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Central Market

Jalan Hang Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur 50050, Malaysia
+60 3-2031 0399
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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 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.
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good49%
  • Average24%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“air conditioned” (172 reviews)
“food court” (188 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 21:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Jalan Hang Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur 50050, Malaysia
+60 3-2031 0399
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Basically just the same shop over and over again selling the same clothes or souvenirs, worth a quick walk through but nothing more

Thank Sean R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Whatever you want to buy you have a great choice and good value at good prices. No hassle and you can try to barter but some items are at fixed price Well worth a visit as metro line takes you right there

Thank timothyg61
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Alright if you are looking at getting some clothes in local designs and perhaps get a painting of yourself done. Had a few shops selling antiques and souvenirs. Nicer to shop around here than Petaling and somethings actually are priced the same. There is a...More

Thank BignPhat
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lots of tourist shops that some may find gimmicky, others may find intriguing. Air-conditioned interior, which provides a good respite from the sweltering heat.

Thank Yinkyankyunk
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very good bargains on dried fruit but if you can't haggle you will get ripped off just as much here as you will 2 metres out the door and 2 blocks up at Petaling St. They will try to charge you $US30 for caps they...More

Thank madtravelgod
Reviewed 1 week ago

In 2009's visit - I missed checking out Central Market. This time around I made a promise to definitely check it out. Last time we didn't figure out how to reach it. Although it was dead simple and then it was time to leave. One...More

Thank R0nin1770
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was great. It's in a big hall with many different stalls. It's quite touristy, not the local experience I was wanting but still great. Prices can be higher than they should be, try bargaining down. There was a great variety of stalls.

Thank SamDuckworth
Reviewed 1 week ago

i went to this market the last day of my trip.its a good place to buy souvenirs and wooden masks as a gift or for decoration.the price starts from 30 RNM to 300000.variety of metal crafts and wood.i recommend this market to you

Thank kiavash16
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place lives up to its name and recommendations. You need to haggle and haggle hard without being disrespectful. The vendors are happy to haggle and one can have a quite an enjoyable time doing it. There is a wide range of goods being sold...More

Thank tomacat1
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has a lot of things to sell like hats, scarfs, clothes, masks artifacts etc. I don't know how genuine these products but was nice to look around. We did buy souvenirs like shot glasses, magnets etc which i think was for a good...More

Thank Priyanka S
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26 August 2017|
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Response from David R | Reviewed this property |
Chinese market is the best place. Prepare to haggle for the price Try some of the food stall...
Mohammad A
30 June 2017|
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Response from navneet03 | Reviewed this property |
You can get it at Surya mall
Maree B
15 April 2017|
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Response from CM1888 | Property representative |
Hi Maree, Yes. Credit cards are accepted here. So, worry not when you shop at our complex. Have fun shopping at Central Market Kuala Lumpur :)