Kuala Lumpur

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Top ChoiceMall in Bukit Bintang, KLCC & Pudu

Pavilion KL

Pavilion KL

Pavilion sets the gold standard in KL's shopping scene. Amid the many familiar international luxury brands, there are branches of chains including COS, Muji and Zara. For a quick trip to Japan, head to the Tokyo...

Top ChoiceAntiques in Chinatown, Merdeka Square & Bukit Nanas

Museum of Ethnic Arts

Although billed as a museum, the bulk of items are for sale in this extraordinary private collection of tribal arts from Borneo. You'll also find Nonya ceramics, Tibetan thangka paintings, Chinese paintings and...

Top ChoiceArt in Lake Gardens, Brickfields & Bangsar

Pucuk Rebung

Specialising in antiques and fine arts, this is one of the best places in KL to find quality pieces of local craft as well as pricier Malay ethnological items. It's worth dropping by for a browse and a chat with...

Top ChoiceArt in Masjid India, Kampung Baru & Northern KL

A+ Works of Art

Joshua Lim is the knowledgeable director of this commercial art space exhibiting a good range of contemporary works by local artists. Among the talents represented here, ask to see the wonderful postcard art of...

Top ChoiceMall in Kuala Lumpur

Publika

Art, shopping, dining and social life are all in harmony at this innovative mall, 10 minutes' drive north of Bangsar. There's a good handicrafts market on the last Sunday of the month.

Homewares in Lake Gardens, Brickfields & Bangsar

Kedai Bikin

Kedai Bikin

Managed by home-grown architects and designers, this furniture and home accessories shop turns retro furniture into contemporary showpieces. For example, the famous cord chairs – once staples of Malaysian homes –...

Mall in Bukit Bintang, KLCC & Pudu

Lot 10

Fronted by branches of fashion retailers H&M and Zara, this mall's star turn is Isetan The Japan Store, a department which curates the best of Japanese products.

Market in Bukit Bintang, KLCC & Pudu

Pudu Market

Arrive early to experience KL's largest wet (produce) market at its most frantic and visceral. Here you can get every imaginable type of fruit, vegetable, fish and meat – from the foot of a chicken slaughtered...

Fashion & Accessories in Lake Gardens, Brickfields & Bangsar

Khoon Hooi

Reminiscent of Imelda Marcos at her most flamboyantly glamorous, the frocks created by award-winning Malaysian designer Khoon Hooi are notable for their opulent fabrics and form-fitting styles. His atelier and...

Fashion & Accessories in Lake Gardens, Brickfields & Bangsar

The Studio

Tucked away at the top of the Gardens Mall, the Studio is a treasure trove of contemporary Malaysian fashion and beauty loveliness that's worth searching out. There are gorgeous cheongsam dresses by Maarimaia,...

Fashion & Accessories in Lake Gardens, Brickfields & Bangsar

Nala Muse

Browse the bold and beautiful design products – covering fashion, stationery and homewares – of Lisette Scheers. You can also buy her printed fabric here by the metre for RM150.

Arts & Crafts in Kuala Lumpur

Royal Selangor Visitor Centre

Located 8km northeast of the city centre, the world's largest pewter manufacturer offers some very appealing souvenirs made from this malleable alloy of tin and copper. Also for sale are the company's silver...

Market in Chinatown, Merdeka Square & Bukit Nanas

Central Market

This 1930s art deco building (a former wet market) was rescued from demolition in the 1980s and transformed into a tourist-oriented arts-and-crafts centre. Nonetheless, there are some excellent finds – paper art,...

Fashion & Accessories in Lake Gardens, Brickfields & Bangsar

Nala's Kampung House

Lisette Scheers is the creative force behind the Nala brand of homewares, stationery, accessories and clothes. All her products embody a contemporary but distinctly local design aesthetic and are beautifully...

Photography in Kuala Lumpur

Bang Bang Geng

This shrine to the pre-digital world combines a film and print shop with the genial proprietor Koon Yik Chin's collection of antique cameras and photography related memorabilia. He describes his shop as a...

Mall in Kuala Lumpur

Great Eastern Mall

This compact, upscale mall houses Malaysian fashion and accessories store Pedlars and local shoemaker Thomas Chan who crafts orthopaedic sandals and shoes.

Arts & Crafts in Bukit Bintang, KLCC & Pudu

Royal Selangor

This well-regarded chain of handcrafted pewter claims origins in 1885 when a Chinese pewtersmith arrived during KL's tin-mining boom. You can still find old pieces in antique shops but the newer works on sale...

Market in Kuala Lumpur

Taman Connaught Night Market

In the southeast of the city, stretching for around 2km along Jln Cerdas, is the longest pasar malam (night market) in Malaysia. You'll find over 500 stalls selling mainly clothing, household goods and food. At...

Mall in Lake Gardens, Brickfields & Bangsar

Bangsar Shopping Centre

BSC has carved a niche with KL’s gourmets thanks to its fabulous food hall, Jason's, and its good collection of restaurants, cafes and bars. There are also some very pukka tailors should you need a dress shirt or...

Mall in Lake Gardens, Brickfields & Bangsar

The Gardens Mall

Anchored by Isetan and Robinsons department stores, The Gardens Mall is home to many luxury international fashion brands as well as a multiplex cinema, spa, gym and a good range of places to eat, particularly on...