KL is famously known as a shopping destination as it offers a plethora of items and brand names with competitive prices. In 2012, CNN Travel voted KL as the fourth best shopping city in the world. The facilities range from deluxe shopping centres and complexes to bazaars and night markets that offer a numbing yet irresistible choice of local collectibles as well as international labels. The KL shopping experience is always an exciting affair that offers a variety and choices that often come at great bargains.

Business hours for malls and complexes are from 10am to 10pm while some areas run into the night - in certain parts like Petaling Street, even midnight - so you can take your time hunting for gifts and bargains.

A not-to-be-missed celebration is the Malaysia Mega Sale - held three times a year - where goods and items come at rock-bottom prices. Also, keep a look out on the Reasonably Priced badge on some of the local brands - a mark that is given to businesses that offer valuable goods and services without charging exorbitant prices.

Last but not least, credit cards are accepted almost anywhere.