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KL & SURROUNDS CHÂTEAU DE SABLE Founded in Singapore by French designer Stéphanie Lemaire, Château de Sable stocks an array of elegant and high quality children’s apparel. Various locations in KL (chateaudesable. com). STYLE ANNEXE Founded by husband and wife, Johanna Renisa and Azri Jamaludin, this boutique focuses on products made by local designers as well as trendy kids’ fashion and accessories.
C-2-9 Second floor, Sunway Nexis, Kota Damansara, PJ (fb.com/styleannexe). Mon-Thu & Sat-Sun, 10am-6pm. GINGERSNAPS Gingersnaps offer chic children’s clothing for both girls and boys that are fun to wear. Think whimsical designs, comfortable material and stylish cuts.
Second floor, Suria KLCC, KL (03 2302 1508/fb.com/GingersnapsMalaysia). Daily, 10am-10pm. HAVAIANAS With a foothold in over 80 countries including Asia, these comfortable and beach-friendly flip flops may be a tad pricey, but are well worth the money spent. havaianas.com.br).Various locations in KL (03 2161 6988/ JD Sports Specialising in shoes and sports fashion goods, JD Sports is where you can find a comprehensive range of streetstyle branded kicks and sporty clothes for the kids.
Level 5, Pavilion Elite, 168 Jalan Bukit Bintang, KL (03 5879 8292/jdsports.my). Daily, 10am-10pm. ONLINE SHOPS NEW HALL OF KIDS A one-stop shop for kids’ apparel, this online retailer specialises in quality clothing and stocks international and local handmade threads at an affordable price. hallofkids.com/fb.com/hallofkidsmy. WHIMSIGIRL This local brand interprets Malaysian culture and produces clothes in subdued, classy colours inspired by traditional wear. Also suitable for newborns, the comfortable pieces are made from 100 percent natural fibre fabrics. 03 4162 9652/whimsigirl.com. FOREVER + AVA Founded in 2013 by Olivia Oon, this homegrown brand produces everything by hand. Hence, no two products are exactly the same and only a limited number of pieces are available. foreverandava.com. YAY KIDS YAY Kids offers kids apparel with striking designs and high quality materials. The brand was founded by a creative couple and places great emphasis on practicality and reasonable prices. 011 2112 4110/fb.com/YAYkidstore. VARIOUS LOCATIONS CLARKS KIDS Stand tall with Clarks, which offers good-looking, comfortable footwear for active children in various key styles. From sandals to boots, each pair of Clarks features lightweight but sturdy soles. Various locations nationwide (03 5569 4868/clarks.my). PONEY GARMENTS Poney Garments specialises in comfortable and fashionable clothing that complements the lifestyle of a new generation. Seasonal collections come in distinct themes, colour schemes and patterns. Various locations nationwide (03 8943 8380/poney.com.my).
KL & SURROUNDS 1 UTAMA SHOPPING CENTRE The epitome of the one-stop shop, 1 Utama houses everything and anything that you can imagine. Divided into zones that fulfil all your needs, 1 Utama’s many accolades are well justified.
1 Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama, PJ (03 7710 8118/1utama.com.my). Daily, 10am-10pm. AVENUE K This mall boasts several offerings including an Escape Room, a bowling alley and a ping pong table. There are also activity centres for the kids complete with indoor playgrounds. 156 Jalan Ampang, KL (03 2168 7888/ avenuek.com.my). Daily, 10am-10pm. BANGSAR VILLAGE I & II Kids are well catered for at these malls with kid- centric places like Gymboree Play & Music and Baby Dancesteps while parents can shop at the well-stocked Village Grocer.
1 & 2 Jalan Telawi 1, Bangsar Baru, KL (03 2282 1808/03 2288 1200/bangsarvillage. com). (BVI) Daily, 8.30am-10pm; (BVII) Daily, 10am-10pm. BERJAYA TIMES SQUARE With over 1,000 outlets under its roof, this massive mall even houses an indoor theme park! So don’t be alarmed if you feel the ground beneath your feet vibrate.
1 Jalan Imbi, KL (1 300 888 988/ berjayatimessquarekl.com). Daily, 10am-10pm. IOI CITY MALL Located in Putrajaya, this mall has plenty to offer kids and families – from Icescape Ice Rink to the apocalypse-themed adventure park, District 21.
Lebuh IRC, IOI Resort City, Putrajaya (03 8328 8899/ioicitymall.com.my). Daily, 10am-10pm. PUBLIKA SHOPPING GALLERY Come on Wheelie Sundays when the inner roads are closed to cars in the morning. Families can hang out, cycle or simply stroll around the car-free Publika.
Jalan Dutamas 1, Solaris Dutamas, KL (03 6211 7877/fb.com/PublikaGallery). Daily, 10am-10pm.
THE SCHOOL BY JAYA ONE Perfect for parents with young children, more than a third of the establishments here are learning centres. There’s even a Mom’s Room, Dad’s Room, play areas and designated parking for mums with little children. 72A Jalan Universiti, PJ (03 7957 8833/ theschool.my). Daily, 10am-9pm. SUNWAY PYRAMID Hit up the concierge for use of a beeper or wristband to help keep track of your child, or rent a stroller. When nature calls, Sunway Pyramid excels with well equipped baby rooms.
3 Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway (03 7492 9998/03 7494 3100/sunwaypyramid.com). Daily, 10am-10pm. JOHOR IOI MALL The main attraction here is the one-of-a-kind indoor carousel that’s often crowded. Kids can register as ‘Junior i- Card’ members for free to enjoy access to the kids’ club.
Lebuh Putra Utama, Bandar Putra, Kulaijaya (07 599 9929/ioimall.com.my). Daily, 10am-10pm. KOMTAR JBCC A redevelopment project has transformed the iconic KOMTAR building into a new mall. Younger kids are bound to enjoy the Angry Birds Activity Park on the third floor.
Jalan Wong Ah Fook, Johor Bahru City Centre, JB (07 267 9900/komtarjbcc.com.my). Daily, 10am-10pm. MALACCA FREEPORT A’ FAMOSA OUTLET Find over 60 international fashion brands at discounted prices or take a photo at the Instagramworthy cobblestones. There’s also a range of dining options for when the family gets hungry.
Jalan Kemus, Simpang Empat, Alor Gajah (06 552 8961/freeportafamosa.com). Daily, 10am-10pm. PENANG GURNEY PARAGON MALL The heritage building of St Joseph’s Novitiate forms the heart of this lifestyle complex with up-market shops and restaurants catering to its wellheeled residents.
163-D, Persiaran Gurney, George Town (04 228 8266/gurneyparagon.com). Daily, 10am-10pm. PERAK AEON STATION 18 With three levels of retail stores that include an extensive range of options from food and fashion to entertainment, AEON Station 18 is the newest and largest hangout spot for Ipoh kids.
2 Susuran Stesyen 18, Station 18, Ipoh (1300 080 2236/fb.com/aeonmallips18). Daily, 10am-10pm. SABAH IMAGO SHOPPING MALL Families should head to the second floor where kids can play at CYC Mega Leisure World or Molly Fantasy and teens can check out the resident escape room Escapee or Stars Archery.
KK Times Square Phase 2, off Coastal Highway, KK (08 827 5888/imago.my). Daily, 10am-10pm. SURIA SABAH SHOPPING MALL Home to a wide range of local and international brands, this comprehensive mall has plenty of surprises in store with regular events such as the Primitive Bond Art Festival.
1 Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Kota Kinabalu (08 848 7087/suriasabah.com.my). Daily, 10am-10pm. SARAWAK THE SPRING Have a meal at the garden themed food court or take the kids to the arcade for a game of air hockey and then catch a family-friendly movie at the cineplex.
Jalan Simpang Tiga, Kampung Kenyalang Park, Kuching (08 223 8111/thespring.com. my). Daily, 10am-10pm. VIVACITY MEGAMALL The most recent addition to the city, Vivacity Megamall boasts both home-grown and international brands. Vivacity also houses three entertainment outlets, namely Fantazia, Kidzooona and Molly Fantasy. Jalan Wan Alwi, Kuching (08 226 3888/ vivacity.com.my). Daily, 10am-10pm.
KL & SURROUNDS BOX OF BRICKS Equivalent to a well-stocked library, any LEGO-crazed kid (or adult) could spend hours perusing the ‘Star Wars’, ‘Batman’, ‘Frozen’ and ‘ The Simpsons’ themed sets. Various locations in KL (03 2201 4532/ boxofbricks.com.my). Daily, 10am-10pm. CAROUSEL The vintage British-esque toy store with giant window displays and life-sized Nutcracker figurines is whimsical to say the least. A visit to this vibrant red and white shop is like Christmas coming early. Various locations in KL (03 6206 3618/ fb.com/carousel.publika). THE LOOT CHEST The Loot Chest offers an extensive range of toys across brands like Marvel, DC Comics and more. Vinyl characters of ‘Game of Thrones’ and Pokémon plush toys are available.
Fourth floor, Da Men, 1 Persiaran Kewajipan, USJ 1, Subang Jaya (03 8021 5220/ thelootchest.com). Daily, 10am-10pm. YORK HOUSE This toy store offers educational toys and figurines for children and adults alike. Look out for collectibles such as rare Barbie dolls, fun-shaped pool floats and European board games. Second floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre, Jalan Maarof, KL (03 2287 8133/fb.com/ yorkhouse111). Daily, 10am-9.30pm. VARIOUS LOCATIONS BY GINGER Snag a cute apron for your kids and bag yourself an emblazoned tote bag. The melamine dinnerware is sure to inspire any ‘masak-masak’ session and doesn’t break easily if dropped. Various locations nationwide (03 2201 3595/Fb: by GINGER Malaysia). NOOX Specialising in ‘designs for tiny grown-ups’, it’s hard not to fall for Noox’s dragon fruitshaped pillows, bas sekolah soft toys and huge pillows resembling the Petronas Twin Towers. nooxdesigns.com. TOMATO KIDZ Shop at Tomato Kidz for a wide selection of themed bunk beds. There are also ergonomic work tables and chairs that prevent backaches and discourage slumping. Various locations nationwide (03 7731 9881/tomatokidz.com).