"The most colourful and busy area" Chinatown - Petaling Street Tip by xaver

Chinatown - Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur: 105 reviews and 157 photos

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Malaysia's Chinese population, immigrated to Malaysia as early as the 15th century, but largely in the 19th and early 20th century, capitalizing on the spice trade of the Melakan Straits as well as running Malaysia's tin mines - once the country's main source of income. The Chinese immigrants were hardworking, and today, Malaysia's Chinese are at the center of much of the country's commercial activity.
Here, you can witness this commerce first hand. Indeed, along Petaling Street, the heart of Chinatown, you will see just about anything and everything being sold. Values can be had, as bargaining is most definitely the order of the day. Along Petaling Street, one word may come in particularly handy: "setengah," which means "half." Locals will often yell out "setengah!" as soon as they hear the first price a vendor offers. It is a practice worth to imitation.

Address: Petaling Street
Website: http://www.visitkl.gov.my/visitklv2/index.php?r=column/cthree&id=112&place_id=970

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  • Written Nov 15, 2006
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