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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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  • When you buy sea cucumber SOAP tourists in Kuala Lumpur, maybe not here but isn't it? I think. Use the Uber moved from the hotel (Grand Hyatt) are not familiar in Japan, but in Kuala Lumpur is quite natural. Certainly, one way RM seventh place was. Alone, not the price of one, so is the recommended way. Close with comparatively large store located in central area for sea cucumber SOAP is taught information Lady (sea cucumber SOAP was pushing the total) found a small sundries shop. I bought in the small shop. And wanted things and write why below, Japanese women is handcrafted on site and a bit but cheered at the young woman had a scent and using natural materials, especially liked the scent of Lemongrass and sold a more modest sales staff about various mix and would have purchased about 10? I don't have to say anything was discounted. Users of SOAP. Moist feel grate may be my imagination, but with care, and thank you again.
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  • The last time I went to central market was in 2008 and after almost 9years I revisited this place to look for painting - The KISS -Gustav Klimt. Not sure could be due to still CNY holiday, not all pai...  more »
  • 中央藝術坊是一個可以買到很多不同種類紀念品的好地方, 這裏鄰近唐人街, 十分方便. 各式各樣的貨物, 足夠你在這類花上半天. 商場內有食店, 當行到累時可以作休息 
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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.