Friday 13 June 2008

Malaysia Goes On Sale!

The 9th annual Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival will run for 59 days from 5 July to 1 September 2008.

Shopping precincts in the Klang Valley, Penang, Johor Bahru and Miri are all in their final stages of preparation for this mega sales season.

Director of Tourism Malaysia Sydney, Mr Shahrin Mokhtar, says if not for anything else, the popular sales carnival in Malaysia is definitely worth a trip making.

"Malaysian sales are well known for their generous discounts, especially on famous international brands including Topshop, Zara, Saba, G2000, Next, Raoul, Guess, and even the luxury names Gucci, Armani, D&G, Jimmy Choos and many others.

"The atmosphere in KL, especially in malls such as the Pavilion, Sungei Wang, Lot 10 and Starhill Gallery in Bukit Bintang; as well as that of those in the city outskirts such as Mid Valley, Sunway and 1 Utama will be an extremely vibrant and festive one.

'Shops open from 10am to 10pm, sometimes later...this is where shoppers literally shop til they drop.

"The Malaysian shopping culture is huge, one which many first-time tourists can find overwhelming. Large multi-storeyed and air-conditioned malls where restaurants, cafes, massage and beauty parlours, gyms and other retailers share the same space is often not found in many countries or cities.

"Shopping in Malaysia is an experience in itself and if visitors are there during the shopping season, that's a definite added bonus.

MasterCard Worldwide, the official card of the Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival will present the 'Nationwide Cardholder Usage Contest' with a RM100,000 (approx. AUD $33,000) cash prize. Each transaction made with a MasterCard prepaid or debit card within Malaysia entitles the cardholder to an automatic entry and a chance to win this fantastic prize.

All across the country, locals and visitors can look forward to numerous themed promotions, unheard-of bargains, contests, redemption programs as well as entertainment.

In Kuala Lumpur, shoppers will not be disappointed with the bargains they will find at malls such as those in the Bukit Bintang Golden Triangle, Sunway Pyramid, 1 Utama, The Curve, Mid Valley Megamall and The Gardens. Even the luxurious Starhill Gallery will showcase some of its top selling products and services at heavily discount prices.

For more information, contact Tourism Malaysia offices:

Level 2, 171 Clarence Street
Sydney, NSW 2000
T: (02) 9299 4441
F: (02) 9262 2026

1/355 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
T: (03) 9654 3177
F: (03) 9654 3176

56, William Street
Perth, WA 6000
T: (08) 9481 0400
F: (08) 9321 142

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