Travellers to Malaysia will find that they are spoilt for choice when it comes to buying souvenirs or a keepsake to remember their trip to this tropical country. Gifting souvenirs is a universal affair for Malaysians whenever they go travel so in our local scene, we are not in any way lacking by offering a variation of tokens and souvenirs to tourists.
The opening of I AM KL, a local souvenir shop at Central Market, Kuala Lumpur proved to be spearheading this tourism market with one-of-a-kind quality items.
1. KL Premium Bags
Carry a piece of Malaysia with you everywhere with their whole personal range of KL bags from tote, sling bag, clutch, wallet and backpack. All bags come in assorted colours and design pattern to each’s liking.
The highlight of these new local KL brand bags? It changes colour when shot with camera flash!
2. Jersey for Tropical Weather
There are tons of “Kuala Lumpur” tourist shirts around but I AM KL launches the first ever tourist jersey T-shirt that is actually a relieve from our hot tropical weather.
These comfortable jerseys comes in colourful prints and graphic visuals of our very own city landmark. If you’re looking for a family uniform, you have come to the perfect place as these jerseys have multiple sizes for children, women and men.
3. Miniature of Petronas Twin Towers
100% made of silver steel, this gleaming display of Malaysia’s proudest landmark is a luxury gift of remembrance. Molded and self-manufactured by I AM KL, the store is also the main supplier to the souvenir chain at Petronas Twin Towers itself!
I AM KL produces other local souvenirs like fridge magnets, batik bags, T-shirt range as well as boosting local artists on postcards with artworks of Malaysia. Take a one-stop trip down to their store to find something for everyone!
How To Get There
By MRT: Get down at Pasar Seni Station on the Kelana Jaya Line. The MRT station is right across Central Market
By LRT: Through the Ampang Line, get down at Masjid Jamek Station. Central Market is within a 15-minutes walk away
By KTM: Arrive at Kuala Lumpur Station and take a short 5-minutes walk to Central Market
You may also ride on KL Hop-On Hop-Off city tour bus or GOKL, free city bus service. Both buses stops directly opposite Central Market at Kuala Lumpur.
Text by Jessy Wong • Photos by Rick Cheah