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Shopping in Malaysia


If you love to shop around, Malaysia is the right destination for you. Malaysia is known as the Shopper's Paradise. While Shopping in Malaysia, you can get the treasures of the Orient, local handicrafts and branded designer labels. Since the currency of Malaysia, Malaysia Ringgit, is comparatively lower than the Dollar, it is lot more economical to do Shopping in Malaysia. With the exemption of duty on certain products, prices of those objects have reduced, manifold thereby making Shopping in Malaysia a major tourist activity.

For Shopping in Malaysia, the tourists have several options and opportunities. While multi-storey air-conditioned shopping complexes have come up in large number in Malaysia, the roadside stalls and night markets have their own attraction for Shopping in Malaysia. The duty free shops in Malaysia are at Pulau Langkawi, Labuan, Rantau Panjang and Pengkalan Kubur in Kelantan and Padang Besar and Bukit Kayu Hitam in Kedah and airports in Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, and Penang.

Kuala Lumpur has a number of shopping centers among which the most popular and the oldest is the Bukit Bintang along with the surrounding Jalan Bukit Bintang, Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Imbi. While Shopping in Malaysia, one can find local and international products such as clothes, computers, furniture, electronic goods, fashion accessories, footwear, pharmaceutical products and sports goods. Other popular areas for Shopping in Malaysia are Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Jalan Ampang, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Petaling Street, and Jalan H.S. Lee. Sungei Wang Plaza integrated with the adjacent Bukit Bintang Plaza, is an attraction for all shoppers, as its retail shops has a collection of items within the budgets of all.

When Shopping in Malaysia, you can purchase Malaysian handicraft items such as silverwork, brassware, pewter, pottery, rattan, gold and silver brocade, batik, kites and carvings. You can find hand-painted, block-printed or machine-dyed variety in batik. The best place for handicrafts when Shopping in Malaysia is Kota Bharu. Besides the local Malaysian products, one can also shop for cameras, computers, designer wears, electrical goods, footwear, good-quality fabrics, optical objects and watches while Shopping in Malaysia.

The Shopping Carnival in Malaysia is an annual sale held during the month of March and April in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur as well as other major cities in Malaysia. This is the period to get good bargains and discounted prices on several objects.

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