Besides being home to the iconic Petronas Towers, there’s also much to discover at Suria KLCC – one of Kuala Lumpur’s premier shopping destinations.
Gazing up in wonder at the 452-metres high Petronas Towers, attention should also be given to its impressive ‘base’ – the bustling Suria KLCC. Although covering just six floors, an approximate 100,000 people pass through the mall’s doors daily, totaling up to over 41 million in traffic yearly. Their formula is simple: understanding its consumers.
Apart from a strong retail, food and entertainment mix that span across a staggering 1.7 million square feet, visitors get to enjoy a multi-faceted experience as well. Music enthusiasts may walk through a connected underpass to the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas for a performance; or in an alternate direction towards the Aquaria KLCC, a fascinating 60,000 square feet aquarium.
Here are just some of the highlights visitors to Suria KLCC can look forward to.
Visiting Suria KLCC always brings new surprises – since the management changes their tenants listing yearly, with 2013 alone seeing the addition of 24 stores. Much weight is given in retail placement, where over 20 popular brands in the Suria KLCC building.
Suria KLCC covers six floors, where an approximate 100,000 people pass through the mall’s doors daily. Armani, Marc Jacobs, Harley Davidson, Harrods, Anya Hindmarch and more, are found exclusively at Suria KLCC.
The mall also caters to the masses, a total of 372 specialty stores and kiosks available to meet every shopper’s needs. Anchor tenants include home-grown brand Parkson department store, Isetan department store, Cold Storage, Marks & Spencer, TGV Cinema, and Kinokuniya Bookstore, the lattermost the first and only outlet in Malaysia to date.
For a special souvenir, head to Royal Selangor, the well-known Malaysian brand offering over 1000 pewter tableware and gift ideas, stunning in function and form. For jewellery, sister company Selberan offers customized services; or head to the two-storied branded store stretching across 100 feet in length, fitted with comfortable wood sofas and a luxurious VIP fitting room. To shop with ease, be sure to put on comfortable shoes. Local brand, Vincci is a popular choice; or join the ranks of Kate Middleton and Kate Moss who favor French Sole, specializing in spectacularly comfortable ballet flats.
VARIETY IS KEY
It’s not shopping only at Suria KLCC. Drop by the Galeri Petronas too, a non-profit visual arts gallery exhibiting paintings, sculptures, multimedia to experimental works across 20,000 square feet of space.
Sate your hungry belly after all that walking at RASA Food Court or Signatures Food Court which offers double the occupancy at 1,200 seats. Those targeting specific cuisines can pick from over 60 bakeries, cafes, fast food joints and restaurants. Always seeking out local fares, we recommend Madam Kwan’s – where hawker-style fares in a comfortable cafe setting, quick service and affordable prices explain their daily snaking queues. Don’t miss the nasi bojari: spice-tossed rice, shredded rendang, assam prawns and fall-off-the-bone drumstick, best finished with an icy cendol, and expertly-done fried banana fritters with vanilla ice-cream.