Top shopping centres in KL
Yet another informative article extracted from last week’s Sunday Star. Read on………
Shopping is a favourite pastime everywhere and the Klang Valley is a shopping haven.
1. Suria KLCC
Still a premier shopping complex, thanks to the numerous multinational companies parked in the Twin Towers next to it. It still beckons to international brands like a lodestone and is a favourite shopping haunt for the rich and the famous here.
2. Sungei Wang Plaza
More than three decades old, this is one of the most popular shopping malls in Malaysia. It attracts the younger generation with the latest fashion trends and unbelievably low prices. Those who want to keep up with the latest trends and not burn a hole in their pockets usually make a beeline for the small outlets here that offer anything and everything for a fraction of the price elsewhere.
3. The Pavilion
This is the latest and most posh shopping complex in the country. Here, all the international designers’ boutiques are housed under one roof. With seven storeys of shopping space and ample parking, it is no wonder that it is packed during weekends and during the mega sales carnivals that Malaysia organises for its domestic and foreign tourists.
4. Mid Valley Megamall
Much like Suria KLCC, but for the younger generation and the yuppies as not many international brands are housed here. However, it is making up for that with the introduction of its neighbour, The Gardens, which opened in late 2007.
5. One Utama
This is one shopping mall that needs no introduction and has no fear whatsoever of its competition. It is an evergreen area that still attracts shoppers, both young and old. Still expanding and with a new wing, One Utama has an added appeal to serious and matured shoppers.
6. Sunway Pyramid
This is where most mothers take their timeout while their children tire themselves out at the nearby Sunway Lagoon. It also meets the needs of most visitors and gives them an opportunity to shop and dine without having to brave the traffic jams in the Klang Valley.
7. Subang Parade
If you are not inclined to brave the KL traffic on weekends, then this is the place to head to for shopping. It offers many choices, is less of a jostle and is a favourite for Subang Jaya folks.
8. Lot 10 and Starhill
Mostly for serious shoppers, both these complexes cater to the mid-market and upmarket shoppers. They both offer plenty of choices, especially at Isetan Departmental Store, which gives its shoppers value for money and good quality products.
9. The Mall
Small but adequate to meet the needs of the expatriates who live in Bukit Tunku and Damansara. Easily accessible, it is a favourite haunt for participants of the annual UMNO Assembly that is held at the nearby Putra World Trade Centre.
10. The Curve
Top of the Charts is the best description for The Curve as this is where the yuppies and the yuppie wannabes hang out. With numerous places to hang out and watch the world go round, many head here to meet up with friends, to have a game or two of bowling and shop.