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Address: 55 Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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You need to go to Petaling Street with fun shopping in mind, heckling is part of the experience and should be respectful and fun.

Reviewed 1 November 2016
Papamoa, New Zealand
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Penang, Malaysia
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

I'm local born Chinese. I remember when I was younger(20 years ago) I used to go to Petaling street all the time because there were a lot to see and eat. It was a bustling China town with local Chinese doing all stuffs Chinese. Last weekend I visited the place again, boy it has changed! The merchants are now foreigners... More 

Thank Danlowal
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172 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

It's a night market basically. Retail items sold are mainly the same from shop to shop. However, one goes there to try the street food and stalls. A must to experience Malaysia! Just be prepared that the street food lacks hygiene but still safe!

Thank Maxmaya
Papamoa, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

You need to go to Petaling Street with fun shopping in mind, heckling is part of the experience and should be respectful and fun.

Thank StuandLee
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

This place seems to be a must for foreign tourists but you hardly see anything Malaysian here anymore. There are bargains in abundance but the goods are mainly immitations from Thailand and China, nothing very Malaysian here. The sellers are mainly Pakistans and Bangaladesh, you hardly see any local faces. So, if you are looking for immitation bargains, this is... More 

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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I would skip this if I came back to KL again. The area is pretty small and the only real interesting part is the Petaling market which is full of fake purses, watches, shoes, etc. Most of the vendors are not Malay. Not culturally interesting. If you're looking for souvenirs go to the central market where you can find hand... More 

1 Thank Shane L
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I was here back in June 2016 and got a few bargains so while my partner was visiting me in India we went to KL for the weekend. One of the first stops for us was Chinatown and Petaling Street. Soaked up the sights and got some more bargains while here. It's a must do when in KL.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

If you seek hats, belts, shirts and a choice of thousands of copy watches then this is the place for you otherwise it is crowded, noisy and not particularly clean

Thank evilc13th
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

If you want buy cheap souvenir or handmade craft, you also come to petaling street. And if you like eating chinese food, this place is the best

Thank Hyeonri
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

Petaling Street is nothing overtly special. It's a typical China Town, and while they are charming they're all a bit same - same. There's a lot of knock off wares, touts, hawkers and the like. It lacks the charm of the rest of KL. There is a really great noodle house in the middle where the streets junction - but... More 

Thank Crashlove
Sitiawan, Malaysia
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

A unique and fun shopping street famous for its fake brands (bargaining) and many good eating places. This Chinatown attraction can be recommended but look out for pick pockets and the cleanliness is not up the expectations.

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