Carpenter Street
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Erico2709
Singapore, Singapore2,334 contributions
Aug 2023
This is a nice stretch of street to walk about, buy some local stuff and great food. Parking can be a challenge and crowded during peak hours.
Written 25 August 2023
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WongHY17
Subang Jaya, Malaysia398 contributions
Dec 2022 • Solo
From Waterfront hotel, you can see the Harmony Arch which marks the entrance into Carpenter Street. The street is narrow and it is difficult to find a parking spot if you come by car. Goldsmiths, cafes, backpacker hostels, and of course carpenters line the street. On weekends, most shops are closed except for eateries like Lau Ya Keng and Aladdin Chicken Rice.

I would suggest visiting Carpenter Street during weekdays, when the shops are open for business and you can fully immerse in the hustle and bustle.  
Written 27 May 2023
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pianocello
Shah Alam, Malaysia1,367 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
This road has a nice ornate gate. Inside are many nice restaurants and some backpacker lodgings. Good for pedestrians but a nightmare for drivers. You have to get through the waterfront jam and then good luck finding a parking spot.
Written 24 October 2022
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ML991
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia168 contributions
Jun 2022
Explore the area on foot. Beware when you order food and drinks for eatery there. Must be clear and specific about what you want. Otherwise, the seller brings you 2 bowls of noodles instead of 1.
Written 17 June 2022
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Print Art I
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia38 contributions
Dec 2019
A must to try out the special kolo mee ( Sarawak Noodle with pork)
We had out food adventure in Kuching...
Written 14 September 2020
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Aryl
Rawang, Malaysia54 contributions
Jul 2020 • Solo
There is a lot of things you can discover here. to put it short, it's a stretch of mixed businesses that pass down generations to generations.

You can find coffee shop. backpackers hostel and many more.

I suggest you to co,e and eat at ALLADIN CAFE, they have the best Chicken Rice I've tasted so far. Go for the fried, roasted or steam - my personal pick is the fried!
Written 12 July 2020
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Christine B
Fordingbridge, UK1,413 contributions
Feb 2020
I enjoyed Carpenter Street & Chinatown in Kuching.
Good for shopping.
Good local atmosphere.
Happy to recommend.
Written 8 March 2020
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franklydavid
Miri, Malaysia30 contributions
Feb 2020
Carpenter street just behind the Waterfront is full of mainly Chinese eateries, bars and little nick nack shops selling most things, look at the architecture and it's quaint old fashioned appearance including a Chinese Temple. Always busy a real thriving area.
Written 18 February 2020
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Ann T
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia139 contributions
Dec 2019
Carpenter Street is an old street with lots of ... you guessed it, carpenters! There are still some old furniture shops although some have been taken over by other businesses, We were specifically looking for the famous Lau Ya Keng food court but unfortunately it was closed due to some Chinese religious event. However the banana fritters stall across the road was open and the fritters were big and yummy! We also ate at Kim Joo coffee shop and enjoyed their sio bee.
Written 10 January 2020
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kpiddy
Brisbane, Australia12,256 contributions
Oct 2019
A walk along Carpenter Street in Kuching during the day was a little lacklustre, by night it is apparently a different thing. Entering under the charming Chinese ornate Harmony Arch, we walked a short distance and discovered a food vendor selling banana Fritters on the pavement not far from the Hiang Thian Siang Ti Temple, wow, so fresh, tasty and inexpensive, only regret, we should not have shared.
Next stop was the Chinese temple Hiang Thian Siang Ti Temple (Deity of the North), it was worthwhile stopping in and viewing, so very colourful and picturesque and culturally significant. Between here and the far end of the street were storehouses selling a range of items but nothing enticing for our group, several bars and restaurants. Probably best to visit this street late afternoon and evening for some action/atmosphere.
Written 10 December 2019
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