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Major Events in Kuala Lumpur


Kuala Lumpur celebrates many cultural festivals such as the Thaipusam procession at the Sri Mahamariamman Temple. Every year during the Thaipusam celebration, a silver chariot carrying the statue of Lord Muruga together with his consort Valli and Teivayanni would be paraded through the city beginning at the temple all the way to the Batu Caves.

Shopping Sales Events in Malaysia


The Malaysian Ministry of Tourism have introduced the mega sale event for shopping in Malaysia. The mega sale event is held thrice a year — in March, May and December — during which all shopping malls are encouraged to participate to boost Kuala Lumpur as a leading shopping destination.The city was ranked number 4th in the world's top ten best cities to shop in.

 

 

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Kuala lumpur Tourist Attractions


Kuala lumpur boasts of many large worldwide hotel chains have a presence in the city. Kuala Lumpur is the sixth most visited city in the world, with 8.9 million tourist per year.

Tourism in Kuala Lumpur is driven by the city's cultural diversity, relatively low costs and wide gastronomic and shopping variety. Another notable trend is the increased presence of budget hotels in the city.

The major tourist destinations in Kuala Lumpur include the Following :-

1. Merdeka Square
2. The House of Parliament 
3. The Petaling Street
4. The National Palace (Istana Negara)
5. The Kuala Lumpur Tower, 
6. The National Museum, 
7. The Central Market, 
8. The National Monument,
9. Religious sites such as the Jamek Mosque and Batu Caves.
10. Sri Mahamariamman Temple

Major Events in Kuala Lumpur


Kuala Lumpur celebrates many cultural festivals such as the Thaipusam procession at the Sri Mahamariamman Temple. Every year during the Thaipusam celebration, a silver chariot carrying the statue of Lord Muruga together with his consort Valli and Teivayanni would be paraded through the city beginning at the temple all the way to the Batu Caves.

 

Major Events in Kuala Lumpur


Kuala Lumpur celebrates many cultural festivals such as the Thaipusam procession at the Sri Mahamariamman Temple. Every year during the Thaipusam celebration, a silver chariot carrying the statue of Lord Muruga together with his consort Valli and Teivayanni would be paraded through the city beginning at the temple all the way to the Batu Caves.

Shopping Sales Events in Malaysia


The Malaysian Ministry of Tourism have introduced the mega sale event for shopping in Malaysia. The mega sale event is held thrice a year — in March, May and December — during which all shopping malls are encouraged to participate to boost Kuala Lumpur as a leading shopping destination.The city was ranked number 4th in the world's top ten best cities to shop in.

 

Shopping in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur alone has 66 shopping malls and is the retail and fashion hub for Malaysia.Shopping in Malaysia plays a big role in attracting consumers.

Suria KLCC Shopping centre :-

Suria KLCC is one of Malaysia's premier shopping destinations due to its location Beneath the Petronas Twin Towers.

Bukit Bintang district

Bukit Bintang district has the highest concentration of shopping malls in Kuala Lumpur. It houses various cafes, alfresco dining outlets and retail malls. 

The Bangsar district

The Bangsar district also has a few shopping complexes, including Bangsar Village, Bangsar Shopping Centre, Mid Valley Megamall and The Gardens. The Damansara subdivision north-west of Kuala Lumpur, though not in the city-proper, is the home of the only IKEA outlet in the country, and a cluster of locally operated malls like Cathay Multi Screen Cinemas, The Curve, Ikano Power Centre and One Utama.

The Chinatown of Kuala Lumpur

The Chinatown of Kuala Lumpur is commonly known as Petaling Street. Chinatown features many pre-independence buildings with Straits Chinese and colonial architectural influences.[64][65] Kuala Lumpur's Central Market (Pasar Seni), which was once the city's wet market, offers an assortment of arts and craft merchandise, varying from antiques and paintings to souvenirs and clothing.

Top Shopping Malls in Kuala Lumpur

Pavillion Kuala Lumpur Shopping Mall Bukit Bintang

Located at the centre of the uber trendy Bukit Bintang district, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur is a sprawling 1.37 million square feet complex comprised of three major components – a retail mall, an office block and two residential towers. Occupying prime real estate along Jalan Bukit Bintang, the mall was opened in 2007 and is noteworthy as the city centre’s trendiest and most popular shopping development

Suria KLCC KLCC

Located at the base of the 88-storey, steel-clad Petronas Twin Towers (which rise to 451.9m), the crescent-shaped Suria KLCC is more than just a shopping and dining venture. Opened in 1999, the retail and entertainment complex on the junction of Jalan Ampang and Jalan P. Ramlee houses a plethora of interesting attractions


Mid Valley Megamall Nearby Bangsar

The best shopping opportunity is not actually within Bangsar itself, but very near it; the Mid Valley Shopping mall is one of the largest in Southeast Asia and is arguably the Klang Valley's most popular shopping attraction. From Bangsar, it is a mere few minutes away using a large flyover that cuts across the smaller Bangsar roads that lead to other areas

       

Berjaya Times Square Bukit Bintang

Comprising 10 floors and more than 700 retail outlets, Berjaya Times Square is a one-stop leisure destination for all ages. Linked to a five-star hotel of the same brand name, it also comes with several food courts, an indoor theme park with an IMAX theatre, a cinema, a spa centre, a games arcade, a karaoke lounge, a supermarket, a post office, a bank, an IT mall and hundreds of retail outlets offering everything from food to fashion


Starhill Gallery Kuala Lumpur Bukit Bintang

Connected directly to the five-star JW Marriott, Starhill Gallery is a high-end shopping mall with seven floors of luxury retail experience. The Feast and Relish floors feature a myriad of fine-dining options, while the Indulge and Adorn floors showcase a variety of designer labels with the former focusing more on fashion labels


Sungei Wang Plaza & BB Plaza Bukit Bintang

Sungei Wang Plaza has been around for more than two decades and is one of the oldest institutions in the Bukit Bintang area. Still attracting throngs of visitors even after all these years and despite being surrounded with more glamourous competition, Sungei Wang Plaza houses more than 500 retail outlets selling everything from food to clothes, with the topmost floor dedicated to fashion for youth from a variety of home-grown labels

One Utama Shopping Mall Petaling Jaya

Located away from the city centre, but still within the Kuala Lumpur limits, is the expansive 1 Utama shopping mall (fondly known as 1U to locals). Housing over 650 stores along with a smorgasbord of eateries and entertainment outlets, 1U spans over five million square feet and is located in Bandar Utama, a small suburb just off the Lebuhraya Damansara-Puchong


Low Yat Plaza Shopping Mall Bukit Bintang

Low Yat Plaza – commonly referred to as LYP or Low Yat – is a well established commercial shopping centre in Kuala Lumpur’s busy city centre. Specializing in electronics and IT products. Ranking high as one of the city’s best known spots for gadgets and gizmos, the 12-storey mall is divided into a series of inter-connected stores surrounding a main concourse


The Curve Petaling Jaya

The Curve is lauded to be the latest hip-and-happening place in town, with a unique lifestyle concept and a few choice entertainment and F & B outlets such as The Laundry, The Apartment, The Red Box and Marche Movenpick. Split into two areas called The Street (outlets which open up to the outdoors) and The Walk (outlets contained indoors), The Curve also has a bustling and exciting weekend flea market which is open all day selling all sorts of knick-knacks and novelties

Fahrenheit 88 Shopping Mall Bukit Bintang

One of the newest additions to Kuala Lumpur’s ‘mallscape’, Fahrenheit 88 is a five-storey structure that lays claim to prime real estate along Jalan Bukit Bintang. Previously known as the KL Plaza, the mall was given a RM100 million revamp since its change of ownership and its extensive refurbishment has resulted in an uber posh retail mall that plays host to a wide variety of sophisticated small-time boutiques

Central Market

Central Market is one of KL’s most familiar landmarks and a popular tourist attraction. Built in 1928, it is a short walk away from Petaling Street, along Jalan Hang Kasturi. Also called Pasar Seni, it used to be a simple wet market but in the early 1980s was revamped into a handicrafts outlet. The focus for the city’s artistic community, inside the building is a warren of boutiques, handicraft and souvenir stalls with traders selling local merchandise such as authentic Malaysian batik prints and more. Central Market is located on the opposite bank of the Dayabumi Complex and is an art-deco style building with local ‘Baroque’ trimmings

Opening Hours: Daily, 10:00 – 22:00
Location: Just around the corner from Kota Raya Shopping Centre
Address: No. 10, 1st-3rd floor, Jalan Hang Kasturi
Tel: +603 2031 0399 or +603 2031 5399 or +603 2031 7399

Kasturi Walk

Kasturi Walk is a covered, open-air flea market set along Jalan Kasturi, a lane running alongside Central Market. Here, you’ll find local snacks and vendors selling fake label handbags, watches, T-shirts, flip flops and more as well as fruit stalls. It is similar to Petaling Street but not as crowded. Right over the front entrance of the tiled walkway is a pewter wau bulan (a type of Malay kite) which looks like a butterfly. Although Kasturi Walk does not have the same extensive range of traders as Petaling Street the goods are reasonably priced plus its convenient location makes a trip here worthwhile. It was established in early 2011, so it all looks fairly new with clean kiosks and stalls

Highlights: local snacks and vendors selling fake label handbags, watches, T-shirts, flip flops and more as well as fruit stalls. : Kuala Lumpur Chinatown Shopping - Where to Shop and What to Buy in Chinatown http://www.kuala-lumpur.ws/klareas/chinatown_shopping.htm#ixzz1n5wHrQgM
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 21:30
Location: Kasturi


Kota Raya Shopping Complex

Around the corner from Central Market, just opposite Petaling Street, is the Kota Raya shopping complex. It is perhaps one of the oldest shoppng centres in the city, and although its popularity has been lost to trendier, more contemporary counterparts, it is still visited by those in search of budget buys and bargain items. Having recently gone through a renovation and refurbishment exercise, Kota Raya’s old, run-down exterior has now been replaced by a brightly-coloured one, which can be seen clearly from Petaling Street’s main entrance across the street.

Highlights: Budget clothing and accessories, beauty saloons, hairdressers, games, electronics.
Opening Hours: Daily, 10:00 – 22:00
Location: At the junction of Jalan Silang and Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock


Petaling Street Market


Marked by a huge, green awning sheltering shoppers from rain and daytime heat, Petaling Street is a well-known shopping district in Kuala Lumpur, most popular for budget buys. At night, the whole area transforms into a lively and vibrant night market. The street is practically stocked to the brim with shops and stalls along it offering all kinds of goods at dirt-cheap prices, from fake branded fashion items to delicious hawker food. The best thing is, the prices can be brought lower still as haggling is the way of life here

Opening Hours: Daily, 09:00 – 12:00 & 18:00 - Late
Location: Along Petaling Street and the intersecting road, Jalan Hang Lekir
Tel: (603) 2693 6661

Peter Hoe Beyond

Peter Hoe Beyond is a store along Jalan Tun HS Lee with a lovely collection of homeware, clothes and souvenirs. The 8,600sqft warehouse-sized shop is divided into three colourful sections: a retail store, boutique and café. Fusing Asian and modern style, some of the best things to buy here include colourful, woven rattan baskets and place mats in bold colours and designs as well as flowery shirts, batik print pareos and scarves

Opening Hours: 10:00 – 19:00
Address: No. 145, Jalan Tun HS Lee, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 2026 9788

What to buy  in Kuala Lumpur


Handicrafts and Souvenirs

You don't have to venture far to other states to appreciate local arts and crafts from Malaysia; in Kuala Lumpur, there are many places that stock traditional goods made in other Malaysian states. These make great souvenir items for you to bring back home and present to friends and family.

Form shopping centres to night markets, visitors will find a large variety of cultural souvenirs that may or may not have practical use in the household. Most of them will be ornamental objects that will decorate your wall, desktop or refrigerator nicely. Some of the stuff you can find are described below.

Pewter, brass and silver items include jewellery, figurines, key-chains, pen-holders and other items are popular souvenirs, having been crafted by local metal-smiths with precision to create artistic and practical objects.

Wood carvings and pottery imported from other states in Malaysia also make great display items. Some of them can even be used practically in the house, such as jars and mugs. Others, like giant spoons and statues crafted in wood with intricate designs make nice ornamental items.

Traditional Fabrics are another favourite among visitors. This includes traditional Malay garments such as 'Kain Songket' – distinct Malay brocade made of silk with gold and silver threads woven in as well as 'Batik', a fancy cloth from the East of Peninsular Malaysia which is a colourful silk garment that uses floral motifs in its design.

Other souvenirs include Malaysian T-shirts with funny captions, locally-made lighters crafted with all sorts of designs, miniature replicas of Kuala Lumpur's buildings such as the Twin Towers and stuffed toys that mimic Malaysia's local wildlife as well as carpets

Shopping for best Brands in Kuala lumpur


Kuala Lumpur is Malaysia's economic hub and a premier destination for shopping in Southeast Asia. This is why the Government organises up to two, month-long shopping carnivals per year to cater to an immense crowd of avid shoppers from across the world. From the latest designer brands to ground-breaking electronics, Kuala Lumpur will leave you spoilt for choice as illustrated by the examples below.

Branded fashion clothing is one of Kuala Lumpur's best shopping highlights, encompassing the latest design wear from Europe, America and Asia which includes renowned names such as Nike, Adidas, Club Monaco, Gucci, MNG, Calvin Klein, Zara, Raoul, Ted Baker, Elle, Versace, Prada and much more. From mini-skirts to hard jeans and sports wear to immaculate suits, Kuala Lumpur stocks everything you need for fashion through retail outlets, shopping complexes, department stores and expansive malls.

Perfumes are another popular item on the shopping list. Department stores and shopping malls retail the latest perfumes from famous designer houses such as Armani, Polo, Christine Dior, Anna Sui, Elizabeth Arden, Calvin Klein, Issey Miyake and Kiehl's.

Fashion Accessories such as hairpin, scarf, bracelets, jewellery, bags, shoes, purses and ribbons made both locally and overseas are available in many shops located in the city and in malls. Some famous brands include Tiffany, Bvlgary, Sasa, Pearl and Perlini.

Electronics are priced very competitively in Malaysia, as some of them are made locally despite carrying an overseas brand name. Camcorders, video players, wide screens, digital cameras, projectors, television sets, MP3 Players, cell phones and other trendy gadgets can be found almost everywhere in Kuala Lumpur, from small shop-lots to fully-fledged outlets in large malls. You'll be spoilt for choice among a range that includes Canon, Sony, Nikon, JVC, Toshiba, NEC, Dell etc.

Cigarettes & Liquor are available in many shops around Kuala Lumpur, with a few being duty-free outlets. Enjoy the cigarettes which are made locally under famous names such as Marlboro, Dunhill and Salem. Most hard liquor is imported from overseas but you can enjoy locally-brewed beer licensed under famous brands such as Carlsberg, Tiger, Heineken and Anchor

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