Friday, 5 October 2012

Top Places to See in Kuala Lumpur: Central Market

view of central market from the street

It already seems like a lifetime ago that I was in Malaysia, the demands of 6th form have kept me from blogging about all the great adventures I had there. But I am now back on the case - thanks to a teacher training day. 

Central Market is by far the best place to buy your loved ones souvenirs from your trip to Kuala Lumpur. It spreads across an outdoor market and an inside (air conditioned) two floor building. There was so much to see I forgot to take pictures of the inside for you all to see. The building is one of a few of the colonial buildings which have been maintained and restored. Inside there are many stalls to peruse and my top tip for gifts is to head to the back of the building where there are a few stalls selling some bargains. On the second floor there are mainly clothing stalls selling silk kimonos, adorable children's clothes, sari's and much more. You can also stop here for a bite to eat as there is a food court on the top floor with lots to choose from. There is also 'The Annexe' restaurant outside, which sells great local iced coffee. 

Central Market is well worth a visit, in close proximity to Petaling Street and the open air swimming pool so if you are only on a short visit these places could be hit in a day. There is a lot to see inside and the luxury of the air con will cool you off from the overwhelming heat of the city. 


  1. I love the picture - the way you edited it (if you did) makes it look really vintage! xx

    1. Thank you, I did have a little fiddle with the saturation to make it look as hot as it is xx