Central Market or Pasar Seni
Posted by anak wilayah on January 2, 2010
Central Market or Pasar Seni, is a great place to shop for Malaysian arts and crafts, souvenirs, antique weaponry, antique jewellery, songkets, batik fabric, wayang kulit (shadow puppets) and ceramics
There is an exciting range of 120 quaint shops featuring traditional arts and crafts from gold embroidery to silverware, pottery, pewter, batik, songket, Chinese painting, silk, Nyonya Baba antiques, keris, kites, wood craft, carvings, souvenirs and many more.
The range of products have evolved overtime to reflect more and more of the Malaysian artisans’ skills and traditions. Complementing the leisurely, charming ambience of Central Market are portrait painters. fortune tellers and palmists who will make your visit much more memorable.
The history of Central Market goes back to 1888 when the location where it stands was used as an open wet market. The current building structure was constructed in 1930s. In 1980s, the property underwent extensive renovation. However, the facade was untouched to retain the old charm of the yesteryears.
Central Market is a must-visit centre of culture, arts and handicrafts for visitors and tourists. Its extensive mix of quaint, charming shops selling all sorts of traditional craft and antiques make it a natural draw on tourist and foreign dignitaries seeking a little experience of the Malaysia heritage.
For more information on, please contact:
Central Market Sdn Bhd
Jalan Hang Kasturi,
50050 Kuala Lumpur
Tel : 03-2031 0339/9399
Fax : 03-2032 2399
Opening Hours: 11.00am – 10.00pm