"Excellent Handicrafts Market" Central Market Tip by longsanborn

Central Market, Kuala Lumpur: 50 reviews and 82 photos

  Wood carvings from Sarawak
by longsanborn

Previously, the Central Market was the largest wet market in the city. Built in 1928, it is also a very old building that has won awards for its architectural design. Because of its strategic location, the rapid development of the surrounding area (which led to a decline in its viability as a wet market location) and the need to cater to tourists, the building was later converted into a large arts and crafts centre.

Now, the building is home to many arts and crafts shops showcasing the work of local artists and craftsmen. This is a great place to pick up souvenirs and T-shirts in addition to more elaborate handicraft and artwork. Cultural performances are also regularly hosted here. A wide variety of Malaysian food can be sampled in and around the Central Market.

The full address is Jalan Hang Tuah Kasturi, (Junction of Jalan Benteng & Lebuh Pasar Besar), 50050 Kuala Lumpur.

Opening hours: 10am-10pm (Mon - Sunday)

Address: Jalan Hang Kasturi
Directions: You can find Central Market just across from the Klang River, opposite the Dayabumi Complex, on the fringe of KL?s Chinatown. Its location makes it easily accessible by road and rail, and to pedestrians as well.
Phone: 03-2031 0399
Website: http://www.centralmarket.com.my

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 17, 2007
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