I never thought I’d go shopping in Malaysia. It’s always Singapore and Bangkok that I associate with shopping, never Kuala Lumpur. I have other trips in the works, so shopping isn’t really something that I should be doing. But I’m weak, so I succumbed to the call of several material items. Well, chocolates and tea.
I was the only one in our group who walked away empty handed from our shopping stop at Sungei Wang last Sunday. Of course, Monday changed everything. Jonker Walk in Malacca is just plain evil. Not only is it overly crowded with daytrippers, there are plenty of stalls selling all kinds of knick knacks and food that are calling out for you to buy them.
It all started with that impromptu stop at Beryl’s Chocolate Wonderland. Two bags of chocolate, followed by a pack of Aik Cheong coffee from their store in Malacca. In Malacca, I also picked up a magnet, a couple of Pullip-sized dessert tray and three cute cat keychain and charms. From Malacca, Ferdz and I dropped by Kinokuniya at the Suria KLCC, where I promptly picked up Volumes 1 to 4 of Your & My Secret (Boku to Kanojo no) by Morinaga Ai.
Genting wasn’t just a place for fun and games. There are plenty of shops for some (or a lot) of retail therapy. Diadora was on sale, so I picked up a couple of shirts for my dad. At Cameron Highlands, I went crazy buying tea, which is the region’s specialty. I bought strawberry tea from the market, as well as some dried bittergourd (yes, ampalaya). Our last stop for this trip was the BOH Tea Plantation. I went even crazier buying different kinds of tea at their shop.
So, I did not find Pullip nor even Blythe stuff in KL, but it still pwned me. And I’m still thinking of buying even more chocolates tomorrow.