In my recent trip, I visited four places to do my pasalubong shopping. Basically my first stop was Bukit Bintang as lots of shops sell souvenir items. It’s in there that I purchased my ref magnets and key chains at a cheap price.
Surprisingly, there are lots of shops to visit in KL, which you can walk away with great finds!
The other three shops are as follows: Chinatown, The Arch (KL Gallery), and my newly-discovered Beryl’s Chocolate Kingdom. Among these three, it’s in the Chocolate Kingdom that I spent the most. I was uncontrollable in purchasing chocolates. Dala ng gutom o katakawan, I ended up buying lots of chocolates for my family as I was heading back to the Philippines in October.
|Ref magnets and table display at Bukit Bintang!|
Meanwhile, I also got some souvenirs in Melaka. I bought a shirt for myself and some ref magnets and wallets.
Chinatown, Petaling Street
Chinatown in Petaling Street is one of the best places to shop; that’s what I heard from my friends and what I read in blogs. Apparently, I didn't know that most shops open at a later time in the morning.
Since I was there at around 8 am to have my breakfast, I didn't have much options to check and shop. Positively, there’s one shop which sells T-shirts. There, I got my souvenir shirts.
|Para sa pamilya!|
The central market, which is near Chinatown, is a must-visit for shoppers in KL. I just passed by in the Central Market as I was rushing to check out KL’s Gallery. I guess, you have to visit this to delight your shopper’s drive. You can get a wide range of souvenirs and cool items at the Central Market for a cheaper price. You can try haggling as well.
The Arch, KL Gallery
The Arch in KL Gallery is one of clean, posh and spacious souvenir shop that I visited in KL. Obviously, it caters to foreigners who are up to spend on unique souvenirs in Malaysia. Unique? They offer a wide range of paper products as souvenirs – ref magnets, key chains, bookmarks, frames, notebooks, and a lot more.
|I love KL souvenirs!|
What I love about The Arch is that they show how some souvenirs are made.
|Notebook and cute bookmarks!|
The Arch is located at:
No. 27, Jalan Raja, Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur
It’s housed in KL Gallery in Merdeka Square
Beryl’s Chocolate Kingdom
Apart from buying ref magnets and shirts for my family, one of the things that I enjoyed buying as a souvenir or pasalubong for my family is a variety of chocolates from Malaysia. Who wouldn’t thought that there’s a chocolate gallery, just a few blocks behind KL Pavillion called Beryl’s Chocolate Kingdom.
I found out about Beryl’s Chocolate Gallery via online research. I was fixing my itinerary when a blog about the chocolate kingdom popped out in one of my online research session about Malaysia. Having read the information in that blog, I got hooked and promised myself to visit the perky hub.
When I reached KL Pavillion’s area, I walked around and asked where Chocolate Kingdom is located. Apparently, none knew about the place. Positively, with a complete address in my notes, I was able to track the street where the Kingdom is located.
I was lucky in searching for the chocolate gallery as a guy was on stand-by in the street’s corner to assist customers like yours truly. Upon asking him where’s the gallery, he immediately assisted.
The Chocolate gallery was packed with customers when I reached it. Buses were parked and a lot of customers were either buying chocolates.
Inside the chocolate gallery, shelves of a wide variety of chocolates are on parade. “Wow!” that’s my initial reaction as I was so amazed to see bonggang bonggang packs of different chocolates. From fruit flavoured, tiramisu, black and white chocolates, and a lot more, I thought that everything’s there.
So after checking out the chocolates, I got mine. I had: two boxes of Chestnut Chocolates, One Tiramisu almond, One Strawberry white chocolate, Truffles milk chocolate, and Two boxes of Durian White Chocolates. In total, I paid RM202 for my chocolate shopping spree.
|Truffles and Almond!|
|Buy 2 and get 1 free!|
So if you wish to visit Beryl’s Chocolate Kingdom, check out the address:
Beryl’s Chocolate Kingdom
Located at Jalan Kamuning
Off Jalan Imbi, 55100, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
It’s behind KL Pavillion but you have to walk a few blocks away.
I would like to extend my warmest and bonggang bonggang Thank you to Riz of Lamyerda and her friends for meeting me in Kuala Lumpur. I enjoyed hanging out with everyone especially on food tripping, long walks, window shopping, and lots of storytelling.
|Riz beside me and her friends!|
|Me and the oily me! lol|
Please do visit her blog at Lamyerda!
Also, thank you to Anton of Pusangkalye for referring Riz. My meet-up with Riz wouldn’t be possible without you. Visit his blog as well.
Thank you to all my blogger friends. We’re making the world a small and connected sanctuary! It’s a big help.