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Shopping in Malaysia
shopping in MalaysiaShopping in Kuala Lumpur promises variety, value and convenience. There is a bewildering range of shopping establishments catering to every taste and budget, these include modern air-conditioned shopping malls, department stores, handicraft centres, duty-free shops, bazaars and nightmarkets.

Among the items high on the shopping list of tourists are pewter, batik, duty free items, electrical products, pret-a-porter attire, sportswear and handicrafts.

A novel experience for overseas visitors is the night markets or 'pasar malam' which begin their trading activities in the late afternoon.

These open-air markets feature hawker stalls that sell a variety of local produce, foodstuff, clothing and cakes. Haggling is a common practice. Street artists and traditional medicine vendors are an entertaining sight here.

The Shopping Carnival, an annual sale held in March/April in Kuala Lumpur and other major cities in Malaysia is an opportune time to pick up great bargains. There are several principal shopping precincts in the city. The most popular is the area bounded by Jalan Cheng Lock, Jalan Ampang, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman , Petaling Street, Jalan H.S.Lee and Bangsar

Jalan Bukit Bintang

Bukit Bintang is indisputably one of the city's foremost shopping districts offering a multitude of merchandise to suit every taste and budget. The cities major shopping outlets are located in this area namely Sungei Wang Plaza, Bukit Bintang Plaza, Imbi Plaza, Lot 10, Starhill Plaza and Kuala Lumpur Plaza.

Bukit Bintang Plaza

One of KL's oldest shopping centres, Bukit Bintang Plaza still attracts the crowds with its offerings of Iocal and international goods comprising clothes, fashion accessories, footwear, sports goods, electrical equipment, pharmaceutical products, computers and furniture.

Sungei Wang Plaza
Integrated with the adjacent Bukit Bintang Plaza, Sungei Wang Plaza is a magnet for all shoppers in the city. This perennially popular shopping centre houses many retail outlets offering an incredible assortment of goods catering for all tastes and budgets.

Low Yat Plaza Shopping Centre
A stylish and well-integrated shopping mall, Low Yat Plaza jons the cream of favourite retail and entertainment establishments in the heart of Bukit Bintang offering a spectrum of fashion, food and family recreation as well as thematic concepts. The conceptual themes encompasses BB Chinatown and Computer City which offers the latest in computer paraphernalias.

Alongside Low Vat Plaza is the reintroduction of BB Park which brings to life the wonderful yester-years and fond memories. BB Park features an outdoor beer garden, pizzaria, a food village, a tantalizing menu of local
and international cuisines, local handicraft stalls and a potpourri of cultural performances nightly.

Imbi Plaza
Located beside Sungei Wang Plaza along Jalan Imbi, this is the place for those who are interested in computer hardware and software. Take your time to check out the latest computer products at the numerous shops here.

Lot 10

This huge shopping mall with its distinctive green and blue striped facade caters to upmarket shoppers. Shoppers will have no problem finding their favourite branded designer items. lsetan is the anchor tenant.

Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman
This stretch of road is flanked on both sides by pre-war buildings whose interesting facades have been preserved and re-adapted for modern businesses, mostly retailing. Walk through the archways of these shops for an immersion into a shopping and cultural experience that goes back several decades. Major shopping centres within this area are :

A major landmark along Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, the Sogo Department Store is modern and well patronised for its quality goods. The selective tenant mix includes fashion boutiques, house-hold furnishing,
shoes stores, travel agencies, gift shops, cosmetic counters, jewellers and restaurants.

Pertama ComplexPertama Complex
One of the earlier shopping complexes in the city, it has mid to budget priced items such as sportswear, shoes, handbags, watches, photographic equipment and electronic goods. One of the older shopping centres in town, this complex caters to those looking for budget priced items.

Globe Silk StoreGlobe Silk Store, Kamdar and Tang Ling
These stores, located along Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, offer affordable shopping for those on a budget. Popular items are adults apparel, children's clothes, textiles, furnishing and bric-a-brac

Lorong Tuanku Abdul Rahman is closed to traffic between 5pm - 10pm every Saturday and transforms into a night market where petty traders and hawkers sell an assortment of goods in the open air. The nightmarkets offers visitors an interesting place to walk through and perhaps pick up some casual attire, local products, clothing as well as sample some local delicacies.

Jalan Masjid India
Running parallel to Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, this street is lined by shops selling- Indian items such as sarees, sandlewood oil, bangles, silver anklets, gold jewellery, brassware and Indian silver tableware. Other items include religious materials, handicrafts, herbs and perfumed oils.

Jalan Sultan / Jalan Tun H.S. Lee
Located near the Klang Bus Station, it offers a wide range of apparel, shoes, handbags and textiles at reasonable prices.

S & M Plaza
Located along the intersection of Jalan Tun H.S. Lee and Jalan Cheng Lock, this complex is another attraction of KL's Chinatown with its many little shops offering a variety of goods from hair ornaments to clothings, textiles, shoes and handbags. There are also gift shops, music shops, bookshops and toy stores.

Easily accessible from the Pudu Raya bus station, Sinarkota showcases a full range of quality goods from luggage to household products, children's paraphernalia, shoes, pharmaceutical products, watches, textiles and accessories.

Petaling Street
Located at the heart of KL's bustling Chinatown, Petaling Street is the place to head for those who are interested in experiencing the excitement of bargaining for their purchases. Its popular night market is a daily feature. This is a good place to purchase Chinese artifacts like figurines, incense-holders, paintings, joss-sticks and bric-a-brac. Other interesting items include herbs for traditional remedies and sweetmeats. Aged craftsmen at work in their shophouses can be seen producing goods such as lanterns, tinware and calligraphy items along the streets.

Shops here stock a variety of textiles, clothes, shoes and handbags. Petaling Street is also known for its jewellery shops with their fascinating variety of beautifully crafted gold items set with priceless gemstones

Jalan Raja Chulan / Jalan Conlay
Close to KL Tower, the Weld is known for its fashionable boutiques, optical shops, textile retail outlets and perfumeries.

Malaysia ShoppingCultural Craft Complex
A handicraft complex at Jalan Conlay, it houses top names in local handicrafts. Here, you can look out for that chic batik outfit, ponder over the variety of home decor items, or delight in finding the perfect gift to bring back home.

On the ground floor of the complex, you can dabble in some paints and wax to create your own batik piece. At the far end of the landscaped grounds is the artists' colony where you can see artists at work or buy their paintings.

The complex is equipped with visitor facilities, including telephone booths and a restaurant.

Jalan Ampang / Jalan Tun Razak

Located within KL's diplomatic enclave the Jalan Ampang and Jalan Tun Razak area is served by prestigious shopping complexes that boast international names as well as quality local products. Shoppers looking for upmarket merchandise will find numerous outlets here.

Suria KLCCSuria KLCC
Located in the ultra-modern Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) the Suria Shopping Complex tops the list as one of the city's trendiest and classiest shopping complex. Bright and cheery with a stylised logo of the sun from which it gets its name, Suria's neighbour is the majestic Petronas Twin Towers, currently the tallest in the world.

Within the Suria's gleaming multi-level floors are specialty shops, department stores, fashion boutiques, designer fashion houses, jewellers and duty-free shops bursting with an enormous range of products.

Ampang Park Shopping Complex
Situated across the road from City Square and Ampang Plaza, the Ampang Park Shopping Complex is one of KL's earliest shopping centres. This is reflected in the fine and extensive assortment of goods and services offered, of which photographic items, costume accessories and apparel appeal to its shoppers.

City Square
Comprising a hotel, office building and shopping complex, City Square caters for the varied needs of the modern shopper. The shopping complex is situated at the bustling junction of Jalan Ampang and Jalan Tun Razak. Within its 2 million sq ft of commercial area is a wide range of shops which include beauty salons, art galleries, exclusive boutiques and travel agencies.

Jalan Cheng Lock / Jalan Pudu

Within walking distance of the Pudu Raya bus station, the lively Jalan Cheng Lock area has become the focus of shoppers who like to enjoy a mixed range of retail establishments - from shopping complexes to pre-war shophouses. Go there for an absorbing atmosphere as well as for some wonderful shopping.

Kota Raya
In the vicinity of Chinatown, Kota Raya has a wide range of shoes, handbags, clothing and textiles.

Central Market
Formerly Kuala Lumpur's principal 'wet-market', this bazaar-style arts and crafts centre offers a wide variety of works on sale by local artists and craftsmen. You can have your portrait sketched, or browse through souvenirs on display or visit a traditional medicine shop.

Shaw Parade
Located at Jalan Changkat Thamby Dollah in Pudu, Shaw Parade attracts a steady stream of shoppers with its range of photographic equipment, videos, home decor and specialty items.

Bangsar - Jalan Maarof / Jalan Telawi

The affluent suburb of Bangsar has emerged in recent years as a popular shopping centre for its large expatriate community and the local residents. Bangsar is centrally located between the city and the municipality of Petaling jaya, a mere 15-minute drive from the city centre. There are two modern shopping complexes, boutiques and attractively decorated shops selling a wide range of products such as antiques, furniture, textiles, cosmetics, household items, electrical goods and sports wear.

Apart from shopping complexes, Bangsar's appeal also lies in the wide choice of dining outlets and entertainment spots available, making it a magnet for social gatherings especially in the evenings.

The above material are taken from All Travel Malaysia Tourism


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