Where to Shop in Golden Triangle Kuala Lumpur (3)
Shopping Malls around Bukit Bintang
Pavilion KL Shopping Mall
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur ,Jalan Bukit Bintang, sits opposite the Starhill Gallery in Golden Triangle Kuala Lumpur. KL Pavilion is the latest addition to the family, anchoring world class urban development’s compromising 2 luxury residential towers and a corporate office. KL Pavilion is right now KL’s haute couture shopping Mecca for local and foreign tourists. The architecture resembles an oversized Grecian temple with post-modern pillars. Instead of torches and an altar with a statue of Zeus, it houses over 450 snazzy stores. AT the entrance of Pavilion you will find the tallest Liuli Crystal fountain in Malaysia – the Pavilion Crystal Fountain. Besides sitting just as a landmark, it also resembles the lucky fountain mainly practiced by the Chinese. Tossing loose coins into the fountain and wishes will be granted. The coins are later donated to charity.
The mall has six distinctive precincts – Couture Pavilion, Bintang Circle, Gourmet_Emporium, Connection, Seventh Heaven and Home that contains approximately 450 stores. Shoppers have the luxury to shop for infinite choices in the latest fashion, electronic gadgets, gourmets and other countless hobbies and collectibles. A mall wouldn’t be complete without a grocery store. Mercato Supermarket fills in the spot by offering complete groceries from different countries, making its way to be one of the most visited groceries in Malaysia. Apart from that tenants like Parkson Grand and Harvey Norman attracts countless visitrs on a daily basis.
Keeping the city’s fashionistas looking polished, this KL staple is the perfect example of how extravagant some malls can be. It features almost the same staggering square footage as Mid Valley Megamall and 1 Utama and the 1.37 million-sqft white marble complex is a combination of indoor and outdoor shopping venues. At Pavilion KL Malaysian fashion brands like Jimmy Choo can be found alongside big-ticket European luxury retailers such as Coach, Diane Von Furstenberg, Dolce & Gabbana, Juicy Couture, MaxMara, Versace and Yves Saint Laurent.
High-end browsing takes place at Couture Pavilion where upmarket, international fashion outposts (a majority of them occupying double-storey street front lots) like Michael Kors and Marc by Marc Jacobs are at. Meanwhile inside Pavilion KL are lower-priced, mid-market international and local brands such as Forever 21, Pull & Bear, MNG Mango and Salabianca.
A feature that makes Pavilion KL popular is its all-encompassing holiday décor. For example its 2011 Christmas décor included a Christmas carnival set up in its atrium, complete with Santa’s workshop, 10-foot high pine trees, giant sleighs and other baubles and gifts.
If one refers Pavilion as a food heaven, I am pretty sure none would disagree. There is a food court (Gourmet Emporium) on the lower ground floor where you can hike affordable cuisines Korean, Japanese and local fare without compromising on quality. Strategically placed around the food court are upmarket restaurants like Manhattan Fish Market, Dragon-I, Tony Roma’s and Madam Kwan’s if one is interested in high end foods.
Cosmopolites usually dine at Connection, an outdoor strip with restaurants such as Tom, Dick & Harry’s Live and The Pressroom Bistro. These places provide entertainment (think live local bands and televised soccer matches on projector screens) and alcohol to go with their meals.
You will not find extreme entertainment options here like Berjaya Times Square’s indoor theme park: no, this is the place where you come to spend cash.
Entertainment-wise there is a Red Box karaoke bar where you can belt tunes out at, or if you prefer the lure of the big screen, head on over to the 13-screen Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC). Other than that, the mall’s top floors are home to spa outfits and beauty retailers like ADONIS Wellness @ Seventh Heaven and Aster Spring Origin of Beauty.
KL’s hot and humid weather make indoor shopping centres wildly popular with the locals, so expect crowds at Pavilion KL especially during the weekend. Pavilion KL can be reached using several public transportation lines: the Bukit Bintang and Raja Chulan monorail stations are just a few minutes walk away.
Whether you are hunting for the latest limited-edition Coach clutch, fresh sushi or if you are simply eager to put your feet and sip on a pint while enjoying the game on the telly, Pavilion KL is the place to be.
Lowyat Digital Plaza
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.
Lowyat Plaza doesn’t look like anything interesting from the outside, but nevertheless gems and jewelries await in the inside. Lowyat Plaza is the nation’s largest technological gadgets and smart phone market. The mall boasts a wide variety of technological accessories from computers to laptops, custom rigs, smart phones, repairing services and mobile service providers under one roof. Plaza Lowyat packs all the intensity for digital hardware and software up to date.
As years pass by Lowyat Plaza enters an era of diversification, adding fashion boutiques, beauty and wellness centres into the line-up. A line of impressive restaurants are at your disposal. These include BBQ Gangnam Korea, Kebab Turki, Big Apple, Taro Ramen, Uncle Ben etc. Of course it wouldn’t be complete if malls don’t include quick break spots like Starbucks and Coffee Bean for shoppers to take a break from all the offerings.
Berjaya Times Square Shopping Mall
Berjaya Times Square ,JalanImbi (direct bridge to Monorail Imbi), Bukit Bintang. A gargantuan ten-story shopping mall that houses the Malaysian 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. The mall is sectored into 5 precincts – Central Park, 1st Avenue, Times Square Theme Park, Tiny Taipei and Grand Staircase.
Central Park and 1st Avenue is the place offering various retail outlets from well known brands and local start ups. The main difference between both is where Central Park offers cheaper options while 1st Avenue packs a quantity of well known retails brands. The place is full with fashion apparels revolving with shops offering beauty and health solutions. From reviews, the shops are very helpful and professional when it comes to designs mix and match, giving the place a home feel with personal touches.
Tiny Taipei is specially constructed revolving stories and experiences reflecting cultures of Taiwan food and snacks. The design is crafted from the fine details of vibrant neon signs, kitsch colorful blinkers, gaudy manholes, neo print booths, tired lamp post, raw flooring and brick walls to create Taiwans’s atmospheric night market. Feed on the energy to inspire the innate fashionista and culinary adventure in Tiny Taipei with twist of youth pop culture and tasty delights.
Step into a world of fun and laughters – Times Square Indoor Theme Park. Measuring 133,000 sqft, the theme park is Malaysia’s largest indoor theme park offering exciting rides including roller coasters. The theme park is located at level 5 & 7. The theme park offers rides for different age groups. For thrill seekers, step into the Supersonic Odyssey while Fantasy Garden brings families a good bonding session. So come along and enjoy hours of pure, solid fun with your family and friends at Berjaya Times Square Theme Park.
The Grand Musical Staircase is the latest addition to the already impressive lineup. Walking up the stairs has never been more delightful until you walk up the grand musical staircase. Vibrantly lit in dancing LED sound graphics, the staircase is designed to resemble a classical piano. The staircase is designed to give shoppers the illusion of walking on a sea of stars with dazzling musical resonating with your footsteps. The staircase is located around Lower Ground Concourse used for staged events, connecting the traffic towards Ground Floor in a musical fun way.
Fahrenheit 88 Shopping Mall
Fahrenheit 88 ,Jalan Bukit Bintang. Previously known as previously known as KL Plaza, major tenants include Uniqlo. Fahrenheit underwent a complete major revamp under a new ownership to give the mall a fresh look in year 2010. It lives by its name Fahrenheit 88, HOT. The place is nothing but hot, hot product hot crowd hot brands etc, trying very hard to be the new pulse of the city. Embrace a new shopping experience with the latets vibrant and iconic Kuala Lumpur shopping destinations or the young urbanites.
Fahrenheit 88 is anchored by nonetheless Uniqlo. Uniqlo is a flagship brand in Japan that delivers quality product. Fahrenheit was the first mall that brought the brand into Malaysia, bringing an instant hit around town. Apart from that, the mall pack an epitome of youth culture with over 250 retail stores covering F&B hotspots, entertainment outlets, fashion hotspot and gadget hotspots. This is another mall worth hanging offering a complete pursuit of discoveries.