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- 98%Budget Travelers
- 92%History Buffs
- 90%Local Culture
- 68%Art & Design Lovers
- 59%Nightlife Lovers
User Reviews (60 Reviews)
- Petaling StreetMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 4Aug 23, 2013
Petaling Street is one of the cool night markets that you can go. Central Market is nearby. If you are into arts and crafts, and cheap stuff, this is the place to go. Need to take care though, there are a lot of pickpockets here.
- Petaling StreetMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesLuxury Travelers+ 3Mar 09, 2013
Today's Petaling Street, Chinatown KL is more touristy selling tourist twinkets but the fact that it is the original Chinese enclave in KL means the area is also full of history and stories of the original Chinese immigrants and migrant workers' struggle and triumph.Recommended for:History Buffs
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- Petaling StreetMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Sep 16, 2012
If you like being harassed by stall owners and buying cheap Chinese style trinkets, then be my guest and walk into Petaling Street. This is the "Chinatown" of Kuala Lumpur. I walked in here because there was a close internet cafe nearby. I walked past the stalls to get there and was grabbed by guy trying to sell me God knows what.
- Petaling StreetMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Jul 29, 2012
The street is busy and packed with people most of the time.
You can find a ton of imitates here (even pirated DVDs that are illegal) sold by locals and mostly foreigners from country like Myanmar, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia and many others.
Local Chinese food are aplenty here. However, for many first timers and even locals, the surroundings of these food stalls are too dirty for them to finish what is on their plate.
Personally, I don't like it because it can get quite packed sometimes and some stretch of the road will have a strong smell coming from either rubbish piles or clogged drains.