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Central Market Kuala Lumpur

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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“air conditioned”(204 reviews)
“food court”(200 reviews)
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...more
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Jalan Hang Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur 50050, Malaysia
+60 3-2031 0399
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed September 17, 2008

If you are shopping for a bargain this market is superb. Go at night, not in the day, and you will find sellers are very competitive and expect to pay 70% or less than the original price. Good bargaining can result in a final price...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed December 11, 2013

My boyfriend (now my husband) & I, intended to have some walk at Central Market on Friday, 27/9/2013. We found the one and only vendor doing Henna there. Since I'll be getting married on 29/9/2013, I was thinking to have for my both hands as...More

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All reviews air conditioned souvenir shopping food court arts and crafts indoor market place to buy souvenirs kasturi walk pasar seni petaling street souvenir items fish spa wet market t shirts stalls selling stall holders worth a visit for sale
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Reviewed yesterday

first of all please having over view first when you entering this place, you can bargain prices, and some store have different price with others. the place was clean, the toilet was clean, you can find food court in the 2nd floor

Thank maulana y
Reviewed yesterday

Market is open from 10 am to 10 pm. Good place for buying souvenirs. Excellent place to find Malaysian Handcrafts in one place. Airconditioned building a welcome relief. Close to China town and Pasar Seni train Station & Bus stops.

Thank 50hariharans
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Probably you will come here after a very bad experience in the china town. The environment here is very nice. Closed market since 1886 with air conditioning.

Thank amersoomar
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Centrally located. Good placd to shop for souvenirs if you have limited time fir shopping. Some vendirs you can haggle the price.

Thank kenishere
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited as part of our bus tour and enjoyed the shops...bartering and gift shops there No hassle and easy to get around Lots of gift shops for all T shirts food gifts money exchange all available... Try the local food you won't be disappointed...

Thank CarlLeonora
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It’s one of the oldest market in the city and has a wide variety of suveniours also the regular stuff.You might a good bargain here compared to the other mega malls in the city.Definitely worth the visit

Thank abutaiyab
Reviewed 6 days ago

We asked our guide to bring us to a place that sells local crafts. We were brought here. However, the prices are higher than other stores we went to around the city. Altough they had so many stores selling all kinds of crafts, be careful...More

Thank Tet M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A haven to all shoppers or tourist just want to chill this part of KL. You can find affordable souvenirs, a lot restaurants and bars, cheap hotel nearby, art galeries, fruit vendors. Expect more crowds on weekends.

Thank Jong_Koi
Reviewed 1 week ago

Central market is open every day from 10 AM to 10 PM and easy to reach with the subway. My advice is to avoid saturday and sunday afternoon. In one place you will find a lot of shops proposing malaysian handcraft and jewellery. Prices are...More

Thank NathalieS2156
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must for kl shopping, very close to petaling jaya ( the chinese black market ) ,the central market is malay and indi style oriented, very noce place tu buy local art. Include several local restourants , atm ,DHL service desk and turist information office..,strong...More

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August 29, 2018|
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Response from CM1888 | Property representative |
Hi there, Sorry we're a little late to answer. But to clarify, Central Market is open daily including during public holidays and special days. Do note that some shops will be closed though. Hope this helps for your next... More
August 29, 2018|
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Response from RLoke | Reviewed this property |
Should be open but safer to check with your hotel before going.
August 26, 2018|
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Response from CM1888 | Property representative |
Hi there, There is no flower shop inside Pasar Seni, only chocolate flower bouquet. If you are planning to visit, our operation hours are 10.00am til 9.30pm. You may find flower shops at Jalan Tun H. S. Lee opposite... More