Saved from demolition, the original 1936 Central Market was converted into a " festive hall " and in 1986, reopened as the country's foremost Cultural Shopping Centre showcasing the finest local crafts in the country.
Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur where the city was founded, bargains galore can be found within the preserved walls of this landmark.
No longer a "wet market" selling fresh meat, fish & vegetables, the Central Market now houses more than 130 shops, 30 food outlets, 140 small kiosks, an exhibition corner (Sudut Pameran and an outdoor riverside amphitheatre with free cultural performances.
Central Market - the art-deco structure of the Central Market is also a centre for the display and development of Malaysian culture, arts and crafts. There are many performances, demonstrations, and activities offered here, including batik painting, fortune telling, shadow puppet plays, glass blowing, dance classes, art classes, and many others.
Food stalls and restaurants on the upper level provide sustenance and resting places to help recuperate from the stress of shopping sprees. sample local or western food.
During the weekends, at 7.30pm , cultural performances are held.
Central Market is strategically located with road, rail and air transport convenience. Public transportation links Central Market to all major destinations and hotels while KL Sentral rail station which is only 1 1/2 km away provides fast and convinient connection to the KLIA International Airport.
Jalan Hang Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur
Phone: +60 3 2031 0399/7399