5 Places to Shop for Chinese New Year


Chinese New Year is perhaps the biggest and most important annual festival for Chinese and the Chinese communities worldwide. It is also the time of year, families gets busy spring cleaning, decorating the house and shopping for new clothes with their love ones. 

With the wide array of shopping malls in Malaysia, it should come as no surprise that this is a country that takes retail therapy seriously. In any case, shopping opportunities here are plentiful, so to help you make the most of your time before the festive arrive, here is a rundown of our favorite retail experiences in Malaysia.


Pavilion Shopping Mall, Kuala Lumpur


At Pavilion KL Malaysian fashion brands like Jimmy Choo can be found alongside big-ticket European luxury retailers such as Coach, Juicy Couture, MaxMara, Versace and Yves Saint Laurent.

High-end browsing takes place at Couture Pavilion where upmarket, international fashion outposts (a majority of them occupying double-storey street front lots) like Michael Kors and Marc by Marc Jacobs are at.

Meanwhile inside Pavilion KL are lower-priced, mid-market international and local brands such as Forever 21, Pull & Bear, MNG Mango and Salabianca.

Address : 168, Bukit Bintang Street, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur

Time : 10am – 10pm


SURIA KLCC, Kuala Lumpur


At the foot of the Petronas Twin Towers In Kuala Lumpur, impose a 6 storey shopping mall that offers a wide array of haute couture stores.

The mall has six levels, and each of them is divided into 3 sections – Ramlee Mall, Ampang Mall and Park Mall. KLCC is the newest extension to the mall, Ramlee Mall, where you can find 30 high-end specialty stores such as Bvalgari, Cartier, Chanel, Cole Haan, Tiffany & Co. and Versace.

This luxury mall also offers high end department stores such as, five-star Isetan, Parkson Grand, Marks & Spencer to also luxury labels and fashion houses such as Calvin Klein, Christian Dior and Ralph Lauren.

Address : KLCC, Lot 241 Level 2 Suria, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur

Time : 10am – 10pm




Located 7km from the Petronas Twin Towers, The Gardens Mall Kuala Lumpur is also another upscale shopping complex specialized in Celebrity worth fashion finds.

Not to mention, it is just next door to Mid Valley Megamall, one of the city’s largest retail development.

In the The Gardens Mall Kuala Lumpur you will find some anchor tenants including Banana Republic, Coach, DKNY, Hermes, Michael Kors, Japanese big-box retailer Isetan, US bookstore chain Borders and UK department giant Robinsons.

Address : Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Time : 10am – 10pm




Kuala Lumpur is not the only place where shopping spree can be done, in fact if you’re in Johor, you can too! Johor Premium Outlet is the central shopping centre located at Iskandar area in Kulaijaya district.

Johor Premium Outlets features 150 designer and brand name stores and is strategically located at the intersection of the North-South Expressway and Second Link Expressway. Especially with the newly-launched phase another 20 new stores has been added to the centre.

Phase III’s brand highlights include South-East Asia’s biggest Nike Factory Store boasting a retail footprint of 15,000sq ft, BritishIndia, Chaps USA, Ed Hardy, Puma and Under Armour.

Other new brands available at Johor Premium Outlets are Ace Bags and Luggage, Boggi Milano, Calvin Klein Watches and Jewelry, Dockers, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Michael Kors and Versace. Definitely one of the best places to purchase some apparels.

Address : Jalan Premium Outlets Indahpura, 81000 Kulai, Johor

 Time : 10am – 10pm




Aside from the Johor having a premium outlet, Genting as well, which is just an hour away from Kuala Lumpur has a premium outlet Probably a chiller premium outlet too. Genting Highlands Premium Outlets Find is indeed quite impressive with the brands offerings.

Those who love good bargain for branded goods and sports wear, Genting Premium Outlets price offerings are pretty decent compare to other outlets.

Many international brands up here such as: Adidas, Aigner, Coach, Furla, Hugo Boss, Kate Spade New York, Michael Kors, Moschino, Polo Ralph Lauren, Superdry, Tumi and more.

Address : Genting Highlands Resorts, KM13, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang

Time : 10am – 10pm


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