KL Sentral in Brickfields is widely-regarded for trendy shopping malls situated within a train stop away, as well as Malaysia’s largest rail transport hub, which offers direct links and passenger check-in facilities via the Kuala Lumpur City Air Terminal.
Due to its convenient location, KL Sentral in Brickfields is not only accessible to some of the largest shopping malls in Kuala Lumpur, it is just a few minute’s walk away from Little India and Central Market which offer a wide range of local apparels, kitschy handicrafts, and beautiful artwork. From ultra-sleek and modern shopping malls to one-stop hubs of art galleries, independent boutiques – our Top 10 Shopping in KL Sentral list provides a definitive shopping experience.
1. Nu Sentral Mall
Nu Sentral is a trendy eight-storey shopping mall in the ever-bustling Kuala Lumpur, offering a multitude of entertainment spaces, alfresco dining and other unique features for an exciting shopping experience. NU Sentral is easily accessible from KL Sentral, which is Malaysia’s largest rail transport hub with a direct link to Kuala Lumpur City Air Terminal as well as LRT and KTM railway systems. Nu Sentral houses local and international retail outlets including Parkson, Sam Groceria, Hush Puppies, Sephora, Machines, L’occittane, Focus Point, H&M, Cotton On, and Levi’s. After a day of retail therapy, shoppers can head to Nu Sentral’s numerous eateries such as Sushi Tei, Wesria Food Court, Starbucks, Tony Roma’s and The Loaf for a satisfying gastronomic experience.
2. Little India
True to its name, Little India is an ever-bustling street in Brickfields, decorated with colourful floral motifs, pastel-hued structures, and Indian pop tunes blaring out of Indian stalls, stores and restaurants run by the country’s Indian community. Little India Brickfields is well-regarded as one of Kuala Lumpur’s trademark tourist hotspots, not only because of the wares found here but for its proximity to KL Sentral Station – a mere 5-minute walk away.
With many shops and stalls in the area selling everything from traditional Indian goods such as saris, flower garlands, and jewellery, to local cuisines such as roti canai and thosai (Indian pancakes made from fermented rice flour), Little India is a convenient one-stop destination for shopping, dining, and sightseeing.
3. Central Market
Central Market, also known as Pasar Seni, is one of Kuala Lumpur’s most familiar landmarks, a shopping paradise, as well as a popular tourist attraction. Located along Jalan Hang Kasturi (a five-minute walk from Petaling Street), Central Market is accessible via LRT – it is just one stop away from KL Sentral Station.
A pale blue-hued building with art-deco style and local baroque trimmings, Central Market also serves as a focal point for the Kuala Lumpur’s artistic community, Central Market is a warren of art galleries, independent boutiques, kitschy handicraft and souvenir stalls with traders selling local merchandise such as authentic Malaysian batik prints and local artwork.
4. Mangala Theebam Brickfields
Mangala Theebam Brickfields, two-storey retail outlet in Little India, houses a wide collection of Indian apparels, cosmetic jewellery, beauty products, pooja products, and household products. Occupying a corner lot in Little India, its bright pink-hued building is well-frequented for its array of traditional Indian clothing such as saris, churidars (trousers), Patiala salwar (female trousers), lehengas (embroidered long skirts), tunics, and kurtas (traditional men’s shirt).
Mangala Theebam Brickfields also offers pooja products which are widely used during religious festivals such as prayer powders, agarbathis, sambiranis, ghees, homa kits, statues, and pooja oils. Catering to the local Indian community, Mangala Theebam Brickfields also has two other outlets in the Klang and Rawang area.
5. Sonali Boutique
Sonali Boutique is a showroom-cum-retail outlet in Brickfields, offering a wide range of Bollywood-inspired apparels and accessories. Founded in 1994, this home-grown brand is well-regarded by locals for designing and manufacturing its own range of designer clothing that not only ethnic in appearance, but exudes a cross-cultural appeal that suits different personal styles.
Situated in a quiet area of Brickfields, shoppers can find a range of stunning designs such as salwar kameez (a traditional dress of South and Central Asia), saris, tops with Bollywood flavour and jippas (for men). Sonali Boutique also offers fashion accessories like hand sewn bags, glittering bangles and necklaces.
6. Saradha Silks
Similar to most retail outlets in Little India, Sarasha Silks houses the usual array of traditional Indian apparels, fashion accessories, beauty products, pooja products, and household products. Saradha Silks sells a range of pooja products that are used during religious occacions such as, agarbathis, sambiranis, ghees, prayer powders, statues of deities, and pooja oils.
The massive store is well-frequented for its vast array of traditional Indian clothing such as saris, lehengas (embroidered long skirts), and tunics, which are displayed at the store entrance. Shoppers can also find colourful accessories such as bangles, earrings, necklaces here. Besides that, Saradha Silk also provides tailoring and made-to-order services.