Malaysia is a premier shopping destination in Southeast Asia. There is a bewildering range of shopping establishments catering to every taste and budget, from modern six-story malls, department stores, handicraft centers, and duty free shops. Visitors can experience a Malaysian favorite—night markets. From popular name brand products to bric-a-brac items, shoppers will be dazzled.
Sophisticated shopping malls contain banks, foreign currency exchange counters, restaurants, supermarkets, and hundreds of stores offering a tremendous variety of goods. For light, casual shopping, there are roadside stalls, bazaars and night markets throughout the country.
The islands of Labuan and Langkawi are Malaysian duty free zones. There are also some duty-free shops in Kuala Lumpur and Penang, international airports, and city centers. Duty-free items like cameras, cosmetics and perfumes are among the cheapest in the world. Cash is accepted at night markets while major credit cards are accepted in most malls and shopping complexes.