Dubbed as a shopping paradise – Malaysia has a lot of items as well as sales promotion programs, especially during the big sales occasions such as the occasion of the national holiday or the end of the year, there are products discounted up to 70%, extremely attractive. If you are a shopping devotee and prefer to hunt for promotional items at bargain prices, then Malaysia is the best destination for you. Malaysia has a diverse and wide range of goods and products as any shopping paradise, and also local specialties, which are special. Here you will be overwhelmed because there are many items are sold everywhere from the local markets, to the small and medium shops and the bustling, luxurious and crowded shopping centers. So, what to buy in Malaysia, best things to shop in Malaysia and must buy in Malaysia? Let’s check it out our Malaysian gifts for foreigners guide with the list of best things to buy in Malaysia (best things to shop in Malaysia) including famous things to buy in Malaysia, Malaysia souvenir items, Malaysian snacks souvenirs (Malaysian snacks to buy, Malaysian snacks to bring overseas), food souvenir from Kuala Lumpur, cheap things to buy in Malaysia, cool and cheap things to buy in Malaysia below.
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If you have come to Malaysia, you should not miss the Batik fabric (Batik silk), a very meaningful gift. This is one of the most prominent handicrafts and the most famous traditional handmade crafts in this country. Batik is a fabric that is meticulously processed by artisans, using beeswax to create crisp shapes and then dyed with different dyes. The Batik fabric only prints with plant and flower shapes, and is printed by beeswax.
This fabric can be used to design fashionable clothes or fashion accessories as well. These silk fabric sheets are often sold at local markets, shopping centers or handicraft shops. The price of a silk sheet ranging from $20 to $40. This is the item to help you answer the question what should I buy when traveling to Malaysia in the best way.
The capital of Kuala Lumpur is home to many high-end and popular business centers, from well-known foreign brands to local brands. Pavillion, Starhill Gallery, Sungei Wang Plaza, Bukit Bintang, KLCC Suria, … are the familiar shopping places of travelers while traveling Malaysia. In addition, the Mega Sale program in July, August each year is also the time of travel combined shopping is chosen by many people.
Souvenirs and Tin items (Products made from tin)
One of the special souvenirs that tourists often buy when traveling to Malaysia is tin items. Products made from tin are widely sold at shopping centers, souvenir shops, handicraft shops, local markets or high-end specialty shops. One of the most trusted places to buy items of tin is Royal Selangor (Address: 4, Jalan Usahawan 6, Setapak Jaya, 53300 Kuala Lumpur / General Line: +603 4145 6000) – the world’s largest tin products producer in Kuala Lumpur. Tin products here is higher price than other places but quality is guaranteed. Visitors can find many interesting items such as beer mugs, keychains, photo frames, cups, …
You can choose the beautiful small items of tin such as the Petronas Twin Tower model, keychains, chain, bracelets… that printed the symbols of Malaysia for only $2-$5.
The souvenirs in Malaysia are very rich and diverse. A small suggestion for you to buy souvenir items is to visit Kompleks Kraf in Jalan Conlay. Souvenirs here are very diverse, you can freely to choose.
To buy the best Malaysian souvenirs at the most reasonable prices you should visit Kompleks Kraf in Jalan Conlay. Address: Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Teh Tarik (Pulled Tea)
If you have come to this country, you will probably listen to about the traditional “Teh Tarik” tea, which is quite famous specialty in Malaysia, a popular bubble milk tea drink that love by many tourists when visiting Malaysia. The main ingredient to make this drink is Boh tea, with a delicious, fatty flavor.
Teh Tarik is known not only for its rich flavor and aroma but also attracts tourists by performances of tea artisans. At the markets, the visitors will accidentally see the small stalls with a Teh Tarik guy showed his performance skills. His hands holding two cups with tea and milk, then he will juggle, shake the cup on the high poured into the glass left low speed quickly, he also gave his hands behind his back to do some excitingly activities, until the cup of effervescent milk tea is success. Nowadays, artisans who making tea are less and less, but the manufacturers have processed this tea and packaged with relatively affordable prices, taste variety to meet the needs of customers.
In addition to the traditional black tea flavor, Boh tea also has many other flavors such as mango, mandarin, lime, ginger… You can buy this tea in any street in Malaysia. And each box of Boh tea has 25 packs costing about 5 MYR ($1.2). This is one of the best things to buy in Malaysia.