Kuala Lumpur is a paradise for shoppers wanting to snap up the latest fashions, shoes and electronics at a bargain! The competitive exchange rate makes Malaysia an absolute must for fashionista travellers and House of Travel has some fantastic fares to help get you there.
Take full advantage of the overwhelming number of amazing deals by basing yourself in the popular shopping district Bukit Bintang – undoubtedly the city’s foremost shopping district. Starhill Gallery offers you a luxurious shopping experience that houses all of the world’s top designers including Prada, Louis Vuitton and Dior.
Once you have taken time to soak in the lavish retail atmosphere, cross over the road to Pavilion Mall which features all in the big international brands including Top Shop, Zara, H&M and Mango. Indulge in your passion for fashion and food in this shopping mecca that offers 450 outlets to browse in. More chic shopping malls are located at KLCC and Jalan Ampang.
If you have your eye on increasing your shoe collection, Sungei Wang offers a huge variety of unbelievable bargains and for cheap electronics, Low Yat Plaza is an absolute must!
Visitors in search for souvenirs and novelty items will be spoilt for choice at the open-air bazaars where bargain hunting and haggling is expected. The casual street shops at Jalan Adbdul Rahman and Petaling Street stack every imaginable item from crafts to belts and bags to electronic goods.
To take even more advantage of the abundance of shopping, timing your trip to coincide with one of Malaysia's yearly sale carnivals can be extremely fruitful. With the Malaysia Grand Prix Sale (March to April), Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival (June to September) and Malaysia Year End Sale (November to January) all held throughout the year, there is never a bad time to fill your suitcase with newly acquired clothes and other goods.
Aimed at establishing Malaysia as a leading shopping destination similar to Dubai, Hong Kong or Singapore, the carnivals have done wonders in attracting tourists from neighbouring countries and setting new shopping trends amongst the locals. The favourable exchange rate also makes the Malaysian Ringgit a value-for-money currency.
Last year the Malaysian Government announced a waiver of duty on about 300 imported goods valued at over RM200. A large number of luxury brands reduced retail prices by an average of 20 percent allowing shopper to pay less for selected perfumes, handbags, apparel, rugs, bed linen, footwear, hats, jewellery and toys making it even more appealing for tourists.
Make sure you book in your holiday to Malaysia today so you can shop up a storm that won’t break the bank! Take advantage of these fantastic deals from House of Travel.
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Friday, 10 February 2012
Shop Shop Shop to Your Heart's Content in Malaysia
Source = Tourism Malaysia