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Top Places for Shopping in Malaysia – The Best Malls, Markets and Department Stores

Malaysia is a multi-ethnic and culturally diverse nation located in Southeast Asia. Known to be a popular tourist destination in the region, Malaysia boasts of a rich culture, bustling commercial and business sectors, and a thriving and diverse ecosystem. Cities of Malaysia such Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, Kajang and Johor Bahru are popular tourist destinations and are known for their exciting features and attractions.


Suria KLCC

Arguably the most famous shopping mall in Malaysia, Suria KLCC is a multi-storey shopping complex with stores selling high-end goods. Suria KLCC is in fact a landmark of Kuala Lumpur, owing to its glitzy design and many upscale stores. One can find almost any international brand at this staggering mall, and even some of Malaysia's best brands. While fashion and clothing are the main focus at this mall, you can find many other goods as well. Apart from offering an absolutely fantastic shopping experience, Suria KLCC is also a great place to hang out, and house many entertainment attractions.


Petaling Street

Petaling Street is the definition of a street market. Considered to be the most famous street market in Malaysia, Petaling Street is located in Chinatown KL. The street is home to hundreds of little stalls selling all manner of things at ridiculously cheap prices. Ranging from cheap t-shirts to knock-off phones, everything can be found at Petaling Street. Best yet, the shops on the street are known for their bargaining culture, so with a little bit of haggling you might be able get some great discounts and deals. The street also has many great food stalls serving up delicious street foods.


Berjaya Times Square

The 48 storey twin-towered Berjaya Times Square is one of the most iconic buildings in Kuala Lumpur. Located adjacent to the Berjaya Times Square Hotel; one of the most pleasant four-star hotels in Kuala Lumpur, this iconic shopping mall caters to all kinds of shoppers. Opened in 2003, the Berjaya Times Square has been the hallmark of shopping in Kuala Lumpur since its inception and is known for its sheap fashion and wide range of gadgets. With over 700 different stores, including the best international and local brands, shoppers are never out of options at the Berjaya Times Square. Apart from the many stores, the mall also has many other attractions, making it quite an exciting shopping venue.


The Bukit Bintang area

Bukit Bintang is a smaller region of Kuala Lumpur which is best known for its thriving nightlife and amazing shopping options. Bukit Bintang is a haven for shopaholics, as this small region is packed with numerous shopping malls department stores, all within walking distance of each other. Some of the big names at Bukit Bintang are the Pavilion KL, Low Yat Plaza, and the Starhill Gallery. Most of the flagship stores of many international brands are found in Bukit Bintang, making it the ideal place for a full day of shopping.


Jalan Imbi Market

Jalan Imbi Market is probably the most popular market amongst the locals of Kuala Lumpur. This morning market is located in Jalan Kampung, in Bukit Bintang, and offers the some of the freshest produce, best meat cuts, spices of every kind, and many other smaller goods. While the locals flock to get the best produce, tourists generally flock to the rows of street food stalls of the market, known for their mouth-watering dishes. Make sure you try out the pork pies, egg tarts, spring rolls and Wantan Mee.