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Address: Jalan Hang Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur 50050, Malaysia
Phone Number:
03-2031 0399
Today
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Housed in an Art Deco building near Petaling Street, Central Market is a...

Housed in an Art Deco building near Petaling Street, Central Market is a perennial favorite for souvenir shopping. Peruse beautiful handicrafts made by ethnic Malaysian artisans.

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Good for a browse

This place sells some local products and also from other cultures like Nepalese, Middle eastern, Indonesian etc so it was pretty interesting for a look. Be prepared to spend a few... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place sells some local products and also from other cultures like Nepalese, Middle eastern, Indonesian etc so it was pretty interesting for a look. Be prepared to spend a few hundred ringgits or even thousands for quality products but there are also some cheaper products if you wish. But I found that for the cheaper stuff you can find... More 

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kuala lumpur
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

place to get souvenirs from all over malaysia. also very creative resident artists drawing from canvas to key chains and other souvenirs.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were most impressed with the range & quality of craft goods on offer. This is a far better market than most in the Far East & we really enjoyed shopping there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Its good place with locals traditions can be found inside the shops.if u want to buy gifts before u go back to home country this is good place to it.u have to negotiate prices

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If I am going to shop in KL this is where I go. More geared toward crafts and arts, but still with clothes and other typical items.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is supposed to be a market place with history and many years old You get lots of shops in and out selling Malaysian Souvenir items. A place must visit once in KL and reaching is not that difficult

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Central market is a great place to browse and shop. It has some nice souvenirs for you to take home. The kids particularly liked the charms they could pick to make bracelets. Not much bargaining here but feel free to ask for a good deal. I bought some very nice traditional pottery from Temoku Pottery. The Market has an... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the Central Market is a good place to pick-up souvenirs if you are a tourist. There are a variety of souvenirs and textiles, mainly Malaysia's renowned batiks a tourist can purchase here. Definitely worth a visit for any tourist! However, I would not recommend this place for food.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's more like a shopping mall with cheap knock offs. If you are visiting petaling street or Berjaya times Square, you can afford to miss this. It's all about bargaining here.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An interesting tourist attraction, but lots of repetition in the stalls. Good for a quick visit, but there are better offerings if you have the time.

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