Cheap Markets in Southeast Asia – Shop in Thailand and Malaysia

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If you love shopping and traveling then you know that you’re in the right place if you visit Thailand and Malaysia! It’s a known fact that Malaysia and Thailand offer the best prices and deals to shoppers. So if you are looking for a great way to save money on clothes, shoes, bags and everything else, go and visit these two tourist destinations!

The Best Shopping Places to Visit in Thailand:

In case you are in Thailand and in need of a good way to relieve your stress (also known as shopping) here are the top five places that you can check out.

Chatuchak Market

Located in one of the biggest market in Thailand, the Chatuchak Market is enjoyed by more than 200,000 visitors every weekend. It has over 5000 stalls and you can choose whatever you like from shirts to local products. Just make sure to watch out for tourist seasons as this market can be packed with so many people.


MBK is one of the oldest malls in Thailand and is considered to be an icon in Thailand. It is estimated to be visited by at least 100,000 people each day. The mall is designed with 8 floors which is very favorable for many tourists to shop.

Panthip Plaza

If you are love computers and other geeky stuffs, the Panthip Plaza is the place to be for your gadget needs. Just make sure to watch out for gadgets that are fake if you don’t want to waste money.

Khao San Road

This place is excellent for backpackers. If you love flipflops, bracelets, tattoos, rucksacks and the likes then this is the place for you. They also sell cheap stuffs so for a hundred dollars you might just have a full supply of everything you need to travel.

Sukhumvit Night Market

This market is very busy at night and if you are up for a stroll, you might just find everything and anything in here. If you love local food and beer then this place can serve you just fine.

Places to Shop in Malaysia:

If you want to visit Malaysia after Thailand then you need to visit these top five places to shop as well. Check it out!

Pavilion KL

This was opened in 2007 and has been an instant hit to many shoppers. This place offer many shops that cater to all kinds of shoppers. If you are looking for restaurants and coffee bars while taking breaks from shopping, the Pavilion is the place to be.

Suria KLCC

Suria is a popular tourist destination for many people, tourists and locals alike. If you are looking for international brands at a cheap price then this is the place to shop.

Plaza Lowyat

This small mall is home to many gadgets and tech stuffs. It is often crowded and very noisy but if you are looking for phones, laptops, cameras, tablets and the likes then this plaza is all you need, that is if you can stand the noise!

Mid-Valley Mega Mall and the Gardens

This mall is not entirely located in the center of Kuala Lumpur so you may have to get there by taxi or public transporation. This mall is home to many exclusive shops and the Gardens may just be one of the best places you might enjoy seeing. It is also considered to be one of the most beautiful malls you can go to in Malaysia.


Located in Kuala Lumpur, this mall is home to a National Geographer Flagship Store. It is also home to one of the best places to eat in Malaysia, Hutong.

In case you have plans of traveling to Malaysia and Thailand, these are the best places to shop and dine. So make sure to enjoy your trip and count your shopping experience as a wonderful adventure, enjoy!