Kuala Lumpur ~ Shopping
Situated at the cross roads Asia, shopping in Kuala Lumpur presents the visitor with the best the region has to offer. An adventure in itself, it offers a variety of shopping opportunities for both traditional and modern goods.
From traditional handicrafts to fancy souvenirs and the latest designer brands to cutting-edge electrical appliances, youll find it all in Kuala Lumpur!.
Another irresistible enticement is the comparatively 'soft' Malaysian Ringgit which enables tourist dollars to be stretched much further here.
The exemption of duty on
certain items has also resulted in more competitive pricing and made
shopping in Malaysia a much more attractive option.
The Shopping Carnival, an
annual sale held in October/November in Kuala Lumpur and other major cities
in Malaysia is an opportune time to pick up great bargains.
Bukit Bintang is indisputably one of
the city's foremost shopping districts offering a multitude of
merchandise to suit every taste and budget. Items - jewellery,
clothes, fashion accessories, footwear, sports goods, electrical
equipment, watches, camera, mobile phones, IT and computer related
Bintang Area II
Offering a mixture of high end
and middle level but more towards up-market styles and a wide selection of
world-renowned designer labels and products - shoes, handbags, fashion wear,
jewellery, watches, CDs, art, furnishings, etc.
Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC)
Moving upscale, for designer brands such as
Versace, Gucci and Prada to Louis Vutton and Christian Dior and more.
Nestled between the worlds second tallest structures, the Petronas Twin
Towers, the Suria KLCC shopping mall is a gem, with its swank shops, cafes
and beautiful people.
Tunku Abdul Rahman
'Bazar', what used to be known as little India caters for Indian and Muslim Malay clothing and accessories such as sarong, fabrics, bangles, Indian dresses, exquisite saris, gold jewellery, textiles and carpets, brassware, etc. It also has other assortments such as traditional medicines and herbs, spices and mysterious perfumed oils.
Sogo's and Pertama Complex has designer men's and women's clothes, cosmetics, shoes, cameras, books to household furnishings, sports gear, handbags to watches photographic equipment, electronic goods and more.
Towards Petaling Jaya
At the outskirts of the city towards Petaling Jaya, is the very popular Mid Valley Megamall and further out is the Curve, probably the single most popular mall among expats. And not far from here, is 1 Utama, one of the largest in the country and said to be the 4th largest in the world.
Theyre popular because they allow locals nor having to go far to do essential shopping for their household needs within their own residential areas. For the visitor it would be an immersion into the citys cultural mix and maybe try out the taste of some local street food.
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