Shopping in Kuala Lumpur
As the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is filled with unique night markets, interesting shops, and luxurious department stores that will leave you satisfied and fulfilled.
If you enjoy local souvenirs and handicrafts, you should not miss Petaling Street, Central Market, and Pasar Malam. Pasar Malam stands for night markets. You can easily find night markets in any state in Kuala Lumpur. All you need to do is walk around at 9-10PM when the stalls begin to open. In these markets, you will find a wide array of goods, ranging from clothing, household items, to electronics. Petaling Street, on the other hand, is home to Chinatown. Not only will you find good restaurants there, you can also shop for pirated DVDs, fresh produce, and fake brand name products. Comparing to Chinatown and nightmarkets, Central Market is more organized and you will find traditional embroidery and fabric there. To get the best price at night markets, do not forget to haggle; stall owners have a tendency to jack up prices if you are a tourist.
After nlooking at cozy local shops, you may want to start focusing on opulent shopping malls in Kuala Lumpur. Do not forget to go to Mid Valley Megamall, Suria KLCC Centers, and Berjaya Time Square. These three spots are packed with Japanese department stores, brand name clothing stores, and high-end restaurants. One interesting feature about Suria KLCC is that this mall is located within the world's second tallest building--the Petronas Twin Towers. Berjaya Time Square, on the other hand, features a large indoor theme park and a 3D theatre. Other established malls include Pavilion, One Utama, and Sunway Pyramid. Sunway Pyramid is designed to imitate the sphinx and pyramids in Egypt, making it not only a mall, but a good spot for photo taking.