Alcohol is duty free on the island of Langkawi only. It is cheaper that at any airport duty free shops I have seen. The amount flown from the island restricted, however. It is a good place to buy that expensive cognac or very old whiskey.
What to buy: Alcohol in Langkawi.
What to pay: Prices are very low.
Kota Raya Shopping Complex is located at the junction of Jalan Silang and Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur's Chinatown. It is one of the oldest shopping centers in Kuala Lumpur. It was a very popular shopping center in the 1960s and 1970s. It is still popular today for budget shoppers. Kotaraya is conveniently located within a stone's throw from the main bus terminal Puduraya. It is also located adjacent to S & M Shopping Center along Jalan Silang.
Wide range of items at bargain prices are available in the shopping complex such as budget clothings, textiles, handbags, shoes, electrical goods, CDs, VCDs and DVDs, video tapes, handphone accessories, watches, spectacles, toys and households goods. Several hair dressing and beauty saloons are located on the first and second floors of the shopping complex. The upper floors are entertainment outlets with numerous video games archades.
What to buy: Handphone accessories, handbags, shoes and budget clothings.
What to pay: Prices at Kotaraya Shopping Center are very much cheaper than those of the larger shopping centers in the city. However quality of the goods may be inferior!
The Mid Valley Megamall is located at Lingkasan Syed Putra at Mid Valley City in the heart of the Klang Valley between Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur. It is easily accessible by light rail transit (LRT) and/or public buses from Central Kuala Lumpur. It is actually located on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur.
Mid Valley Megamall is one of the largest shopping and entertainment complexes in Southeast Asia. It has a total area of approximately 420,000 square meters comprising a magnificent six level shopping mall, office towers, and hotels. It was officially opened for business in 1999.
The main anchor tenants are Carrefour, Jusco and Metrojaya. They are all well known and large department stores cum supermarkets. Other impressive outlets include foodcourts, cineplexes and gaming outlets such as the bowling alleys and game arcades for young and old. Opening hours are between 10.00 a.m. and 10.00 p.m. daily. Warning: you can easily get lost in the megamall as it is huge!
What to buy: Fresh food and drinks especially for those who live in apartments and who do their own cooking.
What to pay: At bargain competitive prices as there are three supermarkets in the shopping mall.
Asian Cultural Village is located at First World Plaza at the podium of First World Hotel in Genting Highlands Resort in the state of Pahang. It comprises stalls from approximately 10 Asian countries including those from Southeast Asia, Japan, South Korea, china and India.
Products such as arts and crafts, local handicrafts, toys and dolls, gifts and souvenirs, pewters, antiques, titbits and snacks are available at Asian Cultural Village. They certainly add colours to already impressive Indoor Theme Park in particular and First World Plaza in general!
What to buy: Local handicrafts from certain Asian countries sound attractive items to purchase.
What to pay: Prices of goods can be considered reasonable considering that you do not have to travel to neighbouring countries to purchase those items.
Tesco Department Store is a hypermarket located at Jalan Tun Abdul Razak just opposite Melaka Sentral in the heart of the city of Melaka. It is one of the several large department stores in Melaka that have their own buildings under one roof with ample free parking lots. The others are Jusco Stores and Giant.
Tesco was founded in 1924 in Europe. However they established their businesses in Malaysia rather late. Tesco Department Store in Melaka was opened to the public in 2002 and it was only its second operations in Malaysia. The first one was located at Puchong in the state of Selangor. Since then many more stores have opened throughout West Malaysia. The department stores are owned by Tesco Stores (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd which was incorporated in 2001.
Wide range of household items are available at Tesco Department Store ranging from groceries to fresh food. It claims to have carried a total of 86,000 lines of products including more than 1,300 Tesco branded items in its website below. Opening hours at Melaka store are between 8.00 a.m. and 11.00 p.m. on weekdays and between 8.00 a.m. and 12.00 midnight on weekends.
What to pay: Prices of goods are cheaper at hypermarket. This is to be expected due to large sales and lower cost.
Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall is a new player in the shopping business in Melaka. It is the latest shopping complex to be built in fast developing Melaka city. Its building seems to be a little bit smaller than that of Mahkota Parade Shopping Complex located next door. Nevertheless it has a total buildup area of approximately one and a half million square feet! That is not small by any means!
The megamall has seven levels of shopping spaces including the upper and lower ground floors. It was opened to the public in 2005. Hundreds of retail outlets are located inside the megamall, most of them are comparatively smaller compared to those of the Mahkota Parade Shopping Centre. Wide range of consumer goods are available in the shopping centre particularly shoes, clothings and textiles at bargain prices. Fastfood restaurants such as Mc Donald's are located on the ground floor of Megamall for the convenient of shoppers.
What to buy: Clothings and textiles.
What to pay: Reasonable prices compared to those of Mahkota Shopping Centre.
Mahkota Parade Shopping Centre is located at Melaka Raya, Bandar Hilir right in the heart of historic Melaka City. It is the largest shopping centre in the city of Melaka. It has four levels of shopping, restaurants and entertainment spaces. Its main anchor tenant is Parkson Grand which is a local department store cum supermarket. The shopping centre has a total area of approximately 1.2 million square feet.
Wide range of consumer goods are available in the shopping centre ranging from electrical goods and watches to clothings and textiles. A food court, entertainment outlets, bowling alley and games arcades are also located at upper floors of the shopping complex. Most of the fastfood restaurants are located on the ground floor of the complex. Ample car parking lots are available for shoppers at the basement as well as outside the shopping complex.
What to pay: The shopping centre is considered an upmarket shopping centre in Melaka. Prices of goods can be a little bit expensive compared to those of Chinatown.
Suria KLCC is located at the podium of Petronas Twin Towers at prestigious Kuala Lumpur City Center (KLCC) along Jalan Ampang said to be Kuala Lumpur's Golden Mile at one time. It is Malaysia's premier shopping center within Kuala Lumpur's Golden Triangle. Suria is a Malay word meaning sunshine. It was opened to the public in 1999. It has a total area of approximately 140,000 square meters. Thus it is without question one of the largest shopping centers in Malaysia.
Suria KLCC is surrounded by international hotels, impressive office buildings, high end luxurious apartments and condominiums and a large park with man-made lake. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Kuala Lumpur.
Six levels of retail outlets are available for your shopping pleasure. Anchor tenants at Suria KLCC are Parkson Grand and Isetan. Most of the shops are dealing in high fashion and stores dealing in branded goods. Please note that cameras and video recording are not allowed on upper floors of the shopping complex. Several large restaurants especially fastfood chains, showrooms and entertainment outlets are also located in the shopping complex. Opening hours are between 10.00 a.m. and 10.00 p.m. daily including public holidays.
Jonker Walk is located at Jonker Street (known as Jalan Hang Jebat) right in the heart of Melaka's Chinatown in the historic city of Melaka. It is a narrow street with some of Melaka's oldest houses dating back to 17th century when Dutch conquored Melaka.
Jonker Street is formerly known as Antique Street due to the many antique stores around the area selling ancient artifacts and various antiques from the past centuries. Jonker is a Dutch word which literally means master. Jonker Street is an ideal location to hunt and bargain for antiques and ancient artifacts. Jonker Walk was established in the year 2000 by Melaka State Government to boost tourism to Melaka city.
During the weekends between 7.00 p.m. and 12.00 mignight from Friday to Sunday nights , the whole street is closed to vehicular traffic and the street transforms into large open-air night markets. Wide range of items are on sale at the night markets including ornamental antiques, old copper coins, souvenirs, local delicious food, arts and crafts, clothings and textiles, CDs and DVDs, household utensils and wooden clog.
It is always very crowded on those nights. Open-air markets at Jonker Walk are popular tourist attractions and destinations. Don't miss shopping at Jonker Walk when you are in Melaka for your vacation!
What to buy: Antiques from the past two to three centuries, ancient artifacts, ornamental jewelleries, local arts and crafts, old copper coins, wooden clog and Malaysian souvenirs are highly recommended to purchase from Jonker Walk.
What to pay: Prices at stores in Jonker Walk are generally cheaper than those of other locations in Melaka.
Though there are plenty of places in KL to do some inexpensive shopping believe me none of th goods you buy lst longer than a month. The only experience we had otherwise was with this store in Petronas which offered good deals for good merchandise.
What to buy: handbags, cosmetics
What to pay: 100 ringets
Emerge as one of the biggest in providing wide range of textile and curtain products in Nilai-3 Wholesale centre. Beautiful shop! High class!
What to buy: By judging to the shop outlook, don't be surprise to know that some of the items only sell from range RM15 and up to few hundreds. Unbelievable
What to pay: RM100
Easy to recognize! Just next to marrybrown of Nilai-3 Wholesale Centre. Weather proof! Your are protected by hot sun and rain. Shop with fuzzy free. Provide wide range of bags and luggage. Wow! The price also very exciting. What so surprising me is the shop Website! They really teach you how to bargain! No joke! Really interesting! You can check it out
What to buy: All kinds of bags and luggage and etc. Majority from China products. Selected premium product. Anyhow, they have been upgraded to sell some genuine bags and luggage. Find out more in their website.
What to pay: RM2-RM200
Nice, neat, interior design make visitor feel very romance and comfortable. Cool items !! Item offer can be further discount. Wide range of product provided. Suitable for whole family members. Product selling unique in this place.
What to buy: Sexy lingerie, sexy night wear, sexy sleep wear, bags, luggage, genuine branded bags and luggage such as Caterpillar, Millet, High Sierra, Greenpoint polo, Vertical. Soft toys also.
What to pay: RM5 to RM800
Have u ever heard of Pins Craft? Believe it or not, we are using thousand and thousand pieces of plastic head pins to create lovely pictures, portraits, calligraphy and etc.
This is a newly invented innovative product from an artist in Malaysia and it is the first of its kind in the world.
What to buy: HANDICRAFT
What to pay: RM500.00> RM3000.00
Sunday Market at Jalan Gaya starts early. Here you will find local handicrafts, clothing, native food, plants, and just about anything even antiques. It is one whole stretch of a street, crowded but very interesting.
What to buy: Local handicrafts, native food and delicacies
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