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Address: Jalan Hang Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur 50050, Malaysia
Phone Number: +60 3-2031 0399
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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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Very accessible to and from most locations. Stalls provide local crafts and food. Must provide access to persons with disability.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Quezon City, Philippines
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nothing too impressive to see. Just a ton of overpriced tourist shops with lots of things you'll never need and can find in other places such as Bukit Bintang. Do bargain when buying anything.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very accessible to and from most locations. Stalls provide local crafts and food. Must provide access to persons with disability.

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a historical market site, with 2 floors of small shops selling souvenirs and miscellaneous stuff like leather sundries, scarves, key chains, chocolates, etc. Depending on how much you like to bargain, and whether you're specifically looking for something, or simply browsing for a deal, you can spend a half hour or more. The place gives you a good... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our hotel was just a few feet away and we visited several times. Bargaining is must at the small stalls that carry everything you would expect to find in a Chinese market. Don't forget to check out the second floor shops. Good lunches are available at several shops.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

you can get malaysian souvenirs, from key chain, batiks, and chocolates, organic products, and many local products, you can find some SE asia arts as well. they are all fixed price and cheap. no hassle, no bargain, and no worries this is air conditioned market. there are some cafes and food court. this is the best souvenirs market in SE... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Find your gift and souvenir from Malaysia here. Many choice you cand find here. But i here to buy a chocolate. It was my second time to Kuala Lumpur. At my fisrt time, I buy souvenir at Central Market. Its historical market

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Of course not my first visit. The place is popular both with locals n tourist. Lots of interesting knick knacks to purchase. What most people don't realise is there's an art gallery behind n a row of artists there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Not a bad place to walk around inside. You can escape the heat here and do some shopping. There are some specialty shops here.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Considering all the other shopping experiences in KL, this place isn't unique. However it is air conditioned and full of numerous individuals stores, selling all sorts of souvenirs. Not really somewhere the locals would visit but nice to walk around if you are in the ChinaTown area and want to pick up some small items to take home!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

if you like handicrafts, art and culture this is a good place to be. prices might be steep but every penny worth for quality. there are crafts that you can DIY and/or try out. i had a great time there..

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