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Central Market Kuala Lumpur

Open today: 10:00 - 21:30
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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...more
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Jalan Hang Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur 50050, Malaysia
+60 3-2031 0399
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All reviews air conditioned souvenir shopping food court arts and crafts indoor market place to buy souvenirs kasturi walk pasar seni petaling street souvenir items fish spa wet market t shirts stalls selling stall holders worth a visit for sale
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I googled this place to get some gifts and souvenirs for friends and family, and at a reasonable price. There are many stores and stalls inside this market. You can find most of the things like gifts, chocolates, souvenirs, hand craft stores, etc. here but...More

Thank arpit294
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stumbled across this market and ended up spending a few hours here. There were stalls from Malay, Chinese and Indian vendors so there was lots to look at. There were also lots of food stalls too which are reasonably priced. We enjoyed just taking...More

Thank Hjlundbeck
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited here briefly on a business trip to get gifts and souvenirs for my family. Some nice craft stores and the usual array of sun glasses and watches! Conveniently located near a train station and easy to access from city centre hotels. Be ready to...More

Thank Shaun M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's a great place to explore more about the cultural diversity of west Malaysia. A lot of souvenirs can be found here. I had a limited time so I didn't manage to explore thoroughly but foods being sold here can be improved. More traditional cuisines...More

Thank njayyyyy
Reviewed 5 days ago

This building has really gone thought a long long history of transformation, but it is all good. You could hardly find another place with so many Malaysian handicrafts under one roof, more so, you can shop very comfortably. The toilet is one that impresses. My...More

Thank Chui Mei C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This vast market lies adjacent to the River Klang one side and a fascinating street market on the other. I arrived at 9am but sadly did not open until 10am. Excellent public transport links near by.

Thank 429Happy
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Many sections in this market. Sometimes fixed price, sometimes allowed to bargain. Depends on how manu you wanna buy. I am here just buy simple stuffs and local chocolate products. The restroom also very good.

Thank YogaEfendi
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lots of souvenir stalls and handicrafts. It offers a nice getaway from the heat in the city and there is lot of things for the little ones to look at. A couple of nice restaurants is located on the second floor.

Thank Jessica N
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Here you can reach easily by metro and cab. Find souvenirs, clothes at cheap prices and can bargain as well .

Thank Saai B
Reviewed 6 days ago

There are shops selling tons of souvenirs, Malay batiks, Chinese cheong sam, antiques and home made gifts. There is also a food court at the second floor

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29 August 2018|
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Response from CM1888 | Property representative |
Hi there, Sorry we're a little late to answer. But to clarify, Central Market is open daily including during public holidays and special days. Do note that some shops will be closed though. Hope this helps for your next... More
29 August 2018|
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Response from RLoke | Reviewed this property |
Should be open but safer to check with your hotel before going.
26 August 2018|
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Response from CM1888 | Property representative |
Hi there, There is no flower shop inside Pasar Seni, only chocolate flower bouquet. If you are planning to visit, our operation hours are 10.00am til 9.30pm. You may find flower shops at Jalan Tun H. S. Lee opposite... More