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Guidebook for Kuala Lumpur

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Guidebook for Kuala Lumpur

Drinks & Nightlife
Changkat Bukit Bintang has often been likened to London’s Piccadilly Circus and New York City’s Times Square. An avenue on which a large number of KL’s most popular bars and restaurants can be found, it is a trendy place that is great for pub crawling. It is actually located just behind Jalan Bukit Bintang, so it's very easy to get to – particularly if you are staying in the Golden Triangle area. It can get very busy here, especially during the weekends and public holidays. The buildings are unique because they used to be pre-war, colonial shop-houses that were refurbished and turned into upmarket pubs and restaurants – most of which serve western food. A short walk away is Jalan Alor
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Changkat Bukit Bintang
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Changkat Bukit Bintang has often been likened to London’s Piccadilly Circus and New York City’s Times Square. An avenue on which a large number of KL’s most popular bars and restaurants can be found, it is a trendy place that is great for pub crawling. It is actually located just behind Jalan Bukit Bintang, so it's very easy to get to – particularly if you are staying in the Golden Triangle area. It can get very busy here, especially during the weekends and public holidays. The buildings are unique because they used to be pre-war, colonial shop-houses that were refurbished and turned into upmarket pubs and restaurants – most of which serve western food. A short walk away is Jalan Alor
TREC Kuala Lumpur (Taste, Relish Experience, Celebrate) is the city’s largest entertainment centre, featuring an array of restaurants, bars, pubs, lounges, cafes, and clubs under one roof. Spanning over 28,000 square metres, this dining and nightlife hub is set along Jalan Tun Razak, with expansive views of the Royal Selangor Golf Club, Petronas Twin Towers, and Menara KL Tower. TREC Kuala Lumpur is also the new home of Asia’s most popular super nightclub Zouk KL. Boasting 11 nightlife concepts under one roof, seasoned clubbers will recognise some of Zouk KL’s original nightlife concepts such as Zouk Main Room, Phuture, and Velvet Underground, as well as exclusive members’ areas.
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TREC KL
436 Jalan Tun Razak
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TREC Kuala Lumpur (Taste, Relish Experience, Celebrate) is the city’s largest entertainment centre, featuring an array of restaurants, bars, pubs, lounges, cafes, and clubs under one roof. Spanning over 28,000 square metres, this dining and nightlife hub is set along Jalan Tun Razak, with expansive views of the Royal Selangor Golf Club, Petronas Twin Towers, and Menara KL Tower. TREC Kuala Lumpur is also the new home of Asia’s most popular super nightclub Zouk KL. Boasting 11 nightlife concepts under one roof, seasoned clubbers will recognise some of Zouk KL’s original nightlife concepts such as Zouk Main Room, Phuture, and Velvet Underground, as well as exclusive members’ areas.
Beach Club Café KL emulates a purely conceptualized “Beach Bar” in the heart of the city. This Iconic establishment can hold up to 1,500 people at a time in all various themed sections.Situated an approximate 150 Meters from the Iconic KLCC Twin Towers, it buzzes with Fine Entertainment, both Live Music and recorded. From renowned DJs to the Live Grooves of the Band, Beach Club offers nothing but spot-on entertainment from start to finish. There are Some Secrets here as well:) but ill let you know if you book a night with us. :)
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Beach Club Cafe
924 Jalan P Ramlee
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Beach Club Café KL emulates a purely conceptualized “Beach Bar” in the heart of the city. This Iconic establishment can hold up to 1,500 people at a time in all various themed sections.Situated an approximate 150 Meters from the Iconic KLCC Twin Towers, it buzzes with Fine Entertainment, both Live Music and recorded. From renowned DJs to the Live Grooves of the Band, Beach Club offers nothing but spot-on entertainment from start to finish. There are Some Secrets here as well:) but ill let you know if you book a night with us. :)
Marini’s on 57 is an exclusive Italian ristorante set on the 57th floor of Petronas Tower 3. Located in the heart of the KL city centre, it consists of a restaurant, bar and lounge. In the private elevator the atmosphere is hushed, but when you pass through the front doors the feel turns into one of refined elegance with the sounds of champagne glasses clinking and quiet chatter.
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Marini's On 57 | Rooftop Bar, Italian Restaurant & Whisky Lounge
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Marini’s on 57 is an exclusive Italian ristorante set on the 57th floor of Petronas Tower 3. Located in the heart of the KL city centre, it consists of a restaurant, bar and lounge. In the private elevator the atmosphere is hushed, but when you pass through the front doors the feel turns into one of refined elegance with the sounds of champagne glasses clinking and quiet chatter.
Sipping cocktails on a helipad with 360° views of Kuala Lumpur’s iconic skyline while watching the sunset?There are plenty of things that wow us when it comes to Heli Lounge Bar. First, there is the concept – a helicopter pad turned nightlife hotspot is definitely one of the coolest things we have seen or heard of in Kuala Lumpur in recent times. Secondly, there is the theme, with everything in the lounge aeronautically-oriented, like a booth made from the converted side panel of a Boeing 737 and a Boeing-747 turbine turned into a DJ console. Lastly, Heli Lounge Bar’s little-known status will make you feel like you are part of the super elite when you visit.
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Heli Lounge Bar
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Sipping cocktails on a helipad with 360° views of Kuala Lumpur’s iconic skyline while watching the sunset?There are plenty of things that wow us when it comes to Heli Lounge Bar. First, there is the concept – a helicopter pad turned nightlife hotspot is definitely one of the coolest things we have seen or heard of in Kuala Lumpur in recent times. Secondly, there is the theme, with everything in the lounge aeronautically-oriented, like a booth made from the converted side panel of a Boeing 737 and a Boeing-747 turbine turned into a DJ console. Lastly, Heli Lounge Bar’s little-known status will make you feel like you are part of the super elite when you visit.
Sightseeing
This amazing building of 452 meters of height (88 floors and 32.000 windows) is one of the tallest in the world. The building is based on the five pillars of the Islam, which can be seen in the round shapes of the towers. The building is designed by Cesar Pelli, a famous architect. In 2004 the building won the Aga Khan price for its special architectonic building style.The Sky Bridge attraction at the PETRONAS Twin Towers was enhanced in the last quarter of 2011. Operations resumed on the 1st of December 2011. Tickets can be obtained daily (except for Mondays when the attraction is closed to public) between 8.30am and 6pm
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Petronas Towers
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This amazing building of 452 meters of height (88 floors and 32.000 windows) is one of the tallest in the world. The building is based on the five pillars of the Islam, which can be seen in the round shapes of the towers. The building is designed by Cesar Pelli, a famous architect. In 2004 the building won the Aga Khan price for its special architectonic building style.The Sky Bridge attraction at the PETRONAS Twin Towers was enhanced in the last quarter of 2011. Operations resumed on the 1st of December 2011. Tickets can be obtained daily (except for Mondays when the attraction is closed to public) between 8.30am and 6pm
Along with the Petronas Twin Towers, Menara KL Tower is easily Malaysia’s most recognizable and popular landmark. Constructed in 1994, the tower stands at 421 metres and effortlessly trumps the Petronas Twin Towers with the highest and most spectacular view of the city. This gleaming tower’s spindle-like apex is visible from almost anywhere in Kuala Lumpur.Menara KL’s viewing deck is, at 276 metres, at least 100 metres higher than the Petronas Twin Towers’ Skybridge; the view is marvellous during the day and even better at night when you can see the entire sparkling city centre
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Menara Kuala Lumpur
2 Jalan Puncak
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Along with the Petronas Twin Towers, Menara KL Tower is easily Malaysia’s most recognizable and popular landmark. Constructed in 1994, the tower stands at 421 metres and effortlessly trumps the Petronas Twin Towers with the highest and most spectacular view of the city. This gleaming tower’s spindle-like apex is visible from almost anywhere in Kuala Lumpur.Menara KL’s viewing deck is, at 276 metres, at least 100 metres higher than the Petronas Twin Towers’ Skybridge; the view is marvellous during the day and even better at night when you can see the entire sparkling city centre
The Merdeka Square is located exactly opposite the Sultan Abdul Samad Building and right beside the Royal Selangor Club. This is the historical place where the Union Flag was lowered and the Malayan flag was raised for the very first time at the struck of midnight of 31st August 1957. From then on, Merdeka Square has been the venue for the annual Merdeka Parade.The flagpole which holds the flag of Malaysia is the highest in the world, towering at a height of 100 meters. Merdeka Square is a historical site where Malaya declared its independence. If you are a fan of the Malayan history, you can come here and take some pictures.
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Dataran Merdeka
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The Merdeka Square is located exactly opposite the Sultan Abdul Samad Building and right beside the Royal Selangor Club. This is the historical place where the Union Flag was lowered and the Malayan flag was raised for the very first time at the struck of midnight of 31st August 1957. From then on, Merdeka Square has been the venue for the annual Merdeka Parade.The flagpole which holds the flag of Malaysia is the highest in the world, towering at a height of 100 meters. Merdeka Square is a historical site where Malaya declared its independence. If you are a fan of the Malayan history, you can come here and take some pictures.
Batu Caves, one of Kuala Lumpur’s most frequented tourist attractions, is a limestone hill comprising three major caves and a number of smaller ones. Located approximately 11 kilometres to the north of Kuala Lumpur, this 100-year-old temple features idols and statues erected inside the main caves and around it. Incorporated with interior limestone formations said to be around 400 million years old, the temple is considered an important religious landmark by Hindus, Cathedral Cave – the largest and most popular cavern in Batu Caves – houses several Hindu shrines beneath its 100-metre-high arched ceiling. At the foot of Batu Hill are two other cave temples – Art Gallery Cave and Museum Cave
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Batu-luolat
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Batu Caves, one of Kuala Lumpur’s most frequented tourist attractions, is a limestone hill comprising three major caves and a number of smaller ones. Located approximately 11 kilometres to the north of Kuala Lumpur, this 100-year-old temple features idols and statues erected inside the main caves and around it. Incorporated with interior limestone formations said to be around 400 million years old, the temple is considered an important religious landmark by Hindus, Cathedral Cave – the largest and most popular cavern in Batu Caves – houses several Hindu shrines beneath its 100-metre-high arched ceiling. At the foot of Batu Hill are two other cave temples – Art Gallery Cave and Museum Cave
Arts & Culture
The National Mosque of Malaysia is located at Kuala Lumpur. The mosque has a large capacity of 15,000 people and is surrounded by lush greenery which expands to a 13-acre land. The original structure of the mosque was the product of a team of three people from the Public Works Department. The mosque was actually built on the site of a church in 1965. The mosque has been standing firm on its grounds since then and is now deemed as an important symbol of the Islamic country of Malaysia.The best features of the mosque are the 73 meters high minarets and its 16 pointed star concrete which is its main roof.
National Mosque of Malaysia
The National Mosque of Malaysia is located at Kuala Lumpur. The mosque has a large capacity of 15,000 people and is surrounded by lush greenery which expands to a 13-acre land. The original structure of the mosque was the product of a team of three people from the Public Works Department. The mosque was actually built on the site of a church in 1965. The mosque has been standing firm on its grounds since then and is now deemed as an important symbol of the Islamic country of Malaysia.The best features of the mosque are the 73 meters high minarets and its 16 pointed star concrete which is its main roof.
The Royal Museum is located in the old National Palace, or Istana Negara which,from 1957 until 2011, was the official residence of the King and Queen of Malaysia or, to give them their more formal titles, His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Her Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Raja Permaisuri Agong.The National Palace is located on an 11 hectare site in the leafy centre of Kuala Lumpur. It was built in 1928 as a private residence for a Chinese tin tycoon called Chan Wing who made his fortune by developing the Hong Fatt Tin Mine which is where The Mines development now stands.
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National Palace Museum
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The Royal Museum is located in the old National Palace, or Istana Negara which,from 1957 until 2011, was the official residence of the King and Queen of Malaysia or, to give them their more formal titles, His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Her Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Raja Permaisuri Agong.The National Palace is located on an 11 hectare site in the leafy centre of Kuala Lumpur. It was built in 1928 as a private residence for a Chinese tin tycoon called Chan Wing who made his fortune by developing the Hong Fatt Tin Mine which is where The Mines development now stands.
A visit to the Kuala Lumpur Craft Cultural Complex at Jalan Conlay, is a wonderful hidden gem. Tucked away from the busy traffic, this craft centre is situated in an open-concept building, with traditional motifs and intricate wooden carvings.The complex houses several different sections comprising a craft museum, artists’ colony and craft village as well as batik gallery and souvenir shop. Stepping into the complex, one is greeted with the latest cultural exhibits. On display are local handicrafts such as batik, rattan baskets, pottery, and other crafty knick-knacks. Make your way to the artists’ colony to try your hand at batik painting. Visitors are encouraged to participate and leave the
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Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex
5 Jalan Conlay
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A visit to the Kuala Lumpur Craft Cultural Complex at Jalan Conlay, is a wonderful hidden gem. Tucked away from the busy traffic, this craft centre is situated in an open-concept building, with traditional motifs and intricate wooden carvings.The complex houses several different sections comprising a craft museum, artists’ colony and craft village as well as batik gallery and souvenir shop. Stepping into the complex, one is greeted with the latest cultural exhibits. On display are local handicrafts such as batik, rattan baskets, pottery, and other crafty knick-knacks. Make your way to the artists’ colony to try your hand at batik painting. Visitors are encouraged to participate and leave the
Parks & Nature
Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is the showpiece of the renowned 60-ha Lake Gardens. Also known as the Taman Burung Kuala Lumpur, it is billed as the world’s largest covered bird park. The 20.9-ha park was opened in 1991 and is home to more than 3,000 birds from 200 species all over the world. Easily outdoing neighbouring Singapore’s Jurong Bird Park, the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is twice the size of Jurong and most of its birds are free and accustomed to being around people. The free-flight, walk-in aviary has over 60 species of local and foreign birds, including the Indian blue peacock, with its colourful five-foot train, and the crowned pigeon, the largest pigeon species in the world.
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Taman Burung Kuala Lumpur
920 Jalan Cenderawasih
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Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is the showpiece of the renowned 60-ha Lake Gardens. Also known as the Taman Burung Kuala Lumpur, it is billed as the world’s largest covered bird park. The 20.9-ha park was opened in 1991 and is home to more than 3,000 birds from 200 species all over the world. Easily outdoing neighbouring Singapore’s Jurong Bird Park, the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is twice the size of Jurong and most of its birds are free and accustomed to being around people. The free-flight, walk-in aviary has over 60 species of local and foreign birds, including the Indian blue peacock, with its colourful five-foot train, and the crowned pigeon, the largest pigeon species in the world.
The Butterfly Park, Kuala Lumpur is located inside the Lake Gardens Kuala Lumpur. The Butterfly Park is one of the five gardens and parks which make up the Lake Gardens. The Butterfly Park has an extensive collection of over 6000 butterflies from more than 120 species.The park is beautifully landscaped with myriads of lush greenery and colorful flowers. There are also a nursery and breeding area where you can see the butterfly larvae emerging as butterflies from their cocoons. Other than these butterflies of various colors and sizes, there are also insects on display. Among the insects on display are the rhinoceros beetles and the praying mantises.
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Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park
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The Butterfly Park, Kuala Lumpur is located inside the Lake Gardens Kuala Lumpur. The Butterfly Park is one of the five gardens and parks which make up the Lake Gardens. The Butterfly Park has an extensive collection of over 6000 butterflies from more than 120 species.The park is beautifully landscaped with myriads of lush greenery and colorful flowers. There are also a nursery and breeding area where you can see the butterfly larvae emerging as butterflies from their cocoons. Other than these butterflies of various colors and sizes, there are also insects on display. Among the insects on display are the rhinoceros beetles and the praying mantises.
Food Scene
Jalan Alor is a unique food destination in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. The whole character of the city changes when you step onto the street. Gone are the modern shopping malls that align the city, which are replaced with something of the past age. During the day, there is not much activity but when the sun goes down, the street will be hustling and bustling with activity.It was once known as a red light district and remnants of those activities still exist. However, after several face lifts, the street has literally become a food haven.
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Jalan Alor
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Jalan Alor is a unique food destination in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. The whole character of the city changes when you step onto the street. Gone are the modern shopping malls that align the city, which are replaced with something of the past age. During the day, there is not much activity but when the sun goes down, the street will be hustling and bustling with activity.It was once known as a red light district and remnants of those activities still exist. However, after several face lifts, the street has literally become a food haven.
The market is also a popular food haven in KL city centre as visitors can enjoy Malay specialities, including rojak (spicy fruit and vegetable salad), grilled fish, satay (grilled meat skewers), nasi lemak, and colourful kuih (Malay desserts). Some stalls have plastic tables and chairs arranged out on the streets if you’re looking to enjoy your food right there and then.A must try here is nasi campur, which is basically rice with a variety of meat, seafood, vegetables and curries. Just grab a plate of rice and choose as many dishes you’d like
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Kampung Baru
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The market is also a popular food haven in KL city centre as visitors can enjoy Malay specialities, including rojak (spicy fruit and vegetable salad), grilled fish, satay (grilled meat skewers), nasi lemak, and colourful kuih (Malay desserts). Some stalls have plastic tables and chairs arranged out on the streets if you’re looking to enjoy your food right there and then.A must try here is nasi campur, which is basically rice with a variety of meat, seafood, vegetables and curries. Just grab a plate of rice and choose as many dishes you’d like
Devi’s Corner is a multi-award winning mamak that sells banana leaf rice during lunch hours. The banana leaf rice set comes with 4 vegetarian side dishes, all of which are just to die for! Four choices of curries to accompany your rice. Namely, a tangy fish curry, a rich chicken curry, a thick and creamy crab curry and an incredible mutton dhal!
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Restoran Devi's Corner
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Devi’s Corner is a multi-award winning mamak that sells banana leaf rice during lunch hours. The banana leaf rice set comes with 4 vegetarian side dishes, all of which are just to die for! Four choices of curries to accompany your rice. Namely, a tangy fish curry, a rich chicken curry, a thick and creamy crab curry and an incredible mutton dhal!
Kuala Lumpur’s Atmosphere 360 restaurant has the highest view in town. At 276m, the viewing deck of Menara KL (KL Tower) is about 100m higher than the Petronas Twin Towers’ sky bridge: Atmosphere 360 is set one floor above it on the second floor of the Tower Head. It is usually called the revolving restaurant at Menara KL. when you first sit down you don’t notice that the restaurant is moving. Then, after a few minutes, you become aware that either the world outside is moving or your table is changing place – one moment you are sitting beside the buffet counter, the next you are beside the grand piano and front entrance
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Atmosphere 360
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Kuala Lumpur’s Atmosphere 360 restaurant has the highest view in town. At 276m, the viewing deck of Menara KL (KL Tower) is about 100m higher than the Petronas Twin Towers’ sky bridge: Atmosphere 360 is set one floor above it on the second floor of the Tower Head. It is usually called the revolving restaurant at Menara KL. when you first sit down you don’t notice that the restaurant is moving. Then, after a few minutes, you become aware that either the world outside is moving or your table is changing place – one moment you are sitting beside the buffet counter, the next you are beside the grand piano and front entrance
Shopping
At the heart of the trendy Bukit Bintang district lies the perfect reason to indulge in fashion, food and urban leisure. Experience the excitement of this 1.37 mil sq ft retail haven with over 550 outlets offering the finest fashion and home furnishing to entertainment and culinary delights. Let the endless appeal of Malaysia's premier shopping destination awaken your senses the moment you arrive at its doorstep.
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Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
168 Jalan Bukit Bintang
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At the heart of the trendy Bukit Bintang district lies the perfect reason to indulge in fashion, food and urban leisure. Experience the excitement of this 1.37 mil sq ft retail haven with over 550 outlets offering the finest fashion and home furnishing to entertainment and culinary delights. Let the endless appeal of Malaysia's premier shopping destination awaken your senses the moment you arrive at its doorstep.
Everything Else
Chinatown, based in Petaling Street, is also known as 'Chee Cheong Kai' (Starch Factory Street), Chinatown is also a well-known bargain hunter’s paradise, a place where you can find all sorts of stuff from Chinese herbs to imitation goods. At night, its main market area, Petaling Street, transforms into a lively and vibrant night market, filled with hundreds of stalls offering all kinds of goods at dirt-cheap prices, and the best thing is, the prices can be brought lower still as haggling is the way of life here
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Chinatown Kuala Lumpur
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Chinatown, based in Petaling Street, is also known as 'Chee Cheong Kai' (Starch Factory Street), Chinatown is also a well-known bargain hunter’s paradise, a place where you can find all sorts of stuff from Chinese herbs to imitation goods. At night, its main market area, Petaling Street, transforms into a lively and vibrant night market, filled with hundreds of stalls offering all kinds of goods at dirt-cheap prices, and the best thing is, the prices can be brought lower still as haggling is the way of life here