Sungei Wang Plaza, Kuala Lumpur
Well KL is definately a shopping mecca!! Everywhere you look there's big shopping centres!
We had one just across the road and a few doors up from the Parkroyal so we stepped in for some last minute prezzies. As we were travelling light we didn't buy too much but Janine and I thought it might be a good thing to come back with the girls on a girly shopping long weekend sometime ;o)
2nd time in KL and hubby and I headed back to Sungei Wang for some shopping. Hubby found a bargain camera lense and I ended up purchasing a macro as well. I also bought heaps on nice summer tops. This is now our favourite place to shop in KL!
Sungai Wang means "Money River". Chinese businessman believe that with a good name of money and river means it will bring prosperity to the shops in the mall. Believe it or not, Sungai Wang is of the oldest surviving shopping mall in KL, and still doing very well despite many new modern malls nearby Bukit Bintang.
It was built in 1977 and the most popular mall among Malaysians who visit Kuala Lumpur.
You can shop for camera, smart phones, man and woman fashion cloths, sporting goods, and etc. On the lower ground, you can find restaurants including fast foods and local foods. Sometimes if you are lucky, you can meet Chinese super stars here for autograph sessions especially during weekends.
Parkson Department Store is in the Mall.
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Warning: Try not to use your credit card in this mall, I heard there are many fault cases in this mall especially with those small outlets.
The Sungei Wang Plaza offers visitors more than 800 retail outlets in one enormous shopping haven and it is open from 10am to 10pm daily.
The mall is well known for lots of of products under one roof, including clothes, toys, games, watches, and a bookstore.
On the sixth floor you will find T-zone (aka Trendy Zone on The Roof), which caters for teenager fashion clothes, shoes and other trinkets. A lot of local designer clothes and accessories can be found here at affordable prices.
It's a big Department Store that caters to all kinds of things. It houses to Metrojaya and Parkson, as far as I can remember. It was established in 1977 at the so called center of Kuala Lumpur. Apparently, there are 700 shopping outlets here for one to browse through from accessories to footwear to IT to mobile communications to entertainment as well as local and International cuisine.
Getting to Sungei Wang Plaza is easy as it's located in the Starhill area and can be accessed by Monorail, Taxis, Buses, Cars and Pedestrians.
The plaza is reputed to be a place for bargain-priced products and services. Smack in the heart of the city, it is home to more than 500 stores selling a variety of products and services. There are also entertainment centres occupying large lots.
This huge shopping centre has a maze of little shops spread over its five floors. The plaza is connected with the adjacent Bukit Bintang Plaza and they form a total of two million square feet of retail space. Parkson Grand, a large department store, occupies much of the building.
What to buy: You will find a variety of products and services under one roof, and probably the largest number of shops selling electronic goods around. Plenty of fashion treasures from local malay designers, and from paris, japan and china, computer products, books are available here. Bargaining is allowed in most of the shops. There are plenty of snack shops and restaurants, a bowling alleys, game rooms.
Sungai Wang Shoping centre is the place for tourists to grab some up to date stuffs such as trendy mobile phones, women's fashion, etc and if you are looking for McDonald's, you have a McD here inside Sungai Wang at bottom floor. Sungai Wang is very crowded, be expect to see lots of peoples in trendy outfits. Very good to buy Digital Camera here.
Sungei Wang remains of the busiest shopping centres for the last two decades. Linked directly to the Monorail, it has over 500 retail outlets and eateries and it is a great place to hunt for electrical and electronic products, IT gadgests, mobile phones, fashionable street wears, shoes & accessories. A new hip hop T-Hop zone at 6th floor caters to trendy teenagers.
This mall provides most things, made up mainly of clothing stores and small shops. There are boutiques as well as hair and beauty salons, and cafes and restaurants where you can eat. Fairly quiet but can get busy sometimes.
This shopping center has been in KL for many of years but it is still the best place to shop. you can find computer parts and computer stuff in the complex and also a lot of little shops that sell unqiue stuff. Do spend time shopping around and maybe you can find some surprises in some of the small shops.
Sungei Wang Plaza is a huge shopping mall that requires many hours of shopping. There is about 15 or so (not that I counted....) DVD shops in the plaza. I spent nearly my entire KL trip at this place scanning through all the DVDs and bargaining my butt off.
What to buy: DVD's, boxed sets, concert DVD's. They have a lot of titles that are still out at the cinema, and some that are coming soon to DVD. The newest releases will NOT be perfect quality, most have been filmed with a video camera inside the theatre (complete with people standing up to get popcorn!), and some are 100% perfect. Always ask them to check it for you as most have a DVD player at their shop. DVD Boxsets are also a good deal to get, I managed to buy Sex and the City Season 6 Box Set for AUD $14.97. And it was PERFECT.
What to pay: This depends on the type of DVD you buy. Now, I'm not a techni-head, but according to my dad, a DVD 9 is the best quality, while a DVD 5 is not so great. Ask the salesman, they know what's what. You can expect to pay 13 - 15 Ringgits for a DVD 9, and 10 - 13 Ringgits for a DVD 5. Remember to haggle!!!
this no-frills sprawling shopping centre with a maze of shops spread over five floors. comprises many small outlets offering leisure wear, sports gear, optical products, shoes, handbags and watches. Parkson Grand, a departmental store within the plaza offers apparel, handbags, cosmetics, toys and household goods.