Kuala Lumpur is an international shopping haven with a plethora of retail therapy options. Though there are a few small-time boutiques scattered around the city centre, the country’s hot and humid weather tends to draw crowds into the cool interior of expansive air-conditioned shopping malls. Located within the Bukit Bintang area itself there are more than eight large shopping centres ranging from the ultra posh and exclusive Starhill Gallery and the newly-erected trendy Fahrenheit 88 to the downmarket Sungei Wang Plaza and gadget haven Low Yat Plaza.
Berjaya Times Square – one of the biggest shopping centres within Bukit Bintang – is one of the city centre’s most easily located structures. Located along Jalan Imbi, the 48-storey twin-tower complex first opened its doors in 2003 and each 203m tower offers a host of retail stores, dining venues and entertainment outlets.
Adjacent to the four-star Berjaya Times Square Hotel – a high-rise four-star venture set at the top of the mall with 650 rooms, a pool, gym, sauna room, rooftop garden and squash courts – the 700,000sqm Berjaya Times Square is an all-in-one complex that dominates the city centre’s mallscape.
The biggest building in Kuala Lumpur, Berjaya Times Square is currently the eighth tallest twin buildings in KL and the fifth largest building in the world by floor area (7.5 million sqft). A major city landmark, the mall sees a fair amount of KL’s tourist traffic each month; Borders Bookstore – the largest Borders store in the world – opened its doors here in 2005. The Kuala Lumpur Imbi Monorail station is linked to the mall via a footbridge.
Set opposite the Amoda office block, the mall is a sprawling all-in-one complex that spans the lengthy Jalan Imbi Boulevard. Currently the fifth largest building in the world, Berjaya Times Square has over 1,000 retail stores and 65 food outlets. The lower ground floor houses a food court – Taste of Asia – where there’s a smorgasbord of culinary options ranging from local cuisine to international fare such as Japanese and Korean specialties. There’s a variety of good restaurants that offer tasty and inexpensive fare throughout the complex including the Dynasty Dragon Seafood Restaurant, a branch of the popular Hong Kong Kim Gary Restaurant, Old Town White Coffee, Sushi King and more.
The shopping podium doesn’t play host to designer fashion marques such as CK by Calvin Klein, Coach, Juicy Couture or Marc by Marc Jacobs; instead you’re more likely to come across a melange of affordable but unknown retail boutiques. Small time apparel boutiques such as 29 Fashion, Gimme More Boutique, Anna’s, Giordano, Body Glove, Sixty Fashion and more are dotted throughout the mall.
The rest of the shopping centre houses a variety of mid-range stores that range from toy stores like Anime Tech, Citrine Toys, Kyosho and Grafitti Toys to specialty adult stores such as I Need House and Naughty Zone. Additionally, there’s a variety of major tech and IT stores such as Acer, Apple, Canon, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, HTC, Lenovo, Samsung and more, for those looking to purchase the latest gadgets and gizmos.
Berjaya Times Square Theme Park
The mall’s portfolio of entertainment offerings is extensive - the tenth floor of the retail podium plays host to a nine-screen Golden Screen Cinema. The theatre is the first ever GSC MAXX (formerly IMAX) 2D & 3D theatre. The mall houses Malaysia’s largest indoor theme park, the Berjaya Times Square Theme Park, the 133,000sqft park (Asia’s largest indoor park) has 14 specially-designed rides including a thrilling roller coaster.
Divided into themed zones, the park’s amusement rides can easily be seen throughout the mall - the fifth floor plays host to Galaxy Station, a section where six action-packed rides (Supersonic Odyssey, DNA Mixer, Dizzy Izzy, Ooort’s Express, Spinning Orbit and Space Attack) are located. On the other hand Fantasy Garden, on the seventh floor, is a colourful ‘garden’ with eight milder, fun rides - Fantasy Trail, Botanic Drive, Buddy-Go-Round, Flying Bumble Bee, Crazy Bus, Molly-Cool’s Swing, Honey Bump and Robo Crash - which are perfect for young kids.
Meanwhile, the mall’s range of entertainment offerings doesn’t end there - there’s also a 48-lane bowling alley, Ampang Superbowl.
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Berjaya Times Square Hotel
A landmark in Kuala Lumpur because of its sprawling size, lively Berjaya Times Square Hotel is reminiscent of The Plaza Hotel in Manhattan.Its got a bustling atmosphere in its lower floors where hotel facilities are located, while its upper floors are quiet and serene with Georgian-style decor with sash windows, decorative mouldings and wooden screen doors.Keeping you thoroughly occupied is the name of the game here, with hotel facilities (on the 14th and 15th floors) including a fitness centre, two squash courts, steam and sauna rooms, two spas, a kids playground, four on-site F&B outlets including Samplings on the Fourteenth - a popular Western fine dining restaurant - a pillar-less ballroom and 11 function rooms. Read More...
Berjaya Times Square
- Highlights: Krispy Kreme, Papa John’s Pizza, Berjaya Times Square Theme Park, Borders, Ampang Superbowl, Jojoba International, Digital Centre, SUBWAY Sandwiches, Anime Tech, Amusement Square.
- Opening Hours: Daily, 10:00 – 22:00
- Location: Opposite Melia Hotel and Amoda building. You can exit straight into the shopping mall from Imbi Monorail Station.
- Address: 1 Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Tel: +603 2117 3111