With the countless number of malls and night markets to choose from, Kuala Lumpur definitely lives up to their “shopper’s haven” nickname. However, if you are only sticking around for a short period of time, we have come up with a list of the best Budget Shopping Spots in Kuala Lumpur where you can start your browsing with first.
The Linc KL
Built with the idea of preserving nature, The Linc KL is the perfect destination to take a break and escape away from city life. Nestled at the intersection of Jalan Ampang and Jalan Tun Razak, The Link KL holds over a large variety of retail shops and eateries.
Petaling Street is a bustling street market located within Chinatown. Take a stroll down this shopping district and immerse yourself in the local Chinese culture. Also known as one of the most vibrant night markets, at Petaling Street, you can expect to find lots of food and goods at dirt-cheap prices. Similarly to any other Malaysian street markets, you can master the art of bargaining over here.
Classified as a Heritage Site, the Central Market is infused with the concept of art, and it is one of the most popular destinations among both tourists and locals. At Central Market, it is the best place to shop for affordable handicrafts such as woodcrafts, Batik prints, Songket fabric, and Labu Sayong. The variety of products sold and pricing are not an issue where there is an extensive selection of them for you to choose from. You will be able to get artworks at wallet-friendly prices as well. It is air-conditioned, so you will also get to enjoy a whole day of shopping in a cosy environment!
Sungei Wang Plaza
Stretching over 1.2 million square feet, Sungei Wang Plaza is well known among the locals for being the “go-to” mall whenever they are looking for a cheap retail therapy. Situated in Bukit Bintang, Sungei plaza has seven levels, comprising of numerous clothing boutiques that holds the modern “trendy” fashion, as well as hair salons, beauty services, and electronics.
Mid Valley Megamall
With over 430 stores and restaurants, including an 18-screen cineplex, a bowling alley, an exhibition centre, and a Carrefour hypermarket, Mid Valley Megamall is one of Kuala Lumpur’s top shopping centres, with one of the largest retail space. Located just beside KL Komuter Mid Valley station, the mall is easily accessible as well.
Jalan Masjid India Market
At Jalan Masjid India Market, you will be able to see an abundance of rows of stores within this short 350 metres stretch selling all sorts of goods – from souvenirs to accessories, and toys. This is the ideal spot for people who are interested in experiencing the local lifestyle. From clothing to food, and jewellery, you can expect to find all the authentic Indian goodies over here.
Kenanga Wholesale City
Kenanga Wholesale City is the first wholesale fashion mall in Malaysia. Just a stone’s throw away from The Golden Triangle, Kenanga houses over 800 stores, spreading throughout 9 zoned shopping floors. The best deals here are usually ladies’ apparel, shoes, and bags, where you’d get to snag them at low-ball prices.
Taman Connaught Night Market
Stretching over 2 kilometres long, Taman Connaught is Malaysia’s longest night market. Open every Wednesday night, Taman Connaught is usually flooded with locals and tourists that come down here to get their cheap goods. Besides shopping, Taman Connaught also holds a large number of food stores to satisfy all your food cravings.