Central Market Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur

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Visit Central Market Kuala Lumpur, a famous retail and cultural center noted as a Malaysian Heritage Site. Founded in 1888, the iconic Art Deco building originally served the local community as a wet market selling meat and produce. Today it features a traditional stall layout with vendors selling everything from antiques to T-shirts. Head to the annex in the back of the building to see art galleries, performance areas, and shops selling arts and crafts. If you've worked up an appetite, the popular food court offers a range of delicious treats from across the world in a bustling and authentic setting. Plan your visit to Central Market Kuala Lumpur and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Kuala Lumpur day trip planning tool.
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  • Central market is well worth a quick visit if you are in KL. It now houses a collection of antique, collectors, art and novelty stores. The big surprise however is the excellent food court on the... 
    Central market is well worth a quick visit if you are in KL. It now houses a collection of antique, collectors, art and novelty stores. The big surprise however is the excellent food court on the...  more »
  • We’ve been coming here on our trips for the last two decades, I was worried after Covid it would be struggling but needn’t have. It’s progressed from souvenirs & handicrafts to include art & other... 
    We’ve been coming here on our trips for the last two decades, I was worried after Covid it would be struggling but needn’t have. It’s progressed from souvenirs & handicrafts to include art & other...  more »
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  • Absolutely beautiful place to visit if you’re a tourist. It is the place to buy souvenirs and gifts for your friends and family back home. A haven for collectors who are looking for memorabilia, comics, action figures, etc… at a reasonable price. The place is lively with music and all the hustle and bustle that you’ll expect in a marketplace. The place is air conditioned so need not worry about the summer heat. Kindly do not miss if you’re ever in KL.
  • Since I didn't this site for a long time, the new look of Central Market was quite fascinating to me. With a new light blue colour exterior wall, it looks more outstanding and bright. Unfortunately couldn't enter. Not sure whether closed or under renovation. Despite the new look, the area is so dull unlike the busier days of yesteryears. Hope the opening of international borders will attract more foreign tourists as well as locals to visit this foremost Arts Market in the country.

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