Petaling Street Market
Petaling Street Market
3.5
9:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 11:45 PM
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  • Mdlim24
    Oakland, California471 contributions
    Fugazi central
    Bootleg Central, Fugazi Flea Market, Cucci instead of Gucci. That's how I would describe this market. Fake purses, fake Rolex, fake clothing brands all for sale to test your haggling skills. Some people like haggling. I'm probably alone in this but when I have to haggle and I'm given an outrageous price to start, I consider that dishonest. Like you are trying to rob me of my money. On top of that overcharge me for fake products. So while I'm sure there is some value in getting bargain fake products, I rather the real Rolex dealer overcharge me than me paying $50 for a Foolex. Plus there are no real souvenirs on Petaling Street. Just stuff that will end up in my garage or in a drawer in my house that will get dumped during spring cleaning next year.
    Visited December 2022
    Traveled solo
    Written December 7, 2022
  • Starle07
    Hong Kong, China20 contributions
    Beware of the roasted chestnut seller, dishonest scale
    Nice, vibrant and culturally rich, plenty of good food adjacent to Petaling St at night. Dont buy roasted chestnut from chinese seller, using dishonest scale. It was crowded when i bought it, had too many things to carry so i didnt check the content until i return to my hotel. RM10-300gm, RM15-500gm, RM30-1kg. I paid RM15 for 300grams but when i saw it, i was shocked. I took my luggage weighting scale to check and was only given 110grams
    Visited December 2022
    Traveled with family
    Written December 9, 2022
  • Ezra B
    Howick, New Zealand307 contributions
    Didn't buy anything, but good for a short visit
    A slightly better atmosphere than some other street markets that you might find in SE Asia. The variety is ok, but after spending some time there it does feel like you're walking past the same stalls over and over again. You can haggle your way to lower prices here, but you aren't buying many genuine products here anyway. Maybe worth a short visit.
    Visited January 2023
    Written February 7, 2023
  • weeezoo
    Woking, United Kingdom559 contributions
    Typical Chinese Markets
    What a typical Chinese Market with loads of clothing, handbags and wallets, food as well as restaurants. An attraction that comes to life in the afternoon to 9 or 10 pm at night. Don't go too early as all the stalls are not open yet.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 21, 2023
  • bukagirl
    New Jersey3,857 contributions
    A good strool
    Not much variety, knock off hand bags, luggage, and tee shirts. Food stalls and a few restaurants around. Pass Chinatown and go to Larong Petaling 2 street for great street art. That was the highlight for me!
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written April 2, 2023
  • magnolia
    Jakarta, Indonesia76 contributions
    Chinese shopping market
    A very lively chinese market in town. There are lot of chinese foods and lot of sellers. You can also buy malaysia's souvenir and affordable stuff (clothes, bags, shoes, etc). Good for shopping. Very crowded as usual. There are also hostel and mini market along the street.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 31, 2023
  • Hope P
    5 contributions
    Charming market but beware rip off tuktuk guy.
    The market is beside lovely ponds and it's a romantic place to stroll through for good prices and little haggle. Beware the tuk tuk driver at exit who has a blue flash colourful tuktuk and claims to have a meter- which he doesnt- as he is a complete rip off. Always take the red tuktuks. He was my only bad experience in the whole of Sri Lanka.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written June 20, 2023
  • Haytham Abu Firas
    Qatar14,377 contributions
    China Town Market
    China Town Market or Petaling Street Market. Many narrow roads and alleys having hundreds of shops and stalls. Many stray sellers with artificial watches. This is the only place I found sugar cane juice in Malaysia. Do not forget to bargain
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 23, 2023
  • Alison H
    Sydney, Australia10 contributions
    Not just a night market. Also open during the day
    Good fun, haggling expected and all very well spirited and tourist friendly. Lots of good quality replica bags/clothes/watches etc especially if you ask specifically for best quality and they understand you mean ‘best’. If I was travelling alone I would prefer visiting the markets during the day as it’s a bit of a maze in the backstreets and easy to get lost, especially if you don’t have a good map or internet activity on your phone.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 12, 2023
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Caryn Jen
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,933 contributions
Dec 2019
For parking, I read somewhere they say it's safer to park at Ancasa Hotel, be warned the parking at Ancasa is bloody expensive hourly rate of RM7, subsequent hour cheaper. I would propose that you park at UTC building which is just a few metres further.

I visited Petaling Street a VERY LONG TIME ago then i never came back. I dislike the vibe the place gives me. The vendors are pushy/creepy, the moment you touch something they would not leave you alone.

After many years later I went again because my friend wants to check it out.
It's less gangstery but the vendors are still irritating, one asking if you want bags, one asking if you want perfume, one asking if you want tattoo but you wouldn't want to get tattoo done from someone like that (unprofessional looking in tshirt, shorts, slippers). Don't get me wrong not making fun of people in shorts/t-shirt/slippers but the vibe/the feel/the look, you just won't want to do something permanent as a tattoo. Unless he has extremely good reviews then by all means.

There's a signboard that says not allowed to sell pirated goods but the whole street is filled with pirated goods from branded bags to watch to perfumes. I find the sign funny.

I saw a long queue at Kim's Soya Bean so I went for lunch first and came back later, the queue was much shorter so i quickly stand in line.
Mmm the soya to me is okayyy la not fantastic, I still very much prefer the uncle truck near my house but unfortunately that uncle has retired :(

Anyways if you really want to buy some pirated items cheap come here but only enter the shop if you really want to buy. They will not leave you alone until you buy something, you will still hear them calling from behind as you walk out. Haggle the price down, don't buy at first price, and walk away if you don't like the price, the moment you walk away they will counter a better price. If you really don't want to buy just say a price that is ridiculously low that even they won't want to sell to you and leave you alone. By any miracle if they do agree, well you can thank me ;)
Written January 5, 2020
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Ray
Staines, UK786 contributions
Mar 2021
This is a proper blue colour working class authentic Chinatown. In fact this is as close as you can get to the real thing outside China. It has all the the required features that make these towns tick. Colourful, vibrant, lively, busy, noisy, crowded, exotic smells, herbs and medicine shops, temples, dragons, sculptures, restaurants, bars, street food stalls, cheap hotels, dirty narrow back allies and all kind of branded clothings/accessories that you can never afford to buy otherwise from top fashion designers at original price.

The main street market Jalan Petaling is pedestrian only and declared as heritage site. After the facelift and nip tuck, they covered it completely with the roof to keep it from sun as well as thunderous monsoon rain. They've alo installed welcome arches on each side of the street to make it exclusive. The whole neighbourhood is far from glamorous, classy high end areas of the city but definitely a saving grace for low budget traveller like me.
Written March 14, 2021
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Wazza
Christchurch, New Zealand36 contributions
Nov 2019
I've visited Petaling Street Market 3 times now over the last 2 - 3 years. As a tourist, it's an awesome place to shop in fact if you're after clothing (especially T Shirts/hoodies/hats), belts, hand bags, Watches, wallets, lighters, market type food etc, this is the place to go.They do sell a lot of copy goods but some are really good and you'll have trouble telling it apart from the real thing (Caveat emptor "Let the buyer beware"). There are well over 100 different vendors there. They take credit cards, EFTPOS and of course, cash.
Most items seem pretty good and you can really beat the price down from what they initially offer it at e.g. a starting price of MYR900 can come down to MYR450. You start off with a real low counter offer and hold your guns. You even have to start to walk away and they'll often buckle on their price. It's when they don't chase after you that you know the price is too low for them to make anything.
Written January 19, 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK179,496 contributions
Feb 2020
This is one of the places I always visit whenever I’m in the city mainly for the great food and street vibe. Most of the food here is Chinese and my favourite kind of food. There’s street food, restaurant style food and since my last visit some of the eateries are quite trendy too. The street stalls are still here selling their questionable wares, but I guess for some people that’s part of the charm.

If you love Chinese food, street food or just good food, Petaling Street is the one place you should visit in Kuala Lumpur.
Written February 11, 2020
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Emmanuel N
Sydney, Australia4,129 contributions
Feb 2020
If you dont have an acute eye for imitation goods, and are not too scrupulous about getting the real stuff at high prices, then this is the place to come to get what you cannot afford, at super duper cheap prices.
Bargaining and haggling is a must, unless you are so rich and dont mind giving your ringgit away at sellers' opening price. Always slash a good 30-40% and bargain to your best deal.
But as a respect too, don't ask for the price (or bargain) if you have no intention of buying. Most buyers will not force you to purchase, but it also means to be fair to them too!

This is also an excellent place for a full body massage. Only RM100 for 1.5h oil massage. You cannot get this kind of price anywhere else (not even Bukit Bintang).

This is a place which you have to visit. Lots of food options too.
Enjoy!
Written February 11, 2020
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Shannon
Suva, Fiji973 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
This used to be one of the cheapest fake markets out there now it's quite pricey. Knock-offs go for 20myr now compared to 2 for 20 4 years ago. Quality is subpar, wouldn't recommend shopping here luggage bags although cheap have slight defects
Written June 26, 2022
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Ezra B
Howick, New Zealand307 contributions
Jan 2023
A slightly better atmosphere than some other street markets that you might find in SE Asia. The variety is ok, but after spending some time there it does feel like you're walking past the same stalls over and over again. You can haggle your way to lower prices here, but you aren't buying many genuine products here anyway. Maybe worth a short visit.
Written February 8, 2023
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nephronking
Liverpool, UK3,102 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
If you are looking for Chinatown in KL then look no further than Petaling street. This is where it began. There are many reasons why one would go to Chinatown in many cities in the world including admiring the art, culture and traditions. Buying Chinese food products including bakkwa, my brother’s favourite, a similar product to jerky. Many Chinese cuisines available here and some of the earliest restaurant for eg Hainanese chicken rice was right here and still here right now. The copies or fake designer bags, shoes, watches can be bought in the street market opening times 9am to 10pm. Practice your bargaining skills; mine is to walk away.
Written September 14, 2023
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Kkhan
2 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
This is good if you are looking for cheap copies branded stuff. Make sure to bargain. I bought a shoe original price was 180 ringgit but purchased for 75.
Not a good place if raining as not the whole area covered
Written January 8, 2020
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Nur&Ila
Singapore34 contributions
Sep 2022 • Family
A best place to get cheap knockoff designer's brand item. Items range from bag,shirt, shoes and even accessories for women.

Be sure to bargain 1st before buying the item. Bargain the price of the item(s) at least half of it. Look for shops that the shopkeeper is Bangladeshi, high chances you'll get to buy your desired items at a very very low prices. By 11am, almost all the shops is already opened.

No halal foods around within the area.
Written September 12, 2022
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