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SHOPPING

Most big towns now have modern shopping complexes as well as shops and markets are fixed-price, but nearly everywhere elseit is possible and In most places, at least 30% can be knocked off the asking price your first should be roughly halt the first quote

The island of langkawi and Labuan have duty-free chopping, the range of goods in addition to the duty-free shops, cameras, watches, pens, lighters, s and portable radio cassette players are all duty-free in Malaysia equipment are still cheaper in Singapore, which offers a wider selection of most especially electronic and computer products
Kuala Lumpur and most of the state capitals have a Chinatown which usually has a early always a pasar malam. Indian quarters, which are invariably are only found in bigger towns; they are the best places to buy sarung, longuis, dotis and saris (mostly imported from India) as well as other textile, usually only found in markets or government craft centres.

The Malaysian arts crafts industry used to enjoy much more royal patronage, but when craftswen in search of more lucrative jobs, the industry began to decline1n recent years has helped to reinvigorate it, particularly in producing areas, such as the east coast states of Terengganu and kelantan the malay Arts duct Crafts Society has also been instrumental in preverting the decline of the industry in 1981Malaysian Handicraft and Souvenir Centres (Karyaneka centres). were set up to market Malaysian arts and crafts in KL and some state capital's Typical Malaysian handicrafts which can be found on the peninsula include woodcarvings, batik, songket (cloth woven with gold and silver thread), pewterware, silverware, kites, taps and wayang kulit (shadow puppets). For more detail on Malaysian crafts,
Other than the peninsula's east coast states, Sarawak is the other place where the traditional handcraft industry Is flour china. The state capital, Kuching : is full of handicraft and antique shops selling tribal pieces collected from upriver those going upriver themselves can often find items being sold in towns and even longhouses en route typical sarawakian handicrafts include woodcarving, pua kumbu (rust-coloured tie-dye blankets) beadwork and basketry. Many handicrafts shops on Peninsular Malaysia also sell Sarawakian handicrafts - particularly those in KL- although there s a considerable mark-up

 

 


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