climbing facility, a baseball batting cages, a futsal court and a diving academy. It also has the largest rooftop garden in Southeast Asia with 500 species of exotic plants.