Built in 1888, Central Market Kuala Lumpur is a cultural hub for Malaysian culture, art and handicraft. Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, near major public transportation links, making it easy to access from all major Kuala Lumpur tourist destinations, this Art Deco-styled building also has a significant historical value, from its humble beginning as a wet market to the iconic cultural destination it is today.
The Central Market interior layout is divided into different vendors’ stall zones, each distinctive by races. The purpose of this zoning is to let foreign visitors get an insight on the cultural differences between the various races in Malaysia. It also allows one to have a better appreciation of the local heritage and exemplifies the beautiful harmony between different races in the Malaysian community.
It is a great place for art lovers and also tourists who are looking to pick up a few souvenirs for the road as here, you can find little treasures and handicrafts selectively sourced from different states in Malaysia. Expect to spend between 1-3 hours here.
You can take MRT to go to Central Market, The nearest MRT station are Bukit Bintang MRT station, it located 5 minutes from the hotel, it cost RM3.00++ per ride, and go to Pasar Seni MRT station, from there, it only 5 ~ 7 minutes walk to Central Market.
Alternatively, you can take Grabcar to go to Central Market, it only costs you around RM9.00++ per ride.
Article Contributed By: Mr. Muhammad Faridzulzaim, Front Desk Management Trainee