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  • Address: Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Chinatown (Petaling St.)

Bustling Petaling Street is the main thoroughfare of Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown. The street is effectively one long market which specialises in counterfeit clothes, watches and shoes. It sets up mid-morning and is busy until almost dawn with locals and tourists haggling for cheap wares.

Look past the pirated goods stalls and you will see a heritage area of old Chinese shop houses selling spices and food stalls selling local dishes like Hainanese chicken rice and nasi lemak.  The side streets leading from Petaling Street are where you will find wet markets and shops selling everything from spices to electronics to funereal wreaths.

Other highlights of Chinatown besides shopping are the temples, some of the finest examples in Kuala Lumpur. There is the stunning Hindu temple Sri Mahamariamman and the two late 19th-Century Chinese temples Koon Yam and Chan See Shu Yuen.

Practical Info

Petaling Street is very central and you can take any of the many bus that travel through Chinatown. if you’re taking the train then it is a 5-minute walk from Pasar Seni railway station.

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Small-Group Food Trail Walking Tour in Kuala Lumpur

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Sample a variety of Malaysian foods on a culinary walking tour of Kuala Lumpur! Eat lunch like a local as you explore hidden streets, alleyways and suburbs of ...  Read more

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Night Tour with Admission to Petronas Twin Towers Observation Deck and Cultural Dance Performance

This 4-hour Kuala Lumpur tour includes the dazzling Petronas Twin Towers after dark. See the city from the Skybridge and Observation Deck, explore Chinatown's ...  Read more

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Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Kuala Lumpur By Night Tour

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Kuala Lumpur comes alive in a blaze of multi-colored lights when night falls. Visit Chinatown and stroll through its popular night markets in search of bargain ...  Read more

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Half-Day Shopping and Market Exploration Tour in Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Night Tours
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Half-Day Shopping and Market Exploration Tour in Kuala Lumpur

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Let a driver/guide introduce you to Kuala Lumpur’s biggest markets and bustling streets filled with vendors, restaurants, and shops. Immerse yourself in the ...  Read more

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Half-Day Kuala Lumpur City Orientation Tour

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Malaysian Cultural Night in Kuala Lumpur

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Private Kuala Lumpur Night Market Tour Including Buffet Dinner, Kuala Lumpur, City Tours
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Private Kuala Lumpur Night Market Tour Including Buffet Dinner

Spend your evening browsing at Central Market and Petaling Street, a shopper’s heaven for souvenirs, jewelry, clothes and get the opportunity to savour some ...  Read more

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Private Half-Day Photo Walk around Kuala Lumpur Chinatown and Little India, Kuala Lumpur, Night ... 
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Private Half-Day Photo Walk around Kuala Lumpur Chinatown and Little India

Take the best photos of Kuala Lumpur with a private tour of the city. Explore Chinatown and Little India where you will get to see some local hidden gems and ...  Read more

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