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“gangsterisme hawkwer in petaling street kl malaysia”

Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur
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Small-Group Food Trail Walking Tour in Kuala Lumpur
Ranked #38 of 273 things to do in Kuala Lumpur
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Sample mouthwatering dumplings, then revel in the shopping fervor and bag a bargain at the lively Petaling Street Market.
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“gangsterisme hawkwer in petaling street kl malaysia”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

malaysia enfoecemen should be controll with gangsterisme habit of hawkers here,for tourist or local watch out if you ask about anything here and if you not wish to buy anything im sure somebody will slap,hit.or slaps and attack you immedietly

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“In Chinatown: Peter Hoe Lifestyle shop and restaurant”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

While you are visiting chinatown...there is a free KL city shuttle from City near hotel capitol area to chinatown. Make sure you check and it is not the bus to KLCC...there are two free shuttle. One takes you to Chinatown at Petaling street.
This chinatown looks very different from the one in Singapore. It looks more like bugis village.
Items they sell are faked bags, etc...
We did not buy any so we did not bother to ask.

The reason we came here was we were looking for the Peter Hoe store. It is right smack within the chinatown area and housed in the Lee Rubber building, look out for the popular book store below, take the side door next to popular book store on left and you go up to third floor.

Peter Hoe shop is like a a LIM's store n Singapore. He is a local designer and in his store there are mainly household decorations like linen, sheet, apron, pillows, bed spread, wine holders, etc...made in India
They are quite colourful. There are flowers, leaves, animals motif....
We bought a reversibletote bag for about M$89. It has floral and batik print and pretty unqiue

My malaysian friend insist that we visit.;o

There is also a restaurant inside the store serving the local food. We did not try the food though as we were full.

So if you like a local designer flavour and you are walking in Chinatown, you may want to look for that Popular book store building or Lee Rubber building. The lift is very tiny so you may just want to walk up the stairs.

Visited March 2013
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“A great bargains !”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

If you are looking for fake branded items or yummy food, you can take a stroll at the Chinatown. Most of the shops are selling fake branded items. There area many tourists love to go there because you can bargain the price. Just because of the pickpockets as the place is crowded.

Visited March 2013
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“I love Chinatown”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

this is an area that I liked very first of all for Chinese temples that are around there are a lot, then certainly for shopping that can be done at any time! even at night! There are stalls where you cook .. stalls with sweets, shops that sell handbags, jerseys, watches of all brands obviously not original.I really loved Chinatown. you can but everything with low price

Visited April 2012
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“Petaling Street is not Chinatown”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

The current construction of the new MRT station is having negative effects on Chinatown as a whole. The withdrawal of UO department store means that locals are not drawn to the area. Consequently, many shops are closing their from lack of passing customer traffic. The oldest Chinese restaurant in KL is closed, as is a fabric shop. Petaling Street is good to see once, to see the show, but beware. These traders are expert at what they do. This time, for the first time, there were prostitutes openly looking for trade in the doorway of a small "hotel" in Petaling St. during the day. The street food is always great in Petaling St and lane ways. However, the quality of goods offered at Central Market has declined with stalls now cramping the ground level. Outside, there are more stalls selling what can be bought anywhere in KL. New shops opposite Central Market cater to the tourists. The Indian restaurant, opposite, has adjusted its prices upward for tourists. Always see the menu and prices and always prompt for your change or it will be "forgotten". If you want kitchen goods, go to the shop (two stories) opposite Central Market.

Thank Bonnie B
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