Central Market, Kuala Lumpur
This is one of the KL attractions which is very popular and worth visiting.
- Daily 10 AM to 10 PM
- No. 10 Jalan Hang Kasturi, 50050 Kuala Lumpur
- 1300 22 8688
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Quick Facts About Pasar Seni
- the original architect was A C Norman
- it was originally a single storied building with jack roofs and big openings, louvered shading devices and galvanised iron pillars
- aea of building: 58 meters wide by 122 meters deep
- In 1936 it was converted to a Art Deco building with neo-Egyptian step design on the doors, a frieze-like corregated band that runs around the structure and 22 entrances
- In 1970 it was declared a Heritage Site to prevent its destruction
- In 1984 it was almost destroyed during the construction of Dayabumi Complex
- In 1985 it was upgraded into the present Art Deco building to serve as Malaysia's Cultural Market or Pasar Budaya. A good example of adaptive reuse of old buildings
- In 2006 the Annexe Central Market, located behind the main building, opened as an art gallery. You can view cultural performances, artworks and performances by local and international artist throughout the year.
- What's Inside?
- 100 shops
- 30 food outlets
- 124 stalls
- an exhibition center
What is there to do and see?
- The Kuala Lumpur Pasar Seni was, and still is, very
convenient to city dwellers because its proximity
to the Klang Bus Stand or Bas Stand Klang. The Klang Bus
Stand is the hub of feeder bus services for Kuala Lumpur.
It is also very close to the old Kuala Lumpur Railway Station,
today known as the Kuala Lumpur Kommuter Station.
- Marvel at the skylight which runs along the length of the building and the enormous glass panel windows. The Colorex rolled panel windows permits lights through while keeping the heat out, thus keeping you cool.
- Here you'll be able to shop for souvenirs like antique,
curios, batik, pewterware, woodcarvings, gems, dried and
preserved food, local snacks and handicrafts.
- See local craftmen at work doing
- batik paintings
- T-shirts designing
- shoe cobbling
- fortune telling
- Savor our local food in the food court and restaurants.
- Enjoy a stroll along the Pasar Seni
pedestrain mall. Here you'll find interesting street musicians
and buskers performing in the evenings.
- See the antique (and still in use) red colonial postbox, with the British crown and manufacturer's name cast in the metal. The postbox can be found near the south entrance of the Kuala Lumpur Central Market, just before the bridge to Dayabumi Complex.
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