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Central Market Kuala Lumpur

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.
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good48%
  • Average24%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“air conditioned” (196 reviews)
“food court” (189 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Jalan Hang Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur 50050, Malaysia
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+60 3-2031 0399
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"air conditioned"
in 196 reviews
"souvenir shopping"
in 62 reviews
"food court"
in 189 reviews
"arts and crafts"
in 50 reviews
"indoor market"
in 40 reviews
"place to buy souvenirs"
in 32 reviews
"kasturi walk"
in 34 reviews
"pasar seni"
in 71 reviews
"petaling street"
in 116 reviews
"fish spa"
in 60 reviews
"souvenir items"
in 25 reviews
"wet market"
in 39 reviews
"t shirts"
in 63 reviews
"stalls selling"
in 44 reviews
"stall holders"
in 28 reviews
"for sale"
in 32 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 87 reviews
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Reviewed today

It has several gift items that could be haggled upon. It is air-conditioned so you don't get too sweaty while shopping. There is a restaurant inside for quick bites (Old Town Coffee shop). Nice shops with lots of variety from magnets to key chains to...More

Thank Christa Danica J
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It huge and a must go one stop market in KL. Air conditioned hassle free market where you can spend a long time without any issues. souvenirs, crafts, household and all the Chinese market items certainly cheaper than anywhere.

Thank PS H
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If that title is confusing, sorry, it flew out of the attic of my brain! When I was a kid we used to say that to mean sarcastically: Big Deal! Not. I found this place very repetitive and was surprised at the high prices. I...More

Thank Patti H
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This market has plenty of choice of goods to buy whether it a souvenir, clothing or household goods, it is here. Prices can vary from one stall to another for the same goods, but haggling is the name of game. A good place to do...More

Thank Jenny0401
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Central Market is a nice blue and white Art Deco building that hosts lots of shops and stalls selling souvenirs of all sorts - most stuff seems to be overpriced tourist knick-knacks, overpriced teas, coffees and biscuits and overpriced food but is you walk...More

Thank P E
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A lot of small shops that aim at tourists. Not a lot to do with the market that it once must have been. There is a good selection of different stalls in the food court.

Thank mindlesspaul
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Central market is very close to pesar seni lrt station... Best place to find and buy sovenioures...... And presents

Thank George A
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Cant say I was impressed I could have been anywhere in Asia. Nothing distinctly Malaysian about this market.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a good place if you got some time to kill, huge place with lots and lots of stores, selling similar things.

Thank SandyBlueBliss
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The food hall is in a/con which makes it an good place to re group after going into the nearby China Town market. Interestingly during lunch it is always busy with local people and the food is good street food at good prices.

Thank b k
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Jeannie C
May 20, 2018|
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Response from CM1888 | Property representative |
Hi Jeannie, We do have shop which is selling Peranakan items here at our mall. Feel free to drop by G69 Peranakan Heritage Gallery, located at Ground floor of our mall. Look forward to welcoming you.
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mennaelgindy18
May 7, 2018|
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Response from manjusrisivakumar29 | Reviewed this property |
They actually have everything according to our needs
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Th_Gam
January 8, 2018|
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Response from CM1888 | Property representative |
Hi there, yes we do have lots of varieties for bags and purse, especially those with intricate traditional details. Thank you.
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