The best malls for par­ents

Gone are the days when malls could have a McDon­ald’s and fam­i­lies would feel grate­ful. There has been a quan­tum leap in fam­ily-friendly malls all over KL in the last ten years, and KL par­ents have taken no­tice. By Carla Saps­ford New­man

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Many malls used to be de­signed with the idea that mums would leave their kids at home with the maid. But times have changed, and malls have wo­ken up to the fact that mums and dads bring kids with them and are look­ing for a to­tal lifestyle ex­pe­ri­ence. Fam­i­lies are on the look­out for chang­ing and feed­ing rooms, and ideally places for mum and dad to chill out, for the kids to eat and play and for ev­ery­body to have a nice stroll with cool things to look at. Lo­cal mums and dads will seek out these bea­cons of san­ity, san­i­ta­tion and safety be­cause no mat­ter how awe­some the shop­ping, if the fa­cil­i­ties are bad, it doesn’t com­pen­sate.

This is a sub­jec­tive se­lec­tion of malls, and is the re­sult of par­tic­u­lar ex­pe­ri­ences with a cheeky three-year-old. Par­ents with older kids may have a dif­fer­ent ex­pe­ri­ence of these venues.

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