Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur

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Chow Kit is a sub-district in central Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is located around Jalan Chow Kit (Chow Kit Road) and is enclosed by the parallel streets of Jalan Raja Laut and Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman. It is named after Loke Chow Kit (陸秋傑) a well-known miner municipal councilor, public official, and also the first local owner of a department store - Chow Kit & Co – which was the largest in KL at the time. Today the area features a large Indonesian community, and more recently, a small African community. It has a daily wet market known as Bazaar Baru Chow Kit which is the largest wet market in Kuala Lumpur and is a tourist attraction. It also features a night market also known as Bundle Chow Kit along Lorong Haji Taib which is known for the sale of used clothings and accessories.TransportationThe KL Monorail Chow Kit Monorail station is situated in this area and the Ampang Line PWTC LRT station is located nearby.In popular cultureChow Kit Road became the subject of hit song, Chow Kit Road, made famous by the late Sudirman Arshad. Sudirman held an open-air concert on the road in 1986 to a 100,000-strong audience.
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  • October 1, 2017
    From monorail Chow Kit monorail station is the fresh food markets, about 6 minutes on foot. Go to meat, poultry and fish, deep and vegetables, fruits are sometimes lined with spice shops. So as not to disturb locals go to market, so I walked. Purchased a Malayan mangoes and spices. Cheap clothing shops around the market came back to KL Sentral, use Redline GOKL is back. Is a nice modern KL market like this and my heart will be attracted.
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  • September 27, 2017
    Chow Kit market is extremely smelly and dirty. There,s a market nearby similar to Chinatown. This was our first experience in Asia so maybe it's the norm.  more »
  • September 5, 2017
    Walked and walked the town market was found is not entirely local, 完全 に で ローカル 用 観光 的 な and tourism is no. Comparison of the sight of the common market and the Petronas Twin Towers is impressive location.
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  • September 7, 2017
    Everything is fresh here and the prices are good, you should be prepared because it is not fancy place, you will see alot of dirt and blood, but as I said it is very fresh
  • September 5, 2017
    Traditional southeast asian market with economic prices and plenty of product. I liked mainly the tropical fruit area. Yet a little bit draw back from hyginic aspect.
  • July 20, 2017
    Not the cleanest of place in KL but certainly THE best wet market in Kuala Lumpur. The choices of fresh goods is certainly staggering and can be overwhelming to the uninitiated, but is unbeatable in range and price! Even the best hotels and restaurants in KL source their raw ingredients from this century old market!
  • July 17, 2017
    Fresh items are considerably more expensive than other wet market. Parking is a nightmare
  • January 15, 2017
    A lot of local and imported fruits can be found here. The price is quite cheap and in fact you can bargain for a lower price. It has the eating places known as warong and many local dishes are cooked fresh here. You can find all sorts of clothing as well. T-shirts printed with local pictures and slogans are quite cheap but of course not so much on the qualities. It's a nice place to visit.

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