Malaysia is a country where you can shop till you drop. With shopping malls and shopping lanes almost everywhere, you are not only bound to find what you are looking for, but also be spoilt for choice.
Besides being one of the most sought-after tourist destinations in the world, one of Malaysia’s biggest attractions is its shopping experience. It is truly an overwhelming one as there are so many things one could buy!
So here are the 4 things to buy in Malaysia for a memorable shopping experience:
Malaysia is considered to be one of the best countries to buy electronic goods since it houses many top electronic manufacturing companies, you can expect to get great deals on cameras, mobile phones, laptops etc. at best prices. Kitchen appliances are also popular and reasonably priced here.
However, remember to check the appliances before leaving the store as many outlets do not offer exchange options.
When in Malaysia you cannot leave without buying spices. Homegrown spices such as pepper, star anise, cinnamon, and cardamom are extremely aromatic and flavorful. Furthermore, Sarawak produces some of the best pepper in the world, with famed multiple Michelin Star awarded chef, Alan Ducasse, saying that Malaysian Sarawak peppercorns are a must-have. Here is a great round-up of Malaysian Indian Ingredients.
3. Handicrafts and souvenirs
Malaysian local markets offer some of the best and unique handicraft and souvenirs. Some of the most popular handicrafts are wood carvings, pottery, pewter figurines, silverware or traditional fabric such as batik. Keychains, pen stands and other decorative objects can be picked as souvenirs. Malaysia is also home to Royal Selangor, which is the largest pewter manufacturer and retailer in the world, and whose creations are highly regarded for its quality.
4. Malaysian snacks
Malaysia is a melting pot of cultures and snacks from every South Asian country can be bought from here. Be it rice cakes, water chestnut cakes, candies or cassava chips and various keropok like keropok lekor, keropok udang (prawn crackers), the list is quiet endless, you can find Malay, Chinese, Indian and Thai snacks – all in one place.
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