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Kuala Lumpur ranked among top 10 cities for shopping by CNN; Malaysia Year-End Sale goes to Jan 1

November 29, 2012

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) ranked fourth in CNN’s survey on the top 10 best shopping cities in the world, ahead of well-established shopping hubs such as Paris, Hong Kong and Dubai. The top three best shopping cities in the world were New York, London and Tokyo, respectively.

The judging was based on four categories comprised of ease of getting around, value, variety, and experience. Kuala Lumpur scored a total of 30 out of a maximum 40 points: 6 points for getting around, 10 points for value, 8 points for variety, and 6 points for experience. According to CNN International’s travel website, CNNgo, Kuala Lumpur’s impressive score came from its winning combination of high quality shopping, affordable prices and reliable sales, which can stretch for several months, citing 1Malaysia Year-End Sale as an example.

The Malaysia Year-End Sale held this year from November 10, 2012 to January 1, 2013, aims to encourage shoppers from all over the world to come to Malaysia to celebrate the last two months of the year with a fabulous shopping experience. Shoppers have 55 days to take advantage of great discounts and special offers put together by various shopping malls nationwide.

Shopping is a lucrative sector of Malaysia’s tourism industry. It holds the second biggest share of tourist expenditure after accommodation. Last year, tourists spent RM17.5 billion on shopping which constituted 30% of the total receipts of RM58.3 billion. Its important contribution to the economy has led the Government to focus on developing the shopping sector as one of the main tourism drivers. Efforts include positioning the country as a duty-free shopping destination for tourist goods, designating KLCC-Bukit Bintang as a vibrant shopping precinct and establishing three new premium outlets in Malaysia.

The country has more than 320 shopping malls and the top 10 largest shopping malls are bigger in size than the top 10 shopping malls in the UK.

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Tourism Malaysia, Singapore Airlines offer 5-nite inclusive package with air at $1,299

October 15, 2010

Tourism Malaysia and Singapore Airlines Vacations are offering a five-night all inclusive trip to Kuala Lumpur, one of Asia’s most fascinating and multicultural cities,  starting at only $1,299. The offer includes roundtrip airfare, accommodation at a five-star hotel, local transfers, daily breakfast, and a half-day city tour inclusive of lunch. With this amazing value, the time to get-away is now.

A two-night extension to one of four destinations is available for only $299 (per person/double). Destinations include Penang, Kuching, and Langkawi in Malaysia, or Singapore.

This special fare of $1,299 (per person, based on double, taxes not included) must be purchased  by November 15, 2010 for travel until November 30, 2010 and from January 1 – March 31, 2011.

Round-trip Economy Class airfare is provided on award-winning Singapore Airlines. Departure airports include LAX, SFO, JFK and IAH.  Airline fuel surcharge is included. The two-night extension offer includes economy class airfare from Kuala Lumpur to destination airport, accommodation at deluxe hotels, daily breakfast and local transfers for only $299 (pp/double).

Rich in cultural diversity, Malaysia offers a truly Asian experience. The exotic country provides a unique culture experience, tantalizing food, an array of attractions and activities, and great value for your dollar. English is widely spoken throughout the country.

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