Malaysia is a shopping paradise. Shopping in Malaysia is a voyage of never ending discovery and continues to be an unforgettable experience, a hunt for the rare treasures of the Orient. Shopping in Malaysia caters to all groups, with products ranging from up-market to mid-range and budget price. Malaysia presents shoppers the best that the region has to offer, international branded designer goods or an intricate local handicraft. The variety of product lines, quality goods as well as the choice of shopping venues has made Malaysia a shopper’s paradise.
In Malaysia having three Mega Sales a year, in March, August and December. Apart from the Mega Sales period, other department stores and retail outlets also have at other times of the year.
Malaysia’s tax havens are Pulau Langkawi and Labuan. Duty free areas are also found at Rantau Panjang and Pengkalan Kubur in Kelantan, Padang Besar and Bukit Kayu Hitam in Kedah. An interesting mix of duty free shops can also be found at city centers or airports in Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru and Penang.
Malaysian local handicrafts are uniquely. From intricate pewter, silver, brass, pottery and rattan to dazzling colours of Malaysian Batik. The items like designer collections, elegant footwear, exclusive watches, optical items and quality fabrics can found in modern shopping centres. Electrical appliances, electronic equipment, computers and cameras are available too.
Malaysians are not big on presents and a huge smile to accompany your “terima kasih” (thank you) is all that is needed.