If you are looking to soak up some culture, buy some souvenirs or just get in some retail therapy, then the oldest market building in KL is the place for you; welcome to Central Market Kuala Lumpur!

Kuala Lampur Central Market

Kuala Lampur Central Market | Image Credit : Azreey, KLCentralMarket, CC BY-SA 3.0

Planning Your Visit

Located in the Chinatown area, this well-known attraction can be found on Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, around a 13-minute drive from Ascott Kuala Lumpur. The market can be easily accessed via train on the Kelana Jaya LRT Line or the Go KL City Bus, both of which have stops at the nearby Pasar Seni Station.

Getting Started

It’s convenient to stay at a hotel or serviced apartment in Kuala Lumpur that’s close to the Central Market since there’s so much to explore. Inside you will find diverse “lanes” each with their own specialities; for example, Lorong Melayu, Lorong Cina and Lorong India offer products linked with the city’s Malay, Chinese and Indian communities respectively.

More to Explore

The market is home to a batik emporium where you can purchase all manner of batik products, while there are stalls also selling handicrafts, antiques, cosmetics, souvenirs, clothing and more. Venture to the Lorong Kelapa area and find a range of traditional local snacks on offer too.

Entertainment & Dining

Adding to the charm of Central Market Kuala Lumpur are the street musicians as well as the nightly martial arts and local dance performances that are held here. The site also has a food court where you can savour diverse cuisine including Malaysian, Chinese, Thai and Indonesian dishes.

Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+