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This place is no longer Chinatown.

It's mostly fake watches market. It's not a place to go if you're looking to immerse yourself in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jakub C
Bustling Chinatown!

Jalan Petaling is the main covered street in KL's Chinatown, chock full of eateries and souvenir... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Larry M
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Vientiane, Laos
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"covered street"
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"t shirts"
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"hand bags"
in 6 reviews
"great street"
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"street food"
in 13 reviews
"night market"
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"stall owners"
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"bargaining skills"
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"souvenir items"
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"hawker stalls"
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"knock offs"
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"branded goods"
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"cheap shopping"
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"walk around"
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"watches"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's mostly fake watches market. It's not a place to go if you're looking to immerse yourself in the culture. For that I recommend Thean Hou Temple.

Thank Jakub C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jalan Petaling is the main covered street in KL's Chinatown, chock full of eateries and souvenir hawkers, best at nighttime when the full arrays of vendors are out and about.

Thank Larry M
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

Didn't find the stalls exciting; all were selling similar low quality imitation bags, shoes, clothes etc. Went in the day so it was very hot. Not a long street and most shops in the shophouses on both sides were not opened yet. Went to patronise...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Go Early, and enjoy the less crowd moment. This place serves best breakfast early in the morning with less crowd. Able to enjoy each of the corner and slowly back to old days of Kuala Lumpur.

Thank Ragu88
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

I was living there few months: heart of KL, a bit noisy but wonderful! food, market, shops - everything near!

Thank Marina H
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

In the midst of Chinatown, this is the place for shopping for Gucci bags, Rolex watches & other expensive brands...if you don't have or want to spend that fabulous kind of money. A covered street about 3-400 meters in length, crowded with stalls & people....More

Thank Sayeed C
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

You cannot come to KL and not go down (or up) Petaling Street, if nothing else to watch other visitors haggling over purchases. There are (literally) hundreds of stalls selling all sorts of stuff from souvenirs to fake branded goods, from fresh fruit and veg...More

Thank Colin G
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

Yes it's a great to place to shop for souvenir items and you must really bargain to get a much cheaper price. It's a great alternative to Central Market.

Thank 22Michael98
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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

I'm a local ,on and off I will frequent this street for local malaysia food like hokkien mee , wan tan mee , claypot noodle , beef noodle ,tau foo fah dessert which is my ex prime minister Tun Dr Mahatir favorite dessert , yea...More

Thank kenkeh
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

I have come to this street of sellers many times: they want to sell and, sometimes, prices are negotiable to one third! Sometimes, you cannot distinguish whether what you buy, is original one or not. At least, you can talk to sellers; they put time...More

Thank Saeid_Nouri_Neshat
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Response from Anyse J | Reviewed this property |
I found that the stalls behind the stalls on the street can actually charge a lot less than those on the street. I went to 8 different places for a new suitcase and found one in one of those back stalls! You have to really... More
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