Faces of
Malaysia
Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

Kuching

Kuching is the capital of the East Malaysian state of Sarawak on Borneo. Kuching is the most populous city in the state of Sarawak and the fourth largest city in Malaysia. Kuching means “cat” in Malay.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Plaza Low Yat (Tech Mall)

address: Plaza Low Yat, Lot-4-28 Fourth Floor, Plaza Low Yat, No. 7, Jalan Bintang, Off Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang Central, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Tel: +60-3-2148 3651
Plaza-Low-Yat-Kuala-Lumpur.jpg, Low Yat is the place go to buy electronic and high-tech stuff like computers, laptops , computer parts and accessories, cameras, mobile phones, blanks discs etc.
Low Yat's center court
Low Yat is the place go to buy electronic and high-tech stuff like computers, laptops , computer parts and accessories, cameras, mobile phones, blanks discs etc.

There a few big stores in Low Yat but mostly it's small open shops and booths so it feels almost like a market.

The basement has ATMs, a few restaurants and a decent food court.

The first 2 floor are mainly camera and mobile phones whereas at the upper 3 floors you find everything and anything concerning computers, notebooks etc.
On the 4th floor you find the large IT stores like Thunder Match and All IT.

Most shops have A4-sheets with the price list so it’s best to collect some of them and compare prices.

center court
center court


IT store
inside one of the bigger IT stores


gadget and repair shops
gadget and repair shops


samsung phone shops
Samsung phone counters


Asia Power and Oppo phone shops
Asia Power and Oppo phone shops

Links:

Plaza Low Yat (official website)
LowYat.Net - Malaysia's Tech Enthusiast's Community


 

price list viewnet store Low Yat
ViewNet price list


phone shops
shops selling phones and equipment


smaller shops in the back of Low Yat
smaller IT shops in the back of the floors



Related Places

Bukit Bintang

Main shopping, dining and entertainment area of Kuala Lumpur. Many backpacker accommodations are here too.

BB Plaza / Sungei Wang

Sungei Wang, located in Bukit Bintang, is the oldest shopping complex in downtown Kuala Lumpur. The connected BB Plaza was shutdown in 2015 because of the MRT construction to make way for a new high-rise building.

Times Square KL (Shopping Mall)

Giant shopping Mall in Bukit Bintang with 10 floors, IMAX theatre, Golden Screen cinema, a huge bowling alley and a theme park with a roller coaster.

Hotels in Kuala Lumpur

Pods The Backpackers Home

backpacker hostel in Brickfields, located within walking distance from KL Central, Kuala Lumpur's transportation hub

Red Palm

Our favourite hostel in KL closed 2015. RIP Red Palm. We miss you!!!

Attractions

Genting Highlands, Kuala Lumpur

Genting Highlands is resort city on a mountain top (1800m above sea level), about 55km north-east of Kuala Lumpur with Malaysia's only casinos and theme parks, restaurants and hotels.

Chinwoo Swimming Pool, Kuala Lumpur

Big public swimming pool with cafe in downtown KL in a nice setting on a hill right between Chinatown and Bukit Bintang.

Attractions

ABC Beach (Kampung Air Batang), Tioman

popular backpacker's beach on a rather long stretch of beach

Singapore Flyer, Singapore

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