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Central Market

Jalan Hang Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur 50050, Malaysia
+60 3-2031 0399
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Central Market began life as a wet market in 1888, built by Yap Ah Loy, the city’s Chinese Kapitan. It served as a prominent landmark in colonial and modern-day Kuala Lumpur. When the wet market was relocated in the 1980s, the Malaysian Heritage Society successfully petitioned against the demolition of the building. Now, Central Market Kuala Lumpur is an iconic attraction and a delightful destination for tourists, shoppers and art lovers.
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good49%
  • Average24%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“food court” (173 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 21:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Jalan Hang Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur 50050, Malaysia
+60 3-2031 0399
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not that great of a bargain bit okay for souvenirs since several things are in one place...beware for the same item from store to store, you could be quoted double the price...

Thank travel2findoneself
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went here in June by myself to travel around Borneo and did a few days in KL. This is a good place to go in you are looking for traditional souvenirs as either gifts for you or friends/family. They had ornaments, clothing items, wooden masks...More

Thank Lucy B
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are after souvenirs or something a bit more authentic go to Central Market! Prices pretty good as are the quality of items. Places to eat upstairs (we didn't so can't recommend). Can't recommend enough if you are in KL.

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We’ve been rather disappointed by this central market as the shops are of little interest and the nearby Chinese quarter is much more fun

Thank Jorgfr
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you only have a few days in KL, and want to pick up gifts for friends overseas, this is a very convenient place to go. Not everything in here is Malaysian, but there is a lot of it to choose from, and you can...More

Thank EmilySG15
Reviewed 3 days ago

This 2 level market is open from 10am every day. There's a smaller street market right outside and China town only a minutes walk away. Central Market has a couple of eateries, including one where you can buy an approximation of Western Food! The markets...More

Thank Ross K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was the Central Market back then however it has been transformed to be a tourist hub imitating Covent Gardens in London England. It's a poor cousin to Covent Gardens and I remembered it to be better with more authentic Malaysian handicraft stalls and shops...More

Thank Patrick L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place open in 10am in the morning, if you go there before the place open, you still can found lot of attraction here, many Arabian people sell stuffs or foods here. Malaysian government keep this place historical, they want to give the colonial experience...More

Thank FranciscusZheng
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It had been a while but we felt like Central Market was just like we left it. There are always interesting items for gifts to take home. Maybe a little on the pricy side. I suggest barter hard and keep smiling and you just might...More

Thank whowesit
Reviewed 4 days ago

located near china market, it is best place to buy souvenirs. Though there will be less bargain in compare to china market, the product will be of good quality.

Thank Anmol4u
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Mohammad A
30 June 2017|
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Response from navneet03 | Reviewed this property |
You can get it at Surya mall
Maree B
15 April 2017|
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Response from CM1888 | Property representative |
Hi Maree, Yes. Credit cards are accepted here. So, worry not when you shop at our complex. Have fun shopping at Central Market Kuala Lumpur :)
11 April 2017|
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Response from CM1888 | Property representative |
Hello there, Greetings from Central Market Kuala Lumpur! We are open as usual during Idul Fitri from 10am - 9.30pm. However, some shops might be closed during the festive season. Hope to welcome you here soon. Thank... More