This article was contributed by Shopback Malaysia.
Shopping always remain on top of the favourite list for locals, expats and tourists in Malaysia. From the affordable handmade crafts to the high end fashion, you can conveniently find anything you like, anywhere. Check out these 5 places which will make you gradually addicted to shopping.
1) Johor Bahru
The main reason why Johor takes the top spot is because of the Johor Premium Outlet; the largest congregation of outlet stores in Malaysia for premium brands like New Balance, Sketchers and GAP. Though reviews lament that the luxury goods sold there are still quite pricey, Johor is the place to shop if you like your luxury stores large and your choices diverse!
Anyone who visits Melaka is bound to find something for them! Whether you are a student on a tight budget searching for cheap souvenirs (try Jonker Street), or someone with deeper pockets looking for some boutique shopping (try Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall), Melaka’s diversity in shopping opportunities has you covered.
Shopping malls have never been as interesting as those in Selangor. The Sunway Pyramid Mall boasts one of the most fascinating architectural mall designs in Malaysia because...Sunway Pyramid’s architecture is… unique, to say the least. You'd have to find out for yourself why! (Hint in the mall's name!) The Curve Mall, also located in Selangor, sells fashionable, upscale products, juxtaposed with the more authentic and traditional Malaysian street stall flavour, located at The Street.
4) Kuala Lumpur
Most retail outlets in Kuala Lumpur are glamourous, and the Bukit Bintang district hosts the greatest concentration of KL’s shopping centres, quipping KL as the Las Vegas of Malaysia. KL is excellent for those with extra cash and a huge, almost non-existent budget.
We jest. Jalan Petaling (Petaling Street) might help with your wallet— a little. Just don’t expect to find your glittering luxury handbag here.
A surprising choice that may not be well-known by many as a great shopping destination - Perlis is one state in Malaysia that definitely deserves more recognition and love than it currently receives.
Hailed as the Northern Gem of Peninsula Malaysia, Perlis and its border towns are great if you are looking for treasures with a tiny budget. Expect a lot of unique products that are unique to Thailand and Malaysia.
Charmaine is a wannabe traveller who often dreams of distant lands to explore, hike, and shop in. She is attempting to realise these dreams by writing articles for ShopBack Malaysia, an online cashback and shopping site. (She also loves levity at inappropriate times).