Voted by CNN Travel Survey as one of the world’s top fashion destinations, Kuala Lumpur is a duty-free shopping paradise. Propelled by the best luxury fashion brands for an unrivaled shopping experience, the city boasts an international smorgasbord of the hottest apparel, accessories and footwear. Shopping in Kuala Lumpur has never been more indulgent and exciting.
The fashion landscape is best experienced in 3 downtown malls: KLCC, Pavilion KL and Starhill Gallery.
Why shop in Kuala Lumpur?
1. DUTY FREE
Malaysia’s duty free status has cemented its position as a leading shopping destination.
2. EXCELLENT PRICE POINTS
Prices in KL are considered one of the most competitive in Asia.
3. VARIETY OF STYLE
Gain access to many of the world’s best names, from highend, designer, contemporary to high street.
4. WORLD-CLASS SHOPPING EXPERIENCE
Flagship stores of the world’s biggest names dot densely around the city’s shopping belt, with plenty of flora and fauna in the backdrop.
The city is served by two airports less than 45 minutes to the shopping district. On the ground, there are affordable car rentals and exclusive limousine services.
The best malls and fashion brands are closely linked to five-star hotels and the city’s best dining options.
7. OUTLET SHOPPING
MO Outlet, the city’s outlet shopping star, is home to over 100 labels’ past-season products, from Hugo Boss, Aigner to Stuart Weitzman. Merchandise is replenished weekly.
The Malaysian Lifestyle
As the capital city of a former British colony, Kuala Lumpur is unmistakably modern. English is widely spoken, making it an easy destination for visitors of all backgrounds. The Malaysian lifestyle, with its charming pace and unique practices, leaves no visitor unmoved. Interaction with locals and joining them in their day-to-day activities will give a lasting memory.
The nation’s favourite pastime is glorious from sheer variety. There are unique food from different races and regions readily available in the capital. Join in the hustle and bustle of Jalan Alor to sample the best of Malaysian street food. Kampong Baru, colourful and aromatic, is a thriving foodie village that
offers halal, Malay street food. Watch keenly as food gets masterfully displayed and open woks, carefully maneuvered by chefs, create culinary theatre.
Markets and Bazaars
Daily markets with its throng of local produce and fresh meats are meeting points for local communities. Noisy, busy and colourful, night markets like Petaling Street and Central Market offer a slice of the Malaysian life with its local food and souvenirs.
Gardens and Walks
Perdana Botanical Garden is a 91.6 hectares recreational park that has large sculpted gardens and attractions. Places of interest located here are the Hibiscus and Orchid Garden, Bird Park, Butterfly Park, Islamic Arts Museum, Negara Mosque and National Monument.
The cultural experience in Malaysia is unmatched. Malays, Chinese and Indians make up most of the population – this identity creates a unique backdrop for urban Kuala Lumpur. Even though English is spoken widely, each of the races retains a strong attachment to its mother tongue, making Malaysia home to a symphony of languages and dialects. Its architecture is one of diversity, where mosques, churches and temples coexist peacefully. They add to the city’s unique blend of colonial, Islamic and modern buildings.