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Address: Jalan Hang Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur 50050, Malaysia
Phone Number:
+60 3-2031 0399
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10:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 21:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Central Market began life as a wet market in 1888, built by Yap Ah Loy, the...

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 Society successfully petitioned against the demolition of the building. Now, Central Market Kuala Lumpur is an iconic attraction and a delightful destination for tourists, shoppers and art lovers.

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An Air-Conditioned Market

Having been massively disappointed with Petaling St, Chinatown we moved on to the Central Market. What a surpise to find an indoor, air-conditioned market. This is more like a... read more

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having been massively disappointed with Petaling St, Chinatown we moved on to the Central Market. What a surpise to find an indoor, air-conditioned market. This is more like a building housing many small shops offering all things Malaysian. There is also an artist's centre at one end of the market, though this doesn't really represent local art, more generic, find... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Some lovely things to buy here - clothing, ornaments and gifts. Less tacky than other Asian markets - definitely worth a visit if you're in the area.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place to shop. Wow wish I had a bigger bag some top shops. You can get every thing my favourite shop is ( blue eyes Turkish tradition souvenirs) see pictures. You can do China town at the same time. This is a must take your wallet.

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A place to buy for souvenirs and gifts. A cheaper price than any other place. If you want to buy cheap or shop you should go to Central Market

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

central market is mainly indoors and air conditioned- nicely arranged stalls, food court indoors of very cheap and wide choice of foods. 10 min walk to china town At the end of Jalan Hang Kasturi (the road where central market is) there is a hotel just past 7 eleven shop- we booked 2 of our excursions here with 'Raja'- he... More 

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Kuching, Malaysia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Definitely a must place to go and shop for souvenirs to bring back home. Variety of items you can choose from cheap local made bracelets to expensive Malaysia Batik. The market is fully air-conditioned. The toilets are clean. You can also find a food court at level 1. You can also enjoy your shopping outside the market ( Warisan Walk).... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very standard shopping mall for tourist. It had air condition, ATM machine, toilet facilities, coffee shops, eateries and shops of course. Many products in shops are not locally made so do look and choose careful if you wishes to buy souvenirs from Malaysia

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you enjoy shopping this is a must for you it's a maze of shops stacked with goodies of all kinds from hand crafted wears to typical souvenirs and 'nick nacs' plenty of good places to eat you can easily spend a couple of hours here and get lost!

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good place to get little gifts from Malaysia, from paintings to wood work curios. Would recommend window shopping initially to get a field of the prices and perhaps to compare prices too. People there are quite used to tourists. Good place, nice people. Surrounding places reflect the local scene. Weekends are usually are filled with 'off-day' workers from the suburbs.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Do compare prices in CM. Try not to buy from the first shop/stall that catches your eye. Ask for price and if they are willing to give a discount. Great place for souvenirs. Enjoy the art shops.

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