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 :
(Near Central Market Kuala Lumpur)
88-132, Jalan Petaling, City Centre,
50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
9am - 12pm
Article Contributed By: Mr. Yoyon, Front Desk Management Trainee