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8 Must-Have Souvenirs from Malaysia

Written by Syfa

Malaysia is a popular travel destination for tourists worldwide. Its rich cultural heritage, beautiful landscapes, and delicious cuisine make it a must-visit country.

Whether you're planning your first trip to Malaysia or are looking for souvenir ideas, this article has got you covered! Keep on reading until the end.

1. Teh Tarik

Boh Teh Tarik

A favorite souvenir from Malaysia is Teh Tarik! This popular drink is made from black tea and sweetened condensed milk, then shaken until it gets frothy.

Since you can't bring freshly made Teh Tarik back home, you can buy instant Teh Tarik in sachets. These are convenient and easy to carry.

You’ll find many types and brands of instant Teh Tarik. You can find them in supermarkets, convenience stores, or souvenir shops like Pasar Seni or Central Market in Kuala Lumpur.

2. Chocolate

Beryl's Chocolate

Chocolate is a great souvenir option! You can find many different brands selling tasty chocolates in a variety of flavors.

Some chocolates come in unique shapes and cool packaging. For example, you might find chocolates shaped like Malaysian landmarks, such as the Petronas Twin Towers. These chocolates often come in beautiful boxes, making them perfect gifts or souvenirs.

If you visit stores like Beryl's or Harriston, you can try their exclusive flavors. Beryl's is famous for its array of chocolate truffles, including Hazelnut and Toffee Almond Truffle. Harriston has more unique flavors, like ginger chocolate or dark chili chocolate.

3. Perfumes

Perfumes by Legendary Malaysia
Perfumes by Legendary Malaysia

If you’re looking for a special souvenir for your loved ones, perfumes can truly be the right choice! Malaysia has a lot of great options, including the local brand Legendary, which was established in 2013.

One of their best-selling products, Legendary Orchid, is particularly popular with travelers from China and Korea.

Legendary Perfume Malaysia_Orchid
Legendary® Orchid

This perfume starts with refreshing top notes of orange, apple, and green lemon, with orange being the most prominent. The heart notes are floral, featuring pansy, magnolia, cattleya, and muguet, and it settles into a base of peach, amber, musk, and cedar.

In my experience, Legendary Orchid feels energetic and fresh, yet distinctly feminine due to its floral heart notes. It’s light enough for daytime wear without being too overwhelming.

The fragrance lasts between 4 to 7 hours, so I think it's reliable for most occasions. The perfume bottle is also elegantly designed, reflecting the luxurious feel of the fragrance inside. It also comes with a beautiful box that makes it an excellent gift option.

We also tried the 3 Wishes series, which includes three different perfumes in one box. This set is perfect for those who enjoy variety and like to switch up their fragrances depending on the occasion.

Of these, Wish I is my favorite with its blend of tangerine, peony, and musk that's perfect for evening events.

Three Wishes Perfume Legendary Malaysia
Legendary 3 Wishes

What’s more, Legendary products are alcohol-free and halal-certified, so it's ideal for Muslim travelers or those with sensitive skin.

They even infuse skincare elements like Butylene Glycol for moisturizing your skin, Glycerin for hydration, and Capric Triglyceride from coconut oil for longer-lasting fragrance.

Planning a trip to Malaysia? Consider picking up a Legendary perfume as a special souvenir. Check out their store locations and keep up to date with their products via their website and Instagram. If you’re tight on time, you can also find Legendary at airport duty-free shops, available tax-free!

Feel free to visit their website and Instagram for more details and the latest updates.

4. Postcards

Malaysian Postcards

Next up are postcards. If you enjoy collecting vintage items or capturing memories from your travels, postcards are a great choice.

Postcards featuring images of Malaysian cityscapes, culture, and daily life make perfect souvenirs or additions to your personal collection. They are often sold in sets with stamps, which can add a vintage touch to your collection!

You can find these postcards at various tourist spots, souvenir shops, and art markets like Pasar Seni in Kuala Lumpur. They’re also affordable, so you can buy plenty to share with friends and family.

5. Keychains

Key Chain Malaysia

Another popular souvenir is keychains. Their small size makes them practical and easy to buy in large quantities.

Keychains come in various shapes and designs, often featuring popular Malaysian icons like the Petronas Twin Towers, Batu Caves, the Malaysian flag, and traditional houses.

You can easily find keychains at souvenir shops, night markets, malls, and famous tourist spots in Malaysia, such as Genting Highlands. Many of these keychains are exclusive to the attractions they depict. So, it's a unique one that you won't find them anywhere else.

6. Stickers


Another lightweight and easy-to-carry souvenir is stickers. You can find a variety of stickers with cute and unique designs in Malaysian souvenir shops. These stickers are great for decorating personal items or adding to your collection.

The designs on the stickers vary widely, so you can pick the ones that catch your eye. Options include stickers with images of Malaysian landmarks, flags, local comics, and more.

Many of these stickers come in packs with several sheets, each featuring different designs. You can find these packs at souvenir shops in tourist areas, art markets like the Art Market in Kuala Lumpur, the Bukit Bintang area, or at airports and duty-free shops.

7. Medicated Oil

Yu Yee Oil
Yu Yee Oil Cap Limau

Medicated oil is another practical souvenir you can get in Malaysia. Known for its ability to relieve headaches, aches, and colds, wind oil is a favorite among travelers. It's similar to Tiger Balm in Singapore, I guess.

This remedy comes in a variety of brands and sizes, allowing you to select one that fits your budget and the space available in your luggage for convenient transport.

Don’t underestimate the demand for this type of souvenir—it’s particularly popular with older adults and is very useful. You might even find it handy for personal use!

8. Milo

Milo Cubes dan Milo Drink

Milo, the chocolate malt powder drink, is a household name in Malaysia and is beloved by many. The Malaysian version of Milo is said to have a unique flavor that many consider superior to other versions. It's available in various forms including Milo Nuggets and Milo Cubes.

You can purchase Milo in bulk to keep at home or in smaller packets that make perfect souvenirs.

These are eight top souvenir picks from Malaysia. Which ones are you thinking of bringing home? Let us know in the comments section below!

We are a newlywed couple who loves to eat and travel from one place to another. In this blog, we will share our favorite experiences when visiting various tourist attractions and tasting the delights of good food!

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We are a newlywed couple who loves to eat and travel from one place to another. In this blog, we will share our favorite experiences when visiting various tourist attractions and tasting the delights of good food!

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