Though Kuala Lumpur’s very own Times Square may not be as famous as the glitzy New York intersection that shares its name, lovers of shopping, fine-dining and first-class amusements will be sure to wonder why. Berjaya Times Square is the 14th largest shopping mall on the planet, housing a staggering 1000 plus stores and services. As if that were not enough, Times Square also accommodates a large indoor theme-park complete with roller coasters and bumper cars. Several unique and innovative modifications the mall features that would otherwise seem quite banal can be found in Times Square, the most distinctive being the ‘Grand Musical Stairs’. The first of its kind on Earth, the stairs incorporate a number of musical sensors and neon displays to make the mere act of ascending to another level of the mall a delightful experience.
Potential visitors to Berjaya Times Square should be aware that the mall attracts an astonishing 2.5 million people every month! To avoid dense crowds, therefore, it is better to go on weekdays.
Berjaya Times Square proudly showcases some of the best international brand retailers for fashion, accessories, electronics and homeware including Adidas, Body Glove, F.O.S, Mac Studio, Sony Centre, Lois and Fabiano Ricco. Stylish specialty fashion store, such as i-socks which deals almost entirely in gothic garb, is also available. However, for the shopper who wants to explore some intriguing and moderately priced local boutiques, Times Square is replete with quality native outlets selling everything from jewelry and nick-nacks to toys and software. Local fashion stores are also in abundance.
Readers will be pleased to find that Berjaya Times Square has a Borders Express which contains an extensive variety of books despite the fact that the store has downsized in recent years.
At the IT Centre found on the first floor of the western part of the mall, the customer is sure to find laptops, cameras and mobile devices at bargain prices.
Customer reviews of Berjaya Times square, despite lauding the low prices, customer care and lavish assortment of stores, unanimously emphasize that the elevators at the mall are almost always packed, and that although the size of the mall makes the task of going up and down escalators seem daunting, it is the preferred method of navigating Times Square.
Whether you have a hankering for local specialties, hearty western fare or East Asian delicacies, Berjaya Times Square is the place to be! The Taste of Asia food court found on the lower ground floor of the mall is particularly popular amongst locals and foreigners alike. The food court is famous for its Nasi Campur, and payment is made simpler with the innovative TOA card system. Nando’s, Papa Johns, Wendy’s, Subway, KFC and (of course) McDonalds can also be found at Times Square. However, a great many customer reviews have stated that the smaller food kiosks at the mall is where you will find the most delectable eats.
There is certainly no shortage of ways to have a blast at Berjaya Times Square. You can take aim at Stars Archery or throw a strike at Ampang Superbowl on the fifth floor, or sing your lungs with your friends at Starz Box or Neway Karaoke. GSC Cinemas screen the latest Hollywood releases in spacious theatres on the first floor of the mall.
The most popular attraction of Berjaya Times Square among families is easily the Theme Park. Though many of the rides are designed more for children (and height restrictions are strictly enforced), adults and teenagers can enjoy the roller coaster, spiral and pendulum rides at the park’s “Galaxy Station”. A fantastic array of Video Game machines can also be accessed near the entrance to the Theme Park.
Berjaya Times Square Mall is conveniently located right next to the Bukit Bintang Monorail in downtown KL. It is also connected to the decadent 4-star Berjaya Times Square Hotel, where the guest can return from a day’s worth of retail therapy to a cushy room with stunning views of the city!
For an unparalleled shopping experience that is impossible to cram into a whole day, Berjaya Times Square is an essential destination. Its sumptuous variety of shops, eateries and attractions will have you planning your next trip the moment you leave, and the regular sales events will have you shopping till you drop every time.
Lovers of electronics, gadgets and software will be pleased to note that Berjaya Times Square is located virtually next door to the famous Low Yat Plaza.
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