By: Thomas Teo
As we know, Malaysia has many scenic sights, multi cultures and traditions. But do you know that Malaysia is also a heaven of shopping? If you are hunting for rare and exotic treasures of the Oriental, you will definitely get something here! There are many shopping destination in Malaysia which is suitable to visit with family or friends.
Shopping in Kuala Lumpur
In Kuala Lumpur, there are famous landmark, historical and heritage buildings, and happening night life to keep the tourist having fun day and night. You will enjoy the excitement of bargain hunting in a comfort ultra-modern, one – stop shopping complexes, or browsing antique items in the older part of the city. At night, you join the crowd at roadside stalls at “pasar malam” or night markets.
Things you can get in Kuala Lumpur
When you shop in Kuala Lumpur, you can hunt for handicrafts from rattan, wickerwork, silver, brass, and pewter. Batik is made of silk and cotton which created with colourful geometric or beautiful flower designs. Scarves or handkerchiefs made from batik is also the famous souvenir brought back Not only this, there are also fashion from international designer collections, elegant footwear, exclusive watches, optical items and quality fabrics. Electrical appliances, electronic equipment, computers and cameras are available too.
Some of the more beautiful collections of batik may be purchased at the following outlets:
- Aran Novabatika, Ampang Park Shopping Centre, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur
- BaraKaff Eleganza, Yow Chuan Plaza, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur
- BMB – Wisrna Kraftangan, Jalan Tun Perak, Kuala Lumpur
- Faruzzi Batique, The Weld, Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur
- Karwani Creations, Ampang Park Shopping Centre, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur
- Tjanting Batik, 22, Jalan Sernarak 3, Kuala Lumpur
Main shopping areas in Kuala Lumpur
The main shopping areas in Kuala Lumpur are located at Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman area, Jalan Petaling and Jalan Bandar area, and Jalan Bukit Bintang.
Jalan Tuanku Abd. Rahman are full with modern building and pre-war buildings. Here you can find out Orient Art, antiques, and curios at China Arts and Peiping Lace. Some shop do have collection of fine embroidered bed and table linen, carved rosewood furniture, chests and cabinets, Chinese ceramics, jade and ivory carvings. Items like ethnic goods of Indian origin, sarees, sarongs and textiles can be found at Jalan Masjid area.
Petaling Street and Jalan Bandar are also known as Chinatown. The shops have varieties of textiles, clothes, shoes and handbags at good deal prices. There are also jewellery shops with fine jewellery items beautifully crafted in gold and gemstones. Not to forget, there are also ethnic jewellery, wall hangings, ornaments, curios and teapots from India and Myanmar.
Most of the entertainment complexes are located at Jalan Bukit Bintang. International standard hotels are surrounding this “Golden Triangle” area. Shoppers can visit shops at Lot 10, Sungei Wang Plaza, BB Plaza, Starhill, Times Square, Pavillion, and more. Here, you can visit fashion boutiques like Byblos, Donna Karan, Escada Boutique, Gianni Versace, Hanae Mori, Hugo Boss, Jaegar, Karl Lagerfeld, Krizia, Louis Feraud, Christian Dior Boutique, Valentino, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Emporio Armani Boutique.