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Kuala Lumpur is Malaysia's retail, fashion and electronics centre. The Golden Triangle is the city's premier shopping area, where visitors can pick up high-end items produced by the most sought-after brands. Bukit Bintang Street is the best place to start spending. The Suria KLCC is another of the country's most famous shopping spots, given its location beneath the iconic Petronas Towers.

The Central Market on Jalan Hang Kasturi is a great place to buy anything from antiques and paintings to handicrafts, clothing and quirky souvenirs. Best buys include pottery, wood carvings, and brass, pewter and silver jewellery. Visitors can also walk across to nearby Chinatown, where they can purchase dried food, jewellery and herbal medicines - among other things. They'll need to embrace haggling, though, as it's very much part of the culture.

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