Shop ‘Til You Drop In Malaysia

Get ready to shop up a storm! Photo: iStock

Retail therapy has been the cornerstone of many a successful holiday experience.

Boasting 3 shopping centres that rank among the top 21 largest in the world, visitors to Malaysia can treat themselves to unique retail experiences for days on end!

Mid Valley Mega Mall Photo: Flickr Creative Commons

Mid Valley Mega Mall
Does your local Westfield have over 430 specialty stores? Entire floors dedicated to high fashion? Mid Valley Mega Mall in Kuala Lumpur offers all that and more.

Discover local boutique fashion labels, stumble upon your favourite brands and try out top Malaysian cuisine in this glittering three-storey complex.

With 1.7 million square feet of space, Mid Valley Mega Mall has something for all tastes and ages.

Kids will squeal with delight at Megakidz, one of the largest indoor playgrounds, fashionistas will love the endless range of high end boutiques and foodies will be in awe of the countless gourmet treats.

Surrounded by luxury hotels, the Mid Valley Mega Mall is an ideal place to begin your Malaysian shopping adventure.

Indoor theme park Photo: Getty

Sunway Pyramid
It doesn't get more eye-catching than this.

The 14th largest shopping centre in the world lives up to its name, with its Egyptian-inspired Pyramid guarded by a giant lion sentinel in the heart of Subang Jaya.

Making your way through the Sphinx-like monument and past the hieroglyphics and pharaohs, you will find a shopping experience few can match at Sunway Pyramid.

An entire level is dedicated to teenagers, with DC Comics Apparel, Asia’s famous Tropicana Life store, Stars Archery Range and a massive 48-lane bowling alley.

Asian Avenue is where the social elite come to shop, with the latest high street trends on sale.

If you are looking to cool down, the Pyramid Ice Rink is the only attraction of its kind housed in a shopping centre in Malaysia and Sunway Lagoon Theme Park is an 80-acre park of water fantasy and fun.

But the real draw card of the pyramid is the independent shops where you can really experience shopping in Asia, rather than just visiting the same chains you can experience at home.

1 Utama
Finally, we come to the King of Malaysian shopping centers: the sprawling 1 Utama.

The largest retail hive in Malaysia and the eighth largest in the world. This juggernaut boasts over 700 shops in the city of Damansara.

What makes this centre truly unique is its rooftop Secret Garden of 1 Utama, the largest in Southeast Asia.

Sports fans can tackle the bowling alley, attempt to crush a home run in the the batting cages, play Futsal in Padang @ 1 Utama, or take on the walls of Camp 5, the largest indoor rock climbing setup in all of Asia.

1 Utama spans five million square feet over 6 retail levels and prides itself on raising the bar when it comes to the retail experience.

If you’re looking to escape for a little dose of retail therapy, Malaysia’s shopping centres are the retail oasis’ of Asia. And after you’re done, there’s an island or two waiting for you to relax and unwind.

Sungei Wang Plaza
For a different shopping experience, pay a visit to Sungei Wang Plaza, a bustling centre filled with quirky little shops.

In this labyrinthine plaza, you’ll find an overwhelming mix of bargain fashion, handmade crafts and off-the-wall knickknacks. A great place to find presents, this eclectic and always surprising shopping mall is an experience in itself. Arrive in the morning and let the buzzing center suck you in with its vibrant atmosphere.

Imbi Plaza
Fan of gadgets? Or looking for a niche piece of software? Imbi Plaza is just for you!

Formerly one of the biggest computer shopping malls in Malaysia, this specialty IT mall is a tech head’s dream come true. From blu-ray movies to software and music, Imbi Plaza has it all and at affordable prices. Bargaining is common practice so it’s your best best to find a bargain.

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