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Shopping at Golden Triangle

Bukit Bintang is the main shopping area of the Golden Triangle with many of KL’s most well-known malls. The main shopping streets are Jalan Bukit Bintang, Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Imbi. KLCC has the popular Suria KLCC mall while the adjacent Jalan Ampang also has several shopping complexes.

Bukit Bintang

  • Sungei Wang Plaza, Jalan Bukit Bintang (direct bridge to Monorail Bukit Bintang), Bukit Bintang. A great place to buy cameras and watches (discounts are given for cash payments, although credit cards are accepted). Sungei Wang also hosts a concentration of tailors of men’s and women’s clothing. This is a maze of a mall, take a compass with you to find your way out!
Sungei Wang Plaza

Sungei Wang Plaza

  • Lot 10,  Jalan Bukit Bintang, (direct bridge to Monorail Bukit Bintang), Bukit Bintang. A favourite among Malaysians and tourists alike, Lot 10 is Bukit Bintang’s very own “Emerald City”, housing boutiques that will appeal to shoppers looking for goods in all price brackets. It houses the Isetan department store.
  • Starhill Gallery,  Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, adjoining JW Marriott Hotel. The nearest station to this mall is Monorail Bukit Bintang. Starhill is a literally an English translation of “Bukit Bintang”. A shopping centre that rivals Suria KLCC for designer goods. A must-visit for watch aficionados as the ‘Adorn’ floor (1st floor) houses the biggest selection of designer wrist-watch boutiques like, amongst others, Jaeger-Le Coultre, Roger Dubuis, Audemars Piguet, Breguet, Tag Heuer, Omega, Vacheron Constantin, IWC, Patek Philippe and Rolex, of course. Great if you have lots of cash to splurge.
Starhill Gallery

Starhill Gallery

  • Pavilion Kuala Lumpur,  Jalan Bukit Bintang, opposite the Starhill Gallery. This KL’s latest luxury megamall is an anchor piece of the world-class urban development comprising two luxury residential towers, a corporate office. The mall has six distinctive precincts, Couture Pavilion, Bintang Circle, Gourmet_Emporium, Connection, Seventh Heaven and Home that contains approximately 450 stores, providing customers with infinite choices and the latest in fashion, entertainment, health and beauty, electronic, gourmet food and countless others. There is pedestrian bridge that links the mall to KLCC.
  • Low Yat Plaza, Jalan Bukit Bintang (Monorail Imbi, walk past Melia and turn left into an alley before Imbi Plaza or exit from Monorail Bukit Bintang towards Jalan Bukit Bintang south), Bukit Bintang. A good place for computer hardware, game consoles and handphones. A “must visit” for the tech inclined. All IT Hypermart (4th floor) is a good one-stop shop, but there are dozens of specialist computing boutiques for the enthusiast.
  • Berjaya Times Square, Jalan Imbi (direct bridge to Monorail Imbi), Bukit Bintang. A gargantuan ten-story shopping mall that houses world’s largest Borders bookstore, Malaysian department store Metrojaya, the Cosmo’s World theme park plus an IMAX theater. The upper floors are still a bit sparse but it’s starting to reach critical mass and can get quite packed on weekends.
Berjaya Times Square

Berjaya Times Square

  • Other shopping malls in the Bukit Bintang area include BB Plaza, KL Plaza, a mini retail annexe known as Piccolo Galeria.

KLCC

  • Suria KLCC, – Located beneath the Petronas Twin Towers (LRT Kelana Jaya Line: KLCC). An upscale shopping centre with plenty of designer labels and brands, KLCC has quickly become one of the top hangout-spots in KL. Some very good eating options too. You will see more tourists than locals here though. The LRT stops at another shopping mall called Avenue K. There is a tunnel from the train station which links to Suria KLCC.
KLCC

KLCC

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Shopping Heaven in Bangsar

Although there are three malls in Bangsar, the area still offers more of a neighbourhood shopping experience. Midvalley, on the other hand, is all about mall shopping and attracts the masses, especially during weekends.

Bangsar

* Bangsar Shopping Centre, Jalan Maarof – Better known as BSC, this mini shopping centre is a favourite among expats and the locals staying around the Bangsar & Damansara Heights neighbourhood. Plenty of cafes & restaurants – a good spot to meet up with friends. BSC also features speciality stores plus the Cold Storage Supermarket.

Bangsar Shopping Centre

Bangsar Shopping Centre

* Bangsar Village, Jalan Ara – This is another favourite with those staying around Bangsar & Damansara Heights neighbourhood. Bangsar Village 2 is linked to the original Bangsar Village by a covered pedestrian bridge.

Bangsar Village

Bangsar Village

* Lee Meng Optical – 8, Jalan Telawi 4, Bangsar Baru. Phone: +60322825626 An optical retail outlet specializing in high quality eyewear, sunglasses and accessories. Open on Mon – Fri 10.00am-8.00pm, Sat 10.00am – 7.30pm and Sun 11.00am – 5.00pm .

Midvalley

* Mid Valley Megamall – This really is “mega” with over 430 shops crammed into what claims to be one of South-East Asia’s largest shopping malls. Anchor tenants include big department stores and hypermarkets such as Malaysian arm of AEON Japan called Jusco, local store Metrojaya and French hypermarket Carrefour. If you need to change money, the lower ground floor has several money changers. The Megamall is connected to the upmarket The Gardens at Mid Valley. (KTM Komuter: Mid-Valley)

* The Gardens at Mid Valley – This mall is anchored by a high-end shopping gallery (anchor tenants include Isetan, Robinson’s and Market Place), two landmark office towers, five-star Gardens Residences and five-star Gardens Hotel. The mall will be linked to the Abdullah Hukum LRT station in 2008 giving additional access option to shoppers. (KTM Komuter: Mid-Valley)

The Gardens

The Gardens

Something called Midvalley in somewhere named Bangsar

Bangsar and Midvalley are two areas located to the south of Kuala Lumpur’s City Center.

Bangsar

Bangsar

Bangsar is a high-income suburban area which is also a popular for its restaurants, watering holes and clubs. The area is frequented by many of Kuala Lumpur’s expatriate community. Midvalley, which is linked directly to Bangsar via an overpass, is a relatively new development which has become very popular for shopping, thanks to the perpetually packed MidValley Megamall and its higher-end extension called The Gardens, which was opened at the end of 2007. Besides shopping, the two malls and surrounding areas also offer plenty of eating options. There are also three hotels within the Mid Valley Complex, and cheaper ones within walking distance.

Mid Valley City

Mid Valley City

Mid Valley

Mid Valley

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Getting there:

By train

Although there is a Bangsar station on the Kelana Jaya light rail transit line, it is situated along Jalan Bangsar and not near the restaurant and drinking area of Bangsar Baru. From the station, you’ll have to catch buses RapidKL No U87 to get you to Bangsar Baru. This bus also goes past MidValley.

The easiest way to get to Midvalley is to catch a KTM Komuter train to Midvalley station. The station is linked to the Mall via a covered walkway with escalators. The other alternative is to catch an LRT to Bangsar station and transfer onto a Midvalley free shuttle bus (which runs every half hour) or RapidKL bus No U87/U85/B105/B110 (which runs every 30-60 minutes during off-peak hours).

By bus

Buses go from KL to Mid Valley via either Brickfields or Federal Highway.

Two Middle- to Upper-middle-class Suburbs

Damansara and Hartamas are two middle- to upper-middle-class suburbs which lie to the west of Kuala Lumpur. Although largely residential, both have pockets of good restaurants, watering holes and even some clubs. Desa Hartamas is particularly popular with the expatriate community.

Damansara runs right up to the border between the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor state and virtually merges with the city of Petaling Jaya. And just to create some confusion, many areas in the northern part of Petaling Jaya also deemed to be part of Damansara.

sri hartamas

sri hartamas

sri hartamas

sri hartamas

Whilst there is nothing typically touristy to see or do in Sri Hartamas this is a fantastic place to really get a feel for Kuala Lumpur. Desa Sri Hartamas in particular has developed into a fantastic little eating area where you can experiment with a wide variety of international food relatively cheaply. The most appealing aspect of this is that most of the food retains its national identity. Of particular interest is sitting down to a korean BBQ- order bulgogi or sam giup sul, going for steamboat, or joining in the foodcourt when it starts to become busy after eight in the evening.

There is also a reputable dive shop in Desa Sri Hartamas that has a thriving little dive community behind it and runs regular trips out of Kuala Lumpur to a variety of diving spots.

Take a taxi, about 10Rm from the center of KL and about 10minutes. Ask to be put down at Desa Sri Hartamas. Taxis are easily hailable to return to the city. Within walking distance is Mont Kiara, an area of towering condominiums, that has a few nice bars, reasonable restaurants (that are more expensive than Sri Hartamas) and a growing expat community.

Big Sales~! .:part 4: Guess & Hush Puppies:.

Ok! Now we’re getting to part 4. Hmm.. I guess the sequence is not proper, please pardon me about that.

Who don’t know Guess and Hush Puppies brand? Well, only people who don’t like branded stuff don’t know. These 2 names are widely known and people are waiting for the sales. And if that happen, you don’t even know where to start shopping because everything is so cool and too many people in the shop. So, don’t waste your time and start ‘f1ing’ your way to the shops.

There are so many of them in KL, and you can find them in the map below.

1. Guess 50% off Sale

Sale : 26-Nov-2009  To 30-Nov-2009

Enjoy 50% off every 2nd item at GUESS. (Additional 10% off nee purchase if you’re a HSBC Credit Cardmember.)

Location:

1. Weld shopping centre

2. Mid Valley City & Megamall

3. Suria KLCC

4. Bangsar Village II

5. Pavillion, KL

6. The Gardens, Mid valley

2. Hush Puppies Warehouse Sale

Sale : 27-Nov-2009  To 06-Dec-2009

Sale in section: Apparel, Footwear, Bedlinen and Luggage

Location:

1. The Gardens, Mid Valley

2. Bangsar Shopping Centre

3. Suria KLCC

4. Lot10

5. Mid Valley Megamall

Hope you enjoy the shopping! Or, enjoy your window shopping! ^_^