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Central Market

Jalan Hang Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur 50050, Malaysia
+60 3-2031 0399
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Central Market began life as a wet market in 1888, built by Yap Ah Loy, the city’s Chinese Kapitan. It served as a prominent landmark in colonial and modern-day Kuala Lumpur. When the wet market was relocated in the 1980s, the Malaysian Heritage Society successfully petitioned against the demolition of the building. Now, Central Market Kuala Lumpur is an iconic attraction and a delightful destination for tourists, shoppers and art lovers.
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  • Average24%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“air conditioned” (167 reviews)
“food court” (173 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Jalan Hang Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur 50050, Malaysia
+60 3-2031 0399
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Reviewed today

Prices in Malaysia are pretty good. We experienced that there were more set prices than the ability to bargain. But those set prices are still good. Those that "bargain" offer the discount right away, but won't go further than the discount they offer you. Still,...More

Thank Diane A
Reviewed today via mobile

Not heavy, heavy like some markets. Lot of Chinese antiquity stalls. Not sure as too their authenticity. Usual clothes, and watch stalls. Very good food stalls on upper floor. Choices for most people.

Thank Leonard1949
Reviewed yesterday

Actually Central Market is a bit different from what i expected. What i saw is a building with lots of stores selling variant stuffs, which is great tho. I mean, them sellers got a nice place, which was cooling with the aircon and else, but...More

Thank Zahra A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Shopping lovers should go to this market Tourists can find variety of gift items and souvenirs in reasonable prices

Thank niqbal75
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

High standard esp inside. Air conditioning nice. Good range and quality. More authentic souvenirs and products. Food options good and clean. Better option for safer shopping. Outside stalls more like Chinatown and less standard. Art and craft stalls.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited Central Market in our first few days of moving to KL. The bright turquoise facade and art-deco ornamentation is iconic in the city and attractive. Inside there is a small crafts market which may be good if you are searching for KL souvenirs....More

Thank LizaLeigh
Reviewed 2 days ago

We have been in KL for 6 days already and been to Petaling Street Markets, various malls and a craft market. But we absolutely loved this market. It has a food court, various eaterys and if you are looking for Asian crafts, it's all under...More

Thank TrishP69
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is the best place to visit if you are a day tripper looking for a souvenir from Malaysia. There is a variety of food on offer and the building is just a street away for the big outdoor market.

Thank BillyBullion
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lots of hand made and decorative items sold here as well as clothes. You can probably find a nice gift here, unless you're looking for a fashion item for gift. Though the prices are ok they are not super cheap, depends on your budget, probably...More

Thank Searoo
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A good collection of souvenir shops and some food stalls! Nothing amazing but still worth a visit of you are in the area. The big "Central Market Kuala Lumpur" sign out the front is great for photos!

Thank zakizuri
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Mohammad A
June 30, 2017|
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Response from navneet03 | Reviewed this property |
You can get it at Surya mall
Maree B
April 15, 2017|
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Response from CM1888 | Property representative |
Hi Maree, Yes. Credit cards are accepted here. So, worry not when you shop at our complex. Have fun shopping at Central Market Kuala Lumpur :)
April 11, 2017|
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Response from CM1888 | Property representative |
Hello there, Greetings from Central Market Kuala Lumpur! We are open as usual during Idul Fitri from 10am - 9.30pm. However, some shops might be closed during the festive season. Hope to welcome you here soon. Thank... More