If there’s one thing that Kuala Lumpur will never run out of – it’s shopping malls! However, with the ever growing number of malls in the city, some can tend to get repetitive and maybe even boring.
So if you’re on the lookout for a breath of fresh air, then The Linc KL in the heart of the city may just be the place for you. Besides art appreciation, the unique mall connects closely with nature – featuring a large live tree in the middle of the mall known as the Green Guardian alongside a variety of art installations.
The Linc KL is not one to shy away when it comes to playing with colours and has multiple colourful art installations that are definitely picture-worthy.
Stare in awe at 41,600 paper doves in 40 different colours that symbolizes peace, love, harmony, and unity. Installed under roof windows, the paper doves radiate a rainbow delight as the sun shine onto every hand-folded piece.
Take in the colourful giant geometrical owl mural that is both ravishing and captivating – with every feather delicately painted and its eyes intricately sculptured, making you feel as if you’re staring deep into the eyes of a real gigantic owl.
Go ahead and colour your life one step at a time with the installation of the rainbow steps. From the ground up to its handles, this art installation is filled to the brim with colours that are so eye catching that it’s hard to miss.
The mall’s dining experience consists of a few specially curated eateries that include Bean Brothers, Ben’s, Bo & Banker, De.Wan 1958, Spice Garden, Sushi Hara and Wrappe; all of which have incorporated lush greeneries into their restaurant settings in order to be one with the mall.
The Linc also supports all things local, as their mall is packed with local brands like Ben’s Independent Grocer (B.I.G), Bendang Artisan, British India, Harriston and Pasu Crafted – just to name a few.
Frangipani Bulk, a zero-waste shop can also be found here. With a variety of zero-waste products like bamboo toothbrushes, reusable food wax wraps, reusable shaver, tooth powder, reusable cotton pads and many more, you can now purchase your daily necessities with ease and no worries on plastic packaging.
If you’re looking for an alternative to purchase groceries without the plastic packaging, you can also purchase dried food from Frangipani Bulk – and don’t forget to bring your own containers.
To those in search for some old school and nostalgic furniture, look for HOMES by Rahim x Nik – an internationally acclaimed and locally-designed rattan furniture shop. It’s definitely a place you would want to pay a visit if you would like to incorporate bits of nature to concrete spaces.
Explore The Wonders
If you find yourself looking for activities here, then look no further as both fitness and entertainment outlets call the mall home. Get your body pumping at Passion Fit and get your heart racing at the latest experiential offering by Breakout called Hauntu.
Hauntu can be pronounced as both ‘Haunt you’ or ‘Hantu’, which translates from the Malay word for ghost. The setting of the place is intentionally made to look like a 1950s haunted hotel named Colle Eastern Hotel.
Hauntu is a combination of theatre performance, role play and storytelling where visitors interact with real actors, explore labyrinths and figure out interconnected storylines. Unlike Breakout – where guests solve puzzles to escape – Hauntu allows guests to roleplay with the objective of committing a fictional crime and completing a mission.
The fun and interesting part about Hauntu is that there are three different endings, which means for each of the three times that you play, the conclusion would come out different from the previous one.
Hauntu may not be suitable for your active little ones and The Linc is well aware of this. Thus, you can also send your children to the trilingual creative school located inside the mall. Known as Trinity Kids, this school may just be the stepping stone for the young ones to widen their creative horizons.
More Than Just Shopping
Besides offering unique brands to the people of Kuala Lumpur, The Linc also offers a dry cleaning service at Pressto – for your clothing items that need a little extra care.
Plus, if you’re a fan of environmental friendly hip markets then pay a visit to the Sunday market otherwise known as Shop with PurpoSE – a collaboration with PurpoSE Malaysia that aims to promote conscious consumerism.
The Linc is slowly but surely turning one section of KL’s concrete jungle into a luxuriant green landscape, and it’s hard to not love what it’s doing.
The Linc KL
Where: 360, Jalan Tun Razak, Taman U Thant, 50400, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 9213 0388