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Chinatown is also known as Petaling Street or “Chee Cheong Kai” in Cantonese which means Starch Factory Street. 

Originally, it was a place where Chinese Kapitan, Yap Ah Loy opened a tapioca mill. After a facelift and restructuring, Chinatown has become a street that is surrounded by historical architecture buildings and sells local favourites food & souvenirs.

Along this street, you can smell the aroma of local favourites such as Tau Fu Fa (Soybean Pudding), Soya Bean Drink, Duck Rice, Chee Cheong Fun (Chinese Rice Noodle Roll), Longan Drink, Asam Laksa, Curry Noodles, Apam Balik and Hokkien Mee.

When it comes to buying goods from the market stalls, you have to bargain in order to lower the price. Haggling is a must as Chinatown or Petaling Street is well known for bargain hunter’s paradise. 

*A small reminder - to check the quality of the products before making the payment

Getting There :


  • Grab Car – the surcharge costs from our hotel to Chinatown (Petaling Street) is around RM 6 

By Bus

  • Take the GO KL City Bus (Free bus service) at the front of Fahrenheit88 Shopping Mall. Kindly queue up at the bus station and get on the Purple Colour Service Line bus. Get off the bus at Pasar Seni station. To get back to the Fahrenheit88 Shopping Mall, kindly wait for the return bus at the same drop-off station.


  • Get onto the SBK Service Line train at Bukit Bintang MRT station and disembark at Pasar Seni MRT station. From there, about 4 minutes walking distance, you will be able to find the crowded Chinatown (Petaling Street).

Address :

(Near Central Market Kuala Lumpur)

88-132, Jalan Petaling, City Centre,

50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan

Operation Hour:

9am - 12pm

Article Contributed By: Mr. Yoyon, Front Desk Management Trainee