Being there in the Big City, one should not refrain oneself from being out there in the open and embrace the shopping culture. Alright, I could not believe I just said that, since I was basically, just window-shopped almost everywhere I went.
I know Kuala Lumpur is well known for the huge and up-to-standard shopping malls, but what do you expect me to buy? Cloths? I brought heaps back from Perth, with pretty great bargains too from the factory outlets places. Gadgets? I am not exactly into handphones and such.. Yeah of course I always keep an eye open on new things on the rack, and promotional deals. But ultimately, I believe the reason why I was holding back...
I was still calculating the prices in Aussie Dollar, which was a bad move that I could not avoid. Should I start splurging thoughtlessly assuming I was still earning and spending in Aussie dollar... I would have ended up begging for money at the road side at the end of the month. No kidding.
So until my mind-cash-calculation mode is switched back to Ringgit, I must be extra careful when I think of spending my hard earned cash.
This time around, I managed to visit the much-buzzed about One Utama Shopping Mall, which was already opened centuries ago but seemed to be missed by me on my every trip to KL. I gotta say.. the place is kinda awesome !!! Its the typical shopping mall pattern that you would get from other shopping malls in KL, but there was just something about the place that made me feel more comfortable. The whole place is very spacious, giving that sense of freedom whichever corner you turn to. And I like the bright lighting too.
In terms of shops, I believe all shopping malls in KL are rather... stereotypical.
There will be Jusco or Parkson, Guardian, Nike, Adidas, Fila, Quicksilver, and ermmm.. Bata... KFC.. McD, Burger King... and all the other wannabes....
Bedises One Utama I also made visits to some of the other shopping malls which I have visited previously.. and blogged about too. So yeah, no boring repetitions.
However, there is just something I felt compelled to mention here.
There was this short stretch of shops splitting the main road from Bukit Bintang to Low Yat.
Somehow.. the people doing reflexology/massage/whatever ridiculous stuff are really... really... scary !!!
THE STREET WITH SCARY STALKERS
They literally walk up to you, and flash their promotional brochures and price lists in front of you. If you continue to ignore them, they will poke you, or worse.... grab you by the arm.
There is no way I am walking along that street anymore. I will purposely cross the street to the other side of the road and come back when I am reaching the Low Yat end the next time I travel that path.
Anyone else having similarly freaky experience?