SHOPPING : Bangsar


The affluent suburb of Bangsar has emerged in recent years as a popular shopping centre for its large expatriate community and the local residents. Bangsar is centrally located between the city and the municipality of Petaling Jaya, a mere 15-minute drive from the city centre. There are two modern shopping complexes, boutiques and attractively decorated shops selling a wide range of products such as antiques, furniture, textiles, cosmetics, household items, electrical goods and sports wear. Apart from shopping complexes, Bangsar?s appeal also lies in the wide choice of dining outlets and entertainment spots available, making it a magnet for social gatherings especially in the evenings.




Located along Jalan Telawi, the Bangsar Village shopping centre has grown from a small and friendly community shopping mall to a vibrant centre to fill the entertainment and leisure hours of those within the Klang Valley.


Among the retail mix here are a general supermarket, an organic supermarket cum deli, coffee chains, pharmacies, a bookstore, restaurants and cafes, as well as children?s toy shops and play centres. There are many retail kiosks operating at Bangsar Village 1 featuring quaint and charming pieces of imported children?s clothes (at affordable prices) and handmade embroidered throws and quilts.


Bangsar Village 2 is slightly different from its twin. It is a boutique shopping centre targeted to the fashion lovers around the world. It has some renowned designer names within its fashion retail mix, besides a good selection of outlets offering home d?or, books, health and beauty services, and paintings. Brands such as Ted Baker, Raoul, Massimo Dutti, Liz Claiborne, Mexx, Zara, Birkenstock, Aldo, Nike, Crabtree & Evelyn, and Royal Doulton can be found in the new wing.


Occasionally, the shopping centre organizes thematic events and exhibitions. Among the more interesting ones was an exhibition and sale of antique pieces salvaged from shipwrecks in the Malaysian waters. The Treasures of the South China Sea featured fine antique ceramics dating back to several hundreds of years old including rare blue and white porcelain, qingbai ware and antique celadon. Both Bangsar Village 1 and 2 have a good selection of dining outlets ranging from Japanese to Italian, seafood to Chinese, and more.



Location: 2, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru,

59100 Kuala Lumpur




Located strategically between KL and Petaling Jaya along the Federal Highway, the Mid Valley Megamall is one of the city?s premier shopping malls. Its 430 retail outlets and anchor tenants such as Metrojaya, Jusco and Carrefour are well-stocked with a wide range of merchandise. Of interest here are the one-stop IT centre, the Pet Wonderland, Asia?s largest cineplex and gym and the mega MPH bookstore. A novelty here is the feng shui or Chinese geomancy outlet. Look out for the exciting promotions and activities that take place regularly at the mall?s concourse area.


Getting There:

Take the KTM Komuter train to the Mid Valley Station. The mall is linked to the station via an overhead pedestrian walkway. Alternatively, take the Putra LRT to the Bangsar Station. From here, there are feeder buses to Mid Valley Megamall.


Bangsar Village and Bangsar Shopping Centre are other shopping malls in the area, offering a wide range of imported foodstuff and other merchandise. Located on the outer limits of the city are other major shopping centres such as One Utama, Ikano Power Centre, The Curve, Pearl Point, Alpha Angle and the Mines Shopping Fair.

SHOPPING : Bangsar