The Curve in Kuala Lumpur
Petaling Jaya mall and weekend flea market
The Curve mall is a gleaming shopping centre in Petaling Jaya, Kuala Lumpur, which stands out from the rest of the completion with its quaint weekly flea market and range of non-retail activities. With a combination of outdoor dining spaces and more than 250 stores under its indoor roof, it attracts a fair number of shoppers every day, particularly during the weekend.
At The Curve’s popular weekly flea market you can expect to find stalls selling cheap cult fashion finds to upscale designer garb and cool home design goods, as well as antiques, collectibles, arts and crafts, and even hobby-specific curiosities. Housed under circus-style tents, the bazaar takes place along the wide pathways between restaurants of The Street section of the complex.
A 20-minute drive from Suria KLCC, a trip to The Curve is definitely worthwhile for its fun, lively atmosphere, particularly during the weekend 10:00 – 22:00 market. One of the things we love best about the souk is the fact that locals who operate the stalls are well spoken and friendly, keen on making conversation as much as a sale, while the items sold are of good quality.
Meanwhile, at the indoor mall, Metrojaya serves as its two-storey anchor tenant, and shoppers will find a range of mid-level international labels such as British retailers Debenhams, British India and Dorothy Perkins. What’s more, local labels Marry Merry, Diva, Blossom Box Store, and textile-store Binwani’s are just a few of the stores you can visit for a look at the city’s local fashion scene.
Brands found at The Curve
• Dorothy Perkins
• British India
• MNG (Mango)
• Charles & Keith
• Hush Puppies
• Merry Marry
• Mother Care
• Cotton On
When it comes to food, the outdoor walkway (The Street) is a great place for grabbing a bite to eat. While indoor you will find fast food favourites like McDonald’s and KFC, at The Street there is just so much more variety concentrated in one section. Some popular restaurants found include American-famous Johnny Rockets, Malone’s, Italiannies, Kenny Roger’s Roaster, Marche Movenpick Restaurant, T.G.I. Friday’s and Bavarian Bierhaus German Restaurant & Bar.
There is a free shuttle bus that runs three times a day between Royale Bukit Bintang Hotel (along Jalan Bukit Bintang) and The Curve. Alternatively, Metrobus 99 also runs here from KL’s Central Market, or you can hop on the Putra Line LRT from KL Sentral to Kelana Jaya – from there, there is a free shuttle bus that heads to The Curve.
The Curve is home to the popular Escape live action puzzle room, and a karaoke centre, while the 80,000sqft Kidzania role-playing edutainment complex is connected via a covered sky bridge. Furthermore, just opposite The Street is e@Curve which houses about 80 retail, food and entertainment shops, and a 16-screen movie theatre at its second floor. Across the road is IPC (Ikano Power Centre), a family-oriented complex housing about 150 mid-range stores, cafés and entertainment venues.
Alternatively, there is a bar here called Laundry, which plays host to up-and-coming local bands. We love its monthly Popcorn & Soda Sunday afternoon film sessions, where French films and shorts by local film-makers are showcased.
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
- Address: No.6 Jalan PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
- Tel: +603 7710 6868