Kuala Lumpur's incredible shopping opportunities extend to Information Technology products. If you're a technology buff, Kuala Lumpur offers some of most competitive rates for IT services and cheap prices for Personal Computers (PC) and parts as well as other communication tools, such as cell phones, PDA's and GPS systems.
Many computer products with famous brand names are made in Malaysia, but you do get a sizeable bulk of PC items from Taiwan hitting the shelves here quicker than most parts of the world. The best places to buy IT products are Low Yat and Imbi Plaza, which are described below.
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Low Yat Plaza
Located in the Bukit Bintang shopping area, Low Yat Plaza is the most famous place to shop for IT products in the whole of Kuala Lumpur. The mall is several stories-high, but two of the floors mid-way are dedicated IT zones, while the other floors stock a good range of camcorders, cameras, cell phones and other electronic products.
The IT section of the mall attracts a huge crowd of shoppers, both local and international, who want good computer parts at bargain-bin prices. Because of the sheer number of dealers, competition is extremely intense, and you won't find prices for computers any cheaper in the whole of Malaysia than Low Yat Plaza.
Shoppers can get the latest graphic cards, LCD monitors, motherboards, RAM chips, printers and processors to build up their computers. There are also a wide range of laptops to choose from, such as Asus, Fujitsu, Toshiba, Sony, Acer and Macintosh. On another note, the floor also has many shops that retail pirated computer games as well as those for the Playstation and Xbox. This is another pulling factor for international visitors who want cheap games!
Imbi Plaza is located just a block away from Low Yat Plaza. The mall is a little run-down, but avid computer geeks will enjoy a wide range of computer products on all three of its floors. This was the IT products hub in Kuala Lumpur for many years until Low Yat Plaza dethroned it.
Still, the mall is popular, and you can get virtually the same computer products along with the same wide rage as Low Yat Plaza. In fact, some of the shops are opened by the same dealers retailing in Low Yat. Just like its successor, the mall is full of shops retailing pirated computer games as well, besides an array of flash drives, routers, hard drives and other computer accessories.