Petaling Street market
Planning to visit the Petaling Street Market? See our information below!
Petaling Street Market is an indoor market in Kuala Lumpur’s China Town district, near other attractions such as KL Central Market and Sri Mahamariamman Temple.
Today, it is called Chinatown because of its original commercial heart of old Kuala Lumpur. The area surrounds the Petaling Street market. Most of Petaling Street market is car-free and covered to keep out sun and rain. Since 2003, Petaling Street has developed into a colourful tourist-oriented shopping area, with shops and stalls selling mostly clothes, bags, watches and souvenirs.
The vendors are professionals and consider the foreign tourist a walking ATM and will try to get the maximum price out of you. They will judge what they can get away with based on your appearance, age, nationality, the clothes you wear, the jewellery you have and the phone you carry. If you look like a rich Westerner, they will adjust their opening price accordingly.
Going to the Petaling Street Market is a must if you ever visit Malaysia!
The Petaling Street Market is open every day from around 09:00 AM to 09:30 PM, although some market stalls don’t seem to open until after 5pm and some food stalls stay open well past midnight.
Tips and Tricks!
Here are a few tips you should know before visiting Petaling Street Market!
- With everything you buy, you need to negotiate well! Sellers raise the price significantly.
- At the Petaling Street market, you will come across real and fake materials/garments.