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The latest addition is Kasturi Walk that is situated alongside the east wing of the market. Kasturi Walk is a covered pedestrianised avenue that adds a new dimension to the Central Market experience.
The KL Central Market has an outdoor stage that attracts the tourists with colourful muliticultural performances staged throughout the year.
You can pose for an artist or give them a photo of yourself and have your portrait painted or you can give an image or design to one of the printers and have your very own one of a kind T shirt printed.
The list of stalls covers an impressive range of goods that boasts more artistic categories than any other handicraft centre in Malaysia.
Since opening its doors in 1888 as a wet market the Kuala Lumpur Central Market has successfully navigated the generations to become a true icon of Malaysian culture, heritage and arts and crafts.
The Central Market Annexe houses several art galleries that act as a platform to showcase the works of local artists and the atmosphere generated here epitomises all that is good about the Malaysian arts scene.
The art deco building facade was constructed in the 1930's and with over 100,000 square feet of retail space the Kuala Lumpur Central Market presents a stylish and heritage rich background that is suited to showcasing Malaysian culture, arts and handicrafts.
When facing the bulldozers in the 1980's the Malaysian heritage society successfully campaigned against its demolition and the KL Central Market became a national centre for arts, handicrafts culture and heritage.
The Kuala Lumpur Central Market has grown in stature to become so much more than just a shopping experience as it has now justified its conclusion as a must visit destination for all tourists visiting KL.
Alongside the many stalls and kiosks you will find buskers entertaining the visitors and just to add that extra bit of cultural allure many of the stalls here are selling authentic SE Asian cuisine to tantalise your tastebuds.
Custom made souvenirs are available and then there is the enviable list of batik, songket, bags, shoes, jewellery, home decor, accessories antiques and collectibles to name just a few.
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The Kuala Lumpur Central Market has grown into a fully blown KL tourist attraction showcasing the very best of Malaysian arts and handicrafts

The art decor exterior of the Kuala Lumpur Central Market is the stylish facade leading to an icon of Malaysian culture, heritage and arts and crafts

KL Central Market
Date published: 05/05/2013

KL Central Market Review Star Rating

4 out of 5 stars

KL Central Market, Lot 3.04-3.06, Central Market Annexe, Jalan Hang Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur 50050, Malaysia

Phone: +603 2031 0399

GPS Latitude - 3.145189 - GPS Longitude - 101.695372

Hours: Mon-Fri 10.00am - 10:00pm - Sat-Sun 10.00am - 10:00pm

Central Market KL Location Map

Your Portrait From A Photo
Central Market Kuala Lumpur
Silk and Head Scarfs
Rattan Bags
House Accessories Shop
Traditional Cookies and Sweets
Chinese Accessories
House of Silver Shop
Islamic Art
Kasturi Walk Central Market KL
Little Kashmir Handicrafts
Masks and Accessories
Portrait Art Shop
Straits Chinese Market

Nearest LRT, Hotels and Useful Info For KL Central Market

LRT - Pasar Seni Station on Putra Line
Hotel Malaya
Winsin Hotel Chinatown
Chill Inn
Matahari Lodge
Hotel Chinatown Inn
Chinatown Boutique Hotel
Hotel A1
Central Market Parking rate - RM3 for first hour RM2 for each subsequent hour
GO KL - The free bus service Go KL has bus stop outside Central Market
"boasts more artistic categories than any other handicraft centre in Malaysia"