If you are a bona fide shopaholic and looking to do some serious shopping this summer, then definitely make your way to Malaysia! If you do so you still have time to enjoy the 1Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival as well as the 1Malaysia Unified Sale which are offering some serious discounts and even special prizes that makes retail therapy that much more fun. While these carnivals help to promote tourism, they also offer deals that you will not find the rest of the year. You can find participating venues for these shopping extravaganzas throughout Malaysia. If you want to stay a bit away from the bustling capital, Kuala Lumpur, then consider a Sepang hotel such as AVANI Sepang Goldcoast Resort which makes an ideal base for your holiday.

Once you have settled down, it is time to plan a shopping spree. The 1Malaysia Unified Sale and 1Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival which started at the end of June are set to run up to 31st August, 2015 so there is still time to take advantage of the many offers and discounts available, some of which go as high as 70%. You will also find great promotions linked with credit cards on offer too, some of which provide free holidays so make sure you check ahead. If you are heading to the capital, you may want to check out shopping hotspots such as Suria KLCC, Fahrenheit 88, Starhill Gallery and Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.

As part of these events there is an online contest taking place as well; known as #beautifulMalaysia, this contest gives you the chance, no matter what country you are from, to submit photographs you have taken that highlight Malaysia’s culture and attractions, broadly covering four categories namely food, festivals, shopping and places. You can either go to the official website (www.tourism.gov.my/beautifulMalaysia) and submit your photos or upload them to Instagram and use the #beautifulMalaysia hashtag. Winning entries will be used on postcards in order to promote Malaysia as a holiday getaway including being a premier shopping destination.

Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers. Google+