We learned about KL’s CentralMarket on the internet and in the many brochures we found at our hotel. Since it was located close to Merdeka Square which we were visiting that day, we added the Year 1888 built market to the list of places we wanted to visit in the city. Only later did we also learn that it has received a ‘certificate of excellence’ on trip advisor for 2013 and several other accolades.
The main market is situated in a two floor building painted light blue on the outside. It also has a more recently build annexe and an outdoor pedestrian lane called the Kasturi Walk running alongside the main building.
It’s really nice and several tourists as well as locals throng the place. Inside, the various shops/stalls sell cute little souvenirs and local handicrafts. The stores offer a blend of key chains, fridge magnets, show pieces, trinkets, bags, stoles/shawls, baskets and hats. There are some region specific areas focusing on Malay, Indian and Chinese as well – the décor was really pretty for these (see below).
The market is not very big but I loved the whole layout and feel of the place and picked up a cloth bag, a pair of flip flops, and cute little tortoise magnets to put on my cubicle board … YaY 🙂
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