Friday, January 26, 2007

Shopping in Kuala Lumpur

Retail therapy takes on a new meaning in Kuala Lumpur as the bustling city caters to those with shopping fever. Choose between international brands and home-grown creations, luxury products and classy imitations. Best of all, Kuala Lumpur offers shoppers many opportunities to bargain for the price they want.

Fondly known as the Golden Triangle, the shopping hub of Kuala Lumpur brings together a rich variety of experiences for shoppers including high-end retail therapy at Starhill Gallery and high-tech bargains at Low Yat Plaza.

Starhill Gallery in Jalan Bukit Bintang stands out with its sleek interiors, themed retail floors and range of quality products. Glass storefronts give a peek into its chic interiors created by famed mall designer, David Rockwell of New York, and prominent architect Yuhkuchi Kawai. Exclusive brands and their flagship stores stake their retail space over seven floors through themes of Feast, Indulge, Adorn, Explore, Pamper, Relish and Muse.

Diners can choose from 13 uniquely styled dining outlets at the Feast Village on the ground floor where a range of international cuisines are available in a village layout.

The Indulge floor lures fashionistas for it has some of the world’s most elegant fashion and exclusive luxury brands from Louis Vuitton to Prada, and Fendi to Anne Klein.

Adorn floor features over 70 fine luxury watch brands and several stand-alone couture boutiques including Chopard, Audemars Piguet, Korloff, Salvatore Ferragamo, Versace and Gucci.

Numerous international fashion boutiques, accessories and furnishing brands are housed on the Explore level. They include Jim Thompson, Tous, Patchi, Beatrice Looi and Bang & Olufsen.

The Pamper floor is an oasis for stressed-out souls looking to relax and refresh themselves. Shoppers can spoil themselves with spa treatments, beauty makeovers, and body care and health options at Spa Indrani, Asianel Foot Reflexology, Kanebo Spa, Robin Make Up Studio and others.

Enjoy the menus served up by two specialty restaurants exclusive to Starhill Gallery on the Relish floor. Gonbei has five counters offering authentic Japanese food like teppanyaki, sushi, robatayaki, tempura and sake. Jogoya Buffet from Taiwan serves fresh Japanese and Chinese cuisine in a classy, elegant setting.

At the top floor of Starhill Gallery, and benefiting from the natural light filtering through the glass skylight there, the Muse floor celebrates the beauty of art. Art galleries here bring together the best works of national and international artists, sculptors and photographers for shoppers to browse and purchase in a relaxed atmosphere.

At the other end of Jalan Bukit Bintang behind Federal Hotel, Low Yat Plaza is a techie’s dream come true. This popular one-stop IT mall for high-tech gadgets and computer-related paraphernalia has a dedicated floor for communications technology products and another for IT gadgets. They offer a comprehensive mix and selection from a wide range of reputed brands and the latest must-haves in the market – laptops and PCs, PDAs, computer games, digital cameras, mobile phones, scanners, projectors, home theatre systems and IT peripherals.

This modern shopping complex is a convenient stop for browsing, comparing prices and products, bargaining and buying all your information and communications technology needs. Various hotspots for wireless internet service are also available in Plaza Low Yat besides the many local fashion boutiques, specialty restaurants and hip cafes.

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Source : Tourism Malaysia
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