Established in 1888 Pasar Senai is one of the oldest markets in Kuala Lumpur. The heritage building is home to a number of shops representing diverse culture and crafts of Malaysia.
Pasar Senai is a great place to shop Batik, souvenirs, handicrafts, artwork and many local products manufactured in Malaysia.
This market is a must visit location for cultural lovers.
My favorite Nyonya Restaurant, Precious Old China is located on the first floor of this building and serves original Nyonya or Peranakan sytle dishes.
Kasturi Walk and Petaling Street are located right next to the central Market. Annexe market is a terrific place for contemporary art.
Central Market is a center of cultural events and different vendor display wares and products based on various important cultural events such as deepvali for Hindus, Hari Raya Festivals for Muslims and merchandise for Chinese new Years Festivals
Central Market is a great place to buy cultural artifacts, local clothing including batik, tribal crafts from boreno, collectibles and antiques, gifts, toys for children and products that are unique to Malaysia. The ARCH collection and Royal Selangor are two brands that uniquely identify Malaysian cultural heritage.
Use either GO KL Bus for an easy access to Central Market. Alternatively, Pasar Seni LRT Station is walking distance from the Markets.
Chintown of Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Street is great location for budget styes, mid-range shopping and cheap food outlets.
Most backpackers prefer to find accommodation near Petaling Street to enjoy easy access to many intresting places including Masjid India Area and Merdeka Square.
Jalan Petaling is home to a number of very popular cafes, restaurants and bars. I explored this area once again during my trip in July 2022 and was surprised to find sheer number of new cafe around every corner. The side street along Jalan Petaling has gone through a massive transformation turning old shopfronts into trendy cafes including Leaf & Co, Mee Tark Restoran, Baijiu, Concubine KL and many more.
The Old Historic Walk starts from at Tourism Bureau and pass through some prominent landmarks including Old Market Square, Chinatown, Merdeka Square and Eco Park.
I stayed at Travelodge city center in July 2022 and highly recommend it for budget conscious travelers who want to stay at a very central location with an easy access to most places of interest in Kuala Lumpur City