Petaling Street

Kuala Lumpur Travel Guides / September 22, 2016
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Petaling Street in Chinatown is a place to experience a fun shopping time. Just like any Asian street market, this shopping venue is full of merchandise and food. The fun comes from hunting for something we already know or haven’t known yet and testing our haggling skill.

This place is notorious for selling counterfeit products. It is up to you to have an interest in it or just ignore it.

Petaling Street becomes more and more vibrant after dark. Many of its restaurants are open till late, making it an ideal place to have fun at night.


  • Lively Chinatown shopping street with a touch of culture: A stroll along this street is a chance to soak up the local atmosphere. Chinese trading culture, red lanterns, and an exciting crowd give us a thrilling start. If you like street shopping, you will have a fun time searching for something to buy there. Low price clothing, shoes and accessories are the most popular products. But worth-buying things must be souvenirs.
  • Street food mecca: Shopping is just the beginning; the soul of the show there is Chinese food. We can’t get enough of them in one visit because the choices are abundant. Here are the best bites to choose from: Dim sum at Yook Woo Hin, hokkien mee and chee cheong fun at Kim Lian Kee, roasted duck at Sze Ngan Chye, soya bean at Kim Soya Bean, Hainanese chicken rice at Kam Kee, Wanton noodles at Koon Kee, and porridge at Hon Kee.

What are on offer: Souvenirs, fabrics, clothing, accessories, imitation goods, and street food.

Opening hours: Daily 09:00 – 23:00

How to get there
It is accessible by LRT through the Pasar Seni or Masjid Jamek Station, KTM Komuter through Kuala Lumpur Station, or Monorail through the Maharajalela Station.

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