Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur

Attraction Jalan Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Published on: 13-11-2015

1 hours 30 mins
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
04:00 PM
05:00 PM
Attraction
Cultural
Shopping
People watching (street)
Must see
Kids
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China Town in Petaling Street is a famous attraction in Kuala Lumpur. It's the place that never sleeps. Adventurous visitors should not miss a walk on Petaling Street.

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Why Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur is special ?

The Petaling Street (Chinatown) in Kuala Lumpur is like the Bukit Bintang of the older part of Kuala Lumpur. It is a place where the hustling and bustling never comes to an end. Day or night, visitors keep coming to Petaling Street to either dine on the famous street foods here or to get some good bargains on things sold here. Petaling Street is the shoppers' paradise if you want to bargain your way to some cheap things. There is almost everything here from clothes, souvenirs to electronic items to fabrics. Other than cheap stuff, Petaling Street is renowned for selling imitation goods like handbags, wallets, watches and shoes from brands like Adidas, Louis Vuitton, Calvin Klein, Nike and so on. Food here is also aplenty.


What to explore at Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur?

Chinatown is also a well-known bargain hunter’s paradise, a place where you can find all sorts of stuff from Chinese herbs to imitation goods. 

At night, its main market area, Petaling Street, transforms into a lively and vibrant night market, filled with hundreds of stalls offering all kinds of goods at dirt-cheap prices, and the best thing is, the prices can be brought lower still as haggling is the way of life here

At the Central Market is also the place you can get great souvenirs which are all locally made such as kebaya, batik, songket and handicrafts. 

Most of the shops here are the little stalls but many locals claim that at these stalls are where the best street foods can be found. A famous delicacy in Petaling Street is the salted roast duck which is sold at a mobile stall- the stall is built on a motorcycle.


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How to get to Chinatown - Kuala Lumpur?

Petaling Street is easy accessible by car or by public transport. It is possible to get here by car but it is quite a task to find parking spaces here as it is always so crowded here. Another way to get here is by getting on the Kelana Jaya Line and get down at the Pasar Seni LRT Station. After getting down at the LRT station, a short walking distance will get you to Petaling Street.


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Selling points

  • “Fantastic Experience”
  • “Lively street bustling with activity”
  • “Great place to eat”
  • “Enjoy the atmosphere”
  • “Typical Asian Chinatown”
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Duration
5.0 days
Estimated
134.90 USD
Total travel distance
km
Number of places
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Jalan Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Tips for you

  • It is easy getting to Petaling Street. Take a taxi, but also numerous bus companies service the area.
    Transportation
  • There are many restaurants with a lot of delicious choices to choose from.
    Food
  • Overall, this place is perfect for those travelling as it is cheap and entertaining.
    Experience
  • To get the best atmosphere you must go at night!
    Timming
  • Keep eyes on your belongings
    Safety
  • Two places nearby not to be missed are the Central Market Kuala Lumpur and the Sri Mahamariamman Temple
    Things nearby
  • At walking distance from Petaling Street is the Pudu Central which recently renovated to serve the public better.
    Things nearby
  • You need to bargain with the sellers for better prices
    Prices

Reviews

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The original Chinatown centered on Market Square. Jalan Tun H.S. Lee or High Street, became increasingly popular as it was higher than the rest of the town and therefore less prone to floods.

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Flea Market.The area has dozens of restaurants and food stalls, serving local favourites such as Hokkien mee, ikan bakar (barbecued fish), asam laksa and curry noodles.

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Bargain half cheaper than they offer..

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Try the ikan bakar that will blow off Ur head!! Delicious with spicy spicy and spicy!!! Along hong Leong bank!!

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Cultural. Good accessories. Make sure you bargain when buying there. People call out to you when walking past to buy their product. Good if you want original fakes. Similar stock sold in many stalls.

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be careful of too much crowed at night, but generally people very friendly, must bargain, not to eat on street, not take away, very cheep, but nothing is original

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KL's chinatown has the best atmosphere of all the same same Chinatowns that we visited across SEA. The prices are higher than elsewhere although that is to be expected in a more affluent city. The food around the place is brilliant, especially in the little indian food court and the pick and mix kebab stall we found at one of the entrances to the market.

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Cultural. Good accessories. Make sure you bargain when buying there. People call out to you when walking past to buy their product. Good if you want original fakes. Similar stock sold in many stalls.

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The original Chinatown centered on Market Square. Jalan Tun H.S. Lee or High Street, became increasingly popular as it was higher than the rest of the town and therefore less prone to floods.

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