Shopping can be one of the best travelling experiences of any tourist. When in Kuala Lumpur –visitors should not miss the chance to explore shopping here. If you come to Kuala Lumpur for travelling for sightseeing rather than travelling to shop, let note down the top 7 attractions for shopping in Kuala Lumpur and plan time to visit them on your itinerary.
1. The Central Market for shopping in Kuala Lumpur
If you wish to explore shopping in a comfortable condition, then the Central Market is truly a good place. There is a wide range of items offered here especially Malaysian handicrafts like Batik prints, Songket fabric, beadworks, woodcraft, metal crafts, labu sayong clay jar, teranang jar. One highlight of shopping stalls here is that the stalls are divided into different zones to show the multiracial culture of Malaysia such as Malay stalls at Lorong Melayu, Indian stalls at Lorong India, Chinese stalls at Straits Chinese. This way both helps visitors have a quick view to each trading culture and find the products easier.
Opening hours: Daily, 10:00 – 22:00
Location: Just around the corner from Kota Raya Shopping Centre
Address: No. 10, 1st-3rd floor, Jalan Hang Kasturi
2. Kasturi Walk:
Kasturi Walk is another open-air market offering products at reasonable prices at Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur. The market stretches along the Central Market.
Kasturi Walk features with numerous popular products like clothes, accessories, bags, watches, flip flops, souvenirs and snacks. If you wish to find a place offering additional souvenirs right outside the Central Market, then Kasturi Walk is truly that wanted place. When in here, let try some Malay dishes and some tropical fruits like durian, rambutan.
Kasturi Walk is an ideal place for a bright, clean and relaxing street shopping in KL.
Opening hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Address: Jalan Kasturi, Chinatown
3. Flea market at Amcorp Mall:
If you wish to save some money and second-hand goods might be your priority, then the Flea market at Amcorp Mall is the right place for you. When in here, you can find a various items ranging from clothing, shoes, accessories, bags to CDs, records, books, movie posters, comics and stamps, coins, retro figurines. Added that, the flea market also gives you chances to own rare antiques, old coins, old Beatles records, vintage cameras.
Opening hours: Sat-Sun, 10am-6pm
Address: LG, 1st Floor, 2nd Floor and 3rd Floor, Amcorp Mall, 18 Jalan Persiaran Barat, Off Jalan Timur
4. Petaling street in Chinatown:
If you like Chinese items, it’s the best place to shopping in Kuala Lumpur. Petaling street is a place for Chinese culture. When in here, you can stroll along the street to explore the local atmosphere. The street offers a long range of stalls selling reasonable-price clothing, shoes, accessories and souvenirs. The street is featured with Chinese trading center, red lanterns and an interesting crowd.
The heart of shopping experience in this street is to try Chinese food. You are amazed with various choices that you cannot have enough in just one time trying. Now let note down some of the must-try foods: hokkien mee and chee cheong fun at Kim Lian Kee, Dim sum at Yook Woo Hin, roasted duck at Sze Ngan Chye, soya bean at Kim Soya Bean, Wanton noodles at Koon Kee, Hainanese chicken rice at Kam Kee and porridge at Hon Kee.
Opening hours: Most of the stores often open from 8:00 am until midnight.
Address: Located in Chinatown
5. Kenanga Wholesale city:
Kenanga is a wholesale mall with 800 shops located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. This is a large mall with fashion stores extending over 8 trading stories. The best items you can find in this wholesale mall are ladies’ clothes, shoes, accessories, handbags. If you are a fan of fashion, you should spend time visiting Kenanga especially at weekend when many stores here welcome retail customers.
Kenanga is an ideal place for Muslim people for shopping in Kuala Lumpur. There are more than 70 shops offering Muslim clothes. Most of these shops are put at floor 3A and 5. If you wish to try some Halal foods, then you should come to floor 5. And yeah, you both have a good time for shopping and experiencing Halal food.
Opening hours: 10:00 am – 22:00 pm
Address: 8-01, Kompleks Kenanga Wholesale City, No.2 Jalan Gelugor, Off Jalan Kenanga
Wilayah Persekutuan 55200 Kuala Lumpur
6. Taman Connaught Night Market:
Taman Connaught Night Market with 2 kilometers long is the longest night market in Malaysia. The market is home to numerous food outlets and retail stalls (about 700 stalls). When in Taman Connaught Night Market, you can be immersed into the long line of clothes, shoes, bags, accessories and souvenirs. Added that, the market offers a fabulous place for food lovers to try various dishes from Taiwan, Thailand, Korea and Japan. Some of the bestseller foods include okonomiyaki, stinky tofu, fresh oysters, barbecue, cheesecakes.
Opening hours: 17:30 – 00:00
Address: Jalan Cerdas, Taman Connaught, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
7. Berjaya Times Square:
When wandering in some flea markets and night markets for shopping in Kuala Lumpur, a visit to Berjaya Times Square will help complete your shopping trip. The place is located in the heart of KL offering a wide choice of fashion, clothes, food, electronics, entertainment facilities and money exchange.
Berjaya Times Square also offers shopping choices from middle-class international brand names such as Nike, Bossine, Esprit. Added that, if you are looking for some local brands, the place is totally a great place. You can find here many Malaysian brands such as Seed, Vincci, Soda, Padini.
Besides shopping experience here, visitors also have chance to visit Berjaya Times Square Theme Park – the largest indoor theme park in KL.
Opening hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Address: No. 1, Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia