Shopping

Top Choice Mall in Lake Gardens, Brickfields & Bangsar

Bangsar Village I & II

These twin malls are linked by a covered bridge and offer upmarket fashions, including local designers such as Jonathan Liang at d.d.collective, Comoddity menswear by Vincent Siow, Fashion Valet specialising in Musl…
Top Choice Mall in Bukit Bintang & KLCC

Pavilion KL

Pavilion sets the gold standard in KL's shopping scene. Amid the many familiar international brands, there are some good local options, including British India for fashion, offering well-made linen, silk and cotton …
Top Choice Homewares in Lake Gardens, Brickfields & Bangsar

DR.Inc

Lisette Scheers is the creative force behind the Nala brand of homewares, stationery, accessories and other arty items. All her products embody a contemporary but distinctly local design aesthetic and are beautifull…
Top Choice Art in Melaka City

Tham Siew Inn Artist Gallery

Vibrant watercolours of sunsets, street scenes and temples fill this lovely art gallery spanning the entire length of a shophouse along with its inner courtyard garden. Also here, the artist's son carves traditional…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in George Town

Shop Howard

Pick up one of Howard Tan's distinctive photographic prints at this compact gift boutique also selling unique postcards, art, handicrafts and books on local topics, all made by other local artists.
Top Choice Market in Melaka City

Trash & Treasure

It's great fun rooting around this excellent new flea market in a riverside warehouse behind Discovery Cafe. All kinds of gifts and collectables are on offer, from vintage signs and bicycles to handmade jewellery, a…
Top Choice Art in Lake Gardens, Brickfields & Bangsar

Pucuk Rebung

Specialising in antiques and fine arts, this is one of the best places in KL to find quality pieces of local craft as well as pricier Malay ethnological items. It's worth dropping by for a browse and a chat with the…
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Lake Gardens, Brickfields & Bangsar

Thisappear

Co-owned by four young local designers, Thisappear is a gallery-like space selling runway fashion by Joe Chia, Kozo and Alia Bastaman, handmade leather bags by Producthief and unisex streetwear by Justin Chew.
Top Choice Art in Melaka City

Orangutan House

It's impossible to miss the giant orangutan mural above artist Charles Cham's gallery and T-shirt store. His colourful, primitive-style paintings sell for US$525 upwards, while his cheeky range of T-shirts (RM39) ar…
Top Choice Clothing in Chinatown, Merdeka Square & Bukit Nanas

Gahara Galleria

This boutique at the National Textiles Museum sells pieces by the Malaysian label Ruzz Gahara. Batik artisans – many of them based in the villages of rural Kelantan – use traditional printing methods to create the t…