Ampang Park Shopping Complex in Kuala Lumpur | Nostalgia

Note: Ampang Park shopping complex which was opened since 1973, ceased operations effective 1 January 2018. For decades it had served as a shopping complex in KL long before huge shopping complexes like Midvalley Megamall, Suria KLCC and Pavilion are build. Originally I had unpublished this article but decided to republish it for the benefit of those who may not know about this place.

Original article published in 2014- that time Ampang Park’s business already declined.

If you take the train and stop at Ampang Park LRT station, you can take the underground bridge and proceed to Ampang Park shopping mall. Ampang Park shopping mall has been around for decades and it is one of the early shopping complexes to be set up in the city. Most shopping complexes like Batu Road, Hankyu Jaya- both located in Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman have been shut down when the bigger malls are being build but Ampang Park is still around till today. Even another old mall, City Square which is located opposite Ampang Park has already been shut down due to poor business.

Mainly visitors to Ampang Park shopping mall are folks who work in the nearby offices- there are many high rise buildings located around Ampang Park like Bangunan Tabung Haji, OSK, Citibank, etc. Usually, Ampang Park will be abuzz with people during lunch hours- as there’s the food court and various restaurants there. A number of shoplots have already been converted to eating places like Cozy House, Ampang Noodle House, etc.

Above: You will see Old Town Kopitiam as you come up from the LRT underbridge. Previously, it was La Manila. You can see Old Town Kopitiam literally anywhere now.

Above: Previously it was Johnson Fitness store (selling sporting equipments) but now it is replaced by Fruit Story, a health based store.

The food business really blooms here…. for shopping, most of the time people will visit the nearby Suria KLCC.

Still, there are still a number of stores selling clothings. As mentioned, most of the patrons are nearby office workers who would browse around while taking a break from work.

A number of my friends used to eat at Ampang Food House, a restaurant serving non halal food:

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