A visit to Low Yat Plaza, Kuala Lumpur's shady electronics mall
Summary: Low Yat Plaza is a seven-story, 500+ retailer electronics mall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is regarded as "IT heaven" and a place for outstanding bargains where haggling is the norm.
Low Yat is also a buyer-beware marketplace. It's not out of the ordinary to walk out with defective goods and in 2006 the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs raided Low Yat Plaza, confiscating more than 27,000 copies of pirated computer software and movies. While in town for the Hack in The Box Security Conference, we paid a visit to this amazing electronics bazaar.