how good is malaysia for hifi equipment shopping

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dear friends

2 of my friends are going to malaysia next month on a package tour.
i am thinking of getting an oppo 980 and a nad/CA/marantz amp through them as they dont have any shopping plans.
they can get the items proivided they get some time for shopping.
they may be in singapore for 1 day n i doubt time may not be sufficient.
so how good is malaysia for hifi shopping, can somebody suggest good shopping places there.
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Hey even I have the same question. Will be visiting Kuala Lumpur for a couple of weeks with the wife. I am sure it will be a shopping paradise for the wife, but I was wondering how good is it for electronic goods/gadgets/gizmos etc. Never been to KL before so if anyone can shed some pointers it would be much appreciated.
 

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Hey even I have the same question. Will be visiting Kuala Lumpur for a couple of weeks with the wife. I am sure it will be a shopping paradise for the wife, but I was wondering how good is it for electronic goods/gadgets/gizmos etc. Never been to KL before so if anyone can shed some pointers it would be much appreciated.

well, glad to know u r also visiting malaysia. wish u a wonderful time there.
if i am not wrong singapore is pretty close to malaysia and u can ask your tour operator few days stay in singapore fo shopping as its a shoppers paradise. that should not make a diff cost wise or time wise.
 

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Unfortunately KL does not have a Adelphi, a Funan or a Sim Lim Square where you can get everything. On the other hand, high end is very popular in Malaysia, and the national newspaper - The Star - has a special section on high end audio/video. (The Star Online : AudioFile)

The equivalent of Sim Lim Square or Funan Centre in KL is Low Yat Plaza. Othern than that, you have to locate specific shops spread around KL for your shopping. I would suggest you decide what you want to buy and locate a retailer that you/your friends can go to. KL is a big city, and Petaling Jaya is a popular place for all shops. Some of the specialist shops are:


Some of the other popular showrooms are:

* Audio Lab, Sungai Wang Plaza, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
* Hock Sin Leong, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
* Kee Huat Radio Co., Jalan Tuanku Abd. Rahman, Kuala Lumpur
* National Showroorn, KL Plaza, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
* Pertama Raya, Lot 10 Shopping Centre, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
* Pertama Audio, BB Plaza, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
* Pertama Audio, Unit S022 & 023, 2nd Floor, Mid Vellay Megamall, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 59200 Tel/Hp : 0393688338

Some more specialized shops are:

A & L Audio Station
Distributes Stello.
A & L Audio Station Sdn Bhd, Lot. G102,Ground Floor, Sungei Wang Plaza,, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel : +(60) 3 2142 9884. E-mail : info at alaudio.com.my.

Atlas
Handles Accuphase, Audio Lab, Bose and Kimber Kable. ATLAS Hi-Fi
Atlas Hifi Corporation (M) Sdn Bhd, Lot 333, Level 3, Suria KLCC, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone : +03-3821168. Fax : +03-3821170 Email : salesklcc at atlas-hifi.com.my

AVP Technology
Distributes Cardas amongst others.
AVP Technology, Mr. Rick Ong Hwee Leong and Mrs. Kris Tan, Unit No. C-0-6, Ground Floor, Megan Phileo Promenade, 189 Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Phone : +603 263 6822 and 603 460 3630. Fax : +603 781 4654

Centre Circle Audio
Distributes Pass Labs, Dunlavy, Dynavector, Nottingham Analogue, Pathos, Zingali and VAC. Centre Circle Audio - Provider of HiFi, AV, Home Theatre and Acoustics Solutions in Malaysia
Centre Circle AV & Interiors, No.10, Ground Floor, Lorong, Rahim Kajai 14, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Phone/Fax : +603 7728 2686. Email : ccaudio1 at tm.net.my

CMY Sound & Vision
Distributes Plinius and QED amongst others.
CMY Sound & Vision, LG 090 Sungai Wang Plaza, Jalan Sultan Ismail 50250, Kuala Lumpur.
Phone : +60 3 243 9406 or +60 3 2141 8552. Fax : +60 3 241 8552. Email : cmysound at tm.net.my

The Hi-Fi Shop
Distributes Coincident Speaker Technology amongst others.
The Hi Fi Shop, 518 & 540A 2nd Floor, Utama Shopping Centre, Bandar Utama Damansara, 1 Lebuh Bandar Utama, 47800 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Phone : +603 716 2832

Hwee Seng
Distributes Robertson and Denon. http://www.hweeseng.com.sg/
Hwee Seng (Electronics) Sdn. Bhd, 13-1A Jalan Raja Laut 50350, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Phone : +02 03 441 8422, or 441 8520. Fax : +02 03 441 0563. Email : hsekl at po.jaring.my

LF Musical Audio
Distributes Mac Audio. http://www.ongaku.com.my/
LF Musical Audio, No. 7-C, Jalan Tanjong Tokong, 10470 Penang, Malaysia.
Tel : +604 890 2751. Fax : +604 261 1659. E-mail : info at ongaku.com.my.

LTB Enterprise
Distributes Musical Fidelity amongst others.
LTB Enterprise, 3rd Floor, Wisma Harwant, Box No.8, 106 Jalan Tuanka Abdul Rahman, 50100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Phone/Fax : +603 293 6623. Email : tblee49 at pd.jaring.my

MY Audio
Distributes GutWire.
MY AUDIO, No 2. Jalan Pandan Industrial Park, Panda Indah, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Phone : +603 4295 4118. Fax : +603 4296 4798. Email : myaudio at 4stereos.com

Octave Electronics
Distributes KR Audio Electronics. OCTAVE ELECTRONICS ENTERPRISE - Home Page
Octave Electronics SDN. BHD., 81, Jln 1/12, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor D. E., Malaysia.
Phone : +603 77837939. Fax : +603 77837929. Email : info at octave-electronics.com

Sapphire Audio Systems
Distributes Balanced Audio Technology.
Sapphire Audio Systems, 65, Jalan Pasar, PUDU, Kuala Lumpur, 55100.
Phone : +60 3 221 4015. Fax : +60 3 2218017

Tong Lee Co.
Handles Antique Sound Laboratory, CEC, Golden Sound, Kef, Opera, Rega, Shun Mook, Synthesis, Transparent Cable, Unison Research and Vibrapod..
TONG LEE CO. (Head Office), 13-14, Jalan Lekir, Kg. Koh, 32000 Sitiawan, Perak, Malaysia.
Tel : +605 6911049 & 605 6912163. Mobile : +6019 5753838. Fax : 605-6912163. E-Mail : tlcling at tm.net.my.
TONG LEE CO. (Kuala Lumpur Branch), FF005, 009 & 010, Bukit Bintang Plaza, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel : +603 21414366 & +603 21484366. Fax : +603 21484366. E-Mail : tongle at pd.jaring.my

Trikay Sound Systems
Handles Arcitec Acoustic, A & R Cambridge (ARCAM) and Castle Acoustics. Official homepage.
Trikay Sound Systems, 117a Jalan SS 2/24, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
Phone : +60 37875 8333. Fax : +60 37875 2833. Email : trikayss at tm.net.my


Wisma Audio Centre, Email : Wisma Audio Centre,
Distributes Ortofon, J. C. Verdier, Transfiguration, LYS, Avance, WBT, Dali, Holfi and H. H. Mrch.

Wisma Audio Centre,118-1-11, 1st Floor, Island Plaza,Jalan Tanjung Tokong, 10470 Penang, Malaysia. Phone/Fax : +60 4 890 1366.

Wisma Audio Centre (Kuala Lumpur Branch), Lot T108, 3rd Floor, City Square Centre, Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Tel : +6 03 2171 2677.


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thanks for the info venkat. i will pass on the info to my friend.
but is there any cost advantage in buying in malaysia
 
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well, glad to know u r also visiting malaysia. wish u a wonderful time there.
if i am not wrong singapore is pretty close to malaysia and u can ask your tour operator few days stay in singapore fo shopping as its a shoppers paradise. that should not make a diff cost wise or time wise.

Thanks, intend to have a great time. Quite sure the wife will not want any electronic detours to Singapore or HK, not for any reasons.
 

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but is there any cost advantage in buying in malaysia

Both Malaysia and Singapore are very competitive so basic pricing should be the same. I am not sure about local taxes and VAT. These may screw the pricing.

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i came to know my friend is likely to spend 4 days in singapore and 3 days in malaysia. so i suppose i can even look at singapore as well. should i start a new thread for singapore, anything already exsisting.
 

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Most of the company sites such as those of Denon, Yamaha, Onkyo have a Singapore link. That is the best I can do.

Depending upon what you are looking for, if you can blow a little money, you can call some of the shops in Singapore and get the prices. That is what I do when I have buy something from outside India.

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Most of the company sites such as those of Denon, Yamaha, Onkyo have a Singapore link. That is the best I can do.

Depending upon what you are looking for, if you can blow a little money, you can call some of the shops in Singapore and get the prices. That is what I do when I have buy something from outside India.

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Venkat, forgive me for troubling you. But is there any comparable list or any other discussion of possible audio solution shops in and around Dubai?
 

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Venkat, forgive me for troubling you. But is there any comparable list or any other discussion of possible audio solution shops in and around Dubai?

(1) There are two retail outlets in Dubai which are actually owned by the same group. This group has branches in various parts of Dubai and they represent a number of popular brands.

A. HiFi City Electronics (LLC)
PO Box 112787, Dubai, UAE
Next to HSBC Bank, Al Nasar Square, Deira, Dubai
Phone: 2218506

B. VV & Sons (LLC)
PO Box 105, Dubai
Phone: 3532444

Sharjah: 5356656
Abu Dhabi: 6225125

(2) Archimedia (Archimedia: Home Entertainment Solutions for the Middle East, custom home theatre, home cinema, hi-fi audio systems, home automation)

(3) Saraf DG series of Electronics Supermarkets. (www.sarafdg.com)

(4) House of Sound
HOUSE OF SOUND
Po Box 10022
Dubai
United Arab Emirates
3964792

(5) Dubai Audio Sound (DUBAI AUDIO CENTER INDEX)

(6) Jacky's Electronics

Nassar square is a good place to roam about for electronics. There are a number of shops there that deal in Audio/Video.

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Precisely, take a bow Mr.Hifivision:)

Thanks Guys. Much appreciated RealActiveEx. I just have the habit of taking notes and keeping track of things I come across. Dubai was easy as I just searched the place to buy my AVR. Malaysia was courtesy of 'The Star' and good old Mr. Google.

TheVortex, let us meet sometime and enjoy some music together. If you are interested in staid Carnatic music, my club is holding another session on 14th with a singer called Gayathri. You are most welcome.

BTW, is a Dubai trip on the anvil? The weather nowadays seems to be perfect with temperature hovering around 20 degrees. Best time to go there.

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TheVortex, let us meet sometime and enjoy some music together. If you are interested in staid Carnatic music, my club is holding another session on 14th with a singer called Gayathri. You are most welcome.


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Thanks Venkat. I will confirm this before Wednesday. And you know how I feel that Carnatic music is anything but staid:)
 
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