February 17, 2007

Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur


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Pamelo anyone?

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Petaling Street or Jalan Petaling in Malay, is a Chinatown located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Chinese Malaysians call it Chi-Cheong-Kai in Cantonese. It is infamous for pirated clothes and accessories along with bootleg DVDs and CDs. Petaling Street however does not exclusively offer pirated products. Haggling is a common sight here and the place is usually crowded with locals as well as tourists. The area has dozens of restaurants and food stalls, serving local favourites such as Hokkien mee, ikan bakar (barbequed fish), asam laksa and curry noodles. Traders here are mainly Chinese but there are also Indian, Malay, and Bangladeshi traders.

One popular item sold here is watches, with nearly ⅓ of the traders here selling this item.

Located behind Petaling Street is a 3-star Swiss Inn Hotel. Also near there is a Chinese bookshop and a few stalls selling Chicken Rice and Noodles. A small longan stall is also located there.

Nearby is Masjid Jamek, an old mosque of Moorish architecture while a tourist spot known as Central Market is within walking distance. Also nearby are the Pasar Seni LRT station of the Kelana Jaya Line and the Maharajalela Monorail station.

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2 comments:

Nightraveller said...

Nice pictures, make me realize how much I have missed KL!

Enjoy the CNY moment! Gong He Fatt Choy!

Eddie said...

yah really love ur pictures!!
i makes me missed Malaysia.
Malaysia is beautiful. or your Nikon is too good?