About Us

“ Asia-Pacific’s leading specialist retailer & brand builder in both downtown and travel retail environments ”

The Valiram Group, established in Kuala Lumpur in 1935, has grown from a textile merchant into a conglomerate of luxury and lifestyle brands, placing the company as one of the most prestigious specialist retailers in Southeast Asia today. The group represents more than 150 brands and operates over 150 stores in numerous categories from fashion & accessories, timepieces & jewellery, perfume & cosmetics, to confectionary and dining concepts. Its footprint covers Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Australia and China, in both domestic and travel retail environments.

We are experts in creating world-class retail environments, offering compelling and luxurious shopping experiences which are unique, imaginative and unparalleled. We act as a brand guardian for our partners, growing our business in the region while preserving the hereditary of the brand. We provide customer service that is second to none and carry an extensive offer of merchandise reaching out to consumers of today. The Valiram Group is continuously looking at new, exciting and strategic business opportunities. With that, the Valiram Group continues to bring to the region iconic luxury brands and cutting-edge retail concepts in the domestic and travel-retail arena.

Areas of business

  • Downtown
  • Travel retail
  • Airport
  • E-commerce


  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • Indonesia
  • Thailand
  • Philippines
  • Australia
  • China, Hong Kong, Macau
  • Russia



Utumal Valiram left Hyderabad,
Sindh (then), and arrived
in Kuala Lumpur, Malaya.


Valiram's first retail store opens
on KL's main trading street,
Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman.


Utumal Valiram passes on, leaving his
son, Jethanand to run the business at
a tender age of 17!


The retail store on Jalan Tuanku Abdul
Rahman closes as the business
focuses on wholesale, expanding its
repertoire from textiles to include
finished goods and yarn.


The 3rd generation of Valirams
return from studies abroad and
decide to diversify the business by
opening Café Iguana in Bangsar, KL
- one of the trendiest nightspots in
the city at the time.

1996 / 97

Under the leadership of brothers
Sharan, Ashvin and Mukesh, Valiram
opens the world's first airport-based
textile store at the Subang
International Airport.


KLIA begins operations and Valiram
secures the rights to operate the first
Dunhill boutique at an airport, in the


Swiss Watch Gallery and Fashion
Gallery open at Penang International
Airport. This marks the first of
many cutting edge retail concepts
Valiram introduces.


Expanding its retail portfoilo
Valiram opens Coach, Montblanc,
Hermes and Godiva at the
Kuala Lumpur International
Airport (KLIA)


Expanding beyond Malaysia,
travel retail business continues
to expand with The Flying Emporium,
the first seamless walk-through
retail store at an airport in Malaysia.
Montblanc opens in Penang
and Bally in Changi Airport, Singapore.

2005 / 06

Valiram opens its first
downtown store - Coach
at Suria KLCC, then
expanding to Singapore.


Multi-brand fashion stores
opens at Terminal 2, Changi Airport.
More brands open at Pavilion KL -
Rolex, IWC, Giuseppe Zanotti.


Valiram expands
to Indonesia and


Valiram expands significantly with
26 luxury stores at Singapore's first
casino in Resorts World Sentosa.
Victoria's Secret Beauty & Accessories
(VSBA) opens its first ever Asian store.
Additionally, Tumi and Canali open
more stores in Singapore.


Valiram launches the first
Michael Kors flagship boutique
in Pavilion KL, Malaysia.
Victoria's Secret Beauty &
Accessories opens in Macau.


Valiram's foray into F&B
continues with the first
TWG Tea salon & boutique
in Pavilion KL, Malaysia.


Victoria's Secret debuts
in Hong Kong.


Tory Burch opens its first store
in Malaysia at Pavilion KL.
Bath & Body Works first Asian store
opens in Singapore, followed by
Macau, Malaysia, Indonesia
and Thailand. VSBA debuts in China
with expansion plans beyond 2015.