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Chow Kit

Address: Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Ranked #17 of 47 Shopping in Kuala Lumpur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Wind your way past narrow stalls at this authentic market for a glimpse of where Malaysians shop. Need anything for a picnic?

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Shah Alam
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Went there a few times to buy groceries. There was quite a diverse selection of vegetables, fish and meat to choose from. Price were competitive. Unfortunately cleanliness was a major issues and is reflected by the bad smell, cobwebs and dust. I understand that they are revamping the area. Hope the condition will improve soon.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Great to wander down the isles and watch the locals shop. Fantastic colours of the fruit and vegetables. Sights and smells of the fish, poultry and game can be a bit confronting. Smoked cow heads available if that's your thing. Be respectful and let the locals who are not on holidays get on with their lives.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We visited the market after looking at other reviews on trip advisor but unfortunately we didn't have a good experience. There is a very pungent smell which is very unpleasant and we didn't really find anything to buy or even look at.

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Kuala Lumpur
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

good, cheap shopping in UO dept store and Mydin dept store and also in shops around and in the lively Chow Kit vegetable and fruit market. Good and cheap eating. But its an extremely dirty area, many prostitures and homeless people there. One can see there all the social problems a big city like KL has. The small alleys at... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

It was not the same as last time. Not vibrant. In fact, the shops close early. Nothing much to see or buy. Should just proceed to Petaling St.

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Top Contributor
407 reviews 407 reviews
253 attraction reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Chow Kit is a sub-district in central Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is located around Jalan Chow Kit .visited chow kit in june 2014 i want see local market. i read about it in internet it good market for bargain. but when i came i do not see anything special just normal market but bad smell, jam. do not go &... More

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
56 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

In the 10 days I spent sight seeing in KL, Chow Kit was the highlight. Easy to get to via monorail or bus, the suburb is busy and bustling with local sites a plenty. The market is even better, with all the fresh fruit, veges, fish and meat you could want. You can also try a few local delicacies at... More

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Brisbane, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I visited chow kit on 30 March, 2014. This market is great, if you want to see a more authentic market this is the place to go. This is where the locals buy all their fruit, vegies, spices and meat. They also have heaps of stalls for clothing, watches, bags etc and are definitely the cheapest. I recommend wearing closed... More

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San Francisco, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

If you're looking for a great bargain- Chow Kit's morning local market area is just for you! From fruit juice stands to curry egg pockets and sweet deserts; you can find them here. Although, it is a market- you'll only find that its open in the morning and not through the evening. If you are looking for a money-tight stay-... More

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Tampere, Finland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I went there for searching for fruits and just see and enjoy the place. I liked the place as it was (at least not yet, why then I recommend?) a local market, not a tourist spot. You can find almost anything there, which may be little shocking for some. Found also nice food there.

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