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SHOPPING IN MALAYSIA

Best buys and where to shop in Malaysia

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Pottery from Sarawak, Malaysia

Traveller will find Malaysia one of the best places to shop in Asia. You can find many good quality merchandise and food reasonably priced

     Different states in Malaysian are know to produce or offer the best quality of certain products. Malaysian crafts and textiles such as batik and songket (weaved cloth) are available in major towns but locals often like to buy from places where they are produced, to get the best bargains.

 

Crafts

Where to buy

Batik

Kelantan, Terengganu, Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi, all Malaysia

Songket

Kelantan, Terengganu

Weaved products

Kedah, Kelantan, Terengganu, Melaka

Pewter

Kuala Lumpur and other major towns in Malaysia

Ceramic Ware

Sarawak pottery - Sarawak

Sayong calabash - Perak

Wood Carvings

Kelantan, Sarawak

 

Food and fruits

Where to buy

 

keropok, Malaysia

Keropok

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Malaysian chips of seafood or vegetables and fruits: Terengganu, Kelantan, Kedah, Johor

Local seasonal fruits/ tropical fruits

Such as, rambutan, durian, langsat, cempedak, mangosteen, water apple, mango, etc.

Markets, supermarkets, pasar malam, roadside stalls all over Malaysia. Cheaper in the states of Kedah, Perak, Perlis, Kelantan and Terengganu

Belachan

Prawn cake: Penang, Perak, Kedah, Kelantan, Terengganu

Tambun biscuits

Tau Sar Pneah: Penang, Kedah, Perak >>Where to buy

Groundnuts

Perak

Pomelo

Ipoh, Perak

Bird's nest

Sarawak

 

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Though many types of Malaysian food can be found all over the country, if you want the best of some of these Malaysia food, sample it at these places.

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Where to eat

Bah Kut Teh

Kuala Lumpur, Johor

 

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Char Kueh Teow

Penang

Clay Pot Noodles/ Rice/ Ma Po Fun

Perak, Kuala Lumpur

Chicken Rice

Duck Rice

Perak (Ipoh), Kuala Lumpur, Johor

Perak (Ipoh), Johor, Kuala Lumpur

Curry Mee

Kedah, Penang

(called laksa in Singapore and Johor)

Kueh Teoh Soup

Ipoh kueh Teow - Ipoh, Perak

Kueh teow soup with fish balls - Penang

Kueh muih (cakes)

All over Malaysia

Laksa

Penang laksa - Penang, Kedah

Laksa Kedah - Kedah

Lor Mee

Penang, Kedah

Lor Bak, Hare Chnee

George Town, Penang

Nasi Kerabu

Kelantan

Nasi Ulam

Penang, Kedah, Kelantan

Nasi Lemak

All over Malaysia

Nasi Kandar

Penang, Kedah, Kuala Lumpur

Nyonya Kueh

Penang, Kedah

Otak Otak

steam: Penang, Kedah

grilled: Johor

Pasembur

Kedah, Penang

Wan Tan Mee

Ipoh, Perak, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Johor

  ...........learn about all these at our Malaysian food and recipes

 

Shopping Tips

Business hours   Shops usually open from 10am and close at 7pm. Supermarkets and shopping malls open at 11am and close at 10pm. If you shop at roadside stalls or pasar malam (night market), be prepared to bargain (food prices however are fixed).

Payment   Mode of payment at most shops is cash - definitely in small towns, villages and small shops. However supermarkets and some large department stores do accept credit cards (most common is Visa, Mastercard and Amex). Credit cards are common in Singapore and major cities in Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur, Penang) and at hotels. When travelling in Malaysia, be prepared to pay cash. Licensed money changers are usually located at shopping malls. To pay for what you get, bargain when you shop for non food items at open markets (e.g. pasar malam) and bazaars

Tips on shopping here and how to get the best bargains

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