The main shopping areas in Kuala
Lumpur are the Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman area, Jalan Petaling/ Jalan
Bandar area and Jalan Bukit Bintang.
Tuanku Abdul Rahman
The main shopping area along Jalan Tuanku Abd. Rahman, stretches from
the Jalan Dang Wangi junction to Jalan Tun Perak and is lined on both
sides by a quaint mix of ultra modern buildings sandwiched between
pre-war buildings whose gracious facades have been lovingly preserved.
China Arts and Peiping Lace are a must for lovers of Oriental Art,
antiques and curios.
Both shops stock an irresistible collection of fine embroidered bed and
table lined, carved rosewood furniture, chests and cabinets, Chinese
ceramics and jade and ivory carvings. Shops dealing in oriental
carpets may also be found here.
Jalan Masjid India
Which runs almost parallel to this area is the place to go to for ethnic
goods of Indian origin, sarees, sarongs and textiles.
This area includes 'BB Park', the entertainment complex and the shopping
malls Lot 10, Sungei Wang Plaza, Bukit Bintang Plaza and Kuala Lumpur
Petaling Street and Jalan Bandar
Being at the hub of Kuala Lumpur's bustling Chinatown, shops here offer
a variety of textiles, clothes, shoes and handbags at bargain prices.
The area is also known for its jewellery shops with their fascinating
variety of fine jewellery items beautifully crafted in gold and set with
traders offer exotic ethnic jewellery, wall hangings, ornaments, curios
and teapots from India and Burma. Make-shift and mobile stalls jam the
streets with their offerings of dried foodstuff, herbs, fruits, flowers
and herbal remedies. This is the place to hone your bargaining skills;
where a poker face and the 'gift of the gab' would be plus points in
This unusually busy street becomes more lively at night with the
sprouting up of stalls offering a diverse range of products from ethnic
goods, clothing and cosmetics to 'designer watches! The bright lights
from the shop fronts and stalls combine with the blaring music to lend
the area a festive carnival air.
Shopping in KL
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