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Wednesday, 24 June 2009

It's Time to Shop!

Malaysia’s 10th annual Mega Sales Carnival is back bigger and better this year, running nationally for eight weeks from 4 July to 31 August 2009.

Major shopping precincts around the country including districts in Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Melaka, Johor and East Malaysia are all in their final stages of preparation for the massive sale season.

Director of Tourism Malaysia Sydney, Mr Shahrin Mokhtar, says shopping is to Malaysians what bush-walking is to Australians. It is one of the nation’s favourite pastimes and for good reason too, with the diverse range of local and international branded goods and services.

“People may shop less in Australia when times are tough, but that is not quite the scenario in Malaysia, where normal prices are exceptionally competitive, for example with prizes as low as AUD$10 for leather sandals.

“Those ‘in the know’ know that Malaysian sales are famous for their generous discounts of up to 80%, especially on hip international brands such as Topshop, Zara, GAP, Raoul and Guess.

“Even luxury labels, including Gucci, Armani, DKNY, and Jimmy Choo offer attractive discounts during this time of year.

‘Shops open from 10am to 10pm, and sometimes later depending on location and crowds... One can literally shop til they drop!

“With nothing short of a vibrant atmosphere, first timers to Malaysia may find the shopping season overwhelming, but will very soon get into the swing of bargaining and bargain hunting.

“If there was one shopping trip worth travelling to, this is it,” says Shahrin.

MasterCard Worldwide, the official card of the Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival is offering redemptions at selected shopping venues and a competition with prizes amounting to RM100,000 (approx. AUD $40,000) cash prize.

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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