Enjoy Pasar Seni Kuala Lumpur Malaysia in Couple Hours – When travel to other city or country, I always try to go to market. Either wet market or cultural market take my interest to visit. I found excitement in those kind of markets since I could see how local’s life. Besides, I might find things that I would not find in the shopping malls such as traditional food, unique souvenirs or delicious food in reasonable price.
When I visit Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia; I love to go to some markets as well. One of my favorite is Pasar Seni or Cultural Market. I believe this market is one of the famous among Malaysian and tourists. Besides this market is easy to reach, Pasar Seni is also clean and air-conditioned.
Usually on the last day of my holiday, I enjoy Pasar Seni Kuala Lumpur Malaysia in couple hours. I always take afternoon flight so I have sometimes to buy souvenirs for my family or friends at home.
Pasar Seni always be my favorite place to buy small gift. I could find things I needed in one place. I got the postcard which I sent out to my friends, small gift for my family, chocolates or something for myself. Only in couple hours, I could get them all.
Refer to its history, Kuala Lumpur’s Cultural Market was a Central Market in Kuala Lumpur. The original Central Market was built in 1928 then in 1980, this market was revamped into handicraft outlets. Currently, this building is listed as one of Malaysia Heritage Sites.
It is easy to reach Pasar Seni Kuala Lumpur. Most of major public transportation pass through this iconic building. Even buses and monorail have a stop nearby. Even though you got lost, you would get information to go to this place easily. Moreover, at most of city map; you will see this building as the icon.
This light blue building has two floors. First floor is dedicated for art and handicraft outlets while at the second floor, you will find a dining area. A food court and some restaurants are ready to serve all the visitors. You do not need to worry about getting sweat since this building is an air-conditioned one.
As a cultural market, Pasar Seni hosts several events according to some annual festivals. The management will decorate the building with colorful and exciting decoration. Some tenants also offers sweet treats, cookies and many more things on Deepavali, Idul Fitri or Christmas.
At some outlets, you need to bargain to get the best price of the stuff you wanted. Especially when dealing with outlets located outside the main building, you have to bargain wisely since some offers you a high price.
I could find pashmina scraft, key chain, t-shirt, saris and other Indian accessories, Chinese decorations and many more. If you wanted to send post card, you do not need to go to post office. Some outlets provides stamps and you could mail it at the mail box at the entrance area.
Open daily at 10:00 – 22:00