Dive into Malaysian Culture & Heritage
Central Market Kuala Lumpur is a cultural, artistic, and craft centre in the heart of the city. Central Market Kuala Lumpur, a building of significant historical value, has evolved from its humble beginnings as a wet market in 1888 to a delightful destination for tourists, shoppers, and art enthusiasts. Central Market is home to a plethora of shops selling genuine handicrafts, traditional Malay Batik merchandise, and memorable souvenirs.
It is a must-see destination that provides visitors with a one-of-a-kind shopping experience where they can enjoy local handicrafts, textiles, souvenirs, collectibles, and local snacks. There are three zones—Lorong Melayu, Lorong Cina, and Lorong India—have stalls highlighting Malaysia's three major races.
Explore the shops to learn about different cultures and heritages that originally a wet market but long gone are the smelly butcher and fishmonger stalls to be replaced by essential oils, batiks, textiles, pewter ware, durian fruit products, arts and collectables. It is not just a retail experience but also a heritage experience offering a wonderful visual treat and appreciation of Malaysia heritage and architecture in a glance as they step into its doors.