There are many, many reasons to visit Asia, which are not limited to seeing amazing wildlife in their natural habitat, tasting unique cuisine and exploring everything from bustling cities to tranquil beaches to gorgeous countrysides.

Asia is also known for it’s world-class shopping that caters to all types of interests and budgets.  From Bangkok’s bargain prices on quality items to the massive shopping malls of Kuala Lumpur, there are several Asian cities that are a shopping lover’s dream.

If you love to shop while on vacation, here is an infographic about the four Asian cities you MUST check out!

Infographic: Top Asian Cities for Shopping

Bangkok

Bangkok is known for it’s variety & excellent quality items for cheap prices.  Some of the best things to shop for in Bangkok are Thai silk, gold, jewelry, shoes, tailor-made clothing and computer games. If you’re heading to Bangkok, be sure to check out MBK Mall, Central World Plaza, Chatuchak Market, Pratunam and Bobae markets, and any street stall to score some good deals.

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is known for hosting some of the biggest and best shopping malls in the world.  Some of the best things to shop for in Kuala Lumpur are t shirts, belts, computer games, DVDs and CDs, costume jewelry, books, designer brands, Malaysian handicrafts, batik, wood carvings, and electronics. If you’re heading to Kuala Lumpur, be sure to visit KLCC mall, Petaling Street in Chinatown for a huge night market, Sungei Wang Plaza and Berjaya Times Square.

Singapore

One of the main things that Singapore is known for is it’s selection of English bookstores. Some of the best things to shop for in Singapore aside from the books are clothing, Oriental rugs, unique accessories, eyewear, fine arts, and Chinese handicrafts. If you’re heading to Singapore, be sure to visit Orchard Road, Centrepoint, Far East Plaza and Tanglin Shopping Centre.

Tokyo

Tokyo is known as the fashion capital of Japan.  Shop in Tokyo for Japanese fashion, music, Japanese manga, Hello Kitty, Japanese snacks, kites, origami, pottery, kimonos, rice products, lacquer ware and Japanese handicrafts. Some of the best places to shop in Tokyo are the Shibuya area for fashion, Omotesando for international fashion, and the 100 Yen Store (dollar stores).

Have you been shopping in any of these Asian cities?  What did you think?

Enid Glasgow