Petaling Street

Petaling Street which includes a city, street scenes and signage
Visit this bustling and vibrant street where fake designer goods sit comfortably alongside steaming noodle stalls.

If architecture and culture have been ticked off, and bargain-hunting is next on your list, make your way to the iconic Petaling Street, the city’s popular pedestrian area. This bargain shopping mecca is a stone’s throw from Merdeka Square and is easily accessible on foot.Petaling Street is a veritable explosion of colour and noise where tourists and shrewd locals collide. The stalls that flank the main thoroughfare are bulging with counterfeit merchandise, from bootleg DVDs and fake designer goods to imitation jewellery and more. It’s always a good idea to poke your nose behind the main stalls to see what other hidden gems lurk in the walkways and back alleys – you never know what treasures you might discover! Haggling is the order of the day here and any bargain hunter worth their salt has the perfect opportunity to put their skills into practice. In fact, it’s expected, so don’t be shy.Once you’ve had your fill of verbal wrestling, take a moment to sit back and observe the chaos of the crowds as they jostle and sway in a human wave.If there is one thing Petaling Street has in spades, it's dozens of restaurants and stalls selling delectable cuisine. Noodle lovers will be spoilt for choice with the range of tasty dishes on offer here. Head over to any of the hawkers to sample some of the local favourites which include laksa, a spicy noodle soup, and the flavoursome and tender hokkien mee.Traditional Chinese food and Cantonese style chee cheong funalways get a thumbs up but, if you really want to treat yourself, wriggle through the crowd to Sze Ngan Chye, right in the middle of the street. This stall has been trading here for over fifty years and the succulent roasted duck is the best you're ever likely to taste.The energy here is electric, infectious and somewhat exhausting so, if it all becomes too much, it’s good to know that Petaling Street is within easy reach of far calmer tourist attractions such as the Moorish Jamek Mosque and Sri Mahamariamman Temple.

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Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, 50088
The price is RM368 per night from 2 Mar to 3 Mar
RM368
per night
2 Mar - 3 Mar
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Reviewed on 31 Jan 2023

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Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, 50088
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The price is RM765 per night from 27 Feb to 28 Feb
RM765
per night
27 Feb - 28 Feb
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 4 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in ...
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Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur
Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
11 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, 50250
The price is RM400 per night from 3 Mar to 4 Mar
RM400
per night
3 Mar - 4 Mar
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Reviewed on 3 Feb 2023

Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur
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Swiss-Garden Hotel Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur
Swiss-Garden Hotel Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur
4 out of 5
117 Jalan Pudu, Kuala Lumpur, 55100
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Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, 50088
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Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur
Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
11 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, 50250
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Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, 50088
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JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur
JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
183 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Wilayah Persekutuan, Kuala Lumpur, 55100
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Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Hilton Kuala Lumpur
5 out of 5
3 Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, 50470
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Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur Managed by Banyan Tree
Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur Managed by Banyan Tree
5 out of 5
170 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, 55100
Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur Managed by Banyan Tree
Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral, a Marriott Hotel
Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral, a Marriott Hotel
4 out of 5
No 5, Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, 50470
Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral, a Marriott Hotel
Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown
Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown
4 out of 5
NO 2 JALAN BALAI POLIS, Kuala Lumpur, 50000
Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown
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