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“Colourful, varied spectacle with very friendly vendors”
Review of Chow Kit

Chow Kit
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Kuala Lumpur Food Tour Through Chow Kit
Ranked #65 of 273 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
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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?
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 943 helpful votes
“Colourful, varied spectacle with very friendly vendors”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

This is easy to find and a short distance from MRT station. Family and I enjoyed exploring all the hidden aisles and saw lots of variety in food types, cooking styles and displays. Interaction with shop keepers was magic with many happy to share a genuine laugh and a photo with no expectation or obligations. Nice

Visited January 2013
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Perth, Australia
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“A good example of a mixed Malaysian market”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

While some may not appreciate the smell, raw meats and wet floors, the Chow Kit markets are a great way to experience a Malaysian market. The produce is fresh, colourful and the variety is on display. You could not get your fish fresher than that wiggling on the table after being gutted. If you're not there for raw foods, some dried foods and cakes/treats are also there, as well as fabrics, scarves and an assortment of other things. The people are mostly happy to have pictures taken and with the Malay I could speak I soon made new friends.

Visited November 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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“If you love to get in with the locals, then this is a must”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

Have been meaning to get to Chow kit Markets the past couple of times we have visited Kuala Lumpur, so glad we made the effort on this trip (thanks to Lise & Sabrina fellow TA’s who took us there). This place is amazing we loved seeing all the locals selling and purchasing their daily food, anything from fish, snails, chicken, beef, stingray, fruit, vegetables just to name a few. My two boys were so fascinated with the whole experience, something they have not seen back in Australia and they were both taking it all in and asking poor Lise & Sabrina so many questions. We also got to try some of the local fruit which we all enjoyed. We definately will visit these markets again.

Visited October 2012
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Kuching, Malaysia
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“A must- visit street in Kuala Lumpur.”
Reviewed August 15, 2012 via mobile

This is a place a visitor to Kuala Lumpur should make an effort to visit at least once. Depending on what one wants to see, Chow Kit offers plenty of surprises. The wet market sells various types of food and fruits depending on seasons. Even if nothing is worthed buying, it is worthwhile just to have a glimpse of the happenings not found anywhere else. During fasting month, the street is lined with bazaars selling clothes, shoes and Raya festival cookies. It operates day and night thus making the street lively.

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Encinitas, California
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“All sort of things on sale, of course all fake, including... "women"”
Reviewed August 2, 2012

The experience to visit Chow Kit is still interesting and I wouldn't have missed the chance to get there, if you are into fake everything this is the place to be, just name it, from little "LV" wallets to halls where you have women for rent, remember what I said, everything is fake, and the "women" are no exception, underneath the dresses, there is nothing else but testosterone hunting their next prey from the dark halls behind the market, good if you are into it, for me, only good for sightseeing (at a pertinent distance).

Visited March 2012
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