Petaling Street is also called Chinatown and is among the most well-known tourist spots in Kuala Lumpur. During nighttimes, a series of stalls arrive to reside in front of pre-war stores, tendering products of all variations from faux leather goods to essential "Dunhill" watches. The location entices numerous locals and visitors looking for bargain merchandises, counting in inexpensive souvenirs, fabrics, shoes and dresses.


The place has dozens of food stalls and restaurants serving local best loved like ikan bakar, curry noodles, asam laksa and Hokkien mee. Traders here are primarily Chinese though there are also Bangladeshi, Malay and Indian traders. It converts itself into a busy and energetic night market when a portion of the road is shut to traffic at around 6pm. 

The street in fact has undergone a total makeover. Broken pavements and uneven roads have disappeared and the large multi-colored umbrellas that secure the merchandises tendered from wooden pushcarts. Today, Petaling Street is sheltered with 2 huge Chinese arches positioned at both streets' ends to welcome tourists and locals. 

This street is also popular for their jewelry stores with their mesmerizing selection of fine jewelry things gorgeously crafted in gold as well as set with priceless gems. 

The original China Town is located at Market Square. As the populace increase, expansion was constricted by river, hills and swamps. High Street at present is popular as Jalan Tus HS Lee and turned increasingly well-known and it was greater in contrast to the other Town and thus they are less inclined being flooded. 

For entertainment, Chinese wayang (opera) was present or bangsawan (Malay theatre). Chinese leaders supplied for the community via foundations, temples, benevolent societies and associations. The more well-off and ornate shophouses were established on Jalang Cheng Lock north nearer the business centre. 

Chinese food connoisseurs would be delighted with the selections here. There are numerous restaurants that you can choose from and a number of them have been there for generations. 

Patrons typically are provided with a menu inclusive of pictures to have an indication how their meal would appear like. 

You should not miss this place because of the great bargains. This is the spot where you can test your skills in bargaining. Try to head here even at daytime and this is surely a must see place for items that you want at bargain costs.

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Address 55 Jalan Petaling, 50000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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