Central Market

Currently Open [Closes at 10:00 pm]
  • Address: Jalan Hang Kasturi, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +60-322746542
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Market, Exhibition , Specialty Shop, Heritage Building

Central Market - Review

A major landmark, a popular tourist attraction, a beautiful building, and a historical heritage - this market is all of these. Formed 120 years ago, it used to be a wet market. It has since evolved into a much more cultured scene. Today it is filled with boutiques, handicraft stalls, arts and crafts stalls. That’s on the first floor. The second floor has a collection of delicious restaurants.

The sections of the market are divided by race. This means the best time to visit the market is during festivals, when the ethnic communities really shine - Hari Raya, Chinese New Year, Deepavali. The market is also popular place to hold contemporary art exhibitions, in the Annexe Gallery. Do not miss checking out of the Batik Emporium.

One of the most happening places in Kuala Lumpur, the Central Market offers time in recreation, fun along with some history. While there are no tickets for Central Market, you can always go for an extra deal by spending small money. If you buy tickets for Central Market, you are bound to have some real fun with easy and hassle free access. Tickets for Central Market tours take you to all its corners and boutiques. If you are interested further, you can check out the tickets section for detailed Central Market ticket prices. Also, visit nearby attractions in the city which are covered in Kuala Lumpur itinerary 5 days.

How To reach Central Market by Public Transport

  • B115, BET 2, BET3, BET 4, U80, U88, U224, LRT Pasar Seni, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock

Restaurants Near Central Market

  • Restoran Zing Kong
  • Rasa Kelantan

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TripHobo Highlights for Central Market

  • Central Market Address: Jalan Hang Kasturi, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
  • Central Market Contact Number: +60-322746542
  • Central Market Timing: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Central Market Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Central Market(preferred time): 12:00 pm - 08:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Central Market: 00:30 Mins
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Things to Know Before Visiting Central Market

  • 95% of people who visit Kuala Lumpur include Central Market in their plan

  • 37.31% of people start their Central Market visit around 4 PM - 5 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Central Market

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

81.89% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Central Market

People normally club together Islamic Arts Museum and China Town while planning their visit to Central Market.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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  • The best market ever in whole Kuala Lumpur. I recommend to go there to purchase souvenir gifts. Highly recommend to buy Durian chocolate jar love the test of this kind of chocolate and it's only available in this market hardly to find it somewhere else. The market is covered so even if it is raining you will spend good time with friends and family. Just remember you have to negotiate the price. Also there is an exchange currency shop inside. Even there is carrier for shipping your goods next to the main door. Your like for the review will encourage me to write more reviews.

  • The best place you can go for if you are a shopaholic. You can test your bargain skills. Food is amazing. I can roam all day with different drinks on my hand and great food everywhere. Want to take back some souvenirs back home, this is the place for you. Beware of duplicate items. Who cares as long as it served the purpose. But don't buy duplicate electronic items.

  • Central Market is an air conditioned semi-mall located in the heart of the city close to Chinatown. We went there hoping to find some authentic Malaysian souvenirs and articles but by the time we were done, we were mostly disappointed. The market has quite a few small shops selling a variety of things from clothes, footwear, jewelry, wooden articles etc., but there isn't much variety since the same stuff is available at most shops. There are also a few small eateries that seem good. It is important to explore the shops on the first floor as well. You might just find something good. Remember to you use your bargaining skills to full use if you don't want to be ripped off. Sadly, the best thing we found about this market was that the air conditioning was good prompting us to stay on a little longer to avoid the mid day humidity.

  • Wonderful touristy spot filled with some artistic materials. Merchandise sold (most as mass produced souvenirs and not artworks) were similar in most shops with a few varieties if you know what to look for. Upstairs cafetarias and eateries have a nice seating ambience. Avoid tourist trap such as the 3-D Experience. Otherwise one should spend a good 2 hours walking and browsing the stalls and shops. The fish spas are a bit out of place.

  • Nice for a visit and break from the heat. The decor inside is lively and worth seeing. The actual market has variety but i think is expensive vs other shops because it is central market. You will get much better deals in more non tourist markets. Much of the stuff is also similar with the exception of some nice craft and clothing shops. I'd say definitely put t on the KL tourist list but don't expect amazing deals.

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