Chinatown / Petaling Street
Petaling Street - KL's very own Chinatown is a hive of sound and
activities. Located at the heart of KL's bustling Chinatown, Petaling
Street is the place to head for those who are interested in experiencing
the excitement of bargaining for their purchases.
Petaling Street is endowed with a distinct character of its own.
Its popular night market is a daily feature. Walk, linger or browse
as the sights and sounds capture one's imagination. Flanking both
sides of this treet are shops selling anything from textiles to
Chinese Herbal medicines.
This is a good place to purchase Chinese artifacts lie igurines,
incense-holders, paintings, joss-sticks and bric-a-brac. Other interesting
items include herbs for traditional remedies and sweetmeats.
Aged craftsmen at work in their shophouses can be seen producing
goods such as lanterns, tinware and calligraphy items along the
streets. Baskets and bouquets of fresh flowers make a refreshing
sight amid the bustle and din of hanggling over prices.
Petaling Street is also known for its jewellery shops with their
fascinating variety of beautifully crafted gold items set with priceless
gemstones. Traders spread out their mats along narrow five-foot
ways, offering brightly coloured trinklets, wall hangings, teapots,
curios and ornaments from India and Myanmar.
Shops here stock a variety of goods from dresses and shoes to fabrics,
costume jewellery, and many more. There are also a number of restaurants
serving authentic regional Chinese cuisine.