Berjaya Times Square Shopping Mall is part of a larger property development project. The development project includes:
- Two 48-storey towers
- An amusement park
- A hotel
- A condominium
- Corporate offices
Tun Dato’ Seri Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad, who was the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia, officiated the development’s opening in October 2003.
The shopping mall itself has more than 1,000 retail shops, 65 food outlets. It is also the home to an indoor amusement park. If shopping is on your list of to-dos in Kuala Lumpur, you should start your day at Berjaya Times Square.
Someone who has visited Pavilion Kuala Lumpur will see it as a luxury shopping mall. Unlike Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, products sold in Berjaya Times Square are more affordable.
There are shops selling branded goods, but cheap fashion items dominate the mall. It is not hard to find a T-shirt, a dress, an office wear, or a pair of shoes for less than RM50. In some ways, Berjaya Times Square is like a larger Sungai Wang Plaza, if you have been to the latter.
The competition among the thousands of shops is tough. Big placards highlighting discounts and blaring music are all over the mall. Some shops will have their staff hand out promotional brochures to shoppers.
Berjaya Times Square is popular among teenage locals. The price tags of items on sale at the mall are just nice for their shopping budget.
Also, they are pretty much spoiled of choices for what to do. They can spend their free time at the cinema, indoor amusement park, or at the bowling alley. There is even a place for them to play a real-life room escape game!
- 1 Attraction Type
- 2 Gallery
- 3 Getting There and Around
- 4 Things to Note
- 5 Key Attractions
- 6 Opening Hours
- 7 Admission Fees
- 8 Contact Information
- 9 GPS Coordinates
- 10 Facilities
- 11 Parking
- 12 Travel Blog Mentions
Getting There and Around
Reaching Berjaya Times Square is easy. You can also spot the towers from far due to its height and its distinct brown paint.
The Imbi Monorail Station is just beside Berjaya Times Square.
There are signboards at the station pointing towards Berjaya Times Square. Just follow them after you get off the train. You will then cross a link bridge, and walk onto the first floor of the shopping mall.
If you are inside the mall, you can access the link bridge by heading towards the West area at the first floor. The entrance to the link bridge is just beside a health and beauty store called Watsons.
You can reach Berjaya Times Square Shopping Mall by bus if you are keen to take a public bus in Kuala Lumpur.
Some buses stop at the opposite of the mall. If you are on one of these buses, there is an elevated walkway connecting the bus station to the shopping mall.
To find this walkway from inside the shopping mall, head towards the East section on the first floor. The entrance to the walkway is just beside a bakery called Bread Story.
GOKL CityBus is a free bus service. The aim of its introduction is to ease traffic congestions around the city center.
You can spot the bus from far because its purple exterior is unique among city buses.
GOKL buses on the green route stop at the main entrance of Berjaya Times Square.
The following are some of the key bus stops on the green route:
- Arab Street (Ain Arabia) – Interchange stop to GOKL buses on the purple route.
- Pavilion Kuala Lumpur – Interchange stop to GOKL buses on the purple route.
- Concorde Hotel
- Berjaya Times Square
- Sungei Wang Plaza
- Raja Chulan Monorail
- Grand Hyatt Hotel
- Grand Continental Hotel
The GOKL bus service also has a purple route, but the buses do not stop at Berjaya Times Square. Instead, you must switch to buses on the green route at Arab Street or Pavilion Kuala Lumpur before you can reach Berjaya Times Square.
These are the key bus stations along the GOKL CityBus’ purple route:
- Arab Street (Ain Arabia) – Interchange stop to GOKL buses on the green route.
- Pavilion Kuala Lumpur – Interchange stop to GOKL buses on the green route.
- Pasar Seni Bus Hub
- KL Tower
RapidKL City Buses
The two RapidKL city buses below stop at bus stops near Suria KLCC.
- U44: From Pudu LRT Station to Berjaya Times Square – Stops at the opposite of Berjaya Times Square.
- U45: From Pudu LRT Station to Berjaya Times Square – Stops at the opposite of Berjaya Times Square.
- U46: From Pudu LRT Station to Berjaya Times Square – Stops at the opposite of Berjaya Times Square.
- U46 (W): From Pudu LRT Station to Berjaya Times Square – Stops at the opposite of Berjaya Times Square.
- U47: From Maluri LRT Station to Berjaya Times Square via Pudu LRT Station – Stops at the opposite of Berjaya Times Square.
- U48: From Chan Sow Lin LRT Station to Berjaya Times Square via Pudu LRT Station – Stops at the opposite of Berjaya Times Square.
- U49: From Kota Raya Complex at Jalan Tun Tan Siew Seng to Berjaya Times Square – Stops in front of Berjaya Times Square.
All taxi drivers should know where Berjaya Times Square is. The main entrance is the usual drop-off point.
Unscrupulous drivers will quote exorbitant fares for travelers heading towards the area. They will use poor excuses such as poor traffic conditions. Insist on paying according to the meter. If this fails, try to negotiate for a reasonable fixed fare before jumping on board.
Here are the estimated taxi fares from key attractions around Kuala Lumpur to Berjaya Times Square Shopping Mall:
- Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to Berjaya Times Square: RM70 to RM105
- KL Sentral to Berjaya Times Square: RM10 to RM15
- Petronas Twin Towers / Suria KLCC / KLCC Park to Berjaya Times Square: RM7 to RM10
- Mid Valley Megamall to Berjaya Times Square: RM13 to RM20
- KL Tower to Berjaya Times Square: RM7 to RM11
- Petaling Street (Chinatown) to Berjaya Times Square: RM6 to RM9
- Bukit Bintang to Berjaya Times Square: RM5 to RM7
There is an official taxi stand to your left when you are coming out from the mall’s main entrance. It sells taxi coupons at a fixed rate according to your destination.
The fixed rate will be more expensive than the meter rate. By paying more, you get to skip the need to negotiate with taxi drivers, which can be intimidating for some.
Many travelers prefer to get around the Bukit Bintang area by foot.
You can save some money by walking. On top of that, there are many different shopping malls and eateries in the area to check out too.
Some of the shopping malls include:
- Lowyat Plaza
- Sungai Wang Plaza
- Fahrenheit 88
- Lot 10 Shopping Center
- Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
The walk from the Bukit Bintang area to Berjaya Times Square starts at Bukit Bintang Monorail Station. You can find the train station between Lot 10 Shopping Center and Plaza Bukit Bintang (Plaza BB).
Make sure you are on Plaza BB’s side of the road before you start walking towards Plaza Sungai Wang.
Follow the monorail train tracks above you. After taking a right turn onto Jalan Imbi, continue walking for about 5 minutes.
Go up the first elevated pedestrian walkway you see after getting onto Jalan Imbi. The walkway connects your side of the road to the Berjaya Times Square building on the opposite side. You will end up on the first floor of the shopping mall.
Things to Note
- Beware of pickpockets especially when you are wandering into crowded areas of the mall.
If you are a fan of affordable fashion items and accessories, you are going to love Berjaya Times Square.
The mall is also great for those traveling with family and small children.
Shops Selling Clothes and Fashion Items
Upon stepping into the mall, you can tell why this place is popular among locals and tourists.
Shops selling clothes, fashion items, and accessories occupy most of the first 6 floors. The variety of goods and cheap prices offered by these shops are the two biggest draws for shoppers.
Many of the shops only occupy a small space despite being in one of the largest shopping malls in the country.
Aside from the shops, the mall has filled what used to be open spaces with small retail booths. One of such example is Central Park. The retail booths at Central Park are quaintly decorated with artificial plants and leaves.
The result of all the above combined is a hectic scene of thousands of shops trying to get more business.
You are going to enjoy Berjaya Times Square if you love shopping. Even if you are not into shopping, it is always fun to watch how customers interact with shopkeepers.
Berjaya Times Square Theme Park
If you are not in Berjaya Times Square for shopping, then you must be here for its indoor theme park. It is the only theme park in the city center, and it is also the largest indoor theme park in Malaysia.
You can find an entire roller coaster called Supersonic Odyssey in the theme park. You can feel the mall vibrating when you are close enough to the theme park, and the roller coaster is running. You can even hear screams and shrieks. Those scared of roller coaster rides are going to have chills running down their spine.
The theme park has two main sections. Galaxy Station is the home for Supersonic Odyssey and other rides for thrill-seeking adults. On the other hand, families with small kids will love the Fantasy Garden section. The latter offers eight fun and children-friendly rides.
10:00 AM to 10:00 PM. Opens daily including public holidays.
1 Jalan Imbi,
55100 Kuala Lumpur,
- Prayer room / Surau
- Money changers
- Public phones
Monday to Friday
First hour: RM3.00
Second hour: RM2.50
Third hour: RM2.00
Subsequent hours: RM1.00
Maximum charge per day: RM9.50
Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays
First hour: RM3.50
Second hour: RM3.00
Third hour: RM2.50
Subsequent hours: RM2.00
Maximum charge per day: RM12.00
Travel Blog Mentions
Kev is a travel blogger from the Philippines. He traveled to Kuala Lumpur and published a blog post about his experience on July 4, 2015. He had lunch at Boat Noodle in Berjaya Times Square and visited the indoor theme park. Go ahead and read his blog post to discover how he feels about the mall and the rides at the theme park.