Friday, December 26, 2008

Shopping In Malaysia

Malaysia is a shopping heaven in Southeast Asia. Malaysians love to shopping, the best way to explains are the vast number of luxury malls, stores and street-side stalls in the capital, Kuala Lumpur. If you are a shopaholic, the best time to visit is around August – September, which is the Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival. Range from the antique and the exotic to modern electronic and audio-visual equipment, the constantly changing product are available in Malaysia includes an extensive collection of designer labels from the fashion capitals of all around the world. The exemption of duty on certain items has resulted in more competitive pricing and makes shopping in Malaysia become more attractive. Malaysian duty-free zones includes islands of Labuan and Langkawi. There are also some duty-free shops in Kuala Lumpur and Penang, international airports and city centres. Duty-free items like cameras, watches, pens, cosmetics, perfumes, mobile phones, computers, cigarettes and liquor are among the cheapest in the world. Cash is accepted at night markets while major credit cards are accepted in most of the shops in malls and shopping complexes. Sophisticated shopping malls means everything is designed for shopper convenience which contain banks, foreign currency exchange counters, restaurants, supermarkets and hundreds of shops offering a tremendous variety of products. For light, casual shopping, there are roadside stalls, bazaars and night markets. The major attraction was the colourful night light, bustling night market or 'pasar malam' - found in most neighbourhoods on certain days of the week.Despite the low prices, bargaining at nights markets is acceptable.

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