5 Shopping Malls in Malaysia Perfect for a Fun Weekend

After a busy week of lectures, tutorials, and presentations, students often unwind the stress of the week by going to one of the bustling shopping malls in Malaysia. Besides stocking up on clothes, electronics, and school supplies, shopping malls in Malaysia often have unique things to do that make for a perfect day out.

1. Suria KLCC







Located between the iconic Petronas Towers, KLCC is a premier shopping mall with 360 specialty shops that carry some of the world’s most luxurious brands. This mall is usually the first stop for tourists visiting Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital city, as it is centrally located and is easily accessible by public transportation. Visitors can also stroll through KLCC Park, a lush green oasis right in the middle of the city, similar to Central Park in New York City. There you can walk or jog, enjoy a light show by the fountain.

What Makes This Mall Fun?

  • 360 Shops on 5 Large Floors
  • Easily Accessible by Bus, LRT, Taxi
  • Relax at KLCC Park
  • Eat at premium restaurants or the affordable food court
  • Great meeting place with friends


2. Sunway Pyramid







The Sunway group is known for its adventurous establishments, such as Sunway Lagoon – Kuala Lumpur’s largest water theme park. But what most people think of when they here Sunway is their flagship mall – Sunway Pyramid, with its distinctive ‘Pyramids of Giza’ theme. With dozens of activities, shops, and eating establishments, this is one of the best malls to spend the weekend alone or with friends. It even has an indoor ice skating rink, which brings a bit of winter sport to a tropical country.

What Makes This Mall Fun?

  • Lots of Shops
  • Sprawling mall with plenty of walking space
  • Stay calm and skate at the Ice Skating Rink
  • Practice your aim with Indoor Archery
  • Laser Tag, Bowling and more, all available daily









1Utama is the largest shopping mall in Malaysia, and one of the “Top 10 World’s Largest Malls”! It is the ultimate shopping paradise, as nearly every brand, both international and local, has a branch in 1Utama. Located KL’s suburb of Petaling Jaya, it is now easily accessible by public transportation via the newly launched Medium Rail Train (MRT). The mall also has a ton of unique activities to do that are hard to find elsewhere.

What Makes This Mall Fun?

  • Over 700 Shops (Most in Malaysia)
  • Nearly every brand available
  • Lots of eateries and several bars
  • 2 Large Movie Theatres
  • Face your fears with Indoor Skydiving!
  • Shred waves with FlowRider Indoor Surfing
  • Practice your swing at the baseball batting cages


4. IOI City Mall (Putrajaya)







Located in the administrative capital of Malaysia, Putrajaya, IOI City Mall is great weekend destination for students living in Cyberjaya, Putrajaya, and surrounding townships. IOI City Mall boasts a 1.5million sq. ft. space with a wide range of fashion brands, food and beverage outlets, theatres and other amenities. This is the perfect mall if you don’t want to drive all the way to Kuala Lumpur.

What Makes This Mall Fun:

  • The Symphony Walk – a serene food court with a gentle atmosphere
  • “Icescape’’ Olympic size Skating Rink
  • ‘’District 21’’ Adventure Park with rides and attractions for kids and young adults
  • Movie Theatres
  • Plenty of shopping


5. Alamanda (Putrajaya)







Alamanda is the go-to weekend spot for students in the Cyberjaya/Putrajaya area. Featuring a range of shops, entertainment outlets, and a serene ambience for all to enjoy, Alamanda has everything a student needs to shop for clothes, electronics, food and beverage, or just to relax for an afternoon.

What Makes This Mall Fun:

  • Esplanade – A fountainside restauruant and café area
  • Bowling!
  • Spacious movie theatre
  • Superstar Kareoke!
  1. Verren Lee 4 years ago

    How can we enjoy and go there while you didnt allow international students to come back? 😂. Let us in and probably we will go because we are scared of corona also.

  2. SJ 4 years ago


  3. Keira 4 years ago

    Can you allow international students to get part time jobs

    • Said A. Elshayeb 4 years ago

      You can get part-time job max 20 hour per week

      • 11053808 098 3 years ago

        U can’t work in Malaysia at all. Work is only for Malaysians as they don’t want to take care of your visa and other stuff so it’s not correct to give hope to people who will come and become shocked.

  4. Sulaiman A. Abdullah 4 years ago


  5. Black King 4 years ago

    The new students will be really happy and glad to visit and spend money on theses beautiful malls but they’re application is stuck at 32% as you in midst of clarification 😣😣💔

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