Last night, I have visited the newly open Uptown Banknote shop after his old shop was burned in October last year. His shop located at Uptown Shah Alam or also known as Kompleks Muhibbah at Seksyen 24 Shah Alam. Chee Ly is the only banknote and coin dealer in Uptown Shah Alam.
The last time I visited him was in July 2011 (you can read about it here; Uptown Shah Alam). He told me, his new shop renovation completed during the fasting month this year. He also told me that his new shop is a bit smaller compare to the old one that I visited in 2011. Chee Ly was very active in joining numismatic auction, exhibition and flea market sales around Malaysia.
The easiest way to find Uptown Shah Alam is using KESAS (Shah Alam Highway) and enter LKSA ( Lebuhraya Kemuning-Shah Alam), just look for Kompleks Muhibbah Shah Alam signboard after you pay your toll. You need to make a U-Turn at the Persiaran Jubli Perak roundabout. There are no nearby LRT or train. The nearest train is KTM Komuter Shah Alam Station and you need to use taxi service to go to Uptown Shah Alam.
Uptown Banknote & Coin Collection
Address: Lot 36, Blok B. Kompleks Muhibbah, jalan Taugeh 24/13, Persiaran Sultan, Seksyen 24, Shah Alam.
Tel: +60-142364828 (better called him before you make a visit)
Opening days: Tuesday until Sunday. Closed on Monday and Public Holidays.
Opening hours: 8.30pm until 2.30am
Facebook: Uptown Banknote
Uptown Banknote shop open from Tuesday until Sunday every week. His shop closed on Monday and during Major Public Holidays. His shop open from 8.30pm until 2.30am. You are advised to call him in advance if you want to meet him.
It is not difficult to find Chee Ly new shop, you need to enter the food area at the back of the Uptown Shah Alam, his shop is just few shops away.
His shop trademark are custom made coins and banknotes frames. You can find many Malaysia banknote which has been framed on his shop wall.
He told me, this time he will be more focus on numismatic items in his shop. Compare to the old shop that sell and display raybans, Coke-cola bottle, collectible cigarette items and stickers. His present shop only sell Malaysia coin cards, banknotes, coins, numismatic catalogs and numismatic accesories.
You can also find many Malaysia coin cards and medallion card in Uptown banknote shop. Except for the rare coin cards such as Police and RMK9, you can find many choice of Malaysia coin card here, a good place for newbie to find their coin card.