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Central Market

Jalan Hang Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur 50050, Malaysia
+60 3-2031 0399
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Central Market began life as a wet market in 1888, built by Yap Ah Loy, the city’s Chinese Kapitan. It served as a prominent landmark in colonial and modern-day Kuala Lumpur. When the wet market was relocated in the 1980s, the Malaysian Heritage Society successfully petitioned against the demolition of the building. Now, Central Market Kuala Lumpur is an iconic attraction and a delightful destination for tourists, shoppers and art lovers.
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  • Very good49%
  • Average24%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“air conditioned” (162 reviews)
“food court” (170 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 21:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Jalan Hang Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur 50050, Malaysia
+60 3-2031 0399
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just that if you're after souvenirs then shop here!! There are stalls inside and out, inside being under air con and the entire market is less haggling by market stall holders! Some street food options also

Thank Jamie T
Reviewed 4 days ago

- Central Market is a great spot to visit, interesting shops and food, busy with tourists naturally, but still worth a visit - At the ground floor of the building, there are rows after rows of stalls and small shops selling a wide variety of...More

Thank PradeepArya1990
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The market is a bit different than the Chinatown market As the stalls are fixed you get a different range of goods

Thank FrankandTonia
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I was there to get a nice fish massage for my leg it was nice and wonderful. reasonably priced and also good place for souvenirs. all and all night place to visit

Thank Mohamed I
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Quite enjoyable place with a lot of shopping options and food items also. Quite recommended for souvenirs. But do some bargaining first .

Thank Siddhartha G
Reviewed 6 days ago

Third time here to get souvenirs. This time around, I got some shorts and clothes on the second floor.

Thank Angela L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There's a shuttle bus from the Pullman hotel that will take you to the Central Market and China town which is close by. These are two great shopping venues especially at the Central Market. There are lots of locally made clothes, gifts and jewellery at...More

Thank Angie147Kl
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can buy lots of souvenirs, coffee, snacks, and chocolates here. We bought different kinds of Beryl chocolates for a low cost. It is air conditioned so you'll feel comfortable shopping inside the building. It's also near Chinatown and other landmarks such as the National...More

Thank mrecs
Reviewed 1 week ago

Central market is connected by red line goKL buses from KLCC. I took the bus and went to the central market, whch was initially a wet market. It had amazing souveneirs and historical market. Had a great time there!

Thank shrinikethv
Reviewed 1 week ago

A good shopping destination for foreigners, You can buys a variety of chocalates from here, Its a comfortable market being Air conditioned. you can also find many Local items being sold here. Tip: 1) Do not miss the fish pedicure inside Central market 2) A...More

1  Thank Devraj S
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Maree B
Are credit cards accepted in the stores at the Central Market?
15 April 2017|
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Response from CM1888 | Property representative |
Hi Maree, Yes. Credit cards are accepted here. So, worry not when you shop at our complex. Have fun shopping at Central Market Kuala Lumpur :)
Dear Friends, Does the market open during Idul Fitri? Or when they will be open after Idul Fitri (Hari Raya)? Thanks
11 April 2017|
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Response from CM1888 | Property representative |
Hello there, Greetings from Central Market Kuala Lumpur! We are open as usual during Idul Fitri from 10am - 9.30pm. However, some shops might be closed during the festive season. Hope to welcome you here soon. Thank... More
can i buy traditional Malaysian costumes with reasonable prices ?
3 April 2017|
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Response from CM1888 | Property representative |
Hello there, Yes we do have a variety of Malaysian costumes available at our mall. You may head up to Mezzanine floor to check out the collections our tenants offer. Have fun shopping in Central Market Kuala Lumpur! Thank... More