Petaling Street is the focal point of the famous Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur which is a popular and much visited tourist destination in Malaysia. Positioned on the southeast part of the Central Market, Petaling Street at Chinatown is lovingly called PS by locals. The street borders Jalan Petaling, Jalan Sultan and Jalan Bandar.
The best time of the day to discover the unique surprises of Petaling Street also known simply as Chinatown is when the sun goes down. It is a part of Kuala Lumpur that can never be found quiet with its large and busy crowds which alone makes Petaling Street a fun and exciting place to be.
At one time Petaling Street was an unsheltered place with bumpy roads and wrecked pavements. However, today it has transformed in to a more convenient place for shopping with shelter provided by two big Chinese style arches welcoming visitors to enjoy a memorable experience. This lively market place is recognised as a paradise for the bargain hunter and is one of the city’s foremost shopping locations.
Petaling Street is well known for its extensive selection of stalls and bazaars selling various kinds of products ranging from handbags, watches, clothes, caps, shoes, sunglasses, fabrics and even souvenirs. Another distinct feature of this bustling street is its jewellery stores selling an implausible array of fine and skillfully crafted jewellery mostly made out of gold. This energetic market place is also a place to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables, poultry and even seafood.
Food is a must mention and must taste item in Petaling Street at Chinatown. It’s one of the best places in Kuala Lumpur to relish mouthwatering Chinese food.
There are a wide choice of restaurants with generations of experience in serving delectable food and friendly service. Most visitors come here to taste the famous Hokkien Noodles and visit Kuala Lumpur’s longest surviving restaurant run by a family which is the Yook Woo Hin restaurant.