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1. Chow Kit Market
It is one of the largest wet markets in Kuala Lumpur which is a local hub for fresh produce, meats, fish, and food and drink at cheap prices. It is a crowdy centre for locals to purchase home cooking ingredients or to grab some hawker meals. It is also known as the Bazaar Baru Chow Kit, this market has lines of stalls with fruit, vegetables, tofu, spices as well as clothes, shoes, CDs, DVDs and textiles and wet market sells sorts of meat like fish, chicken, beef, mutton and pork.The market is visited by local majorly and this the market is a representation of their culture and constitute shops selling goods related to their artwork & cultural pieces. The local community are art lovers and have great interest in shopping for more & more ethnic art works.
2. Fiesta Nite, Plaza Mont Kiara Market
This weekly thursday night market is a favourite among locals who want a higher quality of good and more international food stuff. Around 100 stalls are lined up which offer a range of items in an open-air retail concept where mall brands, independent entrepreneurs and food trucks gather for a fun, carnival-like atmosphere.While the prices may be a little higher than at basic night markets, the wares on sale are unique & not found in a regular pasar malam since items like handmade soaps, vintage clothing and foreign trend foods are considered upper-class commodities. This market is a great place for shopping the most high end things in its best quality form. You don’t have to compromise in the pattern or designs, you’ll find the best of the best.
3. Bandar Baru Sentul Market
An old market favourite of the locals, the Bandar Baru Sentul (Pasar Sentul) Market is crowded in the morning for breakfast and produce while nighttime features cheap goods. Shops sell traditional street foods. The market is housed by the most cheerful people in the town, who often drink more than a shot. But the mood of the markets remains fresh and utmost lively.Walk through the street lanes, and you’ll find accessories, shoes, sneakers, casual wear, tradition fabrics, households, art pieces, and what not. The food items are famous for their hot spice & flavours, attracting the tourists. There are huge number of lines if stalls selling foods of all kinds of variety, desert, sizzlers, street food, and small shops selling various cuisines. Tourists are attracted by these food spots afterall who doesn’t love food ?
4. Petaling Street Market
It is one of the best markets in the city of Kuala Lampur. Immersed in the oriental architecture and influences, Petaling Street is noisy & vibrant. The market is bustling with people, cheap goods and street food. Be sure to have some hard bargaining skills to avoid being ripped off; some say dressing down may help as some vendors have a keen eye for expensive belongings and may charge more based on how rich visitor appear to be.With the streams of well-established local restaurants and shops selling delicious food can give you an amazing experience and a great deal to your taste buds. Handbags, watches, trainers, clothing – you name it, they’ve got it. Petaling Street is full of Chinese and seafood restaurants can be found at every corner, and stalls selling all kinds of snacks. The travellers & locals seem to enjoy the most out the market has to offer.
5. Masjid India Flea Market
This flea market is a hub for Indian & muslim communities as many of its shops offer more products needed by the city’s Muslim population. Beautiful Punjabi scarves, shoes, fabrics and clothes are sold in the shop while the stalls offer food and drinks. The Indian Muslim community, is a friendly bunch and sells good food, like curries and roti canai, at extremely affordable prices along with the nationally beloved teh tarik and variations of the nasi lemak.This is a place to lookput for. They sell muslim clothings, be it shawls, baju kurung, traditional blouses etc. Their prices are really cheap (shawls for Rm15), shoes (below RM50), normal tshirt. It is a place worth going for shopping.
6. Central Market
While this market may seem as if it’s curated for tourists, it’s famous for handicrafts. With sections of the famous blue art deco building dedicated to different cultures, like the Baba Nyonya, and unique Malaysian settings, like Malacca‘s Jonker Street, Central Market is not to be missed by arts and craft lovers and souvenir collectors.It has boutiques, handicraft and souvenir stalls selling local merchandise such as authentic Malaysian batik prints and more. It also has several restaurants and a food court serving Asian cuisine. Central Market hosts cultural goods like sweetdishes, sweets, traditional wear etc during country’s colourful and exciting annual festivals such as Chinese New Year and Deepavali.
7. Pudu Wet Market
The Pudu Wet Market sells meat & groceries such as livestock like chickens and frogs are slaughtered on the spot and seafood is displayed whole on ice. It has beautiful shops where all kinds of garden plants, herbs, fruits can be found. The area is also a hawker street, and delicacies like wan tan mee and curry mee are great for breakfast and brunch.It is a market selling contrasting goods, non vegetarian food on one side, and green plants and saplings on the other hand which is a great combination of diversity. This market is a unique place for shopping the plant decorations and the most beautiful flowers.
8. Bangsar Sunday Market
It is a fresh Sunday market filled with the delicacies of groceries, and ration food items. It is a busy market frequented by tourists & locals. If you crave for meat, you’ll get the best roasted meat of all kinds here. Just give it a try, and you won’t be disappointed.This delight is mostly a dry market with emphasis on green produce like fruits and vegetables, but a small section still offers fresh and dried seafood for sale. The stalls also sell Indian packaged snacks or full Chinese hawker meals, Malay beverages, like iced syrup and rose milk teas.It is famous for Yong tow fu and prawn noodles.
9. Kasturi Walk
It is a market set along the lane running alongside Central Market. Here, you’ll find local snacks and vendors selling fake label handbags, watches, T-shirts, flip flops and more as well as fruit stalls. It is similar to Petaling Street but not as crowded. Right over the front entrance of the tiled walkway is a pewter wau bulan (a type of Malay kite) which looks like a butterfly.Food stalls sell everything from Malay kuih and Chinese dim sum to Indian rojak and other local snacks. You’ll find a variety of options when it comes to food, it is mouthwatering and extremely delicious. A popular spot with tourists, during special events Kasturi Walk organises cultural performances.
10. The Taman Connaught Night Market
It is known as Cheras Pasar Malam, opening on Wednesday evenings, where shops sell up inexpensive clothing, accessories, books, bags, handicrafts and household items. If you’re a fashionista, you’ll find yourself great pieces of clothing, plazos, pants, formals, crop tops, ethnic wear, shoes & heels. All kinds of jewellery is available here for you to buy at a fair price which you won’t be able to resist.What to Buy and Eat at Taman Connaught Night Market is very popular among the local community for Malaysian cusine comprising of curry noodles, char kuey teow, laksa and satay, as well as desserts, ice cream and snacks. There are also numerous food stalls offering Korean, Thai, Taiwanese and Japanese snacks at attractive prices. The chilli-drenched stinky tofu Is the favourite street snack amongst the locals.
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