Central Market, Kuala Lumpur

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  • Address: Jalan Hang Kasturi, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +60-322746542
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Market, Exhibition , Specialty Shop, Heritage Building
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About Central Market, Kuala Lumpur

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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Central Market Tour Reviews

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    On 02-Oct-2016

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  • Best place to buy Malaysian souvenir, the price much cheaper rather than in mall for the same object. For 'traditional' market, it is safe so don't worry and there is a security and staff. If you have good negotiation skill, you can get more cheaper price. Toilet were clean and comfort but must pay for 50cent. The scenery were "instagramable"

  • Great place for buying gifts and dry foods. Also have other products. Relatively cheaper than other shopping malls. Warehouse like feeling with nice ambiance. Fish spa was also nice. But still everything felt like more expansive than Bangkok malls.

  • its a street type market A number of shops a there like, gift house, some non veg food shops, some juice shops and some other baby toy shops. Some sellers do bargaining a lot. They demand for a higher price but when one want to leave shop they immediately drop price. But inside the market large number of gift shops are there, some clothing stores too. We enjoyed a lot here. Definitely if you are coming Kuala lumpur must visit here.. had cool experience

  • The Food Court in Central Market is worth visiting. One can taste different local cuisine. A stall that should not be missed is the Ice Kacang stall. The generous condiments added to the lovely taste of ABC. The white furniture adds ambience to the food court. I would recommend to senior citizens who would like to chill and also to those who want a quiet place to chat. As a senior citizen I gathered there with my retired friends who spent the whole day chatting and savouring food. Make it a point to drop by for a drink.

  • A really nice place to shop especially for tourists ! There are variety of things with very affordable prices. The building is air conditioned and there is a huge parking space. There is an information desk is very useful if you have enquiries regarding Central Market itself or just touring around Kuala Lumpur. This 2 storey building fits in a lot of shops and there are some activities that you can do like batik painting, have your portrait drawn also trying on Malaysian traditional clothes.

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