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Kuala Lumpur Malls – 20 Best Shopping Centres 2024

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From luxury items to low price goods, there are Kuala Lumpur shopping malls to suit all tastes and budgets.

Shop ‘til you drop in Malaysia’s biggest and best malls. From Bukit Bintang to KLCC, Kuala Lumpur’s malls and stupendous shopping centers have thousands of shops with both local and international brands (plus food-courts galore to ‘reward’ yourself in afterwards).

Pavilion mall in Kuala Lumpur
Pavilion mall in Kuala Lumpur

Lively Kuala Lumpur is a retail mecca and shopping heaven – there are a lot of shopping centers and shopping malls in KL to choose from, including Malaysia’s newest luxury mall, The Exchange TRX which opened in late 2023.

From KLCC Suria to Starhill Gallery, Pavilion to Plaza Low Yat, here is our guide to the 20 best shopping malls in Kuala Lumpur in 2024:


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Kuala Lumpur Malls

1. The Exchange TRX – the newest Kuala Lumpur Mall

Kuala Lumpur’s newest shopping centre as of January 2024, The Exchange TRX shopping mall opened to great fanfare in December 2023 and is one of Kuala Lumpur’s best luxury malls.

Just a 5 minute walk downhill from the Pavilion area of Bukit Bintang, we visited The Exchange TRX during its opening week and it was absolutely buzzing – the Exchange TRX food court in particular was rammed.

As well as luxury brands like Gucci, Prada and Louis Vuitton, The Exchange TRX also has international big brand stores like Uniqlo, Ecco and Footlocker.

Even if you aren’t into shopping, go just to see what all the fuss is about plus explore the Exchange TRX rooftop gardens – they offer spectacular views of Bukit Bintang and the Golden Triangle, plus lots of play areas for kids and garden spaces for adults.

If you happen to be in Kuala Lumpur at Christmas or for New Year, The Exchange TRX puts on incredible Christmas events (meet Santa) and fantastic KL New Year’s Eve fireworks.

The Exchange TRX opening hours: Daily from 10am to 10pm

Address: Persiaran TRX, Tun Razak Exchange, 55188 Kuala Lumpur


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2. Pavilion & Pavilion Elite

Bukit Bintang’s premier shopping mall, for a little more glitz and glamour, head to Pavilion Mall.

As soon as you arrive, you are greeted by a cool teacup fountain and inside, hundreds of shops and restaurants await.

Pavilion & Pavilion Elite Kuala Lumpur malls

As well as big brands like Burberry, Prada and Ray Ban, there are several specialists sections in Pavilion mall including Tokyo Street on level 6 (complete with Japanese torii gates and cherry blossom trees) plus Gourmet Emporium and the Dining Loft.

The Pavilion also host regular pop-up events and musical performances – on one occasion we visited, we bumped into a crowd who’d come to see the famous vintage Asian band The Wynners do an impromptu performance outside

Pavilion & Pavilion Elite Kuala Lumpur malls
Pavilion & Pavilion Elite Kuala Lumpur malls
Tokyo Street

Alongside nearby The Exchange TRX, we’d rate this as the best place to shop, eat and drink under one roof in Bukit Bintang.

It is so huge, you discover new places every time you return like the basement food-court or even the new EL&N ice-cream shop, Malaysia’s first branch of London’s most instagrammable ice-cream store (so pink!)

Pavilion opening hours: Daily from 10am to 10pm

Address:
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, 168, Jln Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

Pavilion & Pavilion Elite Kuala Lumpur malls
Pavilion & Pavilion Elite Kuala Lumpur malls
Gourmet Emporium

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3. KLCC Suria

Easily one of the best shopping malls in KL, KLCC Suria has six storeys of shopping from luxury goods to food courts plus top attractions like KLCC Aquarium.

KLCC Suria is a sublime way to shop (and a great KL rainy day activity) with over 350 stores including flagship brands such as Coach, Chanel, Gucci and Prada.

KLCC Suria Kuala Lumpur malls

If luxury shopping isn’t for you, there is still lots to do here including lots of food options like a food court, high class dining plus lots more affordable options like McDonalds and Nandos!

If you are missing home comforts, KLCC Suria is also home to several International supermarkets like Isetan from Japan or a Marks and Spencer (M&S) food store from the UK.

KLCC Suria Kuala Lumpur malls

Perhaps the biggest queue we saw in KLCC was for the KLCC Suria Bacha Coffee shop – like seriously long queues. Bacha Coffee is a popular brunch, lunch and dinner spot with an outdoor terrace that looks out towards KLCC Park and the symphony fountains.

Whilst at KLCC Suria, be sure to check out the Petronas Towers, nearby Saloma Bridge, and if visiting at night, the Tapak Urban Street Dining food trucks are a really cool way to eat outdoors looking up at the twin towers lit up.

KLCC Suria opening hours: Daily from 10am to 10pm

Address: KLCC Suria, 241, Petronas Twin Tower, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur

KLCC Suria Kuala Lumpur malls

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4. LaLaport Bukit Bintang City Centre

Billed as a ‘Japanese lifestyle mall’, we actually rate LaLaport Bukit Bintang City Centre as one of the best malls in Kuala Lumpur as it is very new, doesn’t get that busy compared to say Pavilion shopping center and has lots of interesting shops (including a dedicated Japanese food court).

LaLaport Bukit Bintang City Centre Kuala Lumpur malls
LaLaport Bukit Bintang City Centre Kuala Lumpur malls

Similar to the Exchange TRX, LaLaport Bukit Bintang City Centre has a nice rooftop garden plus a beautiful art deco style cinema (GSC LaLaport BBCC) which many people say is the most Instagrammable cinema in Malaysia (very plush interiors).

Whilst there, also check out the LED stairs and the excellent outdoor food street which has lots of super cheap lunchtime specials.

LaLaport Bukit Bintang City Centre Kuala Lumpur malls

The Japanese ramen chain Ippudo has a branch on the upper levels too which was super elegant and rather delicious; oodles of noodle dishes and sides!

LaLaport opening hours: Daily from 10am to 10pm

Address: LaLaport Bukit Bintang City Centre, 2, Jln Hang Tuah, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

LaLaport Bukit Bintang City Centre Kuala Lumpur malls
LaLaport Bukit Bintang City Centre Kuala Lumpur malls

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5. Nu Sentral Mall

A slick, shiny and very popular Kuala Lumpur mall (as it is right next to the KL Sentral transport hub), NU Sentral is a metropolis of merchandise.

Popular international brands at NU Sentral include a Marks and Spencers food hall (British biscuits and nice things) and a Mini So, plus a Malaysia Air travel shop.

Nu Sentral Mall Kuala Lumpur malls
Nu Sentral Mall Kuala Lumpur malls

We also really like the Quizinn food court as it is so cheap (and the Indian food stall is great, maybe because it is so close to Brickfields)

Easily accessible by Monorail too, whilst there, be sure to check out the beautifully symmetrical escalators that lead out to Brickfields and Little India – we first saw them on Instagram and they are like something out of a Wes Anderson movie!

New for 2024 at KL Sentral, a new Don Don Donki Japanese megamart is due to open Sentral – we can’t wait to return to visit!

Nu Sentral Mall opening hours: Daily from 10am to 10pm

Address: 201, Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Brickfields, 50470 Kuala Lumpur

m&s food Nu Sentral Mall Kuala Lumpur malls
food court Nu Sentral Mall Kuala Lumpur malls
Quizinn food court

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6. The Starhill

A sleek and shiny shopping mall with loads of luxury retailers, Starhill Mall is the Bukit Bintang mall where you go to shop for Cuban cigars or chic shoes in elegant and shiny surroundings (lots of black and white marble envelop the interiors).

The most luxurious mall in Malaysia, the Starhill’s flagship tenants include Davidoff, Louis Vuitton, Patek Philippe, Rolex and Tom Ford.

The Starhill Mall Kuala Lumpur malls

The Stahill also serves as the closest mall for the guests of the JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur or Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur hotels as Starhill is built beneath them.

Recently, Taiwan’s famous Eslite Bookstore opened their flagship Malaysian store here (which also has lots of English language books).

The Starhill opening hours: 10am to 10pm daily

Address: Starhill Mall, 181 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur 55100

The Starhill Mall Kuala Lumpur malls

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7. Sunwei Wang Mall

Very different from the more upmarket malls you’d usually associate with Bukit Bintang, Sungei Wang Plaza is chock full of independent traders and food stalls like Pappa Roti, Beryl’s, Famous Amos and Zus Coffee over several stories (it has around 800 shops, stalls and kiosks under one roof).

Sunwei Wang Mall Kuala Lumpur malls

Sungei Wang Mall is huge and has been around for over 50 years (making it one of the longest surviving malls in KL).

The antithesis of TRX or Pavilion, KL Sungei Wang Mall is a great place to shop for homeware, beauty products or luggage at bargain prices.

Be sure to check out the Miniature Malaysia attraction inside – a fun thing to do in Kuala Lumpur with kids.

Sunwei Wang Mall opening hours: Daily from 10am to 10pm

Address: Sungei Wang Plaza, Jln Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

Sunwei Wang Mall Kuala Lumpur malls

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8. Plaza Low Yat

Billed as the biggest IT / technology mall in Malaysia, Plaza Low Yat is THE mall and shopping center to go in KL (& Bukit Bintang) for new electrical equipment or to find replacement phone chargers, power packs or any other traveller techy needs.

Plaza Low Yat Mall Kuala Lumpur malls

All the big electrical brands are represented here from DJI (this is the best place in KL for drones) to HP, Acer and Lenevo plus mobile phone brands like Oppo.

Plaza Low Fat also has a small food court in the basement plus fast food joints on the outer edges – so a great place to debug your BenQ before having banana leaf rice or a Jollibee

Plaza Low Yat Mall Kuala Lumpur malls

After shopping at Plaza Low Yat, also check out the Commons KL next door, a food hub and restaurant space that has several upmarkets bars and food outlets (plus a cigar lounge) with local and international food.

Plaza Low Yat opening hours: Daily from 10am to 10pm

Address: Plaza Low Yat, 7, Jalan Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

Plaza Low Yat Mall Kuala Lumpur malls

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9. Berjaya Times

A short walk from the Pavilion area of Bukit Bintang, the Berjaya Times Square mall has seen better days (it feels in need of some TLC)  but is famous for having the largest indoor theme park in Malaysia plus has over 1000 shops and kiosks to explore.

In fact, this is a great place to go to in KL with kids as not only do they have the Berjaya Times Square Theme Park but they also have other fun children’s activities like an indoor electric car track on level 6, a new go-karting track in the basement plus attractions like VR games and a spooky haunted house.

With hundreds of independent shops, kiosks and food stalls, this is a classic KL shopping mall if you want to escape the crowds of Bukit Bintang and browse lots of cheap and cut price bargain stalls, combined with a few well known brands.

The food court and restaurant area on the ground floor is also really good with plenty of choice.

Berjaya Times opening hours: Daily from 10am to 10pm

Address: Berjaya Times Square Mall No. 1, Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur


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10. Lot 10

Lot 10 Mall is home to well known brands like H&M, Isetan Japanese supermarket and the Don Don Donki Japanese discount store.

The main entrance by Bukit Bintang MRT station has numerous food carts and food stalls including KL’s biggest ice-cream stall (a variation on Taiwan’s tall ice-cream cones).

We discovered on our most recent Kuala Lumpur stay in Bukit Bintang that the Lot 10 Mall has a rooftop area with views of Bukit Bintang plus a restaurant and a huge church.

The best part is the basement food court – Lot 10 Hutong Food Court is a themed street food market that is all about Malaysian Chinese heritage dishes. Many famous food stalls and hawker stalls from all over Malaysia from Penang to Ipoh have been recreated here.

Many rate it as the best KL mall food court but it is a little more on the expensive side and aimed at tourists.

Lot 10 opening hours: 10am to 10pm daily

Address: Lot 10 mall, 50, Jln Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

Don Don Donki
Lot 10 Food Court

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11. Fahrenheit 88

Another of the major malls in Bukit Bintang, Fahrenheit88 is a smaller shopping mall with several high profile shops and several floors of other independent merchants.

Fahrenheit 88 Mall in Kuala Lumpur

It is a nice respite from the crowds you face in Pavilions but to be honest, the shopping experience isn’t as good as say The Exchange or Pavilions.

Fahrenheit88’s flagship stores include Uniqlo, Sephora, Book Xcess and Malaysian favourite Brands Outlet, plus there are a scattering of souvenir stalls towards the back.

Fahrenheit 88 Mall in Kuala Lumpur

The best store at Fahrenheit88 has to be newly opened Uniqlo (it opened its doors in late 2023).

We’ve been to many Uniqlos in our time (including the world’s largest Uniqlo in Tokyo with 12 storeys) but this new KL Uniqlo is pretty unique as it has Malaysia’s first Uniqlo coffee shop (just don’t spill it on the clothes!).

This Bukit Bintang Uniqlo also has a personalised clothing section where you can create your own designs.

Uniqlo Fahrenheit 88 Mall in Kuala Lumpur

This KL shopping mall often has temporary exhibitions or pop-up displays to entice you in (most recently a Disney Pixar exhibition).

Fahrenheit 88 opening hours: 10am to 10pm daily

Address: Fahrenheit88, 179, Jln Gading, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur


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12. Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA Sepang (near KLIA airport)

The Mitsui Outlet Park is a Kuala Lumpur designer outlet shopping mall around a 10 minute drive from KLIA1).

Similar to Genting Premium Outlets, Mitsui Outlet Park at KLIA Sepang has big brands at discount prices like Adidas, Levis and Nike.

If you are at KLIA airport, there is a free KLIA Mitsui Outlet Park shuttle bus (a brightly coloured orange coach) that runs from 8.30am every day until 11pm.

Mitsui Outlet Park opening hours: Daily from 10am to 10pm

Address: Persiaran Komersial, 64000 Klia, Selangor

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13. The LINC KL

Possibly the greenest shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur (literally), The LINC KL is set amongst trees and is a calm and relaxing retail space a little way out of the city.

Even part of the interior is built around one of the oldest trees in the region creating an unusual but unique shopping space.

People and shoppers rave about the aesthetic of The LINC KL – a stylish but small shopping center in KL, it has cafes, grocery stores and retro restaurants – De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan is one of the most popular places to eat.

Clothing stores include BritishIndia and Hoor.

The LINC KL opening hours: Daily from 10am to 10pm

Address: THE LINC KL, 360, Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur.


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14. Central Market Chinatown / Pasar Seni

Built in the 1880s and with a rather grand art deco entrance painted in baby blue and white, Central Market in Chinatown (link) has seen it all over the years.

Central Market Chinatown Kuala Lumpur mall

Likely the most visited attraction and popular thing to do in Chinatown, Central Market started life as a wet market but now has over 100 arts and crafts and souvenir stalls.

It is also incredibly popular with cruise ship visitors (so if your trip coincides with a cruise ship docking in KL, good luck!)

Central Market Chinatown Kuala Lumpur mall

Spread over two levels, Central Market / Pasar Seni is a nice way to browse lots of shops and is enclosed so it is a good place to shop in KL when it’s raining.

There is also an eclectic events schedule including live music, pop-up shops and cultural shows. Also be sure to check out the food court on level 1 plus the outdoor souvenir and food stalls in Kasturi Walk next door.

Central Market opening hours: Daily from 10am to 10pm

Address: Central Market, Chinatown, Jalan Hang Kasturi, 50050 Kuala Lumpur.

Central Market Chinatown Kuala Lumpur mall

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15. Avenue K Shopping Mall

A small but smart shopping centre just across the road from Petronas Towers and KLCC Suria, Avenue K mall is a tiny but trendy boutique mall that has lots of big brands like H&M, Leica, Sephora and Cotton On plus oodles of restaurants.

On the second floor of Avenue K, there is a dedicated food court called Food City (formerly Taste Enclave) which has around 15 different food stalls and kiosks.

Avenue K opening hours: 10am to 10pm daily

Address: Avenue K Mall, 156, Jln Ampang, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50450 Kuala Lumpur


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16. gateway@KLIA2

You may think of KLIA airport as just a way to get in and out of Kuala Lumpur, but both airports have some good shopping areas including Gateway@KLIA2 mall.

gateway@klia2

Gateway @ KLIA 2 shopping center has some well known brands like Uniqlo, Brand Outlet and Toys R Us (although many of the airport stores are much smaller than the ones you see in say Bukit Bintang or KLCC).

Great for last minute shopping or souvenirs to take home, grab some gifts on the ‘fly’.

There are lots of restaurants and food courts too – our favourites are Oriental Kopi and Nanyang Café (their club sandwich is out of this world!).

gateway@KLIA2 opening hours: open 24 hours a day, although individual store opening hours may vary

Address: gateway@KLIA2, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA2), 43900 Klia, Selangor

gateway@klia2 UNIQLO

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17. AEON Mall Taman Maluri

Next door to Sunway Velocity Mall, this Kuala Lumpur mall is a little out of the city in between the Pudu and Pandan Perdana neighbourhoods.

A well loved local mall in Kuala Lumpur, AEON Mall Taman Maluri has mainly independent shops plus fast food outlets like Nandos and KFC.

AEON Mall opening hours: 10am – 10pm (Monday to Friday) / 10am – 10:30pm (Saturday and Sundays)

Address: AEON Mall Taman Maluri, Jalan Jejaka, Maluri, 55100 Kuala Lumpur


18. Sunway Putra Mall

One of the biggest shopping malls in Kuala Lumpur with over 1000 shops and kiosks to browse and buy in, Sunway Putra Mall is a mega mall complete with ice-skating, bowling, arcades and more.

Flagship stores at Sunway Putra Mall include Cotton On, Brands Outlet, H&M, Foot Locker, Levis and Skechers.

Sunway Putra Mall is closest to PWTC Station (Monorail and LRT) or Putra Station (KTM).

Sunway Putra Mall opening hours: 10am to 10pm daily

Address: Sunway Putra Mall, 100, Jalan Putra, Chow Kit, 50350 Kuala Lumpur


19. Bonus Kuala Lumpur Mall – Genting Premium Outlets

Malaysia’s shopping mall in the sky, Genting Highlands Premium Outlets is one of the best shopping centres near Kuala Lumpur in a very unique setting.

With around 150 designer outlet stores and big brands like Nike, Adidas and Tommy Hilfiger at big discounts, it is also one of the best things to do in Genting Highlands and easily combined with a day-trip to Genting World or the new Genting Skyworlds Theme Park.

Popular with both locals and overseas tourists and attracting over 20 million shoppers annually, here is our ultimate guide to visiting Genting Highlands Premium Outlets near Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia >

Genting Premium Outlets opening hours: 10am to 10pm daily

Address: KM13, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang


New Kuala Lumpur Shopping Malls and shopping districts coming soon in 2024

20. Merdeka 118 Tower

Easily seen from all over Chinatown, Merdeka 118 is set to be the largest skyscraper in Malaysia and the second tallest building in the world (thanks to a weird extra bit they’ve added to the top).

Merdeka 118 Tower

Merdeka 118 is still under construction at the time of writing (January 2024) but it is set to be one of biggest shopping destinations and malls in Kuala Lumpur, plus will have an epic observation deck and viewing platform.

Merdeka 118 opening times and opening date TBC – mall opening in 2024.


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