Travelling to a foreign country for a vacation is expensive. There are no two ways about it. However, being on the receiving end of a bargain can always uplift one’s spirit. That Malaysia is known for its shopping streets and stalls is no hidden fact. We have picked out some that not only let you shop, but shop well on a budget. There’s more money saving in the offing as far as travelling is concerned. Take a bus and get to these select few places quickly before they shut the door on the item that you were looking for.
Berjaya Times Square Shopping Mall
This one’s definitely for the fashion seeker. Boutiques selling affordable shoes, clothes, accessories, bags and other fashionable items dot every floor of this mall. One can purchase a variety of clothes, ranging from a cocktail dress to leather boots to bags to earrings for just a small amount less than RM 100 (Malaysian Ringgits).
Low Yat Plaza
Low Yat Plaza in Bukit Bintang is well-known for selling electronic items at a slightly cheaper price. This includes the latest mobile phones, laptops, computers, game stations, tablets, cameras, HD televisions, and accessories such as headphones.
Sungei Wang Plaza
Another destination to delight fashion lovers. You cannot beat Sungei Wang when it comes to shopping for trendy fashion at steal-away prices. T-shirts for 15 ringgits and pants and skirts for 20 ringgits, you are definitely walking home with a minimum of five shopping bags from this well-decked place.
Shop from the local markets in Kuala Lumpur
The huge confines of the various shopping centers of Kuala Lumpur can sometimes be overwhelming, thanks to the amount of crowd scurrying in all directions. In such times, we’d advise you to explore the more rustic side of the Malaysian capital’s retail scene—its local street markets.
Authentic goods at throwaway prices – from traditional trinkets to the most famous clothing brands; this, in general, is the essence of these markets. Throw in some Malay traditional decorative presentation, and you’ve got yourself a proven hit.
The lure of the countless shopping malls and centers in Kuala Lumpur is definitely agonising and intimidating at the same time. Yet, sometimes, the wallet in our pockets can get the better of us. Fret not, however, as the capital city of Malaysia has also a plethora of budget options to cure your shopping disease.
Petaling Street, in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown, is flocked to by many. From imitation to jewellery to herbal medicines, Petaling Street is where you get more bangs for every buck. Moreover, it is the ideal place to test your bargaining skills. Be sure to stay back long enough, though as Pasar Malam, the lit up night market, is a sight to behold.
Another daily market is the Chow Kit Market. Although it sells whatever you can fathom, it’s most renowned for the numerous stalls laden with fresh variants of all kinds of seafood, meat, and the best collection of local fruits. It is also famous for being Kuala Lumpur’s biggest “wet markets”. A short walk down the Chow Kit Market is Kampung Bahru, which, on Saturday evenings, becomes a hive of activity, owing to Pasar Minggu, the Sunday Market. You can find all sorts of traditional, and authentic, Malaysian clothing and handicrafts here.
If you are traveling from elsewhere in Malaysia or from a neighboring country, checking out ReDbuS is recommendable. Hassle-free journey will put a smile on your face as well as your wallet’s.
Shopping bonanza in Kuala Lumpur
The prospect of having shopping bags full of almost anything and everything you want lies within the city of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. Culture, tradition, and cuisine put aside, the capital city’s reputation as a leading shopping destination is rapidly growing. Traditional trinkets, handmade accessories, and the latest products to fuel your technological desires – you name it, and Kuala Lumpur’s got it!
One of Malaysia’s largest shopping centers, Sunway Pyramid is an extravagant, Egyptian-themed mall located in Bandar Sunway, Subang Jaya. Here, you will find outlets of some the world’s leading clothing brands. The Sunway Pyramid is also the only centre in the country to house an indoor skating rink.
Looking for a more luxury retailing experience? Head over to the JW Marriott hotel in Bukit Bintangand here the Starhill Gallery within has a variety of options for fashionistas to choose from, along with some exquisite dining restaurants.
Kuala Lumpur is also the proud parent to many a street market that is ideal for those looking for modest shopping alternatives.
And how does one make a trip to each of these shopping delights? Simply hop onto a bus! keep that wad of cash ready, and you are good to go!