Central Market was originally a wet market which was built in 1888. Currently, Central Market has been classified as a Heritage Site by the Malaysian Heritage Society and it is now a landmark for Malaysian Culture and Heritage displaying a wide variety of Malaysian Arts and Handicrafts, Batek, Antiques and attractive souvenirs.
Central Market is located at Jalan Hang Kasturi right opposite Pasar Seni LRT station and just a walking distance away from Petaling Street or Chinatown.
Malaysia is well known for multi-racial culture where people of different races live in peace and perfect harmony. Central Market has created a corner to display multi ethnicity and zoned the stalls based on the features of each race. The new zone therefore would consist of 3 lanes: namely the Lorong Melayu, Straits Chinese and Lorong India. The purpose of this new zone is to let the visitors have an insight of the cultural difference of the various races in Malaysia.
There is also a Malacca Jonker street – a street featuring double storey and single storey Baba-Nyonya styled architectural buildings, a Batik Emporium which houses well known designer labels with the best Malaysian made batik items ranging from clothes, shoes, bags to home finishing.
Central Market is a one stop shopping centre for Malaysian products such as handicrafts, art, kebaya, songket, batik and the wide variety of Malaysian cuisine.
Shops at Central Market
IEDET Artist, Art Smart Gallery, The Ricecooker Shop, Architecture Designer, Abd Ghani Ahmad, Arch Prints and Frames, Art House Gallery, Pheng Art Corner, AP Art Gallery, Si Yuan Gallery, Leader Potrait Artist, Success Potrait, Asthana Arts Dance Studio, THEY Art Studio, Suria Potrait Centre, T-Square Trading, Ronnie ‘My Art Pieces’.
Batik and Songket
FES Creations, MZN, Koleksi Melayu, Batik Nusantara, Khalid Batik, Sri Inai Collection, Tuah K.T.C., Butik Batik Teraju, Ilham Batik, D’Bunga Batek Collection, Emmer Zecna(EMZN), Faruzzi, Zakir Batik, Grace Silverline Craft, Siva Batik Collection, De’hartes boutique, Kampung Batik, Songket Sutera Asli, Fine Batik, NAP Batik, Usaha Maju, Anjung Rias.
Fashion Accessories, Bags and Shoes
Just Nice Trading, DG 10 Busters, DG 12 Cantikraft, Baya Timor Aman Sari, NS Craft Resources, Lullu Belle, Carte Bleue, Siva Antique Collection, DG 07 08 F&B Leather Collections, Travellerz, S&M Jewellery, Sakai, Arshad Bin Md ZinNS, Ting Kar Seong, Unique Art of Henna, Modern In, One Coin Bargain, Lucky Nyonya, Chin FS Enterprise, Jewer Enterprise, Kiddy’s Wonder, Milan Station, U Need Concept, Ektatopika Beach Shop, Collezione Boutique, Heritage, Ta Wan Fashion, Professor, Escapade, Loh Tim Kee, Ferelle.
Food and Beverages
Old Town Kopitiam, King’s Confectionery, Secret Recipe, Mahnaz Food, Sri Anang, Fresh and Best, Precious Old China, Ginger Restaurant, Famous Amos, Malay Tea House, Restaurant Annexe.
Gifts and Sourvenir
Kindly, Tuah KTC, S&J Gifts, Vanity Fair Ent., DG 11 Canaans Gift, CT Mixed antique International, Actop Ceramic Crafts, CM Star Collections Ent, House of Silver, KL Handicrafts, UA Gifts & Sourvenirs, Modeston Sdn Bhd, Sri Timur, Kraf Seri Tanjung, Cottage World, Sawasdee, MZN Handicrafts & Souvenirs, Fatuna Gallery, KL Idea Craft, May Souvenir, SAM Souvenirs, Memories Cities Enterprise, Raveens Handicraft, Yang / Aisya Souvenir & Craft, Zakir Craft, NJ Craft & Souvenir, Magnetoz, Fikar Craft, Peninsular & Borneo Art, M Empat Tiga A, Kelantan Silverware, Sabah Borneo.
Arch Collection, Actop Craft, Nobel Galaxy, Tenmoku Trading, Asli Craft, Dodo Art & Craft, Log Art Gallery, Kia Klemeng, Carpenter Tan, Amboss Kraft, Ali bin Selamat, Fajar Kraft, Warisan Craft, Rhino Art & Design, Saracraft.
Health and Beauty
Perfume Habiby, Nirmala Sari, Lee Cosmetics, Bee Museum, Asian Secrets, Genesis Step, D’ molly Saloon, Puteri Ledang, Tanamera.
Hobby, Antiques and Collectibles
Collectable, Grand-Father’s Collection, U-02, Kheng’s Antique and Collectible, Ta Wan Gallery, Wau Tradisi (For U Handicrafts and Sourvenirs), MING Antique Gallery, Sri Malaya 1957, Game Corner.
Zulazis, Masmia Craft, Copper Art, Indus Heritage, Mombai Touch, Boostan Craft Gallery, Native Gallery, Red Shop, Faruzzi Craftique, Zuhairah Abdul Ghani, Kraf Unique, Ndevo Arts & Crafts, Pacific BayG, The Heritage Gallery, Bamco Crafts, Soon Ying Enterprise.
Jewellery and Timepieces
Borneo Pearls, Mansay Vantage Point, Po Lai Gyam, Sapphire Time, WK Time & Jewellery, Uniques Jewellery, Swartz Creation, Habib Jewels, Beauty Gems, WK Gallery, WK Clock House.
Aware Enterprise (IT shop), Toy Shop, Trendactive Cellular, NY Music, Book Center, My News.com.
Services and Facilities
Nailz’ Artist, R.M. Commerce S/B (Money changer), Espres Associates S/B, Jasa Masyhur S/B (Money changer), Central Photo’s Inn, Master Chin Palm Reading, City Eyecare Centre, CIMB Bank, Cute Fish Spa, Cam World.
T-shirts and Custom-made Souvenirs
Engraving, My Printing, Screen Air Design, Janggut Printing, KB Tiga Tujuh, Unblock Apparel, Rona Resources, Dan Village, Kaya Grafik S/B, L Tham Trading, Harrier 44, OKR Combination, Joemmy Enterprise, Everland Artwork, My Art & Design, Warisan Mas Perak, Soft Enterprise, First Lucky shop, Jari Manis, U-24, Dreamer, Rosamriza Enterprise, Rebung Craft, Craft Creative, UAG Arts and Crafts, Impian Unik Niaga, Canaan’s Gift, Craft Creative.
How to get to Central Market
Putra LRT – Light Railway Transit
Pasar Seni Station is right opposite of Central Market.
Star LRT – Light Railway Transit
Masjid Jamek Station is within 15minutes walking distance to Central Market.
KTM Komuter train
5 minutes walking distance from Kuala Lumpur Station.
There is a taxi stand in front of Central Market and at Medan Pasar (near to the Central Market Annexe).
Rapid KL Bus
B102, B105, B110, B112, B113, U40, U41, U49, E4, U60, U63, U64, U65, U66, U67, U68, U69, U70, U71, U72, U73, U74, U75, U80, U81, U84, U85, U87, U88.
KL Hop-On Hop-Off tour bus
This City Tour Bus stops at the station right opposite Central Market.
Central Market Sdn Bhd
No. 10, 1st-3rd floor,
Jalan Hang Kasturi,
50050 Kuala Lumpur,
Tel: +6(03)2031 0339 / +6(03)2031 5399 / +6(03)2031 7399 / +6(03)2031 9399
Tel: +6(03)2274 6542 / +6(03)2274 2757 ( Information Counter )
Fax: +6(03)2032 2399