Established on 1st April 1974, Foto Shangri-La opened its first retail outlet at Equatorial Hotel Kuala Lumpur. Foto Shangri-La has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a small retailer in photographic equipment with a staff force of only 5 employees. Today, Foto Shangri-La is a retail chain and market leader in the retail of digital cameras, digital video cameras and accessories, comprising 3 retail outlets in the Klang Valley : Plaza Low Yat, Mid Valley Megamall, and Shop Lot 40-3 Jalan Sultan Ismail. Another related business activity is the importing and exporting of photographic equipments.

In March 2007, Foto Shangri-La expanded by opening its first Sony Centre at Mid Valley Megamall, selling full range of Sony products such as XPERIA Mobiles, VAIO Notebooks, BRAVIA TVs & Home Theatre, ALPHA Digital SLRs, NEX Mirrorless Systems, CYBERSHOT Digital Cameras, HANDYCAM Video Cameras, WALKMAN MP3 Players & Voice Recorders and PlayStation. It is more than just a one-stop store providing great value products.

June 2016, Foto Shangri-La expanded into the telco business service by offering SME Maxis Business Solutions, such as Business Fibre, mPOS, mDrive, Unity Lines, etc.

Foto Shangri-La is committed to continue its excellent track-record by offering the very best in photographic products and quality service.