Friday, April 9, 2010

Asia's Top Shopping Paradises

From glamorous shopping malls to vibrant street markets, Asia has everything within its territory. All these posh malls and bustling hawking zones have made Asia, one of the best paradise for shoppers all across the globe.

Globetrotters whosoever visits Asia for a fantastic vacation, don't forget to shop in the colorful markets of the continent, to take away some souvenirs as a memoir of their trip. Most of the bazaars of this biggest continent of our world is overstuffed with valuable items, which are unique to Asia only. Some of the top shopping paradise of Asia are

Hong Kong: Hong Kong, one of the famous cosmopolitan cities of Asia is truly
an amazing place for shopping. This city is dotted with some of the biggest and glitzy shopping malls, open air markets and streets lined with hawkers. Festival Walk, Harbour City, Times Square, The Landmark, Pacific Place, The Galleria, Prince's Building, Alexandra House and the IFC are some of the well known malls of the city. These malls are mostly known for their luxury items. If you are looking for some street shopping than you must visit two parallel streets called Li Yuen Street East and Li Yuen Street West. Both the streets are famous for clothing, watches, jewellery, luggage, shoes at cheap rates.

Bangkok, Thailan: The second most popular shopping destination of Asia is Bangkok. It is a haven for shoppers as it offers great discounts on shopping. Lofty malls and crowded street markets are the best site in Bangkok where you can completely immersed yourself in a great shopping expedition. From
designer clothes to jewellery to antiques to electronic items, you will get everything in the markets of Bangkok at a reasonable price. Some of the excellent shopping zones in Bangkok are Central World Plaza, Gaysorn Plaza, Thailand Emporium, Siam Discovery, Amarin Plaza Bangkok, Siam Paragon, MBK Shopping Centre, Pantip Plaza on Petchaburi Road etc. Two other famous markets of Bangkok which draws lots of people are Chatuchak Weekend Market and Bangkok Patpong Night Market .

Singapore: Singapore is another popular city for shopping in Asia. From designer boutiques to local and international department stores to speciality shops, cafes and restaurants, Singapore has everything within its kitty. Singapore has more than 250 malls, mostly located in the Orchard Roads. Other delightful shopping destinations in the city are Kampong Glam and Arab Street, Bugis, Geylang Serai, Marina Bay, Little India, North Bridge Road, Raffles Place Riverside etc. Every year Singapore also organizes a mid-year sale. It is the best time to go fir shopping in Singapore.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur, the national capital of Malaysia is another amazing place to shop in Asia. Shopping in this city is really an experience which will linger into memory for the rest of life. Malls, local markets, department stores, hypermarkets, specialty stores, handicraft centers, duty-free shops of Kaula Lumpur offers a great variety of stuffs from designer clothes, luxury items, souvenirs , electronic goods etc. October/November is the best time to visit this city because during this time of the year a fanastic shopping carnival is organised. Even travellers can shop from the night markets known as 'pasar malam' for the local stuffs. Some of the famous shopping areas in the city are Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Jalan Cheng Lock, Jalan H.S. Lee Bangsar, China town and central Market, Jalan Ampang.

India: Last but not the least, India, another hottest destination of Asia is also famous as a shopping paradise. Every state of this our country is dotted with several vibrant markets which showcases the both traditional and contemporary artifacts of the country. Globetrotters from far flung loves to shop in these traditional markets to have a close glimpse of rural India. Some of the famous bazaars of our country are Johori bazaar, Jaipur, Rajasthan, Anjuna beach flea market, Panaji, Goa, Pondy bazaar, Tamil Nadu. Apart from these traditional markets, India is also dotted with several glamorous shopping malls, which are great zone for fun and shopping.

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