One of the places that I enjoy going to for my shopping is the Starhill Gallery. If you were looking for Malaysia's most luxurious shopping centre - it will have to be Starhill Gallery. Posh events, high-end boutiques, trendy fashion.. you name it, they have it here.
Before I go on and list down the entire retailer list... let me give you some history of this place. The shopping centre was developed by Taiping Consolidated Bhd back in 1996, and was called the Starhill Centre. During the 1997/98 financial crisis, it really hammered Taiping Consolidated - and hence YTL stepped in and did a RTO (reverse takeover of TaipingCon) - and subsequently renamed it YTL Land and Development Bhd. The Starhill Centre, together with Lot 10 and J W Marriott Hotel were later injected into the Starhill REIT in 2005. The Starhill Centre was renamed as Starhill Gallery.
So... what is so cool about STARHILL GALLERY?
Starhill Gallery has 7 zones/areas which distinguishes itself from one another - with names like Muse, Relish, Pamper, Explore, Adorn, Feast and Indulge - this place really gives luxury a new look.
The MUSE Floor.
HOUSE OF SUZIE WONG
The House of Suzie Wong... Haha... quite a corny name - but then, this gallery is different from any other galleries that I've been to. It carries a large array of Chinese and Tibetan antique furnitures, century old artifacts and basically... ancient Chinese treasure.
JACKIE CHAN'S CAFE
Fancy meeting Jackie Chan? Jackie sometimes come by when he's in town.. but anyways, do check out the place and try out a wide premium range of Jackie's coffees, pastries, cakes and a lot more...
LIGNE ROSET is a French modern furniture company with over 150 years of history. If you like to some French-look interiors in your home - this would be the place to go to.
Other boutiques on the Muse floor includes various other art galleries... ohh... and a watch exchange too! At the Watch Exchange, you can trade in, buy and sell your previously owned fine and luxury watches... must go and check it out!
ABSOLUTE ART GALLERY
EDI.A ART GALLERY
THE GALLERY @ STARHILL
THE WATCH EXCHANGE
The RELISH Floor
The Relish floor - would be famous for Jalan Bukit Bintang's most famous buffet place - JOGOYA. I have been there quite a number of times myself - and I find that this place serves some really good food - despite being a buffet.
Then of course... there's GONBEI.
GONBEI boasts of Malaysia’s largest collection of sake and shochu from around Japan, including premium labels. There are more than 80 brands of Nihonshu or sake on the menu. Gonbei also serves 50 varieties of Shochu, a distilled spirit made from rice, sweet potatoes, wheat or sugar cane.
...and then you can find out more about YTL's property offerings on this floor. The YTL Platinum Plus Lounge is also here, with one other F&B outlet - the Eddy's Cafe & Restaurant. Need an ATM? CIMB Bank is here too...
The EXPLORE Floor.
Of the many many many interesting boutiques on this floor - I love the ARMANI/CASA one the most! In fact, if I could afford it, I would want to utilize and buy all the fittings and furnishings from ARMANI/CASA lor!!!
ALYA & CO
TSE SUI LUEN
The ADORN Floor
(clockwise from top left) Armand Nicolet, Jaeger LeCoutre, Roger Dubuis, Yafriro, Ulysse Nardin, Richard Mille and Audemars Piguet.
If there was ONE place in Malaysia that you want to go to to check out all the luxury watches, it will have to be Starhill Gallery. By luxury, I mean REALLY luxury, not the just plain expensive, but these are very exotic as well. My personal favourites.... Richard Mille and Ulysse Nardin. =)
BEDAT & CO
THE BRITISH MASTER BOUTIQUE
ULYSSE NARDIN & REUGE
The INDULGE floor.
Bottega Veneta, Fendi and Dior.
On the INDULGE floor lies some of the world's top brands as well. I would guarantee you... that you'll need A LOT A LOT A LOT of money to splurge if you want to buy something from every single shop... hahahaha... =D
THE LOUNGE AT STARHILL
VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
The Louis Vuitton gallery. Perhaps the MAIN ATTRACTION here.
Most of the restaurants here are pretty good - my personal favourite would be SHOOK and LUK YU TEA HOUSE.
JAKE'S CHARBROIL STEAKS
KORYO-WON KOREAN RESTAURANT
LUK YU TEA HOUSE
MY THAI RESTAURANT
PAK LOH CHIU CHOW
THE VILLAGE BAR
Luk Yu Tea House (picture taken from what2seeoneline.com)
The last but not least would be the Pamper Floor. I have been coming here quite often to do my facials, body massage etc. (dont worry - all are 'clean' ones...)
So... there you go, quite a comprehensive BUT simplified guide to Starhill Gallery. I shall update more accordingly ya... =P