Shopping Paradise

Malaysia is indeed a nation truly blessed with a wealth of cultural heritage and captivating environmental beauty. It is also a gastronomic haven and a definite shopper's paradise. Remarkably diverse, it is one of Southeast Asia's most energetic and prosperous nations. Once in Malaysia, shopping is a must. Be amazed by the variety  of goods available for you to choose from ranging from sophisticated, high technology equipment to avant-garde couture displayed and sold in spacious and comfortable shopping malls throughout the nation to the unique knickknacks sold in the jam-packed back-lanes.

Comprising of 13 states and the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur, Labuan and Putrajaya, Malaysia can be divided into six primary regions. Kuala Lumpur, the central region comprise the states of Selangor, Negeri Sembilan and Malacca; the northern region is made up of the states of Penang, Perlis, Perak and Kedah; the exotic east coast states comprise of Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan; the southern state of Johore, and finally Sabah and Sarawak, which also make up part of the mystical island of Borneo.

One In Malaysia, shopping is a must. Be amazed by the variety of goods  available for you to choose from ranging from sophisticated, high technology equipment to avant-garde couture displayed and sold in spacious and comfortable shopping malls throughout the nation to the unique knickknacks sold in the jam-packed back-lanes. Comprising of 13 states and the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur, Labuan and Putrajaya, Malaysia can be divided into six primary regions. Kuala Lumpur, the central region comprise the states of Selangor, Negeri Sembilan and Malacca; the northern region is made up of the states of Penang, Perlis, Perak and Kedah; the exotic east coast states comprise of Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan; the southern state of Johore, and finally Sabah and Sarawak, which also make up part of the mystical island of Borneo.

Look forward to exciting and unique experiences throughout Malaysia and be mesmerised by the beauty and fragrant perfume of its bountiful flowers which fill the parks and gardens; give in to temptation and enjoy the various delicious local fruits and delectable authentic cuisines Malaysia has to offer. Later, to work off the calories, take a stroll along the beautiful beaches of the east coast, or jog along comfortable walkways around the city as you take in the impressive beauty of modern structures complementing some of the old colonial buildings that are wellpreserved and signify Malaysia's sure and steady progress. Prefer to do your walking in an air-conditioned mall as you browse through rows and rows of colourful designer clothes and a host of unique handicrafts leaving you spoilt for choice? Chances are, you are just a few short steps away from one!

In Malaysia, simply let your hair down and your purse strings loose! There is something for everyone! From the most conservative and discerning of designs to select from in terms of clothing, household furniture to knick-knacks to the most avant-garde creations, you will find them all here in Malaysia, all at amazingly low prices! Prepare to get knocked off your feet when shopping during the Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival period as you will be presented by such astonishingly low prices for a wide variety of high quality products. Feeling adventurous? Try your hand at bargaining at the hundreds of little shops throughout the nation. When in Kuala Lumpur, do not miss out on the opportunity to show off your bargaining skills in Chinatown on Petaling Street where there are a host of stalls offering a wide range of goods from electrical gadgets and components to watches and clothes and shoes among many others. Sample local Chinese dishes in the back-lane stalls of the structures that surround this exciting' shopping haven as you watch others try their hand at bargaining for that must have item! Shopping in Kuala Lumpur, be it in a comfortable mall with all its modern facilities, in the jam-packed little stores or back-lane stalls, your satisfaction is guaranteed. There is always something for everyone and you are most unlikely to go home empty-handed.

Each of the six primary regions has its own unique characteristics promising each and everyone his own exciting experience. During the Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival period, look out for special promotions offered not only by the thousands of retailers operating in the many malls throughout the nation but also be on the look out for fantastic promotions or discounts extended by transportation companies, rental car agencies, hoteliers and restaurants. Travel throughout Malaysia is generally safe and very affordable. Book a ride on a train, rent a car, hop a ride in a taxi or just get on a plane and enjoy the beauty your next local destination has to offer. Trains run between major towns in Peninsular Malaysia to Thailand in the north and Singapore in the south while domestic airline services to the various local destinations are offered at affordable prices by both Malaysia Airlines and Air Asia.

Fly east to Sabah and Sarawak and immerse in the local cultures of the various indigenous tribes that make up the majority of the population here. Allow yourselves to be charmed by the tranquility of the dense natural rainforests and be captivated by the subtle ways of the local people going about their daily chores. Unlock the secrets of the lbans and Dayaks of Sarawak and the mesmerising Kadazans of Sabah while you continue to explore and discover the many other tribal groups that make these two mystical and enchanting states.

Be adventurous and sample the local dishes and purchase unique handcrafted souvenir items to remind you of your stay. Collect intricately designed wooden jewellery boxes, colourful purses made up of thousands of tiny beads, kitchen-utensils fashioned out of bamboo, hand-woven mats, as well as hats and bags made from screw pine leaves, amongst others. Get the best deals throughout Malaysia everyday but especially during the Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival! For better shopping, experience it all in Malaysia - without a doubt, a shopper's paradise!

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