Central Market, Kuala Lumpur
Favorite thing: The central market is another place which has a long history behind its existence. It used to be a wet market but in 1986 it was renovated and now its well-known place for its arts and crafts. It has dozens of food outlets.
You must watch the expert kite maker design a traditional Moon Kite. Pasar Seni is a huge place with an interesting variety of ethnic stalls offering the various items associated with the cultures of the population of Malaysia.
Some of the items for sale are beautiful, interesting, useful and some can be pretty weird to Westerners.
This was one of the first stops I made in KL and I wish I had gone back a second time after being in the country for a while. I would have bought a few things to bring home that I didn't know about until later on.
I never bought the kite but enjoyed watching the man at his craft.
Near the Central market there are a few cinemas.
This is a perfect place to hide from the heat and rest your feet after a few hours of walking.
The cinemas have AC and it's cheap. See the newest Hollywood movies or a local action movie...
Hollywood movies are subtitled in Malay.
Local movies are subtitled in English. Ask the cashier if you are unsure about the subtitling...
Enjoy the film!
Fondest memory: Meeting this very friendly Chinese chap in the central market who was happy to pose for me. His style of dress and plaited hair caught my attention.