Alternative Shopping in Kuala Lumpur
Alternative Shopping in Kuala Lumpur 02. March 2017
When shopping in Kuala Lumpur, one will think of heading to the megamalls like Mid Valley and Pavilion for some high fashion or luxury good therapy. If you are keen for a fun experience haggling for cheap bargains, the Petaling Street Night Market is a definite visit.

For the shopper in you who much prefer seeking out unique finds, these are 3 alternative shopping experiences for you when you visit Kuala Lumpur.


17a, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel +6012 6959 364
12pm to 7pm (Tues to Sun)
Closed on Monday

SnackfoodSnackfood is a concept store that can only be described as a collection of happy things. Be it contemporary pieces by independent designers worldwide, to vintage goods that bring you back to childhood memories – selling things that inject fun and quirkiness into work, life and everything you do. The line of products sold at Snackfood are unlike any other in town as they curate their products from independent artists from all over the world.

The Curiousity Shop

Curiousity ShopLevel 2 Lot 12, 1 Mont Kiara Mall, Jalan Kiara 1
50480 Kuala Lumpur
10am to 9pm (daily)

If you have an appreciation for the mid-century modern movement and the living ideals of the yesteryears, pop by The Curiousity Shop, a furniture boutique with an eclectic collection from Art Deco pieces, pencil-leg accouterments to Scandinavian inspired replicas. But if you are not a collector, there are also assortments of colorful knick-knacks in big glass jars that are too adorable to be missed.

Ben’s Independent Grocers (B.I.G.)

Lot 1A 83-95, Level UG 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: + 603 6209 1700
9am to 10pm (daily)

BIGB.I.G is a colossal supermarket superbly stocked with an expansive array of gourmet foods from hydroponically grown vegetables to truffles, goose liver pates, fleur de sel, Heilala vanilla pods, beef jerkies and so much more. The gourmet heaven is a brainchild of foodie maven Benjamin Yong who build his reputation amongst KLites on the myriad of very successful restaurants he started in the capital city like Ben’s and T Forty Two. Can’t bring these produce back home? Perhaps you can sign up for their “Masak Masak” (cooking) class and learn recipes and tips from their resident and guest instructors.