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10 Unconventional Souvenirs to Bring Back From Malaysia

Remember a final commemoration we received? Chances are, it’s dark low in your closet or collecting dirt somewhere. So a subsequent time you’re commemoration hunting, forget a fridge magnets, keychains, t-shirts and small trinkets that your friends won’t know what to do with. Here are some radical commemoration ideas to move behind from Malaysia that your friends will love.


1. Textiles – Batik Songket
Batik and songket are normal Malaysian textiles, any with a possess singular designs. Malaysian batik is eminent for a colourful colours and confidant prints. The songket on a other hand, is a brocade of woven silk or string interwoven with possibly china or golden threads. The perplexing designs on a weave make good decorations around a home as tablecloths, sham cases or even as a matter art piece.

Where to buy:
Central Market or Kraftangan Malaysia


2. Durian Chocolate
Whether you’re a fan of durian or not, durian chocolate is a good present to deliver friends to a aristocrat of fruits. Love it or hatred it, it’s certain to move a good greeting out of them!

P/S: Get to know some-more about durian with a beginner’s beam to a aristocrat of fruits

Approximately MYR 20-25 for a box of chocolate

Where to buy:
Supermarkets, Airport Duty Free


3. Instant White Coffee
The coffee enlightenment in Malaysia began in a ancient kopitiam (coffee shop) days. It was a common steer to have a immature and aged enjoying a crater of creatively brewed coffee while reading a journal or chatting with one another. While kopitiams have evolved, Malaysian coffee has remained a favourite among a locals. Thanks to a special roasting technique involving margarine, Malaysian white coffee has a singular essence and aroma that is desired by many. Creamy and abounding in taste, a present packs offer a preference for a ideal crater of coffee during any time. Some of a some-more renouned brands are OLDTOWN, Ah Huat and Aik Cheong.

Approximately MYR 12-15 for a enclosure of 15

Where to buy:
Supermarkets, OLDTOWN coffee shops


4. Curry Paste, Spices Sauces
Share a ambience of Malaysia with those during home. From curry pastes to satay sauces, there are many opposite forms of ready-to-cook salsas for we to move home. Look out for Brahim’s or Baba’s for a many authentic flavours.

Approximately MYR 4-7 for a pack

Where to buy:


5. MyKuali Penang White Curry Instant Noodles
Ranked seventh in The Ramen Rater’s list of spiciest present noodles of all time, a MyKuali Penang White Curry present noodles is as authentic as it gets for present noodles. What sets this present noodles detached is a chilli pulp and non-dairy creamer that gives a soup a abounding and tawny texture. When it was initial launched, these noodles were so fugitive that people were going into a frenzy perplexing to get their hands on them. Some would even buy them in bulk from a bureau in Penang, to share them with friends behind home. Thankfully, they are now simply accessible during many supermarkets.

Approximately MYR 6.90 for a enclosure of 4

Where to buy:


6. Gamat Products
A class of sea cucumber, gamat is abounding in protein and has medicinal recovering values. Processed gamat is accessible in a pristine glass type, also famous as “air gamat” (gamat water) that can be consumed, and a churned type, famous as “minyak gamat” (gamat oil) that is used for outmost application. It is useful in recovering cuts, burns, injuries and even toothaches.

Where to buy:
Gamat products can be found in pharmacies and supermarkets, though a best products can be found in Langkawi, home of a gamat attention in Malaysia.


7. Nutmeg Oil
Nutmeg oil is traditionally used to soothe robust pains, sprains, cramps, headaches and stomachaches. It is done from a remove of a nutmeg seed. Just request a oil on influenced areas, and you’ll find relief. A renouned code of nutmeg oil is Cheong Kim Chuan that has a emporium in Penang where we can find other nutmeg products too.

Where to buy:
Penang is a largest nutmeg writer in Malaysia, though nutmeg oil/balm can also be found in pharmacies nationwide.


8. Boh Tea
You competence have seen a spectacle of teh tarik —Malaysia’s internal tea—at mamaks, though a British also brought their adore for English-styled tea when they colonised Malaysia. Founded in 1929 by J. A. Russell, BOH Plantations is a largest tea writer in Malaysia with tea gardens along a slopes of Cameron Highlands. Besides black tea, they also furnish singular flavoured teas such as passion fruit, orange and ginger, mango, nobleman grey with tangerine and lemon mandarin.

Approximately MYR 5 for 25 teabags

Where to buy:
Supermarkets or Boh Tea camp in Cameron Highlands


9. Half-Boiled Egg Cooker
Half-boiled eggs sojourn a breakfast favourite opposite generations in Malaysia. This useful, nifty tool creates it easy to make a ideal half-boiled eggs – soothing egg whites, with runny yolks. Just put your eggs in, flow prohibited H2O adult to a indicator line, and wait for a H2O to solemnly season into a bottom container. No fiddling with timers and stoves early in a morning!

Price: Approximately MYR 10

Where to buy: Supermarkets


10. Adopt a Turtle
Want to give a present that creates a difference? Adopt a turtle in your friend’s name and assistance save a turtles in Terengganu. By adopting a turtle, we will be assisting WWF in their efforts to strengthen this inhabitant idol to safeguard that they are around for generations to come. You’ll accept a lovable turtle plush toy, an info label and a certificate that we can give to your friend.

Donations start from MYR 38 monthly

Where to buy:
WWF Malaysia – Adopt A Turtle (

All geared adult for shopping? Get some-more bargains during a 1Malaysia Year End Sale from 15th Nov 2014 to 4th Jan 2015.

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