This article will show you how to get to Central Market from KL Sentral. Central Market Kuala Lumpur (a.k.a Pasar Seni) is one of the must-visit tourist attractions located just a few minutes away from Petaling Street. It was founded in 1888 and originally used as a wet market, while the current Art Deco style building was completed in 1937. It has been classified as a Heritage Site by the Malaysian Heritage Society and it is now a landmark for Malaysian culture and heritage.
KL Sentral to Central Market (Pasar Seni)
The best way to reach Petaling Street (Chinatown KL) is to take the Kelana Jaya Line LRT Train from KL Sentral to Pasar Seni LRT Station (towards Gombak direction). The one-way LRT ticket from KL Sentral to Pasar Seni is RM1.30 and the LRT train journey is about 4 minutes.
|LRT Route||KL Sentral – Pasar Seni|
|Total journey||4 minutes|
|LRT train frequency||3 – 15 mins|
Pasar Seni LRT Station is only one station away from KL Sentral (towards Gombak direction).
Walking from Pasar Seni LRT Station to Central Market
Upon arriving at Pasar Seni LRT Station from KL Sentral by LRT train, exit the station and walk along Jalan Hang Kasturi heading to the north direction for about 350 meters (5 minutes) and you will reach Petaling Street.
What to expect in Central Market?
The Central Market Kuala Lumpur is arranged in a stall concept, representing the traditional market that has existed in Kuala Lumpur since the 1800s. Travelers can scroll through the many sections that exist within the Central Market, from the Lorong Melayu, Straits Chinese, and Lorong India which is located on the west wing. The second floor hosts a food court, offering an array of food.
The merchandise sold here is cheap and traditional goods such as batik, embroidery carvings, souvenirs, and sculptures. The Batik Emporium houses well-known batik designer labels, while outside local artists painting renderings of the busy street or impromptu song-and-dance performance take place.
Central Market Kuala Lumpur (Pasar Seni) Gallery