British Envoy Launches Shopping is GREAT & Food is GREAT Campaigns

With Shopping is GREAT campaign and Food is GREAT Festival jointly organised and launched by the British High Commission Kuala Lumpur, UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) and the Hilton Kuala Lumpur Hotel, fans of British fashion and food can enjoy the very best of what Britain has to offer, from British brands to British food as well as British lifestyle in Malaysia. The Food is GREAT festival runs from 1st October 2015 till 31st October 2015, while the Shopping is GREAT campaign starts from 1st October 2015 to 31st December 2015.

When The Shopping is GREAT campaign first introduced in 2013, there were only 28 British brands and over 100 participating stores. Now, on its third installation, it is bigger and noteworthy than before with 70 British brands participating in over 300 stores around Malaysia. Pamper yourself with some GREAT British retail therapy over the next three months and try your luck in winning a “money can’t buy” VIP shopping trip to London and other exclusive prizes.

Hilton Kuala Lumpur Hotel on the other hands, will be running the Food is GREAT Festival throughout the month of October to celebrate the recent appointment of their British Executive Chef Warren Brown, who is also the only British Executive Chef amongst 5-star hotels in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Together with Gary Rhodes, will be showcasing the best of British culinary creativity.

Gary Rhodes is not only one of the UK’s most celebrated chef, but also first Michelin-starred chef in UK. He is on his ASEAN Roadshow with Malaysia Airline as official airline sponsor this October, and Hilton Kuala Lumpur Hotel, in partnership with British High Commission are honoured to host an exclusive, one-night only event – Dinner & Audience with Gary Rhodes (RM499nett/person) on 16th October 2015.

Asides, book a time for Super Brunch(RM199nett/person) on 18th and 25th October 2015 at Hilton KL Vasco’s to indulge in a lavish British brunch; Twinings Tea Meets Dinner on 9th October 2015 at Hilton KL Graze (RM259nett/person); Twinings English Afternoon Tea with Charles Arthur Smith , Twinings Tea Connoisseur at Hilton KL The Lounge from 5th October to 15th November 2015 (RM80nett/person);Twinings Afternoon Tea Buffet on 11th October 2015 at Hilton KL The Lounge (RM98nett/person).

For participants of Shopping is GREAT, stand a chance to win the grand prize of VIP shopping trip to London for two, inclusive of four night stay in Hilton London, two premium economy return flights on British Airways and £1000 spending money courtesy of CIMB bank. For VIP “money can’t buy” , get two LUXE tickets to London Fashion Weekend, a VIP shopping day to Bicester Village and a VIP tickets to the football match between Tottenham Hotspur FC and Swansea City AFC.

To be in the running for the Grand Prize, shoppers need to spend only RM250 or more in a single purchase at participating outlets and answer a simple question. Multiple entries are allowed. Contest runs from now till 31st December 2015. Additionally, CIMB Bank credit, debit or Kwik card users get to double their chances of winning.

Among the participating British retailers are : Ben Sherman, BHS, Burton Menswear London, Cabin Zero, Cath Kidston, Clarks, Debenhams, Dorothy Perkins, Dr Martens, Early Learning Centre, Fiflop, Fred Perry, French Sole, Hamleys, Harrods, Jo Malone, Joseph Joseph, Kitchen Craft, Laura Ashley, Liverpool Football Club, Lyle & Scott, Marks & Spencer, Miss Selfridge, MODALU England, Morphy Richards, Mothercare, Natural Looks, Neal’s Yard, Newens of London, Next, Outback, Penhaligon’s, Pepe Jeans, Radley London, Royal Albert, Royal Doulton, Sports Direct, STORM London, Superdry, Ted Baker, The Body Shop, TM LEwin, TONI & GUY, Topman, Topshop, Wallis, Warehouse, Waterford and Wedgwood, as well as the British brands in Robinsons Departmental Store and on ZALORA online store.

Also participating in this contest are Hilton Kuala Lumpur Hotel ‘s 10 restaurants and bars, namely GRAZE, Zeta, Chynna, Iketeru, Chambers Grill, Chambers Bar, Boardwalk, The Lounge, Vasco’s, Oro Cafe. Patrons who spend RM250 and above during dine-in are eligible to enter the contest. Contest form can be deposited into Britain’s iconic red post box placed at hotel lobby from 1st to 31st October 2015.

For more information about Food is GREAT Festival, visit or contact +603 2264 2596 or email #GREATHiltonKL