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"Petaling Street Market" Chinatown - Petaling Street Tip by Airpunk

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

  Petaling Street Market
by Airpunk
  • Petaling Street Market - Kuala Lumpur
      Petaling Street Market
    by Airpunk
  • Petaling Street Market - Kuala Lumpur
      Petaling Street Market
    by Airpunk

For friends of a far eastern street market – including watching, eating, haggling and fake football shirts – this is the place to be in Kuala Lumpur. The market at Petaling Street is right in the heart of Chinatown in a pedestrianized zone. Its central point is the crossing of Petaling Street with Jalan Hang Lekir, which you will identify quickly. Even if you don't dare to buy or eat anything, it is worth to enjoy the atmosphere, especially at night. For those how wish to eat something, you will find street stalls at the borders of the market as well as some smaller restaurants around. Furthermore, there are also mobile street vendors of cold drinks and snacks. The goods you can get there range from tourist souvenirs via fake brand clothes and bootleg DVDs to household items. If you want to buy anything (excluding food), try to haggle. I did not bought anything, but the friends I was with made some good experiences by starting with 40-50%of the asked price. Although the area is generally lively and safe, be aware of pickpockets. And remember that some of those goods may cause a conflict with customs and laws in another country.
Anyway, Petaling Street Market is still something I would recommend, even just for the taste of real street food and the atmosphere.

Directions: Right in the middle of Chinatown, Maharajalela Monorail and Pasar Seni/Rapid KL are the next light rail stations

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 26, 2011
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