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Must Visit Street Markets In Kuala Lumpur – The Best Local Experience

Want to absorb and experience local culture in Malaysia? Explore the street markets! These colourful bazaars are grand hubs for shopping, dining and people watching. Listed here are the most famous markets in Kuala Lumpur, open morning and night!


Head Over To Petaling Street Market

This bazaar is the most popular and vibrant in KL. Its located in Chinatown which is an added bonus. You are treated to over a hundred stalls selling just about every type of retail good. The prices are stupendously cheap! Best of all, the entire street is shaded by an awning, so you can shop till you drop but not from the heat! Guests at Travelodge City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, can visit the place over the course of their stay, since the KL Sentral hotel is just 6 minutes from Petaling Market. On sale is a range of fake branded watches, handbags, clothing and more. Add to this happy melee a range of food stalls and your one happy shopper!


Kasturi Walk Market

Located close to Central Market, Kasturi Market is equal to Petaling, where you can buy a range of copycat brand goods. Tee shirts, handbags, flip flops, shoes and other consumer goods are available for sale. You will find a range of fresh fruit sold at this market, which is easy to reach from your hotel in KL Sentral. This is due to its central location just 5 minuets from the Pasar Seni LRT Station. While the range is not as huge as Petaling Market, the prices are pretty good and you have a better chance of bargaining.


Chow Kit The Wet Market

This is Malaysia's largest wet market, and you must go there to experience the lively atmosphere. The market is a hub for fresh produce. Go explore the rows of fish stalls, fresh vegetable vendors, meat stalls, fruit stalls and spices. There are live fish swimming around in buckets and open stations where the butchering of meat takes place if you are squeamish avoid the market. But beyond all this, you will discover a huge street food bazaar. There you can sample a range of Malaysia's favourite food.


The Kampung Baru Market

A great place to sample authentic Malay food. The Kampung Baru is a Sunday market. There you can shop traditional Malay handicrafts, the customary Malay garments, the baju, sarong, songkok and kurung. There is also, an array of jewellery to choose from. The food section is quite popular. Go there for Malay favourites such as satays, rojak, kuih and nasi lemak.


The Night Time Taman Connaught Market

Over seven hundred stalls popup every Wednesday night to make up this vibrant market. The almost 2km long stretch needs plenty of time to be explored. Shop for a range of low-priced goodies. Clothes, books, handicrafts, bags, household goods and more. There's plenty of food too, with a range of desserts taking centre stage.

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