On one of my first visits to Kuala Lumpur (KL), Malaysia I discovered Lot 10. Lot 10 is a relatively small shopping mall, compared to the behemoths around it, but is still a nice place to spend a couple of hours, particularly on a hot KL afternoon. The mall is located in the Bukit Bintang area of the city, right next to the monorail station of the same name. Easy to get to and not too crowded when you get there, you might find Lot 10 quickly grows on you too.
Location of Lot 10 – Lot 10 is the smallish shopping mall situated right on the corner of Jalan Bukit Bintang, across the street from Sungei Wang Plaza. Connected to the monorail station by a small sky bridge that opens up into Isetan department store, it’s also a great stop off when it’s raining as you don’t even have to venture outside and get wet.
Shops at Lot 10 – A low-key and much quieter mall than just about every other one in the area, Lot 10’s stores also echo this feeling. Isetan, the Japanese department store, is the main anchor here with shops like Tissot, Oris, Timberland, Pashmina, Birkenstock, Hush Puppies and many other brand label designers represented.
For smaller brands, you’ll enjoy the small boutique-style shops scattered around the mall. Names like Calvin Thoo, Little Cashmir, Innerline Beauty, Tiamo, Carmenz, Eviap and Bmygas.
Eating and Drinking at Lot 10 – You can’t beat eating and drinking at Lot 10 as there’s just so much choice. Starting off in the basement, there’s a wonderful recently renovated food court serving some of the best Chinese food in Kuala Lumpur. The owners, when renovating, decided they wanted this place to stand out so they traveled around the city asking some of the most famous vendors and restaurants in Kuala Lumpur to set up shop here. Prices are low, the food is delicious and the variety superb. Noodles, chicken rice, dim sum, fish, seafood and barbecue pork are just some of the foods you can try at the more than 20 stalls.
Shabu One Buffet is on the third floor with typical shabu-shabu fare, and don’t miss Zang Toi Cafe on the fourth. Teeq Brasserie on the rooftop serves a mix of Asian, Japanese, Thai and western food and don’t miss the Bintang Terrace, outside next to the mall – where you can get a great latte at San Francisco Coffee and ice cream at Haagen Dazs.
Grocery Shopping at Lot 10 – My favorite thing to do at Lot 10 though is grocery shop. In the basement, there’s a Food Market supermarket that’s slightly upscale and sells the best supermarket sushi in Kuala Lumpur, the freshest cut fruit, an excellent selection of Japanese foods, snacks, drinks and baked goods, beer, wine, and, of course, a decent bakery. Prices are good, selection is wonderful. And, again, don’t miss the sushi counter – it’s wonderful.