Indulge your pockets

Malaysia

Malaysia is a nation truly blessed with a wealth of cultural heritage and captivating natural beauty.

It is also a haven for food lovers and an undisputed shoppers’ paradise. Remarkably diverse, it is one of Southeast Asia’s most energetic and prosperous nations. Once in Malaysia, shopping is a must. From sophisticated, high technology equipment to avant-garde couture sold in swanky shopping malls and unique knick-knacks sold in street markets, Malaysia will leave you with a memorable shopping experience.

There are over 50 huge shopping malls in Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital itself has well over 20 malls in total, with most of them concentrated within the Golden Triangle (nearby Bukit Bintang). Some malls attract over three million visitors per month!

Shop till you drop

Comprising 13 states and the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur, Labuan and Putrajaya, Malaysia can be divided into six primary regions. Kuala Lumpur, the central region, comprises  the states of Selangor, Negeri Sembilan and Malacca; the northern region is made up of the states of Penang, Perlis, Perak and Kedah; the exotic east coast states comprise Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan; the southern state of Johore, and finally Sabah and Sarawak, which also make up part of the mystical island of Borneo.

Look forward to exciting experiences throughout Malaysia and be mesmerised by the beauty and fragrant perfume of its bountiful flowers which adorn the parks and gardens. Give in to temptation and enjoy the various delicious local fruits and delectable authentic cuisines Malaysia has to offer. To work off the calories, take a stroll along the beautiful beaches of the east coast, or jog along comfortable walkways around the city, as you take in the impressive beauty of modern structures complimenting some of the old colonial buildings that are well-preserved and signify Malaysia’s sure and steady progress.

 If you prefer to do your walking in an air-conditioned mall as you browse through rows of colourful designer clothes and a host of unique handicrafts, chances are, you are just a few short steps away from one!

In Malaysia, it is advisable to let your hair down and your purse strings loose! Prepare to get knocked off your feet when shopping during the Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival period as you will be presented by such astonishingly low prices for a wide variety of high quality products.

Feeling adventurous? Try your hand at bargaining at the hundreds of little shops throughout the nation. When in Kuala Lumpur, do not miss out on the opportunity to show off your bargaining skills in Chinatown on Petaling Street, where there are a host of stalls offering a wide range of goods from electrical gadgets and components to watches and clothes and shoes among many others.

 Shopping in Kuala Lumpur, be it in a comfortable mall with all its modern facilities, in the jam-packed little stores or back-lane stalls, your satisfaction is guaranteed. There is always something for everyone and you are unlikely to go home empty-handed.

Experience the local culture

Travel throughout Malaysia is generally safe and very affordable. Book a ride on a train, rent a car, hop a ride in a taxi or just get on a plane and enjoy the beauty your next local destination has to offer.

Fly east to Sabah and Sarawak and immerse in the local cultures of the various indigenous tribes that make up the majority of the population here. Allow yourself to be charmed by the tranquility of the dense natural rainforests and be captivated by the subtle ways of the local people going about their daily chores. Unlock the secrets of the lbans and Dayaks of Sarawak and the mesmerising Kadazans of Sabah while you continue to explore and discover the many other tribal groups that make these two mystical and enchanting states.

Be adventurous and sample the local dishes and buy unique handcrafted souvenirs. Collect intricately designed wooden jewellery boxes, colourful purses made up of thousands of tiny beads, kitchen utensils fashioned out of bamboo, hand-woven mats, as well as hats and bags made from screw pine leaves, amongst others. Get the best deals throughout Malaysia everyday, but especially during the Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival. 

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