Central Market Kuala Lumpur is a market in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Central Market Kuala Lumpur is located at Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock (Foch Avenue) and the pedestrian-only section of Jalan Hang Kasturi (Rodger Street), a few minutes away from Petaling Street and next to Klang River. It was founded in 1888 and originally used as a wet market, while the current Art Deco style building was completed in 1937. It has been classified as a Heritage Site by the Malaysian Heritage Society, and it is now a landmark for Malaysian culture and heritage.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 9:30 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 9:30 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 9:30 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 9:30 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 9:30 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 9:30 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 9:30 PM|
Muhammad Prabu Mutawakkil | Feb 20, 2018
Best place to buy Malaysian souvenir, the price much cheaper rather than in mall for the same object. For 'traditional' market, it is safe so don't worry and there is a security and staff. If you have good negotiation skill, you can get more cheaper price. Toilet were clean and comfort but must pay for 50cent. The scenery were "instagramable"
Mahbubul Islam | Feb 11, 2018
Great place for buying gifts and dry foods. Also have other products. Relatively cheaper than other shopping malls. Warehouse like feeling with nice ambiance. Fish spa was also nice. But still everything felt like more expansive than Bangkok malls.
karthik prakash | Feb 27, 2018
Quaint, post modern but beautifully set bazaars with Malaysian culture and tradition exuding out of the outlets. Very well and cleanly maintained. But please note - fixed price. No bargaining in most shops. Of particular note , loved the temuoku pottery shop. Excellent idea for souvenir shopping amongst others.
Michael Scott Novilla | Feb 28, 2018
It's divided into outdoors which is smaller and then a larger 2 story indoor market. THere are plenty of things to eat and buy, art shops, and a really friendly and helpful tourist information and travel agency upstairs. It's worth your time but won't be the most amazing central market, but a really solid good one. Enjoy!
Jugraj Singh | Feb 22, 2018
its a street type market A number of shops a there like, gift house, some non veg food shops, some juice shops and some other baby toy shops. Some sellers do bargaining a lot. They demand for a higher price but when one want to leave shop they immediately drop price. But inside the market large number of gift shops are there, some clothing stores too. We enjoyed a lot here. Definitely if you are coming Kuala lumpur must visit here.. had cool experience
Mohamad Mahfouz | Mar 21, 2018
Lots of cool find. Good eats and tons of bargains to be had. A must go to if you visiting Kuala Lumpur. Try and bargain to get the prices. Way better than Chinatown. Lots of traffic nearby and easy access to Uber. Must try the fruit stand and the popcorn! Overall a very good market in KL. Train is also very close to connect through.
George Gavrilita | Mar 2, 2018
I expected it to be huge but it's actually quite reasonably sized. Don't do like me and buy the first item that meets your needs you see, farther from the entrance you will probably be able to find it identical but cheaper. Sellers are willing to haggle and they might offer it themselves. I have found wooden and metallic statues, yoga pants and scarfs, did not find anything connected to tantra. Probably because the muslim modesty is stronger than the Indian openness in the country.
Rizwan Hussain | Apr 4, 2018
Excellent place to hunt for handicrafts, souvenirs and arts. Old but well maintained. Parking available in front but may be crowded at times despite being charged. Really loved the batik artwork available in the art section deeper inside the market. Must visit for all tourists, but don't forget to bargain.
Debalina G | Mar 10, 2018
Good place to buy souvenirs for the coworkers. Be ready to bargain and walk around a bit before start buying. Because most of the shops are selling pretty much same things, but quality varies. Enjoyable atmosphere inside. Great way to spend time during extreme weather.
huhu hani | May 5, 2018
I totally love this place areas. I stayed near of central market 3 times because easy to find any food, near station, near everywhere! I could buy souvenirs here, a lot of choices. There are 2 types of seller here, outside and inside the building. Air conditioner is provided inside building, so you can shopping and buy anything without feel hot weather outside. Comfortable! In the first floor there are souvenirs shops and second floor there are tasty Asian restaurants with good taste and affordable price.
Rahul Dawda | Apr 24, 2018
Central Market is an air conditioned semi-mall located in the heart of the city close to Chinatown. We went there hoping to find some authentic Malaysian souvenirs and articles but by the time we were done, we were mostly disappointed. The market has quite a few small shops selling a variety of things from clothes, footwear, jewelry, wooden articles etc. but there isn't much variety since the same stuff is available at most shops. There are also a few small eateries that seem good. It is also important to explore the shops on the first floor as well. You might just find something good. Remember to you use your bargaining skills to full use if you don't want to be ripped off. Sadly, the best thing we found about this market was that the air conditioning was good prompting us to stay on a little longer to avoid the mid day humidity.
Duraid Al-Taan | May 5, 2018
The best market ever in whole Kuala Lumpur. I recommend to go there to purchase souvenir gifts. Highly recommend to buy Durian chocolate jar love the test of this kind of chocolate and it's only available in this market hardly to find it somewhere else. The market is covered so even if it is raining you will spend good time with friends and family. Just remember you have to negotiate the price. Also there is an exchange currency shop inside. Even there is carrier for shipping your goods next to the main door.
Aris Creates | May 1, 2018
This historic place has a lot to offer for tourists and those interested in local crafts. Great for finding unique gifts and hand made batik. They have traditional entertainment like dance and music on the weekends. There is also a food hall upstairs. The place has air-con but can still get warm. Bathrooms cost to enter.
Sokha Chea | Apr 28, 2018
Central Market- A Heritage Site A Malaysian cultural landmark, Central Market has been classified as a Heritage Site by the National Heritage Department. Similar to London’s Covent Garden or San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf, the 120 year-old Central Market has undergone several renovations over the years to attract younger generations and to foster greater appreciation for racial tolerance and integration. Central Market is strategically located close to major public transportation links, making it easy to access from all major KL destinations. The second floor has several restaurants and a food court serving Asian cuisine.
Mina Tanaka | May 15, 2018
I think the best thing about this place is the cute art deco exterior. There's a ton of shops inside aimed at tourists. Actually, it's probably a convenient place to go if you have to check off "shop for souvenirs" on your list of things to do before you leave the city. There's a good mix of shops. and the prices seemed reasonable from what I could glance walking through, maybe a little on the higher side but didn't seem exorbitant. There's also a food court inside, but can't vouch for the food as I did not eat anything there.
Magdalene Simon | May 23, 2018
Very interesting place to hang out for souvenir shopping. Batik cloth, table runners, umbrella n everything batik. Other handicrafts are worth checking out too. Food around this place is great too. Everything local, Malaysian can be found here
Naiem Firdaus | May 27, 2018
Central market has lot of souvenirs shops. It's good for tourists to come here. At Central Market also have art shops. You take a picture and observe it yourself. There also several restaurants in the Central Market and also have many restaurants nearby. There also money changer (currency exchange) which easier the tourist. Please prepare your money because there also have "famous amous" shop and chocolate booth next to him.
asish kumar jena | Jun 12, 2018
The best place you can go for if you are a shopaholic. You can test your bargain skills. Food is amazing. I can roam all day with different drinks on my hand and great food everywhere. Want to take back some souvenirs back home, this is the place for you. Beware of duplicate items. Who cares as long as it served the purpose. But don't buy duplicate electronic items.
Rahul Dawda | Jul 14, 2018
Central Market is an air conditioned semi-mall located in the heart of the city close to Chinatown. We went there hoping to find some authentic Malaysian souvenirs and articles but by the time we were done, we were mostly disappointed. The market has quite a few small shops selling a variety of things from clothes, footwear, jewelry, wooden articles etc., but there isn't much variety since the same stuff is available at most shops. There are also a few small eateries that seem good. It is important to explore the shops on the first floor as well. You might just find something good. Remember to you use your bargaining skills to full use if you don't want to be ripped off. Sadly, the best thing we found about this market was that the air conditioning was good prompting us to stay on a little longer to avoid the mid day humidity.
Jonah Kayguan | Jul 8, 2018
A few minutes from the bustling and busy Petaling Street, otherwise known as Chinatown, is Central Market. A two-storey, air conditioned market for Malay clothes (traditional, contemporary, or mixed), souvenirs, exotic items, and random, interesting knickknacks. Central Market carries with it centuries of history, and although that doesn't show in its current modern state, the place's storied past and offerings of many interesting items is the reason why it's on so many tour itineraries. Due to that, however, it does sometimes feel like it's a tourist trap and some might find the prices too expensive, but unlike the giant malls scattered around KL, Central Market is a quaint bazaar of sorts, whose many stores and stalls as well as a food court that offers traditional Malay and Indian cuisine, makes for an interesting experience.
Fabian C | Jul 8, 2018
For tourists at tourist prices, but nice to wander around if in the Chinatown area. Bought a nice bag there - and has great air conditioning to get out of the heat. Also only a 5 minute walk away from the train station. Worth an hour to visit
Duraid Al-Taan | Jul 24, 2018
The best market ever in whole Kuala Lumpur. I recommend to go there to purchase souvenir gifts. Highly recommend to buy Durian chocolate jar love the test of this kind of chocolate and it's only available in this market hardly to find it somewhere else. The market is covered so even if it is raining you will spend good time with friends and family. Just remember you have to negotiate the price. Also there is an exchange currency shop inside. Even there is carrier for shipping your goods next to the main door. Your like for the review will encourage me to write more reviews.
Farid Ibrahim | Aug 13, 2018
Wonderful touristy spot filled with some artistic materials. Merchandise sold (most as mass produced souvenirs and not artworks) were similar in most shops with a few varieties if you know what to look for. Upstairs cafetarias and eateries have a nice seating ambience. Avoid tourist trap such as the 3-D Experience. Otherwise one should spend a good 2 hours walking and browsing the stalls and shops. The fish spas are a bit out of place.
Wan Tse Loh | Jul 19, 2018
This place has been an institution for Malaysian arts and crafts souvenirs for the longest time but time has finally caught up to it. The tourism industry in Malaysia is pretty brutal to small business owners these days including the proprietors in Central Market. Any tourist that come to KL in a group almost never get to see this place anymore so they solely rely on the bold ones who dare to venture out on their own. It's so much quieter now than I remember. It's still a good place to stop by if you are a tourist and souvenir hunting. Make sure your bargaining skills are sharp.
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