One of the top favourite pastimes of Malaysia’s is definitely shopping, because who doesn’t love shopping, right? 😀
New shopping malls are always being constructed, and existing shopping malls are always being upgraded or expanded! Good news for you #shopaholics, because now we have a list of the largest and biggest shopping malls in Malaysia for you to shop till you drop, and max out your credit cards! 🤩
1. Pavilion KL (Luxurious Shopping Mall in KL)
Located right in the heart of Bukit Bintang, Pavilion KL is one of the most popular shopping malls in KL. The mall was launched in 2007 and 11 years later, still maintains its popularity. Pavilion KL is touted as a high-end, luxurious mall, but they also have regular, reasonably-priced shops. Besides a variety of shops, Pavilion KL also has an excellent food court, as well as several coffee bars and restaurants.
If you venture into KL, be sure to check Pavilion KL out, as most visitors love to take pictures at its main entrance with the water fountain. Bonus: if you visit during festive seasons, Pavilion KL is always decked out impressively with decorations. 😍
2. Suria KLCC (Tourist Mall in KL)
As a popular landmark, it’s no wonder that huge crowds of people throng Suria KLCC everyday. Most locals dub it a “tourist mall” as Suria KLCC has several international brands within its premises and carries Western sizes as well. However, Suria KLCC has much more to offer! For a relaxing evening with Mother Nature, hang out with your friends and family right there in KLCC Park! You can even have a picnic there.
Furthermore, if you have more time to spare, why not visit the Skybridge? The Skybridge connects the 41st and 42nd floors of the twin towers, so you’ll get a bird-eye’s view of KL! ❤
3. Plaza Low Yat (Most Famous IT Mall in KL)
Plaza Low Yat is the place to visit for all things IT! Even though it is smaller in size, but Plaza Low Yat caters to your every technological need. Grab gadgets such as phones, tablets, printers, laptops, and cameras here! Just remember that you should drive a hard bargain, and earn yourself some great discounts!
It may get crowded and noisy, but as a premier IT, lifestyle, and gadget mall, it remains as one of the most popular shopping malls in KL. 😮
4. Mid Valley Megamall & The Gardens
Mid Valley Megamall and The Gardens are two separate malls, but connected by walkways. Mid Valley Megamall caters for the regular shopper with well-known brands such as H&M, Mango, Topshop, Miss Selfridge, and Forever 21 among others.
On the other hand, The Gardens is a more luxurious mall, housing brands such as Prada, Kate Spade, and Salvatore Ferragamo. You can spend all day here and never get bored; not with so many shops! If you’re tired after all that walking, you can always catch a movie at Mid Valley Megamall’s cinema as well! 👍
5. Lot 10
Lot 10 began its operations in 1991, and was one of the most luxurious malls in its prime. More modern malls have overtook Lot 10 in terms of popularity, but Lot 10 has the advantage of being right in the middle of Bintang Walk, KL’s shopping and entertainment district.
It even has a food court modeled after Old China, housing 25 street food stalls that sell local Chinese food from Malaysia and Singapore. Now mostly known as a middle-upper shopping enclave, it boasts a three-storey H&M and Zara, as well as a National Geographer Flagship Store. 😀
6. Fahrenheit 88
Located directly opposite Pavilion KL, Fahrenheit 88 is one of the more modern shopping malls in KL. Previously known as KL Plaza, Fahrenheit 88 was christened with a new name and outlook after undergoing extensive renovation works, and reopened to the public in 2010.
On the second floor, there is a gargantuan IT department store names Signature IT, perfect for all the tech geeks. And, if you’re a huge fan of Uniqlo apparel, you’ll be delighted to know that there is also a large Uniqlo store here that occupies a few floors! 😮
7. 1 Utama (Biggest Shopping Mall in Malaysia)
Did you know? 1 Utama is the biggest mall in Malaysia! At 5,174,000 square feet, 1 Utama has more than 1000 shops, 4 department stores, 2 supermarkets and 2 cinemas. It is also Malaysia’s premier eco-mall, with a Rainforest situated in the middle of the mall, and a Secret Garden on the building’s rooftop!
The Rainforest area makes a great al-fresco dining area, and if you have little ones, they’ll be delighted to feed the fishes at the LG floor! Do check out the Rainbow Suspension Bridge within the Rainforest when you’re there as well! 😀
8. Sunway Pyramid (Popular Mall in Selangor)
Sunway Pyramid is a very popular mall in Selangor due to its strategic location and connecting buildings. It links to both Sunway and Monash universities, Sunway Hotel Resort & Spa, as well as Sunway Lagoon Theme Park. If you’re looking for entertainment besides shopping, Sunway Pyramid is the place to go, as they have a cinema, and arcade, an ice-skating rink, and an archery station among others.
Still not satisfied? Simply walk over to Sunway Lagoon, for the best day ever! After you’re all worn out, fill your hungry tummy with one of the many restaurants available. Sunway Pyramid is also easily recognisable due it its iconic sphinx-and-pyramid structure. 😍
9. The Curve
Located in Mutiara Damansara, The Curve is a rather popular shopping mall in Selangor. By itself, it doesn’t seem like much, but it is blessed with a strategic location and connecting buildings. The Hotel Royale Chulan is there, and IKEA and IKANO Power Centre is nearby.
Furthermore, KidZania, a children’s theme park, is also located very nearby. The local expat community frequent The Curve, and it has a rather nice food street simply called “The Street”, where you’ll be able to enjoy outdoor dining options if you prefer. 😊
10. Berjaya Times Square
Berjaya Times Square is one of the biggest shopping malls in KL. Having more than 1000 shops that range from small stores that are located at higher levels to huge shops at the lower levels, Berjaya Times Square is the place to get affordable yet fashionable apparel.
Not only that, but Berjaya Times Square also features an indoor theme park, which is perfect if you’re visiting with kids. Your kids can play, and you can shop! A mere 10 minutes’ walk from plaza Lowyat, Berjaya Times Square is also conveniently situated within the Bukit Bintang region. 😄
11. Queensbay Mall (Largest Shopping Mall in Penang)
Queensbay Mall holds the title of the largest mall in Penang with 2,500,000 square feet. With 5 floors and more than 400 shops, Queensbay Mall opened back in 2006. This could be your one-stop shopping centre as they have everything you need under one roof, from bookstores to fashion, and food to electrical items. Besides a cinema, Queensbay Mall also has a laser tag outlet! 😮
12. AEON Bukit Tinggi Shopping Centre (Popular Mall in Klang)
AEON Bukit Tinggi Shopping Centre is not only the largest AEON Mall in Malaysia, but the whole of Southeast Asia, and the third largest in Asia. Located in Klang, the mall spans 2,200,000 square feet, and has more than 200 shops. Having more than 5000 car park bays, you’ll never have to worry about lack of parking lots here! At an estimation of 2020, this mall will be connected to the AEON Bukit Tinggi LRT Station. 👍
13. Boulevard Shopping Mall (Largest Mall in Sarawak)
The “largest, one-stop lifestyle mall” in Sarawak, Boulevard Shopping Mall also lists among the largest shopping malls in Malaysia. Located in Kuching, Sarawak, it is the only mall in East Malaysia to make the list. It is also in a strategic location, being just 5 minutes away from Kuching International Airport. With more than 230 retail shops, you’ll be spoilt for choice when you shop there! 🤪
14. MyTOWN Shopping Centre
Built alongside IKEA Cheras, MyTOWN just opened two years ago, and is one of the newest shopping malls in Malaysia. With over 400 shops spanning 1,500,000 square feet, no wonder it’s one of the largest shopping malls in Malaysia. With its “blend of fashion forward retail, amazing amenities, and stylish alfresco events”, MyTOWN is the “premier shopping destination in the heart of Kuala Lumpur”. 👏
15. IOI City Mall (Largest Mall in Southern Klang Valley)
Opened in 2015, IOI City Mall in Putrajaya is also a rather recent mall. It is actually the same size as MyTown Shopping Centre at 1,500,000 square feet, and also has more than 400 shops. IOI City Mall has won multiple awards, and is the largest mall in Southern Klang Valley.
It has an Olympic-sized ice-skating rink “Icescape”, as well as a 70,000 square feet adventure park “District 21”. The car park has 7605 parking lots, so again, parking will be hassle-free. Furthermore, their car park is equipped with a car finder system (the first in Malaysia) to make it easier, quicker, and safer for visitors to locate their vehicles. 👍
So, ladies, which malls have you been to, and which is your favourite? Which would you recommend?
Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below! 😀
Which shopping mall would you recommend?
Plaza Low Yat
Mid Valley Megamall & The Gardens
Berjaya Times Square
AEON Bukit Tinggi Shopping Centre
Boulevard Shopping Mall
MyTOWN Shopping Centre
IOI City Mall