Miss SHOPhia, the personalised shopping buddy in Malaysia is back!
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The months of May to July are going to be very exciting for those who are travelling to Malaysia! Not only it is the holy month of Ramadan, but lots of exciting experiences await for them!
One can shop at the latest lifestyle mall, SkyAvenue at Genting Highlands, or visit brand new Central i-City at Shah Alam or have a retreat at R&F Mall Johor Bahru. In addition to that, one can also choose to have fun at some of the latest indoor theme parks, like FlowRider, AirRider Indoor Skydiving, SuperPark, VAR LIVE, MyBestBox and The Rift.
As tourists are nowadays more inclined toward experiential shopping rather than just buying things, it is a good time to look at some of the latest malls and new experiences that one can explore as well as connect closer to the old ones.
Tourism Malaysia’s Miss SHOPhia brand campaign is not new in the market. It is getting quite a remarkable attention not only from the other countries but from the Indians as well. Miss SHOPhia as the ultimate shopping companion guides shoppers on fashion trends, the latest news on when and where to shop, what to look out for and get the best out of shopping in Malaysia.
Miss SHOPhia draws the attention of shoppers to Malaysia’s thrice-yearly annual sales – Super Sale (Jan – Feb), Mega Sale Carnival (May – July), and Year-End Sale (Oct-Dec). These three shopping campaigns offer huge bargains, special deals, and duty-free offers at entry/exit points, as well as events and activities in hundreds of shopping outlets nationwide.
“Miss SHOPhia is an excellent opportunity for the Indians who love to shop, bargain and get value for money. It also highlights Malaysia’s varied shopping locations – from the cool comfort of chic malls and stores to charming open-air markets, where the shopping atmosphere comes alive with an extensive offer for the best shopping, dining, entertainment and leisure experiences ever,” Sulaiman Suip, the director of Tourism Malaysia – New Delhi told India Outbound.
One can go to the famous Jonker Street for street shopping which is a very attractive place in Melaka for souvenir and food shopping, or visit BBKLCC (Bukit Bintang to Kuala Lumpur City Centre) which has multiple signature malls with lots of international brands’ presence, or enter the Genting Highlands Premium Outlets, an open-air shopping mall with global brands, or to 1Utama Shopping Centre, a state-of-the-art experience centre with the latest VR / AR sports entertainment, shopping and indoor adventure experiences, as well as Sunway Putra Mall strategically located in the central business district of Kuala Lumpur. Miss SHOPhia suggests below options among others to check out if you are in Malaysia.
Shop and dine at SkyAvenue, Resorts World Genting, Pahang
Resorts World Genting is one of the most popular destinations in Malaysia and people normally prefer to hang out there for its cool weather. Now, one of the latest attractions that one should check out is SkyAvenue, a lifestyle mall situated 6,000 feet above the sea level. There is plenty to shop, eat and play at this mall! It is designed with open-air decks that form a perfect platform for cafes. With a stunning view of the future theme park and an array of restaurants, its immense dining piazza offers a relaxed and inviting ambiance that’s just perfect for and a fresco dining with family and friends. With more than 250 brands and shops, one can get everything ranging from everyday needs to exquisite jewellery, timepieces, shoes, gadgets and more.
“New Everyday Experience” at Central i-City Shopping Centre
Themed “New Everyday Experience”, the newly opened Central i-City is the first and largest Thai-inspired shopping centre in the capital of Selangor. A marriage between Thai and Malaysian culture, the shopping centre offers a brand-new retail experience for shoppers. Central i-City with its 350 outlets offers a wider range of products exclusively available at Central i-City only, while the all-new TGV Cinemas features a hi-tech, state-of-the-art entertainment for everyone as it is equipped with the latest audio and visual technology, coupled with the largest IMAX hall in Malaysia and the largest Samsung Onyx LED screen in the world.
Take a break at R&F Mall, Johor Bahru
R&F Mall Johor Bahru is just an eight minutes’ walk from Singapore-Malaysia Custom Immigration Quarantine (CIQ) centre and connected by a fully sheltered linked bridge. With its easy access as well as a perfect combination of interior and exterior space, the mall intends to change the shopping experience for both locals and the visitors. A lot of Indians are coming here nowadays as Johor Bahru is a hot choice among the Indian outbound travellers. The three-storey mall comprises brands and options that cater to both millennials as well as family with kids. It is home to several retailers making their debut in Johor.
“Miss SHOPhia’s appearance changes according to her various roles and personalities as she presents herself to the different Malaysian communities and the various global markets. For instance, she wears the exquisite kebaya for Hari Raya, cheongsam for Chinese New Year, Indian saree for Deepavali and Santarina costume for the Christmas,” concluded Sulaiman Suip.