1 Utama, Kuala Lumpur
One Utama is a sub-urban mall catering to the middle and upper middle class community in Bandar Utama and its vicinity... The mall was recently upgraded with an additional wing to cater to a different crowd of shoppers.. with shops carrying trendy designer labels like Tommy Hilfiger, Kenneth Cole and Brooks Brothers...
What to buy: The traditional anchor tenant is Jaya Jusco, whose flagship branch is located here... and like all shopping complexes in Kuala Lumpur, there are a variety of shops selling a variety of goods... and a food court....
One Utama is an ideal place to spend the whole day. The things you found there range from middle class to daily. It had just finished the expansion of the mall, therefore it is much larger with much more things to shop.
It is located at sub urban of KL and the crowd there is not that much. The only way to get there is by Taxi.
The One Utama Shopping Centre is a very huge shopping centre which has lots of shops and plenty of eating places, including famous restaurants and fast food outlets. There is also a cinema in the shopping complex.
One should venture out of the Kuala Lumpur City Centre area to get a feel of how the locals in the suburbs of the capital city of Malaysia live, shop, wine and dine. One of the best of such departmental stores is One Utama which is located in the township of Bandar Utama in the proximity of one of the most desirable addresses in KL, Damansara.
What to buy: Almost all the good and established brand names - be they local or foreign can be found here in this big shopping centre. Indeed, I was delighted to fine an Apple Center here in the newly opened extension annex and I went for a haircut here as well for a reasonably cheap price. More details of other shopping activities will be highlighted later.
1 Utama, the premier landmark in Klang Valley and Malaysia's top shopping destination has everything for everyone from shopping, dining, entertainment to nature. With its new expansion (new wing), 1 Utama now offers more than 600 unique shops and over 7000 parking bays.
Experience the new retail concepts and excitement like never before with the biggest names in the industry. Explore the Highstreet zone abuzz with hot fashions and the latest trends from big designer names and indulge in the Promenade Lakeside where you can find an aviary and all your needs for outdoors activities from pets to diving pools.
Discover the unique Malaysian "first", the inspiring Rainforest, a breath-taking indoor conservatory inspired by Malaysia's tropical rainforest provides a great atmosphere for alfresco dining that come with live entertainment. Also experience a canopy walk on the Rainbow suspension bridge, cascading waterfall and more !
The main anchor tenants are Jusco, Giant, U Parkson, MPH Bookstore, etc.
One Utama is in another location some 35 minutes by taxi, at Damansara area. The place is a new developing town, very modern looking and big wide roads. If you want to shop at One Utama, please be prepared to shop one whole day because of its size plus you can also visit the Ikea.
This is not a tourist kinda shopping centre. But most locals go to 1 Utama, especially those living near this area. It's a huge mall, I still can get lost when I'm here.
What I like about this mall is it has themes for every section of the building; Highstreet (for the high fashion) among others including Oval, Rainforest, Promenade, etc.
Most events and exhibitions are held here, which can occupy a large capacity.
You'd love this mall, I guarantee you.
What to buy: It has everything for everyone.
Clothes (incl international brands), restaurants, beauty salons, toys, a big pet store, bookshops, hardware store, foodcourt, indoor and outdoor cafes, a cinema, entertainment spot, etc.
Oh yes, while walking around and shopping inside and dining in one of the many dining outlets in 1U can be fun...getting there can sometimes be a hassle due to its immense popularity among locals..worse still, is the need to find a parking lot for your car.
But once you managed to find a parking bay for your car, the rest of the 1U experience will be entirely up to you to create depending on your individual's shopping and dining tastes. Have fun!
Located 10 minutes from the KL city centre this shopping centre was unbelievable!
Lots of variety of shops range from exclusive brands to city wear shopping. I found quite a few shops here stocked American sizes.
It was too easy to spend the day at 1 Utama shopping. It has recently been renovated so make sure you make time for the new part!
What to buy: Clothes, household, accessories, work clothes.