Mumbai, February 2016
~ Exclusive mascot launched to invite travelers across the world ~
Malaysia has always been one of the most sought-after destinations for shopping for people across the globe. The county is a must-explore travel haven along with offering some of the exclusive shopping experiences. In addition to the existing shopping festivals during the year that include Mega Sale Carnival and Year End Sale, Malaysia has launched an exclusive shopping festival called Malaysia Super Sale starting March 1st to March 31st 2016. To add to the excitement, an official icon Miss Shophiah, was unveiled to personify the shopping sentiment.
Miss Shophiah is an über cool girl who loves to travel, loves to shop and is proud to call herself the queen of shopping which every woman would has an unflinching desire to explore the world and shop to her heart’s glory.
In addition to expansive 500 shopping malls in Malaysia, the country now has extended shopping zones in Malaysia that include Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman Heritage Shopping Zone, Bandar Utama/Damansara, Bandar Sunway and Subang Jaya in Selangor as well as George Town in Pulau Pinang, Johor Bahru in Johor, Melaka, Sabah and Sarawak.
Keeping in mind the needs of all age groups, the concept of Experiential Shopping has been launched. Experiential Shopping goes beyond the ordinary shopping festivals in terms of providing a complete shopping experience for the whole family – like, world-class fun & activity zones for kids inside the mall, where you can be sure that the kids are having fun while one shops. Another thing that is catching people’s attention is the Beanieplex – a movie theatre where one can lounge in comfortable bean bags and watch a movie.
Utama Shopping Centre in Selangor is one of the biggest malls in the world. A true shopping addict would definitely know about Bukit Bintang which is famous as the primary shopping district in Malaysia and boasts of 8 mighty and glitzy shopping malls like the famous Pavilion, Suria KLCC, and more. The suburban areas like Damansara, Subang, Bangsar and others also offer some rich shopping experiences, and Jonker Street in Malacca is great for bagging some antiques, textiles, foods, handicrafts and souvenirs. Malaysia is suitably called as duty-free shopping heavan because it has numerous duty-free outlets at many points of entry, including at airports and designated destinations such as the idyllic islands of Langkawi and Labuan.
Another mention-worthy feature here is the Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS) which allows a traveler to claim a GST refund from an Approved Refund Agent on the eligible goods purchased from an Approved Outlet when leaving Malaysia by air from one of the 8 international airports in the scope of the TRS.