Archive for the 'Shopping' Category

Jul 14 2012

Plaza Low Yat, Kuala Lumpur

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With six floors of IT retailers offering the latest technology, the best deals and service centres to fix your computer or mobile woes, Plaza Low Yat is a digital mecca; the plaza is to Malaysia what Sim Lim Square is to Singapore. Centrally located in the middle of Kuala Lumpur‘s Jalan Bukit Bintang, Jalan Imbi … read the full post

Jun 03 2012

What if my computer or phone dies in Kuala Lumpur?

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One of the worst things that can happen on a trip is your beloved laptop hard drive crashing or iPhone stalling. So where should you head if you’re in Kuala Lumpur and looking for a quick fix? The Digital Mall in Petaling Jaya is a technology hub where retailers offer not only the best deals … read the full post

May 22 2012

Markets in Kuala Lumpur: Mont Kiara’s ABC market

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The Mont Kiara market is a favourite of expats and tourists who are familiar with this flash neighbourhood, a short 15 minutes by taxi from the KL city centre. Known as the Arts, Bric-a-brac and Crafts (ABC) Market, this bazaar is slightly bizarre. While in theory there’s a theme to the ABC Market, in practice … read the full post

May 02 2012

Markets in Kuala Lumpur: Amcorp Mall’s Flea Market

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Amcorp Mall started hosting its flea market in 1998, making it supposedly the first mall to start hosting flea markets in Malaysia. With the growing number of malls in the city, this one is largely deserted on weekdays; but don’t let that throw you off as shoppers are still drawn to stalls that set up … read the full post

Apr 17 2012

Markets in Kuala Lumpur: the Curve’s street market

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Whether it’s unearthing a one-off antique or making a fashion find at half the price you’d expect to pay elsewhere, browsing markets can earn excellent dividends. In Kuala Lumpur, the mainstream shopping can get uninteresting fast, with many of the malls carrying the same brands and stores, over and over. For a different experience, head … read the full post

Feb 28 2012

The best fresh food markets in Kuala Lumpur

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Close to where Kuala Lumpur began in 1857 is a traffic-clogged square called Pasar Medan — literally, “market field” in Malay. It was here that the city’s pioneering tin miners bought their fresh supplies, and around which the early settlement too shape. In the late 19th century, the market was moved to a new site … read the full post

Aug 04 2011

Drinking and buying tea in Kuala Lumpur

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Tea drinking has been part of Malaysian life for hundreds of years, although exactly when the habit started is unclear. The most likely explanation is that it was brought to the country by traders from China. The word for tea in Malay is teh, derived from Hokkien, the dialect spoken in the Chinese province of … read the full post

Jun 22 2011

It’s Mega Sale time in Kuala Lumpur

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I hate shopping. Not for food, or anything useful, you understand. No, I hate shopping as a leisure activity. The idea of spending hours on end shuffling aimlessly round an air-con mall, fills me with a horror normally reserved for repeated colonic irrigations. I understand this puts me in somewhat of a minority, not just … read the full post

Apr 22 2011

Kuala Lumpur for book lovers

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One of the curious anomalies about Kuala Lumpur is that while it is one of the best places in Southeast Asia to buy books, you hardly ever see anyone reading in public. I am beginning to think that every KL home is littered with stacks of unread tomes. Or perhaps I am committing some awful … read the full post