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Central Market, Kuala Lumpur
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Visit Central Market, a famous retail and cultural center noted as a Malaysian Heritage Site. Founded in 1888, the iconic Art Deco building originally served the local community as a wet market selling meat and produce. Today it features a traditional stall layout with vendors selling everything from antiques to T-shirts. Head to the annex in the back of the building to see art galleries, performance areas, and shops selling arts and crafts. If you've worked up an appetite, the popular food court offers a range of delicious treats from across the world in a bustling and authentic setting. Work out when and for how long to visit Central Market and other Kuala Lumpur attractions using our handy Kuala Lumpur family vacation planner.
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  • There are many shops and kiosks in a bazaar like concept. We could find Malaysian handicraft, batik, souvenirs, antiques and collectables. There is a conducive shopping ambience displaying the best of...  more »
  • Walking around China town, found by chance. In the position at a distance of 5 minutes of the Pasar Seni station on the north side. There are a variety of stores in local colour, very very good. Again visited wandered around China town, so may feel. If you buy a souvenir, here is recommended from Chinatown. Paid in addition, toilet, 0.5 has RM coin put in the gate. 0.5 RM ball was to Exchange my brother sitting next to the gate.
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  • This was one of the cheapest markets I've been to in SE Asia over the past 4 months. Vendors were friendly, no grabbing or yelling. Prices were fair and easily negotiated to rock bottom prices. Cheape...  more »
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  • Okay, so it's full of people who want to take your money in exchange for (mostly) worthless trinkets. The plus side is you can find a dozen different forms of the souvenir you're looking for. Magnets, postcards, pewter, oh, what have you. Bargain your way to a good deal, grab a bite at the food court... Oh, and you can take the train wherever you need to go. Big plus there. Souvenir hunters, try Jalan Petaling just a few minutes' walk away.
  • Great place to visit while in KL. Basically you can do all your bits and pieces shopping here. Plus a lot of little things for yourself. Get your feet nibbled by the little fishies. Some clothes or fabrics. Trinkets of KL or something a little more different. Food here was pretty great. As elsewhere in KL size of venue had no bearing on quality. So even if its a small shopfront with one steamer, the dumplings will probably be awesome. Some climate control is inside so you'll be relieved a bit. Lots of taxi's and public transport go there as well.
  • Nice Bazar! Enjoyed it very much. lot of handcraft and cheap food stalls! Great!
  • Little expensive but good. You should start bargaining from rhe half of the etiquette price. And first have a look all the shops. Then start bargaining.
  • It's a lovely maze of shops. Local souvenirs and handicraft. Try getting your and and your loved ones name engraved on rice and then bottled together in a lovely locket to treasure for ever. Also take home a bottle of wild honey.