Huhe, long & curvy. Three long floors for you to shop & spend.
What to buy: What in store ? book shop, children's wear, fashion outlets, computer & IT stuff, foot wear oultets, cafe outlets - lots of them, restaurants, hair salon, sports wear and much much more.
What to pay: expect the unexpected.
The biggest in the town of Petaling Jaya. And it take almost the whole day to actually venture everything inside this huge mall.
What to buy: So many stuffs are house in 1- utama. They range from food cafe & restaurant outlets. Lots of fashion outlets for men & ladies (fcuk, tommy, guess, levis,etc), a couple of cinemas, a huge departmental store, an average music store (tower records), telecommunication outlets, hair & beauty salon, pharmacy, optical, jewelry outlets and the list goes on.
What to pay: one months salary ?
The biggest home furnshing store for Ikea in Malaysia - so far. Lot of practical stuff inside here. Take me about 2 hours to browse thru most of the items . Any if you are tired from walking or looking you can take a break at their foodcourt which is located inside too. Indulge nice swedish food there.yum yum.
What to pay: I lost count
TESCO is from UK. A common household name over there. This was the 2nd hypermarket for them. It's huge, clean and bright.
What to buy: Almost everything - food stuff, clothing, personal care products, CD, furnitures, electrical goods, drinks and much more.
This building actaully house IKEA or vice versa. Either way it's link to one another. You can walk from the mall to IKEA or vice versa too. Most of this mall shops are huge. And the variety are just average but worth checking out.
What to buy: hardware, fashion clothings, timepiece, supermarket products, huge pet store, gym equipment, pharmacy and some food outlets.
What to pay: Depends
This is my favourite shopping mall of all time and let me tell you why. When I visit shopping malls in Malaysia, my first priority is 'Parking'. If I can't get a parking space or the charges are expensive, then I don't like it. I also don't like to go to places where I can't even walk in peace - the type of walk where I have to watch out for people, move myself to the left then to the right, stop, give way and walk again. What kind of a visit would that be?
Well, all of the above situation is not happening in The Curve. I hope that it will never happen. The shops here are not much to brag about but the environment and choices of restaurants are the opposite. You have the option to all types of cuisine. You name it, they've got them here. It's a very relaxing place. The parking is only RM1 per entry and for the whole day. The shopping mall opens from 10:00 to 22:00 and the The Street Mall (Food) is from 10:00 to 00:00 (Midnight) - Monday to Thursday and 10:00 to 01:00 (Friday - Sunday and Public Holidays)
The mall is divided into two parts - The Walk and The Street. 'The Walk' is where the shops are and 'The Street' is where the food are.
Another good thing in The Curve is the Cathay Cineplex - a movie theatre. It's in another builing but it's linked up, just like Ikea, Tesco and Ikano. These buildings are all linked up with one another and that is why they are a shopping town of its own.
This is another good shooping malls in KL where you're able to shop in a very relaxing manner and enjoy your day.
Firstly, parking is cheap but spaces are limited and always taken during peak times but it's not too bad.
Secondly, I love the new wing. They have an old wing and the new wing. The old wing is a bit too cramp and crowded with shoppers who shop for their provisions. The new wing is something else.
There are loads of boutiques here where you can get most things you want. Branded items are here. Choices for food is also another attraction to its visitors. Everything under one roof. As for activities, They have 2 cinemas (TGV & GSC), a batting cage (baseball), bowling alley, video game arcade, rock climbing, karaoke and probably other things that I haven't come accross yet.
This is the nearest shopping complex to where I stay. Called Centrepoint...
There's 7 Eleven, a supermarket, a Post Office, a salon...some fine dinings, cheap or a bit pricey; a bar/pub type thing...a 24 hours Indian restaurant, a clinic & some cheap 'Mamak Stalls' (street vendors...)....
A night view inside Centrepoint. very nice, brightly lit & people were eating....
The top os this complex is a hostel where many students from China studying at a college nearby, Kolej Damansara...
Outside this complex, at the back, you can find some 'Mamak Stalls'...where they normally patronised by all those Chinese students !
Another shopping mall within walking distance from my place is called ONE UTAMA...This complex is big, always full of people especially during the weekends.
Hard to find parking spots so you could see all the cars parked by the Yellow Line roads...
Nevermind about 'the tickets', shoppings must come first ! Well, to some people..
Photo shows one of the entrances of One Utama (not the main entrance though...).
There's always a 'sales promotion' in the Concourse area in this big complex.
The theme during the time when I was there was Hari Raya Aidil Fitri,...A big celebration for the Muslims, signaled the 'end of Ramadhan month - the fasting month'...
You can see those yellow-green squares hanging; They are called 'ketupat', supposed to be coconut leaves woven into that shapes, with compressed rice in it, normally eaten with Satays...
5 levels in One Utama :
The basement carpark;
The Ground Floor;
The first Floor;
The 2nd Floor;
The top carpark...
You can see the 3 levels in between...many shops ! Could be swanky with fixed prices...Can't bargain in here though.
You can't bargain in here but most shops have their own 'Sales Discounts' as you could see on one the shops on the photo...
Madame Butterfly eh ?
Every year, Malaysia as a shopping heaven will have our own Sales Carnival where many many items are sold at discounted prices !
You have to check the Malaysian Calender events to know which months are on...
Normally end & early of the year...where there are big celebrations like Deepavali, Hari Raya, X'mas & Chinese New Year...
This is the interior of One Utama,...shops, shops & shops...You can find the usual 'eating stops' as well, on every level; Whatever your fancy, Western styled sandwiches, strudels, coffee....Japanese Sushi...
Mc Donald's & KFC on the ground floor & local delicacies on the basement floor !
Many options to eat, if you come here from ANYWHERE in the world, you might get all those tidbits found in your cities as well ! Just to attract people to shop & spend, they have to attract people to eat first, right ?
Another 'one' is being built just next to One Utama, this one is called 2 Utama !
One Utama is already big with the floor areas but I think 2 Utama will be overtake the size...
More shops, more eating options...that's what competetion is about right ?...maybe to some people, it would confuse them anyway !
I prefer the small size Centrepoint anytime...