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Central Market Kuala Lumpur

Open today: 10:00 AM - 9:30 PM

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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...more
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Jalan Hang Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur 50050, Malaysia
+60 3-2031 0399
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All reviews air conditioned souvenir shopping food court upstairs indoor market arts and crafts place to buy souvenirs kasturi walk pasar seni souvenir items fish spa petaling street wet market t shirts stall holders stalls selling worth a visit for sale
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visit for the food hall, but serving was smaller than usual. And change was not available and had to go back and ask for it.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 23debv
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was wandering around China town and this market was just close by. Almost stuffs sold there were from China such as: shoes,clothes,accessories....However u can find some local commodities like sweets (inside market), foods & drinks... Don’t forget bargain if you wanna buy something there...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Emilyluu
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a really nice lunch in the food hall, also not too busy but plenty to see. Situated in the old town, well worth a visit

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Leem9999
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This market is not far from China town easily walkable to and from . Small clean market , got some fresh fruit , was quite pricey only for a few bits , no hassle like we had in china town market , was a nice...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank vanyalouise
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Being a Malaysian ,I knew what I wanted to check on. Getting souvenirs here are a great choice .Many shops available. Some run by locals and many now looked after by foreigners. From Bates dresses to Kaftan etc..plenty to choose. Selangor pewter to lots other...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank klinikputra
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only had a very brief walk around the market but it was really interesting, lots of crafts and wares being sold We were aiming for the stall where you could paint your own batik and having found it, sat down and had an enjoyable experience!...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice to get out of the heat into air con. Undercover market that is cleaner than petliang street. The food court has a lot of options and quite nice shopping with space to move around. Easy to get to with train station nearby. We paid...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Shelley M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place sells almost everything about Malaysian handicrafts, foods and other stuff. It's worth to visit.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Royax
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although a little touristy, it is worth visiting the market. I found some great gifts there. I also had a great lunchtime snack.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank deborahr941
Reviewed 1 week ago

After being told how great this market was for buying authentic souvenirs we were a little disappointed on what was on offer or available. We did eventually managed to find acceptable items to purchase but were not overwhelmed by the experience.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Christopher S
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30 August 2018|
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Response from CM1888 | Property representative |
Hi there, Sorry we're a little late to answer. But to clarify, Central Market is open daily including during public holidays and special days. Do note that some shops will be closed though. Hope this helps for your next... More
30 August 2018|
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Response from RLoke | Reviewed this property |
Should be open but safer to check with your hotel before going.
26 August 2018|
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Response from CM1888 | Property representative |
Hi there, There is no flower shop inside Pasar Seni, only chocolate flower bouquet. If you are planning to visit, our operation hours are 10.00am til 9.30pm. You may find flower shops at Jalan Tun H. S. Lee opposite... More