MalaysiaKuala Lumpur Free All Year Mostly Indoor
Shopping Mall

Plaza Low Yat

Tech nerds and shopping malls don't often go hand in hand, but Kuala Lumpur's Plaza Low Yat is an exception to the rule. In this 7-storey mall, fashion boutiques and homewares stores are replaced with laptops, mobile phones, and the latest electronic gadgets and toys.

Other items for sale include cameras, drones, gaming equipment, tablets, video production gear, and computer accessories. Mainstream and international brands alike abound with plenty of bargains to be found for savvy shoppers who know what they're looking for and have a knack for bargaining.

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Price

Free

Time Spent

30-60minutes

Fitness level: Easy

Hours

10am-10pm7 days

Look Around

7 floors of tech gear - every nerd's dream

Who Will Like Plaza Low Yat

Retail Therapist

Stroll around the plethora of IT outlets and marvel at tech accessories you may not have known existed. If you can’t find the gadget you desire here, it probably does not exist!

Photography Whiz

Shop for budget and brand name camera accessories, from bags and tripods to lenses and DSLR bodies. Even second-hand cameras are available. It’s the perfect opportunity to upgrade your photography gear!

Fun Expert

Find a bargain for the whole family. There are dozens of cute and colourful accessories for teens, remote control toys from youngsters, and discount phones and computers for students.

Insider Tips For Plaza Low Yat

  • Expect all brand-name items to be priced similarly or slightly lower than mainstream stores, while generic brands are typically much cheaper.
  • Brand-name stores general don't accept bartering while some generic stores do. It can't hurt to ask the sales clerk if they can do a better price.
  • If you're after a specific product, do your research before arriving at the mall. Know product specifications, brand differences, and average prices to ensure you buy a high-quality option at the right price.
  • Free WiFi is only available in restaurants like Starbucks.

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Where Is It

No. 7, Jalan Bintang Bukit Bintang Central, Off, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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How To Get There

Car

5 levels of basement parking. Often full on weekends. Flat fee of RM6 (USD$1.45) 6pm-6am. Lost parking tickets cost RM53 (USD$12.79).

RM3 (USD$0.72) 1st hour, RM3 (USD$0.72) 2nd hour, then RM2/hr (USD$0.48 / hr)

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Train (MRTBukit Bintang)

Walk 5 minutes southwest from train station.

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Train (LRTHang Tuah Station)

Walk 10 minutes northeast from train station.

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Monorail

Walk 5 minutes north from monorail station.

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Bus (Go KL Blue, Green, and PurpleStarhill Gallery)

Walk 9 minutes southwest from bus station.

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Bus (Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Stop 1Bukit Bintang)

Walk 3 minutes southwest from bus station.

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What To Bring

Do:
  • Research and price comparisons on products you intend to purchase.
  • Reusable shopping bags.
Don't:
  • Large amounts of cash. If you agree on a cash price with a seller, go to the ATM after the agreement, not before. 

Tech & Photography

Wifi

Public wifi access: Free (works poorly)

Photography

Photography allowed: Yes

Tripod allowed: Not encouraged

Selfie sticks allowed: Not encouraged

Best time to shoot: Anytime

Drones

Drones allowed: No

Bags

Backpacks allowed: Yes

Secured bag lockers available: No

Food & Drink

  • Next Food Garden - Food court on the lower ground level with 11 vendors selling meals like noodles, chicken & rice, Thai food, Western Food and drinks.
  • Fuel Shack Signature (Burger & Bar) - Burger joint located on the ground level with a fast-food menu including burgers, fries, cheesy chicken, and beer.
  • The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf - Ground floor café with ondoor and outdoor seating. Food items include sandwiches, cakes, muffins, and breakfast items like scrambled eggs.​​​​​​​
  • Starbucks - Classic American coffee house located on the ground level.

Backstory

Tan Sri Low Yat was a Malay visionary and entrepreneur who, after WWII, foresaw Malaysia's post-colonial future and invested heavily. His business ventures spanned across the construction, property, and tourism industries. Following his death, his businesses, including Plaza Low Yat were left in the hands of his children and grandchildren.

Since its opening as a specialled IT mall in 1999, Plaza Low Yat has gained global recognition as the 'physical' retail outlet for all types of technology under one roof. In 2009, the plaza gained the title of Malaysia's largest IT lifestyle center. The mall has since broadened its offerings with the inclusion of dining options, a beauty & wellness center, and fashion stores, while keeping a strong focus on technology.

Etiquette

Do:
  • Online research prior to making major purchases.
  • Respect individual stores’ decisions to or to not engage in bartering.  
Don't:
  • Make rushed decisions on major purchases. 
  • Push or shove past other shoppers. 

Scorecard

Best Parts:
  • Sheer quantity of technology-related items for sale.
  • Mixture of brand-name and generic items for sale.
  • Availability of unusual tech gadgets and toys. 
  • Bargain prices  available on many products.
Could Be Better:
  • Lack of extended warranty options.
  • Low quality of some cheaper, no-name products.
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