Central Market (Pasar Seni)

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Central Market (Pasar Seni) Kuala Lumpur Reviews

bhush2006 bhush2006
15 reviews
Pasar Seni and Chinatown, Kualalumpur Oct 30, 2016
It was fun visiting Pasar Seni - The Central Market in Kuala Lumpur. This market was founded in 1888 in earlier days it was used as a wet market. The building is recognised as a Heritage Site by the Malaysian Heritage Society. The market building has 2 floors and it is fully air conditioned. The building is further divided into sections like Lorong Melayu, Straits Chinese, and Lorong India representing ethnicity of those regions. The building resembles kampong-style house.

How to get there - Hop on to LRT Kelana Jaya Iine and stop at Pasar Seni station. Or else u can ride a free GoKL bus going to Pasar Seni.
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bhush2006 says:
As per Wikipedia
It was founded in 1888 and originally used as a wet market,[1] while the current Art Deco style building was completed in 1937. It has been classified as a Heritage Site by the Malaysian Heritage Society and it is now a landmark for Malaysian culture and heritage.
Posted on: Mar 18, 2017
spocklogic says:
What is significance of the building that it became a heritage site?
Posted on: Mar 15, 2017
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holdmyhandsforever holdmyha…
62 reviews
Affordable Souveniers in Kuala Lumpur. Oct 22, 2014
Before heading back to Manila, I asked my best friend Johnrey on where to buy affordable souvenir items. He directed me to the Central Market.

As a heritage site, Central Market Kuala Lumpur represents the traditional market in Malaysia. It is a collection of indoor and outdoor stalls offering cheap souvenir items, local restaurants, art galleries, coffee shops and a lot more.

My mood changed when I met old Malaysian people. They represents hard work, patience and determination especially to those on gallery shops. Foreigners are all over the place. I think, the Central Market is way better than the China Town.

The Central Market is very accessible.

Street food called Apam Balik is a must-try there. What I love about it is that you can watch them cook your food. They cook real quick! Aside from being delicious, it is also affordable.

I bought affordable Malaysian accessories before heading to Petalling Street for imitation items.
Apam Balik.
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adrianaaaron adrianaa…
51 reviews
A great place to shop for souvenirs Feb 19, 2013
Central Market or also known as “Pasar Seni” is another tourist attraction in Kuala Lumpur. Located in Jalan Tan Cheng Lock (Foch Avenue), Central Market was formerly a wet market which was founded in 1888 and the building that you see today was completed in 1937. The building is home to various kinds of businesses, from food and beverage to fancy souvenirs as well as digital gadgets. A DHL counter is recently opened here; making it easier for both locals and tourists to enjoy a fast and reliable mail delivery.

There are restaurants on both ground and upper floors – they offer both western and local delicacies that will satisfy your hunger. A Famous Amos stall is also available here for those who crave for sweet cookies and chocolates. Most of the shops here offer souvenirs and handicrafts, which can be quite expensive. It’s best to bargain for the best prices. You can’t compare the things here from the ones in Thailand. Most of my friends would tell me that the things here are much cheaper in Thailand. Not everyone come here to buy – instead, they come here rather for the experience or to search for souvenirs or things that they cannot find elsewhere. As for me, I normally come here to eat. I recommend this attraction to all travellers coming to Malaysia. It is a must visit destination. After your visit to Central Market, perhaps you can visit Petaling Street and the Sri Mariamman temple in Chinatown.
The main entrance to the building
A stage outside the building
Inside the market
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automidori automido…
1 reviews
Malaysia Culture in a Package Apr 29, 2012
As widely acknowledged by many I suppose, Malaysia is not all about Malayans. The culture of Chinese and India develop side by side without hesitant in this country. If you don't have enough time to explore the whole Malaysia, get the picture in Pasar Seni, also known as Central Market.

Check out Central Market's website: http://centralmarket.com.my/wp-content/themes/central-market/intro/intro.html for special events and performances.

On 2nd floor is a food court that serves a large variety of Malaysia's typical cuisine.

Just next to Central Market is Chinatown. Note that the older the day grows, the vibrant the area turns on. Lots of nightlife, lots of food.

My experience in Central Market is here:


and here:


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traveler100 traveler…
3 reviews
Must Visit Mar 07, 2011
I personally could get lost in there for hours in there... Picking up each items from the stores.... it was hard to resist not to buy anything.... thankfully i had a travel buddy who stopped me a couple times from buying stuff.... if you're happen to be in the area you should definitely check it out....
traveler100 says:
haha.... no i didn't... still unworn.... sigh*
Posted on: Mar 08, 2011
Aurora78 says:
lol... I did encouraged you to buy the dress though! Have you worn it yet? :)
Posted on: Mar 07, 2011

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