Sungei Wang/ Bukit Bintang Plaza
Bukit Bintang Shopping
Established in 1977, the seven-storey Sungei Wang is one of Kuala Lumpur’s most instantly recognizable shopping centres. Locals hail it as one of the cheapest places for retail therapy while foreigners say that it’s a convenient pit stop in the city’s Golden Triangle quadrant.
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This 1.2 million sqft complex is well known for amassing an assortment of stores under one roof. The centre of the mall’s lower ground floor plays host to a large concourse in which a stage is occasionally set up to host live performances: around this open space are a selection of local designer clothing boutiques that specialise in young and funky fashion styles. Besides that, there are shops specialising in computers, cell phones and accessories such as chargers, casings and batteries.
Escalators lead to the ground floor where dozens more kiosks crowded together retail hand phones and their trimmings while more clothing and women’s costume jewellery stores encircle them in permanent store lots. The rest of the mall houses a variety of stores featuring products such as soft toys, games, watches, books, lifestyle items and entertainment. One of the city’s most famous tattoo parlours, Star Tattoo Studio, is located in the third floor. Also on the third floor is a designated IT zone (IT @ Sungei Wang) where you’ll find computers, IT hardware and software.
Divided into coloured zones the mall is easy to navigate and is one of the few places to get good deals on ladies apparel in KL. Dresses, tops, pants, skirts and more cost less than RM100 and besides Low Yat Plaza, Sungei Wang is also the best places for computer accessories. The sixth floor plays host to the T-Zone (also known as the Trendy Zone on The roof) – here you’ll find clothing stores catering to teenage fashion sense.
Connecting the mall to the main boulevard is Fiesta Street which is a new sidewalk with a selection of restaurants that serve Italian, American, Chinese, South African and Asian fare. In typical mall fashion, fast food outlets are in abundance within the complex – there’s an oversized KFC and MacDonald’s plus a Delifrance occupying a corner lot. Besides that, Famous Amos has a kiosk on the first floor for those looking for sweet treats.
Attractions & Activities
Sungei Wang is connected to the air-conditioned Bukit Bintang Plaza, which back in 1979, was once a large scale and popular shopping mall, but now only plays host to anchor tenant, department store Metrojaya. Just outside the three-storey Metrojaya’s (also known as Metro to locals) front doors are a selection of mid-range kiosks that retail clothing and knick knacks.
There are phone banks and ATM machines on each floor, located beside the bathrooms, nearby Parkson Grand – the shopping complex’s anchor tenant. The department store houses an array of branded clothing for men, women and children as well as household offerings. There’s an interconnecting bridge that links Sungei Wang and Bukit Bintang Plaza to Lot 10 just across the road; the overpass that leads to the Bukit Bintang Monorail station is just to the left of the front entrance of Sungei Wang. Sungei Wang and Bukit Bintang Plaza are within walking distance to the Pudu Raya Bus Terminal.
Sungei Wang/ Bukit Bintang Plaza
- Opening Hours: Open daily, 10am-10pm
- Address: Sungei Wang Plaza SWP Box No. 009, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.