Central Market in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Central Market of Kuala Lumpur was established in 1888 as a major hub for merchants selling meat, fish and produce (wet market). The current structure, called Pasar Seni, was built in 1937. Its Art Deco design seems incongruent with the surrounding architecture. However, the style was popular around the world beginning in the late 1920s and extending into the late 1930s. The 350 stalls inside Central Market display predominately arts, crafts and clothing aimed at tourists. The merchandise reflects three cultures: Malay, Indian and Chinese. There are also a few eateries worthy of a snack on the second floor.

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Central Market, Jalan Hang Kasturi, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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