Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
TAILORED SUITS, SHIRTS AND CHEAP ALTERATIONS
The shop has lots of material, I got too confused actually and didn't get anything made as I couldn't decide on what material or what style! So my best advice is to research what you want made before you get there. Otherwise you'll be like me buying all the Vogue magazines and trying to pick something.
What to buy: T.C Wong a lovely older Chinese gentleman will probably greet you as you walk through the door.
You can get a tailor made suit for MYR600-1500 depending on your choice of fabric. David got a beautiful suit made for 1060 RM as he picked a heavier more expensive material. So depending on the material you pick determines the price.
T.C also altered 3 pairs of my trousers for about 20 RM per alteration - had to get them taken in.
What to pay: 600RM upwards per suit
20RM per alteration for trousers
The Lot 10 Shopping Complex is a upper middle class shopping complex... The anchoe tenant is Isetan Department Store and it also operates a supermarket on the basement, with good selections of Japanese products...
What to buy: The outlets are mixtures of high end and middle level products such as Nike, Esprit, G2000... There is also a food court at the basement...
The fashionable and vibrant of Jalan Bukit Bintang and Jalan Sultan Ismail. Major shopping mall along this area include Sungei Wang, Lot10, StarHill, Star City, KL Plaza, and BB Plaza.
What to buy: You can find or your need in this area especially during the Malaysia Carnival Sales held on every years giving the lower price.
Sungai Wang Plaza is a very popular local shopping complex... and it is always crowded with shoppers... The complex is literally "following with money"... as Sungai Wang means the River of Money...
What to buy: Sungai Wang Plaza is sometimes known as the "mecca of Far East fashion"... it is the mall to go for a good variety of latest fashion trends from Hongkong, Japan, Taiwan and China...It is also a popular spot to shop for mobile phones, if you don't get it here... chances are that you won't get it anywhere else....
The major anchor tenant is Parkson Department Store which is quickly losing its popularity.... There is a food court on the upper level and a whole variety of shops catering to the local crowd...
Starhill Shopping Complex is an upper class shopping complex... It is part of the JW Marriot Hotel building with an up class food outlet call Shooks on the lower ground floor...
What to buy: The complex carries most of the up market branded goods... including Dunhill etc... Cortina Watch Boutique carries a wide selection of the world most famous watch brands... This complex is certainly not for the average tourists....
KL Plaza is a shopping cum residential building... The Berjaya KL Plaza Suites are on the upper floors.... Food outlets inlcude Planet Hollywood and Starbuck Coffee outlets...
What to buy: It is not a very popular complex and not much to offer in terms of shopping outlets... Termed a middel shopping area, there are few retail outlets...
Located in Bukit Bintang, Plaza Low Yat is a one stop IT mall for high tech gadgets and computers related materials.
You can find all sorts of softwares and latest computer models here. There are also some shops selling handphones, photography and other high tech eletronic equipments.
Plaza Low Yat is easily accessible by Imbi Monorail Station.
On Bukit Bintang, there are many great shopping centers as KL Plaza, Lot 10 or BB Plaza.
Usually there is something for everyone: clothes for men and women, electronics, shoes, furniture etc.
If you are a European woman and not too tall, this is a fantastic place to shop around for shirts, dresses and shoes. It is not expensive and the clothes are mostly of good quality.
What to buy: No matter what you are looking for, you will certainly find it in KL!
I really recommend to look for clothes and shoes.
What to pay: The range is of course widespread, you can get a top or shirt for around 10 USD, but you can also spend 30 or 50 USD! The same applies for shoes, I normally do not spend more than 15-20 USD for shoes.
Sungei Wang Plaza is one of the oldest shopping malls and offers budget shopping experiences. It is popular among the locals and tourist and has more than 500 retail outlets.
You could shop for photography, electronics, fashion, asscessories and jewellery, beauty salons, boutiques and restaurants.
Sungei Wang Plaza is easily accessible by Bukit Bintang Monorail Station and Hang Tuah and the Plaza Rakyat stations. A feeder bus service rotates between the different LRT stops every half an hour, which will bring you to Sungei Wang Plaza.
Fantastic range of items.
You can even find your favourite music score here.
Beethoven's complete symphonies, Bach's chorals etc.
Can't imagine how you can get it in Malaysia ? Well, come see for yourself.
What to buy: Selangor Pewter.
Some other pewter brands.
Here is a variety of shopping malls here in KL and they all great. The Bukit Bintang area is always busy as they have a large variety of shopping malls which all close late. Some of the shops you can go and bargain with some of the people there so don`t just accept the price on the goods you might just get a discount if you ask , you`ll no where and where not to bargain depending on the store. There is LOT 10 , BB PLaza , Low Yat and Time Square just to name a few. Time Square is huge I must tell you. Its really something. I think it would take you a very long time to visit all the stores there. What I like about the mall is that it got a theme park inside the mall with a rollercoster and other rides. Malaysia is like shoppers Paradise ;0P
What to buy: Anything , there is a large variety of things.
What to pay: Don`t forget to Bargain where you can. I does`nt hurt to try ;0)
The most amazing shopping center I've ever been too! its beautiful :)
You can get to Bukit Bintang by Monorail (the station name is Bukit Bintang) very easily.
If i recall, on the 5th is the very interesting Fish Feet Massage - where little fish nibble on your feet, its suppose to be relaxing - but its awkward - but something i recommend you try for something different. If i recall, the price was about 48MYR for 30mins.
You will find every brand you could imagine. It is a more upmarket mall, but some great bargins as well. It's really just lovely to stroll around.
What to buy: Great mostly for clothes and shoes!
Bukit Bintang Area is the perfect place to go shopping in KL. With at least 6 shopping malls, you will find all you need, at all prices.
* THE LUXURIOUS "STAR HILL": Star Hill is the translation of "Bukit Bintang" in Bahasa. Located at the beginning of Jalan Bukit Bintang, next to the Marriott and the Westin Hotels, the prestigious Star Hill displays all the luxurious brands such as Gucci, Vuitton, Prada... and some quite good but expensive restaurants in the basement.
* THE UP MARKET "LOT 10": Located at the corner of Jalan BB and Jalan Sultan Ismail, Lot 10 displays some brands such as Guess, Top Shop, Starbuck, etc. and also the Japanese department store Isetan with its upper class supermarket. Most of the brands are foreign brands.
* THE POPULAR "BB PLAZA" AND "SUNGEI WANG": Located in the middle of Jalan Bukit Bintang, these are 2 shopping malls in 1. Sometimes, you don't even notice that you go from one to another. These 2 shopping malls are so big that you can find everything there at normal local prices: Taylor made suits, clothes alteration (last floor in Sungei Wang), travel agencies, hair dressers, manicure, pedicure, clothes for everyone with local brands and the 2 department stores, Parkson and Metrojaya. These 2 shopping malls are very popular and often very crowded and very noisy (loud music everywhere).
* "LOW YAT" FOR IT AND ELECTRONICS: This shopping center is very popular for the electronics as every floor is specialized: 1 floor for mobile phones, 1 for laptops, and 1 for software...
* "IMBI" FOR IT AND ELECTRONICS: Located behind Sungei Wang, this is another shopping mall for electronics.
Shopping malls are open everyday of the week, sunday included, from 10am to 10pm.
What to buy: Some example of cheap things in Malaysia:
* Women shoes, first price around RM 25 (5 €).
* Contact lenses
Some of the local brands:
* Body Glove for sportwear
KL is known for its shopping. For the best shopping you should go to the Golden Triangle. There are so many malls here. One of the largest in town is without doubt BB Plaza with Sungei Wang Plaza attached to it. After a week I still hadn't seen all shops and discovered new alleys. Amazing.
On the 3rd floor are all the internet shops who are among the fastest and cheapest in town.
What to buy: clothes
What to pay: Don't forget to bargain!
Plaza Low Yat is the place to go if your are shopping for IT products in KL. It is the biggest computers and electronics retail outlet in Malaysia. Located at the Bukit Bintang shopping district, the plaza is a house for about 500 retail outlets spread on 7 floors. Each floor has a different theme to help shoppers identify with the IT products they are interested in.
What to buy: Gadgets, Cameras, Digital Games, Telecommunication products and of course computers.