Malaysia is a premier shopping destinations in Southeast Asia. Malaysians love shopping, which explains the vast number of luxury malls, stores and street-side stalls in the capital, Kuala Lumpur.
From the antique and the exotic to modern electronic and audio-visual equipment, the constantly changing product range available in Malaysia includes an extensive collection of designer labels Clothing from the fashion capitals of the world.
The excise duty exemption on a range of items has resulted in more competitive prices and makes shopping in Malaysia an even more attractive option. Malaysian has free duty shops in Labuan and Langkawi & Kuala Lumpur and Penang, international airports and city centres. Shop in Malaysia for custom duty-free items like cameras, watches, pens, cosmetics, perfumes, mobile phones, computers, cigarettes and liquor which among the cheapest in the world. Cash is accepted at night markets while major credit cards are accepted in most shops in the malls and shopping complexes.
Local regulations ensure items are price-tagged and prominently displayed, particularly at department stores in shopping complexes where prices are fixed. Sophisticated shopping malls where everything is designed for shopper convenience contain banks, foreign currency exchange counters, restaurants, supermarkets and hundreds of shops offering a tremendous variety of goods.
For light, casual shopping, there are roadside stalls, bazaars and night markets in towns throughout the country. A major attraction is the colourful, bustling night market or 'pasar malam' - found in most neighborhoods on certain days of the week - which stocks a bewildering variety of goods, local foods and fruits.
Shopping at one is an experience to be enjoyed. Despite the low prices, bargaining at nights markets is acceptable. It can be quite a humorous exercise as the traders are generally enthusiastic and friendly.