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Private Tour: KL Tower Revolving Restaurant Buffet Dinner and Central Market Night Tour
"After pickup by private vehichle from your Kuala Lumpur hotel start the evening with a guided stroll around Kuala Lumpur's famous Central Market where you’ll find a wide selection of Malaysian handicrafts and souvenirs on display. This is the place to have your portrait sketched by local artists in less than 15 minutes.After your visit you’ll be driven to the most imposing landmark in the city the KL Tower. At 1380 feet (421 meters) it ranks as the tallest tower in Asia. Here
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Full-Day Kuala Lumpur City Tour including Petronas Towers and Batu Caves
"After being picked up from your hotel your driver/guide will show you the charms of the Malaysian capital that are only known to the locals. You’ll have photo stops at King’s Palace Independence Square and at the famous Petronas Twin Towers! Head up to the observation deck of the Twin Towers with your admission ticket where a guide will provide a briefing about the structure before you take in the spectacular city views. On the tour you’ll see the National Monument the National Mosque and the Old Railway Station. Also enjoy a visit to Batu Caves
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Half-Day Shopping and Market Exploration Tour in Kuala Lumpur
"Your half-day tour begins when you are picked up at your hotel and transported to shop and trek through the streets of Chinatown. The alleys are packed with food stalls selling a wide range of traditional and local food and goods so you can master the ar or Little India one of the oldest settlements in the country. This area is very beautiful with colorful streets and Indian shops. You can purchase almost every Indian product here such as Sari's flower garlands and delicious Dosa.After tasting and shopping at Little India you will move to the Central Market Pasar Seni another indoor bazaar not far from Chinatown. The market is spacious and offers a variety of food
From $44.00

Central Market Tips (49)

Central Market

Yes, KL is one of the city of merchants in South East Asia, where you can find spots to satisfy your shopping lust. But, if you are in KL, spare your time to visit Central Market. This is still touristic spot though, but unlike the new and modern shopping malls, with your fave brands, the Central Market offers something ¡¥arty¡¦. There is ¡¥street performance¡¦, handmade collection of fashion and souvenirs, portrait painters and fortune teller (the famous fortune teller was (unfortunately) unavailable when me and many tourists waiting for him patiently for reading our palms, cards or whatever for us to anticipate the goods and bads in our future ƒº.
The Central Market building is built since 1888 and it used to be vegetables and fish market. No fishy smells left, just art and enjoyable of window shopping that are there now.

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Rinjani
Sep 08, 2006

Visit the Central Market

The Central Market is hosted in a huge art deco building surrounded by a pedestrian area in the very heart of the city. Most of the stalls are currently selling art and crafts, but it was anyway interesting to visit it early in the morning when the stalls were opening.

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DanielF
Aug 17, 2006

Visit Central Market

This is a great place to visit for the day. I've included pix inside so you get an idea of what to expect. This market is great place to get out of the heat for a while since its airconditioned. There are many stands with food options, small restaurants upstairs, lots of clothes stalls, souvenirs, toys, even a tropical fish store.

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makiro
Jun 20, 2006

Swap meat Malaysia style

In the central markets you can find a wide selection of goods from expensive pottery to secondhand goods. We brought a few nice nick nacks here, although we saw them in Australian shops when we got home, however it is still nice to buy it on holiday as a remembrance. My husband picked up a great rucksack here at a cheap price. We then lugged it around Sabah and it proved a good investment. If you have been to Thailand you may find KL expensive. We saw a silk table we had brought in Phuket for $30 with a price tag $200 in KL. Its a good idea to do the rounds first as many shops sell the same item with different prices. You can haggle but we did not find it as well received as in other Asian areas. Up stairs you will find a food mall where we got a good meal very cheap. If you haven't tried the frozen ice dessert that is very popular with the locals, then you can do that here.

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hennanights
May 15, 2006
 
 
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Central Markets - touristy trinkits

It's not only the cheap Chinese imports, there's also many examples of local crafts and art.
You can buy a didgeridoo if you're not heading for Australia or a Malaysian made (beware of the Chinese made) miniature Twin Towers made from Penang pewter (not the more famous and expensive Royal Selangor Pewter).

The Government has recently made substantial renovations to the lovely old building that houses this 2 story collection of local (when most of them are) arts and crafts and it's a great place to browse on your way to or from Chinatown.

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ogb4619
Nov 22, 2005

Shop at Central Market

A lot of souvenirs and local handicrafts are sold here. You can haggle your way until your desired price, if you're lucky. You can also take a break (cold coffee or fruit drinks) at My Friend Cafe located at a colored building at the back entrance of Central Market.

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iris_e
Jun 10, 2005

Central market

Do u know that it use to be a WET market...
But now its a must visit place for the tourist to get souviniers and also any other stuffs...

periodically there are prformances demonstration around and also fortune telling (but my advise : think twice)...
Many stores at Central Market sell clothing and other goods made from the colorful, traditional Malaysian batik - beautiful and, in most cases, hand-drawn and hand-printed fabrics.
Riverside amphitheatre located outside of the building is the venue for regular performances of traditional and contemporary dances and musical concerts.

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Kaynisa
May 17, 2005

The Central Market: Shop under air-conned comfort

Folks wishing to shop in comfort, this is the place to be. There are plenty of stalls selling stuff from ethnic clothings, arts and crafts, souvenirs, ethnic food, to furnitures etc all under one roof. There is even a food court within the light-blue coloured building.

Come during Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month, and there will be plenty of food stalls outside the Central Market, selling food items for Muslims to break fast after a whole day of fasting. It will be more noisy and crowded then, and there will be decorations put up in preparation of the festival of Hari Raya Puasa, the Islamic New Year.

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Apr 23, 2005

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Central Market.

This is one of my favourite place to visit while in KL. I love to watch the artist draw potrait as well as look at the various arts and crafts on offer.

About fifty years ago this was a wet market but today, the art-deco structure of the Central Market is a centre for the display for Malaysian culture, arts and crafts.

There are also some food outlets here where you can get a bite.

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Robdaz
Mar 12, 2005

China Town

China Town or Petaling Street as it is properly known offers a very different character. It is a colourful street with plenty of shops, restaurants and street hawkers. Regional Chinese cuisine can be found here in the blend of shops from Chinese Medicine to “Rolex” watches.

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MikeAtSea
Dec 23, 2004

CENTRAL MARKET

a great place to shop, we loved the Art Deco features of the central market
it has been repainted and renovated not long ago
the market now houses many different sorts of stalls and you can find interesting souveniers here, from kites to jewellery, and you can try your bartering skills

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BerniShand
Dec 20, 2004

Makcik kat Central Market

Malay lady busy calling her friend or family at Central Market, she has no time to care anybody beside her, what an opportunity to snap her for VT. Nowadays you get many chances where photos has peoples talking with mobile phones, its our modern up-to-date indication I guess.

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l_joo
Dec 04, 2004

Things to Do Near Central Market

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Sin Sze Si Ya Temple

This, the oldest, and has to be the one with the most character, temple in Chinatown is a delight to visit. You are made very welcome, no entrance fee, and you can smell the history here. It was...
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Sri Mahamariamman Indian Temple

Indians are Malaysia's third ethnic group, after Malay and Chinese, and make up a good ten percent of Kuala Lumpur's population. This Hindu temple, like the temple in Singapore which it closely...
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Chinatown - Petaling Street

Chinatown is Flea Market known of its cheap Items sold by street vendors including street food as well. A visit during the night will be awesome. I only went during the day and got myself some cheap...
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Railway Station

The Kuala Lumpur Railway Station opened in 1910 and is notable for its architecture, adopting a mixture of Eastern and Western designs. The station contains a main hall, ticket counters and offices,...
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Sultan Abdul Samad Building

Hidden far away from Kuala Lumpur's new city centre, the Sultan Abdul Samad Building stands proudly over Independence Square, and ignores the towering glass and steel that grows behind its back, day...
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National Mosque - Masjid Negara

Near KL station and the Islamic Arts Museum and the Bird Park is the National Mosque. Non-Muslims are welcome to enter, and entry is free of charge, but a dress code must be observed. Male and female...
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Getting to Central Market

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Jalan Hang Kasturi

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  • Sunday 10:00 to 22:00
  • Monday 10:00 to 22:00
  • Tuesday 10:00 to 22:00
  • Wednesday 10:00 to 22:00
  • Thursday 10:00 to 22:00
  • Friday 10:00 to 22:00
  • Saturday 10:00 to 22:00

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