Five Places For You To Shop To Get In The Deepavali Mood
Deepavali is just around the corner, which means that it’s time for you to do some major shopping! Thankfully, shopping for cultural clothes in this country is easy and often available all year long, although it could get a little wild during festive seasons, with so many bazaars popping up for you to shop at the best price.
Even if you’re not celebrating Deepavali, it’s a good time for you to drop by and get yourself a Punjabi suit, Indian delicacies, accessories or even to get your henna done, because it’s going to be super cheap.
With that, here are the best bazaars that you can visit around the Klang Valley to get in the Deepavali mood.
1. Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman (TAR)
From Malay traditional outfits to classic Indian garments, you can literally find everything here. Unfortunately, this year marks the last time you’ll get to catch the Deepavali Bazaar at Jalan TAR.
Authorities are planning to shut it down due to the bazaars being so unorganized which allows illegal traders to operate their businesses illegally — which is why you should definitely visit Jalan TAR one last time to shop for amazing bargains. Just use public transportation if you don’t want to get stuck in KL’s annoying traffic.
2. Jalan Masjid India
Another place to find good garments is at Jalan Masjid India. However, much like Jalan TAR, the operation of festive bazaars here will come to an end too. Back in June, former KL Mayor Tan Sri Mohd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz announced that Ramadan or Deepvali bazaars will no longer be allowed to be held in the area. However, Federal Territories Minister, Khalid Abdul Samad has come up with a statement, that 2018 will be the final year for Deepavali bazaar to be organised there.
Hence, you shouldn’t miss out on this last chance to visit Jalan Masjid India because you’ll get to find amazingly marked down prices for festive outfits from shops like Madras Store and Haniffa Textiles. What’s more, the whole stretch of Jalan Masjid India will also be packed with traders selling food, greeting cards, kolam arts, henna art and a lot more.
3. Little India, Jalan Tengku Kelana, Klang
Usually, when asked about where to shop for Deepavali essentials, the most common answer would be, KLANG! Well, it’s a no-wonder, considering that it is one of the biggest Indian areas in Malaysia, as described by the Tourism of Selangor.
Shop for accessories, prayer items, flower shops and of course, Deepavali clothes. Besides, if you’re looking to alter or stitch your Deepavali attire, you can do so here at affordable prices.
4. Little India at Brickfields
Little India has always been famous for getting items needed for Deepavali. There will be stalls at the side of the road, selling all kinds of stuff from clothes to food and even fresh produce.
Be warned though, as it’s kind of difficult to find parking in the area. You might want to take public transport instead.
5. NU Sentral’s Open Car Park
On top of the usual bazaars, this year we’ll also get to experience a Deepavali Carnival at NU Sentral’s Open Car Park with booths selling everything and anything like home decoration, furniture, saree, Punjabi suits, sweets, accessories and many more.
6. Open Car Park B, National Sports Complex, Bukit Jalil
For those who really want to visit Deepavali Carnivals but hate the scorching heat, then you should visit the Deepavali Carnival at the National Sports Complex, Bukit Jalil.
It is recognized by the Malaysia Book of Records as the largest and longest running outdoor carnival with tons of booths for you to shop at, which is equipped with air-conditioner and chiller fans! YES, we know exactly where we’ll be at.