Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

An Open Air Shopping Mall- Petaling street

Famously known as Petaling Street Chinatown or just Chinatown KL, Petaling street in Kuala Lumpur is one of the oldest part of city. The market is infamous for selling fake branded goods. It's located very close to the central market which is another famous tourist place as well. 

Street Vendor At Petaling Street

This place deserves a visit only if:

- You don't know what to do in Malaysia
- Have already exhausted your list of "things to do in kuala lumpur"
- Haven't been to any Asian street market previously
- Don't fuss about the product quality 
- Wish to buy scarves, t-shirts, handbags, dresses, shoes, watches  
One of the best advice for you if you have not been to any Asian market before, bargain hard, you could end up with the same product with less than 50% initial quoted price. 

Petaling Street Market Photos
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For us the market was bit crowded and chaotic. We were continuously looking for some open space to breath some fresh air which we could only find after coming out the market itself. 

How To Go To Petaling Street

Petaling street is located quite close to the Bukit Bintang, it is possible to walk from Bukit Bintang to Petaling Street, just ask people for the direction, better ask for Puduraya bus station since it is situated next to the Petaling Street and is more famous than Petaling street. The total walking time should not be more than 15 mins. If you wish to catch the LRT train the nearest stop is Pasar Seni or Pudu-raya, depending upon the LRT line you are currently on. 

Beside shopping here, you can also enjoy night out in the china town. There are few economical bars around in this area. They will not charge you hand and leg like bars around the Bukit Bintang area. You can also find a reasonable street food variety here.
Market Opens from 10 AM - 10 PM.

Happy travelling...


  1. I think a quick walk through the hangings and stalls and we could have bought something for everyone. Does the mall have other recreational activities for kids? Nice clicks and a best place for street shopping freaks like me. I’ll include this spot for my next visit to Malaysia.

  2. Hi Afreen, thanks for dropping by. It's not a's actually a street market located around two streets only...where you can buy most of the stuff likes clothes, purse and stuff like that ...but no kids recreational activity area.