Pavilion – your one stop shop for everything in the heart of Bukit Bintang
By Dru Tang
PAVILION is the only place you need to go when visiting the Bukit Bintang area of Kuala Lumpur. It is at the heart of the area and there are so many shops and activities that you can spend several days just exploring the different things and trying everything your heart desires. The mall is split into several areas that focus on different aspects of shopping.
Like most of the megamalls in Kuala Lumpur, Pavilion is home to several high end fashion boutiques. The Couture Pavilion occupies a large corner with various high end shops ranging from Bvlgari to Yves Saint Laurent. For those of you who really want to find the latest that these high end brands have to over, the Couture Pavilion will have it.
In the centre of Pavilion is the Centre Court. This is a large open space that is home to several types of activities and promotions all year round. From F1 promotions to fashion shows, there is always something happening in Centre Court. You don’t even have to be on the main floor to enjoy what is happening as you can watch the action from any floor as they all look down onto Centre Court.
Fashion Avenue is where you will find some of the latest trends in fashion from big names to the lesser known trend setters. With over two dozen shops to tickle your fancy, you are sure to find something worth buying when walking around the Fashion Avenue area of Pavilion.
Tokyo Street is in the corner of Pavilion and it is very popular with the locals. Many people who have visited Japan often go to Tokyo Street to see what is trendy from Japan. You can find several items from traditional Japanese culture such as tea to the modern culture of buying various items dedicated to various characters in Japanese cartoons. You can find shops selling food and even the famous Daiso dollar store has a branch in the Tokyo Street area.
Once you get tired from shopping, be sure to head up to Seventh Heaven. It is an area that is appropriately located on the Seventh Level of Pavilion. At Seventh Heaven you can enjoy one of the many spa treatments available from getting a massage to getting your nails done. There is no better way to relax than to kick back and spend some time getting your body taken care of.
If you don’t need to relax at the spa, Level One offers a different type of relaxation. The Gourmet Emporium is located here and offers a plethora of restaurants and food stalls to satisfy your hunger needs. Whether you are craving Western food or Chinese cuisine, you can find it in the Gourmet Emporium. It can be a little overwhelming with such variety but there are many famous shops located in the Emporium and all of them offer high quality and delicious foods to eat. Be sure to check out Madam Kwan’s for good Malaysian food and Kiew Brothers for traditional Chinese shredded meat.
Connection is the place to be if you want to party and do things. Located partially outside, this area offers a variety of bars and restaurants as well as a theatre. When looking for a good place to drink and relax, Connection is a good area of Pavilion to check out. I had a good time just relaxing with a beer and a few snacks as well as checking out the locals and tourists passing through Pavilion.
Like any of the other malls in Kuala Lumpur, Pavilion is a great place to get away from the heat and humidity that is the norm in Malaysia. I enjoyed visiting Pavilion nearly every day during my stay in Kuala Lumpur. Whether it was to do some shopping for myself or to get something to eat, Pavilion was my one stop place to visit. The vastness of Pavilion itself is sure to confuse you but that is always part of the fun. Searching for that one shop you want to visit or discovering a shop you never knew existed even though you passed it five times already. Pavilion offers so much that it can easily be considered its own attraction within Kuala Lumpur itself and is a must visit.
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About the author…
Dru Tang is a Canadian who has lived in Tokyo since 2005. He enjoys travelling around the world and helping people learn more about Japan the places he has been through his own blog Dru’s Misadventures.