In our second feature, we highlight MINIATURE HOBBY. (UPDATE 2017: MINIATURE HOBBY NO LONGER HAS AN OUTLET IN MALAYSIA)
What started as a modest hobby shop in Bukit Bintang, grew in 1-Utama in the mid 90s, relocated to Mid-Valley Megamall in the late 90s, and eventually settled down in their new home at Sect 14, Petaling Jaya.
Miniature Hobby (MH) is no stranger to the local modelling fratenity in the Klang Valley and beyond as it was another of the early pioneering shops offering a wide variety of kits, and accessories to modellers. It still remains faithful to its formation despite the change of management throughout the years and have extended the scope of the business to also selling tools, die cast collectables, R/C products and to some extent, toys and figurines. Since moving to PJ, Jeff Lim have singlehandedly taken on the role of the 'friendly neighbourhood model supplier' seeing to the clientele and questions alike. It was only recently that a new assistant was employed.
Located at a convenient and busy section 14 of PJ, at the 1st floor above Sushi King, you can get to the area by bus ( with a convenient bus stop nearby) or you can try your luck parking either on the roadsides or conveniently do so at the multilevel parking building which is extended from the Digital Mall.
Up the stairs, a series of future release features greets you and through the door, a large variety of kits greet you. You can spend hours going through the variety as they are arranged by category of manufacturer. Sales specials are also displayed prominently. You can also look at the display cases which often highlights the work of group builds initiated by MH in their promotion activities. MH has a good reputation for fair pricing and good customer service.
Regret to note that Miniature Hobby has closed. (updated 2021)
MH is the distributor for Trumpeter, Academy, Italeri, ARV Club, Revell, Easy Model, Mr Hobby amongst other brands .More details of the shop can be obtained from www.miniaturehobby.com.my as MH have regular promotions worth checking out.
Many thanks to MINIATURE HOBBY for their kind permission and assistance in this feature.
UPDATE JULY 2013: MH has ceased operations in KL.
by CK Tang and CK Loo