Suria KLCC is a high end shopping mall located at the base of the iconic PETRONAS Twin Towers.
If you are in Kuala Lumpur to shop, then you must make a stop at Suria KLCC.
The shopping mall is also a good place to dine or to take a breather after gazing at the tallest twin towers in the world.
Upon walking into the mall, you will be greeted by modern interior design together with more than 350 dining and retails outlets.
The mall has six levels, and each of them is divided into 3 sections – Ramlee Mall, Ampang Mall and Park Mall.
Suria KLCC is popular among traveling shoppers for its luxury fashion retail stores. Some of the brands under its roof include:
- Louis Vuitton
- Marc Jacobs
Aside from the restaurants and retail outlets, the shopping mall also has a concert hall, a science discovery center and an art gallery.
- 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 Nearby Eateries / Restaurants
- 13 Travel Blog Mentions
Getting There and Around
Going to Suria KLCC is very easy thanks to its prime location in Kuala Lumpur.
You can reach Suria KLCC by taking an LRT to the KLCC Station.
When you arrive at the station, follow the signs guiding commuters towards Suria KLCC. You will end up in a covered walkway. In less than 2 minutes, you will find yourself in the shopping mall.
If you are in the Bukit Bintang area, the KLCC to Bukit Bintang Pedestrian Walkway makes it possible to walk to Suria KLCC while staying away from the heat and traffic.
The walkway’s entrance at Bukit Bintang is located at Connection, which is a section for bars, restaurants and cafes in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. You can find Connection at Level 3 of the shopping mall.
On the KLCC side, the walkway ends at the main entrance of Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. From there, there will be a lot of signs pointing towards Suria KLCC via KLCC Park or an underground air-conditioned walkway.
Many taxi drivers in Kuala Lumpur know where Suria KLCC is. They will usually drop you off right in front of the entrance facing Jalan P. Ramlee.
Some unscrupulous drivers may quote exorbitant fares for travelers heading towards the area, citing poor traffic conditions. Insist on paying according to the meter or at least a reasonable fixed fare before getting entering a taxi.
The following is a list of estimated taxi fares from key attractions around Kuala Lumpur to Suria KLCC:
- Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to KLCC: RM89 to RM133
- Mid Valley Megamall to Suria KLCC: RM13 to RM20
- KL Tower to Suria KLCC: RM6 to RM9
- Petaling Street (Chinatown) to Suria KLCC: RM8 to RM12
- Bukit Bintang to Suria KLCC: RM7 to RM11
The estimated fares above may vary due to traffic conditions, and they are not inclusive of the 50% midnight surcharge.
Most of the taxis waiting in line at the main entrance are blue-colored executive taxis. They charge a slightly higher fare.
If you do not want to pay the premium, you can always hail a budget taxi along the road. To do that, however, you will need to walk for about 5 to 10 minutes away from the towers.
You can reach Suria KLCC by bus too, especially if you are in the Bukit Bintang area.
GOKL CityBus is a free bus service. It was introduced to ease traffic congestions around Petaling Street (Chinatown), KLCC and Bukit Bintang.
You can spot the bus from far because its purple exterior is unique among buses in Kuala Lumpur.
GOKL buses on the green route stops at KLCC LRT Station. From the station, you can follow the signs to reach Suria KLCC through a covered walkway.
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 Station
- Grand Hyatt Hotel
- Grand Continental Hotel
The GOKL bus service also has a purple route, which does not stop at KLCC LRT Station.
However, you can still take the bus on the purple route if you don’t mind switching over to buses on the green route at the Arab Street or Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.
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.
- B103: Titiwangsa Bus Hub at Jalan Tun Razak to KLCC – Stops at KLCC LRT Station.
- B114: Maluri Bus Hub at Jalan Cheras to Titiwangsa Bus Hub at Jalan Tun Razak via KLCC – Stops in front of Suria KLCC.
Things to Note
- The shopping mall gets very crowded during the weekends.
- Suria KLCC is a popular venue for countdowns on New Year’s eve, Christmas’ eve and on the eve of Malaysia’s National Day (August 31).
- Beware of pickpockets.
- Taxi drivers may quote expensive fares despite laws requiring taxi drivers to use meters. Take the LRT instead if you want to save the trouble of haggling.
- There will be a long queue for taxis when the mall is closing.
Suria KLCC is the perfect Kuala Lumpur attraction for a family or travelers who like shopping.
It has more than enough retail outlets to keep you busy. Furthermore, it offers a variety of dining options as well as other interesting attractions within the mall itself.
Fashion Retail Outlets
Suria KLCC is a shopping paradise for fashionistas. If you are one, you can spend hours here.
The action can change from shopping for leather bags at Louis Vuitton to browsing through the latest arrivals at Kate Spade before setting your eyes on a piece of accessory at Tiffany & Co.
Petrosains is a science discovery center located at Level 4.
Visitors get to learn about the science and technology behind the energy industry or specifically, the oil and gas industry by visiting the center.
The exhibits bring you through the formation of fossil fuel, petroleum exploration and the use of petroleum in our daily lives.
They also have a section to educate visitors about atoms and molecules. You may find its section for Formula 1 racing interesting if you are a fan of the motor sports.
All in all, Petrosains is a fun attraction for both adults and children.
10.00am to 10.00pm. Opens daily including public holidays.
Kuala Lumpur City Centre,
50088 Kuala Lumpur,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
+60 3 2382 2430
- Money changers
- Public phones
- Post office
- Prayer room / Surau
- Parents room
Monday to Saturday
First hour: RM4.00
Second and third hour: RM3.00 per hour
Fourth hour and above: RM4.00 per hour
Monday – Friday (5.00 PM to 5.00 AM)
Maximum rate: RM10.00
Saturday (After 12.00 PM), Sunday & Public Holidays
First 3 hours: RM4.00
Subsequent hours: RM4.00 per hour
Nearby Eateries / Restaurants
There are plenty of places to dine in Suria KLCC.
There are two food courts, various fast food restaurants, eateries as well as dining avenues that are more expensive.
You can try any of the restaurants here but if you are on a budget, you can get your food from Signatures Food Court at the Level Two or Rasa Food Arena at Level Four. They serve a wide variety of cuisines and food prices are relatively cheaper than restaurants in the mall.
Isetan, one of the anchor tenants in Suria KLCC sells quick bites and prepacked food at the Concourse Level. Once you paid for them, you can either grab a seat in Isetan itself to eat or bring them back to your place.
You can also get some pretty authentic Malaysian cuisines at Madam Kwan’s, which is located at Level 4.
Travel Blog Mentions
Liz and George from Peanuts or Pretzels visited Kuala Lumpur in July 2013. They made a stop at Suria KLCC after a crazy bus ride to Batu Caves. The number of places they visited in Kuala Lumpur within 18 hours make this blog post an interesting read.
Bringing your children with you to Kuala Lumpur? Read this blog post written by Bethaney from Flashpacker Family. She stayed at the Concorde Hotel, which is quite near to Suria KLCC.
If you are staying nearby like Bethaney, you can get your groceries and snacks from Suria KLCC.
Dave, the travel blogger who runs The Longest Way Home, has been traveling for more than 10 years. He visited Kuala Lumpur in April 2011. He described Suria KLCC as an organized shopping mall that favors quick shoppers like him.
Kate McCulley who blogs over at Adventurous Kate stopped by Suria KLCC in June 2010. She has nothing but good things to say about the experience. Here’s a quote from the blog post that you may want to ponder about:
Visiting a mall is an incredible cultural experience. Locals don’t spend their time in museums or at monuments. They spend their time in malls and shopping centers and movie theaters.