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Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur

Jalan Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Sample mouthwatering dumplings, then revel in the shopping fervor and bag a bargain at the lively Petaling Street Market.
  • Excellent20%
  • Very good36%
  • Average31%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“asking price” (57 reviews)
“walk away” (122 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Jalan Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed today via mobile

Great place if you want fake cheap bags. Good food down side streets. Recommend the bbq pork buns and the satay. You need to haggle a lot!!! Not as much food availability as I expected you have to walk away a bit to get a...More

Thank ElektraDarvall
Reviewed yesterday

It wasn't as glamorous as other china towns elsewhere. Most of the sellers are south Asians and neither Malay nor Chinese. Some of the stuff over there was good but you must bargain with like everyone. I got many warnings before I go, about being...More

Thank Muhammad A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I had visited KL for the first time in Jan 2018 , and China town was recommended by a few people for GREAT shopping.. I love shopping especially at markets and was really looking forward to China town.. friends had told me I will find...More

Thank Mo3Ray
Reviewed yesterday

This market in Petaling street was famous for cheap bargain selling but very disappointed to see this time everything is overpriced even small wallet being asked for fixed RM 50 . Totally wasted 03 hours inside the market for bargain hunting but ended up buying...More

Thank Tareq H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Chinatown is pretty much an outside market in what feels like an older part of the city. It has a lot of Asian style red lanterns hanging but we felt that this plus a few Chinese food places is where the Chinese influence ended. For...More

Thank Aloolaf
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It has been a while since I was here the last time. Hon Kee porridge is still as yummy as it was. And customer service rocks too! You will get free tour guiding from stall owner if you wish, just ask!

Thank Wan Yue G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Hot humid and noisy. A real feel of the old Asian market. Worth the visit for the atmosphere. Too many stalls all selling the same knock off bags watches pens and belts. Put some money aside and have fun haggling. You may buy overpriced badly...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Mostly the same types of stalls and very tight to walk around. Not so much Chinatown as it is more Little India. Some good food places.

Thank Sueturns50
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It a walking street in the town and you can shopping copy peoduct if you want and traditional tea and chinese food

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Thank poohzarkorn
Reviewed 3 days ago

Known for numerous stalls selling everything from clothes to garments to accessorries, purses, goggles, miniature plane models and what not. Chinese souvenir shops are also scattered along the street known as 'Petaling Street'. There are also quite a few nice hotels on both sides and...More

Thank Stranger1402
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31 December 2017|
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Response from DB1076 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think you will. I think only mainly clothing , bags , cosmetics ,toys and souvenirs .
20 October 2017|
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Response from honeys49 | Reviewed this property |
They have 2 types of bags. check the zips. if cheap zips open better quality will last longer. but its chinatown ?
Tevin N
19 October 2017|
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Response from GBOK01 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do sell suitcases - mostly hard shell ones as far as I could see. As to the price, no idea as I was not shopping for them but you have to haggle anyway.