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Exploring Chinatown - Sentral

In the old areas of Kuala Lumpur, before the KLCC came along Chinatown was the epicentre of the city. It is still an active area full of traditional markets selling everything from food to wood work handicrafts, although not the hubbub it once was or the same as KLCC. There are still lots of colonial buildings here, giving the area an added air of historical importance.


Accommodations near Chinatown - Sentral

There is a range of options for all travelers. The most popular hotel in Kuala Lumpur is the The Longhouse Travellers Inn - Hostel, which has been booked 5 times from our Hotels.com verified guests. Our guests also highly recommended Mingle Hostel Kuala Lumpur in Kuala Lumpur as it has been reserved 5 times.


Sightseeing near Chinatown - Sentral

- Central Market


Central Market has been running since 1888 and is part of the cities heritage and culture and is literally adorned in the Malaysian flag. The iconic blue facade building has served as a prominent landmark in colonial and modern day Kuala Lumpur. Over two floors, the market offers handicrafts, locally made clothing, batiks, woodwork, jade and antiques. During the weekends, there are also performances of theatre and dance held here. It is also very near to KL Sentral station.


- Petaling Street


Enter under the welcoming red and green Chinese sign, covered in red Chinese lanterns, into the realm of Jalan Petaling (Jalan meaning street) in Chinatown. Here you’ll find bustling street market stalls selling everything from food to budget handicrafts and souvenirs all undercover from the heat and rain. Chinese lanterns and Malaysian flags are strung above your head, just in case you forget where you are. Come night time and the market is transformed into an even busier night market. Visit the Peter Hoe Beyond Boutique for colorful home wares and clothes.


Transportation near Chinatown - Sentral

Kuala Lumpur has a fairly comprehensive public transport system. Those staying in either the old and new city centres are fairly covered by the various train lines running here. There are three LRT lines as well as a monorail serving many stops throughout this commercial district. To get to the Petronas Towers, simply hop on the LRT Kelana Jaya line and get off at KLCC. The station is located below Suria KLCC, the shopping mall at the base of the towers.


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