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Central Market

Lot 3.04-3.06, Central Market Annexe | Jalan Hang Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur 50050, Malaysia
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As featured in 3 days in Kuala Lumpur
Ranked #6 of 40 shopping in Kuala Lumpur
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
Activities: Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Housed in an Art Deco building near Petaling Street, Central Market is a perennial favorite for souvenir shopping. Peruse beautiful handicrafts made... more » Owner description: Housed in an Art Deco building near Petaling Street, Central Market is a perennial favorite for souvenir shopping. Peruse beautiful handicrafts made by ethnic Malaysian artisans. « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Unlike most tourist markets, the vendors aren't in your face every second and it has a very relaxed feel. You'll find some nicer souvenirs here, but you'll likely pay a premium for them too. There's also a pretty reasonable food court on the upper level.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We recently spent a enjoyable few hours at the KL Central Market. I found the souvenir batik shirts I was looking for, and had a wide choice after shopping around. My wife was looking for hand woven ikat textiles and found a shop selling a selection from Borneo. All prices are artificially high as bargaining is expected. We bought at... More

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Mornington, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Really nice market with lots of options for purchasing souvenirs and lovely a cool if you want a break from the heat . Don't miss the fish spa when you have had enough walking around and want to rest your feet .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

There are enough shops for souvenirs and local delicacies (durian popcorn!). It is way better than going to the overrated Petaling Street where all you'd find are fake branded items and be hassled my shopowners (although you still get to experience that here but not as extreme as in Petaling Street). Prices are okay and the whole market is air... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Buy souvenirs here. Price here is not expensive, but you need to bargain to get best price. If you find 1st floor shops is not the best price, go upstairs and start bargaining.

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

Whilst full of tourist souvenir's, Central Market is not overpriced, you are not hassled by the shopkeepers and there is a good selection of malaysian, Indian and Chinese goods. Its walkable from KL Sentral and a nice alternative to all the Shopping Malls that all begin to look the same. There are clean toilet facilities, its air conditioned and there... More

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Place is overrated - you can skip it. It's a good place to pick up some souvenir, if you are in a rush. Didn't check the other markets except KLCC Surya mall, so comment on other options. This didn't leave us impressed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

It was amazing to know that this market is more than 100 years old. It has all kind of shops and not very pricey. One need to do little bargain to get satisfactory price. This was our last stop before going to airport, since we didn't have much time we missed lot of things in this market. One should have... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I visited the central market on March 30, 2014 to purchase merchandise and key chains. There are plenty of food vendors, stuff, clothes and others. Prices here are not too expensive

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I visited central market on 30 March, 2014. This is a great market place if you are with your family. It is mostly inside, air conditioned and a large variety of stores that sell stuff quite cheap. It is very geared toward tourists - I bartered on everything I bought (watches, headphones, converters). It runs from morning til night, I... More

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