Central Market Kuala Lumpur
Central Market is one of KL’s most familiar landmarks and a popular tourist attraction. Built in 1928, it is a short walk away from Petaling Street, along Jalan Hang Kasturi. Also called Pasar Seni, it used to be a simple wet market but in the early 1980s was revamped into a handicrafts outlet. Read More...
- Highlights: Arch Collection, Actop Craft, Asli Craft, Borneo Pearls, Cute Fish Spa, Dodo Art & Craft, Fine Batik, House of Silver, Kheng's Antique and Collectible, Success Portrait, Suria Portrait Centre, Swartz Creation.
- Opening Hours: Daily, 10:00 – 22:00
- Location: Just around the corner from Kota Raya Shopping Centre
- Address: No. 10, 1st-3rd floor, Jalan Hang Kasturi
- Tel: +603 2031 0399 or +603 2031 5399 or +603 2031 7399
Chow Kit Market in Kuala Lumpur
Chow Kit Market is recognised as one of Malaysia’s most infamous landmarks. Located at the northern end of Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, it is divided into two halves: the first half is home to the city’s unofficial Red Light District, while the other part is KL’s most popular local market. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 09:00 – 17:00
- Location: Jalan Haji Hussein, Chow Kit
Imbi Market at ICC Pudu
Imbi Market is an indoor wet market that houses rows of time-tested stalls selling fresh local produce, spices, fruits and freshly-butchered meat. Set within the ICC Pudu Building, it was originally a massive street market in Bukit Bintang that early risers and market goers often frequent due to its extensive range of inexpensive and authentic local Read More...
- Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 06:00 – midday
- Address: ICC Pudu, Jalan Kijang, Pudu, Kuala Lumpur
Kampung Baru Market
The Kampung Baru Sunday Market is predominantly run by the area’s Malay community, making it a great shopping venue for those looking for traditional Malay apparels (such as sarong, baju kurung, and songkok), jewellery, and handicrafts. The name of this street market can be confusing to some since it actually runs from Saturday evening to early Sunday morning. Founded in 1899, Kampung Baru Sunday Market is also a popular food haven in KL city centre as visitors can enjoy Malay specialities, including rojak (spicy fruit and vegetable salad), grilled fish, satays (grilled meat skewers), nasi lemak, and colourful kuih.
- Opening Hours: Saturday 18:00 – 01:00
- Address: Jalan Raja Muda Musa, Kuala Lumpur
Kasturi Walk in Kuala Lumpur
Kasturi Walk is a covered, open-air flea market set along Jalan Kasturi, a lane running alongside Central Market. Here, you’ll find local snacks and vendors selling fake label handbags, watches, T-shirts, flip flops and more as well as fruit stalls. It is similar to Petaling Street but not as crowded. Right over the front entrance of Read More...
- Highlights: local snacks and vendors selling fake label handbags, watches, T-shirts, flip flops and more as well as fruit stalls
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 21:30
- Location: Jalan Kasturi
Night Markets in KL (Pasar Malam)
Night Markets, which are called 'Pasar Malam', are a very prominent feature of Malaysian shopping. They're available in every state and popular because they allow locals to do shopping for their household needs within their own residential areas. Night markets are basically streets which are converted for one day only in a week into a market-place, Read More...
- Location: Bangsar night market: Sunday evenings. (beside the mosque)
Connaught night market: Wednesday evenings. (Jalan Cerdas, the longest night market)
Petaling Street in Chinatown
Ask anyone who’s been to Malaysia about Petaling Street and they will cite it as a shopper’s haven, albeit in a different league when compared to its more glamourous counterparts, Bukit Bintang and KLCC. A well-known shopping district, the whole area transforms into a lively and vibrant night market after dark, with hundreds of stalls selling Read More...