Central Market and Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur Guide (B): Central Market and Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur

If you are planning to visit Kuala Lumpur (KL) for the first time, the first few stops of the day are our historical landmarks, namely, the Sultan Abdul Samad Building and Independence Square. The other historical areas are easily explored on foot, that is, if you do not mind the tropical heat and humidity. Depending where you come from, it’s a respite from the cold winters for some people but the humidity might be a drag for others. The best time to walk around the city centre is before 11am and after 5pm. However, should you find yourselves wandering around the streets of KL during mid-day – fret not – as there are plenty of air-conditioned places to cool down from the heat.

Not very far from Sultan Abdul Samad Building is Central Market. Founded in 1888, the original site was formerly a meat and vegetable market for locals and tin miners. Over a period of 50 years or so, the site was rebuilt with an Art Deco style and by the 1980s, it was a handicraft centre for tourists. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Central Market and Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur
Guide Location: Malaysia » Kuala Lumpur
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Central Market   Mahamariamman Temple   Kuan Ti Temple  
Author: Kathleen Poon
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