Central Market is located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, a few minutes away from Petaling Street. It began as a wet market in 1888; built by Yap Ah Loy, the city’s Chinese Kapitan. It has been classified as a Heritage site and a prominent landmark in colonial and modern-day Kuala Lumpur.
Central Market Kuala Lumpur and its accompanying annexe have been transformed into an award-winning tourist attraction and shopping destination, while preserving the significance in showcasing the nation’s arts, culture and heritage. Tourists flock to Central Market for its variety of handicrafts, art, kebaya, songket, batik and authentic Malaysian souvenirs. A Batik Emporium houses well-known designer labels, with the best Malaysian-made batik items ranging from clothes, shoes, bags to home furnishing.
While shopping here, remember to treat your senses to its multi-cultural performances and celebrations.
For a more contemporary take on the local arts scene, the Annexe Gallery, located at the back of Central Market, is a popular venue for events such as film screenings, art exhibitions and public discourses. The Kasturi Walk alongside the main building is lined with stalls and al fresco dining.
For more information, visit www.centralmarket.com.my