Malaysia is one of the most beautiful and interesting places in the world; it is such a shame that tourism has taken a downfall after the tragic disappearance of Malaysian Airline flight 370. Through no fault of their own, the nation’s image has been tarnished and it is time to put it back in the spotlight for one of the main reasons us ladies all love to go on holidays – shopping.
Kuala Lumpur is the eighth most visited city, acting as the perfect stopover and perfect destination to immerse you in a country full of cultural diversity bordering Thailand, Brunei and the Philippines. The shopping reflects this fantastic diversity in its combination of street markets, high-end, designer and budget style venues. CNN have even recently labeled Malaysia the fourth best shopping city behind Tokyo, New York and London. That is a big deal!
Their mind-blowing sales twice a year are filled with discounts for locals and tourists, if you are heading over in August be sure to check out the 1Malyasia Year End Sale. You won’t be disappointed, even the luxury brands get involved.
Ready to get on the plane? Well, here is what you are in for:
Berjaya Times Square
This 13 level shopping Centre, not only houses stores such as Christian Dior, Espirit and Tag Heuer but there is also a theme park, with rollercoaster and all! Imagine getting some quality luxury shopping done, then hopping on a ride to finish off the day, what an amazing experience.
If rollercoasters are not your thing, but you still like the idea of shopping the most famous international luxury brands Suria KLCC is for you. The centre located within the Petrona Twin Towers is the perfect spot to spend some well-earned money. Labels such as Chanel, Emilio Pucci, Dior and Burberry are there to help you look and feel fabulous. Then, when you are tired and hungry after your retail therapy, kick back in Harrods for some beautiful traditional English dishes.
Got a limited budget or simply want more for your money? Head over to Mid-Valley, half way between the city centre and Klang Valley. Be ready to enjoy great streetstyle brands such as TopShop, Mango, Calvin Klein and the store we all have fallen in with: Zara.
There you have it ladies. Enjoy the trip and spoil yourself with the rich culture Malaysia has to offer.
Images via creammagazine.com
By Amy Miller