It is almost time to pull the curtain down on 2016 and usher in 2017. This time of the year also marks the beginning of another exciting shopping extravaganza throughout Malaysia. Yes, the much-anticipated 1Malaysia Year-End Sale (1MYES) is back again with best deals and fantastic discounts to entice you to shop till you drop.
While the shopping is great at any time of the year, 1MYES is happening right throughout November and December, which means there is no time like the present to head over to Malaysia for some of South East Asia’s best shopping and dining, including promotions and school holiday specials for the entire family – not to mention some amazing Christmas and New Year sales.
And if you are really in the hunt for some serious retail therapy, then make your way to the country’s largest metropolis, Kuala Lumpur. Voted by CNN as the world’s fourth best shopping city after New York, London and Toyko for several years running, KL is home to over 120 malls throughout the city, plus a diverse and eclectic mix of shopping precincts selling everything from luxury brands through to local handicrafts and batik. Add to this duty free shopping and competitive prices, and the city has clearly emerged as South East Asia’s new retail nirvana.
Some of Kuala Lumpur’s best shopping bargains are to be had at the Pavilion and Suria KLCC shopping centres. Two of the city’s biggest malls, both offer privilege cards for tourists that provide great discounts at many of the retail outlets located in each one. Work up an appetite at the Pavilion (168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur) before refueling across the road at Lot 10 Hutong ( LG Floor, Lot 10 Shopping Centre, 50 Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur), which houses over 30 of KL’s best hawker stalls under one roof. Then take a pleasant 10-minute stroll along the undercover walkway to the Suria KLCC located at the base of the iconic Petronus Towers. And when you have satisfied your retail fix, head up to Marini’s on 57 on the 57th floor of Petronus Tower 3 for a restorative cocktail while gazing upon the spectacular Petronus Towers themselves.
Besides shopping, various exciting events and activities have also been lined up at participating malls and retail outlets right throughout November and December. While Christmas and New Year’s theme-related activities will be taking centre stage, there’s plenty of other stuff going on to keep you entertained from competitions and promotions through to cultural performances and authentic gastronomic adventures to complement your shopping experience, making it even more enjoyable and memorable.
Even better, visitors can get the best out of shopping in Malaysia through special privileges and rewards, like value-adds and gifts, offered by participating malls and outlets, as well as a great GST refund at the country’s exit points.
So, get the jump on your Xmas present list or simply treat yourself to an early festive treat, and head to KL now for some great retail therapy. With a month still to go until Xmas, what have you got to lose!