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Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur: Address, Chinatown Reviews: 3.5/5

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Sample mouthwatering dumplings, then revel in the shopping fervor and bag a bargain at the lively Petaling Street Market.
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EnjoyUrHoliday
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India181 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
Good to buy cheap products. But many products are from India and Bangladesh. Check the tag before you buy. Bargain a lot upto 50%. Those who want Chinese food can have here.
Written 19 June 2022
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Omar
4 contributions
May 2022
Market stalls are scattered, and you must learn to haggle. Nice evening out browsing the street, items are replica so bear that in mind.
Written 7 June 2022
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JLM3080
Bognor Regis, UK1,133 contributions
May 2022
worth spending an hour here just appreciating the markets, and and some more time taking a wander around. just dont expect any bargains or any genuine brands!!
Written 30 May 2022
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Lorraine M
3 contributions
Apr 2022 • Business
Interesting place with many shops & restaurants.

Variety of products available. Lovely experience.

The restaurants are many and the food is better is some restaurants than others.
Written 10 April 2022
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Jacki S
Penang Island, Malaysia110 contributions
Jan 2022
Not a nice area of the city in terms of cleanliness and safety. Watch for pickpockets, homeless people sleeping on sidewalks, and litter on the streets. Noisy, lots of traffic. Interesting shops along Petaling Street. Be sure to walk to the end near the Four Seasons Hotel as there are some fun coffee shops and a fun photo spot called Kwai Chai Ong tucked in an alley behind some cute shops.
Written 1 February 2022
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Travels of J
Malaysia50 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
Due to the decimation of tourism due to covid I think Chinatown has lost it's appeal. It feels rundown and seedy. It feels almost unsafe to walk around with young children. We will not rush back any time soon.
Written 14 November 2021
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Shahrzad sh
Iran2,236 contributions
Oct 2020
This is a relatively large neighborhood. In fact, it is a street that is full of stalls where very cheap items are sold. Shoes, bags, hats, glasses, etc. You can also see a large number of food shops here.This is not a clean neighborhood at all. However, we visited it as one of the tourist places of Kuala Lumpur.
Written 13 September 2021
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JiaYin@SEU338E
Seremban, Malaysia82 contributions
Jan 2021
Some shops closed down due to MCO. The famous food stalls are left only a few there. Not worth to visit for foreign traveler.
Written 26 March 2021
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Ray
Staines, UK773 contributions
Mar 2021
This is a proper blue colour working class authentic Chinatown. In fact this is as close as you can get to the real thing outside China. It has all the the required features that make these towns tick. Colourful, vibrant, lively, busy, noisy, crowded, exotic smells, herbs and medicine shops, temples, dragons, sculptures, restaurants, bars, street food stalls, cheap hotels, dirty narrow back allies and all kind of branded clothings/accessories that you can never afford to buy otherwise from top fashion designers at original price.

The main street market Jalan Petaling is pedestrian only and declared as heritage site. After the facelift and nip tuck, they covered it completely with the roof to keep it from sun as well as thunderous monsoon rain. They've alo installed welcome arches on each side of the street to make it exclusive. The whole neighbourhood is far from glamorous, classy high end areas of the city but definitely a saving grace for low budget traveller like me.
Written 20 March 2021
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Christian
3 contributions
Jan 2021 • Solo
I've been here many times before. You know, they always remember my name. Very good service at many places, and great food.

Suggestion: Find the red restaurant near the intersection towards the Travelodge. Great food.

If you need a printing service: opposite the Travelodge.

Many hostels and affordable hotels.

Best food: Please ignore all the expensive stuff, and go straight to the end of the street and boil yourself (or have grilled for you) some vegetables or meat.

Can't go wrong on Jalan Hang Lekir!
Written 19 January 2021
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